Experience True Culinary Excellence Near Our Luxury Holiday Cottages

23 August 2023

One question we get asked by our guests time and time again is: where would you recommend dining for a special occasion meal?

No luxurious getaway is complete without exquisite cuisine. Luckily for you, Mill House Cottages’ range of luxury holiday cottages in the Lake District are surrounded by some of the finest restaurants this country has to offer. If you’re a foodie like us, we know that stunning dining experiences create everlasting memories, and we want to help create that memory today.

So, we’ve created a list of exquisite dining establishments, each nestled near our meticulously designed holiday cottages. Join us on a culinary journey, where every bite is a testament to the art of fine dining.


Location: 9 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2AU

Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 12pm-11pm; Sun 1pm-7pm

📞: 01524 298 002

📧: [email protected]

Residing in the heart of the picturesque Kirkby Lonsdale, NUMBER NINE is a culinary gem that epitomises creativity and innovation. As guests of Bective House, you're just moments away from indulging in a symphony of flavours. NUMBER NINE's carefully crafted seasonal menus pay homage to local ingredients, combining them in ways that surprise and delight.

Restaurant front of Number Nine in Kirkby Lonsdale

The Lunesdale Arms

Location: Tunstall, LA6 2QN

Opening Hours: Weds-Sat 12pm-3pm, 5pm-9pm; Sun 12pm-8pm

📞: 015242 36191

📧: [email protected]

Known as a haven of culinary excellence, this charming establishment beckons guests of The Pavilion to embark on a foodie adventure. The Lunesdale Arms’ menu is full of taste sensations from across the globe like crispy tempura prawns, and slow-cooked duck leg with creamy parmesan polenta. With each bite, you'll savour the passion and dedication of the chefs who bring artistry to your plate.

Interior of The Lunsdale Arms restaurant

The Red Well Country Inn

Location: Kirkby Lonsdale Road, Arkholme, Lancashire LA6 1BQ

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-5pm

📞: 015242 36232

📧: [email protected]

The Red Well Country Inn perfectly blends traditional charm and contemporary sophistication. This beautiful country inn is the perfect choice for those staying at The Nook. Embracing the essence of Arkholme, The Red Wall chefs offer an array of stunning dishes made with love and deep respect for British culinary tradition.

Outside of the Red Well Restaurant in Arkholme

The Inn at Whitewell

Location: Forest of Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3AT

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-2pm, 7pm-9pm; Fri-Sun 12pm-2pm, 6pm-9pm

📞: 01200 448 222

📧: [email protected]

Set above the River Hodder, and boasting gorgeous views of the rolling countryside, The Inn at Whitewell is every foodie’s dream. Guests at The Lodge at Bowland, are invited to enjoy an elevated dining experience, where the high-quality, locally sourced produce takes centre stage. Indulge in perfectly prepared dishes like slow-roasted Burholme lamb with salsa Verde, or the famous Whitewell fish pie as you take in the stunning natural beauty that surrounds you.

Exterior of the Inn at Whitewell restaurant


Location: Cavendish Street, Cartmel Nr Grange over Sands Cumbria, LA11 6QA

Opening Hours: Tues 6.30pm-8pm; Weds-Sat 12pm-1.30pm, 6.30pm-8pm

📞: 015395 36362

📧: [email protected]

Embark on a gastronomic adventure at L’Enclume, a world-renowned destination perfectly situated 25 minutes’ drive from Drakes Barn. This Michelin-starred restaurant is a true celebration of culinary ingenuity, where dishes are thoughtfully constructed to tell a story. Every visit promises a multi-sensory experience that tantalises the palate and sparks the imagination.

A meal at L'enclume


So, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking to indulge your senses, these stunning restaurants promise the highest quality food that will elevate your stay to unparalleled heights.

Book your stay with us to embark on a culinary adventure that's sure to leave a lasting impression. Or, if you fancy cooking up a storm in your own fully equipped deluxe kitchen while on your luxury holiday, take a look at our self-catering holiday cottages.

If you would like to know more about any of our cottages, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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