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The Lakes

The Lake District is England’s largest national park, the largest ‘adventure playground’ and the UK’s top holiday destination throughout spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

There’s a wide variety of activities available to people of all ages, set in England’s most stunning scenery where the diverse & natural landscapes are geographically unique.

Don’t just take our word for it, listen to the great poet, Tony Walsh, in this visually stunning video that sums up the beauty of the English Lake District

England has 5 mountains over 3000 feet high (900 meters) and all 5 of them are here in Cumbria! At 885 square miles, the Lake District is home to England’s deepest lake-Wastwater, England’s longest lake-Windermere, and England’s highest mountain-Scafell Pike. The Lake District also boasts some of northern England’s most beautiful coastline.

The Lake District is quite simply breathtaking and to help you get the most out of your holidays in the Lake District we’ve created several pages of information below about our wonderful corner of England.

 

Alfred Wainwright the great guidebook author and illustrator famously wrote about his 1st trip to the Lake District in 1930, “I was totally transfixed, unable to believe my eyes. I had never seen anything like this. I saw mountain ranges, one after another, the nearer starkly etched, those beyond fading into the blue distance. Rich woodlands, emerald pastures and the shimmering water of the lake below added to a pageant of loveliness, a glorious panorama that held me enthralled. I had seen landscapes of rural beauty pictured in the local art gallery, but here was no painted canvas; this was real. This was truth. God was in his heaven that day and I a humble worshipper”

The Lake District is UK’s first national park to win UNESCO World Heritage Status and joins the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in being given one of the highest accolades on the planet.

With its rolling fells, spectacular mountains and stunning lakes, the Lake District not only finds itself in illustrious company but also becomes the United Kingdom’s first national park to be awaded the World Heritage status by UNESCO.

The Lake District has a lot to offer from gentle rolling hills and valleys to dramatic jagged peaks, stunning beaches, coastal cliffs, vast tidal estuaries, roaring waterfalls, meandering rivers and streams, large forests

Want more? Cumbria also boasts lots of historic houses & gardens set in Cumbria’s magnificent landscape, 50 stone circles, Hadrian’s Wall,  and lots and lots of history and heritage too.

Whilst there are hundreds of lakes and tarns, the Lake District has 16 lakes of reputable size. Each lake and valley has a distinct character of its own.

 

The Great Outdoors

It’s fun,

It’s free,

And it’s good for you! – available throughout the Lake District

 

 

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Reviews

18th February, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor

“Excellent”

This venue was amazing for a relaxing tranquil weekend. Lazy mornings, long soak in the bath, walking, pub meals and real fires 🔥 – Catherine

28th January,

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Beautiful house, warm, welcoming, modern but with so much character. A real corker of a property!”

Thanks Simon, my family and I had a wonderful weekend stay at Charcoal House.

My husband loved taking early morning walks to Coniston Water and it was a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District.

The only problem we had was the house was so great, we didn’t want to leave! – Liz & Family

25th January, 2019

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Perfect for a family getaway!”

8 of us and our dog Harley stayed at Charcoal House for a week in January.

The house was super, very spacious with lovely furnishings, and everyone had a lovely break, even the Aga was a hit and produced an excellent Sunday lunch!

Even though the weather was snowy, we had no problem getting about, and took advantage of a number of Simon’s recommended walks which were right on the doorstep.

We also visited his recommended cafes and restaurants in Lowick Bridge, Greenodd and Ulverston, all of which were great.

All in all, the house is perfect for a family getaway and we will definitely look to book one of Simon’s properties for our January break next year – Peter Jones, Wrexham