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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Things to do in Grasmere.

I wrote an article called "10 things to do in Grasmere" some years ago. You might like to take a look by clicking through this link.

What do you think? Should I leave somethings out, put other things in, or is it OK? I wrote it for an online site called Squidoo ( long gone but fun whilst it lasted) It's been taken over by Hubpages, a site with a mix of lots of great articles and lots of rubbish. My page obviously falls into the first category.

Our Grasmere holiday Cottage, Brockstone is still available from next Saturday, 25 March, for 1 week, and we've reduced the rate from £690 to £590. The guests who left this morning said "Just a quick note to say many thanks for letting us share your lovely cottage.  Everything was just perfect and the situation was super too.  "

The weather forecast from next Saturday is looking good, and as the clocks will have gone forward you'll be able to enjoy longer evenings on the terrace of Brockstone enjoying the view, and maybe even see a sunset like this one taken by a guest in January


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Daffodils, bluebells, primroses and £100 off our Lakes holiday cottage

We are offering a reduction of £100 for the weeks 25 March- 1 April and 22 April -29 April.

I've written a post with prices details and information which you can find by clicking through here to our Brockstone Grasmere Cottage website

Rather than repeat myself boringly (I do this a lot) I'll just ask you to look over there.

Here. I'll just post some photos which I hope might entice you to visit our lovely Grasmere Holiday cottage. More information and reviews can be found here on the Home Away website. Please be sure to book directly with us for the best prices.

Spring photos all taken on a short walk from Brockstone Grasmere holiday cottage below. Clocks go forward on 26 March- can't wait!






Saturday, 21 January 2017

Burns Night Cranachan Recipe

Anyone out there celebrating Burns' Night? Wednesday 25 January? Just one month after Christmas, 3 weeks after Hogmanay, Burns' Night is a great excuse for a wee dram or two and a bit of a hooley in the dull days of January. If you need an excuse, this is it.

Just in case haggis doesn't fill you with joy, it's always good to have a tasty traditional dessert, so here's a link to my Cranachan Recipe page.

You're welcome!




Friday, 20 January 2017

Brockstone Grasmere Holiday Cottage getting booked up for 2017

Hello and Happy New Year.

It's been a while since I posted here. I'm just leaving a quick link to our blog on our Brockstone Cottage website. Click here to read my latest post there

I've just in the last two days filled 6 weeks at our Grasmere cottage. Those of you thinking about staying at our Grasmere cottage in 2017 need to book asap! If you want to read reviews you can find them here.

We have the last week in April and the first in May still available, so here are some May photos from around Brockstone Grasmere Holiday cottage to tempt you.





Friday, 25 November 2016

Rydal reflections- as described by Wordsworth

These are lines from William Wordsworth about Rydal Water

"Like a fair sister of the sky
Unruffled doth the blue lake lie
The mountains looking on..."

Here's a photo I took on my phone on this glorious morning-


Rydal Water- perfect reflections on a November morning


I think you can see what Wordsworth meant. The sky and the lake were a perfect blue. What a day! The snowy tops of the Grasmere Fells can be seen in the background.

Here are a few more pictures from my short walk around Rydal Water. More about this walk can be found on this webpage which I wrote some time ago.


Rydal Water reflectios with the Fairfield Ridge in the background on a crisp November morning


The contrast between the sunny side of Rydal Water and the frosty side this morning- the sheep are on the cold side!


White Moss woods- the sun peeps through at the start of this morning's walk.

All these photos were taken on my simple mobile. You can see why photographers so love this area. If you start with such great raw material, add a really good camera and some professional skill, you can produce really wonderful photos.

The guests who are staying at our Grasmere holiday cottage, Brockstone at the moment are from the USA. They asked in advance what the weather might be like. I suggested it might, perhaps, be a little rainy in November.....oh ye of little faith! It's sun, sun ,sun all the way in the Lakes...long may it last!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Goodbye October 2016- you were a wonderful month

Hasn't this been the most beautiful October?

Keen readers of this blog will see that I haven't written any blogs since early September, and one of the reasons is that it has just been such beautiful weather. I haven't felt the urge to sit indoors typing on a  computer. That's my excuse anyway. Beats "the dog ate my homework"

On the morning of All Saints Day I'm just taking a minute to post a few October photos. The guests who have stayed at our cottage, Brockstone, have just loved their holidays, and the fantastic weather certainly helped. We have had some wonderful reviews which you can read here.

Here then are a few photos taken yesterday on a short stroll- from White Moss along the River Rothay to Grasmere weir, turn right through Penny Rock Woods, walk a short stretch along the road to Bannerigg, go up through Banneringg Wood and back along the old road to White Moss. 45 minutes of beauty.








Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Huge reductions for a week in October in our Grasmere cottage

We have made huge reductions for October weeks 8-15 October and 15- 22 October.
Originally these weeks were £790, but as we still have two weeks available and it is getting quite close, we are now offering these weeks at the great price of £590. October is actually a very, very popular time to visit the lakes, and usually we would expect to be fully booked. For some odd reason we’re not fully booked! So if you can get away you have the chance to take advantage of this huge reduction and book peak weeks at low season rates.
If you look around this website you’ll see pictures of the cottage, with it’s new cosy log burning stove, perfect for the autumn evenings after a day in the crisp autumn air. The leaves are already beginning to turn slightly, and by early October the autumn colours will be looking good.
October is the time that discerning visitors come to the Lakes for a last break before the shorter days set in. Here are some autumn photos I’ve taken in past years to give you a hint of the glory of the Lakes in October.The little light spot on the hillside in the middle picture is Brockstone. All these photos are taken on walks which you can do from the door .
Please contact us if you think you can take advantage of this reduction in price and enjoy a week at our beautiful cottage at a wonderful time of year for a special rate.