An adorable Lakeland cottage within a pretty courtyard of cottages amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable, spacious and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old cottage is simply contemporary throughout.
Steeped in history this once cobbled courtyard row of cottages, has links to a nearby monastery. The secluded setting and tranquillity is immediately apparent on arrival. Scenic walks are in abundance straight from your doorstep, for the more adventurous is nearby Grizedale Forest, set in the heart of the lakes and a must for all mountain bikers! Wildlife frequent the grounds of Abbots Reading and the beautiful deer are almost becoming tame. A host of great pubs and eateries are close by serving great food and real ales to temp you out.
If you are travelling to the Lake District with friends or extended family, but you would still like your own space, how about booking 2, 3 or all 4 of the Abbots Reading cottages. Abbots Reading Mews 1, Abbots Reading Mews 2 and Abbots Reading Suite are also available. Even better you can receive the following multiple booking discounts:
5% discount for booking 2 properties
7.5% discount for booking 3 properties
10% discount for booking all 4 properties
To receive the discount, simply call us on 015394 88855 and book over the telephone.
Accommodation in detail:
Park and wander through the garden yet there are two entrances to this beautiful cottage; via the courtyard or via a pathway through the garden and patio areas. Entrance from the rear into the spacious vaulted kitchen / dining room, a beautiful room with lovely outlook and with everything you may need. A few steps leads up to the stunning living room, also with vaulted ceiling and old oak beams, this is a space to spread out in and relax. On this level is the third bathroom facility complete with designer free-standing bath, perfect for long soaks after a day on the fells. A staircase leads down to the two chic bedrooms one of which has a 5'2" wide bed which can be separated into two (2'6") single beds (ideal for children) should you require - so please say when booking - thank you. Each bedroom with glazed door to the courtyard and each with en-suite power shower room.
In over two acres of grounds surrounded by blissful scenery you could easily describe the setting here as secluded, yet only a few miles and you are at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, close to the small hamlet of Lakeside and another wonderfully peaceful setting with both the Lakeside and Swan Hotels serving tempting distractions together with superb leisure club facilities. Lush green countryside, scattered with pretty tarns and embracing all the elegance of the lake and river shores.
Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Lakeside Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Bowness and Ambleside - two popular Lake District holiday destinations that you'll love to explore during your stay. Each has a wide range of shops and attractions, so why not do your shopping trip by boat?
Lakeside is home to two fantastic Lake District attractions; the freshwater Lakes Aquarium and one end of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - take a short trip on a traditional steam train. Historic sites such as Scott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Holker Hall & Gardens are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
To your north west, you'll approach the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter via peaceful country lanes. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey. Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach the enchanting village of Hawkshead - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre.
1 King size Zip Link bedroom (can be a twin, please specifiy when booking)
1 double bedroom
2 en-suites with power showers
Luxurious Lakeland cottage
Third bathroom facility complete with designer free-standing bath
Simply gorgeous countryside setting
Set in over two acres of grounds with garden / patios and garden furniture
2 private parking spaces
Wi-Fi (due to area and the thickness of the walks this may not be as quick as you are used too)
TVs in living area and bedrooms
Electric oven with halogen hob
Oil central heating