House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Mountain View has been lovingly renovated by the owners. it has character yet it is still spacious. Mountain View has 4 bedrooms, Two are twins (or one bunk and one twin) and two are doubles. There is an additional fold up bed. It is ideal for entertaining with a large dining area suitable for 8 persons. It is particularly suited for children with lots of toys, dvds, and space to play. The owners might even let you use their treehouse, trampoline and sandpit located in a 'children's' garden, please ask about this. There are two kitchens the main one is large and great for preparing feasts, then there is a second kitchen suitable for friends or family that want to do their own thing. The living area has a woodburning stove which works particularly well when stared at intently for sometime whilst drinking something long and cool.
Before your stay the owners are always happy to have a chat about the area, offer advice, talk about their favourite spots and activities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandscale Hawes 14 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 147 km, Nearest railway: Ulverston 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Further details outdoors||
There are mature garden's on 3 sides.The informal garden has a stream through it and opens onto the fell this is a real sun trap and a good place to sit and take in the view with the sound of water in the background. The fellside is a nature reserve with a footpath and bridleway for walking or cycling, from here you can go through ancient woodland down to Newby Bridge where there are a couple of hotels providing refreshments by the Lake.
From this garden you pass through a gate to the more formal garden which has mature flowers and trees a large table and chairs for outside dining and a barbeque. There is also a children's garden which can be used with prior agreement with the owners.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is an area of outstanding beauty with mountain lakes and wildlife. It goes without saying that the range of outdoor pursuits available is huge.However for the less energetic moments there are also many historical sites such as The Bobbin mill, Sizergh castle, Muncaster castle as well as all manner of Roman fortifications.As one may expect the weather in mountainous area can be rainy. But Mountain View is on the peripery of the mountains and often it can be dry when it is raining in Windermere 15 minutes away.
Close by is Grizedale forest with it's bike trails and sculpture trails. In the valley below Mountain view there is a steam railway which links the village with the lake,also in the village is a really interesting motor museum and of course a few minutes away is Lake Windermere and Fellfoot park.
Accross form Fellfoot are the Lake Steamersand the Lakes aquarium this is where the steam railway ends. There is even a beach only 20 minutes away complete with sand dunes.
Just a walk up the road there is the Bigland estate with coarse and game fishing as well as a riding stables. So there is almost too much to do whatever the weather. In the same direction is the quaint village of Cartmel known for horse racing, sticky toffee pudding and the near by Holker Hall with it's garden festival.