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-18th century cottage has just been beautifully re-worked to offer quality, stylish accommodation with the theme very much on comfort.
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, affectionately known as the bird and baby, 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 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 offering the Horseshoe round 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 by those who take up the challenge.
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, enter this characterful cottage into a warm and cosy open plan living space. The focal point is the original black grate fireplace, in full working order (fuel available locally) that sets the scene of this much loved and newly renovated cottage, the deep cushioned tweed sofas perfectly placed to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire in the cooler months. The quality kitchen combines to offer breakfast dining with the excellent facilities of electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/drier.
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. Access from here to the rear of the cottage where you'll find an open plan garden area with table and chairs.
The first floor leads to the generous king-size bedroom adorned 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.
Parking is available on street outside the property or close by. The shared, open plan gardens to the rear catch the midday sun, a small table and chairs available for your own personal use.
Quintessential cosy cottage
Thriving village centre location
1 king-size bedroom
Open plan living space
Original Victorian working fireplace
TV with Freeview
Small seating area to the rear
On street parking
Gas central heating