Thursday, 23 May 2013

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 Exhibition

ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION SET TO STUN LAKE DISTRICT VISITORS


Having received wide acclaim at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition comes to Grizedale Forest in the heart of Cumbria’s Lake District.
 
The annual competition has become an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video, honouring amateurs and professionals of all ages.
 

 
The exhibition features over 100 astonishing images by international photographers who narrate a poignant story about the fragility of our planet, the pressures on land and resources and the people who are pushed ever closer to the margins by the persistent drive of globalization. Compiled from the very best of 3000+ entries, the exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.
 
Italian photographer Michele Palazzi was awarded the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award 2013 for his image entitled ‘Gone with the Dust #02’ . Palazzi, who is from Rome, was awarded £5,000 by CIWEM’s President, Paul Hillman, at a private awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society on 9 April 2013. His striking and emotive prize-winning image shows a young boy and his sister during a sand storm in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.
 
The Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (under 18) Award of £1,000, was awarded to Eleanor Bennett who has two works selected for exhibition, ‘Travelling Through’ and ‘Car Damage’. Bennett who is 17 years old is from Stockport, Greater Manchester.
 
Eleanor Bennett says, ‘I look everywhere for inspiration. To some I may seem comical in my endless tourist-like search for new sights. I was born in Stockport and have lived in Northern England all my life. I feel lucky that I have the time to look to the skies whilst the majority are just looking towards their next pay cheque.’
 
This year saw a major new partnership with Atkins, one of the world's leading engineering and design consultancies who are supporting the competition and exhibition.
 
CIWEM Executive Director, Nick Reeves OBE says, ‘These photographs and videos are some of the most powerful images anyone will ever see. They tell a breathtaking and compelling range of stories on the environment and on the condition in which we live. Shock and awe, beauty and despair - it's all there.’
 
Forestry Commission England, Arts Development Assistant, Antony Mottershead says, 'We are very excited to be hosting such a prestigious exhibition at Grizedale Forest and make these thought provoking photographs visible to an entirely new audience. The photographs bring the ‘edges’ into startlingly clear view but also celebrate the character and resilience of extraordinary people and places around the world'.
 
Competition judge Dr David Haley HonFCIWEM says, ‘The final selection makes a very strong show with powerful rhythms in the groupings of images. And what emerges from those selected and the many excellent photographs that were not, is the despair, the joy and the passion of such a diverse understanding of our relationship to environment.’

This powerful and thought provoking exhibition of outstanding environmental, social photographs by international photographers and filmmakers will be on display at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Forestry Commission England, in Cumbria from 25 May – 1 September 2013.
 
For further information visit - http://www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale
 
 

New cycling initiative launched in the Lake District

TV presenter Helen Skelton, of Blue Peter fame, has become one of the first people to experience an innovative new cycling initiative in the the Lake District.

 
Skyride cycling initiative
The initiative aims to encourage people to experience the Lake District in a healthier, greener way

The event was the first in a series of 30 free guided group bike rides led by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders planned for the Lake District this summer.
 
Aimed at all age groups and experience levels, the Sky Ride Local rides encourage people to experience the Lake District in a healthier, greener way.

It is the first time Sky Ride Local has come to a National Park, and the GoLakes Travel programme has teamed up with British Cycling to bring the initiative to the region.

Between now and the end of September, Sky Ride Local rides will also take place around scenic spots such as Hawkshead, Coniston Bowness, Elterwater and Ambleside.
Starting points for the routes will also make the most of traffic-free cycle routes being enhanced through the GoLakes Travel programme, with many getting underway close to bike hire points. For some routes, there is even the option of hiring an electric bike.

Helen Skelton said: “I’m delighted to be one of the first to experience this new cycling initiative in what is probably one of the most perfect locations in the country to cycle. I love to leave the car at home and get out on my bike. Cycling is such an important sport for all ages to get involved in and this ride will bring cycling fans together from all different backgrounds and abilities to enjoy riding in such a stunning landscape”.

