“The cottage was perfect for us, we were a group consisting of active grandparents, a young couple with two small children and two dogs.”
The cottage is just as described, and is spacious, comfortable and in a lovely setting, with a wrap around garden. The rear section of the garden is enclosed, making it safe and secure for the children and the dogs, and there is a newly constructed little summer house in the front section of the garden - perfect for breakfast or morning coffee. There is sun in different parts of the garden all day, so always somewhere to sit out. There is also a lockable garage for storing bikes or other outdoor equipment. The location was excellent, turn right out of the close and you are only a 5 minute walk from the Lakeside Steamer, Haverthwaite Steam Railway, the aquarium and a hotel, turn left and it is only a 5 minute walk to a lovely wooded, hillside walk. There is no pavement, so care does need to be taken when walking to both, but we managed easily with children, a buggy, a cockapoo and a Labrador. Despite the proximity to Lake activities, the cottage and it’s garden were peaceful and quiet - with only the occasional toot from the steam train. This area of the Lakes is beautiful, and there are loads of places to hike and bike, and even at half term, the smaller roads and walking trails were quiet and tranquil.
We found it a perfect getaway and highly recommend it. Wish we were still there!