Does the thought of a luxurious and peaceful haven with staggering views sound appealing to you by any chance? If so, then take a look at the stunning Lily Hall, an indulgent, award winning property sleeping up to eight people in four well-appointed bedrooms and boasting plenty of gorgeous socialising space for your party to enjoy. Situated on the edge of the charming village of Ennerdale Bridge, it's a wonderfully designed home benefitting from unparalleled fell views across the Ennerdale Valley. Lily Hall has been well thought out to make the most of the sights and and at night you can even enjoy breathtaking stargazing opportunities from this Dark Sky Discovery Site!
Ennerdale Bridge is a delightful village with a strong community feel. Just a short walk from the cottage are two well loved local pubs serving home-cooked food and real ales and a lovely newly built café called The Gather that offers light meals and acts as a village shop and visitor hub. The Gather also run activities for children in school holidays, together with events for adults ranging from yoga, art exhibitions and photography to bat walks, film shows, live bands, reading and craft groups. Just a short stroll from the cottage is a play park providing a football pitch, tennis courts, basketball, climbing frame and swings.
The walk around Ennerdale Water is recognised as the number 1 greatest autumn walk in the U.K. (The Times, 2020) and the surrounding valley is a rare Lakeland gem offering absolute seclusion should you choose to seek it out. The head of the valley is a forested habitat for deer, badgers and red squirrels whilst the clear waters of the lake are a home to rare Arctic Char and even otters! Walks for all abilities are exceptionally well catered for with both gentle lakeside potters (the lakeside fire road is a good option for prams, balance bikes and those a little unsteady on their feet) and Lakeland giants to choose from. Alternatively, why not explore the ancient history of the valley by seeking out its archaeological secrets? The cycling in the area is second to none with plenty of forest trails, bridleways and challenging fell roads to keep you going. You could even explore the fells on horseback with nearby stables Bradley's offering picturesque treks on their gentle fell ponies!
If you'd like to explore the wider area, Ennerdale is well situated to reach Cockermouth, Wordsworth's birthplace; Whitehaven, a Georgian coastal harbour town with a rich maritime history; and the sandy beaches at St. Bees. All these areas offer superb options for dog walks, toddler days and cycling.