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 »

Lake District Michelin starred food

The Lake District is the UK’s top dining destination

12th April 2023

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 2023, Cumbrian restaurants … Read more »

The Hairy Bikers at Sawmill Cottage

The Hairy Bikers at Sawmill Cottage

13th January 2023

In October 2021, the BBC first aired the Hairy Bikers series, ‘The Hairy Bikers Go North’.

Whilst filming episode 3, Si King and his best mate Dave Myers stayed at Sawmill Cottage, our gorgeous riverside cottage near Coniston Water. … Read more »

Cartmel Races 2023

Cartmel Races 2023

26th December 2022

The 2023 racing fixtures for Cartmel Races have been confirmed.

Cartmel Racecourse will see another full ‘season’ of 9 days horse racing at Cartmel village racecourse in 2023. The fixture list is as follows:-


Saturday 27th May

Monday 29th May

Wednesday 31st … Read more »

Christmas in the Lake District

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District

20th October 2022

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 2022

18th March 2022

Cartmel Races will see a full ‘season’ 9 days horse racing at the village racecourse in 2022.

The confirmed 2022 racing fixtures for Cartmel Racecourse are as follows:-


Saturday 28th May – ‘Season Opener’

Monday 30th May – ‘Monday Racing’


Wednesday 1st … Read more »

L’Enclume in Cartmel awarded 3 Michelin stars

16th February 2022

Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume restaurant becomes the first restaurant in northern Britain to win the most prestigious culinary award in the WORLD!

Incredibly, L’Enclume actually has 4 Michelin stars. This top Cartmel restaurant was also awarded a ‘Green Michelin Star’ … Read more »

Picture of Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding-yum!

Cartmel – The Food Lovers Village

15th February 2022

Over the last few years, Cartmel has become THE place in Northern England to visit for food lovers.

The village has been famed for years for the Cartmel village shop, home to the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee pudding and … 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 »