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Gawthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Superb stone cottage for eight, set on the fringes of the southern Lake District
  • Perfect for walking, cycling and spending time at Coniston Water and Lake Windermere
  • Ideal for the Lakeland, market town of Ulverston, with its independent shops and restaurants
Property code: SZ297

A beautifully renovated, stone cottage, looking out of the verdant hills of the southern Lakes, with picturesque walks and bike rides from the door, and just 3 miles from Coniston Water.

A warm welcome awaits you at this cottage; a spacious and luxurious house with a feel of wonderful conviviality. It’s an upside down house, the sumptuous lounge taking advantage of the most amazing views of this most tranquil and picturesque corner of the Lake District.

Throw open wide the double doors to the newly refurbished kitchen with dining area - ideal for friends and family to socialise together while simultaneously preparing a meal if you so wish. Alternatively you can just relax in the conservatory with a glass of wine, curled up with a good book.

The house is located in the tiny village of Gawthwaite, 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 short drive from the vibrant market town of Ulverston. In the opposite direction is Coniston Water, a short drive away, and there are plenty of options right from the door from well worn popular cycling and walking routes, to quieter, less well trodden paths.

This cottage is an 'upside-down' holiday home, so you can take advantage of the elevated views from the lounge. Upstairs is a spacious affair, with double doors in the lounge can be thrown open to make the kitchen and dining area very accessible - a great space for a get together and socialising. The lounge has a sense of peacefulness and spaciousness with a most lovely serene and calming colour scheme and plenty of comfy seating. Cooling in the summer months, and yet set centrally along the main wall, the large log burner taking centre stage in the room, ensures that sitting by a roaring wood burner on a windy autumn or cold winter's evening with friends is just as enjoyable as having a BBQ in the summer is, while enjoying the gardens.

The kitchen has an overall lovely open plan and spacious feel to it - ideal for friends and family to socialise together while simultaneously preparing a meal if they so wish. It is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, full length fridge with plenty of freezer space, microwave, and plenty of storage space. There is a washing machine in the utility room. You will find the kitchen stocked with useful background items - salt, pepper, kitchen towel, cooking oil, tin foil, cloths and scrubbies, dishwashing liquid and tablets, along with tea, coffee and sugar so if you forget something - it's likely to be waiting for you here.

Just beyond the kitchen area lies the conservatory area. Simply a stunning area to sit and take tea, curl up and read a book, enjoy the absolute peace and quiet, or catch up with friends and family.

Also upstairs is a double bedroom with a fabulous bed to sink into for a great night's rest, complimented by special top of the range quality bed linen and towels. Soothing colours here with a country feel add to the pampered feeling. A TV is mounted on the wall. The bathroom upstairs is classical white with a dove grey colour palette complimented by soft blues - gorgeous! It has bath with separate shower cubicle.

The other two bedrooms are downstairs and are both simply stylish and definitely luxurious! The larger family room has a king-size bed and a single bed and the other downstairs bedroom has a double bed and a single bed, Again in muted tones, with comfortable bedding and both with TVs mounted on the wall. The bathroom downstairs is an exercise in sheer bliss: imagine sinking into the roll-top bath surrounded by beautifully crafted space and subtle colour tones. There is also a shower cubicle here.

The gardens have just been landscaped so the planted beds are developing, and the garden is situated on several levels with two patio areas and a water feature for you to sit out and enjoy, not overlooked and completely private in this large detached cottage.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 double with 1 single, 1 king-size with 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – both with bath and separate shower cubicle
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, full-height fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Wood burner
  • 3 TVs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with two patio areas
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, 5 miles away
  • Off road parking between property and the road, providing easy access for loading and unloading via the front door


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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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