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Little Braithwaite Farmhouse holiday cottage

10 Fabulous Farmhouses for your Lake District Holiday


There’s something wonderful about a holiday in a farmhouse: the tradition, the history and the cosiness make for a relaxing holiday that feels like a real escape.

The chocolate factory workshop in the Lake District

Chocolate Heaven at The Chocolate Factory Hawkshead


Following almost 40 years in the family business of Wilsons Kendal Mint Cake, Andrew Wilson and his wife, Fiona, had the opportunity of doing

Ambleside and Wansfell Pike in the Lake District

The Easy Way up Wansfell Pike


The walk up Wansfell Pike is simply lovely and there's so much to cram in before you even start that you may even forget your original plan!

Luxury at Kirkbank Cottage

WIN a rather plush break at Kirkbank Cottage (worth £935)


Drum roll please!  It’s cottage giveaway time over on our Facebook page.

Gin at Chestnut House in Ullswater

400 Gins at Chestnut House


In 2016, Andrew and Emma opened Chestnut House in Pooley Bridge, Ullswater.