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Meet Some Of Our Local Partners

Introducing Mini Eden, a children’s clothing, gift and coffee shop in Kirkby Stephen with a difference, we are plastic free (apart from the Lego!) and ALL stock is either preloved, end-of-line, recycled, handmade, Made in Cumbria or fairtrade. Our coffee is provide by Carvetii Coffee Roasters in Keswick, and our treats and bakes from award winning suppliers, The Ivy Cottage Baker and More the Artisan Bakery. Located just off the A66 in Kirkby Stephen, Mini Eden provides a perfect ‘pit stop’ for families travelling through the area, as well as a welcoming, fun destination in its own right.

Hi, I’m Patrizia Guasti. As well as being Leigh’s partner in Italy on the Sea Kayak holidays, I also organise other trips and tours around my home country.
My aim is to give you an unique adventure in Italy with a little bit of luxury.
Allow me to custom build a private holiday suited just to you, be your personal guide through your experience, and see the treasures of Italy we can “uncover”.
Please take a stroll through my website to see all I have to offer.

Our friends at Ullswater Steamers. We always see at least one of the Steamers out on the lake. Very friendly operation. Always waving, always very professional. A delight to share the lake with.

Good Life Lake District Cottages offer a wide range of holiday cottage across the Lake District National Park and beyond. Including popular destinations such as Langdale, Ambleside, Ullswater, Grasmere, Windermere, Kendal and many more! Choose from a cute escape for two or a stunning lakeside estate and everything in between.

Paulo at Hotel Mondial, Rapallo is both very friendly & very professional in equal measure.

This hotel is a 3 minute walk from where we start and finish our Portofino trips at the beach next to Castello Di Rapallo, so it’s ideal for us.


We’ve been using Le Terrazze Hotel in Portovenere since 2013.

It’s the ideal base for our explorations of both the Cinque Terre and Portovenere itself. I agree with them that the port is pretty much the sixth of the five lands.

Wayfarers Hostel.

One of the best reviewed Hostels in the area.

An ideal base from which to explore the Lake District, especially Ullswater ( the best bit ).

The multi award winning ‘ The Quiet Site ‘

They might not have invented Glamping, but they’ve certainly refined it.

Hobbit holes, Cottages, Pods, Pitches, an award winning bar and more are all here.

Quite a few of our guests stay at Ullswater Heights.

They love the Hot tubs, the restaurant and the overall friendliness of the place.

Ullswater is just one part of the beautiful Eden catchment area.

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