If you like your breaks active, yet relaxed, Another Place offers a true getaway, a haven where you can enjoy all that the Lake District has to offer, from open-water swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking, fishing and sailing to archery, skiing, pony-trekking and walking and cycling trails. You can even climb to the top of Helvellyn, one of England’s highest peaks.
From the people that brought you Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall, Another Place is a world away on the shores of Ullswater, with views of the lake and the fells beyond.
Forty bedrooms of all shapes and sizes are split between the Georgian country house at the hub of this resort with its parquet floors and panelling, the slate-built contemporary wing with its family suites and some exciting ‘outdoor’ accommodation.
If you want to get closer to nature you can stay in cottages in the grounds, in shepherd huts among the rhododendron glades or even a treehouse perched among the oaks.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite in the great outdoors you have three very different places to eat. The Victorian Glasshouse boasts panoramic views of the lake, serving cocktails and pizzas topped with herbs from the kitchen garden. The more formal Rampsbeck has an open kitchen cooking up dishes inspired by the landscape around. Or the Living Space is a relaxed bar where you can lie back on the sofa chatting to other guests while you munch on a burger and sip your gin & tonic.
You can also ease your aching limbs at the Swim Club with has an outdoor hot tub, a sauna, treatment rooms and a 20-metre glass-walled swimming pool flooded with light where you feel a part of the natural world beyond. Take a night swim and bob about beneath the stars, or simply laze in the library with a book or a board game.