Welcome to the wonderful world of Sale Fell, a stunning period cottage set in magical mature grounds with fell and lake views. Offering flexible accommodation in two beautifully appointed bedrooms visitors are sure to want to visit time and time again. For those of you with your own (non motorised) boats or kayaks you can even launch them free of charge in to Bassenthwaite Lake just nearby. Forming part of an imposing Victorian House, once the country seat of the Inglewood family, the owner has retained all of its rich historic character while creating an elegant space with comfortable furnishings, modern appliances and subtle decor with nods to the building's Arts and Crafts heritage. It's also a wonderfully welcoming cottage with charming touches of family and local history all around.
The cottage lies just near the shore of the Lake District's only actual lake, Bassenthwaite, at a tranquil spot called Scarness. It's happily situated for walkers being sandwiched between gentle lakeshore potters and mighty Lakeland fell tops such as Skiddaw; England's fourth highest mountain. For cyclists the area is a paradise with quiet roads and challenging Lakeland high passes nearby. There's also an exhilarating world of off-road cycling with bridleways and forestry trails aplenty. This area around Bassenthwaite offers yet more treasures in the form of a stately home, a fabulous whiskey distillery, an indulgent spa and a wildlife park all within very easy reach.
If you'd like to explore town life in the area then Scarness is well placed between Cockermouth and Keswick, two much loved Lakeland towns with so much to offer. Cockermouth is a charming Georgian town with independent shops, cafes, restaurants and a rich literary history being Wordsworth's birthplace. Meanwhile Keswick is the adventure capital of the Lakes with so many outdoor activities on offer that a week will scarcely be enough time to fit everything in. For the less adventurous among you the town is set on picturesque Derwentwater where you can catch one of the stately launches which are a relaxing way to take in the magnificent views. The more culturally inclined could take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake. Alternatively you could just pour a glass of wine and soak up the magnificent views from the cottage of its eponymous fell while keeping an eye out for the rare ospreys that nest nearby. In all, whether you want to cram action and adventure or indulgent relaxation into your break then this is just the place.