21-09-17: Sampled the menu at the refurbished Manor House in Oxen Park. The pub has re-opened after a complete make-over. Good meal, excellent service and great ambiance.  Another great refreshment stop near the cottage.

19-09-17: Following hot on the heels of the Lake District being awarded Unesco World Heritage status, The BBC's Countryfile last Sunday (17th Sept) devoted the whole programme to the area.

Well worth a watch on iplayer if you didn't see it. (First broadcast 7pm BBC1). Some of the film was shot in Grizedale Forest - a few miles down the road from the Cottage.  

What peace and beautiful scenery - no wonder writers and artists were so inspired.