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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Looking forward to Autumn

I'm looking forward to Autumn. This may sound perverse, as schools have just broken up , and many of us are still looking forward to a sunny summer holiday. I love summer too- of course. We've got a family holiday to look forward to and hopefully some lovely sunny Lake District August days warm enough to eat out in the garden.

However, when summer comes to an end it's uplifting to have an Autumn break to look forward to. Last October the weather was superb. Here's a post I wrote on my blog at the end of that wonderful month. Please click here Here's a photo from that post.

Penny Rock Wood Grasmere, October

If you're thinking of taking a week's walking holiday in the Lake District this October, you might like to try making Brockstone Grasmere Cottage your base . We have the week 7-14 October available, and also the half term week 28 October- 4 November. The perfect Autumn break. Both of these weeks have been reduced by £100 for last minute bookings.

From 4 November you can stay for short breaks, with a minimum stay for 3 nights. Rates start at £330 for a 3 night midweek break. The best value is for stays of a week. We can be flexible about changeover days.

To check rates and availability please use the booking checker at the bottom of this page

I have a lovely Pinterest board with more gorgeous Lake District Autumn photos. You find it here. Take an Autumn break in the UK's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get out in the fresh air. Walk yourself happy. If you stay at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage you can bring your dog.

One more photo of leaves in Penny Rock Wood, Grasmere, just a few minutes beautiful walk from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage.Find us on Facebook here

Penny Rock Wood, on a beautiful short walk from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage
Beautiful Autumn colours in the UNESCO World Heritage Lake District.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Lake District has just been awarded World Heritage site status. We knew we lived in a very special area, and we're very proud that UNESCO has recognised this.

The press in the UK have been writing about this. Here's an article from the Telegraph.

Praise for the Lake District World Heritage Site from the Telegraph.

The Lake District is now ranked along side the "must see" places in the world, such as he Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu. The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. You can read some of my tips on year round visiting here.

Yesterday, there were TWO articles in the Sunday Times. The first article was about living in the Lake District- where to buy, why it is so good to live here, with tips about great walks, sdrives, restaurants and so on.  Where did they pick as the Best Village? Grasmere! Here's the page, and the post about Grasmere enlarged.

The Lake District- why the Sunday Times loves the Lakes

Grasmere- the Best Village!

You can stay in our historic Grasmere cottage with stunning views and experience this beautiful area for yourselves. Our next availability is for the week 26 August-2 September, which is available at the last minute due to a cancellation. It's the week of Grasmere Sports, and you can also take in the Grasmere Guzzler Beer Festival 

Find out lots more about our beautiful cottage Brockstone Grasmere Cottage, on our website. 

Here's a tempting photo! The cottage is on a famous walking route- no passing traffic. At the end of the day, take off the boots, soak in a spa bath, then take a glass of something cold and sparkling onto the south facing terrace and drink in the view.

We're also on Twitter @GrasmereCottage  andfwe also tweet as @whitemosshouse.
To check rates and availability of our Grasmere Cottage look at our "How to make a booking" page