Claire Maclaine, GoLakes Travel Programme Manager added: “Sky Ride Local rides are a really exciting, way for people of all ages and abilities to explore experience and enjoy cycling in a unique natural setting. Go Lakes Travel is proud to be part of a fantastic year for cycling in Cumbria, with the county hosting the longest leg of the Tour of Britain in September. As part of this, we want to show that cycling is for everyone and what’s great about Sky Ride Local is that it’s free, accessible and genuinely aimed at building people’s confidence whether they’re a regular cyclist or not.”

To see the full list of Sky Ride Local rides in the Lake District, or to book a free place, visit: www.goskyride.com/lakes
 

Tour of Britain 2013: Organisers reveal Stage Two Lake District route

HONISTER Pass was today chosen as the iconic setting to unveil the Tour of Britain’s first visit to the heart of the Lake District.


Organisers gathered on the 356m-high route to reveal the path which 100 of the world’s top cyclists will tackle during stage two of the race.
 
The pass, which features gradients of up to 25 per cent, will provide competitors with their sternest test yet as they head from Carlisle to Kendal on Monday, September 16.
 
Setting off from the city centre at 11am, racers will snake down the county via Wigton, followed by a Yodel Sprint starting from outside St Kentigerns Church in Aspatria.
 
Moving next onto Cockermouth, another Yodel Sprint will follow at Dearham, near Maryport, before a third starting outside Whitehaven School.
 
They will then take on SKODA King of the Mountains climbs at Mockerkin, near Cockermouth, and Chestnut Hill, Keswick, in what is billed as one of the toughest stages of the entire 2013 tour.
 
After passing through Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and Crook, riders on the 186.6km route will have to summon the strength to climb Beast Banks, Kendal, which featured in the 2007 race.
 
Competitors face more than 3,000 metres of climbing during the stage with the first racers expected to cross the line at around 3.13pm.
 
North West professionals Matt Cronshaw, of Team IG Sigma Sport, and British Hill Climb Champion Jack Pullar, of Madison Genesis, joined Tour of Britain organisers and officials from across Cumbria to reveal details of the route.
 
The tour is returning to Cumbria after last year’s stage start in Carlisle, which attracted thousands of spectators.
 
It is estimated the event will generate up to £4 million for Cumbria’s economy.
 
David Southward, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for economic development, said: “The Cumbrian stage will be a high point - in all senses - of this year’s tour.
 
“The excitement is building and Cumbrian schools and communities are already showing a great deal of interest.
 
“As the event gathers momentum, the benefits for the economy, the environment and people's health all snowball as people show an interest in cycling.”
 
Lake District National Park Authority chief executive Richard Leafe said: “Hosting the most challenging mountain stage of the Tour of Britain in one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes will provide a fantastic opportunity to position the Lake District as an exciting and awe inspiring place.
 
“It is also an excellent opportunity to encourage more people to take up cycling as a greener form of transport, whether they are a visitor or local, while enjoying the beauty and splendour that the Lake District National Park has to offer.”
 
And Richard Greenwood, Cumbria Tourism’s head of policy and research, added: “Hosting a full leg of the Tour Of Britain in Cumbria provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase our beautiful county - the UK’s Adventure Capital - both within the UK and internationally.
 
“As a cycling destination Cumbria has so much to offer, with country lanes, quiet back roads and lots of National Cycle Network routes to explore, as well as more challenging off road routes over high fells and mountains.
 
“To have international cycling stars in our county for a full stage is a massive coup and will benefit the area in so many ways as well as showing the world what a beautiful place Cumbria is to explore on two wheels.”
 
Stage Two of the race is being organised in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria County Council, Carlisle City Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Tourism.
 
The Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race and largest free-to-watch sporting event, starts in Peebles in the Scottish Borders on September 15.
 
Attracting Olympic, World Champion and Tour de France stage winners, it runs until September 22.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

TV star votes Penrith high street best in Britain

Mel Giedroyc
 
As part of a campaign launched by the Daily Telegraph – Reinventing the High Street – Mel sung the praises of Penrith and said it had her favourite high street.
 
