Whilst major works are being done to the west end of the house, to upgrade our guest loos, and guest sitting room, we are having a break from weddings. This is the first time in almost ten years that we are having a ‘proper’ break. It is both an excellent opportunity to catch up with ourselves, to catch up with our social life, and to plan the future for Belmount Hall.

So, last weekend, we hosted a House Party, with our guests being some of my housemates from Bristol rather too many years ago. This is a wonderful use of Belmount – not as hard work as weddings, but lots of fun. In short, Belmount works perfectly for house parties.

One of our weekend guests summed it all up as follows:- “That was a wonderful weekend in every way. We are so grateful to you two for organising it all so brilliantly well. One could not ask for a better combination of lovely, dear friends, in a perfectly beautiful house, in a glorious landscape. Fresh air, loads of walking, dogs, a cruise on Gondola, a perfect pub lunch, plus delicious exquisite meals and special wine just completed the pleasure. Your hospitality is absolutely brilliant – those wedding clients are so lucky to have you.”

We both love hosting house parties. It is a wonderful use for Belmount Hall. We can provide special food, ranging from ‘Jumping Jenny style’ food – Lasagne/Moussaka/Chicken and Fennel Pie – on the evening of arrival, to Gillie’s amazing canapes, brilliant starters and puddings, and Chris’ Boeuf en Croute with rich red wine sauce, for example, on Saturday evening.

So, if you have an event to celebrate – wedding anniversary/big birthday/little birthday – or just fancy a weekend of enjoying great hospitality, and the delights of the Lake District, please contact us… .

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