The small hamlet of Outgate is found midway between the villages of Ambleside and Hawkshead in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Esthwaite Valley. This pretty community of whitewashed cottages and welcoming country pub is the ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and to relax and unwind.
Offering a romantic getaway for two, the owners of Barn End have created a beautiful, cosy, apartment, overlooking the village, with a sumptuous double bedroom with luxury ensuite shower room, a cosy and welcoming sitting room where you can relax in front of the log burning stove after a day on the fells, and a kitchen with breakfast bar.
Just along the lane, the Outgate Inn offers a great range of local ales and home cooked food and the famous Drunken Duck Inn is just a mile from the cottage. The delightful village of Hawkshead is only a five minute drive away. This historic village, offers a great array of popular tearooms, welcoming country pubs and a great selections of local shops. Five minutes north of the cottage, the large town of Ambleside is within easy reach. Closer to home, footpaths lead from Outgate to the shores of Lake Windermere or one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District, Tarn Howes.
Accommodation In Detail
As you park at the side of the cottage, traditional slate steps lead to the front door of Barn End, which in turn opens to this delightful retreat. Relax in the comfy leather sofa in the sitting room, which enjoys views across the village, with its cosy log fire and wall mounted Smart TV. The quality fitted kitchen is well equipped with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and under counter fridge with freezer compartment.
Welcoming bedroom is presented with a comfortable king size bed and complemented by a superb ensuite shower room with large walk in shower basin and wc.
The property has a lockable barn which is ideal as a storage space for bikes/kayaks etc
There are a handful of traditional cottages in Outgate, as well as the all-important Outgate Inn. Perfect after a day on the fells!
A self-catering cottage in Outgate makes a great base for walking in the Lake District. The cottage is surrounded by scenic strolls for all abilities, and there are many famous Lake District walking routes nearby. The Langdale Valley is only a short drive away, overlooked by the famous Langdale Pikes and offering wonderfully scenic valley strolls. Coniston water and the Coniston Old Man fell walk are also within easy reach.
There are also some lovely routes surrounding Hawkshead, such as Tarn Hows and Easedale Tarn. In the surrounding countryside, you'll explore the landscapes that inspired the author Beatrix Potter. You can also visit her former home, Hill Top, at Near Sawrey.
For sophisticated shopping, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and the delights of Lake Windermere's shores, head to Ambleside. It's only a few miles away and the perfect place to stock up the kitchen. A short stroll will take you from the village centre to Waterhead Pier. From there, WIndermere Lake Cruises provide a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside.
First floor hayloft conversion
Cosy Lakeland retreat
King size bedroom
Luxury ensuite shower room
Large walk in shower
Wall mounted Smart TV
Log burning stove
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Electric hob and oven
Fridge with freezer compartment
Private parking for one car
Two minutes walk to country pub