Smithy Cottage is one of our NEW COTTAGES!
Located on the outskirts of Satterthwaite, a peaceful rural hamlet between Coniston and Windermere, is Smithy Cottage, a beautiful home from home for 4/5 guests and 1 lucky dog. On the fringe of the Grizedale Forest, backing onto ancient woodland, you can ‘get away from it all’, embark on a number of wonderful walks and cycle routes right from your front door, or enjoy a more action packed holiday in the forest which offers Go Ape, zip wiring and Segway experiences.The village of Satterthwaite is about 1.5 miles from Smithy Cottage. It has a popular Lakeland pub with a fantastic beer garden looking out over the stunning scenery of Grizedale, perfect for refreshments after a day out exploring. The market town of Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel, has an impressive selection of local independent shops, traditional pubs and restaurants, along with fabulous attractions such as the world’s only Laurel and Hardy museum. The nearby village of Hawkshead is wonderfully quaint, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets. Visitors like to see the Grammar School, where in the 1780’s William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry.
Why not catch the ferry from Hawkshead to Windermere? Indulge in some retail therapy, treat yourself to a coffee and delicious homemade cake in one of the quirky cafes or enjoy a lakeside stroll at beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere, just a 5 minute walk from Windermere Village. Spend a day exploring around wonderful Coniston. Learn all about Donald Campbell's water speed record attempts on Coniston Water at the village's Ruskin Museum, or enjoy a ride on the majestic Steam Yacht Gondola to enjoy the water at a more sedate pace. For avid fell walkers, the mighty Coniston Old Man is a must and your efforts will be well rewarded with stunning views from the top. If you fancy some fun on the water you can hire boats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards at one of the boating centres on both Windermere and Coniston waters or for something more exhilarating take to Lake Windermere for waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding.
Whatever the time of year and whatever you choose to do on your holiday, Smithy Cottage is the perfect choice for your escape to the South Lakes.