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2024 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence - We're going!

We are THRILLED to share that we are finalists for this year's national awards for the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award at the VisitEngland Awards this year!

Find out more!

FINALISTS - North West Family Business Awards 2024!

We are over the moon to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists for BOTH Food & Drinks Establishment AND Environmental Sustainability - The Green Award at this years North West Family Business Awards.

Fingers crossed!

OH WHAT A NIGHT!


Can you believe it? THREE YEARS IN A ROW!!

Huge shoutout to our amazing guests and our kickass Yan team - we couldn't have done it without any of you!
Seriously, it's been a wild ride, and we're just so grateful for every sing one of you who has walked through our doors and made The Yan what it is today. To the hardworking Yan team whipping up the magic and keeping the good vibes flowing, it's been an awesome team effort all the way!

More about the awards...

Spring adventures and explore the Easter trail at Wordsworth House and Garden!

With an activity pack in hand, dive into a world of creativity and Easter-themed fun. Pick up your activity pack and unlock the door to 10 exciting activities awaiting your discovery. From imaginative Easter crafts to trying your hand at wild art, there's something for every budding adventurer. Located at the picturesque Wordsworth House and Garden, this Spring adventure promises a blend of nature, creativity, and Easter joy. Let the little ones unleash their artistic flair and make lasting memories in the beauty of the surroundings.
📍 Location: Wordsworth House and Garden

Easter explorers this way!

The Great Golden Bunny Easter Egg hunt - Brockhole on Windermere.

The Great Golden Bunny has vanished, and they're seeking the assistance of eager explorers to bring him back! Embark on a family-friendly adventure as you explore the playground, lakeshore, and lawn. Grab a trail sheet, and off you go, following the whimsical trail that leads you closer to discovering the whereabouts of The Great Golden Bunny. Each step of the way, the trail sheet becomes your guide, uncovering hints and surprises. It's a fun-filled journey that transforms Brockhole on Windermere into an exciting playground of discovery.
📍 Location: Brockhole on Windermere

Help find the Easter Bunny!

Easter Egg hunt at Allan Bank, National Trust

Families are invited to partake in an Egg-citing Easter Egg hunt at Allen Bank just down the road. Follow the trail with your Easter trail sheet and Easter bunny ears on to find the nature-inspired activities throughout the gardens, all with the promise of a sweet reward, a chocolate egg awaits at the end! 
📍 Location: Allan Bank, National Trust

Allan Bank Easter Egg hunt

Ah, Mother's Day's come up quick, hasn't it? Here is your not so gentle reminder to celebrate the mother figure in your life.

Not to worry, there are two weeks to go and if you're still looking for that perfect gift, why not take some Yan influence for your gift this year.

We're big on celebrating with gifts that not only warm the heart but are gentle on the planet too and, linking back to our last chat supporting small local businesses, you might notice we're on a bit of a theme here...

From bread to flowers, here are our top ideas to give your gift the personal touch.

Mum, you're the best!
Baby Friendly Restaurant Grasmere

Homemade Goodness - From our very own brilliant baker, Gee.

When it comes to the ultimate satisfaction, few things can compare to the delightful combination of freshly baked bread and a generous serving of homemade butter, I'm sure you will agree!
With that in mind, now is the perfect time to introduce you to our Gee's exceptional bread-making skills, which have garnered her quite a reputation among guests from her previous positions. With many guests in fact, bartering to try and get their hands on her coveted bread recipe. Fortunately for all bread enthusiasts out there, Gee has graciously decided to share her secrets on how to create the perfect Ciabatta that will leave you craving for more. So, without further ado, let's dive into her tried-and-true method! 👩‍🍳

Time to bake!

Labour of love 

What says love more than a homemade baked good? Our very own Sam, master of tasty treats, has a suggestion that's sure to make your mum's day extra sweet.

After completing his patisserie course, Sam has become a maestro in fancy treats and he's taken the time to whip up a delicious recipe that's easy to follow and guarantees a cake bursting with flavour!

With all things seasonal in mind, you can see why he is Wills right hand man, see HERE for Sam's how to guide to create a mouthwatering Rhubarb steam pud with vanilla custard, gingerbread biscuit, candied pistachio with rhubarb syrup.

From carefully selecting the finest ingredients to adding that extra dash of sweetness, this cake is a labour of love from start to finish, bound to be a winner with the mums! 🥰

Let's give it a go!
Twixmas Breaks Lake District - Cocktails

The 'Mumosa'

Not booze? No problem! 
Why not make a fruity cordial perfect to pair with a sparkling water! We call it the 'Mumosa', perfect to avoid a heavy head when having to get up with those little monsters 5 times during the night. Quick, easy and simple to do and bound to be a winner. Cheers to you Mum!

'Mumosa' me!

Historically the month of love... why not focus your love on food this month instead? We are!

 

Dear Food Lovers,

Happy February! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we're not here to serenade you with tales of romance and roses. 

After the incredible news that Cumbria is now home to 15 Michelin stars, 5 of those within a 20 minute drive from us, its incredible to be part of a county where food and produce sits at the heart. 

