Man admiring the view from Orrest Head

Orrest Head, Windermere


One of the best views in the Lake District for such a short walk.

It was the view from Orrest Head that 1st inspired the great guidebook author and illustrator Alfred Wainwright. On his 1st trip to the Read more »

Steam train at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway


The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is a 15 inch gauge heritage steam railway. The 7 miles line runs from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station near Boot in the valley of Eskdale and through some spectacular Lake District scenery.

The Ravenglass … Read more »

A play at Theatre by the lake, Keswick

Theatre by the lake, Keswick


The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is situated on the shores of Derwentwater and has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of the loveliest and remotest locations in Britain.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 »

Holehird Gardens, Windermere

Holehird Gardens, Windermere


The 17 acre hillside gardens at Holehird include a great variety of planting – specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, a walled garden, alpine houses and herbaceous borders.

Featured in many prestigious garden magazines, this Lakeland … 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 »

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle


Historic Haunted Castle, Himalayan Gardens, World Owl Centre, MeadowVole Maze and Playgrounds, Cafe and Giftshops, Accommodation and special events… Fun for all the family!

Lots of activities and events held at this lovely location and setting throughout the year.… Read more »

Owl at the World Owl Sanctuary

World Owl Sanctuary


The World Owl Centre, within the gardens of Muncaster Castle, is the headquarters of the World Owl Trust. This registered charity is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading owl conservation organisation. Large and small, fierce and friendly, beautiful and … Read more »

The Dock Museum in Barrow

The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum is situated in the town of Barrow-in-Furness. Its exhibits are largely based around the history of the town, heavily focusing on the shipbuilding industry at VSEL (now BAE), the steelworks industry — of which Barrow once … 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