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 »

Rydal Mount House & Gardens

Rydal Mount House & Gardens


Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District, lies between Ambleside and Grasmere and commands glorious views of Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells.

This was Wordsworth’s best loved family home for the greater part of … 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 »

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 »

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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Hard Knott Pass and Roman Fort

Hard Knott Pass and Roman Fort


Fantastic mountain pass with very steep 1 in 3 gradients (not for the faint hearted!). At the top of pass is the remote and dramatically sited Roman fort which was founded under Hadrian’s rule in the 2nd century.

This … Read more »

Owl flying

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre


Situated 1/4 mile from the entrance to Lowther Castle in the grounds of a walled garden and surrounded by unspoilt parkland.

Visitors are able to see over 150 falcons, hawks, eagles, buzzards and owls from this country and abroad. … Read more »

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall and Gardens


Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish and is 1 of the best-loved stately homes in Britain and is just a short walk from Bridgelands Cottage and Carree Cottage.

Many of our guests have said that … Read more »

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Dove Cottage, Grasmere


William Wordswoth’s first family home is the only place in the world to see his personal belongings.

Here Wordsworth wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language and Dorothy his sister kept her famous ‘Grasmere Journal’, now … Read more »

Vintage cars in the Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum


A diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits.

Assembled over a period of almost 50 years and thoughtfully displayed alongside many non-motoring additions, in a state-of-the-art building with a beautiful riverside setting.

This extensive collection includes a ‘Campbell … Read more »

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18th February, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor


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