B&B near Brothers Water

Touring the Lake District National Park

Have you ever leafed through glossy vacation magazines and travel guides about the Lake District National Park and said to yourself, “Oh! I’d love to visit that place?” Or perhaps read an article in the newspapers about some fascinating historical … Read More

Tarn Hows

Late Autumn breaks in the English Lake District

Autumn is beautiful in the English Lake District. In fact, it is probably my favourite season of the year, closely followed by Winter. Are you an Autumn lover? Do you enjoy the whoosh of warm/cool breezes brushing against your cheeks? Do Autumn … Read More

Lake Windermere View

Dear Diary: 23rd November 2019 – Babysitting the dogs!

What does one do on a Saturday afternoon? Babysitting the dogs, that’s what! Normally, we would all be at home but not today! Today, two of us have gone out to bring our disc-grinding 4×4 back from a garage in … Read More

Dickensian Festival Ulverston

Christmas events in the Lakes

Who doesn’t like Christmassy events? There’s all that nostalgia of picture postcard scenes to enjoy in real life – even if only for a day or two. Christmas and New Year will arrive in a month’s time, with events to … Read More

Lazy Days in the Lake District National Park

Do you enjoy lazy days? Time out for doing things at your leisure or even not doing anything at all? I love lazy days. They allow me to curl up on a sofa and read to my heart’s content. The TV remains switched on … Read More

Room with a view

Dear Diary: 13th November 2019 – Snow on the fells above Lake Windermere

I had to go to the dentist yesterday – never the most enjoyable outing at the best of times! The sky reflected my emotions: everything looked alright, but just that little bit threatening. Lowering clouds dispersed shower spats, but there … Read More

Take a New Year break by Lake Windermere

Holidays! We all need them – to rest; to refresh our spirits; to spend time with loved ones or simply to be. As 2019 leads into 2020, why not take those holidays in the Lake District National Park? Grab a few days … Read More

Dear Diary: 14th February 2019 – And they all fell down!

Well, I was the one who fell down actually, but more of that later. 14th February, Valentine’s Day, dawned bright and shiny as a new pin. There weren’t going to be any two ways about it: we were going out … Read More

Winter discount offer

Happy New Year to all! It’s time for posting our Winter discount offers. We have two: one applies to our single en-suite bedrooms and the other applies to our double, twin, and triple rooms. Ten rooms have views to Lake … Read More

A-wandering we will go

We have lived now in Bowness on Windermere, one of the most popular and picturesque villages within the Lake District National Park, for 15.5 years. During this period, we have managed to explore a tiny sector of the Lakes, but … Read More

Just a little snowfall!

I’m so excited – we’ve had some snow! I love the snow. It makes the place look so different: beautiful; serene; magical; otherworldly even if there is enough of it. Mostly, I love the newness of it when it first … Read More

Explore the Lakes this Autumn

Now that Autumn has well and truly set in, our Lakeland woodlands and fields have become beautiful canvases of burnished glory. Trees and shrubs, grasses and leaves, and even some simpler mosses display rich browns, deep oranges, bright yellows and … Read More