The Settle estate consists of 2 luxury cabins made from restored train carriages and its crowning glory, a hand-built luxury lodge, complete with roll top bath, floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terrace overlooking the lake with a gorgeous wood burner; the perfect spot for toasting marshmallows on a summers evening. For the more adventurous, there are three canvas safari tents, complete with double beds and all the modern luxuries which are set up in the summer.
We stayed in carriage 2 which had been thoughtfully kitted out with nice touches such as Piglet bed linen, a brand I already love (I gave my bridesmaids pyjamas from Piglet for my wedding) soft towels and a well-stocked beautifully crafted kitchen. Before we arrived we considered finding a local pub to grab some dinner but once we saw how beautiful everything was we quickly headed out for supplies to ensure we wouldn’t have to leave again until check out 24 hours later. We spent the evening wandering between the kitchen and bedroom, listening to music on the mini radio while he rustled up a chili, (the ultimate comfort food!) and I stoked the fire.
The carriage’s back doors spill open onto a generous sized terrace with views of the lake where the next morning we made breakfast and toasted chestnuts over the firepit before pulling on our wellies and taking our hot chocolates in tin mugs for a walk through the woods. One night here was enough to have us leaving completely refreshed and well, settled. Thanks to the surroundings, 2 stunning lakes complete with resident swans and beautiful woodland to get lost in.
Settle is a wonderful UK gem, it’s one of the loveliest, calmest places I’ve stayed in a long time. We plan to visit again for a whole new experience in the summer months, and hopefully that roll top bath which has my name on.
from £140 per night