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For me the Lake District, Cumbria, is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I love the diversity of scenery; from lakes to high fells this place has it all!
There are numerous places to stay and the Langdale hotel and country club is one of my favourites. Our family first discovered the place about 5 years ago when we were self catering in a house nearby. Part of the package was free membership to the Langdale country club and all its facilities. We loved it so much we decided to splash out and treat ourselves to a stay in the hotel. Since then we have stayed on about 6 occasions.
The country club forms part of the hotel building. There is a lovely restaurant known as Purdy's, next to the main reception area where breakfast and dinner are served every morning and evening.The reception area is very plush and sets the scene for what you can expect from this hotel. There are 2 small bars serving a good range of (expensive) drinks. There is a cosy lounge with log fire for the winter months.
A long corridor leads to the country club and another bar, restaurant and café area. This is very convenient if you have a room within the main hotel building!The accommodation.
We have stayed in several different rooms and can recommend them all!
Each room has full en suite facilities with good-sized baths and showers. The bed has always been huge and comfortable. It is possible to have adjoining rooms if you have children. We always take our own travel cot, as like many hotels there is a charge if you use theirs.
Many of the rooms have lovely views, my favourite are the rooms with fell views.There is a small car park outside the main hotel and very limited parking outside most of the other buildings. I would recommend you park near to the main hotel and carry your bags the short distance to your room as you may get blocked in!
Eating and drinking
Purdy's menu is very extensive and changes frequently. It is certainly not cheap with starters ranging from about £6 and main courses from about £ 12 for a pasta dish. A Traditional roast costs around £19. The food is really good and the service excellent. There is a good children's menu on offer with more than the usual choice often-found on children's menus.
Breakfast is a very generous affair with a huge choice on offer. It is served buffet style although you can order porridge, poached eggs and other dishes to be freshly cooked. On one occasion I complained the orange juice had a definite fizz to it! This was quickly replaced with lots of apologies!The country club and other facilities.
There is a small gym with the usual equipment next to the country club reception area. It is possible to get a personal fitness plan drawn up for yourself. There is an extra fee for this and I'm not sure what this is.There are several squash courts next to the gym. Again a fee is required. These can be booked at the reception.
There is a soft play area for children under 6. This is quite small but seems to please my 3 year old! I think a bit more effort could be made with this area. It is handy as a place to sit with a drink whilst your little ones play for half an hour!There is a room with a pool table and table tennis table too.tennis court about 5 minutes away from the Langdale estate. The court is a bit rough but has a fantastic backdrop!
After you exercise there is a café and restaurant upstairs (as mentioned earlier). You can buy both soft and alcoholic drinks. On fine evenings it is lovely to sit outside on the terrace.The grounds of the hotel and country club are lovely. There is a large children's playground if your youngsters still have any energy!
There is a beauty salon offering a whole range of treatments again details from reception.Beyond the boundaries…
Finally the cost! This hotel is not cheap. Prices for 2006 are £65 per person per night mid week (sun-thurs)£85 per person per night at week-ends (fri-sat). The rate includes breakfast. There is a reduction for children sharing their parents bedroom.
However there are often special offers to be had so it is worth phoning them on 015394-37302 or visit their website at www.langdale.co.uk.
There are no pets allowed anywhere on the Langdale estate.
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