Brimming with characterful features and charm, this abode provides you with the warm welcome home you deserve after days in the fabulous Lake District.
This property is a wonderful welcoming cottage nestled in the charming village of Stainton, close to Penrith on the Eastern edge of the Lake District National Park. Sleeping six, the cottage has bags of character with exposed beams, wood burners and deep sandstone window ledges, while having comfortable, thoughtful decor throughout.
Stainton is a tranquil haven of a village which has an excellent local pub, a popular restaurant and a farm cafe with its own play barn all within a stone’s throw of The Nook. Less than a mile’s walk away you have an alpaca centre with its own clothing outlet, and Rheged which is an award-winning visitor attraction boasting shops, local art, a deli and a gigantic 3D cinema. Within a 4-mile radius of the cottage you have Penrith, an attractive Cumbrian town which is the hub of the Eden Valley, and Dalemain, a beautiful Georgian mansion and gardens with a rich history dating back to Saxon times.
If exploring the stunning natural surroundings is more to your taste then you are perfectly placed to indulge. The head of Ullswater Lake is less than 4 miles away opening up a world of activities to enjoy. The Ullswater Valley has some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District with a wealth of walks and cycle rides to choose from. Alternatively the crystal clear waters of the lake provide plenty of activities to enjoy. Why not hire a kayak or rowing boat and find a secluded beach to enjoy a picnic? If something more stately is to your taste you could take gentle serpentine cruise on an Ullswater steamer soaking in the stunning scenery while enjoying a drink from the on-board bar!
Whether you choose to fill your time here with activity or just relaxing in a quaint Cumbrian village, this cottage is a perfect haven for the job.
This wonderfully quaint cottage has bags of character with thick walls, exposed beams and log burning stoves while having a thoughtful fresh feel to its decor throughout.
On arrival, you access the property by going through an archway leading to the garden at the rear of the house. Here you'll go in through a lovely porch (which is so much more than a porch). Not only does it have ample space for coats and muddy boots, it also has a table and two chairs, ideal for having a morning cuppa and taking in the beautiful view across the rolling fields.
Inside the house to your right, you'll find the charming living room and dining area. This is a beautiful light room having two windows deep set in to the thick cottage walls, a large exposed ceiling beam and a wonderful old fireplace with a cosy wood burner. The room has a dining table for six people and deep comfy sofas for lounging away your evenings. There is a television with Freeview, a Blue-ray player and a large selection of discs. The owner has also thoughtfully provided a charming collection of vintage Pelican books. If any room is the place to imagine yourself in a vintage novel, this is it. The huge deep fireplace houses a lovely wood burner so why not curl up on one of those gorgeous sofas and lose yourself in one of those books? Bliss!
Tear yourself away from the lovely living room to head across the hall to the equally characterful kitchen. This has an exposed sandstone wall and fireplace housing another log burning stove. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, a large traditional larder, microwave, electric oven and halogen hobs, fridge and freezer. It also has a breakfast table and wicker armchair for sociable meal preparation or just for taking in the lovely view from the window looking out over the garden to the fields beyond.
Heading upstairs there are three wonderfully warm and welcoming bedrooms. All have a stylish and fresh feel about them. The spacious master bedroom has an iron framed king-size bed, a wonderful vantage point for having a morning cuppa in bed with a stunning view. The two twin rooms are lovely, one with a blue theme the other pink. The bathroom has an shower over the bath and a bath for soaking away any muscle aches after long Lakeland walks.
Outside the garden has a wonderful far reaching view over fields. Please note there is shared access through the garden to the cottage next door. The garden is enclosed and spacious with plenty of room for outdoor dining and a lovely bench for a sunset glass of wine.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.