Your North West Wedding - February/March (Issue 78)

THE OLD ENGLAND HOTEL & SPA, LA23 3DF 01539 487 894 | Set in its own gardens, The Old England Hotel & Spa provides stunning views over the fells and beyond. There are on-site jetties that lead onto Windermere Lakefront, which provides a fabulous backdrop for those all-important photographs. This former Edwardian mansion is a mixture of modern and traditional décor, with an award-winning Lakeside Restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Traditionally built with Lakeland Slate, this proud building stands in the centre of Bowness. The main house is in keeping with the period that it was built in, while the Lake Wing addition is a more modern extension that’s draped in seasonal ivy. There’s also an outdoor terrace with seating that’s ideal for drinks receptions or admiring the surrounding countryside. The Old England Hotel & Spa is an oasis of tranquillity with full and half-day spa packages designed to let everyday stress melt away. The Celebratory Spa Day includes access to the spa facilities, pool, ice room, sauna, steam room and aromatherapy shower. Couples will also receive afternoon tea, a glass of fizz and either a Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial, Best Foot Forward Treatment or Tranquillity Scalp Massage. Celebrate in style The Garden Suite is a charming room with picture windows overlooking the gardens and Lake Windermere with a neutral décor throughout. It’s capable of holding 120 guests for the ceremony and 70 for the reception. Intimate celebrations take place in the magnificent Bay Room which is full of natural light and can accommodate 20 loved ones throughout the day and 16 in the evening. We love... The venue offers the happy couple a complimentary menu tasting and overnight bed and breakfast. SILVERHOLME MANOR, GRAYTHWAITE ESTATE, LA12 8BA 01539 531 248 | Silverholme Manor is a traditional Georgian manor house surrounded by extensive grounds with lawns rolling down to the lakeside and stunning views of Lake Windermere. This elegantly-furnished property is the perfect combination of original character and modern comfort. The venue is licensed for ceremonies in The Coach House, the Dining Room and the Library, but there is also the option of having an outdoor service on the patio, with panoramic views of Lake Windermere. NEW HOUSE FARM, CA13 9UU 07841 159 818 | Dating back to 1650, New House Farm is a Grade II listed property offering breathtaking views of the Lakeland Fells. The venue has a contemporary décor throughout, luxurious fireplaces and on-site bedrooms with roll-top baths and four-poster beds. The happy couple will have exclusive use of the venue, and the on-site accommodation can be reserved. NETHERWOOD HOTEL & SPA, LA11 6ET 01539 532 552 | Netherwood Hotel & Spa is a Grade II listed manor house with landscaped gardens and sweeping views across Morecambe Bay. The hotel is located within landscaped gardens that feature a beautiful topiary, water features and woodlands at the back of the hotel that lead into a National Trust walk. Netherwood is filled with traditional features that are a photographer’s dream such as the twinkling chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, ornate carvings and winding staircases. MACDONALD LEEMING HOUSE, CA11 0JJ 01539 487 894 | Sat majestically at the top of a stone-built external staircase leading down to Ullswater Lake is the grand Macdonald Leeming House. This former Georgian private house is classically decorated with period furniture and 40 light and modern bedroom. The 200-year-old country house is situated within 22 acres of countryside and woodland and boasts award- winning cuisine, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and a small meadow at the bottom of the garden. THE BELSFIELD HOTEL, LA23 3EL 01539 442 448 | Situated within six acres of landscaped gardens and surrounded by the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Lake District is The Belsfield Hotel. Boasting Victorian Italianate architecture throughout and a magnificent glass reception area, this luxurious four-star property combines style and elegance with classic British glamour. Each of its 62 designer hotel rooms feature attractive décor, elegant furnishings and delightful fabrics. ASKHAM HALL AND BANK BARN, CA10 2PF 01931 712 350 | Askham Hall is a late 12th century Grade I listed castellated Pele Tower building. The main house was extended in the 1400s with various annexes, and again in the 16th and 17th centuries when it was transformed into a grand Elizabethan mansion. Bank Barn is one of the largest vernacular Cumbrian bank barns ever built. The terraced gardens are Grade II listed and full of stunning features, including colourful terraces and a 230ft long double herbaceous border. lso check out… 21 LAKE DISTRICT VENUES