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The Place - Loweswater

Loweswater, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An idyllic 17th-century farmhouse brimming with character
  • Games facilities including pool table, table tennis and table football
  • Situated at the tip of Loweswater with magnificent far-reaching views
Property code: SZ511

Groups of eight will love this beautiful farmhouse located in a tranquil spot next to Loweswater. Stunning mountain views surround you and the games barn is a great addition for your Lake District break.

This is a wonderful 17th-century farmhouse, full of character and beautifully furnished throughout, in an amazing location at the head of Loweswater, one of the prettiest lakes in the Lake District. Sleeping up to eight people in four bedrooms, The Place is the perfect retreat for large families or groups of friends looking to spend quality time together.

Situated in one of the most scenic areas of the Lake District, you will have easy access to the best of what the area has to offer – walking, cycling, boating and sight-seeing. And for those rainy or lazy days there is abundant living space, with a large LED Smart TV, huge library of movies and efficient broadband.

Loweswater is a tranquil, unspoilt location in the western Lake District. Ancient woodland cloaks the lower slopes of Burnbank Fell and Carling Knott right down to the side of the lake. These woodlands are home to many rare and interesting wildlife including red squirrels, deer and many species of birds.

This impressive holiday home has been recommended by Stella Magazine as one of the best romantic getaways! The journalist wrote, 'This is the Lake District without the crowds. At the head of Loweswater, with swoon-worthy views across the lake, stands this newly renovated, characterful 17th-century holiday home. After a day's walking, cycling, or just sitting in the large garden, the cottage's luxe touches are welcoming and cosy. A short walk through the woods brings you to a pub which is known locally for great food and own-brewed beer. Simply idyllic.

The utility room (accessed from the back door) has boot storage, hanging space, a Victorian style airer and a washing machine and dryer.

Off the utility room is a smart shower room with power shower, basin and toilet.

The sitting room has a wealth of original features dating back from 1664. Here you will find ancient beams, original fireplace, a bread oven and salt cellar along with modern comforts - quality fabrics and furnishings, paintings, widescreen TV and Blu Ray player, Roberts Bluetooth DAB radio, record player and records, wood burner and stylish, yet comfortable leather sofas.

There is also a wood burner in the dining room which has a large dining table with seating for eight, a writing desk in the window looking out onto the Lake District fells and mountains, a large window seat to curl up and read in, an antique dresser full of vintage china and a selection of board games and books for you to use and enjoy.

There are more fantastic views from the dual-aspect downstairs bedroom which is furnished with style and consideration. The top quality bed is usually made up as a king-size but can be unzipped to make two small singles if you let us know this requirement four weeks before you are due to stay (or upon booking).

Upstairs there three further bedrooms and astonishing lake views - one with a king-size bed, one with a double, and a pretty twin with two singles. The bathroom is spacious with a freestanding roll-top bath and a large separate shower enclosure. There is a cloakroom with an additional toilet.

Outside the garden is lovely, large and enclosed. The barn houses a table tennis table, table football and a pool table. There is a dining terrace with log brazier, sitting out spots dotted around, a pretty summer house, and even a secret garden, which kids and adults alike love. The views of Loweswater and the surrounding mountains are amazing. It is the perfect place to relax with a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size zip-and-link (the bed can be made into two singles if requested at the time of booking),1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 downstairs shower room with WC, 1 family bathroom with free-standing roll-top bath and separate shower, and cloakroom with additional WC
  • Induction range cooker, hob, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included, further baskets are £5 on an honesty box basis)
  • Smart TV, DVD, radio, record player
  • Wi-Fi included – speed variable and not suitable for streaming
  • Spacious enclosed garden with furniture, summer house and games barn
  • Private parking available for 5 cars
  • 1 dog welcome – to sleep in the utility room only, not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture
  • For smaller parties of guests, an additional dog may be considered by arrangement with the owner. Please contact us if you would like to bring 2 dogs
  • Tennis table, pool table, table football
  • Nearest pub 1.5 miles, shop 7 miles
  • Please note party bookings including Stag and Hen groups will not be accepted at this property
  • Please be advised that this property does not currently have the facilities for charging cars and the use of the domestic supply is strictly prohibited.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. 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


Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Sally 1st July 2022

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Beautiful old cottage set in amazing surroundings! We had a lovely stay as a multi generational family and everyone from 3 years to 75 years had a great holiday! Along with the dog who loved the garden! Great walks from the door and we found a great spot on crummock water to paddleboard & kayak. Loweswater is a very magical place!

Reviewed by Sara 8th April 2022

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We loved our stay here. The location is second to none. More than enough walks from the front door to go somewhere new every day during our week stay. The games room was brilliant for our teenage boys and to have such a beautiful private garden was a bonus. The nearby Kirkstile Inn sells fabulous food and beer with fell walker sized portions! The cRead moreottage was warm and cosy with plenty of hot water and a very useful boot room. We launched our kayak onto Loweswater and had lots of fun. Hide

Reviewed by Juliet 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 11th March 2022

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FABULOUS! An idyllic spot for a 'get away from it all' break. The owners have thought of everything! You are made to feel welcome from the minute you walk in the door. Each bedroom is super comfy and the whole place is spotless. Every nook and cranny is filled with books; the games room is perfect for family gatherings; the extensive dvd selection Read morecovers all tastes. The location is perfect and the views of the lake are stunning. Not enough room on here to write everything that is great about it! Hide

Reviewed by Lee 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 28th January 2022

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The Place is the perfect Lake District getaway. The location is so special - set in the beauty and tranquility of Loweswater and the historic property is so cosy and atmospheric. There are stunning walks straight out of the back door and the local pub serves up the best crumble ever! We loved it! Cant wait to get back there.

Reviewed by Karen 19th November 2021

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