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Paddington’s Favourite Festival

It’s the time of year when Seville oranges begin to appear in our stores. The fruit is traditionally used for making marmalade, something that we take very seriously in this part of the world. Cumbria is home to The World’s Original Marmalade Awards and festival, founded by Jane Hasell-McCosh at her family’s home, Dalemain House,…

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Bathroom Upgrade

After speaking to some of our guests, we’ve taken the plunge and upgraded the bathroom by removing the over-bath shower and installing a large walk-in rain shower, much more convenient and safer.

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Foodie Heaven

Cumbria and the Lake District produces some of the best and most distinctive regional food and drink. From gins and liqueurs, to speciality roast coffee, pickles and all types of condiments, chocolate, cakes, bread, cheese, meat and even muesli, our foodie stars never disappoint.
If you want to stock up in time for Christmas or you’re…

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Another Favourite Place

Fell Foot Park is just a 20-minute drive from Joiner’s Mews.  We love to take Bunty for an early morning walk. A National Trust property – so parking is free for members – there is lots to enjoy. At the moment there is redevelopment work going on but there is a temporary café serving hot and…

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IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TO-DAY……

Here is a photo of the most recent wildlife spotted on our favourite walk in Levens Deer Park. Eat your heart out David Attenborough! Come and stay at Joiner’s Mews and visit this lovely park. We hope the little one who lost their furry friend finds him soon.  

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TAKE THE BUS

Staying at Joiner’s Mews and want to go to Lancaster or Keswick or any point in between? No need to drive – take the bus. View the beautiful scenery from the top deck – and don’t worry about the traffic. The number 555 passes through Heversham and the bus stop is just a few meters…

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A Day Out in Coniston

The trees in the Lake District are showing their most beautiful autumnal colours at the moment, which tempted us out to the village of Coniston for a lake cruise. A 40-minute drive from Joiner’s Mews, Coniston has the feel of a proper working community, albeit one that attracts its share of visitors. We headed for…

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Leaf and Deer Peeping in Levens Deer Park

Our very favourite walk is through Levens Deer Park – about one mile from the cottage.  It’s not necessary to walk to the Park, you can drive and park within 50m of the entrance. From the cottage, turn left towards the church and then turn left. Drive through Leasgill and at the junction with the…

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