Valentine’s Day Walking Mini-Break 2015

Valentines Day Walking Mini Break

Book Now for a 10% discount to stay at the Millican Dalton Suite for 3 nights, to include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Afternoon Teas, Lunches, Flowers & Fruit during February 2015.*

There are those who dare to be different, and characters like Millican Dalton took it to another level with his philosophy that work interferes with pleasure. He had a reputation with the ladies but despite the macho image, he was happy for them to lead climbs.

To celebrate Millican’s life in the Borrowdale valley, the owners Colin and Joy Harrison, used local craftsmen to create the Millican Dalton Suite. Guests enter through a heavy oak door and facade of local Honister slate, to elicit a feeling entering a slate cave to sleep.

However, the feeling of camping immediately disappears once inside, as the suite is sumptuous with a panoramic Lakeland view that Millican treasured, from the private terrace.

So this year, why not treat your Valentine to the “Borrowdale Gates” experience with a selection of romantic walks right on our doorstep?

For more details to tailor your visit, please contact us on 017687 77204 / [email protected]

Peace and Quiet (& Romance) Come as Standard

*Please note that this offer is valid for direct bookings only and not valid with any other discount.

Why choose a location wedding?

As much as they look forward to the day, and indeed the rest of their lives together, many people also come to dread wedding planning as the stress and demands of the upcoming day can quickly become all-consuming.

As a result, more and more people are finding that a location wedding can be just the solution. There are a number of reasons why it’s a good idea to choose a Lake District based wedding venue rather than a traditional venue in one’s home town:


There’s a reason why thousands of people every month return to the Lakes. As well as the walking, sports and hobbies, there is the scenery. Your wedding photographs will live long after the flowers have wilted and the cake has been eaten. They will be your memento of the day and to have them set against the stunning backdrop of Cumbrian scenery will mean that you have a set of images of unbridled beauty.

Less Stress

Whether you’re expecting guests to arrive from their own homes, or you’re simply accommodating them on the morning of your big day, it’s likely that the last thing you need is to cook, clean, tidy, or find emergency beds. Staying in a hotel for your wedding weekend means you get to relax and enjoy the proceedings without any of the housekeeping.

Holiday for Guests

Your guests deserve a relaxing time too. A hotel location means no driving to and from venues, and being pampered during their stay – and if they’re being looked after, they can concentrate on looking after you!

Get in touch today to see how we can make your perfect day. Call: 0845 833 2524 (Local Rate)

Why is the Lake District so good for golf breaks?

From beginners to professionals, more and more people are heading to the Lake District – the Keswick area in particular – for golf breaks. Comprising championship links, 18 hole courses, and pay and play nine hole options, there truly is something for everyone in this stunning part of the country.

The Lake District boasts two records when it comes to golf courses: the highest English golf course (Alston, which is 1,000 feet above sea level), and one of the oldest courses in the country in the form of Furness Golf Club – the sixth oldest course in England.

Links, heath land, park land courses… the Lake District has them all. With over 30 courses within the region, it’s no wonder so many people head to the area for a great golfing holiday.

When heading off for a golf break, it’s important to have somewhere relaxing and luxurious to stay, and that’s exactly what the Borrowdale Gates Hotel does best. Located just outside Keswick, this private four star hotel is the perfect choice for golfers, being within a 40 mile radius of no fewer than 14 golf clubs – and with the UK’s number 30 and number 80 courses just a little further away.

As well as enjoying the facilities – the AA Rosette restaurant, open logs fires, comfortable and warm bedrooms and more – golfers can enjoy special offers, such as a free round of golf at Keswick Golf Club, as well as discounted green fees at Cockermouth Golf Club. Combining luxurious accommodation with great golfing deals, Borrowdale Gates is the perfect choice for a relaxing golf break.

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