Thorntrees is a large cottage, sleeping up to ten guests across five comfortable bedrooms and is located in the peaceful village of Ennerdale Bridge. The cottage has views of the surrounding Herdus, Banner, Crag, Knockmurton and Grike fells and is a perfect retreat for groups of families or friends to use as a base to launch into the Lake District. Ennerdale Water is 20 minutes' walk from the cottage and similarly accessible are walking routes up Grike, Cragg and Bowness Fells. The Fox and Hounds pub and the Shepherd's Arms Hotel both serve local ales and great food. A stone's throw from the cottage is The Gather, a community-owned and run cafe and shop offering excellent coffee, speciality teas, homemade cakes, cookies, sandwiches and soups.
Ennerdale is one of the quietest and most remote valleys in the Lake District. The long deep lake provides a habitat for several rare species. Tall mountains tower over the lake whilst the head of the valley is forested and home to many species including deer, badgers, rare breed Belted Galloway cattle and red squirrels. Thorntrees is perfectly located for exploring Ennerdale whilst remaining within scenic driving distance of other Lake District highlights including Cockermouth, Loweswater, Buttermere and the Cumbrian coastline. There are plenty of family friendly attractions including the Lake District Wildlife Park near Bassenthwaite, an aquarium in Maryport, Go Ape at Whinlatter and the Ravenglass railway in Eskdale.