We are proud to be working in association with the below establishments based throughout Cumbria. If you are staying in any of our Lake District Holiday Cottages you will be given an exclusive complimentary V.I.P members card and will receive special offers from all of our V.I.P’s. We want to ensure that all of our holidaymakers have a wonderful holiday in the Lake District and make the most of the huge range of activities, places to eat and fun days out our beautiful county has to offer. If you are a local business owner and would like to find out more about our VIP scheme please email Rachael on [email protected] for more information. Lakes Cottage Holidays and the individual VIP’s reserve the right to change or cancel the special offers at anytime.
Hayes Garden World, Ambleside
Our famous Ambleside store is much more than merely the Lake District’s largest garden centre! Our stunning all-weather plant collections are now joined by fabulous indoor shopping facilities where you’ll find everything from garden furniture and barbecues to contemporary ranges of decorative giftware, kitchenware and home accessories and clothing. Our Pets and Aquatics centre is always a delight and our Four Seasons Terrace Café is open every day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or tasty snacks.With ample free parking and seven day opening, visit us in Ambleside and be inspired!
The Activity Hub
“The Activity Hub is based in the beautiful medieval village of Cartmel and provides fun activities for all ages. Segway tours by the award winning Lakeland Segway, Electric bike hire makes cycling easy and Archery for all abilities. Hello Fun!!”
Cumbrian Heavy Horses
Cumbrian Heavy Horses Cumbrian Heavy Horses is the only BHS Approved Heavy Horse Riding Centre in the world, providing an unforgettable and unique riding experience.
Special Event Catering
At Special Event Catering we celebrate food daily and bring our love of food to every dish we prepare. If you’re staying with Lakes Cottage Holidays and looking to provide a memorable food experience, whether it’s a dinner party, corporate lunch or even canapés and cocktails, our prime objective is always the same, to ensure your event is nothing but delicious!’
Discover Lakes Aquarium, Get up close to creatures from local environments including otters, ferocious pike, perch and arctic char plus a wide array of rockpool creatures, flat fish, native sharks, lobsters and more! Visit the amazing tunnel, with giant carp and incredible diving ducks.
Treetops is located at the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre Brockhole, offering Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets, we make sure that the whole family can plan a fun and adventurous day out in the wonderful Lake District Using an ultra-safe continuous belay system Treetop Trek is a series of tree to tree challenges to get adventurous participants from as little as 5 years old, swinging, climbing, balancing and flying through the ancient oak woodland canopy at Brockhole, before finishing their adventure with a 250 metre triple zip wire descent to the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere.Treetop Nets, the first course of its kind in the UK, is a world giant trampolines, slides, tunnels and climbing frames swinging up to 9 metres high in the tree canopy, guaranteed to get your heart rate up and your legs very well exercised! Also a great place to relax and enjoy nature in a different way If that is what you wish to do. Treetop Nets is suitable for all ages and as little as 3 years old are more than welcome to join the fun. Offer: Please call us on 015394 47186 and quote VIP to obtain a 10? off of a Full Trek.* Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is only valid while the stay at one of Lakes Cottages Holidays lets. VIP card will have to be shown at Treetops reception on the day of the trek.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises In the heart of the Lake District sailing on England’s largest Lake. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic Freedom of the Lake ticket.
* Not valid for the buffet cruises, special events sailings or combined attraction tickets.
Lakeland Motor Museum
The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere. A diverse and unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years
Glenridding Sailing Centre
Glenridding – Set in a picturesque location on the shores of Ullswater, the Lakeland village of Glenridding was described by Wainwright as ‘The loveliest square mile in all of Lakeland’. Combine this with close personal attention to detail from our highly qualified, experienced and friendly team – enabling us to run a wide range of exciting activities from RYA Sailing Courses, stag and hen ‘Pirate’ parties, ‘Swallows & Amazons’ lake adventures through to unique and challenging Team Building events for businesses. Please take a look around our website to see what we can do.
The Fun Factory
At The Fun Factory, you can relax whilst the children play in our soft play area which has 2 separate age zones and you can enjoy drinks and snacks from our café with stunning lake views. Why not cruise on the lake in our super quiet, easy to operate, 19 ft self drive electric day boats which can carry up to 6 passengers and is a great way to enjoy the lake.
A professional guiding service and a host of other exciting adventure activities, led by a handpicked team of friendly local experts, who have been working and playing outdoors in Cumbria and around the world for a combined total of over 360 years!
