My husband and I took a trip to the Lake District where we stayed at a beautiful hotel called Brimstone which is part of the Langdale Estate and situated near the Langdale pikes. If anyone is wanting a last minute trip away, I would highly recommend you check this place out as its fantastic. James and I stayed here 3 years ago when Freddie was very little as I didn’t want to be too far away from him on our first trip away without him and we absolutely loved it and our second visit was just as good! Built in the style of an alpine lodge, Brimstone exudes relaxed luxury.
From the moment you park the car in an under ground bunker and are then escorted directly to your room (no checking in here) via a gorgeous entrance lobby complete with exposed slate and a roaring wood burning fire you feel like you’ve stepped into a secret hideaway. The rooms at Brimstone are beautifully decorated in muted colours of green, grey and copper accentuating the natural surrounds of the hotel. Each room houses a huge ‘in room’ bath from where you can watch TV or listen to your own personal playlist on the apple docking station whilst bathing in Orla Keily products. Signature rooms offer wood burning fires and mezzanine levels, with all guests benefiting from the gorgeous reading room where you can sample afternoon tea and a selection of fine wines, beers and coffees. It makes for a super relaxed stay!
One of my favourite things about Brimstone is the Wainwrights Inn which is a little pub at the end of the main hotel complex which serves traditional gastro pub food and drink however there’s no need for messing around with bills and money as you can just charge everything back to your room. The atmosphere at Wainwrights is great as there’s a real mix of honeymooners, families, walkers and locals and even the odd dog or two who tend to take residence in front of one of the gorgeous roaring fires. I love it! As its part of the Langdale Estate Brimstone also benefits from the use of the spa facilities at the main hotel building which can be so nice after a long day out walking, which James and I did despite the fact we got hailed on, rained on and nearly blown away! Another nice little perk of the hotel is the use of its Berghaus room which houses walking boots, coats, waterproofs, rucksacks and torches all for loan (free of charge) to its guests. It’s such a great addition to the hotel as you know you can pack lightly given that you can borrow all of your walking gear when you get there. All in all I absolutely love this hotel and we had the most lovely relaxing time together without having to travel to far from home. It’s definitely a must for anyone planning a romantic mini break.