Towards this beautiful cottage
Picturesque country lakeland cottage
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
Finishing touches
Property detail
Finishing touches
Beautiful gardens
Sit and relax
The view of Kentmere
Take in the views
Explore your surroundings
View towards property
1 / 23  Towards this beautiful cottage
2 / 23  Picturesque country lakeland cottage
3 / 23  Farmhouse style kitchen
4 / 23  Pull up a pew
5 / 23  Cook up a storm with the AGA
6 / 23  Perfect for home cooked meals
7 / 23  Inviting sitting room
8 / 23  Cosy up with the wood burner
9 / 23  Beautiful furnishings
10 / 23  King-size bedroom
11 / 23  Get a good night sleep
12 / 23  Home comforts
13 / 23  Check out the views
14 / 23  Bathroom
15 / 23  Finishing touches
16 / 23  Property detail
17 / 23  Finishing touches
18 / 23  Beautiful gardens
19 / 23  Sit and relax
20 / 23  The view of Kentmere
21 / 23  Take in the views
22 / 23  Explore your surroundings
23 / 23  View towards property

The Nook - Lake District

Kentmere, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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Property code: LCC61


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.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Regret no children or babies
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub 4.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sally 30th March 2019

Perfect little cottage in a perfect location. We loved it.

Reviewed by Heather 16th March 2019

The cottage is very old and has altered very little through the years it is comfortably furnished , but for the larger couple it is quiete small the bathroom in particular and the kitchen has no available work surface except an antique table to prepar on. Having said that we managed well. The cottages location is second to none and ideally placed fRead moreor serious walkers Hide

Reviewed by Saskia 25th February 2019

The Nook is one of the most special places we have stayed. We spent the week there for our honeymoon and loved every second. The log burner in the living room heats up the room quickly and the aga always keeps everything toasty. The location is just incredible . The view from the garden is absolutely breathtaking and we will miss our mornings breakRead morefasts and coffees outside under a blanket . We couldnt reccomend the Nook enough and we will definitely be back very soon , thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Rudolph 23rd November 2018

Me and my husband booked the Nook for a long weekend just for a chance to get away! It was our first time visiting the Lake district so we weren't really sure on where to stay, SO GLAD we found the Nook, what a charming cottage! Perfect location for plenty of walking, especially the 6 mile walk to Kentmere Reservoir. The cottage was well equipped wRead moreith everything you'd need if you'd like to cook, the views are stunning and the place is very well kept. I HIGHLY recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Alex 21st August 2018

We had a lovely few nights at the Nook Cottage. From coming in to the warmth of the Aga and the cake waiting for us, it was great. Very comfortable with all you needed really. Log fire in the evenings was spot on after a long day out. Beautiful scenery as soon as you step out of the front door. If you like climbing and bouldering there's Badger RocRead morek all of 200 metres up the hill. If not, plenty of walks straight out of your front door too. Would happy come back to stop if given the chance. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 11th August 2018

A very comfortable cottage and, if a little out of the way, it is a really lovely location - the view from the garden is breathtaking.

Reviewed by Maureen 4th August 2018

It's the perfect holiday hide away.Fabulous views from a delightful garden.

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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Towards this beautiful cottage
Picturesque country lakeland cottage
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
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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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