Have you ever fancied the view from the saddle but never fancied the burn in your legs? Do you want the hills to come to you in an almost effortless fashion while the beautiful lakeland scenery unfolds before you, if so, then you are at the right place! Electric Mountain offers a comprehensive package of cycle hire, guided rides, guided tours, bike sales and servicing!
Whether you are looking to play golf in a beautiful location, eat in a stylish contemporary restaurant, find a golf driving range in Cumbria or buy a new set of golf clubs, Carus Green is the perfect choice. Set on the northern edge of the historic town of Kendal (Cumbria, UK), Carus Green is easily accessible from the M6 motorway and it sits on the boundary of the Lake District National Park. With onsite accommodation in our recently completed townhouses and the amenities of Kendal within easy reach we are an ideal location for short breaks and golfing days out in the Lake District.
Come along to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre for a great day out whatever the weather! Find us on the shores of Windermere – more details in getting here. There’s lots to do for all the family and plenty to eat and drink including adventure playground, all weather play, bike hire, boat hire, café, gardens and grounds to explore, pony rides, trails and orienteering We have a range of services and facilities to help make Brockhole as accessible as possible for everyone, including visitors with disabilities. We welcome well-behaved dogs on leads.
Greenlands Farm | Carnforth, Lancashire
Something for all the family at Greenlands Farm Village. On our Open Farm you can pat farm animals, feed our farm pets and lambs, hold our snake, play on mini tractors, lark around in our straw play barn and much more. It’s a real hands-on experience loved by both children and adults alike. Shoppers can delight at our artisan shopping village, throw a pot in the pottery, try your best on our 9 hole mini golf course, let off steam within our 4 storey soft play area, meet our chainsaw carver, purchase a bottle of wine or relax with a brew and something delicious in the cafe.
Pencil Museum | Keswick
Be amazed at the world’s longest colour pencil; Join-in the free demonstrations, tuition workshops or family fun days. In quick and easy to follow steps, the whole family can learn simple drawing techniques. You will be amazed how rapidly your drawing skills will improve.
Go Ape | Grizedale Forest Park, Near Hawkshead
Enjoy the Views from the Highest Go Ape Platform at 18 metres. Our Grizedale tree top adventure (the jewel in our crown) has always proved a popular day out. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that’s because it is. You’ll fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir. You and your tribe can expect the ultimate adventure at Grizedale. You can now get off the beaten track and enjoy our NEW forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway – an epic experience with a down to earth twist.
Call 08456439215 to book and quote LAKES
South Lakes Wild Animal Park | Dalton-in-Furness
Have you ever hand fed giraffes? Lemurs? Penguins? Kangaroos?
Get close and go Wild at South Lakes Wild Animal Park, the big animal adventure you will never forget. Hand feed giraffes, penguins and lemurs every day. Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, emus, amaze as free flying macaws soar overhead, interact with free roaming lemurs, squirrel monkeys, cotton topped tamarins, and if you are brave venture in with condors and vultures. Come face to face with rhinos, bears, hippos, giant otters, monkeys, tigers, jaguars, lions and much, much more.
Enjoy a meal or snack on the Maki Restaurant with special meal deals where a family of 4 can eat for £15. Free Car Parking, indoor and outdoor picnic areas, mini train, gift shop.
Mountain Goat | Windermere
Offering scenic daily tours with live commentary, Mountain Goat have been the Lake District’s premier tour operator for the last 40 years. Their fleet of Mercedes Mini-Buses visit the must see destinations in the area, giving you the full Lake District experience.
Lakeland | Windermere
When you shop at Lakeland you get the very best. As a family-run business with almost 50 years of exceptional customer service under our belts , it’s important to us that our customers are always completely satisfied and enjoy shopping with Lakeland. All our products are thoroughly tested to meet our exacting standards, and for complete peace of mind, every item you buy from us is backed by our famous money-back guarantee. And you can always be sure that whether you are shopping in store or by mail order our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be on hand to give any help you need.
Langdale Hotel and Spa | Langdale
The Langdale Hotel and Spa is one of the most luxurious Lake District hotels, offering 4 Star hotel accommodation with extensive spa facilities and a choice of 4 restaurants & bars.
Ramble – The Lake District Board Game
Shops in Keswick, Cockermouth, Grasmere, Windermere, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside. In the comfort of your Lakes Cottage Holiday you can Ramble! Play Ramble – The Lake District Board Game. Ramble is a race for all ages set in the Lake District. Each player makes visits to places of interest as well as to lakes and mountains. Ramble cards add adventure to your journey putting your best laid plans to the test. It is an excellent mix of fun and facts. Detailed information about stockists and Ramble at www.ramblegames.co.uk
£6 off the board games when quoting “Lakes Cottage Holidays VIP“
Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa | Bassenthwaite
Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa is a 17th century former stately home situated near to Keswick on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. The four red star hotel and spa is open to non-residents for lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and day spa in the luxury award winning Spa.
