2 (all year)
Stokers at Heights View is a comfortable welcoming holiday home in a fantastic location. With space for up to eight people in three rooms as well as an additional sofa bed and travel cot, it is the ideal base for a couple, family, or group visiting the Lake District National Park. Not only is it close to leading Lakes attractions, but it is also within easy reach of the beaches at Morecambe Bay and Grange-over-Sands. The Anglers Arms, a favourite pub with visitors and locals for its variety of ales and excellent menu, is just a short walk away, and the village has a post office/local store, so you do not have to use the car just to get some milk or the newspaper.
Haverthwaite is a small village that is best known as home to the famous Lakeland and Haverthwaite Steam Railway Museum - one of the Lake District’s most popular attractions. You do not have to be a train buff to appreciate the enduring style of a steam train, and a journey on one is a fantastic effortless way to sightsee. The station also has a tea room, picnic area and a fun children’s play area, and being just across the road from Stokers means you can pop over whenever you like while the Lakeland Motor Museum is a few minutes walk away. It is a short railway journey to the Lakeside station where you can find the award-winning Lakeside Aquarium which boasts the most extensive collection of freshwater fish in the UK. Also nearby by car are Sizergh Castle, Townend, and the World Peace Temple at the Manjushri Buddhist Centre which is housed in the impressive Victorian Gothic Conishead Priory.
Ulverston is a pretty market town around six miles from Stokers at Heights View. It offers a wide variety of shops, cafes, pubs and amenities. Stan Laurel, of the famous Laurel and Hardy film duo, was born there and there is a museum celebrating his work and life. Ulverston and the South Lakes area have several good museums showcasing life in the area over the centuries, like the old Bobbin Mill in Stott Park and Gleaston Water Mill. A walk to the top of Hoad Hill and, if it is open, up the Hoad Monument, will reward you with incredible views of the surrounding area that reach as far as Blackpool Tower on a clear day.
The Lake District National Park is a popular destination for visitors who enjoy being outdoors. While some larger villages and towns can be quite busy, particularly in summer, Haverthwaite is always relaxed and calm, and there are lots of lovely walks where you may not see another person at all! High Nibthwaite at the southern tip of Coniston Water is around eight miles from the house, while you can access Windermere - arguably the most magnificent of the lakes - less than four miles away in Lakeside.
The Lake District National Park is a spectacularly beautiful part of Britain and Stokers at Heights View is a lovely place to stay while you are visiting.
Janet Dean joined Independent Cottages in December 2017
Stokers at Heights View is a bungalow, so accommodation is all on one level and there are just three internal stairs to the utility room and third bedroom. The windows are triple glazed and the entire house has central heating so it remains toasty and warm even in winter.
Outside: The mature landscaped garden attracts a variety of birds. There is off street parking for up to four cars.
Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen and tea towels are included in the cost of hire, however please take your own towels and cot linen. The cottage has WiFi and central heating. Two cots and two highchairs are available on request. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. No smoking. No pets.
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