Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest

Adventure Holidays in Lake District Cottages

7th September 2018

The Lake District has long been the destination of choice for couples and families seeking a short break or a family holiday and with some of the finest scenery in the UK, it is easy to see why. Our region includes five of England’s highest mountains hundreds of beautiful rivers, streams, a dramatic coastline and of course spectacular lakes too!

The Lake District countryside is ideal for outdoor activities, whether you are an experienced adventurer or a novice. Our Lake District cottages provide the ideal base for outdoor adventures. There are plenty of walks, trails and hikes suitable for all levels of physical fitness or cycling trails if you prefer two wheels. For the more energetic, mountain climbing and abseiling are also on offer. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner at any of these activities, because qualified tuition is on hand if you need it.

The crystal-clear waters in Cumbria are ideal for water-sports including windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming. If you want more excitement, then you might consider gorge walking or ghyll scrambling. These are tough activities that involve negotiating mountain streams and climbing cascades and sometimes waterfalls. They are not for the faint hearted but you will get to see scenery and places that are otherwise inaccessible, but worth the effort if you want something unique to remember! Our luxury Lake District cottages provide a welcoming warm and relaxing place to return to when you are cold and wet after a hard day climbing up a rocky waterfall.

Choosing 1 of our cottages located close to one of Cumbria’s many beautiful beaches will give you access to Morecambe Bay, just a short walk away from our Cartmel Valley cottages, perfect if you want to combine a day at the beach with a great walk. The west coast of Cumbria is a wonderful location with a mixture of either fine sand or pebble beaches and stunning cliffs. St Bees marks the starting point of the Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk, the first part of which will take you to Fleswick Bay.

After a bracing beach or cliff-top walk, our Lake District cottages provide the cosy and homely accommodation you need to settle down with a nice hot cup of tea in front of a roaring log fire.

If you are a devoted shopaholic, then this region also has much to offer you. Our pet friendly cottages are a great base for a shopping trip that might include everything from craft fairs to traditional high street shops and boutiques. The wide range of independent shops and craft galleries are ideal if you want to buy designer jewellery or art that may make perfect gifts for friends or family.

You can recover from all of this activity with a visit to one of Cumbria’s many day spas for some indulgent pampering that will leave you feeling energised and ready to explore even more of the Lake District and its beautiful scenery.

You can read lots more information about holidays in the Lake District by using the 2 links:-

Location information for cottages in Cartmel Valley-click here

Location information for cottages near Coniston Water-click here


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Reviews

18th February, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor

“Excellent”

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