Saturday, 26 January 2013

Browse our new cottages Windermere and Keswick

New Properties
Take a look at the new properties that have recently been added to our portfolio!
Little Brook Cottage, Self catering cottage in Bowness on Windermere sleeping 4, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Little Brook Cottage,
Bowness on Windermere
Sleeps 4
Ladstock Hall, self catering holiday cottage in Thornthwaite, Keswick sleeping 10, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Ladstock Hall,
Thornthwaite, Nr Keswick
Sleeps 10
There are many more new properties on our website, please CLICK HERE for further details

Friday, 25 January 2013

Lake District cottages special offers


Late Availability

Please see a selection of cottages below or
to see the full range

Maple Leaf Cottage, Bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays    Maple Leaf Cottage Windermere, Lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays


Maple Leaf Cottage,



Sleeps 4

Saturday 2nd February for 7 nights

 Now only £300



Duke of Portland Boathouse, Ullswater, Lakes Cottage Holidays   
The Duke Of Portland Boathouse,
Pooley Bridge, Ullswater
Sleeps 2
From 29th January
Only £190 per night for a
Limited Time Only
Deer How, Patterdale, lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Deer How,
Sleeps 9
Saturday 2nd February for 7 nights
Now only £550
Brantfell Lodge, Self catering holiday cottage, Bowness on Windermere, Lakes Cottage Holidays    Brantfell Lodge, Master Bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Brantfell Lodge,
Bowness on Windermere
Sleeps 6
Saturday 2nd Feburary for 7 nights
 Now only £400
View more fantastic late availability bargains!
    For a limited time only we are offering
£25 OFF
Please quote voucher code CHG001 when placing your booking
February Half Term
Cloud End, Roof Terrace and view, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Cloud End, Master bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Cloud End,
Sleeps 8
Saturday 9th February for 7 nights
Now only £790
Old Bakers Cottage, lounge with views towards the fells, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Old Bakers,
Sleeps 4
Saturday 9th February for 7 nights
Now £490
Lakeside Lodge, South Lakeland Holiday Village, Carnforth, Lakes cottage holidays
Lakeside Lodge 1,
South Lakes Lesiure Village, Carnforth
Sleeps 6
Saturday 9th February for 7 nights
Now only £350
Please CLICK HERE to see our full range of properties perfect for your February family break in the Lake District
Planning a family holiday in the Lake District around Easter?
Easter breaks are available from 29th or 30th March for 7 nights
Carlton Mill, Kitchen, Lakes cottage holidays   Carleton Mill, Carlisle, Self catering holiday cottage
Carleton Mill,
Sleeps 4/6
Saturday 30th March for 7 nights
Now only £490
Valentines Day Offers
Why not let us help you find the perfect Valentines gift, whisk your loved one away to the
Lake District!
View all our fantastic Valentines Day offers here

Clairgarth, Bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays    Clairgarth, Lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Newlands Valley, Nr Keswick
Sleeps 2
Saturday 9th February for 7 nights
Only £290
    Laurel Place, Double Bedroom, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Laurel Place,
Sleeps 2/4
Friday 8th February for 7 nights
Only £350
Recieve an early booking discount of up to £150 off selected cottages
  View all participating cottages
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Rail services between Lake District and Manchester set to return to normal after Salford train derailment From The Westmorland Gazette

Rail services between Lake District and Manchester set to return to normal after Salford train derailment

4:20pm Friday 25th January 2013 in News By Steven Bell, Senior Reporter

RAIL travel between the Lake District and Manchester is set to return to normal after services were disrupted following a heritage train derailment in Salford.
All trains to and from Lake District stations, and Oxenholme, were starting and finishing at Preston.
But Network Rail confirmed that a plan for returning the line back to normal service has 'progressed extremely well'.
First Transpennine Express (FTPE) - which operates Windermere to Manchester trains - said it was expecting to run a normal train service from late afternoon through tonight's evening peak.
A spokesman said: "There may be some residual delays as we get trains and crew in the correct place but this should be minimal."
Nick Donovan, FTPE managing director, said: "This has been a challenging couple of days for rail travellers across the North West of England, who have had to experience some significant disruption.
"We are delighted to have the line back and be able to start to resume a normal train service from Manchester through to the northwest.
"Colleagues from FTPE, Network Rail and Northern Rail have all work extremely hard to ensure the line has been returned as quickly and as safely as possible. I want to thank them all for their efforts over the last couple of days.
"I also want to thank customers for their patience, understanding and support."
An empty heritage passenger train, owned by West Coast Railways, was travelling from Ardwick to Carnforth when its rear engine burst into flames on a bridge on Wilburn Street, Salford, at around 2.45pm on Wednesday.
Four people - a driver, engineer and two others - were on board but managed to walk off 'safe and well', Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said.
A witness said: “There were flames leaping out of the diesel unit and billowing into the sky.”
Some 40 firefighters in four appliances were sent to the scene.
British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed the train was a charter service run by West Coast Railways.
Station Manager Paul Etches, of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said: "It was quite a significant fire in the sense that it was a fire on a train which isn't the norm.
"Luckily there weren't any casualties and we are told the four people that walked off the train are safe and well.
"Crews quickly brought the fire under control to stop it spreading to the other carriages using jets and foam branches.
"Firefighters will remain on the scene dampening down and assisting BTP with their inquiries."
The incident disrupted train services in and out of Manchester across the North West and caused local roads to be closed
It is believed the train had a diesel engine at the front and back with six carriages in between.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to the rail line close to Wilburn Street, Salford, following a report of a train carriage on fire.
"BTP and Greater Manchester Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.45pm.
"One of the carriages of the train, a chartered service run by West Coast Railways, has derailed from the rail line but remains upright.
"No passengers were on board the train at the time of incident and the driver is safe and well.
"Officers, along with other emergency services and agencies, will be working to establish the full circumstances."
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.
West Coast Railways runs several heritage train services across the country.

via Rail services between Lake District and Manchester set to return to normal after Salford train derailment From The Westmorland Gazette.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Britain’s 50 best cottages, beach houses and rural retreats | The Times

Britain’s 50 best cottages, beach houses and rural retreats

The Times yesterday published a list of Britain's 50 best and we are proud to announce that The Boathouse at Knotts End was featured on this list.
Boathouse at Knotts End ranked by The Times as one of the best in Britain
One of Britain's 50 best rural retreats
If your idea of a memorable holiday is relaxing on the most romantic lake in England then look no further, the Boathouse at Knotts End has it all: stunning scenery, 10 acres of woodland and fields and 300 feet of private lake frontage provide guests with seclusion and a real sense of getting away from it all. Knotts End is an ideal honeymoon hideaway and the perfect escape for two at any time of the year.
Should guests tire of the magnificent views, there is plenty to do: take out Knotts End's row boat, cool off with a dip in the lake, or explore the many walking opportunities just outside the front door. Numerous sailing clubs provide water sports activities and the many villages close by offer shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs.


The Boathouse offers spaciously designed open-plan accommodation furnished to an extremely high standard with Chinese and Indonesian antiques and handmade silks.

Boathouse at Knotts End Bedroom
Boathouse at Knotts End Bedroom
Boathouse at Knotts End Balcony
Boathouse at Knotts End Bedroom
Boathouse at Knotts End Patio
 Boathouse at Knotts End Patio

For more information, photographs and to check the availability and prices, see our website.