Set separately, this boutique designer cottage oozes luxury and Lakeland style with walls of glass admiring the tranquil setting, and a spacious, covered balcony overlooking the peaceful view. The cottage lies at the foot of the Kentmere Valley and is set in the secluded informal three-acre gardens of Mirefoot, complete with arboretum and wildlife pond and meadow. If searching for romantic relaxation and escapism on the doorstep of ever popular Windermere, look no more?
A stunning newly-built private spa facility a few yards from your doorstep, for the exclusive use of guests of Mirefoot cottages. Highlights include the fantastic 16 metre indoor pool with wrap-around walls of bi-folding glass doors opening onto the glorious gardens / steam room / sauna and gym. Also you can book the Treatment Room for massage and beauty treatments.
Accommodation in detail:
Kirkstone is a Lake District bolt-hole designed with comfort in mind. This cottage is on one level (with a single step into the double bedroom), and entered via a partially covered patio so that you can sit out and listen to the birds, even in the rain. Enter into the open plan kitchen/living space, with warming wood burner, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and walls of glass. The twin/double bedroom has an en-suite bath and shower, and French doors leading to a private patio. The characterful double bedroom has an exposed stone wall and an en-suite shower.
It's hard to describe the magic of this location; at the foot of Kentmere Valley approached by a maze of picturesque lanes. Even when explored by car, this area is one of the Lake District's most beautiful with Lake Windermere and the village of Windermere only 15 minutes away... and from your classy pad you'll enjoy beautiful views throughout your stay. The nearest village is Staveley, which places you at the heart of a real Lakeland community. This pretty village lies at the gateway to the Kentmere Valley, in a convenient location between Kendal and Windermere.Staveley is alive with artisan crafts and art galleries, but it's also an absolute treat for foodies. In the Staveley Mill Yard, you'll find the famous More, Artisan Bakery, the popular walkers' cafe 'Wilf's Cafe' and also the award-winning Hawkshead Brewery and Beer Hall (selling 'beer tapas' bar food.) You'll have to try them all! The perfect Lake District pub is the Eagle & Child - one of the most highly-regarded pubs in the area and a perfect choice for a bar meal out.Closer to home is the Handsome micro-brewery of Bowston overlooking the picturesque river Kent, a 20 minute walk. To stock up your kitchen and explore further afield, you only need drive a few miles on the A591 to Windermere village. There, you'll find a high class Booths supermarket and many other useful shops. From Windermere village, the A591 provides your main route into the heart of the Lakes, making this cottage's setting a very convenient Lake District holiday base.Only 15 minutes from Windermere and Bowness, 15 minutes from Kendal and twenty minutes from the Yorkshire Dales you'll find something for everyone. The Gateway Inn and the Plumgarths Farm shop and cafe are a short distance away.
About the location
Windermere 8 miles.
A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.