January 19, 2015

Where is your favourite spot for a short break? Spain, Italy, France? Why not make 2015 the year to discover the many scenic local spots in the U.K. The U.K. has so many beautiful coastal towns that are perfect for a short break. No rushing to the airport, roaming on your mobile, converting Pounds to Euros and struggling to communicate. The West Coast boasts breathtaking scenery and an abundance of activities and sights and sounds that will keep the whole family entertained.

Abbey House Hotel from airAbbey House Hotel and Gardens enjoys an ideal location in the Southern Lake District. Set in 14 acres of private woodland and gardens, the hotel lies nestled just on the edge of the town of Barrow in Furness. The Furness Abbey is accessible from the grounds and the exciting ruins can be explored at your leisure.


Just minutes away is the South Lakes Wild Animal Park that will be a great hit with the kids. They will also love a visit to Thomas & Friends at the Haverthwaite Railway Village.

Things to do in Cumbria

Less than an hours drive is Lakes Coniston & Windermere along with the scenic villages of Hawkeshead & Ambleside. In the town of Barrow in Furness you will find a superb dockside museum. Enjoy some fresh air and get the blood pumping with a coastal walks to the Walney Island Nature reserve and the local seal community can be viewed on a regular basis.

With so much to do in the local area, Abbey House Hotel is the perfect base. The unique country setting, great accommodation options and complimentary WIFi make for a truly unforgettable short break. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Abbey House Hotel so why not check availability now for your next short break to Cumbria?