After reading various earlier posts on here, I think we have narrowed down our choice to the 3/4 places in the title, but as we want something slightly different to the usual Lake District tourist, I thought I would hopefully sound out a few of you who were 'in the know'.
Our vacation will be in September. There will be 4 of us, myself, my husband, our 8 year old son and my 84 year old mother. We enjoy out and about but are not 'hikers', and the eldest in our party has limited mobility. You may wonder why on earth we are going to the Lake District in the first place? Well, that is because the area holds fond memories for my mother after spending her 40th wedding anniversary there with my late father and she has asked to go back this year before her health deteriorates any further.
We are looking for a self-catering cottage or apartment, (ground floor bedroom ideal though not essential), in, or fairly near a town with shops to browse in and have coffee, with plenty of pubs/restaurants to choose from for eating out in the evenings, We don't mind getting in the car to have a lookabout the surrounding areas on a couple of the days, but mostly we want to lock up the car on arrival and have a short walk into the nearest town (pushing the wheelchair!). My husband is a coarse fisherman, but after a look about the internet, I think he has given up on finding somewhere for that nearby ... if at all!
If anyone can suggest accommodation, that would be a bonus, but mostly at this stage, we want to make sure we get the location right.