With UNESCO having just awarded the Lake District ‘World Heritage’ status on Saturday 9 July 2017, why not discover this pristine watery landscape with the original walking holiday experts Ramblers Walking Holidays’, staying at their tranquil bolthole – Hassness Country House.
Owned by Ramblers Walking Holidays and forming the base for their popular walking programme in the region, this perfectly situated property on the shores of Buttermere, with wonderful lake and mountain views in all directions, makes it easy to see why the Lake District has been given this coveted status.
Remote and unspoilt, set against a tranquil area of dramatic fells, farms and woodland, it is an ideal spot for exploring the new World Heritage site on foot with one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District right on the doorstep. With access to numerous Lake District walks as featured in ‘Walking amongst the Wainwrights’ – the iconic pictorial guides to the hills and the mountains written by the great Alfred Wainwright, Hassness Country House is the ideal base for holidays catering to all levels of fitness. Choose from ambles around the valley floor and its three lakes, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater to adventurous high peak challenges on the summits and ridges of the Western Fells.
Offering an extensive on-going walking programme, any days out are well rewarded with locally sourced home cooked meals and the promise of resident cook Ruby’s superb freshly baked cakes.