Now, I hadn't been up there since I was 2 years old, which by any ones guess was a long time ago...Mr Tulip on the other hand went on a regular basis in his teen years and entertained (!) me with his tales of wet and windy holidays, weekends & school trips, it all started to sound pretty familiar as our weekend also turned out to be as wet and windy.
Litte Mr Piggy was sat sitting on top of the dresser waiting for me when I arrived!
Clean, modern with crisp white sheets, an amazing assortment of pillows and cushions on the bed, complimentary sherry (thank you - it went down very well when we got back from our afternoon hike!) A full mini bar and a lovely en suite with heated towel rails and plenty of storage space. The attention to detail didn't go unnoticed either, tissues, cotton buds, complimentary toiletries, my wheat free / low carb special diet was catered for beautifully.
Here we enjoyed a relaxing pot coffee on arrival. and an aperitif before our dinner on the Friday night
The four course menu on Friday was absolute perfect...now I'm a fussy diner, things that other diners wouldn't even notice rattles my goat and puts me off the whole experience!!! But everything was absolutely amazing!! (No photos I'm afraid..too busy socialising, scoffing and enjoying it all to remember!!!)
We started our culinary experience in the lounge with little appetisers of goat cheese and a chilled glass of vodka & Slimline tonic. We then took our places in the dining room and were served the first of our two starters, Jerk chicken wings with a rocket salad...wonderfully moist with a great flavour. Next came the spinach and watercress soup, served piping hot. Mr T said I had competition...I'm no longer the soup queen..Elizabeth's was A1 !!!
(I have the recipe....email me and I will forward it on to you!)
Camera's at the ready...looking out over Coniston lake!
Elizabeth & Paul Mitchell are very special hosts, if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the lakes, I'd defiantly recommend staying with them, nothing was too much trouble. We had a brilliant weekend, good food, a bit of exercise and no kids....ah bliss!!!!