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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Grasmere looking very lovely today in its Autumn colours

At last, a dry sunny day. The poor half term visitors have had several days of heavy rain, but today ( Wednesday) has been beautiful.

Here are a couple of photos of Grasmere taken this morning - very still, beautiful autumn colours.

And here is one of Rydal Water. There were photographers with tripods everywhere. Maybe one day I'll get a proper camera, but even with my simple little snapper that Lakes still look good.

All taken on my favourite short walk from White Moss to Grasmere shore, up through Deer Bolt Woods, back down Loughrigg Terrace and home. One hour's glorious walking. You can find more about White Moss Walks here.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

We've had some really lovely reviews for Brockstone

On Saturday morning the guests at our Lakes Holiday Cottage, Brockstone left very early, so we didn't see them to say goodbye. However, they did leave us the most lovely "Thank you" note,

Here's an excerpt -

"We just wanted to thank you for providing such a delightful stay in your wonderful cottage- it was everything we could have hoped for and the location is breathtaking. We are already thinking of coming back next year...."

What a very uplifting note - thank you if you're reading this!

Some of our favourite guests who have stayed with us many times have already booked for 2015. They have sent us this photo taken during their stay, and given us permission to use it on our blog.
Here it is.

Brockstone Grasmere thanks to our lovely regular guests

Over on our Brockstone website I've just added a new page with snippets from some of the latest reviews that have been posted online. You can go and see the reviews on our website here.

Monday, 13 October 2014

The wonderful weather goes on....

October is looking good in the Lakes. The trees are just beginning to turn, and we have weeks of glorious colour to look forward to.

Weekends here are still very busy, but today feels much more quiet than recent Mondays. Now could be a good time to fit in an autumn visit. We can't offer you any accommodation at Brockstone Cottage until November, but there are lots of lovely places out there still available.

If the weather should turn wet, there is always lots to enjoy at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth museum.

If you're sitting at  home dreaming about the Lakes here's some recommended reading to enjoy- my choice of some of the best Lake District books.

For a biography of Wordsworth, I'm a fan of Hunter Davies. Always slightly controversial, never dull.
Here's the book - good for settling down with on an autumn night.