Sizergh Castle and Garden

Sizergh Castle and Garden

If you are looking to do something a little closer to St Marks Stays, the National Trust property of Sizergh Castle and Garden is really worth a visit. Located 4 miles south of Kendal in the Lake District and a half hour drive from us here in Cautley, Sizergh Castle...
Poppies Tour

Poppies Tour

Since I first saw the images of the 888,246 ceramic poppies flowing from The Tower of London in 2014, I (Joanne) have always wanted to see them and whilst the poppies from the originally installation were sold, it was still great that a Poppies Tour was created around...
Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair

This year was our second year to witness the travelling and gypsy community make their way through Sedbergh to Appleby Horse Fair. There is something lovely about being in Cautley, because in our location, we just hear the clip clop of horses and get to watch the...
Walking in Sedbergh

Walking in Sedbergh

Being situated in the Howgill Fells there are plenty of places to go walking in Sedbergh and here is a little glimpse at the stunning landscape of Winder Fell in the Autumn. Even the misty views do not disappoint and the autumnal colours at this time of the year are...
Beach Life

Beach Life

When you come from Leicester, which is 2 hours minimum from any coast, you really miss a beach life. So moving to Cumbria and being only 40 minutes, or an hour away from the seaside, it is wonderful. We had previously stayed in Morecambe and been treated to a stunning...
Walking Cautley Spout

Walking Cautley Spout

We have an absolute luxury here at St Marks Stays in that we have a walking route to Cautley Spout Waterfall right here on our doorstep. The highest waterfall in England is worth a visit and whether you take Damian as your walking guide, or simply visit the bottom of...