The Lingholm Estate is magical. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve stayed or dropped by for a bite or a quick coffee, or wandered around the grounds and the wonderful walled gardens or used it as a base camp for many, many hikes.

It’s perfectly placed on the shore of Derwent Water, near the base of Catbells, and it has everything. The accommodation is another level, the kitchen and food and coffee is, for my money, the best in the Lakes, and the people who work there are the friendliest and most helpful people you will meet. I was bowled over to be asked to capture some shots for them - a handful of images of their accommodation (including the spectacular new boathouse), and some of their grounds and the Lingholm Kitchen and bakery at work.

If you haven’t been, go. Do it now.