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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
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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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Aira Force Waterfall Walk, Ullswater

Date: 31st January 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Uncategorized
Tagged: aira force waterfall, dockray, lake district cottages, ullswater, walks

Aira Force close to the shores of Lake Ullswater and Pooley Bridge, is the most famous waterfall in the Lake District. The waterfall drops an impressive 65ft, and can be reached by strolling through ancient woodland. If your lucky you may spot a red squirrel.

In the 1870s the Howard family of Graystoke Castle landscaped the area around the waterfall and used it as a pleasure garden, planting over half a million trees and forming a network of footpaths, tracks and bridges. The land is now owned by The National Trust.

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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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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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Ullswater Beer and Music Festival

Date: 10th January 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Uncategorized
Tagged: lake district cottages, ullswater, ullswater beer and music festival

The 2012 Ullswater Beer and Music Festival is on the weekend of 18th and 19th May. The festival takes place in Patterdale at the Southern end of lake Ullswater, below Place Fell and Helvellyn.

What better way to unwind and quench your thirst after a good ramble than the chance to sample some of the 70 barrels of real ales, ciders and perrys, which have been specially selected for the festival from local Cumbrian breweries such as Keswick Brewery and Hesket Brewery, and also from neighbouring counties.

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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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Olympic Flame carried through South Lakeland

Date: 30th December 2011
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Uncategorized
Tagged: ambleside, bowness, grasmere, olympic torch relay

london 2012 olympics logo

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has announced the route that the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will take as it passes through the South Lakes on the opening day of the Olympics 21st June 2012.

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