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Inspired Days & Bespoke Stays Cumbria


Inspired Days & Bespoke Stays Cumbria


Inspired Days & Bespoke Stays Cumbria


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Studio : Be Inspired in our creative space

Planning a workshop, creative get together, or health and wellbeing retreat, then our studio is the perfect place to generate that spark of inspiration. With full access to the studio, kitchen facilities, lounges, dining room and garden with views to die for, we can help you create the space you need for up to 10 people. We can leave you to it, or help your collective be a hive of positivity by providing drinks at all the right times. If you prefer we can also send you links to local caterers.

Suitable for activities such as business meetings, presentations, creative workshops, photography, yoga retreats and as far as your imagination can take you. Furniture can be moved in and out of the studio for flexibility.

See blog for more photos of activities taking place in the studio for inspiration and you will find courses and events on our Facebook page that you can book on to.

The studio measures 6.7 x 5.1mtrs and can fit 9-12 yoga mats as an approximate guide. Please note we do not have yoga equipment. We have 12 tables and 10-12 chairs that can be moved in and out. There is a white board and projector, Bluetooth speaker and WiFi available. See blog for more photos of activities taking place in the studio.

The studio is included as part of booking the whole house if you are planning a residential retreat, or available to hire per half day, or full day, Monday to Thursday out of school holiday times, if not booked about with a whole house booking.

If you wish to just book the studio it is £25 half day, or £50 full day.

Activities : Adventure is out there

Think of Damian and Joanne as your new favourite travel agents who have your personality in mind. Life gets pretty busy, so simply tell us what your group is in to and we can suggest activities in the area and even link you with local suppliers. Being in the perfect location of Cumbria and also The Yorkshire Dales National Park, you will have access to so much. The UNESCO World Heritage location of the Lake District is as close as a 20 minute drive and in the other direction, key locations in The Yorkshire Dales National Park can be reached in 30 minutes.

We have hiked Wainwrights, done wild open water swimming, completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks, taken on the Honister Via Ferrata and have a discount code for Go Ape.

Joanne has been learning to rope climb at the Kendal Climbing Wall and Damian has started his Mountain Leadership training so has a whole pile of maps and routes he can show you.

Email us and we can send you pdfs on things to do, or take a read of our blog section on activities to start getting inspired to push that comfort zone.

Adventure Activities in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

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Sedbergh and Howgills Walking Guide

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Retreats : Unveil your hidden passion

Want to share your expertise with a group of like minded people?

We are looking for tutors and those with an idea for a retreat to help us put together various weeks throughout the year for people to book on to. It could be something for foodie lovers, fitness fans, or days of learning how to be more creative.

If there is something you are looking for and you can’t find it, then do call us and we can look to organise it going forward.

How to plan the perfect retreat

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Photography : Have your retreat captured

Why not take advantage of having a resident lifestyle photographer during your stay at St Marks Stays. Get Joanne to capture your retreat as part of your booking. You can view her style of the retreats captured here at St Marks Stays on our blog and her work on her website.

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Read what others felt about staying with us

Such a beautiful house, tastefully decorated & with every kind of extra touch you could want or need. Lovely hosts, very welcoming but equally astute at judging how much to interact with guests & gave us all our own space. Would definitely recommend!

Rebecca's Hen Party

Enjoyed every minute of being here. Thank you for looking after us so well. We look forward to returning each year.

The Quilters - Scotland & Watford

What a great place to relax on our travels around the UK. Thanks Damian and Joanne for your awesome hospitality and taking us for a hike to the top of the waterfalls.

James, Stephanie & Matt - Australia

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