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Windermere 5 miles.
The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, cookery school, artisan bakery, brewery, the renowned Wilf's Cafe and an award-winning Indian restaurant. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.
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Staveley 1.5 miles. A 17th Century Lakeland hill farm, situated in a magnificent hillside position in the beautiful Kentmere Valley, midway between the county town of Kendal and Lake Windermere. The location is very peaceful and rural and the views are stunning – right along the valley to Kendal and beyond. The Lakeland village of Staveley is just 1.5 miles away and further amenities are available at both Windermere and Kendal. The properties have been created from the skilful conversion of traditional stone and slate farm buildings and offer comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. Décor is rustic, in keeping with the style of the properties. The situation is ideal for walking, cycling and just relaxing, or as a touring centre for The Lake District. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is also within easy reach. Note: The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 13 people.
A stone-built cottage offering very comfortable accommodation on two floors.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (2ft 6’ beds) - both bedrooms have low ceilings. Ground floor shower room with shower, washbasin and WC. Spacious, beamed living room with sitting, dining, and kitchen areas, woodburning stove and south-facing french windows leading to private garden area. Entrance hall.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in living room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, video. Oil for heating inc. in rent, domestic electricity charged at cost from meter reading, initial supply of fuel for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Shared use of laundry room, with washer and dryer - charge of £1 per load. Cot on request. Ample off road parking. Garden area with garden furniture and superb views. well-behaved pet welcome at £15. Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about The Bothy:
Quiet location, beautiful views, friendly and helpful owners.
Mrs Clifford, Harrow, September 2012
We liked everything about our holiday; the owners were friendly and helpful. The dog loved it with all the walks around the farm. It was a very relaxing holiday I would recommend to any one!
Mrs Guest, Dudley, October 2011
The cottage and its surroundings were very relaxing with stunning views. Exactly what we wanted from the holiday!
Mrs Kearns, Chorley, September 2011
The Bothy was an excellent location for starting out sight seeing. The accommodation and gardens were just right and the owners were very nice and helpful. Being a dog friendly accommodation it was ideal for our dog with ample garden, although no gate, but plenty of walks close by.
Mr Seaton, Bournemouth, July 2011