Luxury Break

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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

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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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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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Friday, April 13, 2018

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

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Friday, April 13, 2018

An 18th century with a brand new restaurant.

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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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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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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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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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Saturday, October 28, 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

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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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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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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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

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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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Monday, November 21, 2016

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

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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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Thursday, October 13, 2016

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

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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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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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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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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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Friday, May 6, 2016

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

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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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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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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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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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Friday, September 25, 2015

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

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

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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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Thursday, January 8, 2015

You just can’t grumble about The Brimstone

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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