This house is amazing, beautiful views over the Howgills, lovely terrace on which we had a barbecue, large kitchen with aga , sprawling lawn for the 5 dogs we took with us. These are just some of the things we loved on our weekend away at St Marks. To be quite honest we could not find fault with the house , it's owners, or the area it is in. Beautiful walk into Sedbergh along the side of the Howgills and a totally relaxed atmosphere back at the house on return. A fine base for anybody who loves the surrounding countryside. Rooms were fantastic & we couldn't thank Damian & Jo enough for their wonderful hospitality.
A beautiful house in the Yorkshire dales with a warm, homely setting hosted wonderfully by Jo and Damien. A brilliant, well kitted garden allowed us to have barbecues and cricket sessions in the sun.
A fantastic weekend for myself and my friends. We would definitely recommend and definitely visit again!
Thanks Jo & Damien!
Just a great place to stay, I was part of a large group and we had plenty of space, the rooms and facilities are excellent (two lounges, a big studio, lovely dining room easily seats 12, fantastic kitchen with Aga (there's a normal hob + oven too). The hosts are a lovely couple and could not do enough to help us. On the doorstep of the lake district and in a beautiful area in its own right. Can't fault it!
We stayed in December with different generations of family members and friends and all had a lovely time. Beautiful rooms, spacious communal areas for socialising or relaxing. The internal decor and scenery outside are a feast for the eyes and it was nice to flick through the many inspirational books in the studio library. Damian and Joanne were very welcoming and knew a lot about things to do in the local area. Our highlight was climbing Cautley Spout waterfall - a challenging but manageable hike for us and our kids (age 8/10/12).
We wanted a relaxing weekend to celebrate mum's special birthday & this is exactly what we got.
From the moment we walked through the door we felt at home, didn't feel awkward at all with Jo & Damian being around & felt like we were staying with friends rather than in a business.
The house is beautiful, rooms are spotless, bathrooms spacious with powerful shower & fluffy towels and the kitchen & lounge rooms have everything you need & more.
We were lucky to have amazing weather so we made the most of the gardens sitting out till late with the bbq & firepit.
We could have stayed all week it was lovely having little phone signal meaning we could leave the phones behind & just totally relax, think can honestly speak for us all when I say we all loved it & hope to be back next time we need to get away from it all.
Thanks once again Jo, Damian & Quito for making us most welcome in your beautiful part of the world.
Excellent hospitality, lovely house. Good location within the dales and easy to drive to the lakes. Would recommend highly.
Myself and 8 friends stayed with Damien and Joanne in mid-May for a weekend of hill walking and mountain biking. The house itself is beautiful and the screnry surrounding of the house like nothing else. They were wonderful hosts, happy to let us get on with our own cooking but we're also great to have around and chat. The house is also perfectly situated for hill walking and we got the good local tiles or where to walk. The walk up cautley spout on a sunny day is wonderful. A superb weekend and couldn't thank them enough for hosting us.