In 1790, William Wordsworth embarked upon an ambitious walking tour of Europe, where he wandered -- lonely as a cloud -- through the Alps, before returning and ultimately settling in the Lake District. Find out why with a two-night Escape at the Hillthwaite House Hotel: a Double Room for £189 (up to £383.57 in value), a Classic for £209 (up to £423 in value), a Classic with a view of Lake Windermere and the mountains as well as a Jacuzzi bath for £219 (up to £443 in value), or a Superior Room with a four-poster or a super king-size bed with stunning lake views, most complete with a Jacuzzi bath for £249 (up to £503 in value). Float on high o'er vales and hills to Lake Windermere, where the hotel sits on the hillside in its own flower-packed garden. Chocolates greet you in your room -- but with a five-course dinner on your first night, you might want to think twice about eating too many. Dishes such as Gressingham duck confit and Barnsley lamb chop make the most of the local produce, while a rich chocolate tart with roast strawberry salad attempts to outdo what's beyond the window. Return on your second night, and there's a bottle of house wine. There's even a late checkout, so no need to worry if you get lost on the search for your own host of golden daffodils. Put pen to paper on this Escape now, before it floats away like Wordsworth's cloud.
Enjoy By 18 July, 2012
Hillthwaite House Hotel
Two-Night Stay for Two with Breakfast and Five-Course Dinner in Double Room (£189), Classic Room (£209), Classic View Room (£219), or Superior Room (£249)
- from £189