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Kendal Farmers Market

Date: 18th January 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: kendal, kendal farmers market, lake district cottages

If you are staying in one of our lake district cottages or apartments in the South Lakes why not visit Kendal and the Farmers market which is held on the last Friday of every month between 9:30am to 3:30pm.

From award-winning meat and cheeses to jams and relishes, Made in Cumbria who organise The Farmers Market, bring you the best and tastiest of the region's food and drink - all locally sourced and lovingly produced.

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Romantic Valentines Break in Lake District Cottages

Date: 17th January 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: bowness, lake district cottages, short breaks, valentines, weekend breaks

Valentines Day is the perfect time to surprise a loved one, so why not whisk them off their feet and take them away on a romantic short break to one of our Lake District Cottages. We still have apartments in Bowness on Windermere available with prices starting from £149, and lake district cottages East of Ullswater with prices starting from £175 for 3 nights. There are no booking fees and pets stay for free.

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Grizedale Forest Information

Date: 12th January 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: goape, grizedale forest, mountain biking, rally, sculpture trail, wildlife

Grizedale Forest in the heart of the lake district has so much to offer people of all ages and abilities, so I thought it would be easier to list it into various catogories:

Walking:

Obviously you are spoil for places to walk pretty much anywhere in the Lake District, but one huge advantage of the numerous routes throughout Grizedale Forest are the fact they are clearly marked by coloured posts so no need for map reading and reducing the chance of getting lost. Also the routes take you to the best parts of the forest and some stunning view points. There are routes from a mile long, to all day more strenuous hikes. Grizedale's Ridding Wood trail is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Along this trail you will find some unusual ornate treats and several sculptures.

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Tea Party with Peter Rabbit

Date: 9th January 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: beatrix potter, bowness, short breaks, windermere

If you have booked one of our self catering cottages or apartments for February half-term why not take the family along to The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere on Thursday 16th February and enjoy a tea party lunch with Peter Rabbit. The party starts at 1pm and includes a lunch of sandwiches, crisps and cakes, a special guest of honour who will read The Tales of Peter Rabbit, and entry into the main attraction. Adults £10, children £7.50 booking is essential. To book please telephone 0844 504 1233.

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Lake District Cottages Christmas and New Year Breaks

Date: 11th December 2011
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: availability, bowness, lake district christmas breaks, lake district cottages, lake district new year breaks, ullswater

Christmas is just around the corner and this photo taken on 10th December shows that the lake district is already a Winter Wonderland so why not come and celebrate this festive period in a self catering cottage or apartment.

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2012 Prices and Availability now online

Date: 22nd November 2011
Filed under: Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: 2012, availability, prices

Goosemire Cottages has now added 2012 prices and availability to the website.

Booking your 2012 holiday early is a good idea if you want the pick of the bunch, as more and more people are holidaying in the UK, particularly the Lake District. With only £90 deposit to pay and nothing else to pay until 8 weeks before your holiday you have plenty of time to save.

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Pet friendly lake district cottages

Date: 10th November 2011
Filed under: Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: cottages that allow cats, pet friendly cottages, pets go free, the lake district is heaven for dogs

A beloved pet is a large part of family life, so why should it be put in a kennel when the family go on holiday?

Sending a pet to a kennel whilst you are on holiday can be inconvenient should there not be a kennel local to where you live, expensive and many owners hate the thought of having to leave their dog or pet when they go away. Taking a dog abroad has its problems with quarantining etc but if the holiday is in the UK, why not take your pet? It is now far easier to take your pet away with you without compromising on the choice of holiday.

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Goosemire Lake District Cottages Facebook fan page

Date: 2nd November 2011
Filed under: Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: discount code, facebook, special offer

Goosemire Cottages are pleased to announce the launch of their new Facebook fan page.

Here you will find special offer discount codes which you can use to save money at the time of booking your Lake District self catering cottage or apartment through the secure online booking system which can be found on the main Goosemire Cottages website.

If you prefer you can always book by telephoning 01539 731801, but you must quote the discount code at the time of booking your lake district cottages to be entitled to the special offer.

To visit the new Facebook page please click on the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/goosemirecottageslakedistrict

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Spending Christmas or New Year in Lake District Cottages

Date: 2nd November 2011
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: christmas, dog friendly cottages, lake district cottages, new year

Have you ever thought about hiring a Lake District cottage over Christmas or for New Year? Unlike caravans and lodges were sites are often closed over Christmas, many Lake District cottages can be hired for the Christmas week or for the New Year week. What could be better than hiring a cottage over Christmas in the Lake District? Even if it doesn’t snow, waking up in a cottage in a stunning Lakeland setting, may be a walk before cooking a Christmas dinner or even booking for Christmas dinner in one of the nearby hotels. A self catering cottage gives you that home from home feeling over Christmas. It also means all the family can be together if a larger self catering property is hired or a group of friends.

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Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival

Date: 17th October 2011
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: ulverston, ulverston dickensian christmas festival

Ulverston’s Dickensian style two day festival attracts thousands of people each year. The Christmas festival is in its 13th year, and this year the festival takes place on the weekend of 26th and 27th November.

It is one of the most popular Dickensian style festivals in the country and gives locals and visitors the chance to experience the atmosphere of how life would be in a traditional market town in the 1850s. The Dickensian Festival is organised by a local committee of volunteers on a non-profit basis, relying on fund raising, sponsorships, grants and donations from local businesses. There is a real great community spirit with the local shop keepers getting into the spirit of the festival and wearing traditional period clothing. With Ulverston’s cobbled streets and ginnels, old worldy pubs and unique speciality shops, it only adds to the feeling of stepping back in time.

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