Tag: "cumbria"

Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness

The Lake District's historic houses

After this month's Heritage Open Days, we thought we'd stick with the cultural and heritage theme and put together our top ten list of historic houses in Cumbria.
Windermere in a day - there's so much to do!

Windermere in a day - there's so much to do!

There is so much to see and do in and around Windermere, so condensing it into one day is more than a little tricky. Here’s an idea of what to do.
Ullswater

A whistle-stop tour of the Lake District lakes

When the sun is beating down on the Lake District, there’s no better place to be than beside one of the large bodies of water that give this stunning national park its name.
Red tarn

Summer in the Lake District

The Lake District is the perfect place to spend your Summer holidays. Enjoy long, warm days, clear blue skies and stunning views.
Wild swimming in the Lake District

Wild swimming in the Lake District

In just a few weeks’ time, thousands of swimmers will be heading to the Lake District to take part in the Great North Swim.
The view from Brant Fell

Our favourite Lake District walks with the children

Here are just a few of our favourite Lake District walks which we’ve enjoyed with our children. So why not kit yours out with some sturdy walking boots and take them exploring?
Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Birkdale House is a large Victorian house set on the 470-acre Matson Ground Estate close to Bowness-on-Windermere in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Home to a number of holiday cottages, this is very much the estate’s ‘flagship’ luxury property – as you will soon see – which opened in 2020 and
Spring in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District

We all have to put up with January and February – the cold, the long dark evenings. No wonder they’re generally considered to be the two least appealing months of the year in the UK. But March to May breathes new life into the landscape, a time when the Lake District National Park truly comes
New year, new you? Make your New Year resolutions happen by visiting the Lake District

New year, new you? Make your New Year resolutions happen by visiting the Lake District

Every year, millions of us make our New Year’s resolutions. From getting fit to seeing friends, eating healthier food to trying new things. And there’s one place where all of these can happen. The English Lake District. The Lake District National Park Located in the north-west corner of England, the Lake District National Park covers
Wonders of the Lake District World Heritage Site

Wonders of the Lake District World Heritage Site

In 2017 the Lake District joins the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in enjoying World Heritage Status. Whilst these are great monoliths, the Lake District is a petite natural wonder, filled with its very own network of hundreds of miles of hand built stone walls, mausoleums,
Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

On the third and final day of my road trip around Cumbria, it was time to return my rental car to Hertz, but not before I’d done a little more exploring first. Having driven over Wrynose Pass the previous day, my plan was to take the vehicle over another of the Lake District’s famous routes – the Kirkstone
Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Cumbria isn’t one of the easiest counties to get around if you don’t have your own transport. Not only is it the third largest county in England, but it is also the second most sparsely populated, meaning that most things tend to be a drive away. The county is far easier than many people realise
Photograph of the week: Wastwater in the English Lake District

Photograph of the week: Wastwater in the English Lake District

This is a view of Wastwater in the Lake District, seen from the Wasdale Head route up Scafell Pike – the ideal viewpoint from which to take in the lake’s full size. In an area full of breathtaking landscape views, this particular site was glorious to behold – after a long, hard climb to the
Ooooh... look... we won, we won!

Ooooh... look... we won, we won!

Great news just in! Despite listing more than 45,000 properties in 116 countries, the Holiday Lettings Hall of Fame 2011 listed our very own luxury holiday apartment as its overall winner!  Needless to say, my wife and I are rather pleased that all our hard work appears to be paying off.  For those that don’t