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 »

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 »

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 »

Aerial view of Fell Foot Park

Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge

 

Lake shore country park with stunning mountain views

Situated at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, Fell Foot Park is a great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, … Read more »

Swinging through Grizedale Forest wtih Go Ape

Go Ape, Grizedale Forrest

 

Brilliant adventure centre located between Coniston and Hawkshead.

Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an and a tree top adventure brings people together like nothing else.

Fly 200 metres across

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Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Park

 

Grizedale Forest Park nestles in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks to swinging through the trees at ‘GoApe’, enjoying a leisurely meal in the ‘Café in the Forest’ and … Read more »

Hawkshead Village

 

Wander around Hawkshead with its beautiful old buildings, churches, and rich history. The village has lots of connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children’s author Beatrix Potter. Lots of cafés & tea-rooms and 4 pubs too.

The stunning Read more »

Hill Top - The Home of Beatrix Potter

Hill Top – The Home of Beatrix Potter

 

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’.… 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