In brief: A hidden gem on the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness with 14 acres of private woodland.
Our highlight: The AA Rosette-certified food at Oscar’s is top notch.
Insider guide: Abbey House Hotel is a chic Neo-Gothic hotel in the South Lakes. With 61 beautifully decorated rooms, it’s the perfect place for a spot of relaxation, a bit of pampering and a little indulgence. Unwind in the spa and let the experienced therapists massage, cleanse and revive you with their range of treatments. Then, when you’re feeling recharged and revitalised, check in for afternoon tea, indulge in the award-winning restaurant or hire one of the snug, oak-panelled private dining rooms for special celebrations.