10% off a full Spa day, or free cream teas in the Barsserie with a half day spa
Zeffirellis and Fellinis | Ambleside
Zeffirellis award-winning restaurant, cinema, café and jazz bar is a fantastic venue. Our philosophy when it comes to the menu is simple – Mediterranean influences using the best ingredients, preferably organic, cooked with passion and presented with more than just a hint of flair.
We make no pretensions with our food but rather just let the flavours do the talking. Fellinis is a new modern ‘Vegeterranean’ restaurant and studio cinema catering for the most discerning vegetarian palette with a distinct Mediterranean twist. Our menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons.
Enjoy unpretentious fine dining in the Lake District with a sumptuous vegetarian menu created around locally grown ingredients.
Movie Deal: Our great value Movie Deal, a two-course meal and reserved cinema seat costs just £18.75 if you eat at Zeffirellis and £20.75 if you eat at Fellinis.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction | Bowness-On-Windermere
Explore an enchanting world where all 23 magical stories are brought to life in 3D, recreating the Lake District countryside. Meet Peter Rabbit and step into Mr McGregor’s Garden. With free activity book for kids, a family friendly café and world-famous gift shop, everyone can enjoy a bit of Beatrix Potter magic, whatever the weather!
Lakes Cottages VIP – £1 off adult ticket, £0.50 off child ticket
Offer valid on standard admission tickets (not special events)
LucyCooks | Staveley
Lucy Cooks – a fabulous Cookery School situated in Staveley Mill Yard, in Cumbria, The Lake District. It has a fresh and vibrant approach, where you will be inspired, educated and above all entertained! A course for all reasons and all seasons.
For every course booked bring a friend for free
Felltarn Friends Activity Book
Felltarn Friends Lake District Adventures is a cleverly designed and beautifully illustrated, 96-page book which is packed with things to learn, craft and colour and discover. There are facts and lessons on the environment, walkers checklists, pond dipping guides, storywriting projects, a game of I-Spy, jokes, wordsearches, colouring, nature crafts and fun activities.
A child’s guide to loving the Lake District. www.felltarn.co.uk
Levens Hall | South Lakes
Levens Hall is a fascinating Elizabethan mansion, home to the Bagot family. The Hall contains many historical objects of the highest standard and the famous topiary garden, laid out from 1694, is the oldest in the world.
20% off in tea room
Grasmere Gingerbread Shop | Grasmere
When in Cumbria, you really should do as the Cumbrians do. So now that you’re settled into your luxury holiday cottage it’s time for a relaxing cup of tea and a slice of the unique and utterly scrumptious Grasmere Gingerbread®…… from the romantic and world-famous Grasmere Gingerbread® Shop in the heart of the Lake District where it is made fresh every day from a secret recipe. Don’t go home without savouring a slice!
Free delivery to uk addresses on all orders made in shop, online or over the phone.
Cartmel Races | Cartmel
Join us at Cartmel Racecourse with the beautiful Lakeland Fells backdrop, the thunderous spectacle of racing horses and the thrill of a flutter. Don’t forget the funfair, tending to your barbecue over a glass or two and the scrumptiousness of Cartmel’s definitive sticky toffee pudding. A day at Cartmel is about taking in the atmosphere, its about strolling around the course and shopping in the diverse range of trade stands, its about sharing your picnic and cheering on your horses.
Discover Wordsworth | Grasmere
William Wordsworth wrote his most famous poems including, “I wandered Lonely as a Cloud” in Dove Cottage. See what inspired him, take a guided tour of Dove Cottage and hear about the Wordsworths and their famous visitors. Discover about Dorothy Wordsworth’s life and writing in our special exhibition. Fun, holiday activities for families.
Orton Grange | Near Carlisle
Orton Grange has lots to excite every visitor. Situated just four miles from Carlisle on the Wigton road, there’s a wonderful cafe and a gift shop (both offer 10% discounts to VIP club members) and a leisure pool (20% discounts, but it’s best to book ahead as it’s extremely popular). And don’t forget there’s hair and beauty salons and a Cranstons Food Hall!
10% off in shop, and 20% off leisure pool bookings.
