Near Sawrey

Sunday, May 31, 2009

It has been another fantastic sunny day, the same all over the country I think,but not the same views.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

We had 3 rooms arrive today and guess what they all had sat-nav and guess what they all got lost!!! One of the problems is that the wise Tom Tom man or lady directs people to the ferry and if the ferry is closed or as this afternoon is busy Tom Tom is lost.
Two girls on their way here rang and said the ferry was busy, they insisted they were in Hawkshead and we tried to direct them to Sawrey, after three phone calls we found out they were in fact in Windermere outside the Hawkshead shop.
Anyway everyone arrived safe and well.

A good shot of Sawrey House

Another barbecue tonight and then a walk through the woods to Far Sawrey (we had gammon not the duck)

Friday, May 29, 2009

The heatwave has arrived in Sawrey,
Kit is here making Buckle Yeat look pristine and he painted the Jemima Puddleduck weather vane and was happy to pose proudly with his work.

After a busy day we had a skewer of tiger prawns on the barbecue and then had a walk up to the tarns.

These kids belong to the kids from the farm.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We had a couple of interesting calls today, one from a lady who has stayed a number of times before but not for quite a long time, she booked a room and when I asked for her address she started off with Buckle Yeat, I said no your address, she then said that is my address, she had called her house Buckle Yeat! the only thing was she said people keep asking what it means.
The other call was from an American student enquiring about a double room, she insisted she and her friends were really little people and so could 4 of them share a double room, the answer was sorry but no.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

At last some sunshine, we even had a barbecue tonight and then a walk up to the Tarns.
We had a visit from Louise, she lives at the farm and goes to school in Hawkshead, she brought some raffle tickets for us to sell, there is a prize for the pupil who sells the most, 1st prize £100.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Yet another Bank Holiday, and the weather is not a lot better although the promise for sunshine tomorrow.
Last Sunday we came across an item in the travel section of the Mail on Sunday, it was about holidays at home in the UK and the Lakes in particular and lo and behold the place to stay was recommended as Buckle Yeat, the web site took 50% more hits and we attracted quite a few bookings.

We had a visit from some previous guests,John and Liz from Australia, they tried to book but we could not accommodate them on this occasion but they called in for a cream tea.
They are on a massive 10 week trip and will not be home until August.

This moth/butterfly was flitting about the garden all morning.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A bit of sunshine so I took the opportunity to take a few pics of the garden at Buckle Yeat.
Then off to Kendal for the big shop.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Denis and I had an interesting night out last night, we attended the Claife parish meeting, the proposed car parking on Post Office Meadow was likely to be on the agenda so we wanted to see where the Parish Council stood on the matter, it turned out that that particular parking option has now been discounted, however the National Trust still plan to trial some peak time parking in a couple of fields at each end of the village.
The general feeling in the meeting was one of concern and for my part I feel more car parks mean more cars and although we are a business that benefits from the visitors to Hill Top we also live in the village and do not wish to see cars parked all over the place.

At the meeting the web sites of the Parish Council and that of the Braithwaite hall were mentioned and it prompted me to post a link to both on the right of the page.

Another item on the agenda was the new signs that have appeared in the village in an attempt to slow down traffic, this is one of the numerous new signs.
The word is that soon a 20mph limit will be in force through the villages, a good thing but more signs!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

No apologies for more Bluebell pictures taken yesterday on our Castle Wood walk.
The walk through Castle Wood is a permitted path but from the end of the month it will be closed by the land owner to prevent it becoming a right of way, however the land owner has said he is still happy for locals and their visitors to use the footpath, to get round the red tape he will issue permits on request which is fair enough.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hot of the press, these are the pictures of the Sawrey May Queen procession today,at least it kept dry but the wind was cruel.

This is the May Queen Louise on the right and her Princess Lizzie.(Lizzie has started her own blog about Sawrey and there is a link on the right)

The village children with St George and the dragon in the foreground, aka Robert and Ally

Two strong young men struggling against the elements with the banner.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A another mixed day on the weather front.
We have a party of guests in attending a christening in the village tomorrow.
There is two christenings, the May Queen and the Marathon,a busy Sunday in around Sawrey.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A miserable wet dreary day today I am afraid to report,but on the positive side the ferry should be back in action on Monday so fingers crossed.
This Sunday sees Sawrey May Queen festivities so the organisers will be hoping for better weather.
Also this weekend is the Windermere Marathon which is a full circuit of Windermere, certain sections of the roads are to be closed in the morning so with no ferry and other roads closed we are thinking Sunday is going to very quiet.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The rain returned for a brief spell last night but it is dry this morning.
We had a threesome check out yesterday and they kindly gave Helen and I some Bramble wine made in Scotland by some of their friends, they spotted it in a shop in Hawkshead, wine notes at a later date.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A cracking sunny day,a cold breeze but at long last dry all day.
The wind was coming from the east, hence the chill factor, what it did mean though was the tea garden was sheltered from the wind and was a sun trap for the visitors to enjoy their cream teas, still no ferry and so it is very sedate in the village.

We had a good long walk tonight down the dub and through to Cunsey before tracking back past St Peters and through to Near Sawrey.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A big changeover day today with all but one room leaving, all incoming guests arrived in the afternoon in time for tea.
It is hard to believe but the pictures published today were all taken today.

A really heavy hailstorm which blocked the drains and left the village with a wintry look.
Then later on the sun came out and it was a beautiful afternoon.
We had a walk down to Esthwaite Water.