Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
Delightfully located in the stunning Howgill Fells St Marks is fabulously inspired way to stay, connect and be part of our home away from home. The home is full of character and is spacious and welcoming. The house can comfortably sleep 10 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms on the first floor; four being spacious twin or double rooms and one having a triple bunkbed. All bedrooms have stunning views of the surrounding countryside and private en-suites with shower facilities.
A superb kitchen, two lounges and a large dining room that can seat up to 12 people make the house the perfect venue to host a celebration or special occasion.
Damian and Joanne organise everything for you as your live-in hosts. “We share the huge house and communal kitchen and living areas with our guests and are uniquely on hand throughout your stay to help in any way, but don't worry as we are friendly people and give our guests space as needed”.
If walking, cycling, climbing rock your boat then the stunning Howgill Fells, Yorkshire Dales or Lake District are the perfect playground for these activities and much more.
To be honest, the view of the Howgill Fells from the back of the garden is the thing people love the most. The large garden is suitable for children and dogs and we have outdoor seating, BBQ and fire pit for you to enjoy. There is even a tree rope swing and walks direct from the door in to the hills.
Comprises of two lounges, a dining room, kitchen, downstairs toilet and even a studio space for creative, business, or wellbeing retreats. The two lounges have real wood burning fires. The kitchen is fully equipped with access to a herb & spice drawer, oils for cooking and tea and coffee. As we live in the house, there are films, cds and board games for guests to play and plenty of magazines and books to read. The studio space has been used for art courses, photography tuition, yoga retreats and even a belly dancing hen party.
First Floor Description
All five ensuite bedrooms are on the first floor and accessible from the wide staircase. We have four rooms where the beds can either be twin beds, or attached to make double beds. The fifth room has a bunkbed in for the more fun-loving of you. It is a double bed on the bottom and a single on top. All rooms have bedding and towels.
Second Floor and Above Description
St Marks Stays is our home and therefore we do sleep on the top floor which is accessed via the first floor. We do share the communal spaces on the ground floor, but with your consideration in mind at all times . The house is big and we are often in our office and simply around if you need us, but in the background if you don't. We want people to fully enjoy the house and we certainly do not stop you having a great time here.
Window Views Description
All countryside views of either the hills or the garden. We are very lucky to be in this location.
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Windermere Lake Cruises
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Eating and Drinking
The Black Bull
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Sporting Attractions and Activities
Stonetrail Riding Centre
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