Twelve of us descended on the unspoilt countryside of the Dalston area in Cumbria for a family reunion, just South of Carlisle, for a Lake District visit. The accommodation was fantastic, the location great and the views just beautiful. Jude, the proprieter, and her husband got it just right with a perfect balance of helpful friendliness and privacy.
Each of the four different cottages / houses we had booked were different but maintained the highest standards of decor, comfort and paraphernalia. There were times I wasn't sure which shower to use next! The communal area was perfect for evening entertainment, surround sound and ipod capability, and whilst we didn't make use of the bar on this trip, we will do when we return.
Ullswater was a stunning 30 minute drive and Windermere a further 30 minutes, but worth the distance (stay away from the M6 and use the winding country lanes instead, you won't be disappointed).
The weekend was over much too soon, and we finished off with a stroll down by the river next to Hall Hills, amongst the sheep and lambs. A brilliant location for kids, parents, grandparents (we covered all three generations) and every one of the party commented to me, the organiser, on the fabulous stay.
In addition, a great price considering the 5 star rating!
Also representing the Northern Ireland contingent who joined us there
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hall Hills is a cluster of 5 4-star and 5-star self-catering cottages that have been given a gold award by Visit Britain. They offer luxurious self-catering in a lovely part of Cumbria close to the Lake District and not far from Carlisle. ... more less