Eat, Drink, Sleep

Les Routiers recommends quality establishments in the UK and Ireland

COUTRYSIDE WALKS

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Why not put on your walking boots and explore some of the UK’s countryside!

Below are some Les Routiers establishments to stay and rest your weary legs after exploring the countryside.

 HALIFORD MERE LAKES & RESTAURANT – Shepperton, Surrey Halliford-Mere-Lakes/Halliford Mere Lakes - main photo

There is so much to explore at the Haliford Mere Lakes as well as dining in the wonderful restaurant.

In 1986 Haliford Mere Lakes & Restaurant acquired a thirty-year-old worked out gravel pit and after years of landscaping the lakes and land, planting thousands of trees, shrubs and aquatic plants to create a picturesque natural environment.  Now has four spring fed trout lakes, woodland areas and meadows all playing host to abundant wildlife and a lakeside pavilion and seafood restaurant nestling at the water’s edge.  Well worth a visit!

THE TOWER INN – Slapton, Devon The-Tower-Inn/ Tower Inn Slapton, Devon pub

Come and stay at Tower Inn tucked away in the heart of beautiful Slapton Village hidden in the shadow of a 14th century tower there are lots to see and do within the area.

A number of great walks in the area choose leisurely or challenging, the choice is endless.   A particular favourite is a stroll along the coast path Slapton sands to Start Point light house. If you enjoy nature reserve then Slapton Ley is the place to visit which is home to many species of animals including otters, eels, dormice and a huge number of birds and insects.

THE FUZZY DUCK – Armscote, Stratford-upon-Avon The-Fuzzy-Duck/ Fuzzy-duck-_-les-rout-1-710x470

Nestled in the rolling folds of the Cotswold countryside, close to Stratford-upon-Avon, is an 18th-century coaching inn, polished to perfection by The Fuzzy Duck team.  Stay in one of the beautiful bedrooms and best of all, the generous team have provided indulgent treats: plentiful toiletries, luxurious dressing gowns, lovely slippers; a nightcap tipple – come prepared to be spoiled.

Take a Fuzzy Duck Waddle with the trialled routes the team have put together a 2 ¾ mile ramble taking in neighbouring Newbold on Stour. There are many delightful local trails to be enjoyed too in un spoilt countryside and the charming villages of Admington, Ilmington, Larkstoke and Blackwell.

SHIBDEN MILL – Halifax West Yorkshire Shibden-Mill-Inn/ Shibden Mill Inn - exterior cropped

A 17th century inn set in the peaceful fold of Shibden Valley.  A perfect hideaway, ideally placed for visitors to make the most of their stay.  Stylish, comfortable, luxury 4-star accommodation.  Enjoy superb fine dining cuisine with ingredients sourced locally.

Shibden Mill offers something for everyone ranging from countryside walks to cycle routes, city centre shopping, golf courses.

THE MILL AT GORDLETON – Hordle, Hampshire The-Mill-at-Gordleton/ The Mill at Gordleton external

The Mill is the perfect place to relax with family and friends, enjoy delicious homemade food or unwind with a peaceful stay in one of its eight stunning bedrooms. Located in the village of Hordle, just minutes from the New Forest and the South Coast, there’s plenty to discover right on the doorstep. You can stay at The Mill and explore their beautiful gardens and grounds, river walks, hidden places to sit and let the world go by, they also have their very own ‘Secret Garden’, full of art works, sculptures and exhibits.  Discover some amazing wildlife.

 

 

 

July 18, 2016 | Les Routiers UK

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