Birkett House is a beautiful 17th century cottage in a cluster of 400-year-old houses and barns, right in the centre of Troutbeck. Sleeping 6 guests, It has been sympathetically restored and furnished to provide high-quality accommodation while retaining a cottage feel in a rural setting. It provides generously proportioned accommodation with exposed beams, an open fire, oak flooring and a slate kitchen.
Troutbeck is a charming village enjoying an elevated position a couple of miles outside of Windermere. The village has a shop, cafe and two popular pubs, all of which are just a short stroll from Birkett House. There are a wealth of footpaths and bridleways to explore straight from the front door and plenty of great fell walking opportunities too. Head up Wansfell Pike, a deservedly popular walk thanks to the stunning views on offer. Why not take a scenic drive up Kirkstone Pass, the Lake District's highest pass that's open to motor traffic? Enjoy the amazing vistas from Troutbeck all the way to the Ullswater Valley at the other side. If you prefer exploring on two wheels, the Kirkstone Pass Inn at the top of the climb will be a very welcome sight!
Head south from Troutbeck into Windermere for some retail therapy and a great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. East from Troutbeck is charming Ambleside, a bustling village with plenty on offer. Continue on to Grasmere, once home to William Wordsworth. Visit his former home at Dove Cottage, a must for any poetry fans, before treating yourselves to a yummy afternoon tea at the aptly named Daffodil Hotel over the road. A day spent in the stunning Langdale Valley is never a day wasted; take a walk to picturesque Blea Tarn or head up Lingmoor Fell for panoramic views of The Lakes. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink.