On Monday 11th September 2017, Dave Ascough and Daren Cox set off on their intrepid 2000 mile journey to visit 17 "Air Ambulance Bases and HQ's" in order to raise awareness for this amazing charity.
Even today the "Air Ambulance" does not receive any Government Funding, it relies totaly on donations kindly given by the public!
The Bikes "an Africa Twin and a Cross Tourer" were supplied by Honda UK, and RST helped out with Motorcycle Clothing.
Their jorney started in the rain at the North West Air Ambulance, and the weather for the week was not due to get any better as "Storm Aileen" was looming!
Click on the link below to follow their amazing adventure!
Please help these guys to raise even more awareness, and don't forget, every donation however small makes a Big Difference - It Saves Lives!
Stafford House and it's interior were lucky enough to feature in the August 2015 edition of the "Cumbria Life" magazine, along with a little peek at the Gardens.
So we were both surprised and delighted when we were asked if this time they could focus more on the Gardens at Stafford House - so of course "yes" was the answer!
Please feel free to check out the "Homes & Gardens" section on page 90 titled "Refined Palette"
We are delighted to announce that we have just received another award. This time highlighting our achievement of a "Stellar Stays"Award from HotelsCombined.
Click here to view our Awards page and more information about Stellar Stays and their award.
We look forward to welcoming all of our Guests, new and those who are returning to
for the 2022 Season
With the "Utmost Safety" of our Guests
in mind, we take every precaution possible.
This includes all "Updated Guidelines" from the Government
and we are
open for Business - Safely!
During the 1st Lockdown in March 2020, we invested in a
We use a special solution that is certified to kill ALL Viral and Bacterial Infections, should there be any present.
We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas which could have been touched either by ourselves or by our Guests, and finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"
so that we can be sure that everything is safe.
We wear Face Masks, and there are Hand Sanitisers in all 3 Bedrooms as well the Breakfast Room of the Main House.
The Lodges also have Hand Sanitisers in the Kitchen.
Thank You For
Your Custom and Patience,
and we will look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of
However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges
Our En-Suite Double Room in the Main House has been appointed with wooden pannelling, there was one more surprise still to come, which is now in place, I hope that you will like it!
After the 3rd Lockdown we were allowed to re-open our Lodges on 12th April 2021, and we have made a few changes..
Blencathra Lodge now sleeps 2 People, and Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.
There are still more changes to come, and hopefully you'll like them!
Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!