It’s been 12 months of working around the clock by both the owners and all the contractors involved in the building of the AV Suites, art of and adjacent to the Applegarth Villa Hotel in the centre of Windermere in the Lake District.
Since the launch of Ultimate Luxury Suite 1 at the Applegarth Hotel 2 years ago and along with the other Ultimate Luxury Room, both the largest and most luxurious rooms within the 15 bedroom hotel, the popularity of them has been immense. People have come back 2 even 3 times to stay in them and so it was only natural to look into how to increase the amount of luxury rooms the hotel could offer.
The Old Stables building, a residential property at the time, was purchased and just prior to Christmas 2014 the build commenced turning this delightful, traditional Lakeland slate building into 7 luxury hotel suites.
It is with great pleasure and relief to owners Alan & Suzanne Mumford that the first 2 suites are now ready, have been photographed and have very happy guests in them. Each suite is individually designed, the highest spec of everything can be found from the Lutron mood lighting to the furniture, bathrooms, coffee machines, TV, broadband speed and to top them all off, private outdoor hot tubs with views over Windermere. The suite are spacious, have large, private balconies and/or terraces, their own allocated parking space and a butler to see to any need.
Each suite has been designed to be an oasis in the heart of Windermere, both convenient yet secluded with the ability to be completely incognito should you wish. Choose from in suite dining or have the best of both worlds with the knowledge there is the relaxed Applegarth Villa Bar & Restaurant at the hotel 2 steps away.
For the residents and those who visit the Lake District and Cumbria the findings from a recent study carried out uncovered no surprises. The Lake District and Cumbria came out as being one of the regions where those living an visiting felt the most healthy confirming many peoples ideas already that living in a more scenic location makes you feel very well indeed.
Highlighted in the research in particular were locations such as valley bottoms and that of the Langdale Valley. Two very interesting pieces of information were found though. Not all the healthy locations were in the countryside, some were urban places and through these results it was then found that simply green spaces do not deliver the whole package, it appears the aesthetics of these spaces whether countryside or urban were extremely important take the added features of the fells, crags, lakes and even stone walls the Lake District and Cumbria is full of.
Aesthetically, a valley bottom such as the Langdale Valley provides framing of the landscape with the mountains and especially with the Langdale Pikes. Just look at the many thousnads of people who visit and take photos of this iconic mountain range each year.
To further confirm the Lake District and Cumbria’s ‘scenicness’, it only needs a glance at the top 10 most scenic locations in England and Wales where the region has 3 entries, South Lakeland, Copeland (the western Lake District), the Eden Valley rated 3rd, 4th and 7th respectively.
And at the Langdale Hotel & Spa in the ultra scenic Langdale Valley, they are going even further to promote a healthier lifestyle whether living or visiting the Lake District. Their spa is the must go to facility in the South Lakes and they encourage walking and cycling offering their vast knowledge of the area to give routes tips to guests. The latest venture and website Langdale Active details where to go for outdoor adventure in the lakes and healthier food alternatives will be featuring in the new Stove restaurant set to open early 2016.