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Jenkinson's Place

Loweswater, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional 17th-century longhouse with plenty of character
  • Situated in a secluded spot on the banks of Loweswater, with uninterrupted lake views
  • Spacious and stylish accommodation with exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner
Property code: SZ275

Escape the everyday with friends, family and canine companions when you visit this beautifully renovated property in a truly scenic location on the banks of Loweswater.

This traditional 17th-century Cumbrian longhouse occupies a stunning elevated position overlooking Loweswater and the surrounding Lakeland Fells. It is secluded, cosy and magical and provides the perfect retreat for families or groups. Renovated in 2013 to an exceptionally high specification, this is a luxurious and substantial property, sleeping ten people in five bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. Situated in one of the most scenic areas of the Western Lake District, guests will have easy access to the best of what the area has to offer – walking, cycling, boating and sightseeing. And for those rainy or lazy days, there is abundant living space, with a large TV and fast Wi-Fi.

A tranquil retreat with breathtaking views, the idyllic location is surrounded by open fields and is situated at the end of a private lane with the famous walk, The Old Corpse Road, running nearby. The area is a red squirrel stronghold and enjoys inky black skies and clear starry nights. The local pub is has a longstanding reputation for an excellent atmosphere - matched by the food and beer.

Despite the secluded location, Cockermouth (7 miles) and the main tourist centre of Keswick (12 miles) are both easily accessed by road. Loweswater and the twin lakes of Crummock and Buttermere are all close at hand and within comfortable walking and cycling distance.

You enter the cottage into the spacious slate hallway which is ideal for storing your coats and boots. This leads into the well-equipped kitchen, which boasts uninterrupted views of Loweswater and the fells beyond. The kitchen comprises of an electric range cooker with ceramic five-burner hob, a large oven, a second oven and a separate grill. There is also a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Belfast sink, built-in undercounter fridge and undercounter freezer. The breakfast area sits just off the kitchen and has a beautiful oak window seat to take advantage of the stunning views to Loweswater. There is also a utility room which houses a further fridge/freezer.

The large beamed sitting room has a beautiful inglenook fireplace with wood burner and comfortable seating. There is a TV with Freeview and DVD. At the far end of the room is the large dining table which comfortably seats ten.

Off a second hallway leading from the lounge is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom featuring a basin, WC and shower over the bath.

A feature stairway made of twisted enclosed stone and wood leads to a large landing area. Off the landing is a family bathroom with basin, WC and shower over the bath. There is then a half landing with three bedrooms off it, a twin room, a bunk room (with adult-size bunk beds) and a double bedroom. A cot and a high chair are provided and these are kept in the pantry. Please remember to bring your own bedding for the cot. There there is a further double bedroom with a shower room off it, this has a shower enclosure, basin and WC.

Outside there is a courtyard with ample room for parking. To the rear of the property is a lawn with a patio, boasting stunning views down the Loweswater Valley. The lawn is enclosed by a fence around the perimeter. The property is on a private road off which there is a public footpath leading to the local pub and a fantastic walk above Loweswater.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 ground-floor double, 2 further doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom with adult-size bunk beds
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 ground-floor en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath, and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Range cooker with ceramic hobs, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner and free access to firewood
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for several cars in the yard
  • Enclosed garden
  • Uneven track leading to the cottage may be unsuitable for low wheel-base cars
  • Public footpath leading to local village pub
  • Pub within 2 miles
  • Please note, from 2022 this property will sleep 8 guests, with 2 additional camp beds available at an extra charge (contact us for further information). For 2021 bookings the property will sleep 10+2 guests (with 2 camp beds available at an extra charge)


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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.

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