Birkett House, Troutbeck
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 6
A magnificent seventeenth century property, in a little cluster of four hundred year old houses and barns. Spacious accommodation with exposed beams, an open fire, oak flooring and slate kitchen. Completely refurbished and under new ownership for 2012. Birkett House Provides luxury accommodation in a quiet rural setting, but is only a five minute drive from Windermere and Ambleside. The village post office across the road is one of the last of it's kind and two excellent village pubs are a short stroll away. There is great walking in all directions from the door.
Accommodation in Detail
Cars are parked at the rear of the property, where a large slate roofed porch area leads to an entrance hall with hanging space for walking gear. A spacious lounge with open fire, TV and comfy sofas leads out to a pretty cottage garden. A second lounge leads off the first. There are cupboards with games, books and maps. A well equipped kitchen opens to the dining room. There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor. One has an en-suite bathroom, one an en-suite toilet and there is a family bathroom. Bedding is high quality Egyptian cotton.
At the start of the dramatic Kirkstone Pass, a famous Lake District drive, the Troutbeck Valley is a haven of peaceful grazing land, scattered rural homes and pretty woodlands. Surrounded by Lakeland Fells, the area is a prime location for self-catering visitors who enjoy walking, photography and scenic drives. Troutbeck village itself has two traditional Lakeland pubs serving local ale and satisfying food. Despite the air of tranquility and escape, Troutbeck is only a 5 minutes drive from the shops, facilities, restaurants and entertainments of Windermere and Ambleside, as well as the main routes through the Lake District.