Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
PUBLISHED: 22:07 02 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:39 20 February 2013
What luck! Our reviewer is snowed in at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal<br/>REVIEW BY ALEX LEIGH
When Living Edge invited me to review the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, I had images in my mind of wrapping up warm and going for long walks along the lakes, popping out to a country pub for a hot toddy by the fire, you get the picture
What I didnt bank on was being stuck in the worst snow the country has ever seen and not being able to make it past the end of the hotels drive.
Luckily for my husband and I, Castle Green has fantastic facilities including a huge swimming pool, gym and spa, is modern, comfortable and has a fine dining restaurant or a pub you can eat in. What more do you need? The snow just meant that the stunning scenery looked even more beautiful we felt as though we had arrived in Narnia!
On our first night, we had the five-course taster menu at the Greenhouse restaurant, which is serious about modern British cuisine and has won prestigious awards. Everything we ate was sourced no more than 55 miles from their kitchen door and included all kinds of exciting gems such as smoked trout, various styles of pork, Cumbrian cheeses and my personal favourite, gingerbread and butter pudding and Kendal mint parfait - heaven on a plate. The service and stunning presentation of every dish
The next morning, after a delicious breakfast I was treated to a back, neck and shoulder massage. The therapist used Aromatherapy Associates products which are heavenly and my only problem with the massage is that it ended! I wont be making the same mistake on my next visit I am booking in for the works. Afterwards I met my husband in the indoor, heated pool and then we relaxed in the steam room. If I wasnt in the lazy holiday mood then the gym was well-equipped and had a wide range of classes to choose from.
With Kendal and its attractions including the wonderful Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Sizergh Castle or the Lakeland Maize Maze a stones throw away, whether its a cultural holiday you are after, or if you are a nature lover or simply want to relax like we did, then the Castle Green Hotel fits the bill perfectly.
Castle Green Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RG
Rooms at the Castle Green Hotel can start from 34.50 per person when special offers apply.
For more information go to www.castlegreen.co.uk
or call 01539 734 000
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL
Phone: +44 (0)1539 722464
Lakeland Maize Maze
Raines Halls Farm,
Tel: 015395 61760
Sizergh Castle and Garden
Sizergh, nearr Kendal, Cumbria