The Old Post Office Gillerthwaite ref: UK1295

Loweswater, near Cockermouth, Borrowdale and Buttermere in Cumbria

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No pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Newly listed in 2018 and refurbished with great thought and attention to detail, The Old Post Office, Gillerthwaite is situated in the peaceful village of Loweswater. This excellent property has been lovingly renovated and extended to turn what was the original village post office into a memorable home for your next Lake District holiday, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking views the National Park has to offer.
Upstairs you’ll find two very well-furnished double bedrooms, and a beautiful family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and underfloor heating. Each room has gorgeous views. Downstairs you’ll find the real heartbeat of this house with a spacious open plan kitchen, dining room and living room, which benefit from lots of natural daylight thanks to the bi-folding doors that lead out to the garden and patio, as well as from the stunning picture window with its electrically
operated curtains. Or if you just want to retire for a snooze after a long day on the fells the property also features a sitting room, complete with a wood burner for those cosy nights by the fire. There is a twin bedroom also on the ground floor of the property. The owners have really gone to town to ensure guest experience and comfort is at the top of their agenda, and as soon as you arrive at The Old Post Office, Gillerthwaite, you’ll know you’ve made a great choice. The property features ample parking and a large enclosed garden with a lawn and patio, as well as a summerhouse, and garden furniture for soaking up the sun from all sides.
Situated within the Lake District National Park, Loweswater village is located between two beautiful lakes, Loweswater and Crummock Water, both about 1 mile away. The smaller of the two lakes, Loweswater, offers a short walking route around the lake of about 3 miles, just enough to work off that big breakfast and spot the odd red squirrel or two, which are indigenous to the area. You’re also just a 350-yard walk from one of the most famous pub/restaurants in this part of the world. Visitors come from miles around to eat and drink at the inn and you have it almost on your doorstep! Brewing the multi award-winning Loweswater Gold, its a must try to add to your holiday experience list. As you go further down the valley towards Buttermere and Borrowdale you are surrounded by some fantastic walking and cycling routes as well as breathtaking scenery. You have great access to many adventurous fells including Mellbreak and Blake Fell, or if you prefer more of a challenge, Robinson, High Stile, Dale Head and Grasmoor ranging from 2418-2795ft are all within a few miles radius. For shopping and dining you are just 7 miles from the popular town of Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, and if you fancy a trip to Keswick with an abundance of fine dining, bars, shops and restaurants as well as a number of excellent tourist attractions, its just a 10-mile drive over the Whinlatter Pass. Whether you like walking, climbing, cycling, sightseeing, shopping, or simply doing nothing, you can be sure that The Old Post Office, Gillerthwaite is one not to be missed. Beach 11 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 350
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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space:
With bi-fold doors leading to patio.
Living area:
With bluetooth speaker.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, fridge and dishwasher.
Sitting room: With wood burner, 50" Sky Q Smart TV (Sport and Movies package).
Utility room: With microwave, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating (underfloor in some rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and fibre optic broadband included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, summerhouse and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps and a sloping bank in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £200.
  • Nearest town
    Cockermouth
  • Shops
  • Distance
    7½ miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Harrington
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    11.3 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The steep sided Borrowdale Valley extends some 10 miles from its source high in the Scafell Mountains down to the shores of Derwentwater in the Northern Lakes and must be one of the most beautiful landscapes in the British Isles.

Derwentwater itself is ringed by road and footpaths both along the shores and at higher levels, and despite its popularity amongst water sports lovers, the lake always stays peaceful. There is a regular launch service around the lake and is an excellent way to explore the lower valley.

To the south beyond the village of Grange with its double arched bridge dating from 1675 and pretty cottages the wooded valley narrows. Here you will find beautiful riverside walks before opening out into rich pasture land with a cross patch of dry stone walls. At the head of the valley there is Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite, Seathwaite and Seatoller, favourites of walkers and climbers who venture into the dramatic hills and mountains that encircle this area.

Situated alongside the lake from which it takes its name, the village of Buttermere enjoys some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery afforded to the Lake District and is the ideal spot for a tranquil Cumbrian cottage getaway. Buttermere is the most southerly of its nearby sister lakes, Crummock Water and Loweswater. Encircling all three lakes are impressively high fells, over which lies 'Wild Ennerdale', where the National Trust is currently working to encourage wildlife and wilder landscape to flourish. Equidistant between lakes Buttermere and Crummock and a mere 20 minute drive to the shore of Derwentwater, visitors to Buttermere village will also enjoy access to an exciting array of water sports pursuits including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, surfing and windsurfing. Also a mere half hour's drive from the bustling town of Keswick, visitors will be able to take advantage of the many boutique shops, pubs and eateries available at the historic town. With close connections to the likes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, the town's Museum and Art Gallery will also provide the perfect excursion for those interested in the history literature alike. Keswick is also home to the Pencil Museum, the Cars of the Stars Museum the Keswick Mining Museum, the Viridian Galleries and The Puzzling Place, among countless other attractions, so there really is something here for everyone.

Things to do nearby

Buttermere and Crummock Water

If you travel through the Vale of Lorton you will reach beautiful Crummock Water which is then linked to Buttermere by a small beck. These two lakes are ideally located in the heavenly north lakes.

Theatre by the Lake

This theatre is beautifully situated overlooking Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick.

