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What will you be doing in September?

Summer will be drawing to a close and the nights will be drawing in but, before autumn takes hold, why not have a break in the beautiful Lake District? There is a week available at Joiner’s Mews from the 31 August to the 7 September. Come along and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Lake…

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IT’S A DREAM WITH CREAM

Our new garden is just five minutes from Joiner’s Mews; this is the second season we have grown soft fruit – strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. The strawberries are in full production and we have harvested kilos of the little red wonders. We’ve had so many that we have gone into production of strawberry jam. While…

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We’ve got stars in our eyes!

We are very pleased to announce that Joiner’s Mews has been assessed by the Original Cottages Family grading scheme and we have been awarded a 4 Star Gold Award. Have a look at look at our cosy cottage and book your next break in the beautiful Lake District at  www.lakes-cottages.co.uk

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In Miss Potter’s Footsteps

On the late May Bank Holiday Monday, we – including Bunty, our Westie –  decided to try out one of the walks suggested by Vivienne Crow in her monthly column in Cumbria Life magazine. There is a copy of the walk in the folder kept at Joiner’s Mews. The easy walk starts from the National…

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News of Joiner’s Mews

I recently entered a charitable draw and I was so thrilled to have won a commissioned illustration of our cottage by Lynsey Tipping – see above. Lynsey has included the lovely clematis which grows over the pergola in the garden. It looks like a variety of Montana but it has dark pink flowers and is…

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Lake District volunteers lead the way this spring

A team of more than 70 dedicated volunteers are all set to inspire more than 2,000 people this year with their passion for the Lake District World Heritage site through a varied selection of walks. This Sunday (31 March) sees the start of the 2019 volunteer-led guided walks season in the Lake District Volunteer–led guided…

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Where is Little Bo-peep?

As you can imagine the Lake District is full of lambs at this time of the year – these little ones are just a 10-minute walk from Joiner’s Mews.   https://simpleaccommodationwebsites.co.uk/lakes-cottages    

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A Host of Golden Daffodils

It’s not just Wordsworth who spotted the golden daffodils in the beautiful Lake District. On another favourite walk in Brigsteer Park Wood (National Trust), just 10 minutes’ drive from Joiner’s Mews, we were delighted to see so many naturalised in the woodland, with the promise of a similar showing of bluebells in a few weeks’…

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Beer is Best

A beautiful March morning here in the Lakes – snow on the fells and glorious sunshine. Hawkshead Brewery beer festivals are brilliant, especially when the sun shines. Held at Hawkshead Brewery in the village of Staveley, halfway between Kendal and Windermere, off the A591, just 20 minutes’ drive from JOINER’S MEWS, our cosy, romantic holiday…

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