Racing down the finish straight at Cartmel Races

Lake District and Cumbria Events August to December 2017

5th April 2017

Here’s the 3rd selection of our guide to this year’s festivals, country shows, and events taking place around the Lake District and Cumbria.

I’ve picked out a selection of our favourite events from August through to Christmas 2017.

This list is … Read more »

Image of Holker Hall

Lake District and Cumbria Events May, June & July 2017

26th February 2017

Here’s the 2nd part of our guide to this year’s festivals, country shows, and events taking place around the Lake District and Cumbria.

The variety of events is hugely varied and there’s something going on every week. and I’ve … Read more »

Image of Chilli Festival at Holker Hall

Lake District and Cumbria events February, March, April 2017

1st February 2017

There are so many wonderful events scheduled this year in the Lake District and Cumbria.

2017 is going to be a very exciting year with a whopping 203 country shows, festivals and events taking place around the Lake District … Read more »

Horses jumping the hurdles at Cartmel Races

Cartmel Races 2017

27th December 2016

The 2017 racing fixtures for Cartmel are always exiting news for the many lovers of Cartmel Races .

2017 carries on where 2016 left off with a record 9 days of horse racing on the village racecourse.

The confirmed  2017 racing … Read more »

Cartmel Valley Cottages for Christmas & New Year’s Eve

28th September 2016

Christmas time & New Year is a great time of year to visit the Cartmel Valley and stay in 1 of our Lake District holiday cottages.

Unlike in days gone by, the pubs and restaurants don’t close in winter … Read more »

The Historic Gatehouse in Cartmel Village

Cartmel to get Exciting new Food Shop

5th July 2016

Cartmel’s famous chef Simon Rogan is looking to open a shop in an historic Cartmel building.

Simon Rogan’s company ‘Rogell’ has submitted a planning application to turn Cartmel Priory Gatehouse Cottage into a shop. The Cavendish Street property would … Read more »

Cartmel village square and the Kings arms pub

Cartmel-The Food Lovers Village

25th June 2016

Over the last few years Cartmel has become THE  place in Northern England to visit for food lovers.

The village is famous for Cartmel Races, the 800 year old Cartmel Priory, Cartmel Sticky Toffee pudding and the North of England’s only … Read more »

Lowther Show

Lake District Events 2016

27th May 2016

The Lake District is much loved for its stunning scenery, amazing walks, lovely country pubs and gorgeous holiday cottages. But did you know that the Lake District is also fast becoming a destination for the large volume of events held … Read more »

View from Brant Fell near Windermere

Fascinating facts about Cumbria

26th May 2016

We love this great blog written by Beth & Steve Pipe who have a new book out entitled Historic Cumbria Off the beaten track. Their website and this blog is available … Read more »

Tour of Britain in the Lake District

The Tour of Britain 2016

6th April 2016

Great news for cycling! The Cycling Tour of Britain returns to Cumbria and the Lake District.

In February the route for the 2016 Tour of Britain was announced.

The Tour starts in Glasgow and finishes in London.

The highlight for those … Read more »

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12th May, 2017

Carree Cottage Reviews

From Email:-

We had a lovely week at Carree Cottage.

The accommodation and facilities were very good, as was the weather!

I am more familiar with the Central and Northern Lakes and this was our first visit to the Lake District Peninsulas. It’s different but equally attractive. Hopefully it won’t be our last – Stephen Hague, Poringland, Norfolk

8th May, 2017

Cartmel Hill Reviews

From Email:-

The quality of everything was great, you could tell you have taken time to get it all just right.

The house worked really well in terms of the layout. The children loved the games room and thought the keyboard was great.

We absolutely dropped on with the weather but even when it went cooler the summer house was perfect.

I have recommended you to friends and we are also trying to work out plans to return next summer for a longer period.

Many thanks, and we hope to visit again soon.  If you ever decide to sell up please let us know, we would move there in a flash! – Lisa Kenrick

1st May, 2017

Carree Cottage Reviews

From Email:-

Well, what a “blast from the past” this weekend has been!

I had forgotten what a wonderful childhood I had.

Carree cottage and Cark have reminded me of how simple and lovely life used to be.  Being able to roam for miles without any traffic to worry about, hardly seeing a soul whilst listening to nature and watching the constantly changing landscape, then coming back home starving, picking up a freshly baked loaf from the local bakery and toasting it on the warm and cosy real fire, spreading it with lashings of real butter and washing it down with a hot mug of tea, there really is nothing finer in my book!

The cottage is quirky and very charming, retaining many of it’s original features whilst still providing all of the modern luxuries you would expect, like a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom (sorry to disappoint but no tin bath in front of the fire!) But it does have very comfortable beds.  In fact all the right ingredients to ensure you have a very relaxing stay in a quaint little village that has all the shops and dog friendly pubs you will need.

The Engine Inn serves food, great hand pulled beers and has a big roaring fire creating a lovely atmosphere where everyone is friendly and happy to have a chat.  Brilliant!

The Rose and Crown is just a couple of minutes up the road where you can sit out on the terrace with a drink overlooking Morecambe bay.

Whilst in the area a visit to Cartmel is only a 3 minute drive or 20 minute’s walk away where you can browse the eclectic shops before picking up some lovely cheeses and wine to accompany the locally bought bread from the bakery.  Oh, and don’t forget the famous sticky toffee pudding too!

If like me you fondly reminisce about how good things used to be, but still like the luxuries of today, then this might just be the place you’re looking for!

Thank you Simon and your brilliant team for delivering yet another memorable holiday!

Lynne, Rob, Catherine and Sonny

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