Cornercopia of guests
So we left 2015 behind with smiles on our faces and most importantly for us a bunch of satisfied and happy guests. The weather hasn't been good to us but we still seem to have people making the effort to still visit. I can honestly say Cumbria is indeed still open and with any luck with January out of the way we can sashay into February with a fresher turn in the air. We have plenty of bookings, which in a way are a little unexpected, we really thought January/February would be quiet months, but no siree, all but this weekend we are booked at the weekends with a few longer breaks somewhere amongst all of that, so we are very pleased. We would be even happier if some of you wanted to fill in the gaps. So do take a look over on Cumbria Cottages and see if you can snatch a spot they are going like hotcakes.
So the next big holiday will be upon us at the end of March and I have fond memories of spending my own family holiday at this time in this wonderful place that we ourselves can now call home. Waking to find that the Easter bunny had even been able to find his way to our caravan and deposit a few eggs was always a wonder. I mean surely mum and dad would have been woken by him hopping in to the caravan.
We have spent many an Easter with family and friends in our little place we used to call our own holiday home and that we now let out to you guys. Really you just cant beat it. We've even run a easter egg hunt in this little corner of the world and for a few years after kept find eggs in places that we least expected. You never know you might find a few yourself if you come stay!
Aah but what is best of all is that it is at this time of year when the lake district comes into its own and springs into life
You are more than likely to meet a lot of other families on the fells all freshly put together.
There is also a strong chance that the gardens and meadows will be starting to show the first signs of colour. You may even see a host of colour that the beloved local Wordsworth was lucky to fall upon....
I wander'd lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils, Beside the lake, beneath the trees Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.....
and be inspired yourself.
Really Easter is a lovely time to come visit us and I do believe we currently still have an opening. If the rest of the year is anything to go by, we hope it will be snapped up pretty soon.
This year 2016 marks the 150th anniversary since the birth of Beatrix Potter, as you will know she is best celebrated as a children's author and creator of Peter Rabbit. Easter may just be the time for you to go in search of your own Peter Rabbit here in the lake district having 18 in the corner as your own little burrow to come back too. Hill Top, Near Sawrey is Beatrix Potter's 17th century farmhouse which is a time capsule of her life and well worth a visit, it is only a hop skip and a jump of ferry ride across Windermere from Nab point and a short meandering drive once on the other side.
Here's hoping that you choose 18 in the Corner as your resting place this Easter. That's enough of my rabbiting for now ;)
Kimberley and Tim