Rose Cottage (Lakeside), Lakeside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
All the character of a traditional Lakeland cottage, all the style of a chic country retreat. Rose Cottage stands in the sought-after hamlet of Lakeside, at the peaceful southern tip of Lake WIndermere. Step inside, and the air of tranquillity continues. Soothing colours, sinking leather furnishings, luxurious bathroom and fabulous open fire...all set on a stunning combination of traditional slate and wooden floors. One or two couples, family or friends will find this an enchanting escape at any time of year, with lake cruises and country pubs only a stroll away. Walks are in abundance from the cottage, including the delightful route to High Dam as shown in the photograph on the website, and the idyllic Tarn Hows circular walk.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for two cars right outside your cottage.
Entrance porch and hallway with slate flagged floor; the living space is truly relaxing and the warming open fire sets the mood. The kitchen has all you need and then upstairs to the two king size bedrooms and that superb bathroom, this is a place to unwind properly after a day on the fells...
At the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, the small hamlet of Lakeside enjoys a wonderfully peaceful setting with both the Lakeside and Swan Hotels serving tempting distractions on your doorstep together with superb leisure club facilities. Lush green countryside, scattered with pretty tarns and embracing all the elegance of the lake and river shores.
Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Lakeside Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Bowness and Ambleside - two popular Lake District holiday destinations that you'll love to explore during your stay. Each has a wide range of shops and attractions, so why not do your shopping trip by boat?
Lakeside is home to two fantastic Lake District attractions; the freshwater Lakes Aquarium and one end of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - take a short trip on a traditional steam train. Historic sites such as Scott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Holker Hall & Gardens are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
To your north west, you'll approach the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter via peaceful country lanes. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey. Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach the enchanting village of Hawkshead - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre. For some of the best mountain biking territory you will find Grizedale Forrest a must.