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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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A traditional, detached, stone-built cottage, tucked away in a quiet corner of Staveley, five miles from Windermere. Dating back to the 18th century, this former granary, now a charming Staveley cottage, retains a wealth of original character, including a cosy solid fuel stove in the living area, a wealth of old beams and the original granary lift hooks, which all combine to create a very special atmosphere, exuding “olde worlde” charm. The attractive rear garden to this Staveley cottage is a real delight, with lovely views of the fells, and with a small covered area and patio providing a great place to relax. Within easy access of railway station and a bus stop, this Staveley cottage is ideal for anyone not wishing to use their car. The peaceful village of Staveley has several shops, and also Wilf`s Cafe with riverside seating, a walk-round local brewery, (tasting available), and a bar and music venue. The village has a pub, the award winning Eagle and Child with its excellent food and riverside seating area. With proximity to fabulous walking opportunities and within easy reach of Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead, this Staveley cottage is a superb base for small families and couples to enjoy a relaxing, romantic break in the heart of the Lake District.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove and electric fire.
Electric storage heaters with solid fuel stove and electric fire in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD etc. Books/games etc. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for one car within garden gates. Cottage garden with furniture. Large adjoining outbuilding for cycle storage, plus covered deck with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pub 2 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Meadowbank Lodge:
The cottage is lovely, with the charm of an old cottage but with well working bathroom and kitchen.
Mrs Syren, Bad Kreuznach, July 2012
We had a wonderful holiday during our second visit to Meadowbank Lodge. Well positioned to explore the Lakes for hill walking and there are also walks from the door. Staveley has great places to eat and drink plus we enjoyed having a well deserved rest looking at the lovely view from the garden. A true home from home!
Mrs Howell, Buxton, May 2012
Staverly Village had great facilities, especially the pub, The Eagle and Child.
Great view to the hills and set off the main road. Close to Windermere. Owners were very friendly.
Mrs Wilde, Newcastle upon Tyne, December 2011
The cottage is very cosy with lots of original features and a lovely garden with views. We had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The location is very good for access to all parts of The Lakes, and Staveley has some great places to eat within a five minute walk. The Eagle and Child is excellent for pub food and Starly's at Staveley has wonderful curries on offer. We can't wait to go back.
Mrs Howell, Buxton, September 2011