This historic gatehouse lodge exudes traditional country style and family-friendly comfort sleeping 6 + 2 guests in the beautiful surroundings of Brown Howe woodland in peaceful rural Cumbria.
This is a detached stone built residence, formerly the gatehouse to an Edwardian country estate. The striking lodge has a private terraced garden on the edge of woodland, visited by a variety of wildlife. Situated at Brown Howe near Water Yeat in the southwest of Coniston Water, there is direct lake access and views to Beacon Fell.
Water Yeat is a small hamlet towards the southern end of the lake. It is a serene location with no shops or pub and just a few other buildings. A few miles down the road from the lodge, at Torver there are two popular pubs including a family owned pub with a deli and shop attached. There are several good pubs in Coniston and a pub on the A5084 at Lowick Bridge.
The owners of the property have blended old with new to create distinctive accommodation, full of character. The dining room sits in a large angular bay window, whilst the sitting room is on the second floor, filled with light by velux windows in a vaulted ceiling and patio doors to a large balcony. Original interior features have been retained to add character and a slate fireplace is the focal point of the sitting room.
Coniston Water is a few minutes' walk from the lodge through woodland. Visitors have access to a private lakeside area (shared with the properties in the old stable yard). There are two Canadian canoes available for use at guests own risk. Walks on the surrounding fells can be accessed directly from the lodge.
The lodge is accessed via the side door leading into the dining room. Off the dining room is the kitchen which is well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven and hob, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
There is a double bedroom off the dining area.
An inner hallway leads to the bathroom with bath, separate powerful corner shower, WC and wash basin. There is a family bedroom off the hallway, suitable for children, with twin beds and a set of bunkbeds.
Stairs from the dining area lead to the landing, from which there is a sitting room with an open fire, initial supply of logs provided. French windows open onto the large balcony, overlooking the garden (table, chairs, sun umbrella and BBQ available for the summer months). The sitting room has comfortable sofa seating and the room features a flatscreen satellite TV with DVD player, Sounddock, books and board games.Toys suitable for younger children eg Duplo, Lego and Brio are kept in the downstairs family bedroom.
The house is set in an idyllic location with an enclosed garden on different levels and with a shallow natural water course running through. Just a 3-minute walk through the private woods leads to the a private area on the lake shore (this is shared with another local house owner but is very quiet and secluded).
The owners allow the use of two Canadian canoes (use at your own risk). There are paddles provided and an assorted sizes of buoyancy aids.
Within the garden, there is an enclosed natural woodland garden with a rock outcrop suitable for older children's adventure play/building dens (at their own risk).
The owner can provide secure bike storage for three bikes inside a metal store with integral ground anchor. Additional bikes could be stored outside secured on a wall anchor. Charging of electric bikes is possible by arrangement with the owners. Please enquire for more information.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.