||Sleeps x 5
||Bedroom x 3
||Pets Welcome (1)
||Private Parking x 2
'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside
hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Hare & Hounds, a superb pub
serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and
Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with inset woodburning
fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been
tastefully refurbished. Ample private parking and a rear garden Smithy
Cottage is ideal for a holiday at any time of the year. A few hundred yards
up the hill from the sleepy hamlet of Bowland Bridge is the famous Mason's
Arms at Strawberry Bank, another tempting hostelry to drag you out of the
kitchen and within the hamlet is a useful shop, open most days and providing
most things you may wish for.
Accommodation in detail
Ample parking for 2 or 3 cars behind the cottage with an enclosed garden and
a detached garage being ideal for mountain bikes and the like. Entrance into
the living room with views out over the surrounding countryside and
comfortable furnishings around the large woodburning stove. A separate
dining room and an opening into the well equipped kitchen. Upstairs to the
three bedrooms, 2 double and 1single room. Modern bathroom with shower over
bath and a second WC.
You'll find wonderful walks in every direction from this peaceful rural Lake
District cottage. The surrounding Lyth Valley is very picturesque, famous
for its damsons and damson blossom in spring. A favourite route is the short
but steep ascent of Gummers How, between Lyth Valley and Lake Windermere.
From the top, you'll enjoy one of the finest lake views in the Lake
On the way to Bowness village, you'll find the Windermere Golf Club, with a
superb scenic course to try.
In Bowness itself, you'll find everything you need for stocking up the
kitchen; supermarket, local shops, delicatessens and more. There are also a
wide range of restaurants in Bowness. For a special occasion, try The
Postilion Restaurant on Ash Street. Or, how about a contemporary take on
tapas at Lucy4 at the Porthole?
Stroll to the shore of Lake Windermere and you can catch an elegant
Windermere steamer cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside (or both!). It's a great
way for families to explore without driving through busier tourist areas,
and you'll find many more Lake District attractions to explore in both these
From Bowness, it's also easy to explore further afield in the Lakes. The
A591 junction is only a couple of miles up the road, forming the main (very
scenic) route into the heart of the Lakes.