Soak up the breathtaking scenery from this secluded cottage on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park. The cottage has a beautiful shared garden, with picnic benches and ample room for children to play, and is perfectly placed for climbing the popular fells of Blencathra (4 miles) or Carrock Fell (1 mile). As well as a plethora of walks from the property, it s also easy to hop in the car and journey to the pretty town of Keswick (11 miles), with its independent shops and eateries, or head to the ever spectacular Ullswater (12 miles). Here, you can board one of the iconic steamers, or enjoy peaceful waterside walks along the Ullswater Way or high into the surrounding fells. The characterful barn conversion is warm and welcoming, with beautiful original features including exposed stonework and beams. The inviting lounge is a lovely, relaxing spot to curl up after a long day of sightseeing. Sink into the plump sofa or armchairs around the electric fire, which is set in a fabulous ornamental fireplace, to read a book or watch the SkyTV/DVD. The kitchen has everything you need to cater for the group, such as an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, and microwave. There s also a handy dishwasher. The fold out table is great for grabbing a quick bite to eat before heading out for the day or spreading out your guidebooks to plan your next adventure. Heading upstairs, you ll find the two charming bedrooms, both of which feature fabulous exposed beams and are decorated in calming tones for a good night s rest. There s a double bedroom which has a shower cubicle and wash basin, which is brilliant for speeding up the morning routine and getting everyone out and about nice and early. The second bedroom is a twin with bunk beds. The family bathroom is also located on this floor and has a bath great for soaking aching limbs after a walk and a WC. The shared outside area is quite magical, with gorgeous shady areas under the trees for picnics, as well as benches and picnic tables. Much of the garden is laid to lawn, providing ample space for children and your four legged friend to play (be mindful of unfenced ponds). There is a large off road parking area and you ll also have access to shared laundry facilities, with a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron.
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