Delightful 17th century cottage enjoying a stunning location on the hillside in the tranquil hamlet of Colthouse with views over the Esthwaite Valley.
This impressive 17th-century detached cottage enjoys a stunning rural location in the tranquil hamlet of Colthouse, near Hawkshead. Thanks to its wonderful surroundings, there are many scenic walks and trails on the doorstep, making it perfect for those who love the great outdoors. Sleeping seven people, along with up to three dogs, it also benefits from a children’s playroom as well as an indulgent spa bath.
With many traditional features and touches throughout, this comfortable and welcoming property ensures you’ll feel at home from the moment you arrive. The lounge/diner is a sociable space, whether your guests are enjoying a delicious meal around the large dining table or relaxing on the comfortable sofas in front of the wood burner and a family film. Exposed beams and a traditional fireplace add to this room’s character and charm. Across the hallway, the children’s playroom is a welcome space for the little ones to enjoy. Meanwhile, the stylish kitchen has all the items you’ll need whether you’re rustling up a tasty snack or a hearty lunch. A relaxing spa bath is the highlight of the main bathroom, while the four inviting bedrooms will be a welcome sight at the end of a tiring day of sightseeing. Outside, large sloping lawns lead to a pretty stream and waterfall (where children should be supervised), and up some steps, there is also a stone terrace, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine.
Follow the footpath that leads from the cottage into Hawkshead half a mile away, where you’ll find some super local pubs and shops, as well as the hugely popular Beatrix Potter Gallery. Don’t miss Lake Windermere (5 miles) or Coniston Water (5.5 miles) which both offer water sports, boat trips and some great walks. Explore the fascinating Wray Castle with its turrets and towers, 2.5 miles away.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.