Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Letterbox is a delightful Lakeland cottage ideally placed for keen walkers, golfers and anglers. The cottage is well appointed being very close to the village of Hawkshead and within a short stroll of a pub, restaurant and shop. Cosy and well equipped inside with a spacious country style kitchen and large lounge with comfortable furnishing and an open fire it's a rather special place to come back to after a day out on the fells. The ferry across Lake Windermere is only one mile away and there are a great variety of walks from the doors if you prefer to stay on dry land!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Windermere|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1: Cosy double bedroom with quality, colour coordinated linens, cushions and throws. Bedroom 2: Cosy bunk room with quality, colour co-ordinated linens, cushions and throws. Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
This spacious yet cosy 3 storey cottage has underfloor heating on the ground floor, and on the upper levels electric thermostatic radiators, and an immersion heater for hot water. The added bonus is a real log/coal fire in the living room, that works a traditional back boiler, if you wish. Kitchen/dining area: With underfloor heating, a spacious, well equipped country style kitchen/dining area, with large oak dining table, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Lounge: Upstairs, but also at ground level is a large lounge with big comfortable sofas, an open fire, TV, DVD .
All electric and bed linen included. Cot, high chair available. Coal and logs not provided - can be purchased locally
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District conjures up images of magnificent mountains and shimmering lakes and that is exactly what visitors find here. In fact the whole county of Cumbria is home to some of Britain's most beautiful scenery. This region has been a favourite all year round holiday destination for years and apart from its natural beauty it's also packed with lots of attractions and activities that cater for every kind of holidaymaker, from family holidays to romantic breaks for couples and from those who are looking for lots of activities and sports to those that prefer more gentle country pursuits. The Lake District National Park lies at the heart of Cumbria and contains well known and much loved holiday destinations such as Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside, Coniston and Grasmere, here there are lots of charming Lakeland villages to discover and visitor attractions for all the family. The northern and western lakes have miles of untouched natural rugged beauty and rural villages as well as being home to the historic northern lakes town of Keswick with its many shops, pubs and restaurants; providing a great holiday base. Other areas to discover include the Eden Valley, Cartmel peninsula, south east Cumbria and the Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall area; all equally beautiful and very handy for day trips into the lakes.
The location of Letterbox Cottage is ideally located for all the amenities available in Hawkshead. This town has quaint 16th Century cottages, old pubs and picturesque shops along its pedestrianised streets. Hawkshead is close to Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, though the nearest lake is Esthwaite Water - the birthplace of Beatrix Potter. There is a Beatrix Potter gallery in Hawkshead as well as William Wordsworth's Grammar School. It is very easy to access the surrounding countryside for water based activities in addition to walking, hiking or climbing opportunities.