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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Bunting's out-we're ready for the Jubilee

We've hoisted a new Union Jack on the flagpole, and Jade and Peter have strung the bunting round the windows. Now we're hoping the sun will last until after the weekend.
White Moss terrace and Jubilee bunting 
I planted the tubs last week, once the weather warmed up and the frost danger was ( hopefully) past. Now they're starting to fill out and look festive.
We've got rooms until Saturday, then we have some gaps next week. See our website for details of special offers.
White Moss House porch, bunting and the Wordsowrth orse.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Silly rates this week at White Moss House

If you can fit in a last minute break before the Bank Holiday weekend, you can stay for as little as £37 per person, per night, including welcome afternoon tea with home made cakes, and our award winning breakfast.

For details, please see the special offers page on our website.

The Wordsworth rose is blooming, everything looks beautiful- come and see!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Jubilee weekend update.

Room 4 has now been booked, and we are fully booked on Sunday and Monday, 3 and 4 June.

We do still have room 1 for Friday and Saturday, 1 and 2 June.

From tomorrow (Sunday 27th May) until Friday 1 June we can offer you special rates. Please ring or email for our best offer.

Friday, 25 May 2012

We've had a cancellation for the Jubilee weekend

We've just had a cancellation for the Jubilee weekend. We've now got a double room, Room 4, with a double bed, at the rate of £49 per person per night including our award winning breakfast. This is for a 3 night minimum stay.
There's lots going on in Grasmere over the weekend .Click here to find out about events in Grasmere for the Jubilee weekend.. Just outside Ambleside, there's also an excellent Music Festival at the lovely , newly refurbished Brathay Church. Click here for the details of Brathay Music Festival.

We're looking forward to a wonderful Jubilee weekend. Let's hope the sunny weather lasts! If you can get away in the week, before the weekend, we have special rates available. Please email, ring 015394 35295 or see our website special offers page for details.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Jopplety How- a lovely walk with great views over Derwent Water

The weather has been so good, we just had to get out and walk. With only an afternoon to spare, we went for one of our old favourites, round Jopplety Howe from Lodore, Borrowdale.
You get amazing views of Derwent Water, lovely walking by the Lodore Falls, and in the middle of the walk you can stop at the tea room at Watendlath .
In the Hugh Walpole "Rogue Herries" books, some of the characters live at Watendlath. In the old days, before the trades description act, there used to be signs on the house saying "Judith Paris lived here". If you know the books, you can work out which character lived there.

All good walks should end at a pub. This one ends at the Borrowdale Hotel, where the garden was very popular in the sunshine, and the beer was very welcome on a hot day.

Derwent Water from the path below Jopplety How
If you can get away before 1 June, we have rooms available at special rates, and Brockstone Cottage is also available from Saturday 26 May for a bargain week or a short break.Please look at White Moss House Special Offers page or email It's quiet here right now, and the weather is spectacluar. You can hear cuckoos and skylarks on your walks, and the azaleas and rhoddies are looking brilliant.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Last room for the weekend- save £40

One room left for Friday and Saturday at £198 for 2 guests for two nights, including breakfast.
We must be mad! We're full all week apart from these 2 nights, and we just want a 100% week!
You must book direct with us for these rates. Not available via oline booking systems . ( we have to pay them lots of commission- we'd rather give the savings to you.)

Usual rate by the way is £236 for this.

email or ring 015394 34295

Rooms this weekend- see the rhoddies!

The rain has brought the azaleas and rhododenrons out nto full bloom. There are lots of places in the Lakes with outsanding gardens at this time of year. The National Trust garden Stagshaw at Ambleside is amazing, Holehird is lovely,and Muncaster Castle has a huge number of azaleas and rhoddies out right now.

Actually, the White Moss House garden has some lovely azaleas and rhoddies. I'll post some pictures soon, but meanwhile, we have a special offer running until the end of May- the perfect chance for a great value May break in the Lakes. Click here to see our special rates for May, or email to see what's available.
May Tree in full bloom
This picture was actually taken on the Jenkins Crag walk, but in 2011. The May Trees (Hawthornes) are not fully out this year yet. After a very warm March, the colder April and May mean that the blossoms are just coming to their best now, in time for your visit!

Friday, 4 May 2012

We're full this weekend- why not visit next weekend?

We're fully booked at White Moss House and Brockstone holiday cottage this weekend, but from Wednesday 9th May onwards we're offering some pretty good rates. Please look at our website for more information and special offers.

Weather report. We've had a little drizzle today, but it's sunny again now. We've had a lovely dry , sunny spell. Long may it last! We kmow we'll get the rain again, this is the Lake District after all- no rain no lakes, but we're having a beautiful Grasmere spring.

Herdiwck lamb playing hide and seek at White Moss House
Here's today's photo . I took this through my office window. I tried to go outside and get a better photo but the little thing skipped off too quickly.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Another sunny morning at White Moss House

We can't believe our luck with the weather. Guests who arrive from the south can't believe it either! They've got flooded fields in Cambridgeshire and flooded roads in Essex apparently. We have to be lucky sometime I guess.

I went out at 9am and took these photos.

White Moss terrace at 9am on a sunny Thursday
Sunshine and sun umbrellas on White Moss House terrace. We're fully booked Friday and Saturday at White Moss House, but our lovely self catering cottage Brockstone , Grasmere holiday cottage with amazing views is still available. It's £390 for 3 nights over the weekend, or £590 for a week. It's a great last minute bargain! Spend May Bank Holiday in this beautiful location.

I also took these pics of an orange tip butterfly on the aubretia half an hour ago. Heavenly!

Yellow tipped butterfly White Moss House
I tried to get closer, but the butterfly kept flying off. I've just checked a buttefly website for identification and it says that yellow tipped butterflies are very hard to photograph as they rarely settle on plants, so I've not done badly.

We've got very special rates for the week after the Bank Holiday. Please check our website for details.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Very special offers 6-13 May

If you can get away for a short break next week we are offering very low rates. It's a quiet week immediatley after the Bank Holiday, so for anyone who is flexible, now is the time to come.
Find the rates on our Special Offer page on our website.

Those of you in the South, who've had rain and floods in the last week or so may not realise that the Lakes have been sunny and dry! Yes really! The bluebells are looking good, the azaleas and rhododendrons are coming out, and the days are long- perfect waking weather. Here are the White Moss Walks- walks from White Moss House to remind you of why this is such a great place to stay for walking from the door. Walk the walks that Wordsworth walked every day.

I like to put a picture on my blog, and today's is of the bluebells in the White Moss garden.

Bluebells at White Moss House     

You can just catch a glimpse of Rydal water in the background. There are lots more bluebells in White Moss woods, Rydal woods and on the path from White Moss House to Grasmere Lake. Come and see them!