The Hairy Bikers at Sawmill Cottage

The Hairy Bikers at Sawmill Cottage

8th October 2021

The BBC is currently showing a new Hairy Bikers series, ‘The Hairy Bikers Go North’.

We’ve had to keep it a secret for a while, but we can now report that the Hairy Bikers stayed at our gorgeous riverside … Read more »

Loughrigg Tarn in summer

The Lake District is open again

15th April 2021

This is such an exciting time as we come to the end of another lockdown.

2020 was a really tough year due to the global pandemic and 2021 started off in the same manner.

Now, as we are granted at … Read more »

Sunset at Arnside on the Lake District coast

The Lake District Coast

26th January 2021

Many people know how beautiful the Lake District scenery is, but do you know how beautiful the Lake District coast is?

The Lake District coast stretches all the way from the huge tidal expanse of Morecambe Bay and all … Read more »

L'Enclume Dine at Home meal

L’Enclume ‘Dine at Home’ Meal Experience

30th June 2020

New Update

Simon Rogan at Home logo in white

I’m so excited about 2 juicy bits of news from Simon Rogan & L’Enclume.

L’Enclume are offering a new ‘Dine at Home’ experience.

Our guests … Read more »

Simon Rogan outside his Cartmel staurant

Cartmel Home Meals – New Service from Simon Rogan

8th June 2020

The ‘Cartmel Home Meals’ service below has now been replaced with 2 new exciting experiences:-

‘Meals at home’ and ‘Chef at home’

More information is available by clicking Here


24th March, 2020

Simon Rogan and his chefs at Rogan & Co … Read more »

Snow clad Lake District mountains from Ivy Crag

Lake District Poetry

4th June 2020

It would be a surprise to find a person today who was unfamiliar with the famous opening lines William Wordsworth’s 1807 Lake District poetry;

‘I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at … Read more »

Cartmel Races finish line 2019

Cartmel Races 2020

12th April 2020

New Update

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will delay the resumption of jump racing until the beginning of July.

Prior to the Corona Virus lockdown, the 2020 racing fixtures for Cartmel Racecourse were as follows. The … Read more »

Dickensian Festival in Ulverston

Christmas & New Year in the South Lakes

1st November 2019

Christmas & New Year is a great time of year to visit the South Lakes and stay in 1 of our Lake District holiday cottages. There’s a great festive spirit in the air that helps provide that much … Read more »

Windermere Steamer

10 Bucket List Must do’s in the Lake District

16th September 2019

I’m a Lake District local and here’s my current ‘must do’/’bucket’ list for Cumbria and the Lake District.

1. Take a cruise on Lake Windermere.

Stretching for more than 10 miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge, Windermere is the largest … Read more »

Walking boots on the Lake District Fells

Be active and inspire others!

12th February 2019

Cumbrian Girls Can link the amazing research, and inspiration from the national This Girl Can campaign to communities across Cumbria.

We are so lucky to have such an amazing county, for some to enjoy on an everyday basis and … Read more »