December 2019

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 Black Bull in Coniston

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 part comes from

Outside bath at Kirkbank holiday cottage in the Lake District

Cottages with Unique Features


We’re proud that every one of our Lake District cottages has something a little special about it.

Elterwater in the winter

Reasons to Visit the Lake District in Winter


The Lake District may once have been regarded as a summer destination, but this certainly isn't the case anymore!

Mallerstang Edge from The Old Stables in Outhgill

Cottages near Kirkby Stephen


Kirkby Stephen is a traditional market town of cobbled courtyards, interesting shops, and nooks and crannies to explore.

Skiddaw reflected in Bassenthwaite Lake

Easy Lake District Walks: Skiddaw


Lots of people come to the Lake District to walk and experience the scenery and countryside in the best way possible.

Clock in a Lake District holiday cottage

Last-Minute New Year Cottages 2019


A brand new year is almost here and where better to welcome in 2020 than in the beautiful Lake District?

Christmas wreath making

December 2019 Events in the Lake District


December is here and Christmas has well and truly arrived across the Lake District and Cumbria!