Spring in the Lake District

Spring has been blossoming and blooming in the Lake District, our garden is flourishing and flowering beautifully in this idyllic Spring weather. It is a real delight to the senses. The different shades of green of the trees, the plants and the flowers seem so much more vibrant this year. The silence of the whole area is broken only by birdsong and lambs bleating. There have been a few surprise visitors to the grounds this year, which is fun. Beatrix Potter would have been delighted to hear Peter Rabbit was paying regular visits to the Burn How gardens. He takes in the delightful fragrances of the Rose Garden, but did not find any lettuce or carrots, on the lush lawns. A cuckoo’s call sounded loud and clear through the air. Butterflies are fluttering and bees buzzing enjoying the plant life.
In this beautiful, timeless area, I continue to rejoice in the wonders of nature. Wordsworth had a brilliant empathy with nature and loved the Lakes in everyway not only for his “dancing daffodils”
I am so looking forward to welcoming back our friends, regular and new, when we open the next chapter of the Burn How. The Lakes will always remain the perfect United Kingdom destination. A national treasure for all to enjoy, whether you are a holiday maker, artist, walker, poet or writer. love Emma (isolating at Burn How)

Keep safe and well in these uncertain times. We look forward to seeing you later in the year The Burn How Team


Christmas Markets 2019

It is that time of year again. We all start thinking about Christmas present buying, plans for the Christmas period and activities leading up to the day itself.

That is what makes Christmas markets so special. There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than wandering around stalls hunting for stocking fillers, sipping mulled wine and sampling some of the array of delicious food on offer.

From large city to small village markets, there is something quite magical about wrapping up in hat, scarf and gloves and heading off with your nearest and dearest to enjoy a day of festive fun.

For those of us with young children, the markets can also be a chance to see the Big Man. No festive time is complete without a visit to Father Christmas.

The Lake District and Cumbria offer some fantastic markets. Some have been established for years, some are new kids on the block but they all get better each year.

If you only do one thing while staying in the Lakes, make sure it’s a Christmas Market. You won’t regret it.

Wondering where to go and when? See below for a selection of markets taking place through November and December.

Christmas Markets and Fairs 2019


Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who attended our MacMillan Coffee Morning.

Thank you for all your kind donations.

We are delighted to announce that £561.50 was raised for MacMillan Cancer Support.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and made the most of the delicious cakes on offer.

See you all again next year. Thank you.


MacMillan Coffee Morning – Friday 27th September – 11am – 1pm

Come along to our coffee morning – All welcome!

On Friday 27th September – 11am-1pm we will be getting together for the world’s biggest coffee morning.

Join us here at Burn How, to help raise money for this fantastic charity with tea, coffee and lots of yummy cake!

Call us on 015394 46226 or email info@burnhow.co.uk for more information.



Our Gift Vouchers are the Perfect Present for any Occasion.

We now have three fantastic gift vouchers to choose from and you can find them all here https://burnhow.regalo.gifts/

Option 1: Our monetary gift voucher – choose the amount you wish to purchase. The voucher can then be redeemed against any stay or dinner reservation.

Option 2: Three course dinner in the Garden Restaurant – £33.50 per person.

Option 3: Three course dinner for two, a bottle of Champagne, a box of chocolates and a beautiful arrangement of flowers – £150. This package is perfect for making any stay extra special.

All you need to do now is decide which one to go for.


Out for a Walk.

This time of year is perfect for getting out and about to explore the beautiful Lake District.

The walks of Post Knott and Brantfell are right on our doorstep and have outstanding views over Lake Windermere.

If you would like to go further a field for something more challenging the Official National Park are running a series of guided walks all over the area.

How about conquering England’s Top Peak? Join the guided walk of Scafell Pike on Wednesday 10th July at 9.30am. The grade of this walk is very hard with a duration of 8hrs.

For something more moderate join the National Park for a family walk to Cathedral Cave. The walk is on Sunday July 14th at 11am from Coniston.

For a full programme of guided walks on offer go to www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/events



Our Glorious Gardens Offer!

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in full swing, we couldn’t think of a better time to bring you our Glorious Gardens Package!

The package includes: a 2 night stay with visits to some of the areas most beautiful gardens.
Only £299 per room for a 2 night Stay which includes dinner on your 1st night.

We have teamed up with Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House, and Windermere Lake Cruises.

The package includes 2 tickets to Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Windermere, a recommended visit to Holehird Gardens and
2 Cruise tickets to Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre.

Three beautiful gardens in one stay. Four if you include ours.
Why not upgrade for an additional £20 per night.
Call us now on 015394 46226 to arrange your stay.
Offer runs from Sunday-Friday between 30th May – 28th June. Based on 2 people sharing.
It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.



Online Gift Vouchers.

Do you have a special occasion coming up?

Maybe you would just like to treat someone special.

Our gift vouchers are now available to buy on our website https://burnhow.regalo.gifts/

You have three options to choose from. The monetary gift voucher starts from £10. You can also choose between a 3 course dinner in our restaurant or a package for 2 which includes dinner, Champagne, chocolates and flowers.



Events in and around Bowness on Windermere

What will you be doing over the weekend? We have some ideas for the Bank Holiday weekend for you

For those with young children how about popping in to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction for some balloon art being held in the foyer on Saturday 4th May 10am until 4.30 pm.

A day for walking around a garden try Lowther Castle and Gardens , Gardening & Gumboots , A Garden Story Trail
4th May-19th July 2019
Gumboots was a young gardener who came to work in the gardens at Lowther Castle in the 1930s.
On his first day, Gumboots went to the toolshed and found some tools were missing. This is the story of his hunt for those missing tools.
Each chapter in Gumboots’ story has a clue – marked in red. The red clue tells you where to go next.
Follow Gumboots from clue to clue (there are 11 in total) and find out where to go to claim a small gardening prize.

Free with admission

Holker Hall are running the Spring Fair

Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May
The Holker Spring Fair will bring together a fine selection of home, food, garden and gift exhibitors set in the bustling Courtyard and Piazza. Visitors will discover a spring showcase of delicious artisanal food, glorious flowers and plants and beautiful handmade gifts alongside lively entertainment.
Gates open 10.30am – 5.00pm.
Entry £3 per adult. Accompanied children free of charge and includes parking and entry to the Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Please note: The hall and gardens will close early on Saturday 4th May for a private wedding. The spring fair will continue until 5pm.
Hall: Closing at 1pm. Last entry 12.30pm.
Gardens: Closing at 3pm. Last entry at 2.30pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Normal opening times will resume on Sunday 5th May and bank holiday Monday 6th May.


Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House.

It was an absolute delight to visit Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, over the weekend.

Lovers of architecture, history and the Arts and Crafts movement will be in their element exploring this impressive house.

The house is steeped in history. You will find it fascinating to learn about it’s architect, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, and the original owners of the house, the Holt family.

There is currently an original Liberty chair on display. The chair has been carefully conserved by expert, Kate Gill and is on display until the 9th June. Definitely a must-see!


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