This wonderfully spacious, 18th century Lakeland property sits in a peaceful location at the foot of Orrest Head. It's a mere half mile from Windermere village, and close to the spectacular scenery and famous country pubs of the Troutbeck Valley. Substantial and stylish, Westwood is ideal for family and friends blends the traditional feel of wooden beams with comfortable, modern furnishings.
Inside the ancient thick stone walls you have the perfect place for precious time together... eating home-cooked meals in the large kitchen/dining room, striding out together to admire the lake views from Orrest Head, and catching up on quality sleep in the lovely bedrooms. The top floor suite is a peaceful and spacious retreat.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars. Enter to the farmhouse kitchen / dining room with electric oven, gas hob and family-sized table. The homely living room has deep-cushioned furnishings, heavy beams and a feature fire. Spacious groundfloor cloakroom. Upstairs to the first floor with two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a twin bedroom. The main bathroom is also on this level. Upstairs again to a vaulted suite with double bedroom, dressing area and bathroom. Walled sitting-out patio area outside for meals al-fresco.
A self-catering cottage in Windermere really lets you soak up the Lakeland atmosphere. Easily accessible from the M6, and by train, Windermere is a well-served and modern village with a traditional feel. It's right next to the famously scenic A591, the main route into the heart of the Lakes, and only a couple of miles up the road from Bowness Bay and the shores of Lake Windermere. A great base for exploring, with plenty on your doorstep too.
In Windermere village there is a high-class Booths supermarket, selling the finest Lakeland produce and day-to-day essentials. The headquarters of Lakeland Ltd is well worth a visit for culinary fans, and the high street is lined with a range of local shops. There are a number of good traditional pubs, serving real Lakeland ale and hearty pub meals. You'll find lazy cafes for breakfast out, and excellent Lake District restaurants.
Just a walk or short taxi ride away is Bowness village, where more attractions await on the shores of Lake Windermere. Scenic cruises aboard the famous steamers run from Bowness Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Ambleside and Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is found just outside Bowness village - fantastic views!
Bustling Bowness also has plenty of nightlife to offer. Try contemporary tapas at Bodegas & Sol, or stylish dining at The Postillion Restaurant. The Hole int Wall is a favourite traditional Lakeland pub, and there are plenty of other bars, pubs and even a nightclub if you want to really make a night of it.
About the location
Windermere 3 miles; Ambleside 4 miles.
The small Lakeland village of Troutbeck can be found between its more famous neighbours Windermere and Ambleside, close by the Kirkstone Pass. A mixture of houses, cottages and farms, the village is scattered along a narrow lane bordered by a drystone wall. Many of these buildings date back to the 17th Century with features such as mullioned windows and heavy cylindrical chimneys and the northern end boasts its own 17th century inn. Close by, the bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including the lakeside ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The ‘Windermere Steamboat Museum’ displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Troutbeck is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.