I'm looking for a small beautiful cottage with as much character as possible in the Lake District to take my girlfriend to for a long weekend.
We would ideally like it to be slightly isolated (e.g. detached in a clearing of its own) but within walking distance of amenities or a small village.
Near a lake for rowing and with a log burning fire would be a big bonus (if I haven't already asked too much!).
I found one at the following link that seems fantastic but is unavailable until October, we were hoping to go in the middle of September
Thanks all for any help you can give
We are from Melbourne, but will be visiting Britain soon.
We will have a few days around Nottingham, then plan to go up to the Lake District for a weekend.
Can you tell us roughly how many hours drive from Nottingham, to say Ambleside?
Would Ambleside be the best town to stay for our overnight? any better suggestions?
Any help would be appreciated.
I and my wife would like to spend three days in lake district. Any good places which we must go or worth to visit?
We are looking for a cottage for a week in this area or surrounds, preferably not far (within easy walking distance) to a little village. Does anyone have any recommendations? The self-catering cottages I have found online are at farms, which we usually love - peace and quiet, but this time we are looking for one a little closer to a village.
we are 5 students from leeds planning for a trip to lake district for 3 nights 4 days and planning to take a cottage.We are going there for one of our mate's bday !planning for outdoor activites..i know its a off season to do outdoor activites !! can u suggest me places we can visit in lake district..have been reading abt some places ..a bit confused,there's a loads of them..loooks like everything is worth a watch !! we r looking into activites like para sailing,sky diving,biking,mountain climbing( basic ),sailing..etc :) which is the best place to book a cottage ??so that it will be a common point to all the places we visit.We a planning for this trip some where in the first week of march..waiting for ur reply :)cheers!!
Hi, we would like to visit the Lake District for a 4 night stay in June 2008 but unfortunately we are the proud owners of 2 uni students, 1 apprentice and 1 child still at school so we are on a tight budget.
This would be a holiday for just us two adults. We would like to visit somewhere near cocklemouth in either a hotel or bed and breakfast.
going to pooley bridge for a cammping weekend, been to many places in the lakes but woundering whats at pooley? if anyone could give info on walks, days out etc would be good, thanks
how far is it from Edinburgh to Windermere by driving? is it a good idea to drive or via train?
Will be spending 2 days in Windermere, a very thoughtful and generous Vt'er from Windermere has planned to do the walks and cycling around town for me.
Im more of an outdoor person, suggest something that can be added to the trip, will be there in Jul/Aug, hopefully.
Thnx in advance.
Taking my mum to Windermere for the day by train , she'll be in a wheelchair.
Any tips for good views and pubs/cafes for lunch - she likes more old fashioned than posh - open fires in the pubs etc.
Im staying in Braithwaite for a week at the beginning of March and i would like to know if anyone has any photos or information about the town not availiable on the internet?
I am planning to have my Christmas from 24 Dec to 26 Dec in Windermere. Could you please give me some advice about the winder wald which I am interested in?
I know nothing about how to perpare for it such what to wear, what to bring and what I should pay more attention to during the walk. By the way, can you recommend some places worthy of being visited around Windermere.Thanks a lot.
I'm not really interested in walking the hills, but this year i'm thinking of taking the family to bowness-on-windermere for christmas, has anyone else been there at christmas time and if so whats it like?
last week we went for a 4 day stay in Coniston. On Sunday 19th Nov the sun was out, and while driving down the A593, from Coniston towards Skelwith Bridge, I took the following photos:
Trouble is, I'd like to know the names of the mountains we were looking towards.
Does anyone know?
Me and a friend are thinking about wild camping next summer, we were just wondering about good spots were look to do a long hike from Coniston to keswick over three days, can anybody reccomend some good place to stay in the wild? I know Styhead Tarns a good one, we were thinking about Red Tarn below Cold Pike?
We have a few days between Christmas and New Year to visit the Lake District. How is the weather during that time of the year? Is it worth going at that time of the year? Anything that we need to be aware of going in winter?
