Lovely places to stay...

Mountain Heaven, French & Swiss Alps

Mountain Heaven is an independent family run ski company specialising in catered and self-catered holidays in the French and Swiss Alps. They began in 2003 with a handful of places and have grown steadily over the years and now have 15 catered and 30 self-catered chalets in 8 resorts.  Guests return year after year to Mountain Heaven not only because all the chalets are in prime locations, but also that the home made food is delicious and the prices are good value. 

tel 0151 625 1921

www.mountainheaven.co.uk


A Corner of Eden, Ravenstonedale

This is a truly wonderful place run by Debbie and Richard, and is certainly not your usual bed and breakfast, the sunsets are incredible and the stars weigh heavy at night. It's an experience created to provide the ultimate in relaxation. Surrounded by outstanding countryside and set within five acres of land, this historic, grade-two listed farmhouse is a great place to chill out and explore. If you're visiting the Yorkshire Dales we believe there is no better place to stay; it really is a corner of Eden.

Low Stennerskeugh, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen,
Cumbria, CA17 4LL  tel 015396 23370

www.acornerofeden.co.uk

 

The Punch Bowl, Crosthwaite

This is one of our favourite places to eat, situated in the heart of the unspoilt Lyth Valley at Crosthwaite, on the edge of the Lake District. Their award-winning restaurant is contemporary but still cosy with open fires.  The bedrooms is stunning too; huge luxurious bedrooms with exposed beams, pristine white bathrooms with rolltop baths, all finished with a great attention to detail.  We love it so much, we photographed our new catalogue on location here.

Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Cumbria, LA8 8HR 
tel 015395 68237

www.the-punchbowl.co.uk

 

The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

Tucked into a corner of the lovely Kirkby Lonsdale you will find the delightful 17th century Sun Inn run by Lucy and Mark. Believe us, the food here is wonderful, the service beyond compare and the places oozes character and comfort with roaring log fires, leather furniture and oak floors; it is a luxury blend of old and new. In addition, The Sun has five-star guest bedrooms and is a lovely place to stay right in the heart of this quintessentially English market town.

6 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2AU
tel 015242 71965

www.sun-inn.info

 

Great things to do...

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

If it is one place we love to go and relax, take in some music, see a play, watch a film or just eat, then it's The Brewery. Located in a former Brewery in the heart of Kendal, this nationally renowned arts centre has it all, popular with locals as well as visitors.

Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE   
tel 01539 795090

www.breweryarts.co.uk

 

Go Ape, Grizedale Forest

Heart pumping, adrenaline creating, daring but a great deal of fun, there is nothing quite like the ‘Go Ape’ experience. After a busy week despatching orders at Bath House there is no better way to let off steam than climbing up in trees and flying down zip wires. Our favourite is in Grizedale in the Lakes and if you’re up here we would recommend a visit, but there is also bound to be one local to you.  Check out their website.

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ 

www.goape.co.uk



...and some clever friends!

Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cartmel

If it is one thing that we absolutely love, it is Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, made just down the road from us.  It's a family-owned business who have been making Sticky Toffee Pudding by hand from 100% natural ingredients for almost 30 years.  As puddings go, we believe you can’t beat this one, but why not stop there  yourself - they have a whole host of other delightful puddings to try.

Cartmel Village Shop, The Square, Cartmel,
Cumbria, LA11 6QB   tel 015395 36280

www.cartmelvillageshop.co.uk

 

Poppy Treffry, Artist

Poppy Treffry is renowned for her work as a textile artist, creating gorgeous bags, tea cosies and pictures from reclaimed fabrics. She also designs fabulous greeting cards for our sister company, Picture Palace.  We love Poppy!

Unit 3, Wesley Place, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5AZ

www.poppytreffry.co.uk