Celebrate your mum! Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year falls on the last day of March – the 31st, so if you’re heading up to the Lakes and celebrating Mother’s Day,  why not stay the weekend and really indulge mum? You could book in for a weekend break from the Friday to Monday, or if you’ve a bit more time, …

February Half Term in the Lakes

It’s a lovely feeling when we get to February. The nights are getting lighter, the snowdrops have been and gone, the daffodils are out and there’ll be some lambs scampering about the fields. If you’ve a family, February half term is a great time to get together. Have a week away or a short break …

Winter in the Lakes

Winter is a magical time of year here in the Lakes, bringing Christmas markets, twinkly lights and good cheer. There are also lots of chances to eat, drink and be merry whilst you enjoy the cold and frosty weather.   What better at the end of the day to head back to your snug and warm …

Delicious lunches & Afternoon Tea at The Gaddum

We love a bit of afternoon tea, and decided to treat ourselves with a visit to The Gaddum restaurant at Brockhole-on-Windermere.  It’s a great location, right on the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside and walking distance from White Cross Bay. We went in through the rather grand front door,  and were welcomed by the very …

Our favourite Christmas Markets in the Lake District

(Image courtesy of the National Trust, John Millar) December is a magical time of year here in the Lakes. Bringing 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. They continue today in modern …

Festive Hampers to bring you good cheer..

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Low Sizergh Barn near Kendal, to bring you a scrumptious Christmas hamper to really get you feeling seasonal!   Simply add one in when you are booking on line or on the phone.  Available from October 22nd to the end of 2018) All items are locally produced, and seasonal, …

Summer’s here 2018!

Image: A summer day in Grange-in-Borrowdale, looking toward Skiddaw. Mark Gilligan Wastwater Photography Spend part of your summer in our beautiful World Heritage Site and you’ll be spoilt for choice on things to do, whatever the weather. Here’s some ideas for you to get planning your next trip! 1. To 2 September 2018: Kids of …