Places to Eat and Drink
The Masons Arms Country Inn, is situated overlooking the village green of Gilcrux. It’s centuries old and has reclaimed ships’ timbers in its structure, a warm welcome awaits you from Mike, Nadine and staff to this traditional country inn. Mike and Nadine cordially invite you to the Mason’s Arms, a homely country pub in the rolling northern Cumbrian countryside, for real ale, good food and good craic. Telephone Mike & Nadine Pickersgill: 016973 20765
Places to Stay
Castle Guards Farm Retreat offers luxury glamping pods on the edge of the Lake District in a quiet beauty spot. The pods are positioned so you can relax in our wood fired hot tubs whilst looking across the valley or you can have a meal looking at the view from the verandas. If you are looking for space to breathe, then Castle Guards Farm Retreat is the place for you. Contact Emma Jackson on 07921517845.
Greengill Farm Holiday Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion set on a working beef and arable farm. It has been thoughtfully designed with each ground floor bedroom having a walk-in shower room, and the living room, dining and kitchen area being located on the first floor. The property is beautifully presented and makes a comfortable base to return to after a day exploring the region. There is also the benefit of a private hot tub which you can sink into with a glass of bubbly. Telephone Emma: 016973 20981 .
A small, quiet park. Luxury static caravans are available for hire on a weekly basis or for short breaks. The park is open all year round. There’s a small shop/Post Office, laundry room and a large children’s play area on site. The caravans are spaciously set out in attractive landscaped grounds with car parking beside each caravan. Telephone Henry Airey. 016973 21555
The large self catering house is ideal for family parties, get-togethers, family reunions and corporate events and unlike camping barns and hostels the Big White House offers sole use Four star self catering holiday accommodation. The Big White House offers group short breaks all year around as well as full weeks. The house can accommodate groups of up to twenty four people in the eleven bedrooms; the house also provides large kitchen and dining areas for group meals; as well as separate lounge areas. For bookings: 01900 821973
No longer a working farm, Ellen Hall is now a romantic hide away, set in a peaceful vale near to the river Ellen in Cumbria. It’s an ideal retreat for exploring the Lake District, providing stress-free getaways for busy people and a peaceful haven for those with time to linger. With a small brook running through the garden, this is a place where guests can enjoy the soothing sounds of water and birdsong, while soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. Our wonderful self catering cottages are available for weekends and mid-week mini breaks as well as weekly bookings. Telephone 016973 21439
Three beautiful and charming self-contained cottages are ideal for a private and relaxing getaway. All features a state-of-the-art, fully fitted kitchen, spacious living and luxurious bedrooms. Hollybank House boasts of an 11 seater silver screen cinema room fitted with Premier seats containing cup holders (just like the real cinema). It has 4 large bedrooms (including a stunning main bedroom with its own en suite and dressing room. Sleep up to 8 people. Hollybank Cottage has the added bonus of a large games room with pool table, tv and large seating area, making this a great social room. It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 9 people. Holly Cottage is a cosy 2 bedroom cottage that is all on 1 level. Sleeps up to 4 people. These cottages are all next to each other and can be booked as a block booking, for large parties of up to 21 people. Catering can be arrange if required. Telephone Julie and Sean Parnaby: 07856 632503
Activities and Places of Interest
3 artificial ponds stocked with brown and rainbow trout. one pond only for fly fishing and the other two for just sticking a bit of bait on the hook and casting it out. A great day out for the family. Telephone Mr Pike: 016973 22488
St. Mary’s church sits atop of a mound in the centre of the village. The church dates back to Norman times and was renovated in the late 13th century. The church has an Anglo-Danish Norse cross on its roof and contains a glass altar screen of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper. Telephone 016972 42337
Finishing Touches Decorative Hire can transform your wedding venue with beautiful chair covers, coloured sashes, candelabras, candle sticks. They also have a wide range of vases and topiary trees which can be decorated with lights, bows or flowers. Telephone Pam Nicholson: 01900 381581
Lake Districts award winning wedding photography by Beth Faulder. Beth offers professional photography services to help capture your special day. Telephone Beth Faulder: 07590426242
Traditional stained glass and glass art design using traditional methods and skills learnt when studying for an HND in Architectural Stained Glass.
Down to earth and landscaping gardens in Cumbria since 1993. Telephone Michael Davies. 016973 21753