Brimstone is a stunning new boutique hotel within the grounds of the fantastic Langdale estate. We stayed in one of the mezzanine suites, which had a wood-burner in the lounge, a separate double bath downstairs, a large en-suite upstairs and an enormous super-king-sized bed. The large balcony was a bonus. Breakfast is delivered to the room at no extra charge and is superbly cooked and presented. If you prefer, you can take breakfast in the 2 AA rosette Purdey's restaurant, which also serves great food in the evenings. In the reading lounge of Brimstone, complimentary drinks and and snacks are available all day. This includes wine, local beers, lager, coffee and tea. Nothing is too much trouble for the friendly, highly efficient staff. In the public area. there is an excellent spa with swimming pool and another restaurant, called the Terrace, which overlooks the pool and serves top-quality Mediterranean-style food. This restaurant also has a delightful large conservatory attached. In addition there is a cosy bar( alongside a small pool with a wooden waterwheel) called Hobson's, which has a log fire and serves lighter meals but you can just go in for a drink if you wish. There is no need to book a table here and service was quick and friendly. We enjoyed fish and chips here and the fish was the freshest we have had. As if this wasn't enough, the hotel also runs a fabulous traditional pub, outside the grounds in the village of Chapel Stile.This is a short walk from the hotel and serves excellent local beers and ever-changing guest beers in addition to top-quality food. Add to this the stunning scenery with some of the best walking anywhere and you begin to see why the holiday press are hailing Brimstone as the top hotel destination in Europe. We have already booked to return in the Spring!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brimstone is the first development of its kind in the Lake District offering boutique luxury hotel suites and rooms. The contemporary and innovative design blends seamlessly with the stunning Lakeland landscape and extensive spa and restaurant facilities on the Langdale Estate. The Brimstone experience includes outdoor equipment from Berghaus and a reading room with complimentary refreshments, beer, wind and snacks all day. ... more less