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4 April 2017

Our Scenic Break in Windermere | Day One

We recently got back from an amazing three day trip to the picturesque Lake District, it is the most beautiful place to visit, with gorgeous winding paths, stunning views and quaint shops and cafe's.

 I wasn't really sure how to write up a post about somewhere that's so breath-taking, words don't do it any justice. Never the less, I wanted to share with you what we got up to, and some recommendations of places to eat and drink, which there are so many amazing places!

Day One

It was an easy journey from the East Midlands, that took us around 3 hours. This may seem like a long time but the drive there provided some spectacular views, that you'd find it hard not to enjoy the trip. We stayed at the adorable Ellerdene B&B, which I will be writing a whole separate review on.  Once we had settled ourselves into the room we took off to explore the shops, and of course, the lake.

The weather was perfect, a proper, sunny, spring day. We pottered along hand in hand, mooching in and out of shops. My favourite's were Daisy Chain and Forget me Not, which sold some stunning home d├ęcor items.

After I had filled my shopping urge we headed on down to Bowness on Windermere to see the lake. It was about a 20 minute amble, passing more beautiful shops and cottages.

All of that walking made for thirsty work, which brings me on to my first, must visit Cocktail Bar, The Fizzy Tarte. If you aren't captivated by it's gorgeous outdoor snug area, then the cocktail list is sure to get your juices flowing.

I had an Elderflower Fizz, which is the perfect cocktail combination for me - Gin, Champagne, Elderflower and Lemon. It was zingy and delicious! Plus it was Happy Hour, which made it go down all the more easily. The super sexy, creamy concoction, pictured next to my Elderflower Fizz, was a Brandy Alexander that my husband ordered. If these alone aren't enough to tempt you, The Fizzy Tarte's also a patisserie! Cake and Cocktails? Yes Please!

The Evening saw us heading to The Lighthouse for some scrumptious pasta. The service was incredible and the food was absolutely delicious. We went all out and even ordered dessert, which I had a Cookie Dough Cheesecake, I cannot even begin to tell you how mouth-wateringly delicious it was. I didn't take my camera out with me at night, but believe me when I say it's a blogger's dream restaurant, with gorgeous marble table tops and a pretty starlit ceiling. I'd also highly recommend the Hansel & Gretel Cocktail!

When we had finished we headed over to a cute pub called Crafty Baa, that had an adorable exterior donned with fairy lights. I ordered another Gin, whoops, and the glass was literally the size of my head. We sat and chatted a while before heading back to our B&B.

Hope you've enjoyed part one of my Lake District Diaries!
Part two to follow soon.


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