Self Catering in The Lake District

Self Catering in The Lake District
Lake District Holiday Cottages

Thursday, December 20, 2007

John Trenchard: Your Unelected Regional Overlords

John Trenchard: Your Unelected Regional Overlords

Lake District Holiday Cottages

Lake District Holiday Cottages

As an accommodation provider of Lake District Holiday Cottages, it is often very difficult to compete with the very large commercial cottage letting businesses who are based in The Lake District.

We at Mirefoot have set out to prove that it is possible to rank highly in Google and other search engines by performing targeted SEO.

This means that you, the searcher, finally get what you were searchng for in the first place, rather than what the large corporations were hoping you might find in their bloated accommodation websites.

For Example.

There are many large corporations, who I am not going to name for SEO reasons(!), that pay companies whose workforce is based in India, to post endless articles about their wesites on news pages and other pages. They are posted as if they are an English speaking person who has visited these areas of our beautiful countryside. Obviously this is not the case.

I wish to start a campaign that 'outs' these organisations so that the general webuser can find the types of holiday company that they wish to travel with through genuine reasons and not for specialist SEO reasons.

For that reason I as a Lake District Holiday Cottages provide wish to write more on this topic in the future.

For now though, if you want to see genuine cottages visit Lake District Holiday Cottages that only display what they really have.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Twitcher's Cottage and Shepherd's View really Taking shape

Our new cottages, Twitcher's and Shepherd's View are really taking shape now. All the rubbish has been removed and the two new kitchens have been designed.

We have finally decided to keep the conservatory outside for now. It will become the new entrance lobby to Twicher's and will of course be somewhere where our guests can sit and view our garden visitors in relative comfort.

Not too many problems have shown up, but its not over until the fat lady sings as they say, so we'll keep going. Opening day is Mid March 2008 now. So to our first guests who have already booked the new cottages... keep beeing patient and we will soon have some photos for you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Cottages at Mirefoot

Many of you that have visited us in the past will have wondered about the other two cottages at Mirefoot. No1 and 2 Mirefoot Cottages. (Not very origional huh).

In March 2008, after a full architect led re-build, we are pleased to announce two new cottages.

The Twitcher's Cottage - A delightful single floor (no steps) cottage projecting into our renowned garden. In the morning you should be able to wake and watch all our garden visitors, both feathery and furry. (I don't really like the visits from our resident badgers as they can be quite destructive!)

As with our second cottage, Shepherd's View, in the cooler evenings you will be able to relax around an open Fire. Both cottages will have modern wood burning fires.

Please visit to find out more about Mirefoot and our new cottages, Twitcher's Cottage and Shepherd's view.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Babysitter Website finally up and running

It has taken a while, but to add to my list of running websites I have finally got MissMolly underway.

MissMolly is a Directory of babysitters, nearly all of whom are highly skilled child carers with CRB checks and years of experience behind them. I am actively encouraging other skilled people to register on MissMolly as babysitters to help those parent like myself who have struggled to find child care for years.

For parents we offer the only UK wide National Database of Babysitters. We are proud to have broken the circle that encompasses London and to have started our venture in Cumbria. It is often in the rural areas of our Country where child care, good child care, is the hardest to find.

MissMolly hopes to address this. We are a Word of Mouth website and we are looking forward to our continued success.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Its April 10th and no rain!

In the Lake District in April it would be normal to expect a fairly changeable weather pattern as the seasons switch from winter to spring. Amazingly, this year, as can be seen at there hasn't been a drop of rain yet this month!

The garden is flourishing now, with many of our rhododendrons blooming and the grass has taken off. Of course, witht he lawn feed on it now, I can't complain!

It is at this time of year that I get concerened about our summer bookings for the cottages. The internet is so just now, and bookings come in very late.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Cottages under design

We have decided to expand Mirefoot Cottages.

Using the existing cottages that were let on a long term basis, we have decided to employ an architect, Roger Haig, to redeisgn our old cottages and create some beautiful Lake Ditrict friendly cottages for our guests. Again these will only sleep two in each cottage, but will also take advantage of the beautiful scenery around Mirefoot, with views of the expansive garden area.

As usual we are concerned that the planning board may be awkward when it comes to altering, slightly, the external aspects of the buildings, but we are sure that Roger can win them over!

I write this whilst skiing in Canada in Whistler. What a fantastic place, well worth the journey time as the snow is excellent even at this time of year.

I shall keep you all updated with regard to the new cottages.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Snow has come today

We have been waiting the entire winter for the rain to stop, it has at last, and now its snowing. Hurrah.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

2007 A New Year

Mirefoot goes from Strength to strength. This year we have added Special weekend breaks including dinner at the acclaimed Michelin starred retaurant of Holbeck Ghyll as a package that can be booked direct from the web or personally over the phone if you wish.

Both Cottages now have Satellite TV and the Garden has been revamped.