The Lake District National Park
Located at the gateway to The Lake District, and close to the Arnside and Silverdale Areas of Natural Beauty, Twin Lakes Country Club is in a truly prime location.
The Lake District is one of the UK’s most celebrated treasures and attracts over 15million visitors every year from all over the world, spending over £1,051million according to a report by The Lake District National Park Authority. The location of Twin Lakes Country Club, on the border or this outstanding National Park, makes it the ideal place to own a holiday home – whether for buy-to-let or private use.
The homes at Twin Lakes Country Club are close to all the main attractions in the area with the added benefit of being better value for money than the homes located within the National Park. Over 26 miles of coastline and estuaries are protected by The Lake District National Park which is home to some 22, 930 dwellings, 15% of which are holiday or second homes. Across the region you’ll find 14,650 archaeological sites and monuments and 23 Conservation Areas including historic towns and villages.
The Lake District is a nationally important place for wildlife with many rare and protected species, some of which call the area their home and others that pass through during specific seasons. This outstanding variety is a big part of what attracts people to the area, where they’ll have the opportunity to witness some truly remarkable wildlife.
For those who enjoy birdwatching you’ll find a wide variety of species across the region, including Red Kite, Wood Wabler and Bee-eater as well as over a thousand ducks, geese and swans on Lake Windermere throughout the year. Lake Windermere also provides a second home to wintering birds like Goldeneye and Tufted duck, which you can spot if your timing is right.
Among the many wonderful species you’ll find in The Lake District you will also find Red deer, Arctic charr and otters playing in some of the lake and river systems. The location is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts or anyone who simply wants to get closer to nature for some peace and tranquility.
The Lake District contains 12 of England’s largest lakes, each with its own unique attractions, amenities and wildlife.
Lake Windermere is the most famous lake in the region and is the largest natural lake in England, fed by numerous rivers. This natural giant reaches an impressive 10.5 miles in length and is over 220 feet deep. The lake is fantastic for boating activities and sees a range of watersports throughout the year.
Bassenthwaite Lake, the most northern of the major lakes, offers some of the best views in the Lake District. Take the road from Braithwaite village towards the Whinlatter Pass and stop at one of the many lay bys to try your hand at some landscape photography – a great place to catch the sunsets.
Derwentwater is one of the more popular lakes, with a great number of activities to enjoy throughout the year. The northern end of the lake is dominated by the village of Keswick, home to theatres, one of Britain’s oldest cinemas and a museum and art gallery. The village was also home to famous poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey, who were inspired by the lake’s scenic beauty.
The Lake District is home to four large mountains and a large collection of fells and hills, making it one of the best places in the UK to get out and about on foot.
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England with an elevation of 978 metres; it is horseshoe shaped and is one of the peaks tackled in the National Three Peaks Challenge. The mountain is the highest piece of land for 90 miles and the views from the summit are some of the best in the park.
Helvellyn, located further north, is the third highest mountain in the Lake District but is much easier to access than Scafell Pike. From the peak you’ll be able to appreciate the way the mountain was formed, with three deep glacial coves and two large ridges to explore. On a clear day you will be able to see Scotland and Wales from the top.
Skiddaw is the most northern peak, located close to the northern border of the Lake District. The peak dominates the skyline of the northern lakes and offers one of the easiest climbs in the whole area – one that walking guides recommend for those who are not used to walking, but want to tackle a climb.
Just 30 minutes from the popular village of Kendal and only 30 minutes from the world-famous Lake Windermere, Twin Lakes Country Club offers the perfect base from which to explore the delights of the region. Popular places to visit include Grasmere, Ullswater, Wastwater and Scafell Pike.
Nearby there are several pristine beaches and coastlines, such as Grange-Over-Sands and Sandside. Due to the many lakes, the coastline of the Lake District is often overlooked; however the dramatic cliffs, white sand beaches and beautiful sunsets should not be missed if you’re in the area for a few days.
Twin Lakes Country Club sits right on the edge of Arnside and Silverdale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A series of low hills, grasslands and deciduous woodlands make up the area which stretches to the salt marshes of the Kent Estuary. The area is well known for its rare butterfly species, vibrant bird life and untouched, natural beauty.
Whether you are interested in watersports, want to explore the great outdoors, or are simply looking for some breathing space from a hectic lifestyle, The Lake District is undeniably one of the best holiday locations in the UK.
With over 3,500km of public rights of way for walkers and hikers to enjoy, it is a paradise for those who love being outdoors. So many trails to choose from means there is something for every kind of hiker, and every level of ability – from gentle lake side strolls to rope assisted climbs.
The lakes also offer a fantastic range of watersports including kayaking, scuba diving or windsurfing – the possibilities are endless. Those who enjoy sailing can also make the most of the lakes with many locations offering boat hire and even lessons or simply relax and enjoy the view by jumping on one of the many lake steamers for a unique tour of the lakes.
If you love cycling – whether it’s road or mountain biking – you are spoiled for choice in the Lake District. From country lanes and designated cycleways to mountain biking trails for all abilities, there is something for every type of cyclist.
Having been home to some of Britain’s favourite writers – Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and John Ruskin to name a few – the Lake District is a great place for a real cultural experience. You can even visit the houses of Wordsworth and Potter and explore the homes and gardens they lived and wrote in.
Despite its unique countryside location, access to Twin Lakes Country Club couldn’t be easier, with direct routes from Junction 35 on the M6 along the A601.