The very charming Stoat Cottage enjoys a central location in the heart of Staveley, a thriving village that has quietly gained a reputation as a destination village for foodie retreats and everything outdoors making it the perfect base to explore the lakes. This mid-19th century cottage has just been beautifully re-worked to offer quality, stylish accommodation with the theme very much on comfort and convenience.
Home to the national award winning Hawkshead brewery with a bustling and attractive beer hall, daily brewery tours and live music, the village also offers an excellent local pub, the 'Eagle and Child' serving home-made food throughout the day with a warm, friendly atmosphere and real ales. The village also has an outstanding bakers and a café in the nearby millyard as well as a coffee shop on the main street with its own artisan coffee roaster.
Staveley isn't all about beer and food though and offers some superb walking for all abilities. Glorious walking can be enjoyed straight from the door into the Kentmere Valley or a more manageable amble up Reston Scar. The Dales Way passes through the village and draws walkers to Staveley all year round, the route often described as one of the best sections.
Easy access to the busier resorts of Windermere and Bowness is readily available by way of a short train journey from the village station or bus ride. From Windermere and neighbouring Bowness you can enjoy the sights of majestic Windermere and the surrounding fell range from either Orrest Head or School Knott.
Accommodation in detail
Delightfully situated on Silver Street, in the heart of this thriving village, the cottage faces east-west with views to Craggy Wood to the east and Reston Scar to the west. Enter this characterful cottage into a warm and cosy open plan living space with stripped beams and doors that provide a traditional cottage feel. The cottage was recently gutted and completely renovated to have all the advantages of modern facilities while keeping its desirable original features.
The focal point is the original black grate fireplace, in full working order (fuel available locally) that sets the scene for this much loved and newly renovated cottage, the deep-cushioned Tetrad tweed sofas perfectly placed to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire in the cooler months. The newly-installed quality kitchen with the excellent facilities of electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/drier combines with bar stools around the counter to offer comfortable dining.
The cottage has newly installed oak Karndean flooring throughout with rugs placed for additional comfort. The downstairs living space and upstairs bedroom feature cosy window seats and newly installed luxurious curtains. As is usual for such an old cottage, the bathing facilities are on the ground floor at the rear and comprise an up-to-the-minute, stylish shower room with hand basin and a separate wc, again with hand basin.
The first floor leads to the generous king-size bedroom with solid wood furnishings and delightful co-ordinated soft furnishings, the room enjoying another original feature fireplace, ingeniously doubling as a bookcase, and cosy window seat. The bed is provided with high quality linen with excellent thread count.
Parking is available on street outside the property or close by. The shared, open plan gardens to the rear catch the afternoon sun.
Quintessential cosy cottage
Thriving village centre location
1 king-size bedroom
Open plan living space
Original Victorian working fireplace
TV with Freeview
On street parking
Gas central heating