Image of three Dickensian characters

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

2nd December 2014

What a wonderful day out we had at this year’s ‘Ulverston Dickensian Festival’.

We were blessed with glorious sunny weather, not a cloud in the sky and took the short but scenic train journey across the Leven estuary from … Read more »

Aerial image of Haweswater

Fame at Last!

24th September 2014

This morning I had my 5 minutes of fame and was interviewed on BBC Radio Cumbria as a result of the article I posted our web site yesterday, ‘The Lake District’s ‘Atlantis’ is Revealed’.

You can listen again … Read more »

Mardale village revealed in Haweswater

The Lake District’s ‘Atlantis’ is Revealed

23rd September 2014

A village drowned during the 1930s reappears after the driest September for half a century.

With the warmest September since 1960, the small Cumbrian village of Mardale Green has rarely been seen since the 1930s when it was flooded … Read more »

L'Enclume restaurant, Cartmel

How to Behave in a Restaurant

20th July 2014

I’m sure you’ve been in a restaurant and seen people being rude or obnoxious to the restaurant staff.
I’m sure too you’ve read reviews on review sites that sound very dubious.
I’ve been in restaurants where I’ve seen people being … Read more »

The Rheged Centre

Forthcoming Events at the Rheged Visitor Centre

3rd June 2014

This is a really useful page to keep checking if you are planning a holiday in the Lake District.

Rheged Visitor Centre is 1 of the top attractions in the Lake District, a destination for family, food, the outdoors … Read more »

Shamrcock Cottage Bedroom

A Very Happy Guest Writes about Holiday Cottages Cumbria

12th May 2014

A recent guest who stayed at our Shamrock Cottage emailed me to say she was so “inspired by how welcoming” we were, that she created a new video blog on her … Read more »


GQ Magazine writes about Cartmel & Simon Rogan

10th April 2014

Recent article from GQ magazine


When you’re in a Cumbrian restaurant, sat at a Cumbrian crafted table on a Cumbrian made chair, drinking a Cumbrian ale, eating a piece of Cumbrian clover, you just might think you’re in the … Read more »

Wast Water

The Lake District receives more accolades, acclaim and awards

12th February 2014

The wonderful Lake District has been receiving even more accolades, acclaim and awards than usual recently.

The Independent newspaper listed Cumbria among the Top 10 must visit foodie destinations in the world for 2014.

The New York Times ranked Cartmel … Read more »

Aerial view of Buttermere & Crumock Water

The Lake District is Nominated for World Heritage Status

15th January 2014


The Lake District will be put forward as the UK’s next nomination for World Heritage status, the Government has announced.

The UK’s culture minister said the government will prepare a nomination to be submitted to Unesco in 2016.

It is … Read more »

Wi-Fi is now available in all of our cottages

18th December 2013


Wi-Fi has now been installed into Shamrock Cottage which means that all of our cottages now have Free Wi-Fi.

Our free Wi-Fi even extends into the gardens at each cottage too!

Another helful extra from those lovely providers of luxury Lake District … Read more »