What’s on February Half Term

‘Clarty’ is Cumbrian for getting a ‘bit mucky’, and that’s what February half-term in the Lake District with kids is all about. There will likely be muddy puddle jumping, lake splashing and stick playing, but there will certainly be beaming smiles and belly-filled laughter.  There are endless things to do to tire out our lovely, …

What’s on in 2020 in the Lake District

Are you back to work and planning how you’re going to use those precious days off and bank holidays in 2020?  There’s nothing quite like a long weekend to get us through the week and a short work week is just the best too.  Now that we’re into the new year, it’s time to get …

Top 5 Winter Walks

Snow on the mountains and frost underfoot, there’s no better place to be than the Lake District on a crisp winter walk. We’ve chosen our festive favourites to share with you. And what is great about these winter wanders is you’re never too far from a lovely cosy pub, as we do like the winter …

Preparing for your winter walk

There’s no greater feeling than returning to your Lake District lodge with chilly hands and toes, rosy cheeks, hungry tummies and a chest full of wonderful fresh air. Once inside your snug and warm lodge, the kettle goes on for delicious hot chocolates and the log burner is fired up, time for a hot bath …

Our Favourite Christmas Markets in the Lake District

Kirkby Lonsdale Main Street by Robin Ree December is a magical time of year here in the Lakes, with Christmas markets, twinkly lights, good cheer, and lots of chances to eat, drink and be merry. Christmas markets started in medieval Germany, and are usually around the start of advent. We enjoy the Cumbrian version here …

Comfort in the Lakes this Autumn

Autumn in the Lakes is all about comfort. Oversized socks, lots of layers, films in bed, warming food, bubbling hot tubs and roaring open fires. This is, of course, after the adventure of puddle splashing, a muddy woodland walk or a relaxing cycle ride.   Here we guide you through our favourite coffee hangouts, local pubs …

Festive Hampers delivered to your lodge

Our friends at Low Sizergh Barn near Kendal, have put together a new version of their scrumptious Christmas hamper for 2019 to get you feeling seasonal!   Simply add one in when you are booking on line or on the phone.  Available from 4 November to the end of 2019) All items are locally produced, and …

Things to do in Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Circle by Ben Bush Photography Keswick market town is one of the Lake District’s most popular destinations, dominated by the awesome backdrop of the Skiddaw range. This friendly town hosts a twice weekly market that has recently won the coveted “Best Outdoor Market” in the Great British Market Awards.  The pedestrianised and ancient …

Autumn Half-Term adventures

Time to spoil the family with an Autumn Half Term Break? Time off with the family is priceless. Half-term autumn is the last week off of the year, before the big lead-up to Christmas! A week in one of our family lodges gives you lots of ‘us-time’ space to breathe, and plan your own adventure.  …

Grange-over-Sands: a gracious gem of a town

Grange-over-Sands is a gracious gem in the South Lake District, nestled right on the sea-front overlooking the ever-changing big skies and expanse of Morecambe Bay. Our newest lodge destination near Grange-over-Sands is Woodlands   in the quiet area of Meathop, just outside Grange, overlooking Meathop Moss.  The Moss is a Site of Special Scientific Interest …