Bowness-on-Windermere 1 mile.
The Studio at Lickbarrow Lodge gives guests a unique opportunity to stay in a country house designed and built during the Arts and Crafts era, situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, on the edge of the village of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Luxuriously appointed to provide compact but beautiful accommodation, this Bowness-on-Windermere cottage is perfect for couples wishing to stay somewhere extra special but still have access to all the amenities available in Bowness-on-Windermere, just a 25 minute walk via the Dalesway footpath.
The little extras included by the owners - fluffy bathrobes and towels, chocolates and toiletries - add to the charm of this splendid studio.
The ground floor accommodation in this Bowness cottage has been thoughtfully appointed whilst maintaining the simple design and fine craftsmanship of the house.
There is an open plan living area including a double bed, mini-kitchen, dining table and sitting area.
A woodburning stove provides additional heating and a cosy focal point, while French doors open to an enclosed private courtyard, which catches the afternoon and evening sun.
Set within 5 acres of woodland there is plenty of space to wander through the grounds and discover hidden pathways and secluded glades.
The garden has views of Coniston Old Man, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes and, just a short walk away, there are local viewpoints offering magnificent Lakeland panoramas and stunning mountain sunsets.
Many guests like to stroll down to Bowness-on-Windermere on a fine evening, enjoy the local restaurants and then take a short taxi ride back.
Guests can take the Lakeland Steamer and cruise up Lake Windermere to Ambleside or down to Lakeside and the Haverthwaite steam railway.
The owner is a local guide and provides lots of maps, guides and route-cards for the best Lakeland walks and tours by car.
This Bowness-on-Windermere cottage is an ideal romantic base anytime of the year.
About the location
Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.
The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.