Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering the Lake District

Coffee – A Love Story

Here at R&H, we take coffee very seriously. Not just because of its vital role in the day-to-day running of the business, but because Cumbria has an affinity with coffee.

Historically, roasters such as Farrer’s of Kendal, established in 1819 have been ploughing the way for high quality tea and coffee in the Lake District and have been joined by some worthy contenders over the decades. 

We’ve put together our favourite roasteries and coffee shops to tickle your tastebuds during your Lakeland getaway.  There’s nothing worse than a bad cup of joe, so we’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Fancy a flat white?

If you’re staying in Windermere, it goes without saying a trip to Homeground Coffee + Kitchen is a must visit. This lovely brunch-spot source their ingredients locally and seasonally, ensuring their menu stays fresh and delicious all year round.  Not only this, but they’re said to provide one of the best oat milk flat whites in the area. What’s not to love?

On from Windermere, we recommend a pit stop at Chester’s by the River, located at Skelwith Bridge on the outskirts of Ambleside. With an extensive take-away menu of incredible cakes, salads, and pastries, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to indulge in one of their tasty coffees. Think perfect latte art and fresh blueberry scones. Ideal fuel for your Lake District adventures.

And finally, if you’ve made your way to Grasmere without giving in to temptation, look no further that Lucia’s Coffee + Bakehouse. Arguably the best sausage rolls you’ll ever eat – but incredibly good coffee too. With irresistible cakes and sourdoughs, you’ll want to stock up whilst you’re here.

One for the road?

So, you’ve drank your way around the Lake District, heart racing and ready to tackle anything this holiday throws at you.  Is it time to stock up on beans?

Redbank Coffee

Proud of their ‘carefully curated, highly traceable and responsibly sourced coffees’, Redbank is Cumbrian born and bred. Birthed in a tiny unit in Coniston, Red Bank began creating small batch roasted beans with sustainability and ethics at the heart of everything they do. You can now find their stunning products in retailers and coffee shops across the Lakes, you’ll want to grab a bag for your home brew.


Located at Lakeland Food Park, Kendal, Rinaldo’s is conveniently placed to pop in, grab a delicious espresso and talk all things coffee. Suppliers of everything from full machines, drippers, AeroPress and cafetieres; you’ll be buzzing off more than just caffeine by the time you set off home!

Our Promise

We understand how much better coffee tastes when enjoyed on holiday – whether it be up a mountain, on a boat or simply from the comfort of a cosy bed. That’s why, in true coffee spirit, each of our luxury homes is provided with a coffee machine and Nespresso pods or ground beans where necessary.

A little extra morning motivation, on us.


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