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Lloyd Cottage

Hackthorpe, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Country-style cottage boasting elegant original features and a roaring wood burner
  • Beautiful farmhouse-style kitchen with range oven, perfect for homecooked meals
  • Special features include an indulgent slipper bath, downstairs shower room and handy utility
Property code: SZ321

Join friends and family in this cosy cottage for eight guests on the fringe of the Lake District. Hike high into the fells around Ullswater, visit the bustling market town of Keswick or journey east to the rugged beauty of the North Pennines.

Beautifully presented, this country-style cottage offers welcoming accommodation for up to eight people. Head inside and you're sure to feel right at home. There's a fantastic kitchen, dining area, living room complete with wood burning stove and a stylish modern shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs on the first floor are the four fabulous bedrooms and the luxurious bathroom. As well as parking for one or two small cars, the cottage also has a delightful rear terraced garden and a large garage that's ideal for storing bikes.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the village of Hackthorpe also has easy access to the motorway and into the heart of The Lakes - you really have got the best of both worlds here. There are local footpaths to explore straight from the front door or bring your bikes with you for an adventure on two wheels. Lowther Castle, now just an intriguing façade, and its grounds can be found on the edge of neighbouring Askham; here you'll find a wealth of walking and cycling trails to explore as well as a fabulous café and adventure playground for the children. Head up nearby Askham Fell for stunning views of Ullswater. If you'd prefer to be closer to the water, why not hire a boat or try some wild swimming? You can always hitch a ride on the stately steamer if you'd rather somebody else did the hard work!

For a longer day out, why not head into Keswick, the adventure capital of the North Lakes? Sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies - try raft building, ghyll scrambling or canyoning. The beautiful South Lakes are also within easy reach; indulge in some retail therapy at Ambleside before continuing to Windermere Village and its neighbour Bowness, where there's plenty to entertain everyone. Hackthorpe itself has a friendly local pub that’s located just over the road from the cottage, perfect for a refreshing drink and a hearty meal after a day out exploring.

The well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen is the heart of this home from home. The cooks in the group will love the electric range-style oven, set in a feature former fireplace. There's also a handy microwave, fridge-freezer and lovely Belfast sink overlooking the rear garden. Early risers can enjoy a peaceful breakfast at the four-seater table in the kitchen before everyone else is up or pull up a chair and keep the cook company.

Continue through to the living room, both spacious and cosy thanks to the large wood burner. There are two three-seater sofas and a cute two-seater love seat, perfectly positioned around the wood burning stove for relaxing evenings in in front of the fire. There's a TV for entertainment or curl up on the quaint window seat - the ideal place for catching up with a good book. Gather round the eight-seater wooden table in the dining room for a hearty homecooked meal or spread out your maps and guidebooks and plan tomorrow's activities.

Also on the ground floor is a handy utility room that's ideal for storing wet coats and boots. In here you'll also find the washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as a fantastic shower room. With a WC, washbasin and large shower enclosure, it's perfect for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day in the fells.

Onwards and upwards to the first floor where you'll find the four bedrooms and the cottage's second bathroom. First up is the fabulous master bedroom with a king-size bed that’s perfect for indulging in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! This room also has a wardrobe and a useful dresser. The double bedroom is no less lovely, and a useful built-in wardrobe provides plenty of storage. The further two bedrooms are both twin rooms; one has a handy chest of drawers, the other is a cosier room, built into the eaves.

The first-floor bathroom is a real treat! As well as the expected WC and washbasin, there's a fantastic modern shower enclosure and luxurious free-standing slipper bath that's oh so inviting.

Outside to the front of the cottage is parking for two small cars (please take care when parking as the turning into the drive is quite tight and there is a low wall on the roadside), whilst at the rear of the cottage is a delightful terrace garden. With a raised patio area and rattan furniture set, it's a lovely spot for dining alfresco.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with shower and WC, 1 with bath, shower, and WC
  • Electric range-style oven, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • Rear garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars (take care when entering driveway, as the turning is tight and there is a low wall on the roadside)
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes in garage
  • Pub and restaurant less than 50 metres, shop 3 miles

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Reviewed by Tracey 22nd November 2021

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Brilliant cottage in great location. Beds super comfy and cottage done to a high standard. Would not recomend parking on the cottage drive and use the garage at the bottom.

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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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