Flat Crags
Flat Crags

If you are looking for a challenge this is the place to go. Here you will find some of the hardest routes in Langdale. Accessed from the Old Dungeon Ghyll it forms the eastern edge of the Great Slab.

Derwentwater

The beautiful lake of Derwentwater is located in the north of the Lake District, and is surrounded by magnificent fells, the Borrowdale Valley and Keswick.

Ashness Bridge

The idyllic setting is one of the most photographed viewpoints in the Lake District, with an amazing view over the lake of Derwentwater towards Keswick and the surrounding fells.

Derwentwater Marina

The River Rothay is a popular place to kayak. The meandering river provides great waters for novices to have a go at this exciting water sport.

Pavey Ark

You will need a whole day for this one, `GoLakes' have described it as a full mountain experience!

Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and was formerly named `The Pikes or `The Pikes of Scawfell'. It features in Wainwrights top six mountains and it's easy to see why.

Green Crag
Green Crag

Situated at the head of Warnscale Bottom (a bothy) this large lump of rock offers a range of routes in a great setting. It can be accessed from Gatesgarth - about 30 minutes walk.

Platty +

This is a family run water sports centre on the shores of Derwentwater. They offer hire and tuition of Canoes, Kayaks, Sailing and Dragonboating. Families, young children, groups and those with special needs all welcome. Tel: 01768 76572

Force Crag Mine

Last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. Explore the processing mill and landscape with a guide.

Borrowdale Valley

South of Keswick you can find the stunning valley of Borrowdale where you will discover the three valleys known as Watendlath, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite.

Lodore Falls

A popular place to visit in the Borrowdale Valley is the Lodore Falls, a waterfall which is formed by the Watendath Beck and is located near the southern end of Derwentwater.

Glaramara Activity Centre

The activity centre of Glaramara is a brilliant place to explore the amazing surrounding environment by doing some exciting outdoor pursuits.

In the Newlands Valley you can find this centre which provides you with a number of great exciting adventures to take part in during your holiday.

Nichol End Marine

AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Wastwater

Wastwater is the deepest lake in the whole of the Lake District with a depth of 260 feet. This is well argued to be one of the most spectacular and beautiful lakes in Cumbria.

Sergeant Crag Slabs

Located in upper Borrowdale this popular crag boasts excellent views from the top. There are plenty of climbs on these compact slabs so even on busy days you should be able to find your own route up.

Bowfell

A beautiful conical shaped mountain (2960 feet) of great character with grassy swards leading to exciting rock block slabs and a deserving centre of climbing and walking attention.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Great Gable

A magnificent hulk (2949 feet) famous lying in the heart of The Lakes and famous for rock climbing.

Keswick Launch

Enjoy a 50 minute cruise around the lake of Derwentwater. Rowing boats and motor boats are also available for the more adventurous! Tel: 01768 772263

High Crag
High Crag

High Crag offers the climber open climbing on excellent rock which is positioned fantastically. It can be chilly here though so take your jacket!

Bowder Stone

Located in the Borrowdale valley near the Grange village is a 2000 ton boulder. It is most unusually placed, balanced on a strange angle.

Napes Needle - Great Gable

Perhaps one of the most striking rock climbing challenges in the Lake District Napes Needle is not for the faint hearted!

Langdale Pikes

The dramatic Langdale Pikes can be found at the head of the Langdale Valley and can often be seen from many miles away overlooking the vale.

Newlands Valley Mines
Newlands Valley Mines

For many centuries, the valley was mined and quarried with the Goldscope mine being one of the most successful and well-known. Found on the lower part of the valley it was a successful mine for the amounts of copper and lead which were extracted. Nice walks can be taken up the valley with spoil heaps from the mines seen when you cross the footbridge over Newlands Beck.

Honister Slate Mine
Honister Slate Mine

First recordings of mining at the Honister Slate Mine dates back to the 1700's, but it is believed it may have started in the Roman or even Pre-Historic era.

Gimmer Crag

This has to be one of the UK's best crags which dominates Mickleden with its grey buttresses and slabs.

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

Bowfell Buttress
Bowfell Buttress

Overlooking the upper reaches of Mickleden this classic mountain crag offers many routes most of which are over 100m in length. It can be chilly, it is north east facing but don't let that put you off.

Scale Force
Scale Force

Scale Force is the highest waterfall in the Lake District. Out of sight in a deep gorge surrounded by trees close to the village of Buttermere it falls for a total of 170 feet! A path to Scale Force begins in tiny Buttermere village and is a rough walk through a tree-lined gorge.

Hemmingways Fishing
Hemmingways Fishing

Unique guided fishing trips and fly casting tuition amongst the beautiful scenery of the Lake District - great if you are not familiar with the area. Tel: 01768 779227

Neckband Crag
Neckband Crag

A hidden gem in upper Langdale this crag features fine groove and crack climbing on excellent rock. It's a bit of a walk (over an hour from the Old Dungeon Ghyll) but it's well worth it!

Goat Crag

This collection of crags opposite Bowderstone Crags on the west side of Borrowdale have many different routes to offer the climber.

Harrop Tarn
Harrop Tarn

A very well kept secret high above the west shore of Thirlmere. Reedy banks and golden water lillies make this is a special place.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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