Once we were checked in, the first thing on our girls’ weekend agenda was dinner. We were both quite tired, we opted to have dinner in the more low-key restaurant at the hotel, The Living Space. Though the atmosphere was casual and relaxed, the menu was full of bold and appetising options. Likewise, the wonderfully extensive gin menu kept Emma and I occupied for quite a while.
Armed with our drinks, we settled on a feast of portobello mushroom chips, calamari and Asian crispy duck salad. Our appetites sated, we returned to our room and promptly snuggled into bed with a mug of hot chocolate.
The following morning I was awake and out of bed in a flash. After arriving in the dark the night before, I couldn’t wait to see the view from our window. I was not disappointed: the early morning sun was just peeping up above the hills, casting its light over the lake and into our room. Just below me, the hotel grounds sloped towards the water, a mixture of beautifully tended gardens and open land. I could see a few hotel guests already outside with their dogs and I made a mental note to make sure I tracked down the pooches later for a cuddle.
Leaving the curtains open so I could take in the mountain view, I hopped back into bed for a cup of coffee with Emma before we made our way down to breakfast. This was something I was quite excited about as I’d heard there was a DIY waffle station. Sure enough, set up on the side were a couple of impressive cast iron waffle makers, portions of batter neatly lined up for guests to help themselves to.