This charming, quintessential Lakeland residence is set against a backdrop of National Trust mature woodland, home to a wealth of wildlife including squirrels, deers and birds that are regular visitors to the cottage garden. Just a mile from Hawkshead and a mere 4 miles from Ambleside, the location is both peaceful and convenient for exploring the quieter, Eastern side of Windermere. Roe Deer Cottage is presented in a typically country style, extremely comfortable with an ever so delightful nod to nostalgia.
The pretty, nearby village of Hawkshead is dotted with traditional white washed cottages intermingled with interesting gift shops, cafes and bars, all serving delicious homemade fayre throughout the day and into the evening. The village is also home to the renowned Hawkshead Relish Company, the perfect gift for your loved ones or souvenir from your holiday.
Accommodation in detail
This charming, quintessential Lakeland residence is set against a backdrop of mature, National Trust woodland, home to a wealth of wildlife including squirrels, deers and birds that are regular visitors throughout the seasons to the delightful cottage style garden. Just a mile from Hawkshead and a mere 4 miles from Ambleside, the location is both peaceful and convenient for exploring the quieter, Eastern side of Windermere. Roe Deer Cottage is presented in a typically country style and is extremely comfortable for the smaller party with spacious living spaces furnished and decorated with an ever so appealing nod to nostalgia.
The pretty, nearby village of Hawkshead is dotted with traditional white washed cottages displaying a wash of colour in Spring and Summer, intermingled with interesting gift shops, cafes and bars, all serving delicious homemade fayre throughout the day and into the evening. The village is also home to the renowned Hawkshead Relish Company, their award winning preserves the perfect gift for your loved ones or souvenir from your holiday.
Stone built and double fronted, the entrance to Roe Deer Cottage is from the wide stone terrace to the front and into a welcoming wide hallway. A spacious dining room arranged around a feature fireplace leads through to the delightful lounge room at a slightly lower level with French doors opening out on to the tiered terrace and cottage style garden. The fitted kitchen offers
A double oven, microwave, fridge, electric hob, dishwasher and washer/drier. The wide stair case leads to the first floor where two good bedrooms sit; a comfortable double with en-suite shower, handbasin and wc, the other a glorious kingsize suite with adjacent dressing room which doubles as an enormous bathroom with shower over bath, handbasin and wc. Freezer available in the garage.
Outside, the tiered cottage style garden offers a quiet, uninterrupted space to sit and take in surroundings of this rather special part of the Lakes. Take a walk along the narrow country lanes into Hawkshead or explore the more popular resorts along Windermere's shores of Bowness by way of the car ferry that operates daily throughout the year. Wray Castle, just a mile from Roe Deer Cottage Cottage, is now owned by the National Trust, a former private residence and mock-Gothic castle nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers, informal grounds and Peter Rabbit adventure, a must see attraction for all ages.
There is a private car parking space for one car to the side of the property and access to the garage for bike or canoe storage if required. Please note, the access lane to the cottage is quite narrow and once you have familiarised yourself with the access, it may be beneficial to with the access, it may be beneficial to reverse into the drive and parking space.
The most popular pastime whilst at Balla Wray is simply gazing out across the lake at the stunning Lakeland scenery, as William Wordsworth may have once enjoyed while composing any of his in-spired famous romantic poems. You might also like to stroll through the beautiful Lake District coun-tryside that inspired Beatrix Potter to write her children's books.
Balla Wray is nestled in the tiny hamlet of High Wray, close to Ambleside and Hawkshead, on Lake Windermere itself.
Hawkshead is an adorable village of cobbled streets and traditional Grade II listed Lakeland cottages. You'll find a range of local shops here, including the Honeypot Delicatessen which offers a treasure-trove of Lakeland luxuries. Spend a lazy morning in one of Hawkshead's charming tea rooms or cafes. There are several TripAdvisor-rated traditional pubs in Hawkshead and we recommend the short drive to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant at Barngates.
Here is the perfect base for walkers and cyclists, with routes right from the doorstep, to suit all levels. Ferry from the castle or a 4 mile walk to the car ferry across to Bowness. Take the stunning walk in Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water, which also has an excellent trout fishery, or ex-plore Grizedale Forest, a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and sculpture trails. Why not take on Grizedale's Go-Ape, Latterbarrow, or Claife Heights, conquer the nearby Langdale Pikes or enjoy the watersports that nearby Coniston or Windermere have to offer.
The surrounding landscape inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home at Hill Top, Near Sawrey is now run by the National Trust and is open to the public. A truly magical experi-ence for all! Directly behind Hill Top is Tower Bank Arms, a traditional pub with stone-flagged floors, Lakeland ales and a roaring fire.
Ten minutes' drive to the north of Balla Wray, the village of Ambleside sits right at the heart of the Lake District. Offering a great array of local restaurants, an excellent deli, shops of all kinds, award winning cinema and a popular destination all year round.
Characterful detached cottage
Peaceful, woodland setting
Cosy lounge with direct access to tiered patio
Dining room with feature fireplace
Spacious master king size bedroom with large en-suite bathroom/dressing room
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Tiered patio with patio furniture
Parking for one car
Gas Central Heating
Walks from the door
Babies and children welcome