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Darling How Cottage

Lorton, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Delightful, romantic retreat for two, in picturesque surroundings near Whinlatter Forest Park
  • Perfect position for the lakes of Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummock Water
  • Enjoy fell walking, cycling and days out to vibrant Keswick and beautiful Derwentwater
Property code: SZ160

An enchanting haven for two guests, set among the fells and valleys of the north-western corner of the Lake District, ideal for exploring Whinlatter Forest, as well as nearby lakes.

Make a romantic retreat to this delightful, stone, barn-style cottage, nestled in a secluded setting, near the village of Low Lorton, 6 miles from Keswick. Two guests and a pair of happy hounds are welcome to stay at the one-bedroom property, which takes in far-reaching views across verdant vales. Set out from home to walk or cycle through your surroundings, enjoying the tranquillity and spectacular views as you go. Spend time in Whinlatter Forest Park, 1.5 miles away, with its cycling and mountain bike trails. Go fishing or hire a rowing boat at serene Crummock Water, a 6.5-mile drive away; shop and dine out in Keswick, 6 miles away, and enjoy water sports on Derwentwater while you are there.

Make your way into this appealing, country cottage to discover it has been beautifully converted to offer a perfect balance of rustic features and contemporary comfort. From the porch, wander through into the enticing, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with its vaulted and beamed ceiling, stone walls and wooden floor. Fire up the wood burner then bask in its cosy glow as you watch TV or a DVD. Find the modern kitchen area has everything you could require for your stay including an electric oven, four-ring induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Cook up holiday treats in here then enjoy them together at the table by the window. Find stairs from the open-plan heart of the home take you down to a lower ground floor, where the bedroom and bathroom are located. The bright double bedroom has a door on to the garden and a dressing room; the bathroom has a bath, with rainforest shower above, WC and handbasin.

A few steps away is an enclosed garden to soak up the scenery and relax out in the fresh air. There is a table and seating here for al fresco dining whenever the weather permits. There is access to cycle storage, plus a laundry, with washing machine and tumble dryer, from outside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven, four-ring induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in outside laundry room
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with picnic table
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Storage for bikes
  • Shop and pub, 2 miles
  • Please note this property has a private water supply

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathryn 13th January 2022

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This is a lovely property really in the middle of no where. The cottage itself has all the facilities needed, less towels (which we were aware of). Its clean and well maintained and was a home from home. The cottage is up a dirt track and proves a good base if you like your walks. Wed love to come again, maybe in the summer

Reviewed by SHARON 21st December 2021

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A lovely cottage situared in beautiful srroundings. Would highly recommend for a tranquil holiday.

Reviewed by Joanne 17th December 2021

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This was our second visit this year to Darling How- we love the property and the remote location. Looking forward to visiting again!

Reviewed by Philip 8th November 2021

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Our stay was very enjoyable. Great location, very quiet and remote, exactly what we wanted. The cottage was lovely, well equipped and very clean. We would be happy to stay there again.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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