Luxury Weekend Break in the Lake District


22nd September 2020

We were delighted to welcome Linda Singleton to Birkdale House recently, as she enjoyed a luxury weekend break in the Lake District.

Linda, a midwife at the Royal Preston Hospital, spent a weekend of blissful harmony at Birkdale House as part of the Holidays for Good campaign created by travel company, Sawday’s, and its sister company, Canopy & Stars.

Birkdale House truly is a spot for an idyllic weekend break, taking in all that the Lake District brings, including Lake Windermere and the Lake District fells beyond as a stunning backdrop.

Holidays for good

Holidays for Good was developed as a way of showing appreciation for key NHS frontline workers who have been risking their lives every day to save those of others. The companies approached accommodation owners, requesting a complimentary two-night break, and we were only too happy to help.

Linda arrived at Birkdale House with her husband, Tony, and their excitable one-year-old, long-haired Patterdale Terrier, Barney. They had been camping prior to their stay so were really looking forward to a little bit of luxury to finish their week off. They were joined by their daughter and two granddaughters.

We’ve since spoken to Linda and she said that she and her family had thoroughly enjoyed their luxury weekend break in the Lake District. Barney made the most of the open spaces and the girls loved the bedrooms, choosing the two largest bedrooms for themselves. They also enjoyed a lovely meal at local restaurant, Jintana Thai, in Bowness.

NHS Frontline Workers

While we’ve always been aware just how lucky we are to have a National Health Service, the current crisis has brought home just how important it really is. It is this sentiment which led Sawday’s to consider how they, as a travel company, would best be able to support them.

Given the dedication, hard work and unwavering support for their patients, it was evident that our NHS heroes would certainly need a break. Linda herself worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic and continues to support new mums in the maternity unit at the Royal Preston Hospital.

We hope that she returns to work refreshed after her calming, restorative break at Birkdale House.

Lake District Country Houses

As country houses go, Birkdale House is certainly up there with the best of them. We may not have a private hot tub, but being situated in the heart of the Lake District, we don’t need one! This is the perfect spot. And who needs luxury hotels – we can bring fine dining right to your door!

With stunning gardens and Matson Ground Estate on your doorstep, this is perfect playground for adults and children alike. But for any rainy days, Beatrix Potter is just a five minute drive from Birkdale House – a hand picked adventure for the kids!

For more information, or to enquire about a luxury weekend break in the Lake District at Birkdale House, please contact us today.