Friday, 8 November 2013

Room with a View

Following the visit of Her Majesty the Queen in July, my wife and I have just enjoyed a special one night break at the Miller Howe Hotel ,a small Arts and Crafts hotel, set in 5 acres of grounds, overlooking Windermere in Cumbria.
The Miller Howe Hotel

Arranged by our daughters and their husbands, as a gift to celebrate my 70th birthday, they knew that we would truly appreciate the special quality of this long established restaurant and hotel. It was set up in 1971 by John Tovey, the renowned chef, hotelier and food writer who is now in his eighties.
Possibly one of the first Country House Hotels, it has always enjoyed a first class reputation for food, comfort and service. The Head chef is Andy Beaton who worked for Raymond Blanc in his restaurant,'Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons.
From our bedroom window, with the Langdale Pikes in the distance
The weather when we set off from home was not really condusive to carefree Morgan driving, so we got our trusty 11 year old Volvo V70 out of the garage, a luxury car to match our accommodation!
...and another, I couldn't stop taking shots of this view!
The hotel lived up to its reputation, with a lovely quiet ambience, magnificent food and superbly efficient and friendly service......and we awoke in the morning to that glorious view.


  1. Happy to see that you and your lovely ife enjoy yourself. Short brakes is a good thing. Unfortunately my lovely wife Eva insist to work, as she loves the kids at school. Pitty you could not go in the MOG, but weather is cooler now. So, me and a golffriend of mine, whos wife also still work, will enter a plane to Spain sunday morning for a week in a little nicer weather.
    Our Rodster is now in the garage and will be treated by me when I arrive home.
    X-mas holidays will be spent in France as my youngest grandchild will be christianed there.

  2. That looks a lovely place to stay. This time it reminds me of my last trip when I stayed at the Frayer Garden Hotel with a similar view, before setting off up Dunmail Rise in the morning on my way to cockermouth.