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2 Orchard Cottages

Haverthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
6 more

At a glance

  • Tucked away in a tiny village on the quieter edge of the Lake District National Park with the foot of both Coniston Water and Lake Windermere nearby
  • Stylish open-plan living area with a woodburner for the family to snuggle around
  • Children of all ages can be kept entertained with the Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Lakeland Acquarium, Windermere Steamers' Launch and the Motor Museum all within 5 miles
Property code: SZ013

A charming, slate-built cottage with lovely outdoor space for al fresco evenings, escape to the Lake District National Park and enjoy the creature comforts of this home after walks and adventures.

A warm welcome awaits you at this pretty Lakeland property, packed full of character and nestled in the rolling countryside of the Furness region of Cumbria. Refurbished to offer comfortable and homey accommodation for up to four people, this beautiful slate-built cottage provides a quiet retreat for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. The small enclosed courtyard garden presents further opportunity to relax in the summer months, and with its outdoor bistro table and chairs surrounded by wonderful plants, it's a great place for some al fresco dining.

The cottage is located in the tiny village of Haverthwaite, in one of the quieter areas of Cumbria just within the Lake District National Park. It has excellent transport routes from the M6 motorway and is only seven miles from the vibrant market town of Ulverston. The foot of Windermere, one of the region's best known and most visited lakes is less than five miles from the property, and the River Leven which flows out of the lake passes through the village on its journey to Morecambe Bay. Cumbria's foodie capital, Cartmel, with its picturesque Priory in the village centre, is just a 20-minute drive away, and the whole area is known for its fresh produce and excellent choice of eateries.

Exploring the Lake District National Park and the Furness Penninsula couldn't be easier from this property, and there is so much on offer for those yearning to walk or explore the great outdoors. Cycling and watersports opportunities abound, and there are plenty of chances to spot the local wildlife for those wishing to do so. Haverthwaite is also a perfect destination for anyone seeking to entertain children of all ages, with the Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Lakeland Aquarium, Windermere Steamers' Launch and the Motor Museum all within a 5-mile drive; there is plenty on offer whatever the weather.

This is one of three attractive slate-built Lakeland cottages in a terrace and is surrounded by pretty gardens. Parking for one car is available directly outside the gate, and a few steps lead down into a lovely courtyard garden. Flower borders and planters make this property even more welcoming, and the bistro garden dining set offers a gorgeous place to sit and enjoy a meal or glass of wine on a summer's evening.

The front door opens into the main open-plan living area, a kitchen/diner and living room all flow nicely into one another. Although modest in size there is a lovely wooden dining table and a good sized kitchen, refurbished and finished to a high specification. Here you will find everything you require when cooking for a family. There is a dishwasher, washing machine, fan over, electric hobs, and a microwave to make your holiday as stress-free as possible. The owners have also thoughtfully stocked the property with plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils, including lovely Denby pottery and ample glassware.

Through in the living room area, two comfortable leather sofas are positioned around a wood burner, with an initial supply of fuel to get your first fire going. A flatscreen TV, DVD player and Free Sat box are available, along with a collection of DVDs. A large rug provides warmth to the laminate floor, and french doors opening onto the courtyard garden fill the room with plenty of light.

The decor throughout the cottage is very simple, fresh and bright, with quality, stylish, furnishings to create a homely and welcoming feel.

Opposite the front door is the staircase taking you up to the first floor. Charming Lake District prints add interest to the walls and a bright landing leads you to the sleeping accommodation. Both the double bedroom and the twin bedroom overlook the front garden and the cluster of pretty Lakeland properties situated beyond the parking area. Both are beautifully presented with tasteful decor and cheerful fabrics. The twin, although only modest in size, comfortably accommodates two single beds, each with a bedside shelf and lamp. Please note that there is only under bed storage in the twin room, but the double next door offers plenty with a full wall of built-in wardrobe space and a dressing table.

The bathroom is a good size with a shower over the bath. A skylight window floods the room with light, even on the dullest of days. Again, very recently refurbished, the bathroom is immaculately presented throughout.

There is also a bookshelf on the landing offering a choice of literature and games for guests to enjoy.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Fan oven, electric hobs, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner - initial supply of logs included
  • Heated by oil-fired central heating
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Off road, private parking for one car
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops and pubs within 1.5 miles
  • Under-bed storage only in twin bedroom
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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