Greenhowes is an attractive stone cottage near Hawkshead, Cumbria, with an abundance of ivy surrounding the windows. It is at the heart of a 5,000 acre estate, with a multitude of other holiday cottages close by. Inside, you will find a spacious living room with two contemporary sofas facing the flat screen TV. Cosy up with your loved ones in front of the delightful open fire. Step into the open-plan kitchen and dining area, with seating for up to six people. Furnished to a high-standard, this kitchen will inspire you to dust off those cook books and indulge in all the modern appliances at hand. Upstairs are three bedrooms: one double, one twin and one adult bunk, with a family shower room and a separate WC. The bedrooms have a minimal decor with soft beds and matching bedside tables and lamps, perfect for some late night reading. Off-road parking is available. There is a small outdoor seating area to the front of the property. Ideal for some early morning breakfast while the sun rises. Or venture towards the on-site facilities, with an abundance of activities, including a heated indoor pool a trout fishing lake. While you stay at Greenhowes, visit Brantwood, a historic house and museum which was the former home of artist John Ruskin, where he spent the last twenty-eight years of his life. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin's own personal treasures, there is something for everyone here. Greenhowes is the perfect property for remote holidays.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Shower room with shower and basin. Separate WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2) and dining area. Sitting room with open fire.
HAWKSHEAD Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 miles. The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.
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