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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

This charming Grade II listed house is situated in the peaceful village of Sockbridge, ideally situated for exploring the northern lakes and fells, just 2½ miles from Ullswater and 15 miles from Keswick. Formerly part of the small estate once owned by Wordsworth’s grandfather, this holiday property is light, warm and spacious, and retains many original features. There are several pleasant walks to be enjoyed across the fields and along the river directly from the house. Nearby, across a quiet no-through-road, is a completed children’s play area. The market town of Penrith, with its variety of shopping facilities, is only 3 miles away at Junction 40 of the M6. Shops 2 miles.

Large sitting room with wood-burning stove and rug on oak floor. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen. Utility. Cloakroom/toilet. Garden room with French doors to patio and terraced garden. Oak stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with double aspect and en-suite shower room. Large twin bedroom with bay window and views towards fells. Single bedroom with feature stone wall. Bathroom and toilet with arrow-slit windows. Oak floors to bedrooms and rugs throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terraced garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • No smoking

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£423-£1199
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
45 Station Road Ref: CC111399
This superb Lakeland town house provides stylish, well equipped self catering, with views from most rooms. 45 Station Road enjoys an enviable position, quietly situated 75 yards from Fitz Park and the River Greta, and 150 yards from Keswick Town centre. The beautiful park has children’s play area, bowling green, putting and cricket pitch. The lower ground floor is suitable for guests with mobility problems, there is a bedroom with a super king size bed, separate seating area with TV and large bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. It is accessed directly from the parking area, with one step into the property.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lower Ground Floor:
Second lounge area: With TV and door to patio
Bedroom 1: With super king size bed, wardrobe and door to the front garden.
Bathroom: With very large bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Utility: With washer/dryer
Ground Floor:
Kitchen/diner: Spacious room with electric cooker, gas hob, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Dining table seating 10
Half Landing:
Bathroom: With bath with hand held shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Lounge: With lovely bay window, TV, DVD, CD/radio and open fire.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.

Second Floor: Master bedroom: With king size bed.
Bedroom 4: With bunk beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi internet access available.Outside: Small front garden, large rear patio with table and chairs. Parking for 2 cars (1 large & 1 medium)

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£925-£2465
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

These detached (Spout Crag, ref 27784) ) and semi-detached (Lakeshore, ref 27785)) boathouses are in a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. The boathouses are not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, they also provide the ultimate holiday location for enjoying sailing or water sports on Windermere with direct access to the lake, small pier and boat mooring facilities with each property (storage under the boathouse 8m x 2.5m) with a boardwalk at the side. Both holiday properties are tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout, they boast a light and airy living room opening on to a large sun terrace overlooking the lake and fells. A host of Lakeland attractions can be found nearby, including many of Wordsworth’s inspirational locations - his home, Dove Cottage, is open to the public all year. Grizedale Forest, with its Go Ape high wire adventure course, Grasmere and Ambleside are all close by. Visit Hilltop Farm near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her stories, or take a trip to Hawkshead where there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations. Take a trip across Lake Windermere on the leisurely steamer, which connects with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall and Levens Hall all within easy reach. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton is a wonderful day out for all the family, as is the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside and Muncaster Castle with its extensive gardens. Excellent walks locally with stunning views, as well as cycling and pony-trekking. Bowness, with its wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 11/2 miles away.

41 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen all with tiled floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Garden. Parking (3 cars).

Both properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake frontage.

WAS
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£379-£1325
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
0
Pets
2
The Chapel Ref: 26506

The beautiful stone chapel with an original dove tower, was once owned by John Myers, cousin of William Wordsworth, has been restored keeping its character with original oak beams, exposed stone walls and locally mined slate. The Chapel is quiet and romantic and enjoys beautiful views of the Whicham Valley, Black Combe Fell, and the Coniston fells at the top of the valley. The Chapel is arranged with the living area on the upper floor to maximise the fell and valley views, and there is a woodburner for those cosy evenings. It also boasts a large bathroom with a freestanding bath and large wet room style shower. A paradise for lovers of wildlife and birds, the cottage is located amongst 5 acres of garden and woodland, and surrounded by fields in the Lake Distric National Park. There are wonderful walks from the cottage and just 1 mile away is the Irish sea and a beautiful dog friendly beach at Silecroft. The Whicham Valley is remote, unspoilt and an idyllic corner of the Lake District, ideal for walkers, mountain bikers, climbers, nature lovers and those enjoying the peace and beauty of the countryside. The Duddon Valley, Southern Lakes and fells are easily reached with Coniston Water, Ennerdale Water, Wastwater, and Lake Windermere all within half an hour’s drive. Visit Muncaster Castle, La’al Ratty Miniature Steam Railway or the South Lakes Wild Animal Park. Horse riding is available nearby including Cumbria Heavy Horses and beach rides at silecroft. Massage and beauty treatments can be arranged nearby or at the cottage. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: Living room/bedroom area with double bed (5ft), sofa bed (4ft), beams and wooden floor.

