What makes people happy?

What makes people happy?

For International Day of Happiness I wondered what makes people happy? Then I realised we are so lucky to have so many retreats here at St Marks Stays, that are based around happiness and wellbeing and hence I am in contact with the experts on the subject really. So I...
Winter Cold Water Immersion, Dipping and Swimming

Winter Cold Water Immersion, Dipping and Swimming

For various reasons, I have titled this blog winter cold water immersion, dipping and swimming, because all three are different and I have taken part in all three at different times over the UK winter season. Many of you who follow our Instagram and Facebook profiles...
Stop waiting for the right time

Stop waiting for the right time

On a weekday evening after work recently, Damian and I got in the car and headed in to the Lake District for a hike and some wild camping, (and yes we did adhere to the rules of wild camping) with the plan that we would be up early and back to our desks in time for...
Fun interior design. Why not?

Fun interior design. Why not?

Not taking ourselves too seriously, we wanted to have some fun interior design in St Marks Stays and why not hey! I always love hotels, bars and restaurants that are quirky and we wanted to create a little bit of that with our designs. Bedroom five is named Monteverde...
A love for Moroccan Interiors

A love for Moroccan Interiors

I (Joanne) knew one of our rooms and especially a bathroom was going to have an Moroccan inspiration, because it turns out, I’m not the only person with a love for Moroccan Interiors. There is something about the vibrant tones and patterns that is so different to the...
What is a triple bunkbed?

What is a triple bunkbed?

When people are enquiring about booking St Marks Stays, the question asked a lot is, ‘What is a triple bunkbed?’ So with the unveil of bedroom three, here is exactly what our triple bunkbed looks like. Bedroom three is the middle room in the house and has had the...