Nestled in the quaint village of Troutbeck is this stone-built, detached cottage, beautifully draped in Ivy and hidden amidst the hills, Townfoot Barn. Perfectly positioned for a romantic escape, this charming abode is just a mere stone's throw away from thrilling walks and bustling locations such as Windermere and Ambleside. Step inside to discover the stunning kitchen/diner, a contemporary space fit with all of the necessary amenities required to prepare mouth-watering dishes, featuring an intimate dining table where you can light a candle and toast to a lovely holiday. If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, indulge in a spot of alfresco dining on the patio, soaking in the tranquility of the peaceful setting of Troutbeck. Unwind with a leisurely seat in the sitting room, which can be found on the first-floor, where natural light floods the room from the elegant skylight window, providing a lovely space to enjoy a moment of peace. As the evening grows darker, choose to lay amongst the bubbles in the bath, or take a relaxing rinse in the monsoon shower to prepare yourself for a night's embrace. Adjoining the en-suite bathroom you will find a sumptuous king-size bed, as well as fantastic storage space to house your belongings; in the morning open the other door to appreciate the crisp countryside air and head down the steps to enjoy a solace cup of tea in the beautiful garden. Get to know your surroundings and embark on a short stroll into the centre of Troutbeck, where you can enjoy a homecooked meal at one of the villages local pubs, or stock up on essentials at the nearby convenience store. Visit the glorious town of Bowness-on-Windermere for a splendour of nature, including Lake Winderemere, the largest lake in England, with a remarkable backdrop of mountains, and keep entertained with a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter, to see where the world renowned children's book, Peter Rabbit, was first created. Venture further afield and head to the charming village of Ambleside to see the stunning waterfall, Stock Ghyll, as it cascades 70-foot, and pick up a keepsake of your fantastic staycation at one of the quirky shops. For a memorable holiday with your loved one, stay at Townfoot Barn.
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.