Lake Cottage offers cosy, characterful accommodation for 2-4 people in a delightful lakeside setting with private garden, off-lane parking and sunny courtyard.
Built as a gamekeeper's cottage in the early 1800's, it has been refurbished using traditional materials and furnishings, with many original features uncovered during the restoration left exposed.
An open layout to the downstairs kitchen and living rooms creates a spacious area despite its compact proportions. The living room has a large stone inglenook with logburner, exposed beams and period furniture with antique rugs on the waxed floorboards.
The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, fridge and range cooker in the original inglenook, pine dresser, farmhouse table and 'unfitted' antique units. Please note there is no washing machine or dishwasher. Additional fridge with freezer compartment in boiler room.
Bedrooms offer one small double and one larger twin, both bedrooms enjoy views over the sunny garden and reedbeds to the lake. Newly fitted bathroom with large shower. Central heating. Stairs down from living area to carpeted and furnished garden room opening directly to the sheltered, sunny courtyard . Please note the garden room and boiler room on the lower ground floor have a restricted 6ft ceiling height to the open beams.
Pathway through the garden leads under willow arch onto a boardwalk, which meanders through the reedbed to a lakeside timber cabin and sheltered jetty on the lake with panoramic views over lily-fringed Hawes Water to fields and woodland beyond.
Enclosed porch leads to living room with exposed beams, log burning stove, inglenook, polished pine flooring with Turkish rug and comfortable period furniture. Arcam hi-fi CD/radio with cable connector for smartphone, collection of CD's, DVD's, maps, books and games. Kitchen area separated by pine-panelled partition and settle. Very fast Wifi (video streams easily) but no phone or TV aerial reception.
Original quarry-tiled floor, stone inglenook with range cooker. antique dresser and base units with pitch pine cupboards. Equipped with fridge, microwave, etc - but note no dishwasher or washing machine.
The kitchen is stocked for our own family use and guests will find all day-to-day essentials (herbs, spices, jams, rice, coffee, flour, etc). Guests are welcome to use these and asked to simply replace items that are running low.
Basement garden room
Open stairs from kitchen area lead to lower garden room / basement with half-glazed stable door leading onto sheltered, gravelled courtyard with bench, picnic table and garden furniture.
The garden room (note beamed ceiling has restricted height of 6') has carpet and rugs to floor, sofabed, dresser and additional storage. We ask guests to use this entrance after muddy walks and to store outdoor clothing etc.
Oak door off the garden room leads to boiler room with second fridge/freezer. This is a good place to dry wet clothes and boots.