“My attachment to Penrith’s high street is part nostalgia,” she said. “My mum grew up in the northern Lakes and so I’ve been going to Penrith every summer since the year dot.
 
“Now, when I go back with my own children, I love the fact that Arnisons, the department store with more than a hint of Grace Brothers, is still there on Middlegate, and Grahams, the deli in Market Square, continues to serve you everything over the counter. But my reasons are not all sepia-tinted.”
 
She said Penrith had a tourist trade because of its proximity to the Lake District but was no “chocolate-boxey high street.”
 
“The red stone suggests something more practical and it retains a strong sense of its own identity that enables it to mix the old with the new and still stay real,” she added.
 
“There are chains and a Morrisons. Plus, it is a community place, with a real sense of local people getting on with things as the minutes slip by on the clock tower. It is resolutely normal, but it manages to make normal shopping feel as if it isn’t a chore.”
 
 

Lake District in Cumbria ranks as third most popular UK 'staycation' hotspot

The Lake District is the third most popular domestic holiday hotspot for UK residents, new figures have shown.

 
Despite the dismal weather and tight household budgets, 2013 is going to be a record year for the ‘staycation’ trend as 65 per cent of Britons opt to take their summer holiday at home this year.
 
The holiday report reveals that the Lake District, which came second last year, ranked third behind London and Edinburgh.
 
For the first time in five years, Cornwall has lost its crown as the nation’s top 'staycation' destination and dropped to fourth.
 
The figures show a significant increase on the past two years, when 41 per cent and 35 per cent of Britons respectively took a domestic break.
 
With the average trip costing Britons £399.28 this year - a £34.19 reduction from last year - it is estimated this investment will boost the UK tourism industry by £12bn - up £3.3bn from last year.
 
The findings have been revealed in a new holiday index by Travelodge.
 
The hotel chain’s fifth annual holiday report surveyed 3,000 British adults to investigate their summer holiday intentions.
 
It revealed that 42 per cent of these people are taking a week’s holiday in the UK this summer, 15 per cent are indulging in a two-week break on British shores, and a third are splitting their holidays over three short domestic breaks so they can visit a series of locations.
 
Grant Hearn, Travelodge CEO said: “The 'staycation' trend accelerating to record levels and boosting our economy by £12bn this year is a very welcome sign, and hopefully this is the start of our 2012 Olympics legacy gain.
 
“During 2012, our capital city was showcased in its true glory to all corners of the UK and the world, and it’s a great result that London has been crowned as the top 'staycation' destination for 2013.
 
“However we cannot rest on our laurels, as one of Britain’s biggest business sectors, the opportunity to grow is still great.
 
“We are not yet near to unlocking the true potential of our industry.”

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Keen-sponsored hill clean-up will take place in Peak and Lake District's

John McHale, Reporter

 
Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to clean up the environment and join in action pursuits for a second year.
 
The Respect the Mountains Envirotrek Mountain Clean-Up sponsored by outdoor brand Keen, will this year take place at two venues.
 
A June clean-up in the Peak District will be followed a week later in the Lake District.

Clean up participants from a p-revious Envirotrek event
Clean up participants from a previous Envirotrek event
Participants will join in the clean-up in the morning and then will be provided with lunch before enjoying their choice of outdoor activities.
 
The Peak District event will be based at Castleton and the Lakeland one at Keswick.
 
A Keen spokesperson said: “Group leaders are allocated and all participants will be provided with cleaning and safety equipment and fully briefed with a safety talk.
 
“The clean-up finishes at around 12.30pm, with volunteers being rewarded for their mornings’ efforts with a hearty lunch – soup and bread in Lake District, a barbecue in the Peak – on the hillside.
 
“Participants get to spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying a range of fun outdoor pursuits organised by the Envirotrek leaders. In the Peak District this will include caving, climbing, rope activities and a ridge walk, whilst the Keswick event will feature climbing, canoeing and gill scrambling.
 
