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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Lake District Easter Offers

Are you wondering about coming to the Lakes for a few days this weekend?

If so, we can offer you a couple of great deals.

We have a 1 night stay available on Saturday or Sunday, 30 and 31 March, at £118 per night for two guests, and a 2 night stay at £108 per night. These special rates are for two guests, and include breakfast.For more details please see our website..

These rates are only for bookings made directly to us by phone (015394 35295) or by email (

If you can stay 3 nights, we can offer you even better rates. Please email me and I'll quote you our best rate.

What's the weather like? Well, we can't deny that it's very cold for this time of year, but on the plus side, it's great for walking, it's DRY and BRIGHT, and the views are AMAZING!  There are no leaves on the trees to block the views, and the hills all have snow on them, so for those of you who like to take photos, this is the time to visit.

Daffodils in the snow on Monday- it's melted now, but the daffodils still look great.

Check back in the blog posts for some lovely pictures of the Rydal Hall Garden- well worth a visit this weekend.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Sunshine, snow , daffodils and special Lake District offers

The snow is still here, but so is the sun. It's cold but lovely, though not the temperature we had last year when the daffodils were over in about a week, as the temps were around 20C.

Daffodils at our holiday cottage, Brockstone with views over Rydal Water
This year the early daffodils are in deep freeze, and it will be weeks before all the daffodils are out unless there is a sudden heatwave. I took the photo above yesterday, as we swept the steps at Brockstone Holiday Cottage, Grasmere clear of snow.

Rydal Water from Brockstone Cottage

Here's another that I took, looking down over Rydal Water. The gate is on the "coffin route" between Rydal and Grasmere. You can find more details of this walk by clicking through this link for the walk round Rydal Water.

Some of you may already follow us on twitter- we're @whitemosshouse if you'd like to see what we're up to today.

Keep up to date with all our special offers by following this blog and twitter. We've just reduced rates for the cottage in April, and there are special 3 night rates at White Moss House- 4 star bed and breakfast in a Wordsworth House

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Easter in the Lakes

It's not too late to book your Easter stay in the Lake District.
We still have rooms for the Easter weekend, and the following week.

We have just updated our rates, and included special offers for stays of 3 or more nights. Check here for our newly updated and reduced rates. If you would like to book, please use this online booking page, or you could email me with the dates you want, the price that is quoted on the booking system, and I might be able to knock a couple of extra pounds off.........

At present we have snow everywhere, but it's very sunny. It looks gorgeous. By next weekend the snow at lower levels will have probably gone, but the mountains will still be white- fabulous for taking photos.The daffodils are out too.

I'm making my Lakeland tea bread now for afternoon teas this week. Tea and homemade cakes on arrival with our compliments!

Book now for our Grasmere special offers this Easter Time.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Here's one visitor who made it through the snow

It's been snowing all day- some guests have been unable to get to Grasmere and the Lake District.
However, we have one visitor who has arrived- but we're not that delighted.

Deer in White Moss House herb garden.
I've just taken this photo- his/her friend's back legs can be seen running off as they heard me. Deer may look pretty,( well , OK, they really do look cute)  but they can eat any green shoots in seconds.

News about availablity. Our cottage is now fully booked until the middle of April- all the last minute gaps were filled.

We do have rooms for Easter in White Moss House still available. You can email, or ring me on 015394 35295 . 2 night minimum stay.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

5 nights at our cottage from Monday 25 March only £390

Yes, it's true! We have a 5 night gap from Monday 25 March, leaving Saturday 30 March , for only £390 in our lovely self catering cottage.

Our Grasmere holiday cottage with amazing views of Rydal Water and the Lake District hills is on the ancient  "coffin route" between Grasmere and Rydal. Reached by a track, down which you can take your car, no other cars go by- only walkers ( and sheep, and deer...)

Brockstone cottage viewd over Rydal Water- the blob on the hillside!
Please contact us asap if you can take advantage of this special offer.
tel 015394 35295

Saturday, 16 March 2013

We're back in the swing again...and we have special offers

We've welcomed our first guests of 2013 to White Moss House. They are a charming couple from Germany. The gentleman has been before, with his grandson, who is half English, and did all the translating last time. I can speak reasonable French and Spanish , but my German is very limted so we're having fun- sign language is being used....

The gentleman is a musician, and just loves having the baby grand piano at his disposal all the time. We love hearing him play.

They also love our Lakeland tea bread. That's why they've come back- home made tea bread by the log fire, with the piano- he said "it's a dream"!

Baby grand piano White Moss House Wordsworth lounge Grasmere
We're offering special rates until Easter, and our cottage is still available until Easter Saturday too. Please spread the for your best rates. The daffodils are waiting for you.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wonderful baking aromas coming from the kitchen.

