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Saturday, 28 April 2012

May Bank Holiday Weekend

At White Moss House we're fully booked for the Friday and Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend, 4 and 5 May. We do have rooms for the Sunday and Monday.

If you're hoping to get away and haven't yet booked however, we can offer you our lovely salf catering cottage Brockstone Grasmere holiday cottage for the weekend. The guests who left this morning can't wait to come back. The guests who left last week have already rebooked. Take a look at Brockstone Cottage via this link- are you able to take up our special offer?

Stay 3 nights over the weekend for just £390 , four nights for £450. If you wish to have breakfast at White Moss House any day, we can arrange that for you at the special rate of £10 per person. It's a 5-10 minutes walk up and down a beautiful footpath between White Moss House and the holiday cottage.

Brockstone Holiday cottage perched on the hill above Rydal Water

 I took this picture earlier this month. The trees are a little greener now, but we still have a beautiful clear blue sky today. White Moss House is just out of sight at the bottom of the hill from the cottage. The photo is taken from White Moss viewpoint, one of the many wonderful short walks from White Moss and Brockstone.


Friday, 27 April 2012

Little black herdwick lambs invading

Herdwick lambs in White Moss House garden.
This isn't a great photo I admit. I'll try to get a better one later. These are the little creatures that were making an enormous row first thing this morning. The lambs and mum had come into our garden, as they do every year, then mum had wandered off leaving the lambs. It's amazing that she can ignore the ear splitting bleating. They managed to drown out the dawn chorus, and were certainly lounder than my alarm clock.

I've rung the farmer to let him know that we've become a lamb sanctuary. He'll come and take a look apparently, which may mean that they don't come back again.........

If you're interested in the Herdwicks, our Cumbrian native sheep, I have written an article about Herwick sheep here. Most of the lambs are black, with the odd white mark. Today's visitors had little white ears. Very sweet. They become the usual Herdwick grey as they get older.

The weather here is beautiful again. The rain that came up from the south yesterday has gone, and it's perfect walking weather. We still have rooms this weekend, so ring or email us for our best rates if you can get away for a last minute break. 015394 35295 or sue@whitemoss.com for our last minute special offers.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Sunny again - come for the weekend!

We still have rooms for today and tomorrow at special rates- a saving of £40.See our website for details..

We've just let Brockstone Cottage for the week from tomorrow, at great rates for a last minute break. The guests will love it there, especially if the weather stays like this. To find more about our Grasmere holiday cottage and to see our special offers tale a look at our holiday cottage page here.

Yesterday we walked round Rydal Water, admired Rydal Hall gardens yet again, and had a great home made carrot and lentil soup for lunch as at the tearooms. £3.90- a great lunch out! This walk is on our doorstep, and we sometimes take it for granted, but it's just beautiful. Here's my description with pictures and directions for the walk round Rydal Water from White Moss

Here's a picture of Rydal Hall tea room,( thanks to Cumbria Tourism, not for reuse)


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Come and stay this weekend at great rates.

It's lovely and sunny here in the Lake District right now. Yes, we do have the odd shower, but the skies are mostly blue, and bluebells are looking pretty, and the azaleas and rhododendrons are coming out.

There are lots of wonderful gardens to visit that look brilliant right now. Holehird near Windermere is run by the Lakes Horticultural Society and is a hidden gem . Sizergh Castle grounds are always amazing. I love visiting Sizergh- well worth the National trust membership charge.

Anyway, if you can stay this Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 April, two of you can stay from only £155. That's for two nights, for two guests, and includes our welcome tray of tea and homemade cakes by the log fire in the Wordsworth Lounge. If you prefer one of our larger rooms, the rate is £195. More information on our website here. This offer is only available for direct bookings made by phone (015394 35295) or email sue@whitemoss.com. This is not available through any online booking system

Sizergh Castle Cherry avenue


Monday, 16 April 2012

Out in the garden in the sunshine

It's still sunny here in the Lakes, so we're taking the opportunity to clean and freshen up the outside garden furniture so that guests can enjoy their complementary tea and home made cakes on arrival on our lovely terrace this summer.

