Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts

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.”

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Hyning Estate - Opening Lauch 8th March

The Hyning Estate Development

These properties have been entered into Grand Design's annual award for 2013


The Carriage House       Sleeps 2/4
The Bake House            Sleeps 2/4
The Tack Barn               Sleeps 2/4
The Old Forge               Sleeps 4/6
The Granary                   Sleeps 4/6
The Old Farmhouse       Sleeps 6/8
This weekend we will see the first of many bookings for The Hyning Estate. This eco-friendly 5* development provides guests with everything they could need with a touch of luxury, warmth and superb surroundings.

Accommodating parties of all sizes within the 6 properties means everyone can enjoy a relaxed break here. Besides the very warm welcome that awaits you, it has a fully licensed lounge room with a wood burning fire creating the right atmosphere for you and your friends. The development also makes use of ground source heating and solar panels to make your stay environmentally friendly.

So browse through the properties available and treat yourself to an Easter break or a holiday later in the year by booking online or telephone us on 015394 48081 or 017687 74060. You will not be disappointed!!


 Quality and comfort at affordable prices!!


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Britain’s 50 best cottages, beach houses and rural retreats | The Times

Britain’s 50 best cottages, beach houses and rural retreats

The Times yesterday published a list of Britain's 50 best and we are proud to announce that The Boathouse at Knotts End was featured on this list.
Boathouse at Knotts End ranked by The Times as one of the best in Britain
One of Britain's 50 best rural retreats
If your idea of a memorable holiday is relaxing on the most romantic lake in England then look no further, the Boathouse at Knotts End has it all: stunning scenery, 10 acres of woodland and fields and 300 feet of private lake frontage provide guests with seclusion and a real sense of getting away from it all. Knotts End is an ideal honeymoon hideaway and the perfect escape for two at any time of the year.
Should guests tire of the magnificent views, there is plenty to do: take out Knotts End's row boat, cool off with a dip in the lake, or explore the many walking opportunities just outside the front door. Numerous sailing clubs provide water sports activities and the many villages close by offer shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs.


The Boathouse offers spaciously designed open-plan accommodation furnished to an extremely high standard with Chinese and Indonesian antiques and handmade silks.

Boathouse at Knotts End Bedroom
Boathouse at Knotts End Bedroom
Boathouse at Knotts End Balcony
Boathouse at Knotts End Bedroom
Boathouse at Knotts End Patio
 Boathouse at Knotts End Patio

For more information, photographs and to check the availability and prices, see our website.