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Cartmel Races Experience

Enhance your 2019 Cartmel Races Experience, at the Lakeside Hotel

You’ve got your Cartmel Races ticket, outfit and hat, but what about your accommodation? If you’re looking for a slice of opulence at one of the best places to stay, near Cartmel Racecourse – we’ve got it covered. Here, at the Lakeside Hotel, we will provide the added luxurious touch to your race day break. Due to horse racing’s increasing growth, it is not only the largest gambling portal worldwide, but a lifestyle choice for many. A place where one can experience elite racegoer-status, culture, history and fine dining with family and friends.

Like our own hospitality ethos and those of other extinguished racecourses, Cartmel prides itself on exquisite service and dishes with a charming experience in a spectacular location. Making it a great place to observe the thrill of the sport and the perfect base for your trip. As soon as you cross over the threshold, your race day promises special moments to remember. Where racegoers embark and share Cartmel’s passion and heartbeat – the race fixtures themselves. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your stay with us. So, let the ultimate escape begin…

UNWIND in one of our rooms and suites

View from Lakeview suite Past and present collide together with relaxed elegance, at Lakeside. Each room and suite blessed with thoughtful design. The result highlighting contemporary comforts and the hotel’s heritage perfectly. Thus, setting the tone for a magnificent stay by Lake Windermere. Leave Cartmel and the racecourse buzz behind for the tranquil settings of one of our Exclusive Lodge Suites. Take time to enjoy the Lakeshore views outside on your private terrace and garden. Take in the beauty inside, as you settle amongst the luscious interior and calming bathroom. Unwind and shake off the excitement of the day and let the Egyptian cotton sheets, Hungarian goose down duvet and feather pillows take control. Or perhaps let the sauna, serene lounge and secluded location work its magic.

DINE in our Lakeview restaurant

Extend your luxury cuisine, at the races, with our answer to fine dining, at the Lakeview Restaurant. Head Chef, Richard Booth, has created a feast for the senses. Famously working with lovingly hand-selected local ingredients and providing diners with the best seasonal produce. Each dish showcasing the taste and texture of every ingredient masterfully. With an unrivalled Lake Windermere view and luscious surroundings, you can either carefully sip from your precisely stirred martini or savour a rare vintage brandy. On tables of crisp linen, you can ponder over the a la carte menu of traditional favourites and new culinary experiences. Order something special, like the Cumbrian Belted Galloway Chateaubriand for Two – A rare breed of steak that is cooked on a charcoal barbeque, in a sealed chamber. Resulting in a succulent and unique flavour. Try this with a side order of Roasted Beetroot, Hazelnuts and Horseradish Crème Fresh for spice and texture, by candlelight.

RELAX in our Aveda Spa

Hidden within our walls lies the entrance to another world. One that has no concept of time, as though it just stands still. We call it our Aveda Spa, but to most, it is a place that is completely devoted to tranquillity. Perfect for those who have spectated all day, at the races, and want to step out of tired feet and into a journey of relaxation. Every corner of the spa is designed with an invitation to unwind the senses. Discover how to connect with mind, body and spirit, guided by our professional therapists. Our treatments are tailored to you and your needs, ensuring your experience at the spa is an extra special one. We have a unique mix of holistic massages, body treatments and healing therapies to choose from. All treatments transport you into another dimension of inner-being and self-love, which is so important to our life balance. Find healing and rejuvenation, while the other facilities provide the ideal finishing touch. After your treatments immerse yourself in the spa’s pool in style, and let the warmth cast its soothing spell, before a minute or two in the poolside jacuzzi. Finish off with a spot of mindfulness by the beautiful backdrop of the Lake, in our peaceful surroundings.

Aveda Summer Spa

There is even a compact gym to focus on yourself and your body, as well as keeping up with your fitness regime. Along with the Aveda Spa, we have worked very hard to create this holistic menu – so all our guests can achieve balance and harmony during their stay. Something for the ladies – To add more glamour and indulgence to your break, try the Purely Indulgence Treatment. A service that perfectly reflects the nurturing, purifying and nourishing elements that our bodies need. A deeply relaxing treatment that includes relieving tension, dry skin brushing, exfoliation, massage and finishes with a face and scalp rejuvenation. Something for the gents – The Purely Gentlemen Treatment focuses on the replenishment of oneself. This back, face and foot option comprises of cleansing, steaming, dry brushing and massage. You will be left feeling completely relaxed, cleansed and calm, after the wonderful madness of the races.

EXPLORE our surroundings

Activities around LakesideThere is so much to see and do, in our lovely district. Even after all the exhilaration from your time at the racecourse – there is plenty more to the Lake District experience. We are lucky enough to be near many prime locations and activities, but we also benefit from the serenity of the Southern part of the Lake. Whether you want to potter around our grand estate and award-winning gardens or seek and explore a Lakeland adventure – you will fall in love with this part of the world. For we are not just a handy hotel, near Cartmel Races, but a place that is certain to charm, with a service designed to delight! We are looking forward to welcoming you.