This valentines day, we're inviting you to join us in a celebration of a different kind of love - a love for the fantastic local produce, artisan bakeries, family run butchers and mouth-watering treats that our beautiful Lake District has to offer.

Love Local!
The Yan Diners
The Yan Grasmere Holiday Cottages

WE'RE BACK 💚

After a delightful couple of weeks to unwind from the festive frenzy, we’re back in action! From Oscars first ski lessons, Gee and Pete creating their forever home on the farm, Dave and Sal overseeing The Cottage renovations and our fabulous team flying off on their winter warming hols, to say we've had a corker of a January, well you would be right, but more of that to come...

February Feelin'

Newsletter - The gift of peace and quiet this Christmas!

Make it a Christmas to remember...🎄✨

Give yourself the gift of unforgettable memories this Christmas. Picture yourself surrounded by the sheer magic of the Lake District at The Yan at Broadrayne. Whether you're here for Christmas or Twixmas, we promise a celebration filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments that will warm your heart.

Once you experience the enchantment of the Lake District during the holiday season, you'll never want to spend Christmas at home again!

Festive feelin' tell me more!
The Yan and Helm Crag in Winter

Hire a boat from Bowness Beach, Bowness Dock or Waterhead (near Ambleside) and explore Lake Windermere

No boating experience is necessary as we provide full safety instructions, a sailing guide to the lake and buoyancy aids for everyone on board. If you get into trouble at any time, our safety boat will come to your rescue.

AYE AYE CAPTAIN

You asked, we've listened - Short cottage stays now available!

After many manyy requests, we have decided to go ahead and introduce short self catered stays in our bigger cottages.
The Woolloft and The Cottage, usually a minimum 7 night stay with a Saturday arrival day, are now available for a 2 night minimum, any day arrival making it easier for our fabulous guests to have the full Yan experience.
Better yet, the longer your stay, the bigger the discount is added to your booking, you can't say we don't treat you!

How do I book?
The Yan setting
Walks from the Yan

Full of family fun - Wordsworth Grasmere

Just down the road you will find Wordsworth Grasmere where you can step back in time and explore Dove Cottage, with a child-friendly handling basket for your little ones. Play in the Woodland and gardens, where you will find family trails, a bug house and mini pond. Relax in the Sensory Garden or explore with a sensory story sack.

Find out more...

Family day out at Allan Bank - National Trust

From spotting wildlife on a woodland walk to getting creative in the art room or playing in the garden, there’s plenty to enjoy at Allan Bank this Autumn. Find out what's on offer and all the details you need to plan your visit. 

Family Fun!
Allan Bank
Paddleboarding

Have a splashing time - Watersports activities - Low Wood Bay


Looking for a fun few hours, something the whole family can enjoy? Something a little different maybe...

The Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre has an enviable position on the Windermere lakeshore, overlooking the Langdale pikes. The centre offers a broad range of watersports boat & equipment hire and watersport activity instruction on the lake. Set against the backdrop of the Lakeland fells it is a great location for getting out on the water.

Press to Paddle!

WE'RE IN THE NEWS - Best budget hotels in the Lake District for an affordable escape in 2023

Undoubtedly alluring, deservedly popular, easily accessible (just off the M6) yet also – unsurprisingly – not the cheapest of destinations, the Lake District is the UK's most visited National Park. It contains some of the country’s most ravishing and soul-stirring landscapes: craggy fells, glistening lakes and timeless whitewashed villages. In recent years, many of its traditional inns have become gastropubs, B&Bs have gone ‘boutique’, and country house hotels have blossomed spas and Michelin-starred dining. So, how to find a wallet-friendly place to stay that isn’t a charmless shoebox with a dried-up breakfast offering?

BEST FOR FOODIES: The Yan - You got that right!


Credit: Helen Pickles

See the full article here!
The Yan with the Lake District Fells
Awarded Britain's 100 Best Local Restaurants - The Good Food Guide 2023

WE MADE THE LIST! - Britain's 100 Best Local Restaurants 2023

What a week we’re having!!

We’ve only gone and made the list in The Good Food Guide’s 100 Best Local Restaurants of 2023!!

Again, the biggest thank you to our incredible guests and of course, The Good Food Guide, what amazing news, we are blown away!

See the full list here!

WE WON! - Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023

Time to celebrate...

Last night our own Will and Sam had the night off to go to the Cumbria Toursim Awards 2023 and what a night they had!

We are over the moon to announce we won the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award and Highly commended for the Taste of Cumbria Award!

After all the hard work Team Yan put in daily, it really is amazing to receive these awards. A hugeee thank you to Cumbria Tourism, the awesome Yan squad and the biggest thank you to our fabulous guests that keeping on coming back time and time again

Event date: 5th July 2023.

Sam and Will at The Cumbria Tourism Awards
Helm Crag Grasmere

Hello Summer,
you've certainly arrived 🌞⛰️

Where does the time go, it's been a while since our last catch up so grab a drink, take a seat and let's get into what we've been up to!

Read more on our latest farm update