Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House

1st April 2021

Just outside Bowness-on-Windermere, and a short drive from Birkdale House, is Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts house. This Grade 1 listed building is an absolute […]

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A Tailormade Lake District Break

7th March 2021

How would you like a tailormade Lake District break? We want to do everything we can to make your stay at Birkdale House a truly […]

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Locally Sourced Lake District Food

We are thrilled to be able to offer our guests some wonderful locally sourced Lake District food, courtesy of local business, ‘A Days Walk’. We’ve […]

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Your Lake District Reading List: a Little Inspiration

4th March 2021

This week was World Book Day and it got us thinking about what books we would include on our Lake District holiday reading list. The […]

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Pure Lakes skincare products at Birkdale House

7th February 2021

We are passionate about working with local companies, which is why you’ll find Pure Lakes natural skincare products in each of the bathrooms at Birkdale […]

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Birdwatching in the Lake District: The Big Garden Birdwatch

1st February 2021

This weekend was the RSPB’s 42nd Big Garden Birdwatch, the perfect excuse for a spot of birdwatching in the Lake District. It was also a […]

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Delicious Vegan Recipes for You to Try at Home

27th January 2021

Veganuary may be almost over, we thought we’d share a couple of delicious vegan recipes, courtesy of our very talented, private-dining chef, Francesca. Francesca is […]

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Our favourite places to eat near Windermere

6th December 2020

Recently, we were discussing our favourite places to eat near Windermere, and it turns out the list is a long one. From small cafés to […]

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Autumn in the Lake District – simply stunning

7th November 2020

Autumn in the Lake District is simply stunning. A kaleidoscope of reds, golds, greens and yellows and and every shade in between. A soft veil […]

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Ghostly Tales from the Lake District

30th October 2020

As Hallowe’en fast approaches, we thought we’d dust down the history books and dig out some information about some of the better-known ghostly tales from […]

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