If you're after views, then look no further than the Annexe in Kirkby-in-Furness. This property profits from its elevated position overlooking the Duddon Estuary and the Lakeland Fells, and is a bright and cheerful place perfect for relaxing after a lovely walk. Surrounded by a delightful mature garden with apple trees, wild borders and relaxed seating, the Annexe evolves throughout the year to offer something different each season. The open-plan living space has a dual aspect, with patio doors opening onto a raised verandah flooding the property with natural light.
The views stretch out in all directions, with open moorland to one side, estuary to the other and the various fells of the Lakeland District just waiting to be recognised from the lounge area. It would be easy to whittle away an afternoon watching the ever-changing landscape and identifying some of the Lake District's better-known fells such as Coniston Old Man and even Scafell Pike on a clear day. Outside the Annexe, there is plenty to discover too. Kirkby-in-Furness is one of the Furness Penninsula's largest villages and is well-positioned for exploring. Walks are possible from the doorstep, with the popular Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve offering an excellent 1.5-hour one-way walk to Foxfield. Then enjoy the short train ride back to the village on the Cumbrian Coast Line.
Kirkby in Furness is well situated for exploring Cumbria's west coast and the western Lakeland District while also offering easy access to the central and southern parts of the Lake District National Park. Heading north up the west coast, Eskdale, Wast Water, Ennerdale Water and further afield Buttermere, offer excellent walks and sightseeing opportunities and are an easy day trip from the property. Whilst the train journey from Kirkby-in-Furness to Whitehaven offers views along the coast. A thirty-minute spectacular drive inland takes you into the heart of the Lake District National Park to the picture-perfect Lakeland village of Coniston. The village is home to the Ruskin Museum, the Consiton Steam Yacht Gondola and Coniston Brewing Company which serves the famous Bluebird Bitter. A little further along the Furness Peninsula is the large ship-building town of Barrow-in-Furness which has a number of visitor attractions and museums worth a visit. The smaller market town of Ulverston, only a 20-minute drive from the property, is a lively community with a great selection of independent shops and eateries, as well as a packed annual calendar of events. Whichever direction you head in from The Annexe you're sure to find plenty to explore and do.