POSTED ON December 23rd, 2018
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
It’s been a tough year for Cumbria with many places reporting a significant drop in tourists staying. There have been many reasons put forward for this from Brexit to Northern Rails disruption to train service between Oxenholme and Windermere to the ferry between Bowness and Ferry Nab Nr Sawrey being out of action for most of the season to general belief that we are still closed from storm Desmond which devastated large areas of Cumbria in 2015.
I personally witnessed this first hand during an interview for a national award, one of the judges was shocked that the road between Grasmere and Keswick had been open for nearly two years. He genuinely thought it was still closed and the area cut off. Needless to say after regaining my composure I set him right and explained that Cumbria is definitely open for Business.
We all hoped that the beautiful long sunny period would see tourists flocking to the area. While it increased the footfall somewhat a lot of the visitors were day trippers. The sunny weather kept them on the lakes and fells which had a negative effect on trade for the accommodation providers, shops, restaurants and tea rooms.
Cumbria is one of the most beautiful part of the Uk, which was vindicated by it’s successful bid for UNESCO world heritage status in 2017. This was due to its blend of beauty, farming and the inspiration it has provided many artists and writers.
We are so lucky to live and work in such a stunning area welcoming guests to our beautiful Arts and Craft B&B
If you have not stayed with us yet please come and stay and enjoy our hospitality and all that Cumbria has to offer.