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Daw Bank

Chapel Stile, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
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At a glance

  • Delightful, stone village home, perfect for a party of six to enjoy the Lake District
  • Excellent location for the popular village of Grasmere and the colourful town of Ambleside
  • Well situated for the lakes of Windermere, Coniston Water and Grasmere
Property code: SZ161

An inviting, traditional, three-bedroom house, which has been beautifully renovated and is set in the Langdale Valley’s Chapel Stile, right at the heart of the spectacular Lake District.

This charming Lakeland stone end-terrace cottage lies in the heart of Chapel Stile in the magnificent Langdale Valley. Dating back to the 1890s, this property was once the first Co-op in the Langdale Valley but it is now a welcoming retreat for six people.

Chapel Stile is a pretty village, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Landgale Valley. In the charming village you'll find a pub and a well-stocked village store-come cafe, perfect for a bite of breakfast before a day out exploring. Fell walkers will delight at what's on offer nearby; from the well-known Langdale Pikes to mighty Scafell Pike, there's plenty of choice for the serious walker. For a lower level - though no less scenic - walk, take the circular route from the village along Langdale Beck to Dungeon Ghyll, and be sure to stop off at the cosy National Trust's pub for some refreshment before starting the return leg.

Take a scenic drive along twisting roads to Ambleside, pausing at Skelwith Bridge en route to pick up on some delicious vegetarian food for your picnic. Spend the morning indulging in some retail therapy before enjoying a cruise round Lake Windermere from the jetty at Waterhead. Why not head to picturesque Grasmere? Visit Dove Cottage, the former home of William Wordsworth, before stocking up on the town's famous gingerbread, the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing cuppa in your home from home.

Accessed by a couple of stone steps up from the lane, the useful entrance hallway - which also houses a handy WC - is ideal for leaving coats and boots before continuing through to the welcoming open-plan living space. A fantastic L-shaped room, ideal for easy and relaxed living. The living area has two sofas and an armchair positioned happily around the cosy wood burner, perfect for relaxing evenings in. For entertainment there's a TV with Freesat and DVD. Gather round the wooden dining table for sociable mealtimes; the cooks in the group will love the shaker-style kitchen. Well-equipped with an electric double oven and hob, handy microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher - no arguing over who has to wash up here! - it's ideal for whipping up hearty, homecooked meals.

Onwards and upwards to the bedrooms. On the first floor are two of the three bedrooms, a king-size to the front and a twin to the rear, as well as the family bathroom. The king-size room has a chest of drawers for storage and beautiful views over the village to the fells beyond. The wooden bed is perfectly positioned opposite the window so why not indulge in a long lie in with a morning cuppa? The cosy twin room is just as lovely, with two wooden single beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe. As well as a WC, the large family bathroom has a shower over the bath meaning all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or an invigorating shower.

Up another flight of stairs to the second floor and the master bedroom, a spacious king-size room with a vaulted ceiling and stunning views from its dormer windows. As well as the feature wooden bed, in here you'll find a wardrobe for storage as well as two cosy armchairs, ideal for grabbing a moment's peace and quiet. There's also a handy WC adjacent to this top-floor bedroom.

Outside this charming cottage is a lovely garden. With an area of lawn and a raised slate patio (children should not be left unsupervised due to the different levels here) with outdoor furniture, it's a great spot for some al fresco dining - or for just gazing out at your beautiful surroundings. Please note, the neighbouring properties have a right of access through the garden but use of the garden is private for its occupants. Parking can usually be found on the lane outside the cottage and further roadside parking can be found in the village.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Wood burner
  • TV, with Freesat, and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Private garden - please note, guests / residents at other cottages have the right of access through the garden
  • On-street parking subject to availability
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within 0.25 miles
  • Children should be supervised at all times in the garden because of  varying levels

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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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