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Vogue Holiday Homes

29Dec

Location – Ullswater

The Vouges offer you light, airy, open plan living is complemented by stylish yet comfortable interiors. We love the breakfast bar and the Velux Roof windows add another dimension to the kitchen area.

The lounge features a fireplace with electric fire and sofas to sink into, while the main bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The twin bedroom has the use of a separate family shower room.

Doors from the living room lead out to a decking area with patio furniture and views over the park. There is dedicated parking for one car.

 

Meadowbank Cottage

10Aug

Open all year

Meadowbank Cottage is semi detached and located close to the entrance of the park.  The accommodation is furnished and equipped to a high standard and lounge refurbished for 2018 with the addition of a wood burning stove.  Being all on the ground floor is ideal for those who have difficulty with stairs. The cottage has central heating and comprises:

Dining and lounge area has a log burner, TV, blue ray DVD player and CD player. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The utility room houses the washer/dryer.

The Master double bedroom has a King size bed, while the twin bedroom has two 3′ beds. The Family bathroom features a shower over bath, hand basin, WC and hairdryer. Bath robes and slippers are supplied for adults.

The outside seating area is a real gem, the hot tub boasts fantastic views over the fells and Ullswater. To the rear of the property there is a grassed garden area.

Unfortunately pets are not allowed in this cottage.

Meadowcroft Cottage

09Aug

Open all year
Meadowcroft Cottage is a tastefully furnished holiday cottage sleeping up to six people in three comfortable bedrooms. From wine coolers to wood burners and a hot tub with fell views, this place has all the ingredients for a holiday to remember.

Enjoy a wood burning stove in the lounge and luxurious underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom. In the three bedrooms you’ll find one King size bed, one double and one twin – perfect for larger families. There is also a luxurious family bathroom.

The hot tub is located on your own private patio with those afore mentioned fell views and comfortable garden furniture.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed in this cottage.

Clearwater Lodges

09Aug

Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater
Sleeps: 6

With its rich, warm colour palette, comfortable soft furnishings, and a wide range of features as standard, the great value Clearwater Lodge is the ideal choice for weekend getaways or family holidays.
With a lounge that offers direct access through the sliding patio doors to your outdoor decking with patio furniture.  An incredibly spacious dining area that benefits from windows to two aspects, the Clearwater provides an instant sense of freedom and relaxation.
Sumptuous high street inspired curtain fabrics, generous comfy seating, and the classic oak wood tones of the furniture combine to give this lodge a stylish appeal. The large modern kitchen, which includes a wide variety of optional appliances to meet your requirements, is at the heart of the vast open plan living space.

The bedrooms feature contrasting wood tones to great effect and are perfectly complemented by the striking colours in the curtains. The main double bedroom features a generous walk-in wardrobe space and spacious en-suite shower room. There are also two large twin bedrooms with two single beds in each one. Clearwater 11 has a walk in shower in the bathroom while Clearwater 12 has a bath.

 

Retreat Lodge

09Aug

Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater
Sleeps: 4

As the name suggests,  Retreat Lodge is the perfect environment to retreat to when you want to relax and unwind with woodland views.

Spacious open plan living in a warm and relaxing palette, is complemented by two bedrooms.

The master double bedroom has an en-suite shower room while the twin bedroom has use of the family bathrooms with bath and overhead shower.

There is of course WiFi if you wish to stay connected but there’s also your own private hot tub and decking area complete with patio furniture to enjoy the views and a glass of something…

 

 

 

Jasmine Lodge

09Aug

Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater
Sleeps: 4

The Jasmine Lodge is an extremely sophisticated holiday home. This two bedroom lodge features one kingsize bed with en-suite bath with overhead shower and a comfortable twin room with two 3′ beds.  There is a family shower room plus hairdryer along with plenty of other touches to really make this a home from home,  including a hot tub,  a DVD linked to the TV ensures quality home entertainment, WiFi and the option of changeover of any day. Jasmine Lodge is also pet friendly!

Atlanta Holiday Homes

09Aug

Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater
Sleeps: 4/5

Our two Atlanta Lodges which are both Pet Friendly feature carefully considered elements that come together to create a unique experience, transporting you into a relaxing frame of mind.

The inviting sofa draws you into a lounge area that benefits from and expansive front aspect. High walls, feature media wall and an offset ceiling, create a real sense of volume and space.  With its unique curved work surfaces, the kitchen provides a distinctive focal point to the open plan living space.  High level fan lights and a modern glass panelled door promote a natural brightness to a hallway that leads to the sumptuously appointed bedrooms.

The majestic main bedroom is a real highlight of our Atlanta Lodges. Behind each door, a new secret is waiting to be discovered – be it the large en-suite with the shower or the roomy walk in wardrobe, perfect for storing those holiday essentials.

 

Meridian Lodge

09Aug

Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater
Sleeps: 4

From its striking external appearance to the exquisite features and soft furnishings, the Meridian Lodge is luxury personified. Pet Friendly and the added luxury of a Hot Tub.

Combining opulent living areas with distinctive, contemporary furniture this model offers large open spaces with a fresh, modern appeal.
Opt for the contemporary weave of the Azure upholstery to transform the lounge and dining area into a vibrant living space.
The crisp, clean lines of the fully-featured kitchen are delightfully accentuated by the daylight that streams through the feature windows of the dining area.
With spacious en-suite facilities, and walk-in wardrobes the bedrooms provide the perfect space for holiday relaxation – there’s even an en-suite bathroom.
Quite simply the Meridian Lodge sets the standard for luxury and sophistication. The double bedroom has a TV and an en-suite bathroom with overhead shower family shower room and the twin bedroom has a gazunda bed, which is ideal for guests staying with a baby bringing/hiring a cot.

