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Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne buys Lake District lodge

The allure of the Lake District has proved too strong for Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne.

Duncan Bannatyne by Lake Windermere
Duncan Bannatyne by Lake Windermere – photo courtesy of in-cumbria

The popular entrepreneur, best known for appearing in the hit BBC television series Dragons’ Den, has a well-documented love of the Lakes. And after putting his villa in the south of France on the market, he opted to invest his money in a luxury holiday lodge on the shores of Windermere.

His frequent trips to Fallbarrow Park, near Bowness-on-Windermere, have been well-publicised and now the entrepreneur has taken the advice of his 11-year-old son Tom and bought a three-bedroom lodge at the five-star park.

Bannatyne has been visiting the park for the last 24 years. He said: “I brought my youngest, Tom to Fallbarrow last year for the first time and we were hiring lodges.

“So this year I gave him the choice of buying a lodge at Fallbarrow or a villa in the south of France and he chose Fallbarrow.

“If you’ve got a holiday home in France, you can’t really leave school on a Friday night and come back on a Sunday so he loves the fact that he can come here every weekend.”

The 64-year-old is not alone in shunning popular overseas resorts for holidays a little closer to home, with a reported 7.8 million people opting for a traditional British escape this summer.

Updated Cover Picture

Updated Cover Picture

We have updated our cover picture on our facebook page.

Boathouse Duke of Portland - Ullswater
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Rustic atmoshphere surrounding The Boathouse

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The Hyning Estate – Opening Lauch 8th March

The Hyning Estate Development

These properties have been entered into Grand Design’s annual award for 2013

The Carriage House       Sleeps 2/4

The Bake House            Sleeps 2/4

The Tack Barn               Sleeps 2/4

The Old Forge               Sleeps 4/6

The Granary                   Sleeps 4/6

The Old Farmhouse       Sleeps 6/8

This weekend we will see the first of many bookings for The Hyning Estate. This eco-friendly 5* development provides guests with everything they could need with a touch of luxury, warmth and superb surroundings.

Accommodating parties of all sizes within the 6 properties means everyone can enjoy a relaxed break here. Besides the very warm welcome that awaits you, it has a fully licensed lounge room with a wood burning fire creating the right atmosphere for you and your friends. The development also makes use of ground source heating and solar panels to make your stay environmentally friendly.

So browse through the properties available and treat yourself to an Easter break or a holiday later in the year by booking online or telephone us on 015394 48081 or 017687 74060. You will not be disappointed!!


 Quality and comfort at affordable prices!!


Snow Has Arrived!

Snow pictures from around the UK and Lake District

Varying degrees of blanketing white cover

Varying degrees of blanketing white cover

Light dusting on fell tops - some areas had less snow than others but everywhere nice and cold

Light dusting on fell tops – some areas had less snow than others but everywhere nice and cold

Ice Skating on frozen Lakes

Ice Skating on frozen Lakes

Fields of white powder

Fields of white powder

Snow steps leading to a crystal lake - well almost. Derwent Water

Snow steps leading to a crystal lake

Snow on fields and wall with a beautiful blue sky

Beautiful blue sky – white making the morning much brighter