Stonecross Manor Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kendal
... Stonegarth in Keswick. It is a lovely B and B. The bathroom has a spa bath and walk in shower and the mirror becomes a TV - haven't seen this before. We had a cup of coffee and then went for a walk into Keswick. We found a map which showed it would take us a while to walk to the lake known as Derwent Water so we turned around and went to an Italian restaurant, Casa Bella, for a pizza. We walked back to the B and B and watched yet another Grand ...
... but we headed straight for the ferry across the lake then took a luxurious bus ride up to Hilltop. This is the home and garden of Beatrix Potter, and now a National Trust exhibit though still a working farm. The house is set out just as Miss Potter wanted it, with rooms you can walk through, full of her favourite things, drawings, letters and paintings.
Back across the lake, this time in a beautiful ...
... the “Tiny B&B” in the middle of Kendal. It was indeed tiny, and charming – a bit like a hobbit hole in a side alley off the main street, and around 400 years old. To cap things off our bag hadn’t been delivered because the Sherpa Van service had broken down, but fortunately we didn’t have to wait too long for some fresh clothes.
The next day is the last of the Dales Way, and a short one of around 10km to Windermere.
Headed off later than hoped but reached Stratford-on-Avon around 1pm. Full of tourists. Lots of people enjoying the weather - overcast but warm. Found a beaut market and enjoyed looking around. Waited 50 minutes for toasted sandwiches that didn't come, so after waiting that length of time, followed Dave's lead and walked out. Ended up with a sausage in a roll from one of the market vendor's. Not a patch on Tasman sausages and HXUC market day bread! No time to see ...
Accommodation was at Bramaskew Farm, a genuine family owned farm so comfortable and welcoming we would have loved to stay longer. As we arrived Janet our host was heading down to feed the chooks and we sampled their produce the next morning in the form of beautifully poached eggs. Our boots were dried near the fire overnight and we had a lovely home-cooked meal.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility