As one of the highest properties in the village of Troutbeck, just five minutes drive from Windermere, Hilltop At Troutbeck is set in an enviable location with beautiful views across the valley to Lake Windermere beyond. Close to the popular Queens Head and Mortal Man, the cottage is a comfortable retreat where you can relax and enjoy living in this most beautiful of Lakeland village of cottages and farmsteads.
This cottage is quite simply all about the view! The two double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms, the open plan lounge/kitchen, the large patio and garden are all south facing and everywhere you look the views down the valley to Lake Windermere are simply stunning.
The popular villages of Ambleside and Windermere are a short drive away both of which offer a great choice of quality local shops, bars and restaurants. Travel north from the cottage over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass and Brotherwater, Patterdale and Ullswater are all waiting to be explored. Closer to home, if you don't want to take the car out, there are a great range of walks direct from the door from gentle walks through the valley whereas the more adventurous will head to the high fells of Thornthwaite Crag, Stoney Cove Pike and High Street.
With a myriad of walks to choose from, two great county pubs both serving excellent local fayre, a small village shop and tea room the village has a real charm. If the high fells are your chosen destination Ill Bell, Thornthwaite Crag, Stoney Cove Pike, and the mighty High Street can all be conquered right from the front door as well as two other 'Wainwrights' – Troutbeck Tongue and Wansfell. The vibrant villages of Ambleside and Windermere are a short drive away and offer a great choice of local
Accommodation in detail
A small lane between the cottages winds down to Hilltop where you will find private parking for two cars. A flight of slate steps leads from the parking down to the patio and garden, where you will no doubt stop for a moment to taken in the view!
The cottage is laid out as an “upside down house” with the living area on the first floor and the bedrooms on the ground floor.
The front door of the cottage opens to a large hallway with plenty of coat hooks, a cupboard and drawers for all your outdoor gear and there is extra hanging provided in the small boiler room which is ideal for drying wet weather gear after a day on the hills.
From the hallway there are two double bedrooms, both enjoy the views across the garden to the hills and Lake Windermere beyond. One of the bedrooms offers French doors onto the patio and both bedrooms benefit from luxury ensuite bathrooms both with baths with shower over, a basin and wc. A cupboard in the hallway conceals the washing machine.
Heading upstairs the living/dining/kitchen area is open plan. Large picture windows again frame the view from the cottage to the south but additional windows allow glimpses of the surrounding vernacular architecture and glimpses of the steep sided valley and the summits of the eastern fells.
A comfortable sofa and armchairs are arranged to, once again, make the most of the view but as the day draws to a close there is a TV with DVD player and flame effect fire ideal for a cosy evening in front of a film. The family dining table is a great place to enjoy a dinner with friends and the open plan layout also gives the quality kitchen a social feel.
Returning downstairs, and back outside, there is a large patio area complete with garden furniture and this includes a covered area so you can still sit out with your coffee on even the wettest of Lakeland mornings! The garden is simply lawned to ensure nothing can block the view but it is simply a lovely place to sit and relax to enjoy the sounds of the countryside.
A traditional Lakeland cottage in the Troutbeck Valley, provides a Lake District holiday experience like no other. Still only a short drive from shops and restaurants in Windermere village, Lake Windermere itself and the vibrant lake shore communities of Bowness and Ambleside, the Troutbeck Valley is a peaceful haven away from the rush.
Spectacular Lakeland fells surround this lush valley; scattered with historic Lakeland houses and pretty woodlands, and blessed with several acclaimed Lake District country pubs. One of which is literally a healthy stone's throw from your cottage, the Queens Head in Troutbeck village is renowned for their excellent food, Cumbrian produce and cosy fireside ambience. Perfect for a special occasion.
There are endless opportunities for romantic Lake District walks from your doorstep. Taking the car over Kirkstone Pass towards Ullswater, you'll pass Brothers Water - one of our favourite spots for a leisurely Sunday stroll.
For exploring further afield, despite the blissfully secluded feel of the Troutbeck Valley, you're never too far from the main linking roads throughout the Lake District.
This cottage is owned by a couple who are both keen fell walkers who look forward to sharing it with you as a brilliant base for your favourite walks.
Semi detached Lakeland cottage
Beautiful valley location
Views to Lake Windermere
South facing garden
2 Double bedrooms
2 Ensuite Bathrooms
First floor lounge with fantastic views
TV with DVD player
Electric flame effect fire
Private parking for 2 cars
Sorry no pets