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Gin at Chestnut House in Ullswater

400 Gins at Chestnut House


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

Martindale Common in the Lake District

10 Places near Ullswater to Escape the Crowds


You'll no doubt want to see the best of the Lake District during your visit, and that will often mean visiting busier places such as Keswick and Winderm

10 things you didn’t know about these Lake District areas…


There are so many stories about the Lake District, it's difficult to choose just one. So instead we've put our ten favourite myths and legends about the Lake District together for you to decide whi

Whinlatter in Winter

Noble Knotts, Whinlatter - an inspiring walk with quotes along the way!


Don’t you just find that being outside, in the fresh air, among nature, brings a sense of freedom, a sense that anything is possible? I always find that I think my best thoughts when I’m out on a w

Wood burner at Ennerdale self-catering cottage

Cottages in Ennerdale with a Log Burner


When the snow is on the fells and there’s a nip in the air, what could be better after a day in the Lake District than returning back to your holiday cottage and a crackling fire?