Beautiful, lovingly styled cottage, situated in a lovely rural location, and yet just one mile from the popular village of Hawkshead.
This is a beautiful Lakeland cottage situated in the peaceful hamlet of Outgate, about a mile north of Hawkshead. The little cluster of cottages and the charming Outgate Inn surround a small triangular green used for grazing sheep. Ideally situated between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, this delightful cottage is a perfect base for exploring this stunning area. Hawkshead offers a great selection of tea rooms, pubs and gift shops, and is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Close by is the glorious fishing lake Esthwaite Water. Wray Castle, Claife Heights, Coniston, Grizedale Forest, Tarn Hows, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside are all within easy reach, and the busy centres of Windermere and Bowness are just a short ferry ride away.
On entering this delightful cottage, you find yourself stepping back in time as you enter the snug/reception hall, complete with deep-set windows, flag stoned floor, wood panelled wall and overhead beams and traditional fireplace. Moving into the gorgeous lounge, you will find a welcoming open fire, TV, DVD and CD, a window seat, exposed beams, and ample comfy seating. Moving into the stylish and elegantly designed kitchen/dining room, you will find everything you may need including a range cooker with electric oven and five ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee machine and food processor as well as a TV with DVD to entertain you while you cook. The traditional dining area is ideally situated with beautiful viesw of the garden. There is also a ground-floor WC. From the hall, the stone flag stairway takes you to the two bedrooms. The beautiful main double bedroom with king-size bed has oak beams set into the wall and ceiling creating a dramatic effect. The second bedroom is a cosy double with zip-and-link beds which can be separated on request to a twin room. The bathroom is complete with shower over the bath and WC.
Stepping outside, you will find the pretty garden is beautifully laid out with a patio near the kitchen, and a flagstone path leading to a sunny paved area at the centre of the garden, with garden furniture and BBQ, overlooking the meadow behind the cottage. There is off-road parking available for two cars behind the cottage and a garage which offers secure bike storage for guests.