The Rheged Centre

Rheged Centre

 

Rheged is a fabulous Lake District attraction located near Penrith. A top destination for family activities, local produce, shopping, cinema, a great cafe by local TV chef Peter Sidwell and there’s always lots of special events and fairs too.… Read more »

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens

 

Home to the world famous Lowther Show & Horse Carriage Driving Trials.

The castle stands on a site occupied by the Lowther family for over 800 years. The castle was completed in 1806 and is looking magnificent again as … 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 »

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 »

Aerial view of Shap Abbey

Shap Abbey

English Heritage site.

The impressive full-height 15th-century tower and other remains of a remote abbey of Premonstratensian ‘white canons’.

Information panels guide you round the abbey and illustrate daily monastic life.

Remote location but an easy 30 minute walk from … Read more »

Aerial view of Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

 

See the mines at first hand by taking an underground tour of this excellent Lake District attraction.

If you’re feeling adventurous try out the Via Ferrata. Introduced in 2007 the Honister Via Ferratas were the first in the UK. … Read more »

Mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forrest

 

Whinlatter is England’s only true mountain forest and is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Nearby you’ll also find several Osprey view points where you can watch these magnificent birds of … Read more »

Great image of Kendal Climbing Wall

Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal

The award winning Lakeland Climbing Centre is one of the country’s largest indoor aerial adventure centres, offering fun climbing and aerial activities for all the family from 5 years old to adults.
The premier Climbing Centre incorporates Kendal Wall, Kendal … 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 »

Aerial view of Long Meg and her daughters

Long Meg and her daughters

 

The stones probably date from about 1500 BC, and were likely to have been used as a meeting place or for some form of religious ritual. Long Meg is made of local red sandstone, whereas the daughters are boulders … 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