The Old Cottage dates back to the 17th century but has been completely renovated throughout, combining many original character features with the modern day comforts and conveniences you’d hope for in a wonderful home from home. Once 2 separate dwellings, The Old Cottage now provides fantastic accommodation for 4 people and 1 lucky dog. Through the entrance porch you’ll find the dining room, well equipped kitchen and handy ground floor cloakroom. A couple of steps lead down to the lovely living area which has feature bi-fold doors out to the rear patio garden. The traditional cottage staircase takes you up to the first floor where you’ll find the 2 bedrooms, a king and a twin, both with their own en-suite bathrooms, a real treat.
Staveley is a delightful base for a holiday, ideally positioned between Windermere and Kendal, with the beautiful Kentmere Valley on your doorstep too. Staveley is well catered for with a well stocked village shop, an ice cream parlour, artisan bakers and Wilfs, a cafe popular with walkers. The Dales Way passes through the village so why not take on a section of this 80 mile route? Follow the path as it winds its ways along the River Kent, find a peaceful spot for a riverside picnic lunch before continuing your journey. The Kentmere Valley is a haven for walkers, with plenty of different footpaths and bridleways to explore, as well as some great opportunities for longer days out on the fell tops. After all that exercise, you'll be in need of some refreshments! Staveley has a friendly pub, The Eagle and Child, as well as a modern beer hall at the popular Hawkshead Brewery.
Windermere is less than a 10 minute drive away, making the Village and its neighbour Bowness a great choice for a day out. Enjoy a cruise around the lake, indulge in some retail therapy or visit some of the many different attractions on offer, including The World of Beatrix Potter. For an evening out, head to Ambleside, a scenic 20 minute drive away, where you can treat yourselves to dinner and a movie at Zeffirellis with its multiscreen cinema. For a day of culture, head into Kendal and visit the Brewery Arts Centre; take in a play or film, or partake in one of the many day courses offered here. A walk round the ruins of Kendal Castle is a must for anyone interested in local history or spend a fascinating afternoon at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry.