Despite the exceptional sunshine we’re experiencing in Cumbria and the Lake District this autumn where its felt more like summer than summer, winter is approaching bringing with it Christmas, eek!
The weeks are flying by and couple that with parties, events and other pre Christmas celebrations, there’s not an awful lot of weeks left to buy gifts. Cumbria though is very much prepared and perfectly on hand to help.
Grange over Sands is a lovely town in Cumbria where there are plenty of independent shops ideal for gift buying. Looking ahead to November and the wonderful Holker Hall will be holding their annual Winter Market on the weekend of the 7th and 8th.
The market will be packed with stalls full of Cumbrian and Lake District produce, food, crafts and gifts. They’ll be music and hot food to eat whilst walking around. It will definitely be the place to pick up some one off gifts to really impress family and friends as well as items for the Christmas table and dinner itself. Visit http://www.holker.co.uk for more information.
And Grange is also a pretty lovely place for a weekend away too making the all too often stressful task of buying Christmas presents an enjoyable event. Bay Villa luxury B&B in Grange over Sands on Main Street has rooms available for the weekend of the Holker Winter Market. The large rooms mean you won’t be tripping over the mounds of shopping bags, it’s just a short walk to a choice of restaurant and pubs for dining and the baths will sooth those tired, over spending feet! Breakfast is served in the room for complete relaxation. Rooms from £130, book via http://www.bayvilla.net.