If you're looking for a serene and elegant cottage to pass an indulgent break in the Lake District then Willow Barn must be just about the most perfect place you could wish for. Sleeping up to four people in two beautifully decorated bedrooms this stunning cottage is perched in a peaceful hamlet high above picturesque Ullswater offering a magnificent panorama of rolling fields, soaring fell tops and the glistening lake itself. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and decorated with a practised eye for calming colour and luxurious furnishings giving it a cosy and contemporary ambience in which to relax.
If you can tear yourself away from the log fire, Hypnos mattresses and goose down duvets to explore the surroundings then you'll find yourself in a stunning setting offering fantastic walking and cycling opportunities right from the door. The quiet undulating roads make a great workout for cyclists while on foot you can also explore smaller hill walks such as nearby Little Mell Fell or challenge yourself with the Cumbrian giants like mighty Helvellyn. The new Ullswater Way walking route even passes the door. Ullswater is thought by many to be the most picturesque of the Lakes indeed its shores are believed to have provided the inspiration for Wordsworth to pen his most famous poem; Daffodils. Why not explore the lake on one of the stately Ullswater steamers? These heritage vessels are a relaxing way to take in the glorious scenery or open up walks to you on the other side of the lake. Alternatively, for a more hands on approach, why not hire a kayak to explore the lake?
The cottage is also well placed to make the most of the surrounding area. If exploring Cumbria's rich history is of interest then Dalemain, a stately home with glorious gardens and a fascinating past, is just a few miles away. Also nearby you'll find Rheged, an award winning visitor attraction boasting a spa, shops, local art, an artisan deli and a gigantic 3D cinema. There's a fabulous choice of eateries in the area from award winning foodie heaven to a great local pub just a half mile potter from the cottage boasting good home cooked food and its own microbrewery. In short, just 10 minutes from the M6, Willow Barn provides a luxurious and indulgent haven of tranquillity with a world of beauty to explore on the doorstep.
Please note, due to the open plan layout and height of the space, the property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years, including infants.