Our First Yoga Retreat

Our First Yoga Retreat

Back in April 2018, when we hosted our first yoga retreat here at St Marks Stays, it was the realisation of one of our dreams from 2015. When we were looking for a new home, the thing we loved about St Marks, was the studio room and the opportunities we could create...
Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival

On our first look into the Kendal Mountain Festival, we thought it would be more of interest to Damian, given that he wishes to pick back up his training for a mountain leadership qualification, but wow we were wrong. I (Joanne) loved it! It was so good to see Kendal...
Cheese and Waterfalls

Cheese and Waterfalls

Who would have thought you could put cheese and waterfalls in the same activity, but if you think about it for a countryside picnic day, it is perfect really. This September we got to visit the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, followed by a visit along to Aysgarth to...
C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2017

C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2017

As a creative, I, (Joanne) love to work with artists and I have to say the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition has been a highlight for me so far this year. The variety of work was really interesting and the quality simply so inspiring. There is the option to...
Lakes Alive Festival

Lakes Alive Festival

(Above featured image by Joanne Withers Photography) Being new to Cumbria, we are keen to take on as many new cultural experiences and activities as possible to recommend to our guests, so we were thrilled to hear about the Lakes Alive Festival this year. We didn’t...
Keep That Summer Holiday Feeling

Keep That Summer Holiday Feeling

Are you one of the many out there feeling a little sad because the schools have gone back in and the summer holidays are at an end? Well here are our top tips for Keeping That Summer Holiday Feeling alive. The point of starting St Marks was to live a life that is not...