After a 6 hour drive we arrived at Windermere. It was too dark to see what our surroundings looked like, but from the smells and sounds I was sure we were in the middle of nowhere, just as I had wanted.
The cabin was cosy, clean and beautifully furnished. It was the perfect amount of cute and rustic. Between the 5 of us, we had 1 single and 2 double rooms, 1 nice looking bathroom, an open plan living room/kitchen… and the best part of all… a hot tub!!!! Yes, we had our very own hot tub, hidden away by some bushes!
In the mornings we’d have breakfast around the table using my grill to fry up a full monty, and in the evenings we’d gather with either a glass of wine or a gin and tonic in the hot tub.
Although we spent time unwinding we also had our good share of adventures. We rode a boat around the largest lake in the Lake District. We trekked up some mountains whilst it was raining and foggy, and we drove around windy mountainside roads in search of small villages and good ice cream. We were also in search of a good ol’ farm, where we ended up in someone’s home by mistake!
It’s pretty easy to look past the UK when in search for a short relaxing break, especially if you’re a travel bug infested Londoner who’s obsessed with ticking off as many countries as possible. But let’s not forget about the beauty that is the English countryside!