Lowther Cottage ref: UK1140

Lowther, near Penrith, Ullswater Area

4 Stars

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Max sleeps
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Bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
2
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Pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Lowther Cottage is a charming Grade II* listed terraced cottage in the Lake District National Park on the edge of the Lowther Castle Estate. This delightful workers cottage was built in the 1770s and is situated in a conservation village designed by the renowned architect Robert Adam for the 1st Earl of Lonsdale. One of a collection of pretty sandstone cottages set around lawned courtyards, the cottage has a listed status, and the charm and character of this historic property is retained and evident today. Lowther Cottage is furnished in a delightful mix of contemporary and traditional décor to offer a most appealing holiday home. An enclosed patio area just off the kitchen offers space to sit and enjoy dining al fresco. Cyclists keen to take advantage of the fabulous routes in the area will appreciate the bike storage facilities. A short distance from the pretty village of Askham, Lowther Village is ideally situated for exploring Ullswater, Keswick and enjoying the delights of the Northern Lakes. Alternatively, the beautiful Eden Valley is on the doorstep for walks, breathtaking scenery and villages offering Cumbrian hospitality at its finest, with the market town of Penrith 4 miles away.
Lowther model village was said to have been built in order to move the original village and thus improve the view from Lowther Castle. A visitor attraction in itself, the Lowther Estate offers guests a wealth of experiences, including Lowther Castle with its stunning Gothic profile, and the extensive gardens and picturesque grounds running down to the River Lowther. Annual events include 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 a capacity crowd of music lovers. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request).
Shower room 1: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and beams.
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Bedroom 3: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (can be kingsize on request) and beams.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot. External store with freezer. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. 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

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.

Sailing on Ullswater

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 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

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.

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