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
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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 Fri
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 are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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 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 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 1st March 2020

A fabulously situated cottage. Well equity and a very nice greeting! Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Graham 30th December 2019

Lovely cottage for two in a stunning position. Perfect place to 'get away from it all'

Reviewed by Carole 23rd December 2019

We went to The Nook for Christmas 2019 and were overwhelmed on entering the cottage ...it is an amazing place in a stunning, peaceful location. Cooked Christmas dinner on the aga and had a wide variety of cooking utensils and crockery. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very homely. We would love to return. Carole and Dave - Wirral

Reviewed by Simon 5th October 2019

Warm reception from owner. Perfect for walking days straight from cottage. Nearest village/shop is 4 miles along single track road. Great location surrounded by fells in quiet valley.

Reviewed by Danielle 28th September 2019

This warm and cosy cottage which retains all of the original charms and attractions of a cottage and is ideally situate at the end of the Kentmere Valley for those that want to experience the peace and tranquility that such a location offers. It is also ideally situated for those who wish to walk in the surrounding hills without having to drive anyRead morewhere, as there are a number of walks starting directly outside the cottage and the lane leading to it. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 6th July 2019

A beautiful cottage in an excellent location. The garden is lovingly tended and outstandingly beautiful. The views are outstanding. The cottage is the starting point for many beautiful local walks. Annis was very helpful and attentive.

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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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