|Short breaks||From £180||Prices||view details|
|2 person discount||No||Fire/Woodburner||Yes|
Set in the absolute heart of Beatrix Potter country, within less than 3 miles to Hawkshead and 1 mile to Lake Windermere and the ferry, this delightful country Lakeland cottage is perfectly placed for an enjoyable holiday. The cottage is furnished with a cosy country charm, and includes an open fire, wooden beams and peaceful views over the surrounding countryside. There are well known country pubs close by and the small rural village store (seasonal) caters for everything you forgot to pack. The friendly local milkman also provides milk and a wide range of supplies (daily).
This spacious yet cosy 3 storey cottage has underfloor heating on the ground floor, and on the upper levels electric thermostatic radiators, and an immersion heater for hot water. The added bonus is a real log/coal fire in the living room, that works a traditional back boiler, if you wish.
Kitchen/dining area: With underfloor heating, a spacious, well equipped country style kitchen/dining area, with large oak dining table, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher.
Lounge: Upstairs, but also at ground level is a large lounge with big comfortable sofas, an open fire, TV, DVD .
Bedroom 1: Cosy double bedroom with quality, colour coordinated linens, cushions and throws.
Bedroom 2: Cosy bunk room with quality, colour co-ordinated linens, cushions and throws.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
All electric and bed linen included. Cot, high chair available. Coal and logs not provided - can be purchased locally
Outside there is a small patio area with a garden bench and potted plants.There is a private/dedicated parking space at the end of the cottage for up to two vehicles. This is clearly marked as private parking for Letterbox Cottage. Fantastic location for lots of fabulous Lakeland walks. For the keen golfer there are good golf courses in the surrounding area and the nearby Esthwaite Water offers Trout fishing for the novice and advanced.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960
|Nearest town||Hawkshead||Shops||5 yards|
|Distance||3 1/2 miles||Restaurant||100 yards|
|Nearest railway station||Windermere||Pub||120 yards|
|Distance||5 miles (via ferry)||Lake||1 1/2 miles|
The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.
A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children’s story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell’s tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht ‘Gondola’ which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.
Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and ‘Brantwood’ on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.
Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.
The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780’s William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children’s books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.
Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.
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From £180 for 3 nights
Call us: 01228 599960
A very high standard holiday cottage with everything we expected, lovely & clean & very well equipped. The woodburner kept the property lovely and warm, although very little initial supply of wood. The underfloor heating in the kitchen was lovely! I particularly liked having the key box for entry to property as did not have to worry about time of arrival. The pub was literally over the road & with good food & friendly staff.
Minor point - a radio would be good in the kitchen - I like to sing when I'm cooking!! The cottage was brilliant - spacious, lovely views from all windows, cosy, great shower. Excellent location for mountain biking straight from the door. Would stay again.
Would book Letterbox again, that says it all.
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