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Buttermere and Crummock Water cottages

Yew Tree (SZ578)
Yew Tree (SZ578)
Yew Tree (SZ578)
Yew Tree (SZ578)
Yew Tree (SZ578)
Yew Tree (SZ578)
Yew Tree (SZ578)
Yew Tree (SZ578)

Yew Tree

Buttermere, Lake District

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Go off-grid and escape busy lifestyles at this bijou bolthole in the Lake District National Park. Walk wildlife trails, and explore the highlights of this World Heritage Site.

Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)
Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage (SZ560)

Wilkinsyke Farm Cottage

Buttermere, Lake District

2
1
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Escape to the western Lake District with a loved one with this charming cottage for two just half a mile from the shores of Buttermere.

Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)
Middle Cragg Cottage (SZ342)

Middle Cragg Cottage

Buttermere, Cumbria

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pets 1

Quintessential Lakeland cottage sleeping two at the heart of Buttermere, a delightful village known for its impressive scenery, walking opportunities and friendly pubs and cafes serving local fare.

Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)
Bowderbeck (SZ090)

Bowderbeck

Buttermere, Cumbria

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Wonderfully secluded cottage close to the lake and village; enjoy dark, starry skies at night and days exploring walks and cycles in every direction from this comfortable cottage.

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Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District

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pets 2

Spacious ground-floor apartment set in the pretty Borrowdale Valley, just 3 miles from Derwentwater. Lovers of the outdoors will be in their element here – a complete getaway from day-to-day life.

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Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
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Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
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Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
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Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)
Great Stickle - Rosthwaite (86247)

Great Stickle - Rosthwaite

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District

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pets 2

Lakeland stone property located in the pretty village of Rosthwaite in Borowdale Valley, this is the perfect hideaway to get away from it all and explore the Lakes and Fells.

Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)
Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)
Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)
Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)
Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)
Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)
Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)
Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How (86396)

Kiln How Cottage - Kiln How

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District

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pets 2
This cottage offers a romantic retreat for a couple to get away from it all with fabulous walks from your doorstep and the market town of Keswick just 6 miles away.
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Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)
Silver How - Rosthwaite (86246)

Silver How - Rosthwaite

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District

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pets 2

Lakeland stone property, located in the centre of Rosthwaite in Borowdale Valley offering a great base for a couple who love the outdoors and want to explore the Lakes on foot, by bike, or bus.

Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)
Catbells - Kiln How (86394)

Catbells - Kiln How

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District

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pets 2

Spacious first-floor apartment, one of five within a large Victorian house in a pretty village. Ideal for friends and couples who want to holiday together but have their own space to retreat.

Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)
Kings How - Rosthwaite (86245)

Kings How - Rosthwaite

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District

2
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pets 2

A cosy retreat offering the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors. Watch the sheep and lambs from your window in springtime.

Darling How Cottage (SZ160)
Darling How Cottage (SZ160)
Darling How Cottage (SZ160)
Darling How Cottage (SZ160)
Darling How Cottage (SZ160)
Darling How Cottage (SZ160)
Darling How Cottage (SZ160)
Darling How Cottage (SZ160)

Darling How Cottage

Lorton, Cumbria

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pets 2

An enchanting haven for two guests, set among the fells and valleys of the north-western corner of the Lake District, ideal for exploring Whinlatter Forest, as well as nearby lakes.

Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)
Oaks Apartment (SZ362)

Oaks Apartment

Newlands Valley, Lake District

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Located on a working farm, forget the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine, and enjoy peaceful time nestled between fells.

Buttermere

The Buttermere Valley is a picture postcard of two blue-ribbon lakes (Buttermere and Crummock Water) ‘knotted’ together by the small village of Buttermere at the centre. Drink in all this beauty by booking a leisurely stay in one of our Buttermere Cottages. Click here to discover your perfect Buttermere cottage.

The Buttermere Valley

Encircling Buttermere and Crummock lakes, are the high peaks of Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Robinson, Fleetwith Pike, Haystacks, High Stile and Red Pike. The only vehicular access into this serene valley is from Cockermouth to the north or via the snaking passes over Honister or Newlands Hause.

A circuit of Buttermere

Buttermere is one of the smallest of the lakes, so it’s quite easy to walk around the whole of it within half a day. On the 4 km low-level walk, kids will love exploring the tunnel hewn out of rock, skimming stones and spotting fish lurking in the water.

Flavours of Buttermere

The perfect place to end your walk is at Buttermere Ayrshires Ice Cream parlour, appropriately located in a converted cattle byre. Tantalise your tastebuds with a varied choice of delicious ice creams, all made using milk from the farm’s own breed of Ayrshire cows.

Watching the world go by

No village is perfect without somewhere to eat and drink and watch the world go by, and tiny Buttermere has more than its fair share with two inns and two cafés − Fish Inn, Bridge Hotel, Croft House Café and Sykes Farm tearoom.

Wainwright’s favourite spot

Alfred Wainwright, the famous fell walker and author of the Wainwright guidebooks, regarded Haystacks as his favourite Lake District fell. It was here in January 1991 that his ashes were scattered over Innominate Tarn. The local chapel has a memorial window to Wainwright, which looks directly towards Haystacks.

Mountain escape

An impressive rim of mountains encircles both lakes. Haystacks and Red Pike are linked by a high-level ridge path running along the top − just perfect for blowing away the cobwebs from the night before. If this is not enough, more peaks await on the other side – Robinson (737 m), Whiteless Pike (660 m) and Grasmoor (852 m).

The hidden valley of Rannerdale

So hidden in fact, that local legend says the valley was one of the last seats of resistance against the Norman conquerors. Nowadays, Rannerdale is better known for the blaze of bluebells that carpet the fellside every May.

Underground adventure

High on the pass between Buttermere and Borrowdale is Honister Slate Mine. It is unusual in being an underground slate quarry. Much of the mountain is honeycombed with old workings accessed at different levels and linked by vertical shafts − all dug in pursuit of extracting some of the finest green slate in the world. Regular tours explain how the slate was prised from the mountain and how it was processed into fine building material. And, if that wasn’t enough, an exhilarating Via Ferrata that follows the old miners’ route to work will whet your appetite for even more adventure.

The beauty of Buttermere

We’re not talking about the scenic wonders of Buttermere, but about an attractive young lass called Mary Robinson − the daughter of the innkeeper at the Fish Inn. She was so famed for her looks that people came from far and wide to capture her beauty on canvas and in verse. In 1802 she attracted the eye of the ‘Honourable Alexander Augustus Hope’, MP for Linlithgow, and married him a few months later unaware that he was already wedded to someone else. But Hope (aka John Hatfield) met his comeuppance when he was found guilty, not of bigamy, but for impersonating a Member of Parliament. He was hung at Carlisle Gaol in 1803. Mary went on to marry a local farmer, bore four children and lived a happy life.

Ancient remains

The shores of Crummock Water are littered with ancient homesteads, earthworks and industrial remains. An old pele tower once looked out over the lake on the western shore (foundations still visible), while Cinderdale on the opposite side is pitted with numerous depressions where iron ore was smelted in medieval bloomeries (primitive furnaces).

Hop on the bus

The Honister Rambler is the perfect way to get around in the Buttermere and Crummock Water area, and opens up limitless options for one-way walks. Just get on the bus for a few stops − and then walk back to the start.

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