In a really difficult start to the year, we’ve come up with 10 Things to do in the Outdoors,...
Fresh air for all the family, special attractions with lots of holiday events on to keep little ones occupied and a much-needed break from a busy term so far. This is why you need to get away to a Lake District holiday cottage for May half-term. We have some great offers and fabulous cottages available from 13th – 20th May and look forward to welcoming you.
There’s always so much going on in Ambleside so why not visit this May half-term. Pudding Cottage is multi-award winning, not least picking up ‘The Times Top 50 cottages for families 2013’. It has superb secure communal gardens with furnished patio for keeping an eye on little ones as they enjoy the fresh air. For wet days the cottage has lots of DVDs, games console, board games, craft box and leisure pool access. Sleeping is made easy at Pudding Cottage, which is like a home-from-home; three bedroom, one king with en-suite and two twin bedrooms and family bathroom. Cooking and dining is a doddle, with well-equipped kitchen dining room, including high chair.
Wakefield House is an elegant country property giving you complete privacy and your very own slice of Beatrix Potter country. The views from the private gardens of this detached property are enough to make you want to book this property before you even look inside! The privacy and generous space of this property makes it perfect for socialising and spending quality time away from the jobs of home! Inside; there are two relaxing rooms, more formal lounge on the first floor and relaxed, games or socialising room on the second, perfect for a holiday with older children who might enjoy this room as ‘the kids lounge’. A separate dining room downstairs is ideal for ‘grown up’ entertaining and the kitchen with large breakfast table makes for a perfect family space in the mornings. There’s bike storage with table tennis table, luxury bathroom, en-suite and downstairs WC so there won’t be any fighting for the loo! Hawkshead and Ambleside are on your doorstep and as this home was twice the holiday home of Beatrix Potter herself, you’ll no doubt want to explore more about the life of the famous children’s author at her former home of Hill Top, in Near Sawrey. Grizedale Forest is nearby if you head west and is a very popular day out for families who can let their adventurous sides go at Go Ape.
We wonder which room Beatrix Potter slept in?
Enjoy the beautiful valley of Borrowdale this May and follow in the footsteps of Julia Bradbury’s ‘Best Walks with a View’ in Borrowdale route. It’s a very family friendly route with lots of interesting features along the way to keep little legs going.
Ready for the Spring bank holiday, the main road joining the North and South Lakes, between Keswick and Grasmere, is to open eight days early on May 13th, the Department of Transport confirm. We are certainly very excited!
So much to look forward to this May and the Lakes looks as stunning as ever!
In the words of Alfred Wainwright;
Time is intended to be spent, not saved!