Cartmel Village – Top 30 Unspoilt Village

24th June 2024

Cartmel village has been included in The Telegraph’s list of ‘Britain’s 30 greatest unspoilt villages’

The Telegraph wrote:-

“Britain has no shortage of eye-catching villages, but a combination of good looks, convenience for day trippers and a few influential endorsements … Read more »

Image of the rebuilt Bluebird K7 on a lake

Bluebird K7 Returns to Coniston

21st March 2024

After years of legal battles, Bluebird K7, Donald Campbell’s jet-engined hydroplane was returned to Coniston.

On the 19th of March, 2024, the fully restored Bluebird K7 went on display to the general public in The Bluebird Wing at the … Read more »

Photo of the cheese in Cartmel Cheese shop

Cartmel Cheese

18th March 2024

Cartmel Cheese shop has been voted 2nd best cheese shop in Britain by The Times.

It’s certainly not a surprise to those of us who live near Cartmel and find it hard to resist an evening of cheese, bread … Read more »

Lake District Michelin starred food

The Lake District is the UK’s top dining destination

12th March 2024

Updated March 2024

Cumbria and the Lake District is officially the UK’s top dining destination outside of London!

Cumbria is now the proud holder of more Michelin stars than any other county in the UK outside of London!

In March 2024, … Read more »

Christmas in the Lake District

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District

21st November 2023

Christmas & New Year is a magical time of year to visit the Lake District and Cumbria. There’s always a great festive spirit in the Lake District over Christmas and New Year and of course the breathtaking landscape … Read more »

Cartmel Races 2023

Cartmel Races 2024

8th October 2023

The 2024 racing fixtures for Cartmel Races have been confirmed.

Cartmel Racecourse will host a full ‘season’ of 9 days horse racing at Cartmel village racecourse in 2024. The fixture list is as follows:-


Saturday 25th May

Bank Holiday Monday 27th … Read more »

A man cycling in the Velo Retro near Coniston

Top 10 Outdoor Sports Events around Coniston Water

11th September 2023

Our Coniston holiday cottages are ideally located for several outdoor sports events that are held every year in the Lake District.

The following annual events see runners, cyclists and swimmers compete within a stone’s throw of … Read more »

View of Coniston Water and Coniston fells

A Day Around Coniston Water

20th July 2023

We rent out 2 beautiful self-catering cottages near Coniston Water. You can see both here>>

My wife, our dog and I recently stayed in 1 of these cottages, Charcoal House which is located in the tiny … Read more »

Say ‘NO’ to price rises

13th June 2023

No 2024 Price Rises for our Lake District Cottages

We know the ‘cost of living crisis’ has been a tough time for most people, us included. We also know that everyone needs a bit of relaxation and preferably a … Read more »

The River at Sawmill Cottage

Lovely Poem about the Lake District

10th May 2023

This lovely poem was written by guests that stayed at Sawmill Cottage in May 2023

“In the heart of the Lake District, we made our stay,

At Sawmill Cottage, a beauty in every way,

Our days filled with … Read more »