Grasmere 3 miles. Ambleside 2.8 miles. Elterwater 2 miles. Nestled away in the picturesque village of Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria is Bridge Howe, a fantastic detached cottage offering a contemporary décor and set close to the River Brathay. This decadent dwelling is perfect for a family or couples looking to explore this pretty area of the Lake District, ideally offering a nearby array of amenities and a private escape from the bustling towns nearby of Ambleside and Windermere. On entering the abode, the contemporary-style sleek kitchen is certain to entice the chef of the group to concoct tasty meals for your breakfast, lunch and dinner to fuel your adventure-packed days of exploring. From here, make your way to the stylish dining table in the dining room to catch up on the day's events over your evening meal while the many windows and patio doors invite in an abundance of light. Beyond here, the sitting room awaits you with plush sofas ideal for cosying up on with your loved ones to unwind in front of the TV or watch the day draw to a close through the patio doors overlooking the woods. After a long day of discovering your surroundings, retire to the bedrooms for the evening to rest your eyes ahead of the next day of fun-filled activities. The ground-floor king-size boasts a luxurious décor and is complete with a TV, bluetooth and an en-suite shower room where you can freshen up between activities. Climbing the stairs to the remaining two bedrooms, both are delicately decorated breathing a light and airy feel into the spaces, complete with TVs, bluetooth and en-suite shower rooms so the group has plenty of space to prepare for another day of excursions. Completing the interior is a handy ground-floor cloakrroom. Through the patio doors and onto the decking; furnished with a dining table and chairs, the decking is the ideal place to savour your morning coffee while you embrace the beautiful woodland, which encompasses the land. You will be spoilt for choice when choosing how to spend your days while at this dwelling; if you don't fancy cooking one evening, dine out at one of the nearby eateries such as Chesters by the River, which is within walking distance of the property and offers home-cooked meals, wood-fired pizzas and scrumptious cakes. The Talbot Inn at the Skelwith Bridge Hotel is also less than a 5 minute walk from the property, again serving home cooked food and serving fine Lake District Ales. Attractions while you are visiting include the famous World of Beatrix Potter, where you can immerse yourself into the works Beatrix Potter and the popular character of Peter Rabbit and friends, and Wray Castle, a National Trust castle and grounds where you can picnic amongst the magnificent views of the lakes and peaks. A short car journey or scenic walk will bring you to the lively town of Ambleside, home to an array of shops, pubs, and restaurants and sitting at the tip of England's largest lake, Lake Windermere, the town is home to numerous activities for you to uptake while you are in the area. The town plays host to a beautiful lake harbour, which offers boat rides, cruises and watersports on this grand lake. Walkers and cyclists will relish in the amount of routes you can explore within this marvellous landscapes; Loughrigg Fell provides semi-challenging paths for you to discover, while for a more leisurely day out, there are also many pretty gardens to stroll around before heading back to the cottage. Perfect for a getaway at any time of year, Bridge Howe offers a tranquil break to Cumbria.
About the location
Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.
Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.