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Although it’s generally true that there’s nothing like a good holiday to unwind, far too often the break that we end up having turns out to be nothing like a good holiday. The hassles of airport queuing, dodgy accommodation, bored kids and unexpected expenses on foreign holidays can all conspire to undermine any of that precious relaxation you were hoping for. This is one of the reasons for the increase in popularity of the “staycation” in recent years – helping to keep the travel hassles to a minimum and the holiday well within budget.
Combining natural beauty with a little pampering
Another great advantage of holidaying in the UK is the opportunity to discover some of the treasures that make Britain’s landscapes some of the most beautiful in the world. This is why breaks in the Lake District remain perennially popular, thanks to this region of Cumbria’s enchanting mixture of natural beauty and those little luxuries that enhance the relaxing feeling of spending your days out in the midst of England’s largest national park, visiting its many attractions, or simply striding across the hills and beside the lakes themselves.
The Lake District’s Boutique Hotels
An increasing number of visitors to the Lake District are seeking something a little different; a little quirky, when it comes to their choice of hotel. Boutique hotels, offering luxury facilities in a more intimate setting, have achieved a high profile in recent years, and staying at such an hotel can really add to your sense of well-being at the end of a holiday. Luckily, when it comes to boutique hotels Lake District, accommodation here scores very highly, with the warm Cumbrian welcome that the region is famous for at its many lakeside inns and hostelries, boosted still further by the very modern facilities that the lovely olde-worlde buildings conceal.
Feeling the tension ebb away – and stay away
Book into one of these hotels and you can already feel the stress begin to fade – and once you have taken your first stroll in the fresh air of the Lake District, you almost feel reborn. Its boutique hotels are famed for their menus, combining the best of traditional and modern English cuisine, and whether you’ve spent the day hill-walking or at the World of Beatrix Potter, you can be sure that the evening meal will continue to fuel your sense of well-being. For a truly relaxing holiday this year, it really is hard to beat the Lake District.