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A massive refurbishment has been completed at a hotel much loved by Lancastrians. Roger borrell went to explore

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Windermere Luxury Break
Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Lake District hotel with a literary history now has a striking new look. Beautiful or just a bit bonkers? Roger Borrell reports

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Luxury Break Windermere
Friday, August 31, 2018

A £10million project has transformed a Victorian hotel into a Lakes spa resort with a brilliant pan-Asian restaurant. Roger Borrell reports.

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Derwentwater Asian Food Luxury Break
Friday, April 13, 2018

A 17th century inn that has its own smokehouse and microbrewery.

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Windermere Luxury Break
Friday, April 13, 2018

An 18th century with a brand new restaurant.

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Luxury Break Kendal
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Gone are the days of basic bed and breakfasts in the Lake District and leading the way in luxury is Nanny Brow in Ambleside. Emma Mayoh reports

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Luxury Break Ambleside
Friday, December 22, 2017

The latest phase of the £10 million Holmes Mill project in Clitheroe is now open for business

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Luxury Break Clitheroe
Monday, December 18, 2017

A weekend in the Lake District is a must-do at least once each season, and Rothay Manor, near Ambleside, offers far more than easy access to the fabulous countryside.

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Luxury Break Ambleside
Friday, November 10, 2017

There was a time when bed and breakfast in a pub could be a rough and ready affair. Fast forward a decade or two and the best inns have rooms that are state of the art and stylish with food comparable to top restaurants.

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Luxury Break
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Rebekka O’Grady experiences a taste of the good life at Brampton’s Farlam Hall.

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Luxury Break
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Autumn is the perfect time for a break in Lancashire or the Lakes. Here are a dozen of our favourites

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Luxury Break Autumn
Friday, July 14, 2017

One of the Ribble Valley’s oldest hotels has had a stylish contemporary make-over, writes Roger Borrell.

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Luxury Break Ribble Valley
Friday, July 7, 2017

Lancashire and the Lake District so many coastal gems so we’ve picked some of the best places to stay when exploring

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Coastal Lancashire Luxury Break
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What is in the plates is as interesting as the food served on them at an award winning Lancashire restaurant and hotel. Sue Riley reports.

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Luxury Break Kirkby Lonsdale
Friday, May 5, 2017

Ambleside’s Rothay Manor has new owners with new ideas and a chef who is creating some culinary masterpieces. Roger Borrell reports.

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Ambleside Luxury Break
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lucy Matthews checked into the four star The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village for the ultimate pamper weekend of relaxation, great food and indulgence.

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Luxury Break Ribby Hall
Friday, April 14, 2017

Whether you’re staying over in the city centre or just spending the day there, an afternoon tea is a welcome addition on a visit to Manchester. We’ve selected six of the best hotels serving up the popular treat.

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Afternoon Tea Manchester Luxury Break
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rebekka O’Grady enjoys a stay at the renovated Trout Hotel in Cockermouth.

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Luxury Break Cockermouth
Saturday, February 25, 2017

You can drink in the views and dine in style at the Sharrow Bay Hotel, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Luxury Break Lake District
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Louise Allen-Taylor was impressed by the £20million facelift at one of Manchester city centre’s most historic hotels

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Manchester Luxury Break
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Enjoy lounging in luxury for a romantic retreat this Valentine’s Day.

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Luxury Break
Monday, January 2, 2017

We head for Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, to get a very pleasant taste of a hotel with a Cheshire connection, writes Louise Allen-Taylor

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Luxury Break Kendal
Monday, November 21, 2016

This 200-year-old structure on the shore of Windermere has been given an amazing transformation.

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Windermere Luxury Break
Friday, October 14, 2016

Dog lovers don’t have to leave their precious pooches in kennels – Lancashire and the Lakes have many top quality hotels that welcome four-legged guests. Jessica Ward reports

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Dogs Luxury Break
Thursday, October 13, 2016

The city centre is rapidly gaining a reputation as a centre for cutting edge pampering.

