Low Birthwaite is one of our NEW COTTAGES!
Originally 3 separate cottages, Low Birthwaite is one of the oldest properties in Windermere, dating back to the mid 17th century. Now one spacious cottage, offering beautiful accommodation for up to 6 people, Low Birthwaite is a very special place. Completely renovated throughout in 2021, inside you’ll find a wonderful living room, complete with a wood burning stove, the kitchen-diner is bright and spacious, with a fantastic stone-flagged floor and original wooden beams. There are 3 lovely bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor. Low Birthwaite also has a large garden, parking for 3 cars and an outhouse for storing bikes, a real bonus for a cottage in this location.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle but just a short stroll from bustling Windermere Village, you’ve got the best of both worlds at Low Birthwaite. A public footpath runs through the parking area, so you can walk straight from the door without even needing to get in the car. There’s certainly plenty to see and do nearby too. Follow the well signposted route up to Orrest Head for the same stunning panoramic views that inspired Alfred Wainwright’s famous guidebooks. Catch the ferry from neighbouring Bowness across the lake to the western shores of Windermere; admire the views from Claife Viewing Station, visit historic Wray Castle or spend a day exploring the charming village of Hawkshead, once home to Beatrix Potter. Windermere has plenty of different eateries, from cafes to bars, pubs and restaurants, ideal for refreshments when you get back from your adventures.
Low Birthwaite is ideally placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District. Take a scenic drive to the pretty Grasmere, where you can stock up on the village’s famous gingerbread before continuing north to Keswick. Known as the adventure capital of the North Lakes, why not sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies? Try ghyll scrambling and canyoning, or have a go at raft building or paddle boarding on Derwentwater. Head to Coniston, another charming Lakeland village sitting beneath the mighty Coniston Old Man, a fantastic fell walk for the avid hiker. Here you can learn all about Donald Campbell's water speed records or take a ride on the Steam Yacht Gondola to enjoy the water at a more leisurely pace. However you decide to spend your time, Low Birthwaite will be a welcome home from home to retreat to.