Near Sawrey

Sunday, February 28, 2010


A couple of shots of St Michael's in Hawkshead, I noticed a gravestone of a Mr John Eccles, it said of Liverpool and passed away in his house Mount cottage in Sawrey, Thomas Eccles of Liverpool once owned Buckle Yeat, there must be a connection, I will have to do some detective work starting off with Mount Cottage Sawrey??


We had an unexpected booking yesterday, a couple had booked in to a B&B in Far Sawrey and unfortunately there was a plumbing problem and so they were unable to stay and the proprietors rang us to see if we could accommodate them, every cloud has a silver lining!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Its been a grey couple off days hence the lack of photos, I was going to take a picture of the massive pork pie Rob and Pat from Leicester brought as a gift for us but we ate most of before I had the idea, it was and is delicious mmmmmmm

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winter draws on!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A few cold looking pictures of Esthwaite Water with a covering ice and snow, more snow on the way.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Another freezing night, what a winter!
Breaking news as I write this, there has been an incident near Patterdale, 4 walkers have been swept away in an avalanche, 3 have been found and rescued and 1 is still missing.

We finished off the painting job today.

Another bit of news, Gordon Brown shouts at work!!!! If the PM cannot shout at work then who can???

Sunday, February 21, 2010

No frost this morning but a covering of snow, we thought it would soon pass but it has snowed most of the day.
We have been busy with the paint rollers all day giving the dining room a lick of paint, half done and we will finish the rest tomorrow.
We had a young couple call for a room last night and it turned out the young ladies parents where old customers of ours they had been visiting Buckle Yeat before they had a family and then with their children,it makes me feel old!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Its been a bit of a disaster on the B&B front, a massive cancellation has left us a bit short of customers and so on a fantastic sunny weekend we have been grounded, its all part of the job.

We did pick a couple up for one night, they had this boat which the gentleman had built himself and he named it, if you know Spanish you might know the meaning.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Its been a bit gloomy today, we took these shots on a walk along the shore of Windermere.
Runaway cow causes chaos in Kendal,more info on Westmorland Gazette link on right

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It has been a fantastic sunny day, its cold but boy oh boy some superb photo opportunities

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A brief snow shower this morning, and by looks of some cars passing through the village a lot more snow further north.
We had a quick walk up to the tarns this afternoon.
ps if you have stayed at Buckle Yeat and enjoyed your stay please feel free to to write a review on trip advisor by following the link on the right, thanks in anticipation.

Monday, February 15, 2010

You could call it an eventful day, we had to dial 999 this morning for a guest, the ambulance took the young mum into Barrow hospital, her husband followed on and me and Helen have been entertaining their 2 year old all day, the hospital has just rung and she will be discharged later so hopefully all is well. All in days work!!!
It has been raining most of the day.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It was a great start to the day as these pictures show, later on the clouds gathered and it began to drizzle.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It has been another fantastic sunny day, cold but dry.
We had a walk down to Cunsey and round by the church in Far Sawrey.
A full house tonight.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tonight is the first night we are open since Christmas and we have just one room free tonight, full tomorrow.
We are going to try a early season offer to generate mid week bookings,so if you book a 3 night mid week stay ie Sun/Thurs you get the 3rd night half price, its a gift!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It has been a sunny but cold day, we had a walk up over the tops and it was a bit icy underfoot but the views were stunning.
Just beyond the tarns the forestry workers had been busy and acres of trees had been felled for timber and it totally changed the landscape.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Well we are back in action after a short break, we are busy getting Buckle Yeat back up and running after its couple of weeks in mothballs, it took all day yesterday to get some hot water flowing, the mysteries of airlocks!! anyway it is all sorted now.
We had a run into Kendal this morning for some provisions and a trip to the hairdressers, we might got out for a drink tonight early doors then settle down for the footy.