Woodburner in living room and bedroom (initial fuel included). Underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£228-£723
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Miller Beck Ref: LN4

A magical setting on the shores of Lake Windermere providing the perfect holiday location. This exceptional house, one of a pair, offers spacious, light rooms and inspirational contemporary decor and lighting. Situated at the southern tip of the lake, it is set in 4 acres of paddock and woods with a beck bordering one side and 150 metres of lake frontage. There is also an enclosed garden with decked terrace. The southern Lake District offers a spectacular choice of activities from watersports to mountain climbing, cycling and walking. Magnificent scenery surrounds visitors in every direction and there are many cultural events throughout the year around the lakes and at the historic castles, houses and gardens which abound in this area. The nearby village of Lakeside, 1½ miles, is home to the Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside to Haverthwaite Steam Railway - a great favourite with families and train enthusiasts. Bowness-on-Windermere, 7 miles, is a vibrant village with stylish boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, museums and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition. From here there is also a small car ferry across the lake to Sawrey, Hawkshead, the Grizedale Forest and Coniston, and the tourist boats for trips to Ambleside or a leisurely scenic excursion around the islands. Alternatively, simply relax in the grounds with a picnic beside the lake and a swin, weather permitting. This property is under the same ownership as Home Farm (LN2). Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

Four steps to entrance. Spacious living room with open fire, patio doors and lake views. Large kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking), French doors, wooden floor and sitting area with TV. Study. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom with feature free-standing bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Three double bedrooms, each with TV, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower cubicle and toilet, one with fully tiled en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with double bath.

  • Open fire - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Five TVs
  • DVD
  • Surround-sound system
  • Triple electric Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with decked area and furniture
  • Sole use of 4 acre paddock
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced lake frontage and sloping banks in paddock

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£932-£2495
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Biskey Dip Ref: W43164

This attractive holiday home, well maintained to a good standard, is the perfect holiday retreat within a few minutes’ walk of the centre of the lovely village of Bowness-on-Windermere. An excellent base for visiting the many attractions of Bowness, including lakeside walks, water sports and boat trips as well as the Beatrix Potter Exhibition. Lake cruisers offer trips to Ambleside, or to Lakeside, to the Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside to Haverthwaite Steam Railway. The Lakeland Fells surrounding Lake Windermere offer ample walking, cycling and climbing, whilst Coniston Water, Ullswater and Derwent Water are within easy reach. Shop, pub, restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (controlled by the owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Internet connection. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. On road parking (permit provided). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children. Friday to Friday. NB: 10 steps to terrace.

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£422-£890
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery with spectacular views, these delightful cottages have been carefully converted from the barns of a former farm steading. In an AONB, the holiday properties are two in a little group of four, located between Torpenhow and Ireby on the northern fringe of the Lake District. Attractively furnished, well presented and equipped to E.T.C. 5 Star standard, the living accommodation is on the first floor to take advantage of the outstanding views, including stunning sunsets over the Solway. There are pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door along lanes filled with wild flowers and wildlife. Keswick (on the shore of Derwentwater) and Cockermouth (birthplace of William Wordsworth) offer shops, restaurants, galleries and tourist attractions, the former with a leisure pool and the latter with a swimming-pool. Romantic, quiet and peaceful, yet an ideal base for the Lakes, Solway coast, Scottish borders and Hadrian’s Wall. Sailing on nearby Lake Bassenthwaite. Armathwaite Hall Hotel, a 10-minute drive, offers a swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Shops 5 miles.

Double bedroom with pretty lace-draped four-poster bed. Attractive single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area and French windows with wonderful countryside views.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Radio/CD
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio, furniture
  • 2-acre shared grounds with children’s play area
  • Barbecue
  • Rare breed sheep, miniature Shetland ponies
  • Ample parking
  • Shared external games room with table tennis, pool table, table football
  • Welcome tea tray, complimentary bottle of wine
  • Milk, eggs, bread available
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 3 yrs

WAS
NOW
£302-£635
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Branthwaite Stable Ref: CC119146
Branthwaite Stable is a real gem, with everything you expect to see in a traditional Lakeland cottage which has been modernised and refurbished to an excellent standard. From cosy wood burning stove to exposed stone walls, oak beams, bags of character and some antique furniture complimented with quality soft furnishings. The cottage benefits from a superb fellside location in ’John Peel country’, situated on the tranquil Caldbeck Fells with walks directly from the door and quiet country lanes ideal for cycling. The renowned village of Caldbeck is within three miles with pub, tea room and shops.

Ground Floor: Property is centrally heated by environmentally friendly bio-mass (wood pellet) boiler and comprises:
Lounge/diner: A spacious room with beamed ceiling, stone fireplace with wood burning stove, TV, DVD and CD/radio.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. 