I've just taken my Lakeland Teabread and my Fruit Flapjack out of the oven, and the kitchen smells wonderful.

White Moss Lakeland Tea bread- welcome to our guests on arrival

I've make a double batch, as I'm making the cakes for Grasmere WI meeting tomorrow, and also for our bed and breakfast guests, who will be arriving from Friday onwards as we open up for a new season. We like to give our guests a welcoming pot of tea with home made cakes in front of the log fire in the Wordsworth Lounge- with our compliments. It's a great start to a lovely Lake District break.

We are offering special rates for the next two weeks, which you can see by clicking this link to our special offers page.

We also have our cottage with amazing views available for self catering from 15 to 29 March  ( leaving Saturday 30th) at very special reduced rates, whether for a week or a short break. Click here to see the cottage and find out more about the special offers

Back to the topic of Grasmere WI. We meet on the second Thursday of the month, and visitors to the Lakes who are WI members are very welcome to come to our meetings. I write and maintain the Grasmere WI website, which you can find by clicking here to take you to Grasmere WI website. Tomorrow we are having a chocolate making demo at the new chocolate shop in Grasmere, Cocoa Hearts. Should be good! I might be bringing some cakes back home if we get to taste some of the products, as we might feel that our waistlines can't take too much more.......

Monday, 11 March 2013

Can you take advantage of this great offer on our Grasmere Holiday Cottage?

We've got a gap in our bookings for our lovely holiday cottage, perched high on the "Coffin route" between Grasmere and Rydal. If you've done the walk, you know where it is. If not, there's a link to Google maps ( not totally accurante as the postcode is a bit general) via the link below.

For more pictures and information please click through this link to find your perfect Lake District holiday cottage. You can also follow links there to the Homeaway holiday rentals site and the Holiday Lettings/Trip advisor site.

The nitty gritty- between 15 March and 30 March ( leaving Saturday morning), you can stay 3 nights midweek for £230, or 3 nights over a weekend for £290. It's a bargain! A week from Saturday to Saturday is only £550.

Please ring me ( 015294 35295) or email

If you have a moment to visit our Facebook page and give it a like, that would be great too.Here's the link if you feel able to Facebook like our Brockstone Cottage page. I struggle with Facebook- any help would be appreciated!

This is a chance for a very good value break before Easter. I hope to hear from you !


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Walking round Rydal Water from White Moss House or Brockstone

Yesterday the weather was beautiful- again! We decided jobs could go on hold, and we set off from White Moss, up to Brockstone Holiday Cottage, overlooking Rydal Water, and then on to Rydal, where we had our favourite Carrot and Coriander soup sitting outside in the sun at Rydal Hall tearooms. We then walked around Rydal Water , past Rydal Caves, then along Lughrigg Terrace and down to Grasmere, then back to White Moss House. You can follow this walk by looking at this Guide to walking the Rydal Round. Feel free to download it. Leave me a message if you like!

We are so lucky to have this walk on our doorstep. If you would like a short break before Easter, so that you too can do this walk, we have reduced the week of 23 to 30 March in Brockstone Cottage from £820 to £620. We are also offering breaks of three nights or more from 15 to 30 March at our lovely holiday cottage which you can see here on Holiday Lettings/Trip Advisor. Please email me ( with your preferred dates and I'll give you our best offer.

Here are some photos I took yesterday in the gardens of Rydal Hall. I was amazed to see so many different flowers in bloom .

Monday, 4 March 2013

Save over £100 on your Lake District break.

We're getting ready to open for 2013, which we reckon will be our 33rd year at White Moss House. Will we ever be able to tear ourselves away? We love it here!

The decorator has been painting, the carpet cleaner has been swooshing around, and we are polishing and dusting every nook and cranny ready for our first guests of the year.

White Moss House, Grasmere snowdrops
The weather has been beautiful in the Lake District for the last few weeks, and the snowdrops are out in force. The daffodils are ready to burst into bloom, and in a couple of weeks they will be fantastic.

We're offering excellent offers for B & B from 15 to 28 March, with savings over £100 for 3 night stays. These offers apply all week- no weekend supplement. We also offer 2 night specials. The AA has just awarded us their Special Award for Outstanding Breakfasts.  This reflects the top quality produce, locally sourced when possible, and the skill in preparation and presentation. Our 2013 homemade Seville orange marmalade is delicious, our locally smoked kippers and cured bacon are simply the best.Come and treat yourselves before the Easter rush.

Please note that bookings at our special rate must be made direct by email ( or phone (015394 35295). They are not available for bookings through any online booking sytem.