“There’s also a chance to win some great prizes including Keen footwear and gifts for the quirkiest litter found on the hill, with the day’s event closing at approximately 4pm.”
 
The English gatherings are part of a series of mountain clean-up events held across various European mountain destinations since 2009 including Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and France.
 
The Keen spokesperson said: “With an estimated 16 million visitors to the Lakes and an incredible 22 million scheduled to visit the Peak District this year alone, the environmental footprint is considerable and so popular mountain destinations are becoming increasingly in need of on-the-ground action to clear them of waste in order to maintain their natural beauty and enjoyment for generations to come.
 
“Envirotrek helps to address this need, drawing together tourists, local communities and businesses to give something back to their environment while enjoying some playtime in the great outdoors.
 
“Through last year’s Envirotrek initiatives, more than 750kg of rubbish was cleared in 1,000 hours across five European countries.”
 
Anyone interested in taking part should register online at the Respect the Mountains or Keen websites.
 
The clean-ups will take place on 16 and 23 June.
 
An entrance fee of £9 is payable locally on the day. Children with a responsible adult are welcome; the fee for ages up to 12 is £4.50.
 
Keen said if you bought a pair of Keen footwear since August 2012 registration is free.
 
More details are on the two websites.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Competition Time - Win 2 Free Nights

Competition Time - 2 Free Nights to be won

 
On a positive note we announce our latest #GIVEAWAY:

We are giving away a 2 NIGHT STAY IN OUR LUXURY 5 STAR DUKE OF PORTLAND HOUSE!

Our aim is to reach 8,000 likes on our facebook page, with your help! A lucky person will #WIN this #luxury stay once we hit our target!
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Boathouse Duke of Portland, Ullswater - Sleeps 2
Duke of Portland Boathouse - Ullswater
 

New Lake District ‘Bike Bus’ service launched

The Lake District is a popular destination for mountain biking, family cycling outings and road riding alike
The Lake District is a popular destination for mountain biking, family cycling outings and road riding alike (Seb Rogers/Future Publishing)

Saturday 4 May saw the launch of a new ‘Bike Bus’ service in the Lake District. The Stagecoach 800 runs the full length of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and has been specially converted to carry up to 12 bikes.

 
The new route includes the following popular stops around Windermere and links in with the ‘Bike Boat’ ferry shuttle from Brockhole to Wray:
  • Ambleside (Kelsick Road)
  • Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre
  • Windermere train station
  • Bowness-on-Windermere Pier
  • Fell Foot Park
  • Newby Bridge
  • Lakeland Motor Museum
  • Lakeside& Havethwaite Railway
For 2013, the Bike Bus will run on the following dates:
  • 4 May – 14 July (Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays)
  • 20 July – 1 September (daily)
  • 7 Sept – 28 Sept (weekends only)
Claire Maclaine, programme manager for the GoLakes, supporter of the Bike Bus service, said: “The Bike Bus is another great way to help people to explore and enjoy our stunning landscape without the hassle of loading up car bike racks and fighting for parking spaces at the other end. This regular service is geared up specifically for the needs of cyclists and is ideal for families to hop on and off at a range of locations running the full length of Windermere.”
 
Two new leaflets are being produced to complement the service, ‘Rides from the Bike Bus’ and ‘Days out from the Bike Bus’. Printed on waterproof paper, they will both be available from late May. Alternatively, a full timetable can be viewed online.
 
Sustrans’ National Cycle Network route 6 runs east from Windermere, linking riders with Kendal and going on through the Howgills and Yorkshire Dales. There’s also a short family friendly bridleway ride on the west side of Windermere, through National Trust land, that can be accessed via the ferry that runs from Bowness-on-Windermere.
 
It’s about 20km to cycle the length of the lake one way, and there are mainly minor roads and bridleways on the west side and main roads on the east.
 

Violinist hits Lake District fells to help rescue team

A 20-MILE run over the Lake District’s highest peaks isn’t the usual way for a musician to prepare for a gig.

 
But that is exactly what accomplished violinist Tim Kliphuis has planned on not one but three days next week.
 
Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Dutchman is holding concerts at Hawkshead, Staveley and Keswick respectively with his band the Tim Kliphuis Trio.
 
Prior to each performance, he will scale a corresponding fell to raise money for the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association.
 
Mr Kliphuis, who is already more than halfway towards his fundraising target of £500, said he was undertaking the unique challenge to show his appreciation for the “incredible work” carried out by the region’s rescue teams.
 
The first mountain to be conquered is Coniston Old Man on May 16, with the concert to follow at 7.30pm at Hawkshead Church.
 
He will then tackle the Kentmere Horseshoe the next day before performing at the Staveley Roadhouse from 7.30pm.
 
The final test comes on May 18 when he runs the Blencathra and Skiddaw mountains in the lead up to playing at the Keswick Mountain Festival.
 
Log on to www.justgiving.com/fiddlingonthefells for more information about the concerts, or to make a donation.
 
via North West Evening Mail | News | Violinist hits Lake District fells to help rescue team.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

What a day - Will it last

Now the weather is so good you will want to maximise on your opprtunities and enjoy a break in the Lake District and soak in the views as shown in the picture.

We have many great offers and discounted properties to help reduce your costs, so book now and enjoy the sunny Lakes.

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Daffodils by the lakeside - Lake District
Daffodils appreciating the view


Lambing Season Continues in the Lake District

Newborn Lamb resting after delivery


Saw this sight on the way to work - a newborn lamb still struggling to find its feet.
 
The lambs this year have been very staggered with some having grown quite big already, yet more are still being born. A nice sight especially when the birthing happens so near to the walkway.
 
 
Howrahs newborn lamb unable to stand yet
Newborn Lamb
 


Catamaran aids Windermere ranger work

A catamaran will be used by rangers to patrol England's longest lake, to reflect a shift in leisure activities.

 

Lake Windermere launch and boat hire area
Lake Windermere Launch Area
 
The Lake District National Park Authority said it would provide a more stable platform for their work on Windermere than the inflatable and motorboat currently used.

The Cheetah catamaran is similar to vessels used by police and the Environment Agency.

Rangers enforce by-laws, offer safety advice and carry out conservation work.

Park management ranger Sara Spicer said: "We are encouraging a shift from fast watersports towards sailing, paddle craft and open water swimming.

"As the emphasis alters, so does our role.

"These days an important part of our work is watching out for the ever-growing number of swimmers, advising them to be visible and boat users to be on the look-out for them."

Introducing The Lake District Dairy Co. Quark – a new, naturally fat free dairy ingredient


Introducing The Lake District Dairy Co. Quark 


A naturally fat free dairy ingredient, that’s set to add a new range of culinary options for health conscious consumers nationwide. Launching nationally this week in a variety of flavours; Original, Lemon, and Vanilla - The Lake District Dairy Co. British Quark offers itself as a truly versatile dairy ingredient that is great for cooking, mixing and baking.

For more information:  http://clarion.pressdoc.com/45082-introducing-the-lake-district-dairy-co-quark-dairy-s-new-guilt-free-everyday-cooking-ingredient

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Save 30% off 7 night bookings in June and July in these luxurious and spacious properties in Perthshire, Scotland

Perthshire, Scotland properties offering 30% discounts off week bookings in June and July


Tay Views - sleeps 4

Tay Views, Perthshire, Scotland, self catering cottage sleeping 4
Tay Views, Perthshire, Scotland - Lounge
Tay Views, Perthshire, Scotland - Bedroom
A delightful centrally located first floor apartment with stunning views over the River Tay. In a B-listed building this apartment offers modern conveniences, furnished to a high standard with double glazed sash windows and high ceilings and wifi provided. Book it now http://tinyurl.com/d2gctpu
 

Locherlour Mill Cottage - sleeps 2/4 

Locherlour Mill Cottage, Perthshire, Scotland sleeping 2/4
Locherlour Mill Cottage, Perthshire, Scotland - Property
Locherlour Mill Cottage, Perthshire, Scotland sleeping 2/4
Locherlour Mill Cottage, Perthshire, Scotland - Lounge
 
This cottage has character, charm and warmth and has been decorated to a very high standard. A single floor luxurious and spacious annex. The cottage gives guests privacy, peace and quiet with your own entrance, parking area and courtyard with stunning south facing panoramic views. To book now http://tinyurl.com/bs2jjb5
 

Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne buys Lake District lodge

The allure of the Lake District has proved too strong for Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne.


