Rustic cottage in a heritage bobbin mill with intact waterwheel, less than one mile from the village of Hawkshead and close to Lake Windermere.
This converted former bobbin mill offers a true taste of rural life and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle. Accommodating five guests and up to three dogs, it boasts a unique location in a lovely, secluded valley. Local pubs and shops are less than a mile away should you need them, while there are endless scenic walks on the doorstep.
This rustic cottage, with original waterwheel, oozes character and old-world charm. Retaining many period features inside and out, it is accessed by crossing a field. Gather your guests around the dining table in the inviting lounge/diner, where there’s plenty of space to enjoy a meal and catch up on the day’s events. The warming wood burner adds to the already cosy atmosphere in the lounge, where comfortable sofas offer a welcome place to unwind. Meanwhile, the well-equipped kitchen has all you need whether you’re preparing a family meal or a picnic. A slate staircase leads to the first bedroom, while further stairs lead to the second. Both have a cosy, country feel, making them relaxing retreats. Outside, soak up the tranquil surroundings in the property’s wild gardens, while the dogs enjoy cooling off in the mill stream, which is crossed by slate bridges.
Take a stroll into Hawkshead, less than a mile away, where you’ll find some friendly pubs and cafes for a drink or bite to eat. Enjoy the stunning mountain views on the popular circular walk at the picturesque Tarn Hows (1 mile) which suits all abilities. A visit to this area wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Lake Windermere (6 miles) where you can try out various water sports or sit back on a ferry cruise. There are some scenic woodland trails at Grizedale Forest, perfect for those on two or four legs.