Image of Aira Force Waterfall, Ullswater

Aira Force, Ullswater

 

Aira Force is a tumbling waterfall drops an impressive 65ft.

Located close to the northern shore of Ullswater and managed by the National Trust, the waterfalls are reached by an enchanting stroll through ancient woodland and lush green glades. … Read more »

Getting the boat to Brantwood

Brantwood, Coniston

 

Former home of John Ruskin. Brantwood is reputed to be the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District.

The House is filled with Ruskin’s treasures: paintings, furniture, objects d’art and his personal memorabilia.

Brantwood is a registered museum, … Read more »

Sign post at Brockhole visitor centre

Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre

 

Large indoor and outdoor attraction and the official Lake District Visitor Centre.

A great day out and it’s FREE!

Overlooking Lake Windermere, enjoy the gardens, café, Treetop Trek, events, attractions and something for everyone come rain or shine!

Free … Read more »

Aerial view of Buttermere & Crumock Water

Buttermere & Crumock Water

 

The Buttermere Valley is a picture postcard of blue ribbon lakes (Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater) ‘knotted’ together at the small villages of Buttermere and Loweswater, like ‘a string of pearls each connected to the next’.

Between these lakes,

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Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory

 

12th century priory escaped destruction during the Dissolution of Henry VIII and remains one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England.

Hundreds of years ago, monastic visitors, pilgrims and other travellers having just crossed the Morecambe … Read more »

Horses racing at Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel racecourse has the 3rd highest average attendance of any race meeting in the UK (after Ascot and Aintree) yet it is 1 of the smallest race courses in Britain.

People travel from near and far for this great social … Read more »

Castlerigg Stone Circle at dusk

Castlerigg Stone Circle

 

Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.

An English Heritage site, it is among the earliest British circles, … Read more »

The Coniston Steam Gondola

Coniston Steam Gondola

 

Owned by the National Trust, an unrivaled sailing experience, float back in time and enjoy Coniston as wealthy Victorians once did, travelling in style in Gondola’s opulent saloons or relaxing on her open-air decks.

Take in the spectacular scenery … Read more »

Image of Coniston Water on a December morning

Coniston Water

 

Beautiful, peaceful and serene Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the Lake District. It is five miles long, half a mile wide and about 184 feet deep.

Coniston Water is an excellent lake for canoeing and kayaking … Read more »

Dalemain House

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

 

Dalemain house near Ullswater on the Northern fringes of the Lake District, is a real treasure. This fantastic Lake District historic house and gardens contains behind its Georgian facade, a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings. There … Read more »

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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