Smithy Cottage would be perfectly placed on any chocolate box, a quintessential 17th Century Lakeland cottage oozing character and charm, blending effortlessly with 21st century life, set in a picture postcard gorgeous setting within this green and luscious location, only a short drive from ever popular Bowness-on-Windermere – bliss.
Step inside and admire the adorning oak beams, traditional picture windows, warming wood burning stove and much more which sympathetically mix with a sleek bathroom, adorable kitchen / dining room, chic bedrooms including a dressing room / cot room for the master room and sumptuous furnishings. A perfect cottage to re-charge those batteries in seclusion yet so handy for everywhere.
If searching for tranquility, circumscribed by a walker's paradise, where relaxation and romance come naturally, then this rejuvenating cottage has it all. Only 2 miles to Bowness on Windermere and the Lake, Smithy Cottage at Lindeth is situated amongst many low level countryside walks leading directly from the cottage. The Lyth Valley with its abundance of damson trees is but a short drive along country lanes that will bring you to excellent eating houses renown for their cuisine and use of local produce. The area is a cyclist's paradise and Smithy Cottage can offer secure bicycle storage. A 10 minute stroll will bring you to the prestigious Windermere Golf Club which borders Lindeth Lane and bustling Bowness village is but a couple of miles away with all its attractions including the shores of Lake Windermere itself.
Accommodation in detail
A traditional entrance porch leads in from the courtyard garden; lounge with picture window, white painted oak beams, sumptuous furnishings and wood burning stove, perfect for a cosy night in. The kitchen / dining room has all you may need and is full of character together with modern conveniences. The stone stairs lead upstairs to two beautiful bedrooms; a king size room, 'Boxing Hares', with its very own dressing room ensuite or a great place to sleep the little one and 'Stags', the double bedroom. Both enjoy gorgeous furnishings and are themed individually. The bathroom is luxurious and with large power shower facility. Outside is the pretty and relaxing courtyard / garden, al-fresco living will be enjoyed here amongst field views with plentiful wildlife.
Smithy Cottage at Lindeth is located to the south east of Lake Windermere, circumscribed by the famous Lake District walks amidst glorious countryside. This sheltered valley is famous for its damson orchards, which give rise to gorgeous white blossom in spring.
The landscapes are scattered with country homes and rural Lake District cottages, as well as the choice of several acclaimed Lake District country pubs.
On the shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with a wealth to explore and enjoy and only a short drive from this cottage. Stroll to the lake shore to hire a row boat or power boat, or take an elegant cruise on one of the Lake Windermere steamers. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside; a wonderful way to explore without even using your car.
There are several excellent restaurants in Bowness village, The Postillion Restaurant is a long-standing favourite for stylish dining, while the Porthole and Bodegas & Sol puts a contemporary twist on the tapas style. There are also plenty of traditional Lakeland pubs, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside.
Close to the village, you'll find Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House. This impressive property takes a stunning position overlooking Lake Windermere, and has a range of interesting exhibitions.
Join the A591 to Ambleside and Grasmere, and you can explore the homes of famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth.
Another great idea is to take the car-ferry crossing over Lake Windermere from Bowness, to visit the former home of Beatrix Potter in Near Sawrey, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead.
Saturday changeover – sleeps 4
1 king size
Dressing room / cot room
Traditional 17th century Lakeland cottage
Oil central heating
Wood burning stove
Bathroom with power shower
Electric double oven
Fridge & freezer
Beautiful patio, garden & garden furniture
Private parking for 2 cars
10 minutes stroll to Windermere Golf Club