ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

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Lowther Castle & Gardens

The Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust (the Trust) was established in 2007 as a registered charity to provide public access and enjoyment of Lowther Castle & Gardens, to oversee the castle and gardens’ continued regeneration, and to foster educational and other community benefits through a programme of restoration, education and discovery.

The Trust has a 51 year lease over Lowther Castle and 130 acres of gardens from the Lowther private estate. The lease will expire in 2061.

During the period 2008 –2016, the Trust raised £10 million from public and private sources and defrayed this amount on making safe the castle ruins, creating a visitor centre, implementing a Dan Pearson-led masterplan for the gardens and opening the site to the public in 2012.

The Trust is most grateful to The Northwest Development Agency (subsequently subsumed into the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the European Regional Development Fund, Heritage England, The Architectural Heritage Fund and a number of private individuals for their generous financial support and encouragement during this period. The investment made has been hugely successful in creating a unique and much valued and admired visitor experience and has delivered all the objectives set by the grant funding bodies. This was achieved despite the unfortunate administration of the main contractor part way through the investment period.

In 2016, the Trust entered into a sub-lease with Lowther private estate whereby that estate took on responsibility for the operation of the castle and gardens and invested £3 million in the further development of the visitor centre and experience. The Trust has maintained ongoing oversight of these operations to ensure the continued delivery of its charitable objectives. It works in close partnership with the private estate to develop and operate the castle and gardens for the public benefit.

Phone: 01931 712192

Email: info@lowthercastle.org

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Hillcroft Park 

Hillcroft Park is a modern holiday park, attractively landscaped with all the amenities you will need. So if you are looking for a family holiday, wish to purchase a luxury holiday lodge, Hillcroft Park is the perfect destination for you to get away from it all.

Designed to meet the needs of holiday makers who appreciate the peace and tranquillity found in this part of the world, Hillcroft Park provides an ever-changing landscape that is simply breathtaking throughout the year.

Hillcroft Park is ideally situated as the perfect stop over location if you’re heading either North or South, just 6 miles from junction 40 on the M6 motorway

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The Quiet Site

The Quiet Site is an Award Winning,  Carbon Neutral Holiday Park set amongst the stunning fells that overlook Ullswater.

Sustainability has been at heart of everything we have done for the last two decades. 

In 2020 they won a Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development –  indeed they are the first ever holiday park in the UK to receive this award.  Ideally located,  just 10 minutes from the M6 but in the heart of the Lake District National Park.  Positioned right on the Ullswater Way – a 20 mile circular walk wound England’s most beautiful lake.  World Class attractions just a few minutes from The Quiet Site include Aira Force waterfalls (superb circular walk from us),  Ullswater Steamers and Lowther Castle. England’s most popular mountain, Helvellyn, is just a few minutes drive.

Phone: 01768 486337 

Email: info@thequietsite.co.uk

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Another Place

Another Place is a new, evolving hotel collection from the team behind Watergate Bay Hotel – which is lending the collection its relaxed, active and social ethos. It’s all about creating original experiences in distinctive locations.

While each Another Place hotel will share this defining philosophy, they will reflect their distinct, always exceptional location. Whether by the coast, in the countryside or the city, each hotel will derive inspiration from its particular surroundings.

Another Place is growing at a pace that gives it time enough to instil in its hotels qualities that are instinctive and relevant, yet surprising and refined.

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The Rowley Estates

The Rowley Estates is centered around Glassonby in the heart of Cumbria. Our family has been based here for six generations. As a working estate, we’re still involved in many agricultural and tourism activities drawing on the unique character of the Eden Valley and the nearby Lake District Fells. That’s why many of our guests comment that stay at The Rowley Estates is unlike any other holiday experience they’ve encountered. You experience all the luxury and facilities of a hotel or corporate venue yet feel the genuine personal touch and historical character of a family estate.

