Darling How Cottage
Darling How Cottage, situated in a superb location on Whinlatter Pass, just above the Lorton Valley, has lovely views of the surrounding fells. The cottage has is a wonderful mix of modern style blended with original features - perfect for unwinding in after a day out in the Lakes. There is a beautiful wood burner in the open plan living area, which has open eves and exposed beams, giving a lovely spacious feel. Outside there is an enclosed garden which boasting views to the local fells of Greystones and Broomfell. There is also storage available for those wishing to bring bikes.
The location of the cottage is within easy reach of the lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater and their fells as well as Whinlatter Forest. The options for walking and biking at any level from the door or within a short drive are unlimited. There is plenty to do in the local area with Whinlatter Visitor Centre just a few minutes' drive away. Facilities include a café, bike hire, live Osprey nest video camera (May-Aug) as well as the Go-Ape! high ropes course. Cockermouth is a 10-minutes drive away and is home to the Jennings Brewery, which runs a tour for any beer lovers, and Wordsworth House, the birth place of the famous Lakeland poet. Keswick is a 15-minute drive away. Here you can enjoy boating on Derwentwater or visit the bustling town centre with its array of shops, museums, and eateries.
For sustenance, the fantastic local pub (The Wheatsheaf) is just 2 miles away in the village of Lorton. There is also a small village shop with lots of local specialities, and nearby Cockermouth has a Sainsbury’s if you need a larger shop. If you are coming for a special occasion, try the excellent restaurant of The Cottage in the Wood (just past the Whinlatter visitors centre - 5 mins drive).