Curlew Rise is a spacious holiday cottage that makes an excellent central base to explore the Lake District. It offers easy access to the valleys and fells from the south and the more remote western hills and lakes are only a pleasant one hour drive away.
The holiday cottage is situated amongst a small cluster of dwellings in open farmland with uninterrupted views of Lowick Moor to the North and in the distance Hoad Monument to the South.
The village of Penny Bridge is just over a mile away and offers a local pub, serving food and ale.
There are plenty of interesting places to visit and attractions within this lovely area. Coniston water is approximately a ten minute drive away and for those who enjoy hill walking, Dow Crag is just a little further on. Lake Windermere is also very nearby and only a fifteen minute drive. For something unexpected, seek out the unsung beauty of the Furness coastline with its glorious sandy beach hidden away at Roanhead. For quieter walking head for the Duddon Valley, an easy drive taking in beautiful views.
Locally you can wander the public footpaths that link the farms, woods and lanes, whilst listening for the haunting cry of the curlews that circle up the valley following the route of Newland Beck. Early in the day you may disturb a nervous deer or heron, showing how relatively undisturbed this part of the Lake District remains.
The pretty market town of Ulverston is just two miles away, with its cobbled streets and narrow alleys, providing a good range of specialist shops, food stores and eating places.
Other local attractions include: Dalton Wild Life Park, Aquarium of the Lakes, Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Windermere Lake Cruises, Donald Campbell Bluebird Exhibition, Coniston Steam Gondola, Ruskin Museum and Brantwood House.
Stephen Hall joined Independent Cottages in September 2008
Curlew Rise was built out of a former redundant byre and today provides spacious holiday accommodation that can accommodate at least six guests. The holiday cottage has a natural and homely character that invites you to relax and enjoy it as your own home.
The layout is half open on the ground floor reaching around a curving open stair. Furnishing is traditional in sympathy with the building. The kitchen has its own personal feel with a breakfast table/seating for six, microwave, washing machine/tumble dryer, high level oven, hob, fridge and small freezer. It opens onto the dining space with its maple floor and a table that converts for snooker. French windows open onto the enclosed secure back garden. Off the dining area there is a cloakroom and toilet. Underfloor heating is laid throughout the ground floor with the comfort of a log fire and maple flooring in the sitting area.
Upstairs there is a large double bedroom with traditional cupboard wardrobe and washbasin and two further twin bedrooms each with a cupboard wardrobe. The bathroom has a bath, bidet and for pure enjoyment a steam shower for two. Aromatic oils add to this delightful health and relaxation therapy. The roof space forms a large study area and peaceful space away from noisy living room activities. A steep stair leads to it closed off from the 1st floor landing.
Additional information: Linen and towels are provided. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. The cottage is fitted with underfloor central heating. 1/2 sized snooker table. There is a secure garden to the front and rear of the cottage.
Prices: There may be a discount on the prices for under occupancy - please enquire with the owner.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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