last minute holidays in the Lake District
last minute breaks in the Lake District with Darwin Escapes
The Lake District is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK due to its stunning countryside surroundings and plethora of family friendly attractions.
We have two stunning holiday parks available in this wondrous region, with each having its own distinct character and personality. One option is the well established Thanet Well Lodge Retreat where you can take advantage of well equipped self catered log cabins and holiday lodges which have been perfectly positioned to provide uninterrupted views overlooking the outstanding Lake District landscape.
Another option available to those who aren’t prepared to settle for second best is the Award Winning Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat which has been named the best large holiday park in the UK for the past two years running. This is an altogether different offering to that which is available at Thanet Well, with a plethora of facilities available in our on-site complex which includes a class leading spa, fabulous restaurant and a unique panoramic sauna where you can enjoy fantastic views of the mountains and countryside which surround the resort.
Since opening in 2016, Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat has exceeded expectations and become known as the new go to location for holiday breaks in this hugely popular region.
The quality of the facilities and lodge accommodation here has resulted in the park being named the best large holiday park in the United Kingdom for two years in succession. We’ve left no stone un-turned in our pursuit of excellence, with the lodges being fully equipped for self catering and featuring a range of entertainment features. The premier lodges even come with private hot tub facilities where you can sit back on your decking area and admire the stunning countryside which surrounds our resort.
This scenery can also be admired from the panoramic sauna which is exclusively available to guests staying with us. Also available on-site for an additional fee is the fabulous Ammara Spa where you can arrange a spa or beauty treatment in lavish surroundings. Other facilities available at Keswick Reach include our fantastic Copper Fells Bistro which serves class leading cuisine, beverages and also Costa Coffee!
Of course, the main reason why the Lake District is so popular is the countryside surroundings and there is no better place to take advantage of this than from Keswick Reach which is located in the midst of miles of open fields, mountains and lakes. The resort is located just down the road from Derwent Water which is a popular walking destination for tourists and local residents alike thanks to its beautiful scenery and eclectic range of routes with woodland walks and tranquil lake side paths all available. Other nearby walking routes includes Catbells Lakeland Walk and also Whinlatter Forest Park.
There is something for people of all ages around this resort, with children sure to enjoy a great family day out at the nearby Keswick Railway or the Honister Slate Mine. You can then all enjoy a hearty evening meal at the Copper Fells restaurant.
We will occasionally have last minute deals in Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat so that you can take advantage of these many attractions and our extensive facilities.
Thanet Well Lodge Retreat is a hidden gem of the region. We have a range of log cabins and holiday lodges available at the resort which are occasionally available as part of our last minute deals.
Our lodges are perfectly positioned to provide you with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and mountains which is completely uninterrupted. These views are made all the more special when they are viewed from the sanctuary of a private hot tub, with these facilities available in a number of holiday homes. Make sure you select a Penrith accommodation unit with these features if you want it included as part of your break, as this will not be available with all deals.
All our holiday homes are stunningly equipped though with everything you need for a self catered break in the Lake District with full kitchens including a microwave. All you need to do is buy the food and make use of your well equipped kitchen. The furnishings are also fashionable but comfortable, with our holiday homes also featuring flat screen TVs with Freeview channels, DVD players and much more.
The resort is located in midst of the beautiful countryside by Greystoke forest in Penrith, Cumbira, which is right on the edge of Lake District. This means that the majority of the most popular attractions in the Lake District and Cumbria in general are within easy driving reach. Of course, there are also countless scenic walking routes to be enjoyed in the immediate area surrounding the resort.
One of the most popular places with our visitors is the quaint village of Grasmere which is blessed with natural beauty being surrounded by stunning mountains and featuring its own lake where you can take advantage of the rowing boats which are available for hire. We’d also highly recommended sampling the Gingerbread for which the village is famous.