Honeypot Cottage, Langdale
Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 4
Just as sweet as the name suggests, this chic Lakeland retreat takes a picture-postcard setting overlooking the Langdale Valley.
This historic row of cottages was built in 1860, close to the sleepy village of Chapel Stile with its handy shop and excellent country pub. Step inside Honeypot Cottage, and you'll fall in love with the traditional character but instantly soak up the contemporary luxuries of a meticulous restoration. Couples will cosy up by the woodburner after a day spent walking in the valley, there is a sophisticated cottage kitchen, and the master bedroom is a real treat with French antique bed, traditional window shutters and an unforgettable view to the surrounding mountains.
Accommodation in detail
Enter to the traditional lounge with superb fell views, original slate floor, woodburning stove and luxurious leather furnishings.
The designer kitchen / dining room is perfectly formed and finished with granite, leading directly onto the fell through a rear door. The luxury house bathroom is on this level, with shower over bath. Upstairs to the romantic king-size bedroom with French antique brass bed, traditional shutters and a superb outlook. The second bedroom is also beautifully furnished, providing 2 full-size single beds.
This fabulous self-catering holiday cottage in Chapel Stile is a rare treat, just a few minutes' stroll from the tiny village's general store, cafe, historic church and pub restaurant. Chapel Stile's Wainwright's Inn is a quintessential Lake District pub, with flagged floors, real Lakeland ale and cosy open fire.
Chapel Stile is located in the blissfully unspoilt Langdale Valley, past Elterwater village and tarn. But despite the remote-feeling atmosphere, Chapel Stile village is only 4 miles from Ambleside, a vibrant Lakeland village on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. There you'll find sophisticated shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants, plenty of choice for an evening out and tempting delis for stocking up the kitchen. Ambleside's tourist information centre is also a useful port of call.
From Ambleside at Waterhead Pier, you can take a steamer cruise on Lake Windermere to visit Bowness or Lakeside - two other popular Lake District holiday destinations.
From your holiday cottage in the Langdale Valley you'll enjoy a wealth of walking in every direction. From leisurely strolls to Elterwater tarn, to challenging routes on the famous Langdale Pikes, walkers will be spoilt for choice. From Chapel Stile, a pleasant first outing takes you down the peaceful road running into the Langdale Valley, arriving at the Old Dungeon Ghyll walkers' bar. There you'll find the perfect place to soak up the remote and unspoilt scenery for the first time.