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Dev Patel as David Copperfield

Keswick Film Festival 2020


Keswick's much-loved film festival is back again for its 21st year with another host of excellent films lined up, including three of Sight and Sound Magazine's top five films

Holiday cottage lake frontage on Windermere

Cottages with Easy Lake Access


From private lakeshore access to gorgeous lake views and boat launching, many of our cottages have easy access to the beautiful lakes of the Lake District.

Swimmers in Windermere lake

The Biggest Lake District Events 2020


It's not all mountains and walking! Throughout the year, the Lake District and Cumbria hosts a wealth of exciting and interesting events to suit all tastes.

Highgate Close holiday cottage near Ullswater

Our Most Popular Holiday Cottages of 2019


With the start of a new year just around the corner, we thought we’d take a peek inside our most popular Lake District self-catering cottages of 2019!

The Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District

The Easy Way up the Old Man of Coniston


The Old Man of Coniston is a Lake District legend, even if the name is slightly curious. It turns out that “Old Man” is derived from “Alt Maen” meaning “High Stone” and the Coniston