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There’s always plenty of things to do in the Lake District and lots of places to explore. Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and recommendations here.

Events in July in the Lake District
Events in the Lake District this July
We love helping our guests plan holidays, and finding all the exciting events and activities the Lake District has to offer, squeezing...
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Public transport in the Lake District
Public Transport in the Lake District
The Lake District is a stunning location in which to admire and reflect on the wonder of natural beauty. The National Park presents...
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History of Bowness - Retreats & Hideaways, self catering holidays in the Lake District
A little history about Bowness
Nestled on the tranquil eastern shores of Windermere, England’s largest lake, lies the picturesque village of Bowness-on-Windermere,...
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Flora & Fauna - Retreats & Hideaways, self catering holidays in the Lake District
Flora and Fauna in the Lake District
The Lake District is a region renowned for its stunning lakes, rugged mountains, and lush green valleys. Beyond its breath-taking...
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South Lakes Culture - Retreats & Hideaways, self catering holidays in the Lake District
Get Cultured in the South Lakes
The culture of the Lake District is deeply intertwined with its natural surroundings, celebrating its beauty, heritage, and outdoor...
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Sunrise over Ambleside - Retreats & Hideaways, self catering holidays in the Lake District
A little history about: Ambleside
Nestled amidst the breath-taking landscapes of England’s Lake District National Park, Ambleside is the go-to destination...
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Grasmere - Retreats & Hideaways Self Catering Holidays in the Lake District
A little history about: Grasmere
Grasmere is a fascinating little town. Steeped in local lore and ancient history. The hills and woodlands have unveiled evidence...
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Spring things to do in the Lake District - Retreats & Hideaways
Things to do in the Lake District this Spring
Damson Day – Westmorland Country Showground April 13th A very Cumbrian experience, Damson Day is a celebration of the abundance...
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Spring Equinox in the Lake District - Retreats & Hideaways
Spring Equinox in the Lake District
In England this year, the spring equinox will occur on Wednesday, March 20th.  This is the time when the sun crosses the...
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Hot Tubs in the Lake District - Retreats & Hideaways
Hot Tubs in the Lake District
We love all holidays, great and small. We believe everyone should make the absolute most of their time off work, away from home,...
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Seven Signs of Spring in the Lake District - Retreats & Hideaways
Seven Signs of Spring in the Lake District
There is a fresh new feeling in the air this week. The morning commute is starting a look a lot greener, and shoots are reaching...
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A day in Grasmere Blog - Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self catering in the Lake District
How to spend a day in Grasmere
We often get asked for tips and recommendations on how to spend a day in the Lake District. This week, we’re focusing on Grasmere...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self catering in the Lake District
New year, same R&H!
We would like to extend our thanks to all the guests that have joined us throughout 2023 and our amazing owners for trusting us...
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How to Spend a November Day in Windermere
November is one of the quieter months in the Lake District. But it is also one of the most underrated times of year to spend enjoying...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Bonfire Night
Bonfire Night in the Lake District
November is a magical time in the Lake District. Nothing beats cosying up in front of a bonfire, indulging in toffee apples and...
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Why we love Winster
Winster is a hidden gem in the Lake District. Nestled to the south of Lake Windermere and shadowing the Lyth Valley, Winster is...
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Things to do this Halloween in the Lake District
It’s nearly spooky season here in the Lake District. The leaves are turning on the trees, the ground is littered with conkers...
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Visit Somewhere Special this Autumn
This Autumn the National Trust are offering free single use passes for non-members. This means you can take the opportunity to...
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Why We Love Chapel Stile
Chapel stile is the epitome of a Lake District village. Standing amongst iconic blue slate quarries, surrounded by picturesque...
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Lake District Reads
Literature is synonymous with the Lake District. Having been the location to inspire many well-known poets, authors and illustrators,...
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The West Windermere Way
This month sees the opening of the West Windermere Way. A stunning new accessible path connecting Newby Bridge and Lakeside. This...
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A Day Out, No Matter The Weather
Summer is well and truly under way here in the Lake District. As with every year, there’s a precarious balance between bluebird...
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The Best Ice Cream in the Lake District
Here in the Lake District, we’re all about embracing summer. Whether your activity of choice is getting out on the water, by paddleboard,...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering Properties in the Lake District
Dog Friendly Cafes & Pubs
The Lake District was made for dogs. It has all their favourite things – mountains, streams, beaches, sticks, sheep, and other...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering Properties in the Lake District
Why we love Kirkby Lonsdale
Kirkby Lonsdale is a little slice of heaven – an idyllic, historical market town nestled between the rolling hills of the Yorkshire...
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Agricultural Country Shows
If you’re looking forward to an action-packed summer in Cumbria, then any holiday would not be complete without a visit to one...
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Dog Friendly Properties
At Retreats and Hideaways, we understand that your four-legged friends are part of the family. Not only this, but there is no...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering Properties in the Lake District
Lake District Gardens
Now, you may have heard it rains a lot here in the Northwest – and you wouldn’t be wrong. But it is not often mentioned that this...
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Our Local Suppliers
We always want the very best for our guests and that extends to the complimentary produce provided for your stay. Sourced locally,...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering Properties in the Lake District
Michelin Stars of Cumbria
This month, three of Cumbria’s finest restaurants were awarded their first Michelin stars. We’re proud to be part of a county...
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Why We Love Silverdale
Silverdale holds a place in the hearts of every individual who has the privilege of visiting the beautiful and unique village. ...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering Properties in the Lake District
Coffee - A Love Story
Here at R&H, we take coffee very seriously. Not just because of its vital role in the day-to-day running of the business,...
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What's On - Easter Activities in the Lake District
‘In Spring there were green gooseberries and thrushes, and the flowers they call daffodils. And leeks and cabbages also grew in...
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Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering Properties in the Lake District
Health & Wellbeing in the Lake District
In February of this year, the Office for National Statistics published a report stating that below half of UK adults were satisfied...
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