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The Lake District

TRAVEL TO DREAM DESTINATIONS WITH ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME

— HAWKSHEAD —

"OUR" HOME VILLAGE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT.

TOPPED BY ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS CHURCH (16TH C.),

SITE OF AN ANNUAL SUMMER EVENING CLASSIC CONCERT SERIES.

"I saw the snow-white church upon her hill
Sit like a throned lady sending out
A gracious look all over her domain."
                          — William Wordsworth 1788

QUALITY LODGINGS

A CONVENIENT TOURING BASE

LOTS TO DO

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WHAT YOU GET FROM HOME AT FIRST

DESIGNING & BOOKING YOUR TRIP

Unless credited otherwise,
all photos ©
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Lake District Pastoral. Photo © Home At First.

Welcome to England's Lake District!
          The poets Wordsworth and Coleridge first brought this sparsely populated, remote part of northwest England into the public imagination. Almost two centuries on, their songs of praise of the Lake District's lovely landscape of lakes, hills and quaint villages still apply. It is this setting where
HOME AT FIRST's apartment accommodations and cottages are found.


A sublime landscape —
Coniston Water.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

LOCATE THE LAKE DISTRICT ON HOME AT FIRST'S MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES.

 
 

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Quality Lodgings

Near the Lakes

          HOME AT FIRST’s Lake District lodgings are well equipped with all the comforts of home. They may be cottages in the quiet countryside or in small villages. Others are spacious apartments in a beautiful converted country estate house overlooking Esthwaite Water, a small lake just west of famed Lake Windermere. All lodgings are perfectly located as bases for day trips throughout the Lake District.

Converted Country Estate, Lake District. Photo © Home At First.
Home At First's Lake District apartments
 are in this converted country manor
house two miles from Lake Windermere.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

     
 

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE SAMPLE HOME AT FIRST LAKE DISTRICT LODGINGS:

 

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Elegant dining room at Hawkshead House cottage. Photo © Home At First.
Elegant dining room at Hawkshead House.
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

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NEAR THE VILLAGE
OF HAWKSHEAD

LAKE VIEW APARTMENTS
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Lakeview Apartments livingroom. Photo © Home At First.
Lakeview Apartments living room.
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 
NEAR THE VILLAGE
OF HAWKSHEAD

HAWKSHEAD
HOUSE
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Peace and Beauty in a Gentle Wilderness


The romantic Lake District landscape
includes hidden lakes, easy walking
hills, and England's highest
mountain peaks.

          While romantic poets like Wordsworth may have fallen into disfavor, the stature of the Lake District has only increased. Here the civilized ways of the English squirearchy meets a gentle wilderness, and the resulting touring pace is measured and graceful, never manic or boring. The many walking paths always offer tranquility, and sometimes exciting challenge, but never dull repetition. And the lakes are hidden like so many diamonds scattered among the folds of a counterpane of hills.

Photo Credit: Couple on Lake Windermere pier
courtesy britainonview com - Rod Edwards

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Lots to do on foot, by boat or bike,
or in your rental car:

           Explore pretty villages, starting with Hawkshead: close to all HOME AT FIRST Lake District lodgings. Poke around craft shops. Ride the lake boats. Go to market. Ride up and down the hills. Become a regular in the local pub. Find a new favorite restaurant daily.

Photo Credit: Walkers on Ashness
Bridge with Mt. Skiddaw in background
courtesy britainonview - Rod Edwards.


TO DO LIST: Go hiking. Go boating. 
Go cycling. Shop for crafts and woolens.
Cross the lake on the ferry. Stop at
the pub. Enjoy a fine dinner.

 

Independent Travel with Home At First's Help

Home At First's England Activity Guide.

          Drive the hedge-lined lanes. Discover hidden gems of Lake District towns and villages like Sawrey, Bowness, Ambleside, and Windermere. Walk some of the many trails in Lake District National Park or or climb some of its rugged mountains, the highest in England. Bike on marked bike routes, and even take your bike on the boat. Stop for high tea. Ride a steam train. Go to the seacoast for the day. Discover and enjoy local pubs and fine restaurants throughout the region. HOME AT FIRST guests in the Lake District receive our exclusive England Activities Guide, full of suggestions and maps for day trips and other activities for your visit.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A SAMPLE DAY TRIP FROM HOME AT FIRST'S "ENGLAND ACTIVITY GUIDE".

