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Spring short breaks including Easter and late deals

Date: 15th March 2012
Filed under: Top Tips
Tagged: easter short breaks, last minute deals, short breaks

Goosemire Cottages has just extended its short breaks availability up to 27th April. If you are looking for Easter short breaks or Last minute deals then please use the availability search option on the right hand side of the Goosemire Cottages homepage. There is no need to contact us first as short breaks can be booked online. For those looking to come away for a week there is 15% off the weekly advertised rates, and you can even pick the arrival date that best suits your plans. We still have lake district cottages and self catering apartments available in Bowness on Windermere, Ambleside, on the lake shores of Ullswater, Bassenthwaite lake and the Eden Valley. For availability and prices you can either contact us on 01539 731801 between 9am and 9:30pm or search and book online.

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PETER RABBIT EASTER EGG HUNT 2012

Date: 14th March 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: bowness on windermere, free activities, lake district cottages, peter rabbit easter egg hunt 2012

The great Peter Rabbit Easter egg hunt start on Thursday 5th April at 10:00am, and finishes once all the eggs have been found. This is one of the UKs largest Easter egg hunts and this year as it is Peter Rabbit's 110th Birthday there are 110 hand-crafted ceramic Easter eggs hidden throughout Cumbria. Each ceramic egg is a fantastic prize and not only allows the winner free entry in to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, they will also receive a special edition Beatrix Potter book. There is also 10 BIG prizes to be won. If you are lucky enough to find an egg please let The World of Beatrix Potter know by telephoning 0844 504 1233 or by visiting the attraction in Bowness on Windermere.

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Claife Heights mountain bike / walking route

Date: 14th March 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: claife heights, cycle route, mountain biking, walking route

Claife Heights is a circular route of approx 10 miles and includes some great forest tracks, a long climb up Base Camp, where you are rewarded with some fantastic views, and then some good downhill sections. You can even pop into the Sawrey hotel for a quick pint before heading back down to the carpark or car ferry.

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Scenic drives through the Lake District in Cumbria

Date: 13th March 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: beatrix potter, lakeland, windermere

Cumbria is a beautiful county in Britain, and the best way to see it is by car, bicycle, or on foot. There are stunning vistas at every bend in the road. A perfect visit will be one of discovery, tossing the map aside. Each morning will bring something new, from a visit to Muncaster Castle to the stone circle atop Castlerigg.

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Self catering apartment in Bowness on Windermere added to our portfolio

Date: 8th March 2012
Filed under: Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: bowness, self catering accommodation in bowness on windermere

the loft apartment in bowness on windermere

Goosemire Cottages have a new addition to their portfolio of lake district cottages and self catering apartments. The Loft is a one bedroomed first floor self contained apartment in a converted Coach House and Stables in the centre of Bowness, with good views of the Claife Heights fells and glimpses of lake Windermere.

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Freerange Comedy Festival 2012

Date: 7th March 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: freerange comedy festival, kendal

After the success of last years first Freerange Comedy Festival, the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal have managed to secure even bigger well known stand up acts for this years festival on 23rd to 27th May.

Acts include Jack Dee, Jeremy Hardy, Lucy Porter, Phil Kay, Chris Ramsey, late night comedy club sketch shows, with loads more acts to still be announced.

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Grasmere Gingerbread

Date: 5th March 2012
Filed under: Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: grasmere, grasmere gingerbread

The humble Ginger Nut is an often over looked biscuit living out its days in the bottom of the biscuit barrel, however Grasmere Gingerbread (a cross between a biscuit and a cake) is truly immense! As I sit writing this blog all I can think of is popping downstairs to the kitchen to try another slice....hardly surprising as it is acknowledged by food critics as "the best gingerbread in the world".

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Historic village of Morland

Date: 16th February 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: eden valley, morland

The village of Morland which is steeped in history is just a 15 minute walk away from Cranesbill where you can see the Saxon tower of Morland Church, which has a squirrel shaped tree in the grounds. The church is the oldest Cumbrian building still in daily use of it's original purpose.

In the centre of the village, overlooking Morland Beck's waterfall is the Mill Yard Cafe & Bistro which is a great place to have a drink and a bite to eat. It's open 7 days a week and they also serve evening meals on a Friday and Saturday. There is also a deli section which sells locally sourced food, home made cakes, beers, wines and gifts.

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Malcolm Wilson Rally 3rd March

Date: 16th February 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: free activities, grizedale forest, malcolm wilson rally

The Malcolm Wilson Rally starts at 8:30am in Cockermouth's Main Street on Saturday 3rd March. Entries from all over the UK will compete in the three forest stages - Whinlatter Forest near Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick, Grizedale Forest near Ulverson and Coniston, and Greystoke Forest near Penrith.

Free entry for spectators.

If you are looking for short breaks in the lake district for this weekend please take a look at our self catering cottages that we have available close by to the three Forests.

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Scenic drive over Kirkstone Pass from Windermere to Ullswater.

Date: 30th January 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: kirkstone pass, scenic drives, ullswater, windermere

This weekend was perfect for a drive over Kirkstone Pass from the Windermere side. Bright blue skies, snow topped peaks... the photos speak for themselves.

From the outskirts of Windermere you can take the A592 which goes through Troutbeck and climbs towards the top of Kirkstone Pass which at 454 metres (1490 feet) is the highest pass in the Lake District. From the summit its worthwhile parking up to take in the fantastic mountain scenary, with Red Screes above you, and Wansfell to the South.

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