Orchard Cottage is a historic, two-bedroom holiday retreat nestled in the quaint, Cumbrian village of Troutbeck.
Brimming with character, featuring antique décor and vintage furnishings, this charming abode offers well-appointed interiors and a superb location just a short stroll from the closest amenities, making an ideal base for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxing staycation within The Lake District National Park.
Park up roadside near your new home-from-home, breathing in the fresh air before you step into Orchard Cottage. Inside, be instantly transported back in time as you're greeted by a warm, open-plan living space, complete with flagstone flooring, wooden beams, and all the facilities you'll need for a self-catered escape.
Get to work in the home's excellently-equipped kitchen, preparing a delicious meal that can be savoured around the dining table with seating for four. To relax, kick back in the sitting area, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a film or two on the stunning wall-mounted Smart TV as you're kept toasty by the crackling flames of a woodburning stove.
In the evenings, head upstairs to refresh with a bath or a refreshing shower before you catch a valuable rest in either a plush king-size or twin bedroom. Start each day off with a fresh cup of coffee using the coffee maker, which you can nurse out front on the furnished patio.
When ready, set out to explore what's on offer in Troutbeck and the surrounding areas. A brief walk will bring you to The Old Post Office Tea Room, where you can stock up on supplies before sipping a calming cup of tea or tucking into a spot of lunch. A short journey in the opposite direction will lead you to a choice of pubs, the Mortal Man and then the Queens Head a little further, which serves traditional pub fare for those seeking a hearty meal to fuel their adventures.
You'll find an abundance of exciting things to do and see within a short car trip of your new home, whether that's ambling through the serene Stagshaw Gardens or observing the breathtaking Stock Ghyll Waterfall in Ambleside, visiting the National Trust sites of Wray Castle, Hill Top, or Townend, experiencing nature at its fullest within the Holehird Gardens or upon the peaks of Helvellyn or Scafell Pike, or taking a boat ride along the magnificent Lake Windermere from the Windermere Jetty Museum.
All of this and more is yours to enjoy when you choose a stay at Orchard Cottage.
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.