Good food, creativity and friendship

Good food, creativity and friendship

When we viewed St Marks, we did not even know back then that we would be gaining a week every year where good food, creativity and friendship would be a big part of our Spring season. This is exactly what we get when our quilting ladies return from Scotland and the...
A creative meeting room

A creative meeting room

One of the draws of St Marks for us, was the studio as we immediately saw it as a creative meeting room. It has been used in the past as a classroom for Bolton School and a creative base for the previous owner’s company, Creative Leisure. We see it as a room with so...
Bolton School Reminiscing

Bolton School Reminiscing

We knew when we bought St Marks that it used to belong to Bolton School and we have had many people visiting us and reminiscing about their happy memories of their school retreats here so we thought we would share some of those comments as they are a priceless part of...
Happiness Happens

Happiness Happens

Did you know that August is Happiness Happens month? Happiness Happens month is about looking at what makes you happy and is based on the premise that happiness can be contagious and sharing it can make others happy too. Rather than just seeing this as being a silly...
Your Self Catering Kitchen

Your Self Catering Kitchen

Everybody oohs and aarhs over a new kitchen so as part of our renovations here at St Marks Stays we wanted to make sure your self catering kitchen was one you would look forward to being in, as part of your stay with us. Here is the transformation. Our first early...
Cooking on an Aga

Cooking on an Aga

Knowing we were buying a property with an Aga, we suddenly paid attention to all ours friends that had one and asked for tips on how they go about cooking on an Aga. There were two clear points. One – it’s really easy Two – you will never want to go back...