All posts tagged: Blackwell House


Here we are in that rather strange time period – between Christmas and New Year. ‘Twixtmas’ The period between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve presents an opportunity to do something different. It gives the chance to take stock, do things we don’t normally get time to do. As this is a time to reflect on the year soon to be behind us all, I have lots of high spots and some lows to remember. The highs – I thought I’d pinch some images from the last 12 months, together with a few words of wisdom,  and ‘voila’!  

Lover of the Lakes’

If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, the Lake District is one corner of England where you want to linger. It has a sweeping panorama of slate-capped fells, craggy hilltops, misty mountain farms and glittering lakes and popular with crowds ever since the Romantics pitched up the early 19th century, and it still remains one of the country’s most popular beauty spots. I grew up here, and only now do I appreciate its beauty and it attracts me back like a magnet. I am a serious 21st-century Romantic, so a stay for a special occasion at The Samling would be a treat. This secluded luxury hotel, on its own 67-acre estate, overlooks the sprawling expanse of Windermere. It was here, when the main house was called Dove’s Nest that Wordsworth trekked to pay his rent on Dove Cottage. Here are some of the top things I like to do when I return to visit this gem of an area. Blackwell House Two miles south of Bowness on the B5360, Blackwell House is one …