Mistal is the larger of two adjacent properties that have been created from a historic 16th century barn situated in the lovely rolling countryside of the south Lake District and close to the popular village of Cartmel. This superb barn conversion carefully incorporates many original characterful features including with contemporary living that has placed the living accommodation on the first floor, to offer the best views, and the bedrooms on the lower ground floor.
The spacious open plan living accommodation offers a comfortable place to relax and dine and is complemented by a choice of two bedrooms.
The village of Cartmel is only a five-minute drive away and offers a great choice of wonderful foodie shops, great pubs and the award winning, Michelin starred, L’enclume. With a great choice of local walks, historic properties, activities for all the family and easy access to the mountains of the south Lakes, Mistal is a superb choice, whatever the time of year.
Accommodation In Detail
Stepping from the courtyard through the main entrance hall, the front door of Mistal opens to this welcoming home. Stairs lead to the bright and spacious open plan, living / kitchen / dining room that incorporates the beautiful lofty beams and the pretty barn window with handmade shutters.
Comfortable leather sofas are arranged around the TV and benefit from the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
The spacious fitted oak kitchen incorporates integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and an electric oven and hob. A generous family dining table is the ideal place to plan your day over breakfast or to enjoy a family dinner in the evening.
Returning to the lower ground floor the final slate steps lead to the well-appointed bedrooms and take your choice of the dual aspect king size room or a twin-bedded room. The bedrooms are complemented from am excellent family shower room with large walk in shower, basin and WC. The property also benefits from an additional WC.
Back outside, Mistal benefits from a small patio area with picnic table and private parking for one car.
A laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer are shared with the neighbouring property as it the electric car charging point.
The southern end of Lake Windermere is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, being much quieter than the busier Lake District holiday destinations further up the lake. However, you're very close to the hamlet of Lakeside and Lakeside Pier, where the famous Lake Windermere steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Ambleside - a wonderful way to explore these areas without driving.
There are some lovely walks in the area, such as Wainwright's Finsthwaite Heights route from Newby Bridge. The route approaches High Dam - a picturesque tarn that you might just have to yourselves on quieter days. You'll also find several Lake District family attractions within easy reach. Also at Lakeside is the Lakes Aquarium - a fresh water aquarium displaying local wildlife. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway offers an opportunity to take a short trip on a restored traditional steam train.
Lake District historic sites such as Holker Hall and Gardens, Cartmel Priory, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
This unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty on the fringe of the Lake District National Park is only a five minute drive away
Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory Church. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day.
Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume. Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings.
All this and the famous Cartmel racecourse providing national hunt racing in its most original format is just off the centre of the village square. With its party crowds and funfair, Cartmel rekindles the social gathering tradition of the original steeple to steeple chases.
About the location
Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.
The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.