Bowland Bridge 0.6 miles.
The Old Joiner’s Shop is a wonderful detached farmhouse situated in the secluded and unspoilt Lyth Valley, within walking distance of the pretty Lakeland hamlet of Bowland Bridge, just seven miles from Windermere.
Built in 1472 and formally two cottages, this wonderful holiday home has been refurbished to a high specification making it ideal for a large family or group of friends to get away from it all and enjoy this unspoilt part of the Lake District National Park.
Drive over the cattle grid and enter into the grounds of this fabulous Lakeland cottage, where upon opening the front door you will find a quality holiday home that exudes style and character, with a mix of modern and traditional throughout.
With so many features to mention, here are but a few.
There is a bright and spacious summer room with lovely views of the mature gardens and the surrounding countryside, along with an attached room boasting a luxurious sauna, which is an ideal place to relax after a challenging day out on the local fells.
A large farmhouse-style kitchen with feature range and a wall-mounted flat screen TV, provides a great place to sit and talk about your day and to prepare a sumptuous family dinner, plus there is a separate boot/cloakroom and a useful utility room.
A separate dining room leads through to a delightful snug with cosy open fire, a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine, whilst the main sitting room provides a bright and cheery space to enjoy a good chat with family and friends.
The master bedroom is on the first floor however can also be accessed externally from the patio area due to the incline in the grounds.
This room boasts an en-suite with modern slipper bath and a separate shower, beautiful views and patio doors leading out to a private garden area.
Upstairs are five further bedrooms, including two with an en-suite, along with three other bedrooms that have flexible sleeping arrangements.
The village of Bowland Bridge boasts two award-winning pubs with the Masons Arms, situated on Strawberry Bank a great place to eat and sample a few beers, whilst admiring the unparalleled views across the valley.
With a variety of walks in every direction, across open fells with limestone outcrops to old ancient woodlands this area has it all.
Alternatively, venture a little further and explore the towns and villages of this fabulous region, including Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside, Hawkshead and Grasmere.
This excellent cottage offers a truly memorable holiday for everyone in your party.
Six first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and separate WC, 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with basin. First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6), TV and decorative range cooker. Utility. Dining room (seats 8). Sauna room (coin-operated). Summer room (seats 6) with TV. Snug (seats 4) with TV and open fire. Sitting room (seats 6) with gas fire.
About the location
Windermere 7 miles; Kendal 8.5 miles; Cartmel 10.5 miles.
Set in the beautiful Lyth Valley, the tiny hamlet of Bowland Bridge is a hidden gem, with a small scattering of houses and two renowned pubs surrounded by beautiful meadows, woods and Lakeland fells. At the heart of the Lyth Valley are the villages of Bowland Bridge, Crosthwaite and Underbarrow, all of which have roads leading to Kendal, a market town situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a short drive and boasts a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst its twin town Bowness offers boat trips to Ambleside and Lakeside, where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated. Within easy reach are Langdale, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Sawrey, Grasmere, Coniston Water and Grizedale Forest Park, plus the town of Cartmel is a short drive away and has a Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant and a shop that sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. A superb hidden valley away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s most popular attractions, yet all are within reach.