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Choice Catering in Cumbria


Choice Catering in Cumbria Choice Catering in Cumbria create quality home cooked food using fine local produce from England’s most beautiful landscape. They will cater for your every need, from private dinner parties to weddings, christenings to corporate events. Here in Cumbria, there is great pride in our local produce. Wherever possible they will use fresh, local ingredients to create distinctive flavours, such as Cumberland sausage (all meat is from Carrock Meats, Linewath Farm, Hesket Newmarket), local free range eggs and home grown fruit and vegetables. All of their food [...]

Dukes Head – Armathwaite

The Dukes Head is located in the pretty village of Armathwaite just 4 miles from Staffield Hall. The village sits besides the River Eden. The Dukes Head has been recently taken over and refurbished and now trades as a gastro pub serving food sourced from local farms and suppliers daily to ensure fresh produce and wonderful food. It's simple, not rocket science but it takes care, dedication and attention to detail to maintain this philosophy and value. Plus it results in wonderful food. Give it a try and see. Web Site FRONT [...]


Armathwaite Cumbria Armathwaite Cumbria is a pleasant Cumbrian village with the The River Eden flowing through it, and renowned for its salmon fishing and superb walks along the river. It contains Armathwaite Castle (below), a four story pele tower in a glorious position by the River Eden, adapted into a country house in 1752 by William Sanderson. There used to be a working woollen mill in the village until recently. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria’s best kept secrets, but is now inaccessible to the public. The Village has two [...]


Another quaint little village close to Staffield Hall is Lazonby. The village is lucky in terms of its amenities, having one church, one chapel, two pubs (The Midland Hotel, and the Joiner's Arms), a primary school, retained fire station, a co-operative supermarket and post office, livestock auction mart, swimming pool and campsite , railway station (part of the Settle-Carlisle line) and the Bells of Lazonby bakery complex. There is also an independent wooden toy shop, Croglin toys & Designs (www.croglindesigns.co.uk) which is located in the old school (approx. 18th century), [...]


The village, civil parish and former market town of Kirkoswald lies in the Lower Eden Valley of Cumbria, formerly Cumberland, about 9 miles (14 km) from Penrith. The village is usually referred to locally as KO. St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, looking south west The village's name means Church of St Oswald and the parish church is dedicated to Saint Oswald, King of Northumbria. The body of Oswald is believed to have been taken through the village. The church lies on the southern edge of the village overlooking the River Eden close [...]

Holiday Cottages Penrith

Holiday Cottages Penrith Penrith was once the capital of Cumbria.  The attractive town is the hub of the Eden Valley.  It is now an important shopping centre. It has a good mix of traditional shops and sophisticated arcades. Leading off Penrith’s main streets are many old yard entrances. You will find interesting inscriptions on the lintels. Enjoy a holiday exploring this town in Holiday Cottages Penrith. Now Penrith is a medium sizedtown acting as a regional center for the eastern Lake District. Penrith lies just outside the Lake District National [...]

Larch Cottage Nurseries

In 1984 a Cumbrian landscape designer bought a rundown property in the heart of the Eden Valley, 28 years later and after a much publicised planning wrangle during 1993 and 1994 in which the secretary of State eventually intervened, Larch Cottage Nurseries is celebrating over a quarter century in business. Unable to find the right plants for his landscaping business owner Peter Stott decided to grow them himself. Combining his love of Art, beauty and good architecture with a passion for Italy, he and his team of experienced craftsmen have [...]

Dobbies Carlisle

Dobbies Garden Center has lots to keep you occupied with ideas for both the home and Garden, When you've exhasted yourselves looking round have a break in the restaurant and cafe easily located from the M6 motorway

Carlisle Golf Club

WELCOME TO CARLISLE GOLF CLUB Carlisle Golf Club (founded 1908) is less than ½ a mile from M6 J43. It is situated amongst mature trees in gently undulating parkland and is one of the most attractive courses in northern England providing a test for any golfer. The R & A brought Regional Qualifying to Carlisle on 6 occasions commencing 1996, the first Club in Cumbria to be so honoured. The English Golf Union (EGU) also rate the Club highly and brought the English seniors Championship to Carlisle in 2010. Many [...]

Brampton Golf Club

Our golf club is situated in a beautiful area of North Cumbria where you are presented with stunning panoramic views of the Lake District mountains, the North Pennines, Talkin Tarn and the Southern Uplands of  South West Scotland. Visitors are welcome to Brampton Golf Club throughout the week and can look forward to an excellent round, followed by excellent catering provided by our Club Steward and Stewardess. Association of James Braid Courses – Brampton Golf Club is a member of the association and offers a 50% reduction on green fees worldwide [...]