Welcome to Bluebell Cottage, an 18th century gem which has been brought stylishly into the 21st century to accommodate four people in two lovely bedrooms. Warm, comfortable, deceptively spacious and boasting a beautiful mature garden it's an ideal place for a family or small group to explore this marvellous area. The owners have lovingly restored the cottage using a subtle palette of colours, cosy furnishings and up to date appliances while retaining its character by making the most of some gorgeous original features.
Yanwath lies just outside Penrith close to the Lake District National Park and the Pennines. In fact from Bluebell Cottage you can see both Blencathra in the Lakes and the peaks of the Pennines. It's a peaceful area close to picturesque Ullswater while still being very easy to access from the M6. There are multiple walks from the door including along the river Eamont which takes in ancient standing stones and other clues to prehistoric settlements in the area. An absolute must is a visit to Lowther Castle (which is a ruin) and gardens - it's only 2.5 miles away. In the grounds there, children will love the 'lost castle adventure playpark'.
The head of Ullswater, widely thought to be one of the most beautiful of the Lakes, is less than four miles away. Why not pack a picnic and explore the secluded beaches around the lake shore by hiring a kayak or rowing boat? Alternatively enjoy a more gentle view from the water by catching one of the elegant Ullswater Steamers. These stately heritage vessels take a serpentine route around this stunning lake offering glorious views and even an onboard bar. How civilised.
If you'd like to explore town life in the area then you are on the doorstep of the attractive Eden Valley hub of Penrith. There's plenty more of the history of the area to explore here as well as a good mixture of high street and independent shops and restaurants. Alternatively head west to the Lake District's adventure capital Keswick, less than 20 miles away. For the adrenaline junkies among you there's a world of opportunities to test your metal there and for the more relaxed visitor you'll find a delightful market town with an art deco cinema, a renowned theatre and a wealth of shops and eateries. Visitors to Bluebell Cottage will find themselves in an ideal place to make the most of this delightful area or just relax in a peaceful haven all of your own.