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The Granary accommodates up to five guests and is located in the peaceful tranquil hamlet of Ruthwaite, near Ireby, in the Northern fells of the Lake District. Looking out onto Skiddaw and the Uldale and Caldbeck fells, The Granary is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday yet it is conveniently located within fifteen to twenty minutes car ride from the bustling market town of Keswick.
This characterful, cosy and comfortable barn conversion provides a retreat where you can escape the pressures of everyday life in the peaceful setting of Ruthwaite. This small hamlet is just three miles from Bassenthwaite Lake, famous for its resident ospreys which can be seen in the summer flying, washing, fishing or perching down at the lake. They can also be seen from the nearby viewpoint in Dodd Wood.
Ruthwaite is central for touring the Lake District National Park and also the Solway Firth, South West Scotland, the Scottish Borders and Hadrian's Wall. It is ideally located for those who enjoy walking (walks abound from the front door), fishing, cycling, birdwatching, painting, sailing, golf or simply relaxing on the private, secluded patio, away from it all.
Leisure clubs are nearby, together with Trotters' World of Animals Farm to delight the children. There is free use of a local tennis court and several pubs within the local area offering good food.
Keswick, with all its numerous attractions, is just a twenty minute drive away. Also within easy access are the Western Lakes - Buttermere, Loweswater and Crummock Water. Grasmere, which is at the heart of the Lakes, is just a forty minute drive
The Keswick area offers a whole host of attractions to suit all ages including the Theatre by the Lake, the Puzzling Place, Keswick Launch and Castlerigg Stone Circle which dates back some four thousand years. Outdoor activities are also plentiful with opportunities for golf, water sports, climbing and for the adventurous, paragliding.
Margaret Crooks joined Independent Cottages in March 2011
Additional information: There is Gas central heating throughout and double-glazing. Beds are made up ready for arrival. Gas, electricity and bedlinen are provided at no extra charge. Towels are not provided. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement, at an extra charge of £15.00 per pet per week (maximum two dogs). Children are welcome but because of steps, the property is not suitable for toddlers. There is no public transport so a car is essential. The nearest supermarkets are in Keswick. It is necessary to bring provisions with you as there is no store in the hamlet. It is possible to arrange a delivery from Tesco by ordering on-line and they will deliver at a pre-arranged time. The owner will be pleased to take in your delivery prior to your arrival if so wished.
Accessibility: There is a bedroom and shower room with WC on the ground floor but please note that there are four steps leading up to the lounge. However, the kitchen, bedroom and shower room are on on the same level.
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