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Spas Luxury Break Manchester
Friday, August 26, 2016

With its quirky shipping line theme and glitzy decor, 30 James Street is built for adventures, writes Janet Reeder

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Liverpool Luxury Break
Thursday, August 25, 2016

When you choose a hotel you have certain hopes for the comfort of the room, the service from the staff and the quality of the food. The Barton Grange Hotel in Lancashire ticks every box.

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Luxury Break Preston
Friday, June 10, 2016

This Lake District hotel is going to be a big name as word gets around of its excellent culinary offering and hospitality, writes Ray King

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Luxury Break Bowness
Thursday, June 9, 2016

A day walking in the Lakeland hills is a soul-satisfying experience, so finding a modern, luxury country house hotel such as Leathes Head at the end of it adds a sumptuous cherry to an already rich cake. Susan Riley writes.

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Luxury Break Keswick
Friday, May 6, 2016

Enjoy Keswick, an English market town, at one of these six beautiful locations.

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Keswick Luxury Break Derwentwater
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The man who brought you Hipping Hall has created a luxurious fairytale hotel in glorious Grasmere. Roger Borrell reports

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Luxury Break Grasmere
Friday, March 25, 2016

Pull on your Sarah Lund sweater and head for the Lakes to find a chic Scandi-style chic hotel, writes Roger Borrell

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Keswick Luxury Break
Friday, February 26, 2016

Appleby Manor, a gem of a country house hotel, now has a sparkling new spa. Emma Mayoh went to stay

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Luxury Break Eden Valley
Saturday, October 3, 2015

A couple have taken a run-down farmhouse overlooking Ullswater and created one of the north’s most luxurious holiday lets, writes Roger Borrell

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Lake District Luxury Break
Friday, September 25, 2015

A mix of refinement and understatedness are to be found at The Pheasant, writes Sue Riley

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Autumn Lake District Luxury Break
Friday, August 28, 2015

The Lakes have always been known as a peaceful retreat and there are plenty of places you can go to pamper yourself

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Lake District Spas Luxury Break
Friday, August 7, 2015

Cottage in the Wood is a hidden gem in several respects, as Roger Borrell discovered when he ventured into the forest

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Luxury Break Keswick
Friday, July 3, 2015

Rarely prone to exaggeration, Roger Borrell heads for Castle Green in Kendal and finds himself in a different time zone. Sort of

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Kendal Luxury Break
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lancashire Life award winner The Assheton Arms now has a new string to its bow – luxurious bedrooms. Roger Borrell reports. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Downham Seafood Pub Co Luxury Break

Sue Riley winkles out a new place that is shellfish heaven thanks to a former Roux Brothers disciple

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Lake District Luxury Break
Monday, February 23, 2015

This 15th century manor house hits just the right note with fabulous food and luxurious rooms, writes Roger Borrell

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Luxury Break Kirkby Lonsdale
Thursday, January 8, 2015

You just can’t grumble about The Brimstone

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Luxury Break Ambleside

The classic Belsfield hotel on Bowness-on-Windermere has been given a Laura Ashley makeover. The project has combined its traditional charms

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Bowness Luxury Break
Saturday, August 9, 2014

It’s a beer-lover’s dream as Dale Lodge combines a classy hotel with a brilliant pub, writes Roger Borrell

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Luxury Break Grasmere
Saturday, August 2, 2014

This hotel has modern facilities and a swish spa but it’s rooted in the early days of Lakeland tourism. Sue Riley reports

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Bowness Luxury Break
Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Lodore Falls has to be in one of England’s finest hotel locations, writes Roger Borrell

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Luxury Break Keswick
Monday, January 20, 2014

One of the north’s most aristocratic families have turned their ancient home into a remarkable luxury retreat. Roger Borrell reports

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Eden Valley Luxury Break
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Even Sir Roger Moore came in from the cold for a warm welcome at The Lakeside Hotel, writes Roger Borrell

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Luxury Break
Saturday, November 16, 2013

It’s got a shiny new spa, brasserie and function rooms, but the real attraction of Armathwaite Hall in the Lake District goes back centuries

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Luxury Break Keswick
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Plas Maenan Country House benefits from a stunning location in the Conwy valley.

REVIEW BY RAY KING

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