Here at Cottage Escapes we’re looking forward to Sunday 22nd March – a whole day dedicated to the appreciation of the special lady in your life that you call mum.
If you’re joining us for a stay in the Lake District this Mother’s Day, here is a quick guide to a perfect day in Windermere, with a little help from Brockhole. Think stunning historical gardens and grounds, views of the Langdale Pikes, an 18th-century mansion filled with culture and a restaurant that serves up “the best Afternoon Tea in Cumbria”.
Lunch at The Gaddum
With unrivaled Lake District views, The Gaddum invites you to sample the best hand-picked local ingredients, to be enjoyed in classically inspired surroundings. Discover the bespoke Mother’s Day menu featuring seasonal ingredients grown fresh from the garden of Brockhole House and crafted by Head Chef, Gerald van der Walt and his team. Choose from a delicious lunch or a signature Afternoon Tea overlooking the lake.
Plan a super fun ‘crafternoon’ and try your hand at a new skill, including workshops such as glass mosaic and linocut printmaking. Learn from the talented course leader, Rosie whilst socialising and being creative and exclusively for Mother’s Day, you can book Crafternoon Tea; a combination of Afternoon Tea in the Gaddum and a craft course.
Find the perfect gift
The Brockhole shop is packed full of locally sourced and ethical gifts and goodies. Lizzie does a fantastic job of designing the Mother’s day stands with beautiful displays and they stock everything from Lakeland gin, luxury chocolates, flowers, cards and candles to Herdy products and jewellery.
Boat around Lake Windermere
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than boating around Lake Windermere in style. With rowing and motorboats available for hire, this is a brilliant way to create some new memories that you won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
Explore the historic house and gardens
The beautiful Thomas Mawson designed gardens and grounds are maintained impeccably by head gardener, Iain Turnbull and with a delightful surprise waiting around every corner, this is a Lake District experience you are going to want to repeat. The end of March is a great time to visit these stunning gardens, with spring officially upon us.
Uncover the story of the Lake District
The most recent addition to Brockhole on Windermere features both an impressive diorama exhibit (recently relocated from Kendal museum) showcasing creatures and critters which are natural to the Lake District, as well as a panel-based ‘Lake District Story’; an information-based tour on the Lake District National Park journey from past to present.
There’s plenty of other activities going on, including mini-golf, archery and laser clay shooting. So, what are you waiting for? Give the Gaddum a call and book your Mother’s Day lunch or Afternoon Tea, or simply pull up, stroll through our glorious grounds and celebrate Mother’s Day in style.
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