Duncan Bannatyne by Lake Windermere
Duncan Bannatyne by Lake Windermere - photo courtesy of in-cumbria
The popular entrepreneur, best known for appearing in the hit BBC television series Dragons’ Den, has a well-documented love of the Lakes. And after putting his villa in the south of France on the market, he opted to invest his money in a luxury holiday lodge on the shores of Windermere.

His frequent trips to Fallbarrow Park, near Bowness-on-Windermere, have been well-publicised and now the entrepreneur has taken the advice of his 11-year-old son Tom and bought a three-bedroom lodge at the five-star park.

Bannatyne has been visiting the park for the last 24 years. He said: “I brought my youngest, Tom to Fallbarrow last year for the first time and we were hiring lodges.

"So this year I gave him the choice of buying a lodge at Fallbarrow or a villa in the south of France and he chose Fallbarrow.

"If you’ve got a holiday home in France, you can’t really leave school on a Friday night and come back on a Sunday so he loves the fact that he can come here every weekend.”

The 64-year-old is not alone in shunning popular overseas resorts for holidays a little closer to home, with a reported 7.8 million people opting for a traditional British escape this summer.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Carlisle Cottages Landing Page

Try our Carlisle Cottages Landing Page

 

Why not try our Carlisle landing page to find a cottage this weekend for the Pirelli Rally, being hosted in Carlisle.
 
As this area is steeped in history, offering many activities for couples, families and larger groups. There are also many cycling, shopping, and walking opportunities available in this area, as well as this being an extremely scenic and informative part of Cumbria. So if you need to find accommodation to holiday in this area or because you want to attend an event such as the Pirelli Rally then this page will help you find what you want much quicker.
 
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 Carlisle 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.
 
Carlisle Cottages in the North Lake District - Landing Page

Using this page will help you to find and book your holiday cottage much quicker and easier, just try it....

 

Talkin Tarn Picture



Talkin Tarn near Brampton, Carlisle


Talkin Tarn is a 65-acre lake amid 120 acres of farmland and woodland, making it the ideal place for active recreation or a quiet stroll.

Other Benefits
• Enjoy the sylvan setting of Talkin Tarn
• Walk the 1.3 mile circuit, feed the ducks, browse artworks
• Suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs
• Children's play area next to tearoom

Book a cottage this weekend for a short break http://tinyurl.com/c4lc2ue
 
Talkin Tarn near Brampton Carlisle
Talkin Tarn
 

Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally 4/5th May

Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally - Carlisle

 
The Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally will take place over the weekend of 4th/ 5th May and will be based in Carlisle with a ceremonial civic start in the city centre while rally headquarters, the Pirelli Rally Show and the central service area will all be located at Carlisle Racecourse.

Weekend not to be missed, we have cottages available for this weekend with the weather set to be dry and sunny http://tinyurl.com/csxzck5
 
 

Cornwall Cottages - Save 15% off week bookings in May

Cornwall Cottages - Save 15% off

 

These three cottages in Cornwall are offering 15% off 7 night bookings throughout May.


The Old Barn sleeps 2 and is ideal for couples or a romantic getaway.
Sarahs Cottage sleeps 4 with a four poster bed and wood burning stove.
Primrose Cottage sleeps 4 close top the beach and is an ideal hideaway retreat.

All three cottages enjoy views over the garden and many activities are nearby such as walking, cycling, fishing, golf and pony trekking.

