The Pelican Dairy is a delightful cottage for 2, located in the charming village of Greystoke near Ullswater. Inside this wonderful cottage is a fantastic open plan living-dining room, well equipped kitchen and great ground floor shower room. Stairs lead up to the spacious kingsize bedroom on the galleried mezzanine. French doors leads from the living area out to the pretty cottage garden that has a lovely patio area with a table and chairs. There's also parking for 1 car and bike storage available, ideal for making the most of the surrounding country roads on 2 wheels.
Easily accessible from both the M6 and A66 but still peacefully tucked away from the hustle and bustle, you really have got the best of both worlds with the pretty village of Greystoke. There are a variety of walks you can do from The Pelican Dairy without using the car; take in country lanes, rural footpaths and bridleways and explore this lesser-known corner of Cumbria. Greystoke itself has a popular village pub, Post Office and outdoor pool (seasonal opening). The market town of Penrith is just a 10-minute drive away and offers a range of independent shops as well as supermarkets and places to eat. In the other direction you'll find Keswick, one of the most popular towns of the northern Lake District.
Greystoke itself has a castle that dates back to 12th century; though this one is private, there are plenty of other historic country houses to visit nearby from Dalemain and Hutton-in-the-Forest to Lowther Castle, an intriguing facade of a bygone era. The nature reserve at nearby Eycott Hill in the neighbouring village of Berrier is a lovely low level walk with stunning views of the surrounding Lakeland fells. Head to Ullswater for a day at, in or on the water. Enjoy a lakeside picnic, wild swim or hire a canoe. You can always hitch a ride on the stately steamer if you'd rather somebody else did the hard work!