Developed by Sweeney Properties Ltd right in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this is the latest addition to the Lake District Inns & Cottages portfolio of high quality accommodation.
Located just off the A591 & only 5 minutes away from Keswick on the site of the Old School House and Youth Hostel at Legburthwaite near Keswick, it will be a stunning 40 bed Lodge Hotel. The Lake District Lodge will be opening in the early summer of 2010.
The design, by local award winning architects Savage & Chadwick, fits perfectly into the beautiful landscape, utilising local traditional building features and materials, whilst having a light and airy contemporary feel. This is achieved by a two story glass atrium at the heart of the building and the mixing of cedar wood cladding and local stone work under a Westmorland slated roof.
Company Managing Director Derek Sweeney says: “This is a really exciting project for us as it will add to our ability to cater for another sector of our clientele who are looking for high quality accommodation but do not want the full range of services provided by our Inns.
Derek Sweeney also quoted “over the last seventeen years we have seen many changes in tourism in the Lake District. Our Lake District hotels and cottages are all located in the heart of The National Park and are a very good barometer for measuring the ebb and flow of business over the years. The Lake District continues to be a superb holiday destination both for our domestic visitors and international guests alike. Even with the lure of cheap flights to most European and now international destinations we continue to be extremely busy with both our loyal regular clientele and new visitors.