A lovely visit to the Appleby Manor Hotel in late spring was a welcome break. This Victorian pink sandstone building dates from 1871 when it was built for a wealthy solicitor
Our two night stay included free tickets for Lowther Castle and Gardens (previous post), a gingerbread tea, breakfast and meals on both evenings.
On the first evening we had a beautiful meal in the bistro...but the highlight for me was the herd of cows wandering backwards and forwards across the field just beyond the hotel's garden that kept me spellbound. On the second night we ate a fantastic four course meal in the conservatory and the food was delicious, but I missed the cows!
Wonderful views from the hotel garden.