A Career for Life with English Lakes

Congratulations are certainly in order for the longest serving member of staff at English Lakes, Maria Walker, who celebrates thirty years in the company this month. Here, she shares a little of her English Lakes journey. Continue reading “A Career for Life with English Lakes”

Four Generations of Family Business at English Lakes

English Lakes has its roots in the hard work and dedication of Robert Buckley, an orphan who was determined that his family would have opportunities in life that he did not have. Robert’s son, Norman, purchased Low Wood in 1952 and eventually persuaded Michael Berry, his nephew, to manage the hotel. Michael was instrumental in shaping not just Low Wood, but a whole family of hotels that we know today as English Lakes Hotels, Resorts & Venues. Continue reading “Four Generations of Family Business at English Lakes”

An Evening with Rugby Legend, Shaun Edwards at Lancaster House

Round One of the RBS Six Nations Championship kicked off last weekend with England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy locking horns and battling it out for glory

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English Lakes: A Peak inside the Family Wedding Album

English Lakes is a family run business. Chairman and Managing Director, Simon Berry married Diana on 21st May 1983 and had their wedding breakfast at The Wild Boar, their evening reception at Waterhead and spent the first night of their honeymoon at Low Wood Bay. Continue reading “English Lakes: A Peak inside the Family Wedding Album”

Trio of Family Weddings at Low Wood Bay

Three members of the Lofty family – Mel and his daughters Gemma and Sam – all chose the same wedding venue, Low Wood Bay. Mel tied the knot recently at Low Wood Bay so we caught up with the whole family. 

It was the baby of the family, Gemma, Wedding & Events Manager for the hotel and her husband, Nevil, General Manager, who led the way marrying at the hotel where they both now work. Continue reading “Trio of Family Weddings at Low Wood Bay”

The Lake District – Our Top 10 Days Out with Children

The Receptionists at Waterhead are frequently asked “where are the best places to go in the area with children”? We asked Amelia, a regular guest at Waterhead and her parents to give us their Top 10 …

Family day out in the Lake District
Family day out in the Lake District

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Spreading Some Christmas Joy at Low Wood Bay

On Thursday the 11th of December Low Wood hosted a very special Spirit of Christmas Afternoon Tea Event.

Martha Wood, Reception Shift Leader who organised the event
Martha Wood, Reception Shift Leader who organised the event

Martha Wood, the Reception Shift Leader from Low Wood Bay had an idea to do something fantastic for some of the older members of our local community to spread some Christmas Joy! What started as a small idea was then encouraged by the management of the hotel and English Lakes Directors and also supported by many local businesses in the area. This spurred Martha on to organise a memorable event full of festive joy for over one hundred people from our local community. Continue reading “Spreading Some Christmas Joy at Low Wood Bay”