16 Lowther Village ref: UK1222

Lowther, near Penrith, Ullswater Area

4 Stars

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2
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Bathrooms
1
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Pets
1
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Sitting in the grounds of the Lowther Castle Estate, just within the Lake District National Park, 16 Lowther Village is found in a former estate workers ‘village’ of pretty sandstone cottages. Built in the 1770s, this terraced cottage is Grade II* listed and set in lawned courtyards designed by the renowned architect Robert Adam for the 1st Earl of Lonsdale. Occupying a prominent position in the village, this two-storey cottage has been sympathetically restored using traditional techniques and materials together with environmentally friendly and sustainable energy sources. The dual aspect living room with solid oak floor benefits from a wood burning stove and has been stylishly furnished with a contemporary feel. With a well-stocked library, numerous board games and even a Wii - there’s something for everyone! Outside, the enclosed patio is a fantastic sun trap, perfect for relaxing in after an exhilarating day walking in the fells. Upstairs the bedrooms reflect the contemporary décor and are stylishly furnished to a minimalist taste, and beds are dressed with luxurious 600 thread count linen. A larger than average landing provides the perfect space for children (or adults!) to relax on the sofa and play on the Xbox.
Stunning Lowther Castle sits in extensive gardens, and its grounds run down to the River Lowther. Just a short walk from the cottage, it is an increasingly popular visitor attraction in itself, with the Lowther Estate offering guests of all ages a wealth of experiences. Families of younger children will particularly enjoy the Hidden Garden. The estate offers events throughout the year, with the Lowther Show held every August, a family orientated traditional country fair, and Kendal Calling, an annual music festival held every July with hundreds of bands entertaining many thousands of music lovers.
Head through the Lowther Estate, either by car or on foot, through the glorious grounds to the nearby village of Askham, with Pooley Bridge just a short drive away, just one of the popular villages dotted on the edges of Lake Ullswater. Lowther is ideally placed for the market towns of Keswick and Penrith, and a perfect base for enjoying the delights of the northern Lakes. Alternatively, the beautiful Eden Valley is on the doorstep for walks, fabulous scenery and villages offering Cumbrian hospitality at its finest, with traditional pubs, village bakeries and coffee shops offering home bakes to enjoy. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, Bose SoundLink speaker, Wii and oak floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.

First floor

Landing: With Freeview TV and Xbox.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source heat pump, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Outhouse with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed patio. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Penrith
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles

About the local area

Ullswater is the Lake District's second largest lake at nine miles long. Located in the eastern side of Cumbria, it bends and twists its way through dramatic mountain scenery on one side and a gently curving shoreline of green fields and woodland on the other.

Boating centres and marinas nestle unobtrusively on the lake edge, perfect for the water sports enthusiasts, or visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery from one of the steamers that have sailed the lake since 1855.

Many of the Lake District's many walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge. Or for the less energetic there are many low-level walks through beautiful countryside.

Of note is Glenridding which sits on the south western shore and is surrounded by the fells with wonderful scenic views. Pooley Bridge on the northern shore, with its 16th Century Bridge, Lakeland greystone houses and quaint teashops and Patterdale just to the south of Ullswater, cradled by mountains.

Things to do nearby

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

Lakeland Boat Hire

Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800

Sailing on Ullswater

On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing.

Park Foot Pony Trekking

Park Foot is situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater and provides a brilliant place to do some Pony Trekking around the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. All pony treks are fully supervised so it is a brilliant adventure no matter what your experience

Lake Ullswater

Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length of seven and a half miles and a width of _ mile.

Rheged

Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Gowbarrow Crag
Gowbarrow Crag

Just above Pooley Bridge and easily accessible from the roadside Gowbarrow is south facing and offers some really worthwhile climbs on the middle crag.

Aira Force

On the northern side of the lake, a short walk from the lake shore you can find one of the Lake District's most stunning and famous waterfalls.

Walking up Hallin Fell

To experience one of the best panoramic views of Lake Ullswater, you should hike up Hallin Fell which is situated mid way down the lake and is part of the well known `kink' in the length of the waters.

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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