A superb, detached holiday cottage with pretty countryside views, this extensively refurbished and redecorated former farmhouse provides an idyllic location in the stunning Gilpin Valley. It enjoys 25 acres of land and its own stretch of the River Gilpin with a stone bridge over the river. There are beautiful walks and cycle paths from the door, whilst the Lake District Fells such as The Langdale Pikes and the Old Man of Coniston are a short drive. Only 4 miles from Lake Windermere and Bowness with boutiques, galleries, tea rooms, pubs, watersports and ferries to Hawkshead, Coniston and the Grizedale Forest. Cruisers at Bowness offer trips round Lake Windermere, a more leisurely way to enjoy the wonderful scenery, calling at Ambleside to the north or Lakeside to the south to visit the fascinating Aquarium of the Lakes. Historic houses with lovely grounds such as Holker Hall and Sizergh Castle are nearby; don’t miss Muncaster Castle or the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton. Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth and other famous authors found the Lake District truly inspirational and there are many locations where their history and works are interestingly displayed. Nearby, the historic market town of Kendal has an art gallery, castle, theatre, larger shops and pretty walks along the River Kent. Whichever direction you walk or drive in this most beautiful area will bring you to breathtaking views of the lakes and mountains. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile.
Glazed entrance porch leading to hallway, open-plan with spacious well-equipped kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking). Large living room with gas ‘coal-effect fire’, sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), original oak beams and picture window. Beautiful conservatory/dining room patio doors to kitchen and French doors to patio. Utility. Four steps up to double bedroom (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Lower ground floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV; one with additional 5ft bed (for +2). Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. Three steps to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and fitted wardrobes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. Most rooms with polished natural oak floor. Separate external building: Games room with seating area and TV. Kitchenette. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.