A couple of weekends ago myself, my mum and a few other Yorkshire bloggers set off for a bloggers holiday in The Lakes. Usually when we all see each other it is at events or we can never get all together in one place to have a good ol’ natter, so going away for a long weekend was the perfect excuse to drink too much, eat EVERYTHING and have a little nosey through each other’s makeup bags. Thanks to Sykes Cottages we managed to find the perfect place for us all, as when it was left to me to pick somewhere I just wanted everywhere, luckily the amazing Louise was on hand to narrow down the selection for me. With help from Sykes Cottages we chose the amazing beautiful Mountain View in Arnside (Cumbria) for a 3 night blogger holiday.
Just look at how pretty the apartment is... I want to live here. As soon as we arrived all you could hear from us was ‘wow’ ‘so pretty’ ‘much cuteness’ - it was like a Doge meme. The apartment was over 2 floors and slept 8, the bedrooms were just amazing but the real beauty of the place was the giant bay window in the living room looking out onto the Kent Estuary, not only that but the owner had left some binoculars on the bay seating so we could have a nosey at the locals, I mean do some sightseeing. They had thought of everything for the apartment, games, hairdryers, milk, bread and more importantly a lovely bottle of wine chilling in the fridge. Seriously, this place is like a beauty bloggers dream. Also the guy who owned it was so lovely, he called the night before we set off to make sure we knew where everything was and were all set, he was also on hand over the weekend for anything and to give us some tips on where to visit.
The village is adorable too with a little high street of about 15 little shops and 2 pubs - easy enough for us to complete a pub crawl. This place is a walkers paradise as the surrounding area is amazingly beautiful, it’s just a shame we over indulged in the drinking so none of us were really in a ‘get your boots on we’re going trekking’ kind of mood, but ah well it just means we get to go again to do that.
You know it has been a good time when as soon as you get back you are checking out the prices to go again in a few months. I always thought these kind of stay in the UK cottage holidays were expensive but I was actually quite surprised by how little they are for a week/weekend away. Sykes Cottages have a cottage and a location to suit every budget; for a week away at Mountain View in April it worked out at around £80* per person, which is amazing considering you could pay around £60 for a night in a run of the mill chain hotel. The beauty of checking into a cottage for the weekend is that you can all sit around in the same room in your jim jams with face masks on and cocktails in your hand.
I can’t thank Sykes Cottages enough for their amazing customer service and lovely tweets over the weekend. Also thanks to the other bloggers for coming along and making it an amazing time and helping my Mummy feel welcome and helping to celebrate her birthday in a haze of cocktails and giggles. Go check out the other bloggers too to nosey at their pics - Sammie, Kel, Simone, Katie, Jess and Sharon.
Want to see what we got up to whilst there? Well there will be another post (or maybe 2) with all the gory details and plenty of pictures *oh the shameful pictures*