Cosy rural cottage for two, in a tranquil location with easy access to Hawkshead and Ambleside.
Oozing character, this delightful barn conversion is a wonderful romantic retreat for the couple who don’t want to leave their canine companions at home. Two dogs are welcome here and with a plethora of gentle rambles to thrilling climbs on the doorsteps, there’s something to keep everyone entertained. Enjoying a tranquil location surrounded by rolling countryside, local shops, pubs and a restaurant are all within 1.5 miles.
This pretty home is one of two former 17th-century Lakeland barns converted into cottages. Attractive original features evoke a country-style charm to make this a relaxing and welcoming base for your holiday. The beamed ceiling and slate floor contribute to the feel of the open-plan living area. Snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a film while the wood burner keeps your toes toasty. The compact kitchen is equipped with all you need to rustle up a hearty lunch or snack, with the handy breakfast bar a great addition. Upstairs, the cosy bedroom is perfect for a restful night, with a pretty Chinese-style screen separating it from the bathroom. Muddy boots and bikes can be stored in the external utility room. Enjoy an evening drink in the enclosed lawned garden and if it’s warm enough, why not dine there too.
Stroll into Hawkshead and enjoy a meal in one of its pubs, before meandering around its pretty cobbled streets. Explore the pretty town and eateries in Ambleside (4.5 miles) before hopping on one of the many boat trips which depart for Lake Windermere. While there, try out some of the water sports on offer. Enjoy a hike at the popular Langdale Pikes (8 miles), the iconic hills of the southern lakes which suit a range of abilities.