About me

Hi I'm Alison and along with my husband Brian, we own and run Woodside and Fell View cottages Hidden
The English Lake District has it all: Sleep villages where time has stood still, miles of footpaths to explore, lakes that stretch for ever and views to die for. This area is a World Heritage site and rightly so.
We have 2 beautiful cottages which we, and our wonderful caretaker Lynne, take a real pride in. We love the area and want you to enjoy it as much as we do, so we provide guides, books, a blog, Facebook page of what on in the area etc. And best of all we are only an email or phone call away, to answer any of your questions.
Our connection began with the Lake District by chance in 1993 and then in 2001 we bought Fell View to be followed 8 years later by Woodside.
It has been our escape from the 21 century!
and we want you to come and enjoy the area for yourselves
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What your Great Grandfather may have done to survive as a child.

Child labour is hard to imagine in 21 Century Britain, but 100 years ago and certainly 150 years ago it was not uncommon. It was work or the work house! Many northern families had little choice but to end up working in a Bobbin Mill. One of the oldest surviving and working Bobbin Mills can be found

What to do with the kids, big and small, when it rains in the lake District

The Motor museum at Backbarrow  is a great family day out and ideal if the weather is not very good out side.Who said it rains in the Lake district?The museum is  a feast for your eyes and has a  unique collection of 30,000 exhibits, that includes 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully

Take time out to indulge your sweet tooth!

I have to share with you a fabulous eatery in Kendal, so that the next time you visit Fell view or Woodside you can go.I discovered the 2 Sisters Cafe in Kendal and have since found they have two cafes, so I will have to go and try that one out. I am confident it will be as good as the one in Kendal.