Hi - Anyone knows any nice B&B/ hotel that they can recommend at Windermere ? Is Windermere the best place to stay in the Lake District
Hi, I am planning to go to England and Scotland in September. Unfortunately, booked my train tickets from London to Edinburgh. Not realising that I wanted to go to Lake district and that lake district is closer to Scotland. Wanted help to figure out how far is Edinburgh to Windermere ? Is it drivable ? Is it a good idea to drive from Edinburgh to Windermere and then go to rest of Scotland ? Or is it better to do it while returning from Scotland ? Pls pls help
Me and my wife are off to the Lake District for a long weekend, this weekend! (Fri 30th June to Tue 4th July).
We are staying at Far Sawrey on Lake Windemere.
Is there anything nearby we just shouldn't miss? Fancy hiring a electric launch for a trip on one of the lakes, but which one? Also, we are not walkers but it seems such a shame not to take in some scenery, any reccomendations for novices?
Any help greatly appreciated.
Hi everyone. I'll be visiting the Lake District for a few days in August - on a quick break from London. I want to hike; I don't want to rent a car. Where should I stay? Ideally I'd take the train to Kendall or thereabouts and then take a bus, perhaps?, to my base village. I'd like to hike around Helvellyn if possible, but am open to suggestions for other destinations. Thanks.
I was wondering if someone can tell me, how hard it will be for us travelling aussies to get work in the Lake District in October this year, we are coming over on a WHV and are hoping to get live-in work in Lake District (we will be starting in Ambleside)?
Any advice would be helpful!!!
we are visiting the lake district in the first week of may for one week.
it is the first time we visit the lake ditrct with our children (6 and 7 yrs)
do anyone has sugestion for walks we can do with the children and also some places we should visit (like perter rabbit etc)
My wife and I are in the process of planning a driving holiday around the UK this coming summer. Our itinerary, at the moment is to leave Sussex where we live and drive to Wales and the Snowdonia National Park, spending a few days touring around the park before driving on to the Lake District, where we will spend another few days, and then driving onto the Yorkshire Dales, where we will spend another few days, before heading south and home, a total of about 12 to 14 days.
My question is, ?if you have been to any of the above locations, which routes would you recommend that give the most spectacular views and are there any little villages that you thought were out of this world and well worth a visit?.
Thank you for any help.
Hi.. has anyone got any recommendation for a large house (anywhere in the Lake District/Yorks Moors/ Peak District) that can be rented for a short breaks (in March 2006)? We will need 5 bedrooms and party includes 2 small children... Looking for something a bit special, with good scenery and possibly a Games Room, and plenty of space..
We are wanting to go to the Lake District in the middle of August. Although we have narrowed our options down to Ambleside or Ullswater, we have no idea which of the two would be better for us to go to. We will be travelling with our 6-month old daughter and so we're looking for some nice easy to moderate walks that are do-able, considering we will be carrying our baby in a baby bjorn.
Other suggestions that may be even better than the ones I mentioned are of course very welcome. We will probably want to make use of youth hostels or B & B's.
Yeah, im goin to lake district in a week, and i was just wondering whether it is fairly easy to climb Helvellyn. and also from which direction shud i climb from, if one is easier than the other?
I am considering a trip to the lakes for about 3 nights from 20 June and was wondering how busy it is likely to be>
I went to snowdonia the same week 2 years ago and I often went 20 minutes plus on the road without seeing another car or human being (though obviously not that quiet in the main touristy parts). I'm guessing it's going to be busier than that but just how busy will it be in June ? Will it be much better than July/August - also how would Early/Mid Spetember comnpare ?
My plans b and C would be to return to Snowdonia or maybe look at the Yorkshire Dales.
Any recommendations for the Lake District? Preferably easy to get to from London, scenic, and with a good camping ground.
I'm doing some walking in te Lake District soon, and would like to know which are the best ones to climb. I already plan on doing Scafell, but would like to know which other one is best. I have my eye on Helvellyn. This one needs to be an easire climb than Scafell, but not too easy.
Please can anyone recommend a good qoality hotel in the Lake District which has good food and has good evening entertainment comedians and dancing etc.
Thanks for any recommendations.