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Fell Foot, Windermere

This national trust property on the southern shore of Windermere is a real favourite of ours – hardly a week goes past without a visit, usually in the early morning to take Bunty (our Westie) for a walk.  There is still plenty to do, there is a shop and a café for a light bite.…

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Try a Little Retail Therapy

It’s a wet, soggy day – countrywide, not just here in the beautiful Lake District – and Brexit is still brexiting, so what to do? How about some retail therapy? ‘No’ shouts the husband but did you know that Lakeland’s flagship store is situated in Windermere – now you know why it’s called ‘Lakeland’- and…

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Our Beautiful Lake District

On 9 July 2017 the Lake District was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site joining such places as Hadrian’s Wall and the Taj Mahal and receiving international acclaim as a world-class cultural landscape. The criteria used when selecting World Heritage Sites are quite specific and focus on the definition of outstanding universal value.…

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More Cornwall than Cumbria…. (according to Country Life)

I do love a beautiful garden which is full of interest and the garden at Yewbarrow House in Grange-over-Sands is beautiful and very interesting. Open under the ‘Yellow Book’ scheme aka National Gardens Scheme and owned by Jonathan and Margaret Denby, the 4 1/2 acre property (of which about half is woodland) is situated just…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered….

It always delights us when guests tell us how much they’ve enjoyed staying at Joiner’s Mews. We do put a lot into it and it’s grand that our efforts pay off. We have received many complimentary comments but the one left by Dr Mary and family from York was especially kind – “this is the…

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Welcome to the Dog House

Summer house in the Lakes

We had some very nice guests from Scotland, after they left we discovered that they had set out the bistro table and chairs at the rear of the property – obviously wanting privacy. This set us to thinking. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a pavilion to keep off the rain (this is the Lake…

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What will you be doing in September?

A beautiful Lake District river

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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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!

Welcome to Joiner's Mews

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

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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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