Friday, 28 September 2012

Landing Page for Gateway to National Park

Penrith, a hidden gem found in one of the busiest tourism hot spots within the Lake District National Park. 

Penrith offes many unique experiences, whether it be action, adventure, unwind or relaxation and rest. Penrith may be the ideal base whatever your preferences. This town has its own Tourist Information Centre, museum, Ullswater which is not far by car, Lacey's Caves, the River Eden, Long Meg, gardens, old houses, farms and wildlife parks in the area, this area offers something for everyone.

Offering a wide variety of accommodation, pubs offering traditional food and local ales and beers. There are many shops including specialist shops, and there is a farmer's market once a month every 3rd Tuesday. You can visit the castle ruins or the church which is Grade I listed, both offer grounds which would make for nice summer picnics.
Penrith has a good road network offering fast access to the North Lakes area via the A66, or multiple routes to Kendal, Windermere and beyond for the South Lakes area. This area is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District especially if you don't mind travelling a bit and paying less. You could also cycle along the country lanes, sit on the banks by the river and streams or walk through the fields or along the hills of the Pennines located on the east side of town. This location offers some of the best of everything.

If you would like to see what self catering we offer in Penrith and surrounding areas, use Penrith Lake District Cottages to assist you in finding something nice and cosy for your holiday. If you find this page useful or interesting, +1 this post or alternatively like us on our facebook page or tweet us. Let your friends and family know, we hope to help anyone looking for a self catering cottage in the Penrith area of the Lake District.

We have been extremely busy and we will endeavour to post more great content, discounts, late deals, news and information just as soon as we can.

Monday, 17 September 2012


Elterwater View in the Langdale area of the Lake District

Picture taken about midway between Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge - A walk that is easy, for the whole family and also wheelchair friendly.

This walk would take ou about 30-45minutes depending on your pace. Starting at Elterwater you will follow the river on your right hand side eventually walking through a gate to the spot above in the picture. This is Elterwater and you would normally come across at leat a few ducks which you can feed, and if you are lucky you will see the swans as well, however do be careful if you decide to feed them as they will keeping approaching you until they are on top of you.

Elterwater feeding area for ducks and swans

Balcony patio seating area at Chesters tearoom

Continuing along this path you will come out in Skelwith Bridge, there is a nice tearoom here with a balcony which you can sit on an overlooks the river below. Sometimes there will be some robin, quite tame and will pick up te crumbs from the floor or tables. Being dog-friendly this is a little gem and can be used as a midway stop for either lunch or some tea and cakes. Also in the area is a slate workshop and you can see or order slate for all purposes, such as nameplates etc.

Just before you pass through the slate workshop area you will have passed a waterfall, there are steps and metal bridges you can use in order to get up close and personal. Do be careful as this can be slippery, but is well worth the stop to feel the power of the water. It is also extremely loud when up close and peronal with the waterfall.

You can then just retrace your steps and if thirsty or still hungry, you can stop at the hotel here for some local ales, beers or a plate of chips, everyone's favourite. A nice simple easy walk that gives you a real taste of Cumbria scenery. Location is Langdale area, which has some really nice cottages in the area with access to the more challenging walks in this area, like the Langdale Pike.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Northumbria Events - Whats going on this weekend

The Great North Run is on Sunday 16th September, starts at 09:30 and offers a 5km as well as a 13.1mile run. People compete for various reasons, one of which is to raise money for charities.

It starts in Newcastle, taking in the iconic Tyne Bridge, through Gateshead passing the famous international athletics stadium and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. There will be live music, on course refreshment and of course all the supporters lining the route, which should help keep the runners motivated.

If you are interested in watching or taking part you may still be looking for accommodation, try our website for late availability in the Northumbria area.


Kendal Events weekend 15/16th September

Jennings River Ride and Family Fun Day takes place this Sunday 16th September in Keswick.

Offering 3 choices of bike rides there is a family challenge, middle distance or big day out ride. You can take part now matter how fit you are, if you have a bike and want to spend time with your family taking in some of the fine Lake District scenery, this event is for you.

It’s called the Rivers Ride because sections of the routes follow the affected river courses and criss-cross over many of the bridges that were either destroyed and replaced, or were badly damaged during the floods in 2009.

If you are not really into cycling there is plenty to do with the family in Fitz Park, with the fun day events. In the park there will be a large marquee with entertainment, food and drinks and a wide array of family-friendly games and things to do.

Use our Keswick landing page to find some accommodation for this weekend.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Launch of our South Lakes Landing Page

Well it's that time again where we present you with another entry page for the South Lakes area of the Lake District. We have designed and launched this landing page to help you find some interesting gems of cottages or lodges in this area of the Lakes. Covering the area from the Lancashire border up the eastern side of Cumbria to Kendal. This is a large area covered and offers many diverse opportunities during your holiday. Ranging from the South Lakes Zoo to mountain biking, steam train, shopping, walking and the highest peak in the Lake District, Scafell. Do you think you could take on Scafell, if so you will need to find accommodation near this fell so you can get an early start, as this is a very long, extremely challenging hike. Certainly not for the faint hearted.

Perhaps you would like to be nearer the coastline or seek seclusion for your break away from the mania of society. The format and layout is similar to all our other landing pages, keeping it nicely conformed and easier for you to navigate through these pages to find exactly what you require in less time, giving you more time to dream of your holiday, rather than fretting over whether you can find something.

You can find our South Lake District Cottages landing page by clicking on the highlighted text. Pass the webpage onto your friends and family as you never know when it may come in handy. +1 this post at the bottom of the screen or alternatively like us on our facebook page or tweet us. Our aim is to help you find the right cottage at the right price in the right area.

Have you started planning for Autumn and what about Christmas or the New Year, we will post some great places in the next few days so you don't miss out on these opportunities. Bookings are coming in fast for these dates.


Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Some exceptional deals in areas like Carlisle the North Lakes or the wonderful Eden Valley. Ranging from secluded to close to a busy city, which one is for you!

Geltsdale, Wetheral, Carlisle
Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 4
Was £440 NOW ONLY £330 
Newlands Stable, Hethersgill, Nr Carlisle
Friday 7th or Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 5
Was £590 NOW ONLY £350
Buttermere Apartment, Buttermere, Western Lakes
Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 2
Was £590 NOW ONLY £485
Clarence Cottage, Appleby, Eden Valley
Friday 7th or Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 2
Was £420 NOW ONLY £325
Esthers Barn, Nr Lorton, Cockermouth
Friday 7th or Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 4
Was £650 NOW ONLY £450
Coombe Cottage, Borrowdale Valley, Nr Keswick
Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 8
Was £1190 NOW ONLY £690
Hand picked and given great discounts, why not choose one of the above for a fantastic self catering holiday break in the Cumbria area of the UK.


From Scotland down to Lancaster, including Northumbria, you choose your location!

The Shack, Hamburn Hall, Nr Hexham, Northumbria
Friday 7th or Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 2
Was £440 NOW ONLY £352 

Trout Cottage, Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway
Friday 7th or Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 2
Was £390 NOW ONLY £293

Tewitt, Caton, Nr Lancaster
Friday 7th or Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 6
Was £390 NOW ONLY £293

Lark Rise Cottage, Fenwick, Northumbria
Friday 7th or Saturday 8th September
Sleeps 4
Was £440 NOW ONLY £396

Broadwood House, Chathill, Nr Seahouse, Northumbria
Friday 7th September
Sleeps 8
Was £1050 NOW ONLY £788

Click to book now or to find out more about these cottages.