Holicombe Lodge

09Aug

Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater
Sleeps: 4

The Holicombe Lodge enjoys a quiet yet spectacular position with enchanting views of the surrounding fells and the mountains. The spacious lounge gives way to the terrace thanks to french doors. Here you can watch the ever changing colours of the fells and wonderful sunsets. Ideal for a family holiday at any time of the year. Pet Friendly from 1st March 2019.

The master bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room while the twin bedroom has an adjacent bathroom with shower over the bath.

A truly sophisticated holiday home, Holicombe Lodge features modern, stylish furnishings throughout and gas central heating throughout.  Quite simply, it’s ideal for a family holiday any time of the year.

POPULAR LAKELAND BISTRO CELEBRATES ASTONISHING FIRST YEAR!

09Aug

A recent addition to the Ullswater Valley food scene is celebrating an astonishing first year of business. 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms in Pooley Bridge opened its doors to guests in May 2016 with a flourish of Victorian-inspired chic and a keen young Head Chef eager to make waves on the Cumbrian food scene.

For over 150 years, 1863 has quite literally been a cornerstone of the village. The property is set in the heart of Pooley Bridge, a short walk from the shores of Ullswater. It was built first as the village blacksmith’s and later became the post office. Now reimagined for the 21st century, 1863 features a bar, bistro and seven elegant bedrooms. A family business, they say they enjoy getting the little things just right, welcoming guests back time and again to share in a slice of Lakeland paradise.

Twelve months on and ‘the proof’ as they say ‘is in the pudding.’ Over 10,000 locals and visitors from as far away as Hong Kong and New Zealand have enjoyed dinner in the Bistro while over 3500 have used 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms as a base for a short break to discover the beautiful Ullswater and Eden Valleys and of course the wider Lake District.

Meanwhile, over in the the Kitchen, the team is almost unrecognisable. One year ago, Head Chef, Phil Corrie was holding the fort on his own. Today, thanks to a lot of hard work and skill, Phil (25) is joined by four other chefs with a combined mean age of 19.6 years! Between them they’ve worked with 21 local, regional and national suppliers to create 104 different dishes plus 46 flavours of ice cream and sorbet.  That equates to over seven menus in 1863’s first year, or put another way, one new dish served every three days!

Head Chef Phil commented:
“To have the chance to be involved in a new business venture right from the off is on most Head Chefs’ bucket lists. I’ve enjoyed every moment of the last year and am so proud of all we’ve achieved together. I’ve particularly enjoyed the opportunity to create innovative, seasonal menus using produce that really is as local as it could be – Jean’s fantastic kitchen garden veg, Henry’s pungent mint and my mum’s raspberries!”

When asked what year two holds, Phil’s not resting on his laurels. The young chef and graduate of Kendal College is focussed on building and expanding 1863 Bistro’s reputation both with customers and critics while pushing and developing his young team on the technical front.

Previously known as Elm House Bed and Breakfast, 1863’s owners, Mark and Anne Vause, moved to the area from Blackburn in 2008 and spent eight years running the award-winning B&B. In November 2015, the entrepreneurial couple had already made the ambitious decision to close to undertake a £300,000 refurbishment project and relaunch in early Summer 2016 as 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms. Despite the dreadful storms of Winter 2015/16 and ensuing challenges, the establishment opened on time and on budget in late May.

Mark commented:
“Quite honestly – it’s been astonishing. You always hope that people are going to like what you’ve created but we’ve just been so taken aback at the support and appetite (!) our customers have for 1863. But perhaps beyond the welcome, the food and the rooms, I think maybe they appreciate that we’re a close knit team, we work hard and are constantly looking to the future and ways to make their visits to us unexpected and even more enjoyable.”

With a brand new summer menu out now, a newly expanded wine list due out in early July, two new luxury suites available from late July plus a series of popular Tasting Evenings throughout the year, there’s no sign that the 1863 pace is going to abate anytime soon.

1863 is open year round; the bar opens at 2pm with a ‘Bite to Eat’ menu, the bistro opens at 6pm daily. Booking is strongly advised for the Bistro. To book a table call 017684 86334.
For further information and the latest menu visit www.1863ullwater.co.uk.

ENDS

For further information or images please contact Sam Bunting on
07866 492 891 or at sam_bunting@hotmail.com

Notes to the Editor
• INVITE TO JOURNALISTS: If you’d like to come and review our Bistro, please contact Sam on 07866 492 891 to arrange a suitable time
• A selection of images is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uai1kkqkehl3nzx/AAA4MV4LM_TyAXdwxjhe3zB8a?dl=0
• Mark and Anne Vause are available for interview. Please contact Sam on 07866 492 891 or at sam_bunting@hotmail.com to arrange a suitable time

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear friends of Hillcroft

As the spread of Covid-19 continues apace, we are all in uncharted waters. However, the safety of you - our guests, our owners, our staff and our family - is our top priority. Therefore effective tomorrow Monday 23 March, Hillcroft Park will temporarily close to guests and owners. We will reopen as soon as we are advised it is appropriate and safe to do so.

We will not be taking new bookings for camping, glamping, touring, lodges or cottages for the foreseeable future. If you have a future booking with us between now and 30 April 2020, we will be in touch (please do wait to hear from us – we will get to you!) to offer alternative dates in the next 12 months.