We are now in the wedding season at Lingholm! This is our first year of offering weddings and we are already fully booked for this year and next. To say it is a daunting task is putting it mildly but organisation is the key and we are feeling well-prepared.
This weekend welcomes our third ceremony in the house and our 5th wedding reception on the estate. And so far the weddings are proving a massive success. It is a wonderful feeling sharing our beautiful surroundings with lovely couples who are making memories here. The feedback has been nothing but positive so far and we are delighted.
The main push in the months before the first inside wedding we hosted, in May, was to finish the refurbishment of the interior of the main house. We needed this to be complete in time for the first full wedding ceremony so it has been all hands to the pump with builders, carpenters, electricians and painters coming and going all the time.
It has been worth it though. We are delighted to have finished the two new apartments in the main house. The first one is called Lake View and is on the first floor. This is the most luxurious apartment we offer with plush carpets, an open-plan kitchen and living space, two large double bedrooms and a copper roll-top bath. It has stunning views across the lawn to Derwent Water and the lakes beyond.
The second apartment is called The Old Library and this is on the ground floor with access directly into the grounds. It offers a large living area and also some lovely views.
The rest of the main house has been given some care and attention with new carpets and paintwork wherever they were needed. After 18 months of hard work, it is looking really good and we are very proud of what we have achieved.
We are conscious of our holiday guests when weddings are taking place so have deliberately kept August, our busiest month, a wedding-free month so we can focus on our other guests.
So it has been a very busy few weeks and we cannot wait to host the planned weddings this year and next
The restoration and plans are far from complete for the rest of the grounds and cottages however so watch this space for more news….
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