Haystacks (Underhill) is a first floor apartment with its own balcony and garden, which is located next door to the 17th century Underhill Farmhouse. Accommodating two guests, Haystacks contains one double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living room. The fantastic views of the Duddon Estuary and easy access to Coniston, the South Lakes and the sparsely populated west coast is what this cottage is all about.
Haystacks (Underhill) sits at the bottom of The Hill (it is literally under The Hill), a small village just 2 miles from the town of Millom, which was constructed around the ironworks industry in 1866. It offers panoramic views of the Duddon Estuary, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1990, as well as being considered wetlands of international importance by UNESCO. Birdwatchers can expect to see pintails, red knots and common redshank, as well as wintering waterfowl including common shelduck, Eurasian oystercatchers and ringed plover. In the opposite direction, the west coast stretches all the way up to the Solway Firth and includes some fantastic sand dunes, perfect for dogs to stretch their legs.
Beautiful Coniston lies 15 miles away, where there's lots of fun to be had on the water. If you're feeling energetic you can hire a rowing boat or kayak to explore the beaches around the famous five-mile lake. For a more leisurely exploration of the water, why not catch the beautiful Steam Yacht Gondola during the summer months? You could make a day of it and explore the rich cultural heritage on show at Brantwood, Victorian polymath John Ruskin's House. To stretch your legs, head up The Old Man of Coniston, the mighty peak standing guard over the town.