Due to the current exceptional circumstances, we regret that we are not taking new bookings for holidays due to take place before the 10th of July. If you are interested in taking a holiday from the 10th July onwards, please contact us (email, phone or via our web booking) and we'll make a provisional booking for you. We will not take a deposit at this stage until it becomes clear that your holiday can go ahead.

Official advice is likely to change as we go through the next few weeks so we'll keep the situation under review but we'd love to welcome you when things get back to something approaching normal.

The garden and surroundings are looking their best now - such a pity we can not share it with you in person at the moment so we thought we'd add some cheer by adding some photos as the season develops.

The rhododendrons & azaleas are in full bloom at the moment and, to our surprise, the laburnum is putting on the best show it's done for years - so that's the current photo. Standing underneath it the other day, it's all a-buzz - it's absolutely full of bees after the nectar. The wildlife isn't in lockdown...... 


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Over the years many of our visitors have enjoyed exploring the beauties of the Lake District on foot or on two wheels so we are especially pleased to have been awarded these two Visit England's Welcome badges again. Those of you wanting to explore on foot will find walking to suit all abilities and stamina: from mountain climbing to gentle strolls. You can access many lovely walks from the cottage gate & if you plan your route carefully, you'll find many delightful refreshment stops. For those who prefer two wheels, either bring your own bike or hire one nearby (See our location page for bike hire details).   





 We're excited!! After a long village campaign, we have finally got an ultra fast fibre internet network in the village with fibre to the premises. The fibre has now been connected here so we are now able to offer our visitors blistering internet speeds of around 140 Mbps - assuming you have equipment capable of dealing with these speeds which are faster than in most towns and cities. 

What peace and beautiful scenery - no wonder writers and artists were so inspired.