Lakeland Diary

Croft House Keswick Diary

    Come in number 39 – and 39 – and 39 . . . .Come in number 39 - and 39 - and 39

    Just a fun photo – Number 39 and little Number 39 and another little Number 39! The photo was taken in the heart of Millbeck village – just 10 to 15 minutes walk along the Terrace Road from Applethwaite to Continue reading

    Grasmere from Loughrigg TerraceGrasmere from Loughrigg Terrace

    We will have taken this photo so many times over the years in all seasons! The walk from near the White Moss car park (just park on the hill or in the little free car parks on the top of Continue reading

    Croft Corner window boxCroft Corner windowbox

    On the last day of March there is still a possibility of snow to come later this weekend. The tiny daffodils in the window box on Croft Corner’s lounge/dining room windowsill struggle against the cold and wind. They give an Continue reading

    Looking across to LatriggLooking across towards Latrigg

    The recent week has brought some snow to Keswick – even to ground level this time! However it does not last long. In 2010 the winter was very severe – Derwentwater froze over which was a magnificent sight to see Continue reading

    Visitors to our pondDucks on the pond

    A trio of ducks came to check out the accommodation in our pond recently. They also checked out our larger, more informal pond but seemed happier with this smaller one! Just before the ducks had arrived we saw a grey Continue reading

    Between Christmas and New YearBetween Christmas and New Year

    Although the high fells will have a fringe of snow from early November through until April it is rare for Keswick to get snow at ground level. On those few occasions when it does the snow does not last long Continue reading

    Grapes at Croft HouseGrapes at Croft House

    These were just part of the crop of grapes on the front of Croft House in December. We also used to reliably grow delicious white-fleshed peaches close to where the grape is located. Gardening on the slopes of Skiddaw can Continue reading

    Passion Flower in Croft House gardenPassion Flower in Croft House garden

    In a week which has seen some crisp, very cold days – there are still passion flowers blooming in the front garden of Croft House. The outlook across to Braithwaite dominated by Grizedale Pike has been very alpine with snow Continue reading

    Geraniums in Croft Corner window box – early December!Geraniums in Croft Corner window box

    The geraniums in the window box for Croft Corner are still looking bright and cheerful – on the 2nd December! They provide a welcome splash of colour at this time of year. Many guests comment on how much they enjoy Continue reading

    Autumn View of ApplethwaiteAutumn View of Applethwaite

    The end of Autumn has brought some beautiful, brilliant days when the foliage colours have been seen at their best. This is the view from the lane by Croft House Cottages across to one end of Applethwaite village. The building Continue reading