Plenty of hotels have a pool, but this one comes with its own swimming lake. And exploring the extensive grounds provides the perfect excuse for tucking into the estate’s excellent fare

My weekends away usually involve a lie-in and a fry-up, not shivering at the edge of a lake at 8am, trying to find the nerve to jump in. But that’s the Fritton Arms’ USP: its extensive grounds encompass two-mile-long Fritton lake, and guests can join thrice-weekly open-water swimming sessions.

The swimmers at my Saturday-morning session look pretty serious, with wetsuits and talk of triathlons. But they welcome an ill-equipped interloper in a bikini, doing one lap of leisurely breaststroke to every three of theirs at a furious front crawl.

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Source: The Guardian

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