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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Just two weeks in October now available in our Lakes Holiday Cottage- save £100+

Our Grasmere Cottage with amazing views is now fully booked throughout September, and for most of the weeks until 7 November.

We do however still have the weeks of 10-17th October and 17th - 24th October still available. Both these weeks have been reduced from £690 to £590, and if you are lucky enough to have two weeks for your October holiday in the Lakes, you can take both weeks and save an extra £100. The cost for 10-24 October is £1080 for 14 nights, a saving of £300 on the original rates.

Already , even though we're still in August, the leaves are beginning to turn. October looks like the colours will be amazing again. For some pictures of the Lakes in Autumn see other pages on this blog, and on our Brockstone Grasmere Cottage website.

You can also see some beautiful pictures on my Pinterest Page, Autumn in England's Lake District.

Loughrigg Terrace, October
This photo , taking in October, is from the top of Loughrigg Terrace, one of the many great walks from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage

Rydal Water, October
Here's a view of Rydal Water on October. The days are often clear, the light wonderful. I'm no photographer, I just take snaps, but you get a hint of the wonders of October in the Lakes even from such a simple photo.

We hope that you can take advantage of our October offer to visit Brockstone Grasmere Cottage and enjoy the autumn colours.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Grasmere Sports, Grasmere Guzzler Beer Festival and Westmorland County Show

Summer is coming to an end, which will be a sort of relief, as our expectations of warm sunny days will have gone, which means that we can put the disappointment of this cold wet summer behind us. How many of us have opened the BBC weather app this year hoping that somewhere along the line we would see a run of "22 and sunny" days, only to be met by "17, some rain" type forecasts?

As we head into Autumn, 3 of my favourite Lakeland events are on the way.

On Sunday 30 August it's Grasmere Sports Day, a day full of traditional Lakeland sports such as Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling and Fell races. There is food, there is a beer tent, there are stalls selling all sorts of stuff and there is fun for all. Lets hope the weather is kind.

The following weekend it's the Grasmere Guzzler Beer Festival at Tweedies. This great event is now in its 9th year and is loved by locals and visitors. Lots of beers and ciders, great music, BBQ, lots of chat and catching up with friends all on our doorstep. Brilliant. Its 4, 5 and 6 September this year, Friday, Saturday , Sunday. Be warned, by Sunday your choices of beer will probably be limited, and the favourite barrels will have been drunk dry!

On Thursday 10 September it's the Westmorland County Show at the county showground, Crooklands, Kendal. This is a wonderful event. If you're a fan of Countryfile you'll have a good idea about what to expect from a County Show. Our Westmorland County Show does not disappoint. There's a huge range of animals up for judging, horse and pony competitions, country skills, a huge WI show tent, and amazing range of local food to enjoy, and of course, there are beer tents too.Yes, there will be a queue to get in and out of the venue, but it's worth it.

Here are some photos taken by me on a visit to the Westmorland County Show in 2010.
Pig Judging Westmorland Show

Carriage Driving Westmorland Show

WI tent Westmorland Show


If you fancy a last minute visit to the lakes to sample the Beer Festival and the County Show, our Grasmere Cottage with amazing views is available for a week from 5 September. We're very surprised that this week has not been let, but we hope someone will take advantage of our offer of £200 off the usual rate of £790. Yes, for just £590 you can stay in this 5* cottage for a peak week. Can you or someone you know take advantage of our Grasmere Special Offer?