 

Family-friendly England
          Should we bring the kids along? Are you kidding?! There are great parks, steam train rides and boat rides better than in any amusement park, and, oh yes, amusement parks, too. Want
history to come alive for your kids? Why not take them where so much history has been made? Worried about being away from McDonald's and TV? Don't be. Kids of all ages can get their burgers, fries and CNN all over Britain. And, who knows, maybe the kids will discover new tastes: fish 'n chips, ice lollies, and the fun of exploring thousands of years of English history from Roman Emperor Hadrian's Wall (A WORLD HERITAGE SITE) to medieval Sizergh Castle to Blackpool's Pleasure Beach.

                   KIDS STAY FREE WITH HOME AT FIRST!

Little girl at The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere. Photo courtesy www.britainonview.com - Rod Edwards.

The Lake District is Beatrix Potter Country.
The creator of the
Tales of Peter Rabbit
spent her childhood summers in the Lake
District and later owned two cottages in
Sawrey on Lake  Windermere not far from
Hawkshead. Her cottages may be visited
today, as can
The World of Beatrix Potter
across Windermere from Sawrey at
Bowness. Take the kids!

Photo courtesy britainonview.com— Rod Edwards

SEE OUR FAMILY TRAVEL PAGE FOR FULL INFORMATION!

 

 

The Right Prices to Create Your Dream Trip:

LAKE DISTRICT FIXED PACKAGE PRICING 2017

NOTE: Any included airfares are subject to change until tickets are issued and may be subject to fuel surcharges and tax increases.

NOTE: Any included car rentals may be subject to any locally charged taxes & fees.

NOTE: Prices subject to change in the event of major currency fluctuations affecting foreign-purchased components.

PRICES PER PERSON

2 PERSONS

3 PERSONS

4 PERSONS

5+ PERSONS

SUPPLEMENTS
& REDUCTIONS

1 Week
FULL

PACKAGE

• TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING

• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL

• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

 $2499
PER PERSON

$2363
PER PERSON

$2299
PER PERSON

$2223
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$401/prs.

TWO WAYS TO BUY:

1. USING THIS CHART'S Fixed Prices:

Book early. Delay paying most trip
costs until 90 days before travel.

2. USING Instant Discounts PricES:

Get a free quote which can be $100's lower than the fixed 1-week full package rates of this chart!

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INSTANT

DISCOUNT

INCLUDES: Round-trip Flights from NEW YORK to LONDON or MANCHESTER,
+ 1-Week of Lodging in the Lake District, + 7-Day Car Rental, + Guidebook.

LO SEASON
–$242/prs.

Extra Week
SAME
LODGING

$907
PER PERSON

$856
PER PERSON

$780
PER PERSON

$699
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: One Additional Week at the Same Lake District Lodging,
Plus a 1-Week Car Rental Extension.

Extra Week
DIFFERENT LODGING

$922
PER PERSON

$892
PER PERSON

$821
PER PERSON

$734
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week Occupancy at a Different Lake District Lodging,
Plus 1-Week of Car Rental.

1 Week
GROUND ONLY ARRANGEMENTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING
• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL
• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

$1490
PER PERSON

$1331
PER PERSON

$1200
PER PERSON

$1111
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: One Week of Lake District Lodging & 7-Days of Car Rental.

1 Week
LODGING ONLY

$1199
PER PERSON

$1053
PER PERSON

$969
PER PERSON

$949
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week of Lodging in the Lake District; No Transportation Items.

SEASONS:

HIGH SEASON: MAY 13 – AUG 22, 2017

MAIN SEASON: All Other Dates

LOW SEASON: NOV 1 – DEC 17, 2016 and JAN 6 – MAR 17, 2017

note: prices SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Estimated Connecting Costs per person from THE LAKE DISTRICT to:

SCOTLAND

ENGLAND & WALES

IRELAND

Central Highlands, Borders, Edinburgh,
and Glasgow

Inverness & the Northern Highlands

Other
England Locations

Northwestern Wales and
Mid-Wales

Central Ireland

Counties Cork & Kerry, Donegal & Sligo, and Antrim & Londonderry

$25–$135

$30–$150

$15–$175

$20–$50

$300

$200–$335

 

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What Do You Get?
WITH HOME AT FIRST'S VACATIONS TO THE LAKE DISTRICT?
          You get all the elements your trip requires. You don't get more than you need. Your trip comes with the independence and flexibility that will let you travel at your own pace and explore according to your interests.
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS!
         
HOME AT FIRST helps you do it all with its exclusive, expansive ENGLAND ACTIVITY GUIDE, full of information keyed to exploring England's Lake District region and beyond from your

Olde England lives! You can still find hidden gems like this tea room in the Lake District by exploring the byways of rural England. Photo © Home At First.
An inviting tea room in the Lake District.
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

cottage home base.

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