Monday, 23 April 2012

Easter Break at Peak District : Day 1


We spent our Easter Break last week at the Peak District with some close friends of ours. The journey from London to Peak District takes about 3.5 hours drive. It rained the WHOLE day but we didn't let it dampen our spirits.

Here's the British Countryside, as seen from our car on the M1

Signboards to our destination, exit 26.


We have arrived at Bakewell! A picturesque town nearby to our accomodation. It was still raining when we arrived, and hungry! We quickly found a place (Italian) to eat and that place did not disappoint - the good was good!




I was so hungry after the 4-hour drive that I could eat a horse! 
After a very long wait, my main course finally arrived. We waited a little bit for our starter and this main course. When the starter arrived, we were extremely pleased that it was so good. My main course of Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet (comes with warm caponata, new
potatoes, gremolata dressing) was extremely good, and matches our expectation after the starter. I guess it was all worth the wait.
 



The kids had ice-cream each after their main course.
 After a satisfying lunch, it's time to head out... let our legs run free! (Afterall, we've been stuck in the car for almost 4 hours)




After a short walk in Bakewell, we drove to Darwin Forest Country Park - our accommodation for the next 4 nights! What an amazing place. We booked a log cabin with 4 rooms. 

This brand new (only 2 months old) lodge with waney edge larch, has oak floorboards throughout the living area and bedrooms. It has two double and two twin bedrooms. One double bedroom features a flatscreen TV. The light airy lounge has full length patio doors. The lounge is beautifully furnished with the latest soft furnishings. It has two modern, fully fitted bathrooms. The contemporary kitchen has stainless steel appliances and all the mod-cons. 

Double bedroom that Meng & I occupied. Views out to the countryside. ♥!


Bathroom #1.



The kids already "choped" this room... see their respective teddies/soft toys occuplying the bed! This was the other double bedroom, but comes with its own flat-screem TV!

We were so smitten by the place.
 



Shean Wenn was smitten by the fireplace.

Beautiful larch (a type of log used to make the cabins in Darwin Forest Country Park) throughout the cabin.


 Outside on the patio.


3 of us outside our rented log cabin : This brand new (only 2 months old) lodge with waney edge larch, has oak floorboards throughout the living area and bedrooms. It has two double and two twin bedrooms. One double bedroom features a flatscreen TV. The light airy lounge has full length patio doors. The lounge is beautifully furnished with the latest soft furnishings. It has two modern, fully fitted bathrooms. The contemporary kitchen has stainless steel appliances and all the mod-cons.
 In the evolution spa, they have a swimming pool & above it, a state-of-the-art gym (much better than MY GYM!).





Kid's playground!!!



Climbing stuff.



A stream runs parellel to our lodge, not too far away. So breathtaking.



The woods area near to our cabin. You can see our cabin in the background if you look hard enough.



At night, Laura made pasta! It had been a great day. Day 2, we explored the Peak District. I'll upload more tomorrow.


3 comments:

cherylthinktank said...

Beautiful!! I've never been to Peak District before, and it looks lovely.

Perfect photo of SW by the fireplace, one to remember forever. Love it!

EastCoastLife said...

I am so smitten by the log cabin and the beautiful countryside!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, EastCoastLife. :)

Your kids are so adorable. Wish I had daughters.

patio door locks said...

Nice post! Your kids are so cute and all these photos are adorable!
Happy Thanks giving to you and your family!

 

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