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Cherry Cottage Cumbria

Cherry Cottage in Little Salkeld, near Penrith, Cumbria sleeps 9 people in 4 bedrooms. Cherry Cottage near Cumbria an eco ethos, self-built home with both solar and air source, was lovingly built using traditional stone, offering a rustic retreat with a contemporary twist. Accommodating up to 9 guests in luxury and comfort, this cosy cottage is ideal for larger families, groups of friends or couples seeking a countryside escape in the Eden Valley, close to the Lake District with the Cumbrian Hills rising to the north.

The property boasts four bedrooms, all with large TV’s, comprising one king with en-suite, two deluxe double bedrooms and a fourth bedroom which can accommodate three guests. You will find drencher showers both in the en-suite and main bathroom, which also features a large double ended bath tub. The stylish modern kitchen with an island is perfect for socialising around, and features all modern appliances, including a dishwasher, washer and dryer. The lovingly furnished living room houses a cosy wood burner, perfect for chilly nights in, and a large Smart TV, great for movie nights! Super-fast broadband means you’re digital needs are well catered for here.

Ullswater Way Cottages

Ullswater Way Cottages are situated next to the Ullswater Way in the quiet hamlet of Bennethead which has stunning views over Ullswater to the mountains beyond. We have two lovely self catering cottages which can be rented separately or together.  Julie’s Cottage is a traditionally-built Lakeland cottage, ideal for families or two couples and can accommodate up to six people in three bedrooms.  Beck House Barn is a beautiful barn conversion which offers bright and spacious self catering accommodation for two people.

Phone: 01768 486571

Email: stay@ullswaterwaycottages.co.uk

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Howscales Cottages

Howscales was originally built as a working farm during the middle of the 17th century. All the buildings are constructed using the local red Lazonby sandstone, both for the walls and the traditional sandstone tiled roof. The barns and byres have been painstakingly converted into self-contained cottages, each with their own character, and retaining many of the original features like the oak beams. All are light and airy and provide guests with wonderful views.

There are four cosy well equipped cottages at Howscales, set around a central cobbled courtyard and surrounded by beautiful gardens, lawns, and open countryside. All the cottages have central heating. The bedrooms are individually furnished and all have comfortable beds with 10.5tog duvets and white linen. All curtains have been handmade and reflect the individual style of each room. 

The kitchens are equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, toaster etc. Everything you may need for that special meal. The lounge areas have pine furniture and comfortable seating options, and for your entertainment, Roberts Bluetooth radio, Smart tv and dvd/cd player. Free Wi-Fi is available in the cottages for those who like to keep in touch.

Phone: 01768 898666

Email: liz@howscales.co.uk

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Waterside House Campsite

Waterside House Campsite are a working farm and campsite on the shores of stunning Lake Ullswater with access to some of the most beautiful fells in the country.  Their location makes it the perfect base for cycling and lovers of everything outdoors!

The farmhouse is dated 1694 and is part of a working farm with land covering 279 acres. The farm is home to a flock of Swaledale Ewes, who spend most of their time on the nearby Barton Fell.

At certain times of the year you may see the sheep being dipped, sheared or even the birth of a lamb. You will certainly see sheepdogs at work.

Cattle and calves are reared and can be seen in the fields around the campsite during the summer months.

Phone: 017684 86332

Email: enquire@watersidefarm-campsite.co.uk

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Near Howe

Located in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside in the Lake District National Park, Near Howe is an idyllic, quiet, and tranquil retreat with stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding fells.

Whether you’re looking to escape to The Lake District for a relaxing holiday, a romantic getaway, to celebrate a special occasion or to meet-up with family or friends, your experience with us will be one to treasure.

There are seven high-quality, tastefully decorated self-catering cottages set in large, spacious grounds. Our cottages sleep from 2 to 7 people, up to a maximum of 30 people for that perfect getaway with family and friends.

Phone: 01768 779 678

Email: enquiries@nearhowe.co.uk