Nestled beneath Scout Scar on the edge of the Lyth Valley is the tiny hamlet of Brigsteer, where some of the most secluded cottage holidays in Cumbria are on offer all year round.
Known historically as Byggstere, the village can be found just off the A591, three miles south-west of Kendal, and the views in and around the village can be spectacular throughout the year. In winter, great snowy peaks rise up on the horizon, casting a white glare across the valley that seems to light up the village of Brigsteer, while in summer everything turns green and glistens under the blue skies above.
Visitors to Brigsteer are encouraged to get the very best views in the village by climbing Scout Scar and gazing out across mile upon mile of serene South Lakes landscapes. After that, the Wheatsheaf pub will beckon tired legs to come and rest in front of open fires, with gourmet, home-cooked food on the menu and local ales and fine wines behind the bar.
Brigsteer is just nine miles from Lake Windermere, making it a perfect place to get away from the crowds and explore as much of the Lake District as your heart desires.