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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.

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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.

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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
 For more opportunities http://www.lakescottageholiday.co.uk/lodges-for-sale
We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Lake District ospreys: new pair at Bassenthwaite

Lake District ospreys: new pair at Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite ospreys
The birds have been identified as a new pair

A pair of Ospreys has set up home in the Lake District, with experts hoping for a 13th breeding season.

The birds are thought to be different to ones which have nested at the site in previous years.
A total of 24 chicks have been raised near Bassenthwaite since 2001, when ospreys returned to the area after an absence of more than 150 years.
The Lake District Osprey Project (LDOP) said it would be "fantastic" if more arrived.

Distinctive markings

Nathan Fox, of the LDOP, said: "We are really excited to have these two birds at the nest site.
"It's interesting they are different birds to previous years.
"The female is unringed and we believe she is a different bird, but the male, who is also unringed, is definitely a new visitor here as he has distinctive markings."
The Lake District Osprey Project is managed by a partnership of the Forestry Commission, Lake District National Park Authority and the RSPB.
Volunteers provide 24-hour nest protection, and staff the viewpoint at Dodd Wood and the Whinlatter Visitor Centre, where there are plans to screen live "nest-cam" pictures.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Keswick Mountain Festival teams up to help National Trust

Keswick Mountain Festival teams up to help National Trust

John McHale, Reporter

A charity that owns and manages large swathes of the Lake District will benefit from a mountain festival in the area.
Keswick Mountain Festival announced the National Trust as its official charity partner for the 2013 event.
Organisers of the May festival said during the lead up to the festival and throughout the event, visitors will be encouraged to make donations to the trust.
The site of the festival village is on National Trust land in Crow Park and the trust will have a strong presence there during the event, offering information about its work and sites, and fundraising.
In addition, a percentage of sales from the KMF Buff, designed by local schoolgirl Rosie Walker, will be donated to the National Trust.
Lucy Scrase, festival director, said: “Keswick Mountain Festival is a celebration of the outdoors, here in the Lake District and throughout the UK.
“Many of the most popular destinations in our country are on National Trust land and we are keen to support the trust’s efforts to take care of that land and continue to enable the public to visit and enjoy the amazing landscapes we have in the UK.
“By teaming with the trust, we hope to be able to highlight the great work that the organisation does and raise some money to help sustain that.”
Mike Innerdale, the trust’s assistant director for Cumbria and Lake District, said: “Keswick Mountain Festival shares many of the National Trust’s values: we both want to see families enjoying their time in the outdoors.
“Keswick Mountain Festival offers a unique introduction to this amazing landscape and it’s a great place to start building a love of the Lakes.”
Now in its seventh year, Keswick Mountain Festival will run from 15 to 19 May.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

£100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere (From The Westmorland Gazette)

£100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere

By Hannah Upton

NATIONAL Trust workers at a former Lake District home of William Wordsworth were left open-mouthed when a surprise benefactor turned up with a cheque for £100,000.
Allan Bank in Grasmere, which was later home to one of the trust's founders, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, was opened to the public for the first time last year after it was devastated by fire in 2011.
Staff had no idea that when they showed visitor Antony Elliot around the Georgian villa that he would present them with the donation on behalf of his cousin Brenda Donoghue.
The former nurse left the bequest to the National Trust in the Lake District when she died last April, aged 83.
After visiting the house, Mr Elliot declared she would have approved of restoration work there as she loved gardens and literature.
He said: "My cousin loved books and beautiful colourful gardens and, though she had no children of her own, she delighted in seeing children play.
"Restoring the house and garden at Allan Bank for future generations is a wonderful and fitting memorial to her and I look forward to seeing her legacy come to life."
Manager Dave Almond said: "This will allow us to continue some of the vital work needed to restore and conserve Allan Bank.
"This is the first step in a very exciting project that will allow us to recreate the original views and restore the kitchen garden, as well as creating more spaces for books and reading.
"Mrs Donoghue's gift will ensure that we can continue to bring Allan Bank back to life."
Visitor services supervisor Elaine Taylor said Mr Elliot, who visited the house with his wife and son, had already pledged to return to Allan Bank in the summer.
She said a lot of the work done at the home, which has mostly bare walls and basic furniture, has been to keep a relaxed, interactive feel where visitors could enjoy a 'home from home'.
"Children and adults can play freely here, inside and out, they can create paintings of the views from the house, spot red squirrels in the grounds, take part in crafting, or just sit and read quietly.
"When we first opened we asked visitors to suggest what we should do with the house, and they said leave it as it is."
Wordsworth leased the property, which he previously said marred his views from Dove Cottage, for three years from 1808.
The house is open seven days a week and staff said they were always on the lookout for volunteers to welcome visitors.
via £100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere (From The Westmorland Gazette).

How to Get Your Lost Luggage and Unclaimed Baggage Back | Airport Lost and Found - Worldwide Lost and Found Database

How to Get Your Lost Luggage and Unclaimed Baggage Back

Posted by Airport Lost and Found Staff

The Woes Of Airport Lost And Found

Millions of bags are lost or mishandled every year. Because of the headache it causes, many frequent flyers try to fit all of their belongings into their carry-ons whenever possible. Even the most well-known and trusted airport, such as DFW and JFK, lose hundreds of bags a year.
Bags are lost for a variety of reasons. Among the most common causes are bag-tag mix-up and mistake identity. Over half of misplaced bags happen to passengers with connecting flight, especially in cases where there are short layovers. Passengers are encouraged to be part of the solution by making sure proper contact information is on their luggage. Some even suggest tying a brightly colored bow or ribbon to luggage to make it stand out. This can make finding it at the baggage claim much easier and reduces the chance someone else will take the wrong bag accidentally.
In addition to lost checked-baggage, there are many individuals items people loose at the airport. Some items are lost throughout the airport others are left behind on plane seats. When returned to terminal employees, they are stored in airport lost and found areas, often right with unclaimed and lost bags.
In the case of missing items, it is best to take immediate action. Find an employee and report your problem, providing as much detail as possible on the missing items. Additionally, here at AirportLostAndFound.com, we can help you locate your missing articles. On our site you can file a lost property claim or search our listing of found items. Individuals can also post items they have found. We work with a large number of airports to get your items back to you in a timely manner. Most large American airports are included in our database including Atlanta, Newark, Denver, San Francisco, Miami, Minneapolis, Ronald Reagan National Washington, Detroit and Chicago.
Check out our infographic for some helpful information on lost baggage and then feel free to explore the rest of our website.