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The Wheelhouse

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £450
    Low season
  • £900
    Peak season

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Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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£450 Sat, 2 Jun 2018
7 nights - Reduced from £650.00 - based on max 4 adults

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport

About The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse is an outstanding Lake District holiday cottage in a fantastic location in Staveley village. In just a few minutes, you can walk to the train station, an excellent chip shop, friendly cafe, artisan bakery, the Hawkshead Brewery and Beer Hall, and the Eagle and Child pub which has an open fire. There is ample room for up to six guests in three bedrooms, and the property is as popular with friends meeting up for a holiday as it is for families who want a central base for exploring the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Staveley is on the River Kent, four miles north-west of Kendal. It has a vibrant, friendly community who are welcoming and happy to share their local knowledge with visitors who are searching for a genuine Cumbrian experience rather than merely scratching the surface of the amazing landscape and all it has to offer. The village boasts an enormous bike shop, Wheelbase, where you can hire bikes and shop from a wide range of road and mountain bike clothing and accessories. There is nowhere better to ask about the best trails to suit your ability.

The four-mile drive to Kendal takes around ten minutes, but you can also cycle, or walk along the footpath which runs beside the River Kent and through Burneside village. Kendal is a bustling market town with an artistic feel. There are excellent shops, cafes and pubs, and it is a top choice for a day out. The Kendal Museum is one of the oldest in the UK and a great place to find out more about the history of the landscape, while the Museum of Lakeland Life can show you how people have thrived here for centuries.

Staveley is only five miles from Bowness-on-Windermere which has been a hugely popular tourist destination since the mid-1800s and is graced by some lovely Victorian buildings. A good way to spend a day is on a hop-on, hop-off boat trip to Ambleside, Brockhole and Lakeside. Many visitors come to Bowness for the World of Beatrix Potter, and the town also has a beautiful church dating from the late 1400s, the vintage Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, and the Windermere Steamboat Museum.

One of the best features of The Wheelhouse is that it caters so well for guests who want to spend their days outside, yet is very warm and welcoming on their return. Not only does it have a large secure lockup for bikes, but it also has two modern shower rooms for washing away the mud and a luxurious sauna where you can ease the ache of a good day’s walking or cycling from your muscles so that they are ready to do it all again tomorrow.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Sarah & Stephen Clapp joined Independent Cottages in August 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

The Wheelhouse was designed with holidaymakers in mind yet it retains a homely feel that makes it easy to unpack and settle in with minimum fuss.

Accommodation is split across two levels and comprises:

Living Space

  • The open plan living/dining room is graced by floor to ceiling glass doors that overlook the private patio at the front of the property. Decorated in neutral colours with wooden floorboards and pictures of the local area, it is restful and welcoming.
  • The living area has large couches and a wall-mounted flat-screen television with satellite channels.
  • The dining area has a large dining table topped with a map of the Lake District National Park so that you can plan your next day's adventures over dinner. A mix of benches and chairs provides seating for everyone.
  • A streamlined modern kitchen has been designed for convenient catering. There is ample cupboard space together with an induction hob, oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A breakfast bar is a handy spot for morning coffee and provides extra bench space for preparing meals.
  • A separate utility room houses a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
  • The landing is large enough for a chaise lounge and second television, and is a good place for kids to relax and do their own thing away from the adults with games console for entertainment.
  • Luxuriating in the private Swedish sauna is bliss after a strenuous day walking or cycling.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Three bedrooms sleep six guests. Each room is carefully furnished in calming neutrals with shades of heather and grey, with good-quality beds and bed linen, drawers and cupboards, and electric central heating radiators.

  • Bedroom One has a king-sized bed, bedside tables and wall mounted reading lights.
  • Bedroom Two has two full-sized twin beds, bedside tables with reading lights, and a low window with deep sill and exposed wooden lintel.
  • Bedroom Three is an additional king-size bedroom.
  • Two fully-tiled shower rooms, each with a large walk-in shower cubicle, wall mounted WC, handbasin and heated towel rail.

Outside: A paved patio area and off-street parking for three cars (one at the front of the property and two at the rear). There is a secure, lockable storage building for bikes, pushchairs, etc.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen and bedding are included in the cost. The sauna is coin operated. There is WiFi and central heating throughout the property. One well-behaved pet is welcome by prior arrangement with the owner for a small additional fee. A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. No smoking.

The Wheelhouse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Kings & 1 Twin)
1 Dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £450
Mid Season from £520
High Season from £760
Peak Season £900
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1539 821859 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Sarah & Stephen Clapp
Member Since August 2017

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 2 Jun 2018 for 7 nights, £450
Reduced from £650.00 - based on max 4 adults

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The Wheelhouse 18 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th May 2018
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