Discover the sheer natural beauty of the Lake District and enter the magical world of Beatrix Potter, surrounded by crystal lakes and rolling mountains.
Dear Recipient
Wednesday 10th January 2007

What a perfect time to explore the stunning Lake District, a region so close to the heart of Beatrix Potter. With the life of the famous children�s author being celebrated in a new film, Miss Potter, I cannot think of a better opportunity to surround yourself with the rolling mountains and crystal lakes that inspired the creator of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle Duck to write many of her books. Discover the magic at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Windermere, explore the author�s life at the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead or simply find a romantic hideaway and surrender to the region�s beauty.

Of course don�t let Beatrix Potter alone decide your holiday. Winter is also the perfect time for a spot of luxury at a country house or a stately country retreat.

Jonathan Gilbert

Interactive Map 1 Grinkle Park Hotel 2 Samling 3 Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa 4 Inn on the Lake 5 Riverbak Park Plaza 6 Royal Garden Hotel 7 Buckland-Tout-Saints 8 Cairn Lodge 9 Charingworth Manor
The magic of the Lake District & the North
1 GRINKLE PARK HOTEL - North York Moors
Grinkle Park Hotel photo
Baronial Splendour
Unwind at this baronial manor home nestled between the North Yorkshire Moors and the coast.
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2 SAMLING - Lake District
Samling photo
Gourmet Treat
Get an upgrade to the Gourmand menu and a free bottle of bubbly to go with the finest view in Cumbria.
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3 SEAHAM HALL & SPA - Newcastle
Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa photo
Body Therapy
Restore your good looks with a complimentary Indian head massage and a facial when booking two nights or more.
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4 INN ON THE LAKE - Lake District
Inn on Lake photo
Miss Potter
See the Miss Potter film and take a cruise on Lake Ullswater at this stunning lakeside country house from £200.
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Start the year with the pulse of the capital
Riverbak Park Plaza photo
River Chic
Enjoy London from this stylish hotel on the banks of the Thames with a full breakfast for just £104.
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Royal Garden Hotel photo
Madam Butterfly
Experience the power of Puccini�s Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall and stay in the lap of luxury for only £225.
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Hide from winter in countryside elegance

Winter is indeed upon us, but that doesn�t mean you should lock yourself at home and hibernate. The colder months are an ideal period to retire to your very own country manor and spoil yourself with luxury and a life of aristocracy. How about a stately home or even a castle? Think log fires, a hearty country meal and a fine drop of malt whisky. Set amid some of Britain�s and Ireland�s most stunning locations, there is no shortage of activities in the country � from walks and horse rides to fishing, clay pigeon shooting and even falconry.
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Winter Recovery
Wash away the winter blues with luxury lodgings, breakfast and dinner at this elegant 16th century Devonshire mansion from £149.
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8 CAIRN LODGE - Perthshire
Cairn Lodge photo
Winter Special
Majestic Perthshire scenery and true Scottish hospitality with double rooms and breakfast from £80 per night.
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Charingworth Manor photo
History and Serenity
Delve into history at this peaceful 14th century manor house in the picture-perfect Cotswolds.
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