*Gifted Stay - as part of a press trip with Range Rover*
The Lake District is one of my favourite places, and while most flock to Ambleside and Windermere, I love the quiet and beauty of Ullswater, and Another Place, The Lake hotel is perfectly placed to as a great base to explore the area, whether you walk, cycle, kayak, sail or like to paddleboard, as it is set within 18 roamable acres of secluded grounds, and has its own private jetty.
With stunning lake views, Another Place is a family and dog-friendly hotel that has relaxation at the heart of it, starting with its cosy, yet quirky, country-inspired interiors, which instantly makes you feel at home as soon as you walk in. It has 40-rooms, so it isn’t tiny, but you won’t find yourself fighting to get a comfortable chair around the communal areas, as there are a lot of little nooks to sit down and chill, read a book, catch up with friends, play a boardgame, or just do nothing and take in the incredible surrounds of the Lake District.
One of the big draws for this hotel, after the location, has to be its impressive 20m infinity pool, which looks out over Ullswater and the fells beyond, even in winter when the weather isn’t that nice, this view is still spectacular and getting to enjoy it while staying warm in the heated pool. Feeling adventurous, head outside and enjoy the hot tub – perfect for romantic star-gazing, but maybe best when it is a little warmer.
The hotel also offers a spa, great after a long walk in the Lake District. It has two treatment rooms (one of which is a double) and a full range of treatments including manicures, pedicures, massages, body scrubs, wraps and facials.
There are two food options, the more formal Rampsbeck restaurant, which offers dishes inspired by the local region, with Herdwick lamb, Morecambe Bay shrimp and Cumberland sausages on the menu. While The Living Space is more relaxed, offering more pub-grub style meals, like burgers and fries, mussels, salads, and doorstep sandwiches. This is also where the bar is and it has a great range of gins.
Another Place – My Room
There are two sides to Another Place, with hotel rooms found in the Georgia House as well as the contemporary wing, and there
My Better room was in the contemporary wing and had an amazing partial lake view with garden access through the patio doors. It had a double bed, a seating area with two armchairs, perfectly set up to look out onto the fells, as well as a cute tea and coffee station complete with a Stanley flask to use while staying, which is very thoughtful in winter, and a nice size bathroom with white floor-to-ceiling tiles.
My room was comfortable and nicely decorated, I loved the pop of colour, the quirky additions of the flask, as well as the sheepskin, draped armchairs to relax in. Perfectly big enough for two for a couple of nights.
While I was here on a press trip, I did ask the hotel and double rooms are from around £180.
Another Place – Breakfast
Breakfast is served in the formal Rampsbeck restaurant, which becomes an open pantry, with freshly squeezed juices, fruit, yoghurt, muesli and cereals, and you can also help yourself to a full cooked English, including vegetarian options, while chefs will also whip you up an omelette or make you some delicious porridge.
The thing I got excited most about though had to be the waffle irons, yep, you can make your own waffles using the easy instructions and pre-made batter. I don’t know why but they always taste better when you’ve made them yourself, and it was so yummy swimming in maple syrup with fruit.
Is Another Place Dog-Friendly?
While I didn’t take Falcon for my visit to Another Place, I did see a number of cute pooches enjoying the hotel. You can take your dog with you in 16 of the rooms, as well as both of its family cottages, plus your dog can also accompany you in The Living Space, as well as on the terrace. Plus, there are dog walks right on the doorstep as well as 18 acres of parkland to play in.
You can take a maximum of two dogs per room, charged at £15 per night for the first dog and £5 per night for an additional dog.
I think Falcon would love this place, so I can’t wait to return with him.