Grange Country House Holiday Cottages - Lorna’s At The Grange ref: UK11565
Loweswater, near Cockermouth, Borrowdale and Buttermere in Cumbria
Garden / Patio
Decorated at Christmas
Entrance Ramp/Level Access
Parking - On Site
This spacious ground floor apartment has been converted from part of a grand, stone-built cottage dating back to the 1600s and is perfect for a country retreat in Loweswater. Lorna’s at The Grange is newly listed for 2019 and features a comfortable double bedroom which has been tastefully decorated with neutral décor and complemented with high quality furnishings. Just along the hall is a shower room and a spacious kitchen/dining room. The living room with flatscreen TV completes the picture. This apartment is set within mature landscaped grounds and offers superb views across the countryside towards Loweswater. You can catch a glimpse of the lake from the grounds and where better to stay than this virtually unspoilt part of The Lake District National Park.
The properties are located just 600 yards from the lake and are accessed along a quiet country lane. Loweswater is one of the smallest lakes in the Lake District with the village of Loweswater being set on the banks of the lake itself. Nestled in a wooded valley in The Vale of Lorton, it is the first link in a chain of lakes including Crummock Water and Buttermere. If you like to explore and enjoy walking, hiking, climbing or cycling, you have a vast expanse of natural Lakeland scenery to explore, including many of the 214 Wainwright peaks within easy reach. Some of the lower fells include Low Fell, Blake Fell and Gravel Fell to the west, with Mellbreak to the south and to the east. There are some more challenging routes around Grasmoor at 2,795ft. The area boasts beautiful flora and fauna as well as an abundance of wildlife including buzzards, kestrels, ospreys and red squirrels. A trip to Loweswater wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the local hostelry, 2 miles, famous for its great food and award winning beer, ’Loweswater Gold’.
The surrounding area has many attractions and places to visit. The popular town of Cockermouth is just 7 miles away. With a delightful selection of independent shops, restaurants, coffee shops, delicatessens and pubs serving a variety of craft ales, it makes a great day out. It’s also the birthplace of William Wordsworth and home the famous Jennings Brewery, nestled beneath the castle walls. If you fancy a day at the seaside, you have a great beach at St Bees Head, 13 miles, with a long stretch of golden sand and plenty of great walking and cycling routes. For golfers there are a number of courses in the area, the nearest being Workington, 7 miles. Whinlatter Forest, 8 miles, has some gentle family cycling trails, or high adrenaline tree top adventure at Go Ape. Or continue along the Whinlatter Pass to Keswick, 12 miles, to find everything this bustling town has to offer. The Lake District Wildlife Park at Bassenthwaite, 11 miles, offers a really wild day out with over 100 species of wild animals. Whether you want peace and quiet, woodland walks, adventurous climbing, picturesque scenery or just a great base for walking or cycling, this is the ideal base. Beach 13 miles. Shop 5¼ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Lorna’s at the Grange can be booked together with Jose’s at the Grange (UK1353) and Lucy’s at the Grange (UK11519) to accommodate up to 13 guests.
Living room: With 25’’ Freeview TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Nearest railway stationWorkington
Railway station distance9.5 miles
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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
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.
This theatre is beautifully situated overlooking Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will need a whole day for this one, `GoLakes' have described it as a full mountain experience!
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.
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.
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
Last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. Explore the processing mill and landscape with a guide.
South of Keswick you can find the stunning valley of Borrowdale where you will discover the three valleys known as Watendlath, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A magnificent hulk (2949 feet) famous lying in the heart of The Lakes and famous for rock climbing.
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 offers the climber open climbing on excellent rock which is positioned fantastically. It can be chilly here though so take your jacket!
Located in the Borrowdale valley near the Grange village is a 2000 ton boulder. It is most unusually placed, balanced on a strange angle.
Perhaps one of the most striking rock climbing challenges in the Lake District Napes Needle is not for the faint hearted!
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.
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.
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.
This has to be one of the UK's best crags which dominates Mickleden with its grey buttresses and slabs.
`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.
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 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.
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
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!
This collection of crags opposite Bowderstone Crags on the west side of Borrowdale have many different routes to offer the climber.
A very well kept secret high above the west shore of Thirlmere. Reedy banks and golden water lillies make this is a special place.
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