Lakes Hospitality Trade Show hailed as “huge success”

With a headline Brexit debate, more than 140 exhibitors and 1,200 visitors through the doors, Cumbria’s longest-running trade show has been described as the biggest and best yet. 44th annual Lakes Hospitality Trade Show The 44th annual Lakes Hospitality Trade Show has brought together a diverse range of hospitality businesses at the Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre over the last […]

Eskdale campsite welcomes National Trust as new owners with £1.65m price tag

Savills, on behalf of the Merckel family, has sold Eskdale Campsite in Boot, Cumbria to the National Trust. The site sold from a guide price of £1.65 million. Lake District National Park camp site The 8.5 acre (3.4 hectare) site located on the western side of the Lake District National Park has permission for 100 […]

Cumbrian destination dining inn on the market through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market The Bay Horse Hotel, an Ulverston destination dining inn with nine bedrooms providing views across the Leven Estuary towards the Cumbrian fells. Former 17th century coaching inn The former 17th century coaching inn features a conservatory restaurant that seats 50 diners and offers […]

£1m Lake District hotel refurb’ complete at Rothay Manor

A £1 million refurbishment project at the Lake District’s Rothay Manor hotel has been completed, just in time for the beginning of the spring and summer seasons. Refurbishment embracing heritage As part of a major renovation project this iconic Lake District Hotel has been rejuvenated with a fresh new look, whilst embracing its heritage. The beautiful décor […] celebrates new appointment in Cumbria, the UK’s number one holiday cottage provider, has appointed a new Business Development Manager in Cumbria Managing Barrow to Penrith A resident in the region for over 36 years, Scott Leighton-Patterson now manages properties in an area stretching from Barrow to Penrith and is one of five experts in the regional team for Cumbria.   As […]

Unique bloom brought back to life on Lake District estate

A Lakeland estate near Keswick will be awash with a unique vivid blue flower this Spring, thanks to a five-year project to reintroduce the Lingholm Poppy back to the Estate it originated from. Discovering new blue poppies Back in the 1980s Meconopsis Lingholm caused a big stir in the horticultural world, when the Lingholm Estate’s […]

Eskdale Campsite sold to National Trust

Eskdale Campsite has been bought by conservation charity the National Trust who welcomed their first arrivals this weekend at the start of their 2019 season. Lakes now offers 5 National Trust sites It means people now have five National Trust sites to choose from in the Lakes giving them direct access to the great outdoors […]

Windermere Lake Cruises’ national links strengthened further following UKinbound expansion

Windermere Lake Cruises has welcomed the appointment of a new Northern England Business Development Manager at the only trade association to represent the country’s inbound travel industry. UKinbound’s announcement that Nathan Alemany will take up the role – the first of its kind in the North, has been welcomed by Windermere Lake Cruises’ Jennifer Cormack, […]

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfieldis a four-star luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District. The hotel sits amidst six acres of landscaped gardens with unrivalled views over England’s largest lake. Laura Ashley designed property The Laura Ashley designed property offers style and elegance […]

Pub art – landlords create a ‘Corner Gallery’ in an historic Lakes pub

The landlords of the historic Hare & Hounds, in Bowland Bridge, in the heart of the Winster Valley have gone all arty…  Corner Gallery created The much-loved pub with rooms has created a ‘’Corner Gallery’’ in the restaurant to showcase the work of local artists. The Hare & Hounds team decided that they wanted give […]

Vote for Cumbrian Man to be National ‘Tourism Superstar’

A Cumbrian outdoor instructor has been named as one of ten finalists in a competition to find VisitEngland’s 2019 Tourism Superstar… and now he needs your vote! Annual tourism award The annual award, supported by the Daily Mirror, recognises the passion and hard work of tourism industry workers who consistently go the extra mile to ensure their visitors have a truly unforgettable experience. CBA Events Director […]

Hotel group keeps Hardy boys in the family

Two teenage sons are following their father’s footsteps into the hospitality and catering industry with jobs working for a family run hotel business. English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues The Hardy boys Jamie, 19, and Liam, 15, from Crag Bank near Carnforth have joined their dad Kevin working for English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, with […]