Made in Flowers | Kendal
Made in Flowers is a floral design company that specialise in bespoke, Weddings, Events and Special Occasions, providing the freshest flowers and the highest skilled workmanship. A personal design service is offered to all our customers to ensure your needs are met. Whether you need a bouquet in your cottage on arrival or buttonholes for a wedding, Made in Flowers is more than happy to help.
All Lakes Cottage Holiday VIP’s receive 10% extra flowers in all orders and special early bird offers at peak periods.
Kankku – Real off road driving adventure | Windermere
Kankku puts you in the driving seat of specially prepared 4×4 vehicles, where you can discover the Lake District from a new angle. First time or advanced expeditions for individuals, families or groups to take the driving seat…or you can bring your own 4×4 on off road adventures and expeditions on a journey off the beaten track in the Lake District National Park. Or do your own thing with our Safari Self Drive Hire. We’ll give you the keys to one of Kankku’s tough and capable ex army Land Rovers to take you back to basics and discover normally unseen parts of the Lake District. You’ll get a briefing plus maps and gps direction system to take care of the navigation while you enjoy the drive. Whatever the weather, seven days a week all year round, you can take the wheel of a specially prepared Kankku vehicle…just call to find out more and make a booking with our special offer for Lakes Cottage Holidays guests.
Holmescales | Kendal
Come and experience the exhilaration and adrenaline at Holmescales. You will be amazed by the host of outdoor activities to choose from: Quad biking, 4×4 off road driving, paintball, archery, clay shooting, target golf, tank driving and rifle shooting are just some of the many activities we have to offer. Holmescales also provide a range of Activity Packages including Family Adventure Days. Holmescales is situated near Kendal, the gateway to the Lake District, Cumbria in North West England and set in over 300 acres of glorious Lake District countryside, featuring woodland and rugged upland terrain with amazing Lakeland views. You will be reassured by the professionalism, organisation and flexibility of our team along with our superb location, facilities and hospitality. Holmescales has something for everyone and we guarantee all guests a unique, unforgettable and truly memorable outdoor adventure.
My Personal Sanctuary
My Personal Sanctuary is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality treatments carried out in the comfort of your Lakes cottage. Your treatments are carried out by our carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. Using heated treatment beds and lovely fresh products the therapists offer a range of treatments from warming deep tissue massage, replenishing facials, hand & feet treats, to holistic full body journeys. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay! Call now to book ahead of your holiday start date!
For our latest discounts and offers, or to book your spa treatment experience please visit our website: www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk
Tel: 01625 540 557 or Email: [email protected]
Cartmel Village Shop | Cartmel
Situated in the historic village of Cartmel overlooking the famous Priory and Cartmel Racecourse, our village shop is ideally located in the centre of the beautiful village. Open daily throughout the year including most bank holidays.
Spend over £30 and receive a FREE 250g (2/3 serving) pudding OR Cartmel Village Shop Tote bag
Keswick canoe and Bushcraft | Keswick
“Canoeing, bushcraft & wilderness activities, river trips and guided canoe expeditions”. We provide a range of canoeing and bushcraft activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements – families, couples, individuals and groups are all welcome. Whether you choose a leisurely canoe session on Derwentwater, a fun-packed bushcraft day, or a week long classic canoe expedition in the Lakes, we will ensure you have an incredible, unforgettable experience. Our aim is to deliver quality, hands-on, educational and fun outdoor experiences which give our customers a greater understanding and knowledge of our local area and the skills to enjoy the outdoor environment in a low impact way. All specialist equipment and instruction is provided, you just need to bring a sense of adventure!
Come visit our office, right on the shores of Derwentwater. It is just a 3 minute walk from Keswick town centre.
Keswick Brewery | Keswick
We are a small craft brewery set up with quality and environmental issues at it’s heart. The brewery was set up in the Spring of 2006. We are enthusiastic and passionate brewers with great pride in the beers we produce.
The Lake District Wildlife Park | Bassenthwaite
GO WILD, explore a world of wildlife at the Lake District Wildlife Park. Just ten minutes from Keswick discover an A to Z of wildlife, from Anaconda to Zebra, Mandrills and Meerkats to endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats. Excellent Keeper Talks throughout the day plus Bird of Prey Flying displays. Why not pre-book a special animal encounter? Indoor and outdoor play, café and picnic area.
Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House | Bowness-on-Windermere
Enjoy a lovingly crafted day out at one of the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District. When you visit you are invited to relax and immerse yourself in all the beauty and craftsmanship of Blackwell. The inviting window seats offer stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. You can appreciate the house as it was originally intended, without roped-off areas.
The famous Blackwell Tea Room opened daily at 10am.
