It is the perfect time for a quick break in the Lake District or perhaps, even a full week away.
There are some tempting deals on self catering cottages around at the moment especially between New Year and Easter. Not only are the fells snow capped but it is lovely and bright and crisp and with just the right amount of quiet. The snow drops are revealing themselves and approaching the end of February and the days are so noticeably longer.
Getting away at this time of year whether for a long weekend or a week holiday, really sets you up for the year ahead. Time to relax, a chance to unwind and take in the scenery of the Lake District in all its glory. The ability to still walk all day whilst it being cool enough to appreciate a real log fire in one of the traditional Lake District inns.
Food wise, well the Lake District is a fully packed larder at this time of year. Game is plentiful and is found on many menus across the county from pigeon to venison and partridge. Wild mushrooms a perfect partner for game can also be found as well as damsons and autumn Lakeland lamb. Real ales from local breweries are getting darker with more notes of coffee and chocolate and make the ideal aperitif to a game casserole or Cumbrian Tatie Pot!
The Lakeland Cottage Company is one such company offering excellent deals on weekend and midweek breaks as well as full week holidays available to book via their website. To browse the cottages available, visit https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/