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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Kendal

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Inviting Big Cottage, Kendal

Little Orchard is a superb detached Lakeland property set in the heart of this picturesque hamlet, yet benefits from a secluded position within its beautiful grounds to maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views.

Situated in the Lyth Valley, which was recently featured in Lonely Planet's Beautiful World Book, which showcases some of the most beautiful places from around the globe, Little Orchard really is in a most beautiful part of the Lake District.

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The property enjoys mostly upside-down accommodation so the living rooms gaze out over the panoramic views and the large windows flood the interior with light. The interior is also warmed by a traditional wood-burning stove, furnished for relaxation and finished with true country flair, creating a sociable retreat in this sublime setting. Nestling within the pretty hamlet of Crosthwaite, found only a short drive from Bowness-on-Windermere, circumscribed by green and luscious countryside. Equipped with four bedrooms, 3 king-size and one double, two of the king size enjoy their own en-suite facility and a third bathroom and separate cloakroom / 4th WC / wash basin – so no queuing! The living areas are quirky and flooded with light, the warming living room, complete with wood-burner and a view to die open to the dining room plus separate kitchen / breakfast room. Outside the delightful patio garden provides the ideal spot for morning coffee, or a glass or two before dinner! You are surrounded by fabulous walking territory and only 500 yards away from an excellent pub / restaurant, The Punch Bowl Inn, and never too far from the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. Perfect!

Accommodation in detail

Little Orchard has private parking right outside for 4 cars and there is a useful garage too, ideal for bikes, canoes etc. entrance onto the upper level and a first look at that beautiful view from the upper slate terrace; entrance hall with cloakroom / 4th WC / wash basin. On this level you will find the living room with wall of glass overlooking the garden and views, a relaxing space with warming wood-burner for cosy nights in; the living room is open to the dining room, a great place for formal gatherings and conversation late into the night! The breakfast kitchen has all you may need with access to the garden. Also on this upper level are two bedrooms; a king size with en-suite shower room and a double. Downstairs to lower ground level are two further king size bedrooms; one with dressing area, and the second with en-suite shower room. There is also the house bathroom with bath and shower attachment. Outside are the grounds surrounding Little Orchard and a wonderful place to dine al fresco on sunny days.

Please be vigilant with little children as there is a small pond on the front terraced garden area.

Location

This superb Lake District holiday property in Crosthwaite has a stunning rural location, off the beaten track but surprisingly convenient and easily accessible from the M6. You'll find a renowned and award-winning Lake District country pub, The Punchbowl, in Crosthwaite village, as well as a delightful old church to explore.

Crosthwaite is a small community in the north of the Lyth Valley, between Kendal and Lake Windermere. The area is renowned for its lush green landscapes, wonderful walks, peaceful country lanes, pretty woodlands and prized damson harvest - which gives rise to stunning damson blossom in spring.

Only a ten minute drive takes you past the Windermere Golf Club to bustling Bowness village on Lake Windermere's eastern shore, where you'll find sophisticated shops, endless boating activities, Lake District family attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter, and a range of options for evening entertainment. From traditional Lakeland pubs to trendy tapas bars, cinema, theatre and nightclub, there's something for every taste.

From Bowness Bay, you can hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a great way to explore while soaking up the scenery. If you'd prefer to explore the wider Lake District by car, perhaps to seek out walking routes, the A591 leads easily from Windermere village to Ambleside, Rydal Water, historic Grasmere and beyond. With stress-free journeys and easy navigation from your rural Lake District holiday cottage, the highlights of the Lake District National Park are within easy reach.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview

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Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

LocationCumbria & The Lake District

The rural county of Cumbria is one of the most attractive in England. It contains the whole of the area known as the Lake District, as well as the northern part of the Pennines mountain range and, somewhat counter-intuitively, a part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The county is replete with attractions for the visitor, its historic heritage ranging from houses and gardens to stone circles and activities ranging from walking and climbing to watersports and fishing. Cumbria's lakes, valleys and fells can loosely be broken down into eight areas.

The North Lakes are the most popular with the serious outdoor enthusiast and the South Lakes draw most of the holidaymakers. The Western Lakes are less busy but still hold some varied attractions and appeal to the walkers as well as families and groups. They are home to England's tallest mountain, known as Scafell Pike.

East Lakes has its quota of mountains too, including the well-known Helvellyn, and is a fairly quiet area. Visit the Eden Valley and North Pennine area for wilderness, castles and rural villages, or perhaps consider North and South Cumbria. In the former we find Hadrian's Wall and the city of Carlisle. In the latter, coastal resorts and the biggest town, Kendal. Finally, the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful part of Cumbria with country pubs, easy walking, and a thriving arts scene.

Area Cumbria & The Lake District Nearest pub 1 miles

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