Tucked away in Lyth Valley among the ebbing streams of the Lake District, Damson Dene Hotel was designed in order to offer solace away from city bustle. Local attractions are in abundance with the nearby Lake Windermere, where a cruise may be enjoyed, while guests may practice their swing on the Windermere Golf Course, sitting a 10-minute drive away.
This country retreat features an array of cosy rooms including a selection of four-poster bedrooms with spa baths. All rooms are fitted with en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with Freeview channels and hospitality trays.
The on-site facilities include a restaurant serving up a full English breakfast and a range of hearty meals made with fresh ingredients from the hotel’s own garden.
Starters include: truffled Jerusalem artichoke soup | roasted red pepper and tomato soup | balontine of Lake District smoked salmon with herb leaves, shallots, capers and sweet vanilla oil | salad of Lancashire beetroot with Five Mile Town goat cheese, leaves, pine nuts and balsamic beetroot dressing | local pork three ways with slow roasted belly, pancetta, apple and honey mustard sauce | home-smoked Gressingham duck with pineapple and citrus salad
Main courses include: butter-roasted Cumbrian turkey with pigs in blankets, roasted and mashed potatoes, apricot and chestnut stuffing and seasonal vegetables | braised daube of beef with mashed potatoes, beetroot, horseradish and carrots | seared Scottish salmon fillet with crushed new potatoes, spinach and leek and mushroom fricassee | haunch of Lyth venison with potato and bacon rosti, red cabbage and celeriac | locally shot pheasant breast with fondant potato, roasted winter vegetables and carrot puree | vegetable strudel with tomato confit and buttered savoy cabbage
Desserts include: banana and chocolate cheesecake with chocolate ice cream | own recipe sponge cake with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream |strawberry and vanilla crème brulee with shortbread | winter spiced fruit crumble with vanilla ice cream
Groupon’s Guide To Lake District
Protected since 1951, Lake District National Park provides travellers with a patchwork of lakes, valleys, woodland and fells suitable for experiencing the great outdoors.
Visitors may take a lakeside wander or enjoy a refreshing walk, while relaxing boat trips can be enjoyed on Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. After a leisurely bike ride down country lanes or a day-long hike, holidaymakers may explore ancient sites including the Roman Forts, Lowther Castle or Muncaster Castle, home to the World Owl Centre. Relaxing moments may also be spent touring small craft breweries, exploring the Laurel and Hardy Museum or sampling hearty dishes at one of the countryside pubs.