Happy New Year everyone! We were hoping that the new year would bring a better outlook, but with Cumbria’s entry into Tier 4 on 31st December and then the nationwide English lockdown on 4th January, it looks like we’ve got a bit more of the rough before we get to the smooth(er).
We are currently closed as instructed and will remain so for the foreseeable future until the government rules permit us to reopen. We will reopen as soon as we are permitted to, and are currently taking bookings from Good Friday, 2nd April 2021, onwards. If you book a holiday and we have not been permitted to reopen in time for it, you can move your booking to an alternative date within 52 weeks of the original booking.
If you are thinking about booking you might like to find out more about our Covid policies and how we offered our guests a comfortable place to stay in 2020. Before reopening again we will review these policies in light of any new regulations and information. We take our responsibilities to our guests, to those who help us and to ourselves seriously.
While we are closed we are allowed to offer accommodation to some people under exceptional circumstances, for example if it is required for work, in order to move house or because someone’s own home becomes uninhabitable. If you are looking for accommodation and you fall into these or any of the other listed exceptional circumstances please do get in touch and we will do our best to help you.
Covid aside, things are not so bad. January has been pretty kind to us weather wise, and we have enjoyed a number of walks from the door up into the snow behind Manesty, to Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy. Derwentwater, of course, has been visited frequently. We were lucky to be bypassed by Storm Christoph and the days are getting noticeably longer which always lifts the sprits.
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Image: Derwentwater and the Skiddaw massif from Hause Gate (Catbells Hause). The path to the summit of Catbells is on the left. 30th Dec 2020.