Bowness-on-Windermere 3.7 miles. Residing near the peaceful village of Winster near Bowness-on-Windermere is this delightful semi-detached house, Greenbank Cottage. Boasting stunning views of a lush valley within the Lake District National Park and within easy access of an array of walking trails, this is the perfect dwelling for a family of six wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life. After parking in one of the off-road spaces, be sure to relish your quaint surroundings before making your way inside. The living/dining room is designed for relaxation with ample leather seating available for you to stretch out on with a glass of wine in-hand, as well as a toasty woodburning stove and a TV with satellite, internet connectivity and DVD player. Continue to the kitchen where the foodies will be delighted by a country style fitted kitchen, where you can rustle up those homecooked favourites to be enjoyed by all the family at the close-by dining table. The ground-floor additionally hosts a tastefully furnished king-size bedroom with a bed which is zip/linked for your convenience. The room benefits from access to a contemporary shower room with a spacious shower, perfect for washing off a day of walking. Ascend the stairs to find an additional zip/link king-size and a king-size bed; both rooms have been finished to a very high standard and boast dual aspect views of the gardens and extensive, rural vista below. The first-floor bedrooms share a tastefully-finished bathroom complete with a heated towel-rail, where you can soak up in its fabulous bath whilst you reminisce about the fantastic time you're having. Dine alfresco on the rear patio, before wandering to the idyllic, private lawn or venturing a little further into the seven-acre woodland that backs onto the house, exclusively for Greenbank Cottage guests and next door. The nearby village of Winster is home to a plethora of walking and cycling trails for you to take advantage of, including the Underbarrow & Crosthwaite trail, along with a friendly pub for when you don't feel up to cooking, you are on holiday after all! Travel a little further to Bowness-on-Windermere to find more of your amenities in one setting, with its selection of independent shops and tasty eateries, including the popular Boardwalk Bar & Grill; after dining out, why not go for stroll around the Bowness Bay Marina or play a spot of golf at the local club? Just north of Bowness-on-Windermere is its twin town, Windermere, a place home to even more activities and landmarks, including the beautiful areas of Orrest Head Viewpoint and Adelaide's Hill, and the watersports centres of Hodge Howe and Miller Ground. Spend the day immersed in history in Ambleside, where you can explore the mythical Stock Ghyll Force waterfall, learn of the town's history at the Library & Museum Centre, before viewing the expansive ruins of Ambleside Roman Fort. For a day filled with culture, be sure to venture to Kendal, or further into the Park to find the towns of Cockermouth and Keswick. After making the most of the Lake District's outdoor activities, head west to find the beachfront settlements of St. Bees and Ravenglass. There is so much joy with your loved ones to be had from Greenbank Cottage.
About the location
Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.
The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.