Lothlorien Holiday Cottage https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk self catering holiday accommodation with bay views in Grange-over-Sands Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:53:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Lothlorien Holiday Cottage https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk 32 32 180188896 Amazing Wild Swimming https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/wild-swimming/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wild-swimming https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/wild-swimming/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:25:00 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=1749 Love Wild Swimming? Have you ever thought about dipping your toes (and hopefully the rest of you) into a cool, sparkling lake or tarn? Wild swimming is becoming ever more popular, so what makes people take a plunge into a cold, wet lake? For a start the water is a breath-taking refreshment to your body, […]

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Love Wild Swimming?

Have you ever thought about dipping your toes (and hopefully the rest of you) into a cool, sparkling lake or tarn?

Wild swimming is becoming ever more popular, so what makes people take a plunge into a cold, wet lake?

For a start the water is a breath-taking refreshment to your body, the view is completely different from down below the bank and after the shock of the cold water it galvanises the heart.

Cumbrian lakes are now cleaner, safer and more accessible than at any time in living memory and the health benefits of a wild swim or a natural dip are well publicised.

Take proper precautions and wild swimming can be a safe and fun way to enjoy the outdoors.

On a warm, calm day wild swimming is a really special experience.

So stay safe and the shimmering waters will reconnect you with the natural world around you.

A couple of great wild swimming places in the Lake District are:

1) Grisedale Tarn

Set in Grisedale Hause in a gap in the Helvellyn range, between the valleys of Thirlmere and Ullswater, Grisedale tarn is a perfect place for high, wild plunge.

It has gently shelved banks and some useful flat boulders for ease of access and sunbathing.

2) Derwentwater

Derwentwater is one of the finest swimming lakes in the Lake District.

It is three miles long and surrounded by dramatic, rugged mountains.

It is surreal looking up at the scenery when you are in the water swimming between the little islands.

 

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Stunning Grange-over-Sands Staycation https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/stunning-grange-over-sands-staycation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stunning-grange-over-sands-staycation https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/stunning-grange-over-sands-staycation/#comments Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:33:23 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=4007 Holiday rental in Grange-over-Sands: Whether you like exploring, rambling or simply relaxing, Lothlorien holiday rental in Grange-over-Sands is a perfect choice for your staycation. Set on the edge of Morecambe bay it is within easy reach of the Lake District. In fact, the southern end of Windermere is less than 8 miles away at Newby […]

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Holiday rental in Grange-over-Sands:

Whether you like exploring, rambling or simply relaxing, Lothlorien holiday rental in Grange-over-Sands is a perfect choice for your staycation.

Set on the edge of Morecambe bay it is within easy reach of the Lake District.

In fact, the southern end of Windermere is less than 8 miles away at Newby Bridge.

 Lothlorien boasts bay views, a large enclosed garden, off-road parking and free fibre broadband.

We are pet and dog friendly and welcome well-behaved pets.

What more do you need to have a relaxing break in this beautiful part of the country?

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Cross-Bay Walk to Chapel Island https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/cross-bay-walk-to-chapel-island/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cross-bay-walk-to-chapel-island https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/cross-bay-walk-to-chapel-island/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:31:00 +0000 http://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=730 Chapel Island Walk: We have enjoyed a lovely walk out onto Morecambe bay today to visit Chapel Island. When you reach the Island you can see the ruins of an ancient chapel built by Cistercian monks from nearby Conishead Priory around the 14th century. The purpose of the chapel was to serve the needs of […]

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Chapel Island Walk:

We have enjoyed a lovely walk out onto Morecambe bay today to visit Chapel Island.

When you reach the Island you can see the ruins of an ancient chapel built by Cistercian monks from nearby Conishead Priory around the 14th century.

The purpose of the chapel was to serve the needs of travellers and fishermen working on the sands.

The Island lies on the path of the ancient crossing from Cartmel to Conishead.

It would have been a place of haven to travellers caught out by the tide.

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Nine Standards Rigg https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/nine-standards-rigg/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nine-standards-rigg Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:08:37 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=3654 Nine Standards Rigg is a collection of large cairns sitting high on the fell above Kirkby Stephen. It is believed the cairns have stood on this site for over 800 years. Furthermore, there is evidence there may have been as many as 13 cairns at one time. The Coast to Coast walk made famous by […]

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Nine Standards Rigg is a collection of large cairns sitting high on the fell above Kirkby Stephen.

It is believed the cairns have stood on this site for over 800 years.

Furthermore, there is evidence there may have been as many as 13 cairns at one time.

The Coast to Coast walk made famous by Alfred Wainwright runs over the summit where walkers can enjoy panoramic views across the Eden Valley.

Although the summit is within Cumbria the Nine Standards Rigg lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Hazelmere Cafe https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/hazelmere-cafe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hazelmere-cafe Tue, 18 Aug 2020 18:05:09 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=3914 The Hazelmere cafe is situated on Yewbarrow Terrace opposite the duck pond in Grange-over-Sands. The cafe is an independent, family run business and has been owned by the Stubleys family for nearly 40 years.  They aim to use local food and suppliers wherever possible. Everything they make to serve is made on the premises by […]

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The Hazelmere cafe is situated on Yewbarrow Terrace opposite the duck pond in Grange-over-Sands.

The cafe is an independent, family run business and has been owned by the Stubleys family for nearly 40 years. 

They aim to use local food and suppliers wherever possible.

Everything they make to serve is made on the premises by their extensive team of chefs and bakers.

Furthermore, baking continues throughout the night to ensure freshness.

Their popular artisan breads are being used by many local restaurants and eateries.

