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Overwater Hall - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

Overwater Hall

Ireby, Cumbria, England, CA7 1HH

Secretly Famous™ for…

Keeping the same staff for so long, who run this magical place with great tender loving care.

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
Hawkshead Relish Company - A Special Place to Shop

Hawkshead Relish Company

The Square, Hawkshead, Cumbria, England, LA22 0NZ

Secretly Famous™ for…

Being Artisan producers of award winning preserves.

A Special Place to Shop
The Plough - A Special Place to Eat

The Plough

Cow Brow, Lupton, Cumbria, England, LA6 1PJ

Secretly Famous™ for…

Six very big beautiful suites in the making, to complete The Plough experience. Shhh!

A Special Place to Eat
Gillam's Tea Room - A Special Place to Eat

Gillam's Tea Room

64 Market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, England, LA12 7LT

Secretly Famous™ for…

Mushrooms on toast! Loved by chef and BBC Hairy Biker, Dave Myers.

A Special Place to Eat
The Cavendish Arms - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

The Cavendish Arms

Cartmel, Cumbria, England, LA11 6QA

Secretly Famous™ for…

It's location in the heart of the ancient village of Cartmel with its very own race course.

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
Poppi Red's 'Bath to Bed' - A Special Place to Shop

Poppi Red's 'Bath to Bed'

39 Crescent Road, Windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 1BL

Secretly Famous™ for…

Soft velvet cushions, floral robes, knitted hot water bottle covers and matching slippers!

A Special Place to Shop
Poppi Red - A Special Place to Eat and  Shop

Poppi Red

Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, England, LA22 0NT

Secretly Famous™ for…

Being the ultimate gift and pamper emporium.

A Special Place to Eat and Shop
Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria, England, LA22 0EH

Secretly Famous™ for…

For being unspoilt, unstuffy, comfortable and relaxing with friendly staff, great bedrooms and delicious food.

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
Cowmire Hall - A Special Place to Stay

Cowmire Hall

Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria, England, LA8 8JJ

Secretly Famous™ for…

The best damson gin made to a traditional recipe from local damsons

A Special Place to Stay
Wilf's Cafe - A Special Place to Eat

Wilf's Cafe

Mill Yard, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria, England, LA8 9LR

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our tranquil, riverside setting with decking overlooking the River Kent.

A Special Place to Eat
Storrs Hall Hotel - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

Storrs Hall Hotel

Windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 3LG

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our Grade II Georgian Mansion with breathtaking lake views. A perfect wedding venue with award winning 2 AA Rosette restaurant.

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
Stonetrail Farm - A Special Place to Stay

Stonetrail Farm

Street Farm, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England, CA17 4LL

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our extensive knowledge of the local bridleways for great riding holidays.

A Special Place to Stay
The Wild Boar - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

The Wild Boar

Crook, Cumbria, England, LA23 3NF

Secretly Famous™ for…

Grill & Smokehouse, Chef’s table, 72 acres of private woodland, Real Ales, 50 Whiskies and Feature Bedrooms!

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
Churchmouse Cheeses - A Special Place to Shop

Churchmouse Cheeses

4 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England, LA6 2AU

Secretly Famous™ for…

Being a treasure trove of over 150 local, British & Continental cheeses, together with fine wines & beers from around the World.

A Special Place to Shop
Coldbeck House - A Special Place to Stay

Coldbeck House

Ravenstonedale, Nr Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England, CA17 4LW

Secretly Famous™ for…

A real country house warm welcome with a cup of tea and homemade cakes on arrival.

A Special Place to Stay
Parma Violet - A Special Place to Shop

Parma Violet

45 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England, LA6 2AH

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our wonderfully eclectic mix of gifts, toys and homewares from vintage items to lots of unusual bits and bobs to rummage through!

A Special Place to Shop
Beaulea's Cake Studio - A Special Place to Shop

Beaulea's Cake Studio

26 Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 3AP

Secretly Famous™ for…

Making Hollywood actress Renee Zellwegger's birthday cake.

A Special Place to Shop
Mill Yard Café - A Special Place to Eat

Mill Yard Café

The Square, Morland, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 3AZ

Secretly Famous™ for…

The breathtaking view of Morland Beck's waterfall.

