Dove Tail Barn, Bowness
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
What a find! This chic and unique couples' hideaway takes the form of a converted Lakeland barn, nestled in rural bliss and overlooking the lush Lyth Valley. Found down a leafy lane, backing onto 'bluebell carpeted' woodland, Dove Tail Barn has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, warm rugs on elegant slate floors, Villeroy & Bosch wet room and a superbly romantic sky-lit bedroom. The woodburning stove will keep you cosy on evenings in, but you'll probably be tempted out to one of your enviable locals - The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank are two of the Lake District's finest. You'll enjoy leisurely strolls down country lanes, spectacular hikes from your doorstep and still only a 20 minute drive to Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Accommodation in detail
A long driveway leads to the barn, with parking by the log store. Enter via the stylish kitchen, with slate floor, matching slate worktops and everything you'll need for dining in. The lounge / dining room incorporates the barn door, with deep-cushioned furnishings, rug and woodburning stove. The Villeroy & Bosch luxury wet room is on this floor. Upstairs to the romantic double bedroom, with a magnificent Scandinavian king sized bed, sky lights and mood lighting.
For a truly romantic holiday in the Lake District, this self-catering property in the Lyth Valley is something really special. Away from the busier areas, but still only 20 minutes from Bowness, you'll find complete tranquility and relaxation in this beautiful rural area.
The Lyth Valley is located to the east of Lake Windermere, overlooked by the famous Lake District walks on Scout Scar and Whitbarrow Scar. The sheltered valley is famous for its damson orchards, which give rise to gorgeous white blossom in spring.
The landscapes are scattered with country homes and rural Lake District cottages, as well as a choice of several acclaimed Lake District country pubs, such as The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank. A romantic walk nearby is the ascent of Gummers How, which offers simply wonderful views of Lake Windermere from the top. The Cartmel Fell tarns walk is also a lovely afternoon's worth, starting at Bowland Bridge's historic church.