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View towards property
Farmhouse style kitchen
Pull up a pew
Cook up a storm with the AGA
Perfect for home cooked meals
Inviting sitting room
Cosy up with the wood burner
Beautiful furnishings
King-size bedroom
Get a good night sleep
Home comforts
Check out the views
Bathroom
Finishing touches
Property detail
Finishing touches
Beautiful gardens
Sit and relax
Explore your surroundings
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2 / 19  Farmhouse style kitchen
3 / 19  Pull up a pew
4 / 19  Cook up a storm with the AGA
5 / 19  Perfect for home cooked meals
6 / 19  Inviting sitting room
7 / 19  Cosy up with the wood burner
8 / 19  Beautiful furnishings
9 / 19  King-size bedroom
10 / 19  Get a good night sleep
11 / 19  Home comforts
12 / 19  Check out the views
13 / 19  Bathroom
14 / 19  Finishing touches
15 / 19  Property detail
16 / 19  Finishing touches
17 / 19  Beautiful gardens
18 / 19  Sit and relax
19 / 19  Explore your surroundings

The Nook - Lake District

Kentmere, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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Property code: LCC61

Overview

This pretty traditional Lakeland country cottage is set against a backdrop of high fell at the far head of the Kentmere Valley. Running north from the village of Staveley, parallel to the Troutbeck valley, it is a protected and unspoiled area of natural beauty and, though popular with true walkers, remains peaceful. The setting is idyllic, with views down the valley that hold your gaze, and a garden that is a riot of colour during spring and summer.

The Nook is detached and the first of a huddle of three cottages right at the head of the valley, where its aspect gives a panoramic view.

Living Spaces

You enter into a small boot room area, and then into the kitchen. A real farmhouse feel, the large table, settle and AGA sit under a canopy of oak beams and will be perfect for cosy dinners.

From the kitchen you go through to the sitting room. A plump sofa and leather armchair are drawn around a roaring log burning stove. Ornament and occasional lighting add to the ambience, where the overall feel is snug and warm.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From a small hall, stairs lead up to the landing and the bedroom and bathroom. A large king size double bed sits under a timbered ceiling and the views down the valley are splendid. The bathroom has a bath with hand held shower, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

Outside the gardens are splendid, a riot of colour and scent in summer. Adjoining the cottage is an open barn, which would be perfect for any guest who perhaps wishes to set up an easel and paint the view. Immediately in front of the cottage is a gravel terrace, which gives way to grass and flowerbeds, the whole setting has the most splendid backdrop of the valley.

All in all this is a very romantic cottage for two set in an idyllic position, perfect to relax and take Me time, as well as explore the walks that are on your doorstep, along with the greater and magnificent landscape of the Lake District National Park.

Out & About

The Kentmere valley runs north from the village of Staveley, parallel to the Troutbeck valley. It is a most protected and unspoiled area of natural beauty, and though popular with true walkers, remains peaceful. The River Kent flows through the valley floor with fells rising up from either side. At the head of the valley is the hamlet of Kentmere with track that leads to a splendid collection of mountain tops including Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell and form the Kentmere Horseshoe. For the very hardy you can walk all the way to Hawswater, one of the most remote lakes.

At the mouth of the valley, about three miles from the cottage is the village of Staveley. The houses and buildings are typical Lakeland stone built and are nestled between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. At the heart of the village is St James church built in 1865 and shows off a stained glass east window designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and made by William Morris and Co. The original church was St Margaret's, built in 1388 where today only the tower remains.

There are plenty of shops and a few inns, the best The Eagle and Child, serving decent food and beer. At The Mill Yard you will find a host of retail shops and businesses. Here there is Wheelbase a huge cycle company for top end bikes and hire bikes. Artesian shops include More Bakery, The Hawskhead Brewery, Starlys Spice Company and Fairground Coffee. Hawkshead Brewery have a super modern Beer Hall where you can relax and sample their excellent beers along with a plate of tapas. Wilf's Cafe is an old and popular favourite where you will find good food, along with art exhibitions. Mainly a day time affair, Wilf's do have specialty evenings and well worth checking out their notice board or website.

From Staveley you head on into the lakes where a three mile drive brings you to the linked towns of Bowness and Windermere set on the east shore of Lake Windermere, where Bowness is at the water's edge, with the town of Windermere set about a half mile away above the lake.

From Windermere the road leads on into the heart of South Lakes where you have Ambleside at the northern head of the lake, Rydal Water a little further on, and to the west Coniston Water, perhaps the most friendly of the large lakes.

