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Saturday, 27 August 2011

3 days of sun at August Bank Holiday weekend in the Lakes!

Here we are, the last Bank Holiday till Christmas, a sure sign for the rain to start pouring down, but guess what? It's sunny in the Lakes! I can't go as far as to say "hot and sunny" ,as hot it's not- only about 15 or 16 degrees, but it's great walking weather.I couldn't believe it yesterday when I got a message from someone in London, cancelling their booking for this weekend because of "heavy rain in London" What sort of an excuse is that?! (I've since relet the room, thanks to all who RTd my Tweet about this)

Rydal Water from White Moss viewpoint
Absolutely perfect for doing the White Moss Walks. If you're at home this weekend, but dreaming of autumn in the Lakes, check out our special offer below. To remind you of why you really should be staying at White Moss this autumn, here's a picture I took last year, just five minutes' walk  from White Moss House

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Great rates for 3 night stays this Autumn

Stay 3 nights midweek ( any night except Friday or Saturday) at great rates!

Larger rooms usually £342 now £270, and our smaller rooms ,usually £282 are now £210.
This is for two guests, for three nights, and includes our award winning breakfasts.

For more details please visit our website, or email me,

We are also offering special rates for three night stays that include Friday and Saturday.

You can check availability and book online here.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Brockstone now fully booked until 22 October

Thanks to everyone who tweeted and blogged and facebooked ( is there such a word?) about our August offer at  Brockstone self catering cottage. We've now filled those nights.
We do still have the week of the October half term free, and there are great bargains to be had over the winter months.
email or check Brockstone Cottage for more information

Sunshine all the way today- maybe a nice weekend?

Last night the moon was so bright that you could walk outside at midnight. Which we did- for a few yards! It was cold though, with a strong hint of autumn.
Today is beautiful.
Just a reminder- we still have rooms left for this weekend at a very special rate. Only our larger rooms are left, and we can offer you a room with king bed, at the very low rate of £99 per person ( £198 for the two of you), for the nights of Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 August.
Please email me,, or ring 015394 35295 to make your reservation.

Monday, 15 August 2011

5 Star Scores on the Doors

Excellent! It's always a shock when the bells rings, and there's this man with an ID card telling you he's an EHO ( Environmental Health Officer) come to check your kitchen.
We're always slightly nervous ( who wouldn't be ) but once again we've come out with flying colours.
Just to remind you, we have two special  offers right now.
There's a reduction of at least 10% for two nights B & B on 19 and 20 August at White Moss House and we have a 4 night midweek amazing offer at Brockstone Cottage. Details are on the posts below.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

4 nights in Brockstone in August only £300

Can you take advantage of this excellent offer? We have a 4 night gap at  Brockstone Cottage for arrival on Tuesday 30 August, leaving Saturday 3 September, and we are offering this at the exceptional rate of £300 for the 4 night self catering stay.

Click on this link to find out more about Brockstone. There are lots of articles that I've written which you can access from this link, including 10 things to do in Grasmere and Wordsworth's Lake District.

Please ring, 015394 35295, or email me,, to make this reservation.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Special offers for the weekend of 19 and 20 August.

Can you get away to the Lakes for a last minute break? If so, we can offer you a special offer for next weekend, Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 August- at least 10% off a two night stay this weekend.

Smaller rooms are just £82 per person for two nights ( usually £94), and larger rooms are only £102 for two nights ( usually £114) This is per person, sharing a room, and includes our award winning breakfasts.
Please email, or ring 015394 35295 to make your reservation quoting this offer.
( This offer is subject to availability)

Whilst you're here you'll be able to follow the Walk round Rydal Water and all the other White Moss Walks from the door. Leave your car on our car park all day Friday , Saturday and Sunday if you wish- no charge!

To remind you of the great views on these walks, here's one of my photos.

Grasmere Lake and Village from Loughrigg Terrace, 10 minutes walk away from White Moss House

Thursday, 11 August 2011

The weather's not as bad as expected for Rydal Show.

Yesterday was terrible- torrential rain all day. The day before, we had a fantastic day's walk in the sunshine. Today was forecast to be wet, which was a shame for all of our sheepdog loving guests who are at the Rydal sheepdog and hound show, just down the road.
BUT, it's actually nearly dry, with a little hint of sun, and really quite warm. We do have 1 room left tonight if anyone needs to rest after the show before they go home!

Here's a photo taken on Tuesday, of  Peter, on the top of Wetherlam, with the Scafells in the background, looking over to Brockstone Cottage. The Scafells are in the background.You can see Wetherlam from Brockstone- it's the big hill on the horizon, so obviously you can see Brockstone from Wetherlam. It's just a little spot among the trees, and you have to know where to look. Sadly, my camera a little Canon digital, won't show it, though it does very well for such an inexpensive camera.

We do still have a free week at Brockstone from 27 August. We'll offer a short break rate if you can't manage the whole week. Just email me for quotes
Looking towards Brockstone Cottage from Wetherlam

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Special rates this Friday, 12 August

Are you looking for a 1 night stay this Friday, 12 August, in the Grasmere area? If so, we can offer you  rooms are a very special rate.

Smaller rooms only £79 for two people sharing, including our award winning breakfast.

Larger rooms just £99 for two guests. This is a great saving, 1 night only!

I've just seen a red squirrel running up the garden path and climbing one of the apple trees! Great news! You might be lucky and see one of these special creatures if you are here at any time.

Email me please for this special offer, or to find out about special midweek autumn rates.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Rydal sheepdog trails next week.

I love the Rydal sheepdog and hound show. If you've never been, you can still stay at White Moss House for the night of the show- Thursday 11 August, though we only have one room left.
We do have rooms on Wednesday 10th if you want to stay the night before and drive home after.
The show features sheepdogs herding reluctant sheep through gates ( as in the old "one man and his dog" TV programme). There are also hound trails, and traditional events such as judging the best shepherd's crook.

If you're visiting Rydal show, you might be interested in reading A walk round Rydal water.. Why not take a look, and maybe leave a comment?