Chase Adventure | Keswick
Chase adventure outdoor activity specialists are based near Keswick. With 30 years collective experience providing activities such as ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. Take advantage of your VIP £10 discount and book your outdoor adventure experience today.
Call us on 07514070929 or visit our website www.chaseadventure.co.uk and enter Chase20 voucher code when checking out to receive your discount. Offer is based on a booking of 4 people.
Low Sizergh Barn | Near Kendal
Taste Cumbria on our farm shop shelves and in our tea room treats. Discover cheeses and ice cream made with milk from our herd and watch milking time from the tea room windows? Browse our craft and gift galleries. Walk our farm trail. Times and Telegraph Top Farm Shop 2013. However you choose to enjoy Low Sizergh Barn you will always receive a warm Cumbrian welcome and have the chance to share in our passion for farming, food and the countryside.
The perfect venue for a family day trip, doing the grocery shopping the local way, or indulging in afternoon tea we are open throughout the year.
Porto Restaurant | Bowness-on-Windermere
Modern English Dining In the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Porto Restaurant delivers a more refined dining experience in beautiful Bowness on Windermere, providing freshly-prepared food, using locally-sourced ingredients from the best regional suppliers. Just a short stroll from England’s largest lake, diners will enjoy an award winning, seasonal menu, created by Head Chef David Bewick and his team. The A La Carte menu makes the most of the local larder and Cumbrian traditions, filled with dishes set to satisfy the senses. You will be spoilt for choice whether you are dining alfresco on the heated roof terrace, or in the elegant upstairs or downstairs dining rooms. Teamed with excellent service, a comprehensive Wine List and Local Ales, a civilised evening will be enjoyed by all.
View our sample menus online created by our Head Chef, David Bewick and his dedicated team. Porto Restaurant can be found a few minutes from Lake Windermere, nestled along the cobbles of Ash Street, Bowness on Windermere. Reservations Recommended.
The Brewery Arts Centre | Kendal
Home to thought-provoking theatre, magic music, side-splitting comedy and exciting exhibitions, the Brewery Arts Centre is the cultural hub of South Lakeland. The Brewery also boasts mainstream and arthouse cinemas, real-ale pub, restaurant, vibrant café and beautiful gardens making it Kendal’s number one entertainment destination all-year-round.
Lake District Hotels Restaurants | various locations throughout the Lakes
Lake District Hotels offers superb food and excellent service with their own unique qualities. Dine at the Inn on the Lake in our award winning two AA Rosette Lake View Restaurant but save room for dessert at the award winning AA Rosette Lodore Falls Hotel, their puddings are legendary! Indulge at the Skiddaw Hotel, recognised for high standards of service and cuisine, with dishes that feature fresh, local ingredients. Add a touch of elegant dining at the Borrowdale Hotel, and discover which drink will best suit your meal by attending the regular wine tastings every Friday. If looking for a contemporary English style dining experience, The Devonshire Restaurant at The George Hotel is the place to be, offering a table d’hôte and à la carte menu.
For popular dishes and local favourites with a twist visit The Kings Arms Hotel, and dine in the comfortable surroundings of the new-look Restaurant.
Luxury Hampers from Hampered Gifts | online shop
If you like great food, or know someone who does then you are in the right place! We have a great range of gourmet food hampers and jute gift bags filled with luxury and artisan produce from around the country. There are premade hampers filled with our selections and made to suit most occasions, or you can build your own and fill one of our luxury wicker hampers or jute gift bags with any of the products in our range. All our luxury hampers and gift bags are tied shut with emerald green ribbon, and also have a gift tag for you own personal message, this is tied to the handle of the hampers and gift bags with raffia.
We also offer a bespoke service for corporate clients as well as weddings and other such occasion when you want to offer your guests a little something to remember the day!
Wainwrights Yard | Kendal
Wainwright’s Yard is a corner of shopping heaven housing high-end retailers and eateries. You’ll find furnishings, fashion, gifts, home technology and great places for coffee and good food. Look out for high street brands – Pizza Express, Crew Clothing, and Booths supermarket, as well as locally loved independents – Armstrong Ward, Davenports Fashion House, Gear, Hadwins Technological, and La Maison.
Shop with us for the home, for fashion, for gifts, and for children’s toys and clothing, and don’t forget to schedule a break in our restaurants and cafes.
Holker Hall and Gardens | Near Cartmel, South Lakes
Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay. Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.
Ullswater Steamers & Ravenglass Railway | Ullswater
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District. If you are looking for great Lake District attractions and Lake District activities please look no further than Ullswater ‘Steamers’ for great days out.