Last but not least head east a few miles to Kendal, south lakes main town, offering a variety of good shopping with stores, supermarkets and farmers markets, along with dining and a good cultural scene with art galleries, theatre and cinema all adding up for a good day out.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with handheld shower
  • Aga oven, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in outhouse laundry room
  • 2 TVs, DVD player and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Garden furniture
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no children or babies
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub 4.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Lucy & Simon September 2017

I compose this as I sit in the rocking chair at the kitchen table, with a glass of red wine in front of me, Classic FM playing in the background, whilst waiting for a homemade seeded loaf to bake in the AGA. Could it get any more idyllic? Reality however hits tomorrow when we have to leave this beautiful part of the the country. Our star in The NooRead morek has encompassed treacherous yet enjoyable walks in the fells, including a four hour trek from the cottage to the Kentmere Reservoir and another three hour walk to The Queens Head at Troutbeck. The thought of heading back to such a warm and cosy cottage to wine and dine and wind down in from of the log burner with a good game or book has proved a real treat.We will sorely miss the peace and tranquillity of the garden and surrounding fells. The views will stay with us for a long time to come. Thank you for the memories. Hide

Reviewed by Diane & Alan September 2017

What a perfect place to spend a very rainy week! The cottage is so beautiful and cosy and the surrounding countryside so lovely that the weather hasn't mattered at all. By far the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in, its the detail - all the beautiful crockery, lamps, rugs etc that elevate it beyond the nom. Thank You for the welcome and the frieRead morendliness. We have had a lovely week. Hide

Reviewed by Fleur & Gareth August 2017

We stayed at the Nook for a week and had the most delightful stay. We were welcomed with cake and the aga warming the kitchen. The nook is tastefully decorated and very cosy especially when log burner lit! But themost beautiful part was the garden, myself and partner said when we arrived "surely all this isn't ours for the week!!" It's a lot biggerRead more than pictures. Step outside the gate and the walks are right on door step. If your thinking of booking don't just book it you won't be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Chester & Kate Tugwell July 2017

The cottage was a real delight in a fantastic location: full of charm and character - exceeding expectations. The AGA was great to cook on and the internal decoration was in keeping with the character of the property. The garden was beautiful and so was the view down Kentmere Valley. A very peaceful and remote location - just what we wanted. AccRead moreess to walks couldn't be better. The owner was friendly and helpful both on arrival and when leaving. Hide

Reviewed by Allon & David May 2017

We have had a lovely stay here in this fabulous house! The evenings with candles, good food, great atmosphere were memorable. We really enjoyed the beautiful features, the cosy sitting room, we felt in paradise and will come back soon. Thanks for the warm welcome. I think we will be buying an Aga cooker in the near future. Tonight is our last nightRead more in paradise, every good thing has to finish. Hide

Reviewed by John & Amanda April 2017

A lovely 4 day break in your warm and comfortable cottage. After a days walking it was so nice to come back and flop in front of the fire. A great few days. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Annmarie & David April 2017

Its all been said before - We are looking for dates to come back again next year already.

Reviewed by Sam & Hermionie March 2017

We had the most glorious weekend imaginable! The Nook is the perfect setting - We particularly adored breakfast overlooking the valley and the woodturning stove. Thank you ever so much for hosting one of our most memorable weekendswe will be back.

Reviewed by Tim & Ruth February 2017

The Nook is an amazing place - we loved every minute of our stay in this very special cottage. We so appreciated the attention to detail in the interior design - The Aga, the woodburner and such an idyllic setting. The view from the bedroom window while having a morning cup of tea could not be beaten! We also loved the way we could just walk straigRead moreht out of the cottage for walks without getting in our car. Thank you for the really warm welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Jim & Deidre February 2017

We are quite keen campers who have visited The Lakes a lot. We were quite apprehensive about staying in a cottage for softies. How glad and fortunate too find The Nook. Even made a lemon drizzle cake in the Aga!

Reviewed by Nicky & Mark January 2017

Fab cottage, couldn't ask for more. So relaxing, very chilled. Don't want to leave

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View towards property
Farmhouse style kitchen
Pull up a pew
Cook up a storm with the AGA
Perfect for home cooked meals
Inviting sitting room
Cosy up with the wood burner
Beautiful furnishings
King-size bedroom
Get a good night sleep
Home comforts
Show 7 moreCheck out the views

Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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