If you are looking for a secluded, quiet cottage with fabulous walking right from the door then look no further than characterful Tyta Alba (which means barn owl - see if you can spot any during your stay!). Surrounded by farmland and fells in the beautiful Kentmere valley this is a perfect location to get away from it all - and the views are beautiful in all directions. Sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms, this spacious cottage is full of original features and quirky corners. Choose from two contrasting living rooms, a cosy, low ceilinged snug or a big double height room converted from a barn, both have log-burners for cosy evenings around the fire. The kitchen is bright and well equipped with a large slate topped island unit and an Aga. There is a bathroom and a shower room plus a beautifully finished spa area with sauna, shower, basin and seating - true luxury.
Outside the large garden wraps right around the house with areas of lawn, shrubs, trees and wilder areas to explore, the patio at the back of the cottage has seating and a firepit perfect for barbeques. Seek out the bench at the front of the cottage which is a lovely spot from which to spend some quiet time enjoying the view down the valley. Kentmere is a peaceful valley and there are plenty of opportunities to get out on foot or on two wheels to explore the valley and it's surrounding fells. Footpaths lead up the valley to Kentmere reservoir and down the valley towards Staveley as well as many routes heading up to the higher and lower fells.
Heading out of the valley there is plenty to do for all the family. Staveley Mill Yard caters for all tastes being home to a brewery, an artisan bakery and an ice cream parlour and the pretty village of Staveley also has a station giving access to Kendal and Windermere. Kendal is a historic market town with a great range of independent shops whilst Windermere is the gateway to the lake of the same name. Windermere offers lots of opportunities for getting out on the water, from the large Lake Cruisers linking the many attractions around the lake to rowing boats, canoes and small motor boats for hire for private expeditions. The southern Lake District, western Yorkshire Dales and the enigmatic coastline of Morecombe Bay are all yours to explore.