Log Cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our comfortable log cabin stands in its own garden at Neaum Crag, a development of individually owned timber chalets in 18 acres of beautiful mature woodland overlooking the entrance to the Langdale Valley. We are situated on the lowest part of estate and enjoy uninterrupted views through the trees over Skelwith Bridge to Black Crag beyond.
It is an idyllic peaceful setting for your Lake District holiday and ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring beautiful countryside. There are numerous outstanding walks of every sort from gentle strolls to the local pub to mountain challenges among the peaks of the Langdales direct from the doorstep.
The cabin has been carefully planned to sleep four in comfort. There is leather seating in the lounge area, which has doors leading on to a large decked patio with table, chairs and fabulous views. The patio is enclosed, making a safe outdoor space for children and dogs. Ghyll Pool is warm and cosy with double-glazing and ample electric heating, included in the cost.
Children, pets and smokers are all most welcome.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Windermere 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
The living area has been planned with comfort in mind and has a leather sofa and two leather reclining chairs with matching footstools to relax after a day in the beautiful countryside. There is a TV, DVD, radio and a generous selection of books. The lounge area is open plan to a well-equipped kitchen and dining area with table and chairs. There are two bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes: one double and one twin with a shower room between with WC and hand basin.
|Further details outdoors||
Guests enjoy free use of a communal area with a family size indoor heated swimming pool, with Jacuzzi, sauna, pay phone and internet access. There is also a small shop selling basic necessities and a laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier.
Ghyll Pool is available between 1 March and 15 November and over Christmas and New Year. We are happy to arrange short breaks especially outside school holidays. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Access is down 21 shallow steps from the private parking area and so sadly Ghyll Pool is not suitable for those with restricted mobility.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is England's premier national park and best loved walking area. It has cast its spell over visitors since the earliest days of tourism over two hundred years ago. Crammed into this blessed corner of northwest England is much that represents the best of British landscape. Rugged mountains soar skywards. In fact, they are modest in scale but by some trick of scale give every impression of brooding magnificence as they are mirrored in the serene lakes beneath. Tiny tarns lie like jewels just waiting to be discovered while between the hills are long dales of peaceful pasture in which nestle ancient towns and delightful villages.
The lakes are the essential counterpoint to the mountains. The water that fills them, and provides the music of the valleys as streams tumble over rocks, was once rain but this is an outstandingly beautiful area whatever the weather.
Thousands upon tens of thousands escape to its freedom and beauty every year and yet there are many quiet corners where its peace can be enjoyed away from the crowds. It exerts its special charm at all times of the year and is never the same as the light and weather change. No corner of England has attracted so many writers and artists and it has inspired some of the best-loved poetry and prose.
Neaum Crag is about three miles west of Ambleside at Skelwith Bridge at the start of the beautiful Langdale Valley. It is a wonderful area for walks from gentle strolls to challenging mountain ascents and you can enjoy a week of walking right from the doorstep. We provide details of our favourite walks and there is a library of walking guides together with maps at Ghyll Pool.
Of course, there is far more to the Lake District than walking and there are many places associated with our literary heritage. Wordsworth made his home just over the hill at Grasmere and both his homes are open to the public. Beatrix Potter lived just down the road at Sawrey and many of the scenes from her charming illustrations can still be recognised today.
There are other historic houses and gardens to visit such as Brantwood, the home of author and critic John Ruskin. A cruise on one of the lakes is an excellent way to enjoy the scenery and fishing and golf are both available nearby. Don't forget to check the programme at the Theatre by the Lake if you enjoy an evening at the theatre.
There are several excellent pubs close by and Ambleside, Grasmere and Coniston, which all have highly regarded restaurants, are but a very short drive away.