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With luxury king size bed and Egyptian cotton linen.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All electric , towels and bed linen included. Initial supply of logs (additional logs available to buy if required). Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi internet connection.Outside: Riverside patio with garden table and chairs across the lane. Parking for 1 car. One dog welcome.

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£425-£830
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Bram Cragg Barn Ref: 26707

Bram Cragg Barn is a stunning conversion created from the former 19th-century byre and barn to a holiday home with a wonderful mix of oak beams and slate features combined with stylish modern fittings. The spacious open plan living room is at first floor level to take advantage of the views accross the valley. The barn stands detached, adjacent to the owners’ home and two holiday lodges, in an idyllic and peaceful setting. There are unspoilt views in every direction towards Helvellyn and Castle Rock, Blencathra, Skiddaw and High and Low Rigg. The location is delightful, farm amimals graze close to the barn and footpaths directly from the house give access not only to the more challenging walking routes but to gentle strolls. The scenery is spectacular and walkers, cyclists and drivers will find the immediate surroundings breathtaking. Central for exploring the Lake District National Park. Shop 41/2 miles, pub and restaurant 21/2 miles.

Ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with beams. 1 double with en-suite bathroom with spa bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room included (May-August no fuel provided). Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with covered patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Access to some fields. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£549-£1343
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Home Farm Ref: LN2

This magnificent converted detached barn on three levels abounds with elegance, style and comfort to provide a peaceful holiday haven in rural tranquillity. Featuring French oak beams, Lake District slate, lots of exposed stonework, and granite work surfaces in the large kitchen, the barn provides masses of space for couples or family groups. Surrounded by pasture land and woods there are many walks direct from the door down to the Edwardian coastal town of Grange-over-Sands, 2 miles, which has all facilities and two golf courses, or across country to the picturesque village of Cartmel, 4 miles, with its 14th-century priory, many pubs and restaurants, and annual horse racing events. Behind the barn are stabled some ‘resting’ racehorses, which can be seen grazing with sheep and cattle in the 25-acre grounds. Holker Hall, gardens and museum, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are within 8 miles, whilst Lake Windermere is just 5 miles with the Lake Cruiser, Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside to Haverthwaite Steam Railway. This southern area of the Lake District National Park hosts a multitude of visitor attractions as well as beautiful Lakes and stunning fells for walking and climbing. This property is under the same ownership as Miller Beck (LN4). Shops and pub 2 miles. This property accommodates a maximum of 8 guests.

Large dining room. Large kitchen with TV, wood-burning stove, electric range, breakfast area, granite work surfaces, feature stained glass window, wooden floor and beams. Second small kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom. Fully tiled shower room and toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet. Two further double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet and bidet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet (access also from landing). Single bedroom (for alternative sleeping only) with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Open-tread stairs to second floor: Spacious living room with games area and superb views over Morecambe Bay. Four steps down to conservatory with pool table.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Two digital TVs (large flatscreen in living room)
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • 25-acre shared natural grounds
  • Parking (4 cars)
  • Pool table
  • Non smoking
  • Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps in garden

WAS
NOW
£883-£2495
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

These detached (Spout Crag, ref 27784) ) and semi-detached (Lakeshore, ref 27785)) boathouses are in a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. The boathouses are not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, they also provide the ultimate holiday location for enjoying sailing or water sports on Windermere with direct access to the lake, small pier and boat mooring facilities with each property (storage under the boathouse 8m x 2.5m) with a boardwalk at the side. Both holiday properties are tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout, they boast a light and airy living room opening on to a large sun terrace overlooking the lake and fells. A host of Lakeland attractions can be found nearby, including many of Wordsworth’s inspirational locations - his home, Dove Cottage, is open to the public all year. Grizedale Forest, with its Go Ape high wire adventure course, Grasmere and Ambleside are all close by. Visit Hilltop Farm near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her stories, or take a trip to Hawkshead where there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations. Take a trip across Lake Windermere on the leisurely steamer, which connects with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall and Levens Hall all within easy reach. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton is a wonderful day out for all the family, as is the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside and Muncaster Castle with its extensive gardens. Excellent walks locally with stunning views, as well as cycling and pony-trekking. Bowness, with its wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 11/2 miles away.

43 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen all with tiled floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

CD. Lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars).

Both properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake frontage.

WAS
NOW
£379-£1325
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Trusmadoor Ref: 24335

Set in the unspoilt northern Lakes, and away from the mainstream tourist tracks, this comfortable single storey holiday cottage stands in the grounds of a delightful country house hotel which is set in 2 acres of grounds just 4 miles from Keswick on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake. With breathtaking views over open countryside and the lake, which is ½ a mile away, plus use of the hotel’s restaurant, bar and games room you will be ensured of a relaxing stay with superb walking from the doorstep. Hotel with bar and restaurant 50 yards. Shops 5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio. Shared 2-acres of hotel grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

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£293-£680
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