English Lake District Holiday Cottages Events

Lake District, Eden Valley and Hadrian's Wall  Events

30th November to 31st December
Penrith Winter Festival
Stay with us for a "Short Break" or longer and enjoy the PENRITH WINTER FESTIVAL. Visit one of the Festival's highlight events, explore the fantastic independent shops for some festive retail therapy, browse for the perfect gift in Penrith's new craft market "GIFTED", there will also be lots of special offers, activities, tastings, workshops and performances throughout the Festival. FREE PARKING at Sainsburiy's (adjacent to the NEW LANES or within the town Friday afternoons and most of Saturday during the Festival.

30th November 12noon to 7.30pm
The Winter Droving
This iis the hearline event kick starts the Penrith Festival  -  Market - Rural Games - Street Entertainment - Dance - Drama - Fun for all the Family         earch the Steam train, Study the Station & Seek out the Suspects to get the bottom of this fully interactive murder mystery. Exclusively presented by the Award winning After Dark Entertainment. Check out the deadly details from here!

 6th & 13th December
Festive Fridays
The towns retailers will be open until 7.00 pm with parking FREE from 3.00 pm.

Saturday 30th November
 Penrith Festival Events
10.00 am Fun at Rheged with the CREATION STATION www.reheged.com
11.00 am to 4.00 pm John Crouch demonstrates Christmas Cookery @ Cranstons King Street www.cranstons.co.uk
11.00 am to 3.00 pm Wine Tasting Cranstons Food Hall

11.30 am "Nightmare Before Christmas" film at Rheged
Winter Droving
3.00 pm Mulled Wine at Hospice at Home - Little Dockray
Launch of DEVONSHIRE ARCADES Bumper Christmas Raffle

Check the full list of Events @ THE PENRITH WINTER FESTIVAL here   or Download the programe here

Check the Things To Do for attractions to visit


  • Have had a fantastic time. The Cottage was well equipped and spotless. High Croft and surroundings are beautiful. Sad to leave after our 3 day stay. Will definately plan to come again. Thank you. D & D T plus family Manchester (Ref: High Croft April 2013)

  • Had a lovely 5 day Break here in Mickledale Cottage. It was cosy, calm and peaceful, beautiful scenery, good places to visit, everyone very friendly. Would definately return again, "Highly Recommended" G & C J London (Ref: Mickledale March 2013)

  • Quality Accomodation
    Each cottage has a warm, cosy atmosphere, which reflects the considerable thought that has gone in to giving the properties their individual charm and character.

  • Well, it’s taken us 13 years to get here and great to see John and Linda again, as we are two old*** customers from their days at The Ravensworth Hotel in Keswick! We knew that the standard would be excellent and scrupulously clean. Thanks for a great stay – lovely peaceful location, lovely comfy property. It will not be another 13 years before you see us again! J & D S Leeds (Ref: Mickledale Cottage August 2013) *** I think the writer should have used the word "ex" not "old" as J & D are by no means old! Good to see you both again John & Linda