Previously the Rampsbeck Lodge, One other Place is a 40-bedroom luxurious resort occupying a chic place on Ullswater, the English Lake District’s second largest lake, and set in 18 acres of grounds that stretch all the best way to the lake shore. It is a secluded spot the place you’ll be able to benefit from the recent air while preserving anticipating pink squirrels and different wildlife.
We entered by way of the unique Georgian wing of the resort and instantly felt we had entered a resort with its personal distinctive appeal. As they are saying on their web site, “One other Place is greater than only a resort” and it actually felt like that, immediately making you are feeling cosy and at dwelling. This isn’t a stuffy, formal resort however one the place you’ll be able to calm down from the second you enter.
Test-in was pleasant and environment friendly, and we had been kindly walked to our room which was within the newer, extra up to date wing of the resort, passing the spa, gymnasium and 20-metre infinity pool with its personal lake view alongside the best way.
We stayed in room eight – a household suite within the extension to the resort’s principal constructing, with views over the grounds and out in the direction of the lake and fells past. We had been glad to have the ability to deliver our canine with us since he was nursing a fractured wrist – One other Place is canine pleasant however solely sure rooms permit canines.
Our ‘room’ consisted of a beneficiant main bedroom with a big double mattress, a toilet and a separate bunk room for the kids.
Seating on the window allowed for optimum enjoyment of the view.
There was additionally a small desk with tea and occasional making services, and a flask do you have to want to take your brew with you onto the fells. (Flasks had been additionally accessible for buy at reception.)
Our boys’ was a easy bunk however good for his or her wants and afforded us some privateness which isn’t all the time accessible with a household suite.
The lavatory was clear and scientific however tastefully so, with white floor-to-ceiling tiles and up to date toilet fittings. In addition to what you’ll be able to see pictured, there was a shower and bathe over it, however these items are by no means really easy to photograph properly in a confined area!
Toiletries had been branded from Watergate Bay – One other Place is a brand new resort assortment from the workforce behind Watergate Bay Lodge in North Cornwall.
Along with the pool, spa and gymnasium services already talked about (my spouse had a stunning therapy on the spa), the resort has two eating places. We discovered the service a little bit extra attentive on the Rampsbeck Restaurant, which additionally enjoys lake views, however there may be additionally The Dwelling Area bar and terrace to select from, and we discovered the meals good in each.
Pictured under are a number of the dishes from the Rampsbeck Restaurant: broad bean and pea veloute with spring onion and herb biegnet; crispy pork stomach with Summer season cabbage and Asian broth; and smoked salmon with avocado, egg and truffle, respectively.
For our mains, we favoured the fish – pictured is the cod loin in dashi with foraged sea greens and potatoes, and the scrumptious mixture of stone bass with a chorizo cassoulet.
I shunned having a dessert however, had I realised that ‘Fondant with Jersey ice cream’ was in truth a chocolate fondant, I’d have been persuaded… as a substitute, I needed to watch my youthful son get pleasure from it! He assures us it was superb!!!
The Rampsbeck Restaurant was additionally the place a buffet breakfast was served every morning. It included a superb array of decisions and – a lot to our youngsters’s approval – got here full with its personal waffle station.
On our second night time we dined at The Dwelling Area – a extra casual eating space and maybe extra suited than Rampsbeck to households with youthful youngsters, however nonetheless with some nice menu choices.
I can heartily advocate the Cumbrian steak served with a garlic butter butter and backyard salad…
…which was cooked to perfection (I requested for uncommon!).
Earlier than or after dinner, you could possibly calm down within the library – a snug area the place you could possibly chat to different visitors or just calm down and skim a e book over a drink or two.
I additionally appreciated the terrace space simply exterior and felt it was a intelligent use of area and becoming a member of of merging of the 2 buildings, while additionally being sheltered from the weather.
Different good touches
The resort appear eager that you simply get pleasure from your environment and so it is best to… in 2017, the Lake District joined the likes of the Grand Canyon and Machu Picchu in attaining UNESCO World Heritage Web site standing. There are a number of locations the place you’ll be able to sit out and benefit from the grounds…
…however higher nonetheless, enterprise out on to the fells (hills) or get pleasure from watersports on the lake since it’s there in your doorstep! The resort has fashioned sturdy ties with native outside pursuits enterprises and may simply add actions equivalent to paddleboarding, mountain biking or wildlife walks to your reserving.
We had been really within the space for a crusing occasion that our sons had been competing in at Ullswater Yacht Membership, simply on the other shore. From there, you could possibly look again at One other Place and respect the resort’s stunning setting.
As for the crusing, our boys had some issues with their spinnaker on the primary day, however fortunately nonetheless managed to qualify for the RYA’s zone squad coaching this coming winter!
Household suites begin from £285 per night time.
The very best bit
The resort has performed an unbelievable job at remodeling a standard Lake District resort into one thing that’s full of life, vibrant and trendy, but nonetheless has a comfortable, homely appeal on the identical time. It’s not stuffy and doesn’t take itself too critically, and in some way appears to have discovered the magic formulation for an easy-going environment.
The ultimate verdict
If you happen to’re in search of a spot to calm down and ‘get away from all of it’, attempt One other Place.
Disclosure: Our keep was courtesy of One other Place.