A true ‘picture postcard’ traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute’s stroll to The Hare & Hounds, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows.
Ample private parking and a large rear garden Smithy Cottage is ideal for a holiday at any time of the year. A few hundred yards up the hill from the sleepy hamlet of Bowland Bridge is the famous Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank, another tempting hostelry to drag you out of the kitchen and within the hamlet is a useful shop, open most days and providing most things you may wish for.
Accommodation in detail
Ample parking for 2 or 3 cars behind the cottage with a large garden, which has a picturesque river that can be viewed from it. Entrance into the living room with comfortable furnishings around the large woodburning stove. A separate dining room and an opening into the well equipped kitchen. Upstairs to the three bedrooms, 2 double and 1single room, a bathroom with shower over bath and a second WC. Secure Bike storage available in the garage
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.
Traditional Lakeland cottage
Oil central heating
Bathroom with shower over bath
Electric oven & hob
Dishwasher / microwave
Fridge with freezer compartment
Washing machine (located in garage)
Enclosed garden with patio
Private shared water supply
Private parking for 2/3 cars
Secure Bike storage available