Driving to the lakes from our home in Manchester we found sign posts in abundance for this popular national park found in Cumbria known as the Lake District.
This place of natural beauty doesn’t disappoint visitors, offering weather variations that ensure you get the opportunity to wear all that trendy trekking gear.
We booked three nights in Newby Bridge at a recommended guest house called Hill Crest.
On arrival we were met by Jane who showed us to our room.
Check-in here is 4pm and on arrival Jane provided a welcome cup of tea, scones, jam and cream in the conservatory.
There is also a delightful lounge with games, tv and relaxing sofas.
Hill Crest has three rooms that are well appointed, restful and tastefully furnished.
The bed in the ‘blue room’ was top quality with freshly smelling laundered cotton sheets.
Our room had a double dormer roof so that we could look out the front and back.
In fact our view included being able to see the local steam engine pulling carriages in the direction of Windermere.
Our room had reading lamps, tv, hairdryer, hot drink facilities and two delightful armchairs.
There were even dressing gowns and slippers provided.
The bathroom was small but compact and offered an essential good hot shower, a toilet and a sink. Thick white towels added to the luxury feel.
We enjoyed our stay here at Hill Crest with Jane asking for our breakfast choice before we retired for the night.
Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was delicious with Jane’s own smoothie concoction and eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce worthy of a repeat performance.
Our room also had white louvre blinds rather than curtains. We found out after the first night that they should be lifted up to create a blackout.
Overall there was little not to like about this friendly 5* guest house.
If you want more info or want to book check out the site here.