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Monday, 24 June 2013

Last minute Lake District bed and breakfast offers this week.

The weather forecast is good- lots of sun and very little rain.

Can you take advantage of our last minute ned and breakfast offers?

Click this link to see our last minute offers from now until 30 June.

White Moss House garden
Start your White Moss circular walks from the door- you couldn't pick a better spot for beautiful walks - in my opinion!

We'd love to see you soon............

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Don't assume that it's raining in the Lakes

Just because it's raining where you are, don't assume that it's raining here, in sunny Rydal and Grasmere.

Of course it rains a lot in the Lakes-" no rain no lakes" as we say, or "if you can see the hills it's going to rain, and if you can't see the hills  it's already raining"

However, the last few weeks we have had pretty good weather. Not hot admittedly, but not too wet. On Sunday for example, we hoped to watch Andy Murray at Queens Club London, and England cricketers trying to beat New Zealand in Cardiff.. We turned on the TV at 1pm- both rained off until late afternoon. Here- dry and pleasant.

Today is gorgeous. Warm sunshine.Perfect.

Update on our offers. Brockstone, our Lake District holiday cottage with amazing views has been booked for the 13 July week. We still have a 5 night break from 8 July for only £450.
Otherwise the cottage is fully booked until 24 August.

At White Moss House bed and breakfast, we have 1 room available for most of this week, but next week is looking quiet, so we've put some great Lake District last minute special offers here on our Grasmere special offers page

The tubs that I've planted on the terrace are starting to flower. Here's how they will look soon.
White Moss House Terrace, Grasmere, Summer 2010
You could be sitting here, enjoying a complimentary cup of Lakeland Special tea ( from Farrers of Kendal) and a slice of homemade Lakeland Tea Bread

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Two special rate breaks at our Grasmere holiday Cottage in July.

We have two breaks available in July at Brockstone, our Grasmere holiday cottage with amazing views of Rydal Water.

Break 1- Arrive Monday 8 July, leave Saturday 13 July- 5 nights, for just £450

Break 2- Arrive Saturday 13 July, leave Saturday 20 July- 7 nights for just £690

These are for two guests. There may be a small extra charge for additional guests.

Dogs are very welcome by arrangement. Brockstone is perfect for dogs- no passing cars, lovely paths all around......

Here are some photos taken around our Lake District holiday cottage.
The heron on White Moss Tarn, 400 yards from our Grasmere self catering cottage

Taken along the lane this week  

Brockstone from White Moss viewpoint, in early spring

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Rhododendrons- just looking amazing in the Lakes right now.

I've just taken one of my favourite short walks.

You go through White Moss House garden to the waterfall, right up the hill to Brockstone Cottage our unique Lake District self catering cottage with amazing views..

Turn left onto the coffin route towards Grasmere, and on your right you pass Heugh Fold, a large Victorian house which was planted many years ago with rare rhododenrons, azaleas and other unusual trees. The lady who lives there now spends hours in the garden. It is not open to the public, but passers by marvel at the sight. Here are some photos I took today.

All of these were taken at Heugh Fold, above White Moss Common.

I then walked down to the duck pond just above Dove Cottage, turned left along the old road back towards White Moss House, and passed Ladywood, Christopher Morris' family home .I took a picture there of these amazing colours.

Then back down to White Moss. Our own Rhodies and azaleas are looking pretty special too.

Try to come and visit the Lakes in the next couple of weeks before these colours fade. We're fully booked on Friday and Saturday, but have a room available most of next week..Grasmere, Rydal and the whole of the Lakes are just looking their best .

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Fully booked until Sunday 9 June, but bargain breaks 9 - 13 June

We're now fully booked until Sunday 9 June, but we can offer you great rates until Thursday 13 June ( fully booked on the Friday)

Please click here to see our special June bargain breaks.

One room left this weekend.

If you've been waiting for some warm, dry , sunny weather before you went away for the weekend- this is it!

We have room 1 still available. Special last minute rate for 2 nights, 2 guests, £185 ( usually £236). 3 nights £270 ( usually £354). King or twin beds. A great last minute bargain.

These rates apply until Thursday 13 June. Then we're fully booked for a few nights.

The Wordsworth Rose at White Moss House
This ancient rose is so old that it could have been here when Wordsowrth bought the house for his son. This picture was not taken this year - it's still in bud right now, but looks like it will be out in a few days. The gardens in the Lakes are looking fabulous. I visited Holehird Garden yesterday. What a wonderful place it is. I'll post some photos I took in the next blog, but meanwhile, here's a link if you would like to know more. Holehird Garden,Windermere, Lake Horticultural Society..

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Special Lake District Offers for June.

At White Moss House, we are offering some excellent B & B rates between Tuesday 4 June and Thursday 13 June ( we're fully booked on 15 and 16 June)

Please click here to check our Grasmere Bed and Breakfast Special Offers

We are also offering a "9 nights for the price of 7" break at Brockstone- our Lake District Cottage with amazing views over Rydal Water and the Lake District fells. This is for the 9 nights, arriving Tuesday 25 June, leaving Thursday 4 July.
All you pay is £690 for the week ( already reduced from £790) , and the last 2 nights of the 9 nights are free. This rate is for 2 guests. There will be a small charge for extra guests. If you have this 9 night gap in your diary this is an excellent offer.

Here's a photo to remind you of why you really must visit the Lakes very soon.This is Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace, 10 minutes' walk from the door of White Moss House.