Cottage of the Week – Spout Crag Boathouse, Windermere
At cottages4you we pride ourselves on featuring some of the most desirable and unconventional accommodation you could find in the UK, Ireland, France and Italy, and we think our new Cottage of the Week ticks those boxes and many more. For starters, you have the location itself. Windermere is a perennially popular destination in the Lake District. In fact, it’s often the first place our customers want to stay in the Lakes as it offers a wealth of stunning beauty in its rurality whilst also offering a host of more urbane activities, including boutique shops, bars and restaurants.
The surrounding area offers many more fantastic attractions. Wordsworth’s inspirational locations: his home, Dove Cottage, is open to the public all year. Grizedale Forest, with its Go Ape high wire adventure course and Grasmere and Ambleside are all close by. Visit Hilltop Farm near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her stories, or take a trip to Hawkshead where there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations.
Alongside gentle boat rides across the waters of Windermere you can take a leisurely steamer cruise over the lake, connecting with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway on the other side. Other historic attractions include Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Muncaster Castle.
With the level of comfort and the surrounding scenery offered by Spout Crag Boathouse you would be forgiven for foregoing any expeditions in the surrounding area and instead making the most of your time there. The property – alongside its neighbour – offers direct access onto the lake with a small pier and boat mooring facilities.
Additional comfort is added by under-floor heating and an electric coal-effect fire in the living room. If you can drag your gaze away from the views beyond the sun terrace you will also find a TV and DVD player which may come in useful for entertaining younger holidaymakers.
If you fancy holidaying in this wonderful, unique holiday property in the Lakes, or want to book both properties and enjoy a break with a larger party then you can find more info on cottages4you.