Tucked away in the hidden parish of Haverthwaite, 3 Orchard Cottages offers a tranquil retreat in the south of Lake District National Park. This characterful property has been lovingly designed to provide comfort, style and a sense of homeliness. With stone floors and exposed beams, the cottage tells a story of its past; two wood burning stoves provide a cosy, warm atmosphere, and beautiful prints and modern furnishings create a lovely place to spend some time. With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 5/6 people, an open-plan kitchen diner and living room, and an additional 'snug' with french doors opening onto a private courtyard, this delightful cottage provides the perfect base for a relaxing, fun-filled family holiday.
Haverthwaite is home to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway where you can hop aboard their steam engine for a journey back in time. You'll also find family favourites such as the Lakeland Motor Museum and the Lakes Aquarium just a stone's throw from your doorstep. Nearby, Newby Bridge marks the foot of Windermere which offers fun for all, whether it's walking its shores, hopping on and off a steamer with Windermere Lake Cruises or trying one of the many water sports on offer from the various centres around the lake. Less than a mile from Orchard Cottages is the welcoming Anglers Arms, an excellent choice whether you're after a quick drink and snack or a celebratory meal.
3 Orchard Cottages couldn't be better located for exploring the dramatic scenery of the Lake District National Park, the popular towns and villages of South Lakeland, or the quieter, less discovered valleys and coastline of the Furness Peninsular, and it's easily accessible being less than a 20-minute drive from the M6. The vibrant market towns of Kendal and Ulverston have plenty to offer visitors with museums and visitor attractions, an excellent range of eateries and some quirky independent shops. Walking opportunities abound in this area of Cumbria, from a short pleasant stroll along Grange promenade to a more strenuous hike up Black Coombe, a firm favourite with visitors to the south west corner of the county. Road cyclists can enjoy The Bay Cycle Way, a relatively flat but long distance route taking in the stunning coastline of the Furness Peninsular and Morecambe Bay, while mountain bikers will enjoy the family adventure that awaits in nearby Grizedale Forest.