This delightful character cottage nestles in a quiet location close to the heart of Bowness village. One of four whitewashed former workers' cottages, Rustic Cottage is steeped in traditional features such as original beams, wooden floors and exposed stone walling. This cottage is perfect for a couple or couple with a child and will charm in any season, with its cosy wood burning stove for the winter months and sunny patio to enjoy during the summer. Arriving at the property, the traditional wooden latch door brings you into the open-plan kitchen and dining area, home to all the appliances you need to whip up tasty meals for the group, as well as a handy dishwasher to help with your clean up. Gather to enjoy your meals at the dining table and plan the next day of adventures before making your way into the characterful sitting room. Boasting a flat screen TV with a DVD player and Freeview, along with original wood beams and charming woodburning stove, you can look forward to snuggling up with your loved in this space after a long day of discovering the local area. A patio door from the lounge leads out onto the large patio with views out over the village. As the evening draws to a close, head upstairs where you will find a good size double room and a smaller single room with 4 foot double bed and pleasant views onto Claife Heights; here, you can look forward to resting your head before another action-packed day out. Completing the interior of the cottage is a fully tiled family bathroom, where you can soak your muscles in a bubble bath after a tiresome day of exploring, as well as being home to a shower over, basin and WC so the group can freshen up and prepare for the day ahead. Back on the ground floor, patio doors from the sitting room lead you outside to the large enclosed south facing patio; home to pretty patio furniture, the space is ideal for a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine and barbecue in the last of the summer sun. Spend your days wandering this glorious area of the country; Lake Windermere is only a short stroll away where many water-based activities can be enjoyed, such as cruises, boat hire and kayaking, or you can take the car ferry across the lake to Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter country. If you are travelling with a book worm, why not spend the day at The World of Beatrix Potter, discovering the rich past of Peter Rabbit and friends. Venture out to the lovely town of Ambleside one day and explore glorious Wray Castle and grounds, making for a peaceful day out for all ages and abilities. The many amenities of the village of Bowness are on your doorstep, as well as excellent opportunities for walking and taking in the beautiful nearby viewpoints of Post Knott and Brantfell from where views up and down the lake and even over to the coast are possible on a clear day. If you don't fancy cooking one evening, venture out to one of the local eateries such as Urban Food House, offering a contemporary menu, or for a traditional pub grub menu, The Flying Pig Pub. There is also plenty of evening entertainment in the nearby pubs; Baha offers live music, cocktails and a stylish setting, perfect if evenings out are more your style. For a relaxing break in the stunning Lake District, choose Rustic Cottage.
About the location
Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.
The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.