White Moss House Terrace. Perfect for your complimentary tea and home made cakes on arrival.
For walkers, the White Moss walks from the door are a great introduction to their stay in the Lakes. I've got 6 walks from White Moss House here for you to read and print

Don't forget to check our website for our Grasmere bed and breakfast special offers updated daily.
See you soon?

Saturday, 14 April 2012

It's been a good morning here at White Moss.

Firstly, it's dry and sunny again, which always make us cheerful.

Then the guests who had stayed at our self catering cottage , Brockstone for the week were so happy and enthusiatic about how marvellous the cottage is- the views, the location, the facilities, everything! Apparently a little boy who'd been walking by along the "coffin road" from Grasmere said to them how lucky they were to be living in such a wonderful place! They said that sadly, they were only there for a week, but were certainly  very lucky to be there.

Then the post came, and it brought a lovely card from guests who stayed over Easter, thanking us for a wonderful break. That was so nice. We are all now feeling really cheerful!

We're quiet in the next few days. We've got some really great last minute special offers if you can get away before 21 April. If you can't get away quite so quickly, please email me with the dates you want and we'll give you our very best rates. sue@whitemoss.com willl find me.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Red Squirrels and bluebells

I drew back the curtains this morning and there was a red squirrel bouncing around in the bluebells in the woodland garden at White Moss House.
If you stay with us, you should be able to catch a glimpse of these pretty creatures, provided you've got plenty of patience. They're around all the time right now.

For the next few weeks, we're offering short breaks at our Grasmere self catering cottage, Brockstone.. Lots of people wonder "who owns that cottage on the coffin road?" and "can I rent the cottage on the hill above Rydal Water?" Well, it's ours, and it can be yours for a week or a short break.

Please email me sue@whitemoss.com, giving me the dates you want, and I'll give you our best weeks. This offer runs from 14 April to 19 May.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Afternoon tea on arrival with home made Lakeland tea bread

When guests arrive at White Moss House, we offer them tea and home made cakes with our compliments- no charge! Over Easter, guests have loved sitting by the log fire in the Wordsworth lounge, relaxing after their journey to the Lakes, planning what to do during their stay .

Our home made Lakeland tea bread is very popular. There are lots of recipes for this traditional Lake District recipe, and I'm not claiming that our version is better than any other, but let's just mention that whenever I make it for a Grasmere WI tea it gets praise and compliments!

White Moss House complimentary welcome  afternoon tea with Lakeland teabread.

We've had a very busy Easter weekend, but it now goes quiet for a little while, with the week after the schools go back, 15 to 21 April, looking like a really good time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.We have some great bed and breakfast special offers between now and 21 April. If you visit and bookmark this page you'll get the daily updated last minute rates from White Moss House.

I sometime wonder if anyone reads my blog, so I was delighted that one of our local Red Squirrel Proctection Team ( I don't know if that's their official name, but it sounds good) told me that he'd read on my blog about how we see red squirrels every day here at White Moss House. He confirms that the squirrel cam that we have in the White Moss garden is showing a lot of red squirrel activity. You might get the chance to see one of these pretty little creatures if you visit us.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Primroses, violets, and a great view of Brockstone and Rydal Water



It's been a glorious day in the Lake District. Clear blue skies. However, out of the sun is was about 8 degrees- last week it was about 18 degrees.

I wandered around for an hour leaving White Moss House, going up the path to Brockstone, out on to White Moss view point and back. Here are a few pictures I took today.

Rydal Primroses by the path from White Moss to Brockstone Cottage



Wood anemones by Dunnabeck stream on the coffin route to Rydal

Little wild violets by Brockstone on the coffin road.




From White Moss view point I took a picture that shows our self catering cottage, Brockstone, perched up on the side of the hill, ovelooking Rydal Water. The lake was incredibly blue. Wordsworth called Rydal Water " a fair sister of the sky", and today I could see exactly what he meant.

Brockstone is the speck on the left by the trees.

Brockstone has weeks available in April and May for self catering in the gorgeous spot. We've knocked £100 off the usual rate. For more information read all about Brockstone Grasmere self catering cottage here.
We also have offers after Easter at White Moss House , whic hyou can find on our White Moss House website