A true ‘picture postcard’ cottage in sublime open countryside, less than a mile from two outstanding country pubs and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lavender Cottage is a divine retreat for your precious time away, with family or friends. Retaining charming original features in its old oak beams, inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished to stylish 4 star standards.
The gardens are simply dreamy; spreading over 2.5 acres of lawns, rockeries, orchard and meandering pathways with occasional sitting spots for escaping with a good book. With a feeling of complete seclusion, approached via a quiet leafy lane, this is an unforgettable place to soak up panoramic countryside views and recharge away from the rush. But remember, you're never too far from excellent pub dining and all the entertainments of Windermere lake shore.
Accommodation in detail
A traditional entrance porch and solid oak door lead into the dining room, adorned with old oak beams, traditional slate floor and antique pine dining table. The lounge is cosy but bright, with dual aspect views and window seats, deep-cushioned furnishings and a woodburning stove. The kitchen is neat, chic and well-equipped, with deep steps leading up to the patio and gardens.
Upstairs to the sophisticated bedrooms; romantic double with white iron bed, and cosy twin bedroom. House bathroom, complete with a lovely bath for long soaks at the end of the day. The extensive gardens include a pond, stocked with unusual fish. Due to the pond this Lavender Cottage does not accept children under the age of 12.
You'll find wonderful walks in every direction from this peaceful rural Lake District cottage. The surrounding Lyth Valley is very picturesque, famous for its damsons and damson blossom in spring. A favourite route is the short but steep ascent of Gummers How, between Lyth Valley and Lake Windermere. From the top, you'll enjoy one of the finest lake views in the Lake District.
On the way to Bowness village, you'll find the Windermere Golf Club, with a superb scenic course to try.
In Bowness itself, you'll find everything you need for stocking up the kitchen; supermarket, local shops, delicatessens and more. There are also a wide range of restaurants in Bowness. For a special occasion, try The Postilion Restaurant on Ash Street. Or, how about a contemporary take on tapas at Lucy4 at the Porthole?
Stroll to the shore of Lake Windermere and you can catch an elegant Windermere steamer cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside (or both!). It's a great way for families to explore without driving through busier tourist areas, and you'll find many more Lake District attractions to explore in both these popular villages.
From Bowness, it's also easy to explore further afield in the Lakes. The A591 junction is only a couple of miles up the road, forming the main (very scenic) route into the heart of the Lakes.
1 double,1 twin
Oil central heating
Bathroom with shower over bath
Superb panoramic views
Large, enclosed gardens
Secluded rural setting
Ample private parking
Children over 12 years old only, due to pond