This is a quintessential traditional contemporary Lakeland country cottage within a glorious setting, a short stroll from picturesque Hawkshead village commanding views towards Esthwaite Water. A picture postcard 17th century cottage in a sublime setting with a magical garden complete with tumbling waterfall, providing a soothing touch to a luxurious cottage.
Step inside Longcroft End and see how charismatic enchanting Lakeland blends effortlessly with the 21st century - this is a place to spend precious time together, relax and unwind. Old oak beams, picture windows with deep sills, a warming woodburner set inside a stunning inglenook fireplace mix perfectly with a designer kitchen and bathroom, sumptuous furnishings and state of the art technology.
The area is renowned for its excellent walking territory and breathtaking scenery and cobbled, pedestrianised Hawkshead is full of country pubs and eateries to tempt you out. A gorgeous cottage within a beautiful setting and with every detail and luxury thought of. Searching for a romantic hideaway deep in Miss Potter's country, yet only a short stroll from lively Hawkshead, here you have it all.
Accommodation in detail
An entrance porch leads you into a hallway with ground floor cloakroom housing the 2nd WC / wash basin; the kitchen / dining room is beautiful and overlooks the garden and has everything you need including an Aga, said to be the heart of any good home. The lounge displays adorning oak beams, has a wonderful fireplace with warming woodburning stove and sumptuous leather furnishings to ensure relaxation. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms and here the views improve further.
The bathroom is contemporary and fresh and designed for long soaks after a day on our fells. Outside the gardens are a real feature with stunning views and a place to truly live al fresco and listen to the tumbling small waterfall, please be aware of a pond also in the garden for young children. Please note on approaching the property there is a 5 mile and hour speed limit for a short distance.
Longcroft End, is situated just south of Hawkshead, between Hawkshead village and the shores of Esthwaite Water, close to the western shores of Lake Windermere and the car-ferry crossing to Bowness.
Hawkshead village is a stroll away, and a charming little village to explore. You'll find an array of local shops and delicatessens providing everything you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the Lake District. Stock up the kitchen at the Honeypot Delicatessen - a 'goldmine of Lakeland goodies', or spend a lazy morning in one of the charming tea rooms and cafes. There are several traditional Lakeland pubs to choose from, and we recommend a short drive out to Outgate, to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant.
Hawkshead is a great base for walking in the Lake District, with endless and varied routes in the surrounding countryside. Take the stunning walk around Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water or explore Grizedale Forest - a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and intriguing sculpture trails. Those with a little more energy might take on Latterbarrow, Claife Heights or explore the Langdale Pikes in the nearby Langdale Valley.
The countryside surrounding Hawkshead is renowned for connections with the author Beatrix Potter, who lived at the nearby hamlet of Near Sawrey. Her home can be visited at Hill Top, directly behind Near Sawrey's Tower Bank Arms pub - a traditional treat with stone flagged floors, real Lakeland ale and roaring fire.
2 king size
Gas fired central heating
Bathroom with power shower over bath
Cloakroom / 2nd WC & wash basin
Superb views towards Esthwaite Water
Fridge & freezer
Washing machine and tumble dryer
Beautiful garden with furniture & waterfall
Two private parking spaces
Wine store / outhouse
Secure bike store