christmas and new year in cumbria
Self-catering with 2 units, £225-£683 pupw sleeps 2-6, Hawkshead
The property is situated in an extremely peaceful location, well within the Lake District National Park, at the head of the tiny, unspoilt valley of Dale Park. Dale Park is one of Lakeland's best kept secrets. It abounds in wild life.
Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £70-£90 prpnb, Coniston
Situated near Coniston Water, a charming 17thC oak-beamed cottage, log fires, superb decor, warm, friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere. Within easy reach of the fells. Two superb pubs within walking distance both serving excellent food.
Self-catering with 4 units, £285-£725 pupw sleeps 2-6, Penrith
Four superbly well-equipped, comfortable cottages, surrounding central courtyard, in tranquil countryside. Resident proprietor. Ideal base to explore Eden Valley, Lakes and Pennines. Short breaks available.
places to visit
Abbot Hall is one of Britain's finest independent art galleries in a beautiful setting beside the river Kent and overlooked by the ruins of Kendal castle.
This charming 17th century building, which served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, now houses an annually changing exhibition of Potter's original artwork.