A Special Place to Eat
Sedbergh Book Town - A Special Place to Shop

Sedbergh Book Town

72 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria, England, LA10 5AD

Secretly Famous™ for…

Developing a community of businesses dedicated to making Sedbergh a centre of excellence for literature and the written word.

A Special Place to Shop
Sleepy Elephant - A Special Place to Shop

Sleepy Elephant

41 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria, England, LA10 5BL

Secretly Famous™ for…

Its irrestistible, colourful, eclectic, exciting range of designer knitwear, collectable books, jewellery and gifts.

A Special Place to Shop
A Corner of Eden - A Special Place to Stay

A Corner of Eden

Low Stennerskeugh, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England, CA17 4LL

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our 'Butlers Pantry' where you can help yourself to local cheeses, homemade bread, chutney and homemade cakes or sample malts and wines from the honesty bar.

A Special Place to Stay
Plato's - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

Plato's

2 Mill Brow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Cumbria, England, LA6 2AT

Secretly Famous™ for…

Plato's Sleepover! Spend £35 per person or more in the restaurant on a Sunday or Monday evening and stay overnight in one of our luxury rooms for just £10 per person.

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
More? The Artisan Bakery - A Special Place to Shop

More? The Artisan Bakery

Mill Yard, Staveley, Near Kendal, Cumbria, England, LA8 9LR

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our award-winning Muddees. Cooked to heavenly perfection, with an egg shell crisp crust and moist middle. The ultimate chocolate fix!

A Special Place to Shop
The Black Swan - A Special Place to Stay

The Black Swan

Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England, CA17 4NG

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our unspoilt location in a beautiful conservation village with lots of little extras and gorgeous locally sourced food.

A Special Place to Stay
Deja Vu - A Special Place to Eat

Deja Vu

124 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, England, LA9 4QG

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our stairs and bar which are made of wine boxes and corks, and our 3 course menus with a French twist for £9.95.

A Special Place to Eat
The Masons Arms - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

The Masons Arms

Strawberry Bank, Cartmel Fell, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, England, LA11 6NW

Secretly Famous™ for…

Fantastic views, open fire, great local ales, charming suites and cottages and secret recipe sticky ribs!

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
The Punch Bowl Inn - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

The Punch Bowl Inn

Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Cumbria, England, LA8 8HR

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our Noble Room, which takes the whole third floor, with super king size bed, feature lighting, a huge bathroom with twin roll top baths and stunning views across the Lyth Valley.

A Special Place to Eat and Stay
The Old Crown - A Special Place to Eat

The Old Crown

Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, Cumbria, England, CA7 8JG

Secretly Famous™ for…

Being co-operatively owned by over 100 local people and the real ales brewed at the rear of the pub by Hesket Newmarket Brewery.

A Special Place to Eat
Low Sizergh Barn - A Special Place to Eat,  Shop and  Visit

Low Sizergh Barn

Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, England, LA8 8AE

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our unique insight into farming, with our cow milking viewing gallery in the tea room.

A Special Place to Eat, Shop and Visit
Augill Castle - A Special Place to Stay

Augill Castle

South Stainmore, Near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England, CA17 4DE

Secretly Famous™ for…

Being unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before, renowned for its laid back friendliness and warmth.

A Special Place to Stay
The Jumble Room - A Special Place to Eat

The Jumble Room

Langdale Road, Grasmere, Cumbria, England, LA22 9SU

Secretly Famous™ for…

Its soul. You will leave our small bohemian style restaurant with the light glowing a little brighter!

A Special Place to Eat
Randy Pike - A Special Place to Stay

Randy Pike

Outgate, Ambleside, Cumbria, England, LA22 0JP

Secretly Famous™ for…

For having a full size Tardis in the garden! And of course, our award-winning suites.

A Special Place to Stay
George and Dragon - A Special Place to Eat and  Stay

George and Dragon

Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 2ER

Secretly Famous™ for…

Our fresh, seasonal produce, which comes from the Lowther Estate where we have been producing food for more than 800 years.

A Special Place to Eat and Stay