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No 2 Kiln Houses
This cosy little Lake District cottage lies in the village of Bouth, noted for one of Cumbrias best pubs, The White Hart. The location makes for easy exploration of the southern lakes to the north and the rolling meadows of the peninsulas and the south lakes coast.
The middle of three traditional Lake District terraced cottages, No 2 Kiln Houses, along with our other holiday cottage Kiln Cottage, offers the perfect holiday retreat, situated on a quiet backwater lane with views across pasture and within a short walk from the Inn.
You step into a welcoming sitting room, ornamented with prints, soft lighting, heavy fabrics and two plump sofas, set around a log stove. A step leads up to a dining room, which in turn opens out to a sunny garden.
The kitchen is amply equipped and will cater well for preparing a light lunch or candle lit dinners.
Upstairs are the two bedrooms. The master double has a king size bed. The single is comfortable, suited both to a child or third adult. The bathroom offers a little extra luxury with a whirlpool bath where you can relax tired muscles in bubble heaven after a day on the fell. There is also an overhead shower, hand basin and WC.
In summary this is a perfect cottage for long holidays and romantic breaks, offering comfort, quality and a warm welcome.
Bouth lies four miles to the west of Lake Windermere, at the southern end of the Rusland Valley. Popular with visitors for a peaceful setting among low fell, it is away from the busy crowds, offering pretty local walks and cycle rides, where you can explore the country lanes and visit the deer park.
A very short walk from the cottage is the excellent White Hart Inn. Warmly hosted by Nigel Barton, he offers one of the finest cellars of local ales along with robust pub grub, both served up by the glow of roaring log fires under a canopy of blackened oak beams.
A short car ride brings you to the foot of Lake Windermere and the River Leven, where you will find the the villages of Newby Bridge, Lakeside, Finsthwaite and Backbarrow, along with The National Trust's Fell Foot Park. Here there are gardens, a cafe and at the lake shore fishing, jetties for mooring and hiring rowing and sailing boats, along with a ferry crossing to Lakeside. At Lakeside, steamers and launches leave for trips on the lake and can be used as a sort of water bus to explore other areas. Also at Lakeside is the steam railway terminus and the Lakeland Aquarium. Nearby at Backbarrow is the famous Lakeland Motor Museum with over 30,000 exhibits.
From Finsthwaite a track leads up to Low & High Dam, one of my favourite small tarns, easy to get to and perfect for a picnic or paddle in summer.
For dining or a drink there are some good choices. The Lakeside Hotel overlooks the lake and offers a traditional bar serving local ale, a lounge bar and contemporary bistro, along with a more formal restaurant offering fine cuisine, perfect for celebration or just a little indulgence. At Newby Bridge you have the Swan Hotel, with its gardens overlooking the River Leven and offering a decent bar and bistro restaurant.
Head south down onto the Cartmel Peninsular and you have winding country lanes that lead to Morecambe Bay. The village of Grange over Sands overlooks the bay with a mile long promenade. There are some excellent shops including Higginson's award winning butchers, two bakers, a grocer and a host of little cafes and tea rooms. Over the fell lies Cartmel, one of Cumbria's prettiest villages. Four pubs, Rogan's restaurant, the Michelin awarded L'Enclume, a huge Norman priory and a national hunt race course along with narrow streets and a little river make for the perfect village setting.
At Cark there is Holker Hall, a fine country house and gardens open to the public also offering a food hall with local produce. If you are still in the mood for more grand houses, then at the other end of the peninsular is Levens Hall a fine house built around 1590 and boasts one of the finest topiary gardens in the UK.
North from the cottage, up the Rusland valley, you come to the Grizedale forest where you can purchase a map of the trails for both walking and mountain bikes. As you explore the forest you will come across fabulous sculptures, which are part of an ongoing art initiative sponsored by The Forestry Commission. North west lies Coniston Water and the Coniston mountain range offering plenty of water activities and mountain trails to suit all abilities.
Just a quick note to say we had a great time at 2 Kiln house at the weekend and will definitely be back next year. It was a lovely, quiet setting which was just what we needed, We loved the Pubs beer, food and everyone we met were really friendly.
Thanks again - Ian and Mary
Dear Clare and John
A big thankyou for allowing us to rent this lovely cottage for the week. We have had a great time and the evening badger watch has been one of the highlights of our stay. Our daughters Marie and Ruth have a Beneteau 211 moored just off the gravel beach and have loved the close access. we've enjoyed watching the birsd and squirrels - they are hungry folk and constantly empty the feeders. We love coming to the lakes and will certainly be back again. With very best wishes from the L family, Ruth, Bob and the Girls.
We have had a lovely week in this fantastic and comfotable cottage. The village is set in such wonderful countryside - we particularly enjoyed taking our 6 month old on the Bluebell Wood walk. We were very luck with the weather. The ales at the local pub were top notch. did a couple ofwalks in the Grizedale Forest - a lovely place to visit and the visitors centre has a great cafe with AMAZING cakes - chocolate and Guiness can be highly recommended. Thanks for a great holiday.
Suzanne, Iain and Eve.
We have had a wonderful honeymoon in this peaceful part of the National Park. Easy acess to Grizedale and Windermere have enabled us to do some pleasant sightseeing. Particularly nice was the pass over to Ullswater and trips on the steam boats. Cottage is lovely with tasteful decor, and loved our regular visits to the White Hart for good food and our regular visits to the chippy in Greedodd. Ulverston is a nice little market town with some nice shops and well worth a visit. Thank you
Andrew & Rachel - Clitheroe Lancs
Very comfortable cottage & heaters very efficient! Dishwasher magically cleaned up after us which was great. Lovely location & White Hart Pub a nice place to stagger to for hearty meals.
We’ve had a fab time thanks!– Mr. A Leigh
A great stay at a lovely cottage that couldn’t be located in a more picturesque setting. Great choice of beers at the White Hart. A great place for any nature lovers, numerous birds seen from both in front of the cottage and the garden. Cottage very comfy and tastefully furnished, we loved our stay and will be back again soon. – Lyn & Mal Taylor
Local Areas Of InterestNewby Bridge To Bouth
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