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Take a dream holiday with Tranquil Otter

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Perfectly positioned on the edge of the Lake District and a short distance from Cumbria’s capital, Carlisle, The Tranquil Otter Luxury Lodges provide guests with the perfect base from which to explore both the city and countryside.


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Here, eight lodges occupy a peaceful lakeside location and view, boasting log fires and hot tubs to complete a truly relaxing getaway – whatever the season. Nestled snugly within easy reach of two World Heritage sites – both The Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall, a break in a Tranquil Otter luxury lodge offers the perfect opportunity to explore the northern tip of the county.

However, it’s also the perfect location to lock yourself and your loved-ones away and forget about the outside world - for those who wish to do so. In fact, one of the site rules is that guests in other lodges should not be aware of your presence, nor you of theirs. It’s all about tranquility.

Access to the site is via a private, single-track lane and there are eight different lodges to choose from - along with a house for larger groups, which can accommodate ten people.


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Each lakeside lodge has a hot-tub, a log-burning stove, a spacious private gated deck, a barbeque and access to a moored boat for trips across the private lake. Indoor extras include digital TV, DVD player, a coin-op’ sauna (in two of the lodges), coffee machine and central heating.

Among the lodges is the Alder lodge – a two-storey lodge featuring a lounge area with high ceilings and an upstairs bedroom that offers an unforgettable view of the private lake.


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Guests receive a pint of milk delivered by the milkman on arrival day, border biscuits, filter coffee sachet sourced from John Watt coffee roasters and Farrar’s tea bags as well as pods of Tassimo Americano coffee. Locally sourced food is also the order of the day, courtesy of Jimmy Mulholland in Great Orton.

For £30, a Welcome Pack can be arranged, containing butter, cheese, free range eggs, bread, bacon, Cumberland Sausages, burgers from locally sourced beef, bread rolls, relish and jam or preserve.

Guests can also splash-out on a Luxury Pack for £40, which also includes locally sourced cooked ham with honey & mustard glaze, fruit pie, locally sourced single cream and choice of red or white wine supplied by Foundry Wines.

If you make short work of devouring those supplies, don’t worry – more are never far away. The nearest shop is in Great Orton, R&J Mulholland – a traditional family butcher with a passion for quality. There’s also Cranston’s Farm Shop with a wide range of meats cuts, prepared meat (ready to put into the oven), pies, game and a deli selection. It also stocks fruit, veg’, olives, oils, cakes and beer.

There’s also a selection of supermarkets within five-mile radius, with Asda and Morrisons near junction 44 of the M6, Sainsbury’s in the centre of Carlisle and Tesco at junction 43.


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After being fed, you won’t feel fed-up – as just a stone’s throw from the door of each lodge are woodland walks to enjoy, all within The Tranquil Otter’s private grounds. Perfect for birdwatching, guests can also get up close and personal with nature by indulging in a spot of wild swimming.

Each lodge is designed with comfort in mind, staying true to the wooded surroundings while embracing all the modern-life luxuries which guests expect during a relaxing and traditional getaway in the 21st century.


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Guests are also urged to consider turning to a fresh perspective on life first embraced by the Scandinavians, closely followed by our Scottish neighbours. You see, they offer effective advice and suggestions of the simplest kind, to ensure inner warmth sweeps through us all-year long.

Visitors are actively encouraged to indulge in a little “Coorie”, which – if you didn’t know, is the new “Hygge” (pronounced ‘Hoo-gah’). Now, if you don’t know what Hygge is, it’s easily achievable – so, read-on…

Quite simply, Hygge, or Coorie (we’ll let you choose your favourite term from here on out), is the joyful art of taking pleasure in the simpler things in life. The Scandinavian ritual has been fully embraced by the Scots; and just over the Scotland / Cumbria border at The Tranquil Otter, it’s being encouraged as a way of holiday-life for guests.

Put simply, Coorie means to pull your shawl or coat tightly around you to protect you from the cold and windy winters. As you know however, summer is coming – and the term has evolved to cover a wide variety of all things warm and cosy – both literally and metaphorically. It means guests should find contentment and more pleasure in what they may otherwise consider “ordinary, everyday things”.

Indulge in your favourite comfort food or get close to nature by walking in the hills. Or, with so little light pollution in Cumbria and southern Scotland, guests are urged to try stargazing from a hot tub. Why not get around to reading that book you bought a few months ago, or start a new tradition with family and friends? Whatever you choose to linger over, adding a few simple enriching elements into your life will add to your happiness, health and wellbeing.

At The Tranquil Otter, a warm welcome awaits those who are searching for the perfect place to experience this heart-warming way of life. So enthusiastic is the team, a “Little Book of Hygge” is left for every guest to enjoy. This simple approach to boost energy and enthusiasm embodies all things that quite simply make you smile - not only on the outside, but on the inside too.


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However you choose to enjoy your time in a luxury lodge at The Tranquil Otter, it can always be described as a dream location for your next break and escape from the rat-race.

For more information, check out The Tranquil Otter here.


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