What wonderful weather. Still no one has used our new barbecue, and the Dutch guests that are staying at our Lakes holiday cottage at the moment ( for two weeks) say they are not BBQ fans. They are not football fans either, which seems a waste given that their lot are doing so much better than our lot.
We're pretty booked at the cottage for the next few months, apart from a two week spell in July. To encourage a late booking, we've slashed the rate form £870 per week to £690 per week, and if you can stay for the whole two weeks we can reduce it further.
There's lots happening the Lakes in those two weeks, as well as all the usual outdoors activities.The Summer of Cycling starts at Brockhole on 22 July, and The Famous Ambleside Sports Day is Thursday 31 July.
There is a varied range of events on at Wordsworth's home, Dove Cottage, just a short walk from Brockstone Cottage, and the National Trust has recently added lots of events at the newly opened Allan Bank Grasmere and excellent child friendly events as well as great walks at Wray Castle.
Allan Bank is 1 mile from Brockstone cottage, Wray Castle is 4 miles.
A walk from Brockstone to Grasmere and back is flat and easy. You can do it with a pushchair ( we've done it with our 9 month grandson) Stop for a pint in Tweedies Garden. One of our favourite short walks. Here's a photo from the path by Grasmere, looking over to Allan Bank.
And here's the table at Tweedies- there were three taster beers- one down two to go.
There's so much to do, fun to be had, the outdoors to enjoy. Our Lakes holiday cottage with amazing views is an excellent base for your summer holiday in 2014.
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