The Retreat (Ravenglass) accommodation summary
Twin bedroom (this room can be made up as a super-kingsize bed, please advise on booking if you require this)
Front garden with dining furniture
Outbuildings to the rear with utility room and drying area
Lockable storage for bikes
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
The cottage will be decorated for bookings over the festive periodGeneral Description
The Retreat is a stylish haven of a house located in the delightful coastal village of Ravenglass. Sleeping four people in two beautifully appointed bedrooms and boasting plenty of relaxing space, this Victorian semi-detached cottage makes an ideal base to explore this quietly unspoiled area of the Lake District. The owners have deployed a practised eye for decor using a subtle palette of colours, well chosen local art and vibrant textiles to give the house a welcoming and luxurious feel throughout.
Guests arrive to the rear of the property and enter straight into the well equipped kitchen. It's a lovely sociable space for cooking with wooden units, a handsome Rangemaster double fan oven with five gas hobs, a large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and all the crockery and cookware you will need for your stay. The owners have thought this space through well with a breakfast table for more sociable food prep or just to enjoy a morning cuppa while perusing maps to help plan your day's adventures. Moving through from here is the bright front entrance hall. It boasts its lovely Victorian tiled floor and there's plenty of space here to leave your coats, muddy boots and sandy sandals you'll be using on your days out.
Off this main hall is the elegant living room, it has two deep comfy sofas, sumptuous cushions, a Smart TV, CD player and a gorgeous woodburner for gathering around on chilly evenings. Also off the entrance hall is the dining room. With a large dining table seating six, a decorative fireplace and a helpful map of the area it's a great space to linger after dinner to discuss your Lake District days.
Moving upstairs, past the lovely stained glass mid-landing window, to the bedroom accommodation. The delightful king-size bedroom has a romantic iron bed frame as well as a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. The twin bedroom offers flexible accommodation with zip and link beds that can be made up as a superking-size bed if you'd rather (please advise on booking if you require this). It has a chest of drawers, a wardrobe and a lovely blue colour scheme with textiles echoing its coastal environment. The bathroom here on the first floor has a beautiful freestanding cast iron bath with shower attachment as well as a separate mixer shower with drencher head in a curved enclosure. Perfect for soaking away aching muscles after long fell walks.
Outside the house is a delightful front garden a lawn and patio with space for outdoor dining or enjoying a sunny morning cuppa or an evening glass of wine. You can enjoy the view to the sands of the estuary or you can even watch the comings and goings of the wonderful La'al Ratty, a narrow gauge steam railway whose terminus lies across the road. To the back of the cottage are outbuildings which have been extensively renovated and house a utility area with drying space, a washing machine, tumble dryer, ground floor WC and washbasin. There's also plenty of lockable space here to put bikes or kayaks if you are bringing them along to make the most of the wonderful natural surroundings.