Alongside their very busy deli, bakery and restaurant they also have an upstairs showroom and shop which houses the famous ‘Dorothys Teas’.

Dorothy the owner of the whole business has travelled the world extensively searching for many of the teas that you see in our showroom shop today.

The shop now boasts over 120 different teas and tisanes to choose from! 

The Hazelmere has been featured in numerous national food magazines and newspapers, as well as on television.

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11 Restaurants in the Grange-over Sands area. https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/restaurants-and-dining-out-in-the-grange-over-sands-area/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=restaurants-and-dining-out-in-the-grange-over-sands-area Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:40:54 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=3866 Eleven Great places to eat out in Grange-over-Sands  The Grange area boasts a fantastic variety of pubs, inns, restaurants, cafes and tearooms to suit all budgets and tastes.   From a Michelin starred dining experience to afternon tea, the area offers exceptional food and drink. You are never far away from one of our many […]

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Eleven Great places to eat out in Grange-over-Sands

 The Grange area boasts a fantastic variety of pubs, inns, restaurants, cafes and tearooms to suit all budgets and tastes.
 
From a Michelin starred dining experience to afternon tea, the area offers exceptional food and drink.

You are never far away from one of our many independently run businesses offering delicious food and drink.

Here is a sample of what’s on offer:

  1. The Estuary on Main Street, Grange-over-Sands;
  2. L’Enclume in Cartmel;
  3. At Home Cafe & Bistro on Main Street, Grange-over-Sands;
  4. Thyme Out Coffee House & Restaurant at Devonshire House, Grange-over-Sands;
  5. Choco-Lori of Grange – Handmade Chocolate Shop, chocolate Cafe & Bar on Main Street;
  6. The Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road, Grange-over-Sands;
  7. The S Café on  Yewbarrow Terrace, Grange-over-Sands;
  8. The Cavendish Arms in Cartmel;
  9. Clare House, Park Road, Grange-over-Sands;
  10. The Pheasant Inn in Allithwaite;
  11. Hazelmere Café on  Yewbarrow Terrace, Grange-over-Sands;

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New Cartmel Bridge https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/new-cartmel-bridge/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-cartmel-bridge Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:52:56 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=3852 New Cartmel Footbridge A new footbridge has recently been installed in Cartmel. The new bridge crosses the River Eea by the side of the Kings Arms linking it with the Rogan & Co restaurant.

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New Cartmel Footbridge

A new footbridge has recently been installed in Cartmel.

The new bridge crosses the River Eea by the side of the Kings Arms linking it with the Rogan & Co restaurant.

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Dove Cottage https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/dove-cottage/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dove-cottage Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:51:18 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=3839   Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum The world-famous home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth is due to reopen on Saturday August 16th 2020. After several months of closure due to major restoration work, Dove Cottage will again open its doors.

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Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

The world-famous home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth is due to reopen on Saturday August 16th 2020.

After several months of closure due to major restoration work, Dove Cottage will again open its doors.

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Have a Break in Grange-over-Sands https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/have-a-break-in-grange-over-sands/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=have-a-break-in-grange-over-sands Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:26:40 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=3806 Have a relaxing break in Grange-over-Sands. If your overseas holidays are off-limits this year, look no further than a relaxing break in Grange-over-Sands. With a mile long promenade, formal flowerbeds and smart cafes, what could be more enjoyable than looking out over the vista of Morecambe Bay? Furthermore, Grange has one of the mildest climates […]

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Have a relaxing break in Grange-over-Sands.

If your overseas holidays are off-limits this year, look no further than a relaxing break in Grange-over-Sands.

With a mile long promenade, formal flowerbeds and smart cafes, what could be more enjoyable than looking out over the vista of Morecambe Bay?

Furthermore, Grange has one of the mildest climates in the north of England.

There are numerous local walks from Grange including Hampsfell with its panoramic views from the hospice.

The hospice is a building given by the vicar of Cartmel as a resting place for travellers. 

Climb up the stone staircase for a 360-degree view from the Lake District mountains to the Isle of Man to Blackpool tower.

Another favourite walk is to Humphrey Head, a striking limestone promontory jutting out into the bay.

Humphrey Head is known for its important flora and fauna. It is also reputed to be where the last wolf in England was killed.

If you are interested in bird watching, an estimated 200,000 birds visit the bay during the winter.

Grange also has a diverse mix of independent businesses with Higginsons Butchers and Hazelmere cafe being the best known.

So, for a holiday with a difference this year, have a staycation in Grange and enjoy your well-earned holiday.

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Chapel House Woods https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/chapel-house-woods/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chapel-house-woods Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:03:08 +0000 https://www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk/?p=3798 Chapel House Woods near Staveley is on the southern edge of Windermere and covers an area of 333 hectares. Chapel House is situated within the Lake District National Park. Most of the forest was planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s mainly with spruce, larch, Scots pine and silver birch. Over the years, the woodland has […]

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Chapel House Woods near Staveley is on the southern edge of Windermere and covers an area of 333 hectares.

Chapel House is situated within the Lake District National Park.

Most of the forest was planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s mainly with spruce, larch, Scots pine and silver birch.

Over the years, the woodland has been used in the manufacture of various items.

  1. Firstly, for besoms (a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle)
  2.  Secondly, in bobbin manufacture at nearby Stott Park
  3. Finally, for producing charcoal. There are still remains of the old charcoal pits in the woods.

The woodland also contains many watercourses, marshes, bogs and ponds, including Simpson Ground Reservoir, which is accessible along forest tracks.

The car park is at Barrowbanks, which is 6 miles from Lothlorien.

 

 

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