Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A converted 16th century farmhouse, this house offers a unique opportunity to stay in a listed, traditional Lakeland home. The property retains some rare original features such as oak panelling between the bedrooms, an original 16th century open fire range and spice cupboard in the sitting room and oak stairs, whilst having the benefit of modern comforts such as fitted kitchen and bathroom and freeview TV.
The property has been maintained as a holiday cottage by the current owners family for a number of generations.
There are stunning views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding hills as well as a secluded, private garden to the rear of the property, offering the opportunity for barbeques and relaxing in the peaceful countryside.
The traditional, adjacent barn has an original wooden spinning gallery, one of only a handful remaining examples which has been featured in various historical publications.
Set within a working farm, which allows visitors the opportunity to watch some of the highlights of the farming year first hand, there are also a number of stunning walks right from the doorstep as well as countless more a stones throw away.
Situated off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle often associated with the heart of the Lake District, however Bowness and its facilties are easily accessible, being only 1.5 miles away, whilst Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal and Lancaster are also a short drive away.
There really is something for everyone, from museams and gardens to watersports and climbing.
In short, this unique property captures the very essence of the Lake District and its history.
For those wishing to travel with a larger group there is an adjacent cottage which sleeps two adults and an infant, with the facility to internally access both properties if required. Please contact us for further details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Millom Sands 30 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 117 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Living room with beams and open fire traditional range.
Dining room with lovely window seat over looking the garden.
Kitchen with fitted cooker and storage cupboards.
3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, 1 single.
Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
|Further details outdoors||
Private, secluded garden with facilities for drying washing.
Garden furniture supplied.
Shared parking for up to 2 cars in a spacious yard.
Utility room with washing and drying facilties aswell as drying area for wet weather gear.
First £10 Night Storage Heaters and electricity included in the rent, remainder by meter reading which will be collected by the Caretaker at the end of the rental period.
£100 breakage bond payable locally in cash on arrival, this will be returned at the end of your holiday and the cost of any damages/breakages will be deducted if necessary.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is the most popular visitor destination in the UK, offering something for everyone whether you are looking for adventure and outdoor pursuits or something less energetic like a cookery course.
The scenery is stunnning and varies from season to season, with Wordsworth's famous daffodils in Spring or the impressive array of colours in the autumnal trees.
There are many transport links to get to this popular destination and once there you can chose from steam trains, ferries, buses or steamers to enjoy looking at the scenery.
There are many famous people who have links with the Lake District such as Beatrix Potter, Ruskin, Wordsworth and Donald Campbell and there are museams and tours based on their lives in the area.
The nearest town to the house is Bowness which offers a good variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and more, including the World of Beatrix Potter museam, the Steamboat Museam, rowing and motor boat hire and a cinema.
There is an annual Airshow at the Glebe in Bowness usually towards the end of July (please check with Tourist Information on +44 (0)15394 42895 as well as a number of other local events throughout the year.