Boutique luxury with a twist in the heart of the Lake District
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A boutique hotel with a difference, the Brimstone Hotel in Langdale is the first of its kind in the Lake District. Thanks to an investment of over £3.2 million, a picturesque Lakeland slate building nestles amongst the craggy hills of Langdales, surrounded by tranquil pine trees and rhododendrons. Sixteen open plan suites offer first class facilities and exquisite luxury, from private balconies and sexy bathing to lavish design and a personal host service.
Located within the Langdale estate, Brimstone Hotel benefits from being in close proximity to the expansive facilities of the resort, whilst retaining a high degree of privacy and tranquility. The name comes from the time when the entire estate was a gunpowder works.
Sulphur, otherwise known as brimstone, is a component of gunpowder and cleverly, the chemical number for sulphur is 16 which ties in perfectly with the number of suites housed within Brimstone. Such is the level of detail that you will experience at this outstanding boutique hotel.
The Brimstone phenomenon
Bursting with contemporary style and innovative features, Brimstone Hotel offers glamour and luxury of the finest variety. Large open plan suites house elegant baths in the main room, super king raised beds, spacious private balconies and stunning design. The unchanging beauty of the Lake District is captured by the colour palette of sage mixed with rich earthy tones of autumn, Lakeland slate and lightly tinted wood. Lavish touches as the personal lighting system, the latest GHDs, underfloor heating and real log fires will make you feel wonderfully cherished.
The personal service at Brimstone is second to none – friendly and knowledgeable staff with a genuine passion for the hotel meet you at reception and ensure that your every need is attended to until the moment that you leave. With stylish uniforms of crisp white shirts, Levi jeans, Dubarry boots and a tweed waistcoat, the hosts are ever willing to be of assistance – arranging for beauty and body treatments in the privacy of your balcony, booking activities in the local area or planning a romantic dinner for two in the comfort of your suite.
At heart of Brimstone Hotel is the wonderful reading room – a haven for relaxing and a rare display of complimentary refreshments. Cakes and scones in the afternoon, nuts in the early evening, cheese and biscuits for after dinner and handmade sandwiches for during the night. Wash this down with a choice of coffees from the Nespresso machine, delve into the fridge for beer, relieve the wine cooler of its numerous bottles or enjoy a cocktail from the resident mixologists. There is even an ice machine, and a host ever present to make sure no-one goes hungry or thirsty. Cosy chairs and sofas are dotted through the room, with newspapers, magazines and books to snuggle down with.
Dining at Brimstone Hotel
If you can persuade yourself to leave the building, you will find relaxed dining throughout the day in The Terrace, with a lovely patio area overlooking the water and family friendly cuisine. Delight in award winning fine dining at Purdey’s Restaurant which champions the best local ingredients, presented with style and flair, and accompanied by an extensive wine list. Hobson’s Bar is an innovative and contemporary setting, perfect for relaxing in the sun on the terrace overlooking scented woodlands and water or curling up in front of the log fire. It serves an impressive list of drinks and a menu that will satisfy your cravings, whether you fancy a snack or a main meal. Wainwright’s Inn is a traditional Lake District pub featuring award winning real ales and bar meals with a twist.
Leisure at Brimstone Hotel
Pamper, get fit or have an adventure – there is plenty to suit everyone on the Langdale estate. Relax in the 20 metre swimming pool with its massage seat and paddling area for younger guests, as well as a spa pool full of bubbles. Cleanse yourself in the sauna and sanarium, then take a refreshing dip in the tropical shower or the freezing blast of the deluge shower. A range of luxurious body and beauty treatments have been designed to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, and can be enjoyed within the spa or in the privacy of your suite.
There is a fitness suite and exercise classes to keep you fit, swimming lessons and health and fitness assessments with a personal tutor available. You can hire bikes to explore the local area, or head out on a number of specially designed walks, such as the Gunpowder Walk which follows the history of the Langdales.
By Jennifer Cordingly on
10 June 2013 and updated on
3 October 2014
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