To book one of these cottages for May http://tinyurl.com/boky3fl
 
Sarahs Cottage in Cornwall - Self Catering holidays
Sarahs Cottage

Primrose Cottage in Cornwall - Self Catering holidays
Primrose Cottage

The Old Barn Cottage in Cornwall - Self Catering holidays
The Old Barn
 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Spring Bank Holiday Specials - Fantastic properties with huge discounts - Save up to £800 off!!


 
Amazing May Bank Holiday Offers
 
Save up to £800!
 
 
Please see a small selection of offers below or
to see the full range of availability

Devonshire House,
Cartmel
Devonshire House, Cartmel, lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Devonshire House, Cartmel, master bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 8
Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
SAVE £285 NOW ONLY £665
Ladstock Hall,
Thornthwaite
Ladstock Hall, self catering holiday cottage in Thornthwaite, Keswick sleeping 10, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Ladstock Hall, Lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 10
Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
SAVE £400 NOW ONLY £790

Lowther Beeches,
Windermere
Lowther Beeches, self catering holiday cottage, Windermere, Lakes Cottage holidays  Lowther Beeches, Windermere, Outdoor Unheated Swimming Pool, Lakes Cottage holidays
Sleeps 8
Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
SAVE £800 NOW ONLY £995
Ethel's Escape,
Fangfoss, Nr York
Ethel's Escape, Bricknell Cottages, self catering Cottage Holiday Group  Ethel's Escape, Bricknell Cottages, self catering Cottage Holiday Group
Sleeps 6
Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
SAVE £260 NOW ONLY £690
Bay View House,
Askham-in-Furness
Bay View House, self catering holiday cottage in Askham in Furness, Living Room, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Bay View House,Surrounding View,  Askham in Furness, South Lakes, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 5
Saturday 4th May for 7 nights
SAVE £135 NOW ONLY £295
Old Bakers Cottage,
Grasmere
Old Bakers Cottage, lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Old Bakers Cottage, twin bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 4
Saturday 4th May for 7 nights
SAVE £140 NOW ONLY £450
Manor Hall,
Kirkoswald
Staffield Hall, Kirkoswald, lakes Cottage Holidays  Manor Hall, dining room, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 6
Saturday 4th May for 7 nights
SAVE £545 NOW ONLY £995
Willow Cottage,
Watermillock
Willow Cottage, Garden Entrance, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Willow Cottage, lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 4/6
Saturday 4th May for 7 nights
SAVE £400 NOW ONLY £855
Woodland View,
Unthank
Woodland View, Bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Woodland View, Unthank, Nr Ullswater, self catering holiday cottage, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 4
Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
SAVE £90 NOW ONLY £300

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Festival News - Whitehaven June 2013


Whitehaven Festival Friday 21st - 23rd June - Not to be missed!!


 The Whitehaven Festival a mix of Live Music, Street Theatre, visiting ships, Air Shows and markets that takes place in and around the beautiful Harbour area of Whitehaven.



Friday 21st June - McFly
Saturay 22nd June - Spectacular 70's Concert featuring Slade, The Sweet and Bruce Foxton's from The Jam performing hit songs from their collective 11 number 1's
Sunday 23rd June - Decades of Music, Afternoon Charity Concert and Bay City Rollers and more.

Let us help you find a cottage for this weekend http://tinyurl.com/catttyy


There is also the ever popular and growing Celebrity Chef area hosted by Jean Christophe Novelli and guests. This is fast becoming the most popular element of this weekend.
 
 

Do you want to buy into an Investment opportunity

Investment Opportunities


New!!!


Come into our Windermere office or our Keswick office to view our holiday cottages that are available to buy, advice given to anyone thinking of purchasing in the north or south lakes area. We look forward to meeting you!
 
We can offer you many styles to suit your needs, such as Lodges, Cottages or Apartments many of which already have an excellent holiday letting record, and sold with future bookings.

 
Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges for Sale
Bassenthwaite Lodge for Sale
Rowan Cottage, Grasmere for sale
Rowan Cottage in Grasmere for Sale
                        
The Beeches, Keswick for sale
The Beeches, Fieldside Grange, Keswick for Sale
                                           
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