It’s funny, I always thought the concept of a Babymoon was such a marketing ploy but honestly, I get it. I’ve had a super healthy and relatively easy pregnancy but even I wanted the chance at being alone with my husband before we turned into three. I’ve been lucky to travel around the world and so this time we decided that it would be wonderful to ditch the passports and simply travel to somewhere in our own country. After a couple of days of research, we found a beautiful hotel called The Brimstone, packed up our car and drove the 5.5hours to the Lake District. Funnily enough once we got there my mum text me to say that she’d done the exact trip when pregnant with me!

The Brimstone is complete luxury, with valet parking or station pick up, the luxury spa and sensory experience together with just sixteen suites, make it feel like the perfect hideaway from the world. With five styles of suites to choose from, we went with the Fireside Suite, a warm and toasty fire, balcony and “hello bathtub” in the middle of the living room!

Of course, part of the reason why we chose The Brimstone was due to the food reviews. Not only is there complimentary cakes, sandwiches, wine and soft drinks all day in the Reading Room, but the Stove Restaurant and Bar, just a two minute walk from your room, had a menu that made it hard to decide what to have. N.B. If they have the truffle and mushroom soup when you visit, order it!

In all honesty I’ve never been much of a Spa lady and it’s even harder when you’re pregnant as unfortunately, most things are off bounds. My husband had the best time hopping from one thermal experience to the other, while I enjoyed the beautiful pool, foot spa and Laconium room which made bump kick away due to the lovely warm seats. No spa trip or Babymoon would be complete without indulging in a massage, Leon treated himself to a full body and I promptly fell asleep and dribbled in a sea of fluffy cushions and pillows during my Peaceful Pregnancy Treatment. It was heaven!

Of course as much as we wanted to stay in bed we also wanted to explore the beautiful Lake District and luckily there was no need for the car once we’d checked in as we were surrounded by sheep, cows, waterfalls and the world famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop just a 50 minute hike up the road! If you’re experiencing nausea or simply love Gingerbread it’s totally worth the visit! It had a queue out the door and covered the village in the most amazing smell!

If you’re currently pregnant or just thinking about booking a little trip away I cannot recommend it more. The only downside was that we couldn’t take our pup Steven, but to be fair it would have been far less relaxing as he snores too loudly to share a room! Have you visited the Lake District or been on a Babymoon, I’d love to hear where you went so please comment below!