Ulverston 6.7 miles. Park up on one of the two designated parking spaces that the apartment offers and head up the stairs to the second floor, kicking off your walking boots as you step over the threshold and into the beautifully-decorated hallway, storing your hiking essentials in the handy cupboard before continuing through to the open-plan living space, thoughtfully-laid out with a contemporary decor and modern furnishings and flooded with light invited in through the towering floor to ceiling windows. The social space boasts an elegant corner sofa gathered in front of the Smart TV, an amply-equipped kitchen featuring a washer/dryer and a dishwasher, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying each other's company, as well as a dining table with seating for five. Choose between gathering the group around the dining table or heading outside to the balcony for a spot of alfresco dining, indulging in a heartwarming meal made from fresh local produce with a view across the nearby River Leven. As the night draws to a close, prepare for bed in one of the two bathrooms, choosing between a leisurely soak to relax your muscles after a day of exploring, or climbing the stairs to the upper floor for a steam in the shower. When it's time to rest your head, retire to one of the three bedrooms, with a choice between a snug double bedroom, a king-size bedroom framing delightful views across the river through the Velux window and offering a zip/link feature, or the king-size bedroom, located on the lower floor. Take the short stroll into the center of Backbarrow to discover over 30,000 exhibitions displaying classic cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles at Lakeland Motor Museum. Continue along the banks of the River Leven and soak in the sights of your scenic countryside surroundings, reaching the nearby hamlet of Newby Bridge where you can enjoy a leisurely ride on the Millerbeck Light Railway, navigating through meadows, woods and over the beck in the private grounds of Millerbeck House. Jump in the car and travel further afield to the popular market town of Kendal, where the streets are lined with a wealth of amenities, featuring a choice of eateries to indulge in a bite to eat and a pint of ale, as well as independent and high street shopping opportunities to pick up a keepsake to take home. History buffs will be delighted with the amount of heritage on offer in this quaint town, including the medieval ruins of Kendal Castle and the displays of the region's industrial past at Lakeland Museum. However you plan to spend your time in The Lake District, choose The Nest as a base that you'll be delighted to return to at the end of each day.
About the location
Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.
Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.