The Cottage, North Scout Green
Nestled in a hollow amidst dramatic landscape, The Cottage, North Scout Green resides on an old farm and is an idyllic hideaway surrounded by traditional Lakeland dry-stone walls and open countryside. The rental property, attached to the owner's farmhouse, is a former shippon dating back to the 1700s and was part of a working farm until the 1960s. Recently refurbished with loving care, the property retains many of its original features including internal whitewashed stone walls, exposed beams and traditional barn windows. Its quaintness is complimented by all the present-day facilities you’d expect, as well as simple, elegant furnishings and stylish, sumptuous fabrics.
It’s difficult to imagine a more sublime location for someone seeking peace and solitude while hoping for easy access and an abundance of fantastic places to explore nearby. The cottage’s picture-perfect enclosed country garden is excellent for young children to play in safety and the owner’s private land beyond the gate, which guests are encouraged to enjoy, is a haven for wildlife, including red squirrels, native trees and a variety of different species of birds. With well-appointed benches overlooking Birk Beck, which meanders through the area on its journey to the Lune, this is a genuinely unique spot to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. A host of walks are possible from the cottage’s front door and cycling opportunities abound, making this a superb location for anyone seeking outdoor adventure and exploration.
You’d be forgiven for feeling a sense of remoteness while you relax in the garden or wander down to the beck for a paddle in summer, however being only 4 miles from the nearest M6 Junction and 2 miles from the lively community of Orton, The Cottage, North Scout Green enjoys the benefits of accessibility, too. With its unique position on the fringe of the Lake District National Park and only a mile or two from the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to sightseeing. The popular Lake District town of Keswick is a mere forty-minute drive from the cottage, or head off in the opposite direction, and it is no more than an hour's journey to reach Hawes, Dent or Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales. If you crave a little more bustle, the market towns of Penrith and Kendal are both less than 30 minutes from The Cottage, North Scout Green, or you can reach the Great Border City of Carlisle in just under an hour by car.