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Little Orchard

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041352)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Karniol

    “We have had a fantastic stay at Little Orchard.”

    Great house - great garden. We will be back.

    Great house - great garden. We will be back.

    - Mrs Karniol, Jul 2019

The property

Little Orchard is a superb detached Lakeland property set in the heart of this picturesque hamlet, yet benefits from a secluded position within its beautiful grounds to maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views. Situated in the Lyth Valley, which was recently featured in Lonely Planet's Beautiful World Book, which showcases some of the most beautiful places from around the globe, Little Orchard really is in a most beautiful part of the Lake District. == The property enjoys mostly upside-down accommodation so the living rooms gaze out over the panoramic views and the large windows flood the interior with light. The interior is also warmed by a traditional wood-burning stove, furnished for relaxation and finished with true country flair, creating a sociable retreat in this sublime setting. Nestling within the pretty hamlet of Crosthwaite, found only a short drive from Bowness-on-Windermere, circumscribed by green and luscious countryside. Equipped with four bedrooms, 3 king-size and one double, two of the king size enjoy their own en-suite facility and a third bathroom and separate cloakroom / 4th WC / wash basin – so no queuing! The living areas are quirky and flooded with light, the warming living room, complete with wood-burner and a view to die open to the dining room plus separate kitchen / breakfast room. Outside the delightful patio garden provides the ideal spot for morning coffee, or a glass or two before dinner! You are surrounded by fabulous walking territory and only 500 yards away from an excellent pub / restaurant, The Punch Bowl Inn, and never too far from the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. Perfect! Accommodation in detail Little Orchard has private parking right outside for 4 cars and there is a useful garage too, ideal for bikes, canoes etc. entrance onto the upper level and a first look at that beautiful view from the upper slate terrace; entrance hall with cloakroom / 4th WC / wash basin. On this level you will find the living room with wall of glass overlooking the garden and views, a relaxing space with warming wood-burner for cosy nights in; the living room is open to the dining room, a great place for formal gatherings and conversation late into the night! The breakfast kitchen has all you may need with access to the garden. Also on this upper level are two bedrooms; a king size with en-suite shower room and a double. Downstairs to lower ground level are two further king size bedrooms; one with dressing area, and the second with en-suite shower room. There is also the house bathroom with bath and shower attachment. Outside are the grounds surrounding Little Orchard and a wonderful place to dine al fresco on sunny days. Please be vigilant with little children as there is a small pond on the front terraced garden area. Location This superb Lake District holiday property in Crosthwaite has a stunning rural location, off the beaten track but surprisingly convenient and easily accessible from the M6. You'll find a renowned and award-winning Lake District country pub, The Punchbowl, in Crosthwaite village, as well as a delightful old church to explore. Crosthwaite is a small community in the north of the Lyth Valley, between Kendal and Lake Windermere. The area is renowned for its lush green landscapes, wonderful walks, peaceful country lanes, pretty woodlands and prized damson harvest - which gives rise to stunning damson blossom in spring. Only a ten minute drive takes you past the Windermere Golf Club to bustling Bowness village on Lake Windermere's eastern shore, where you'll find sophisticated shops, endless boating activities, Lake District family attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter, and a range of options for evening entertainment. From traditional Lakeland pubs to trendy tapas bars, cinema, theatre and nightclub, there's something for every taste. From Bowness Bay, you can hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a great way to explore while soaking up the scenery. If you'd prefer to explore the wider Lake District by car, perhaps to seek out walking routes, the A591 leads easily from Windermere village to Ambleside, Rydal Water, historic Grasmere and beyond. With stress-free journeys and easy navigation from your rural Lake District holiday cottage, the highlights of the Lake District National Park are within easy reach.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 4 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with ensuite, 1 x king size, 1 x double, lounge, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar, cloakroom with 4th WC and wash basin, patio, garden and private parking for 4 cars.
  • Magnificent panoramic views, WI-FI, oil central heating, wood-burning stove, 2 en-suite shower rooms, house bathroom, cloakroom / 4th WC / wash basin, electric oven & halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge & separate freezer, washing machine and separate tumble dryer in garage, patio / garden with furniture, no pets, private parking for 4 cars, garage / bike storage and Visit England 4 star rated.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

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