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Uit in Cumbria: Huisie in die bos

Uit in Cumbria: Huisie in die bos

Daar is iets aan loop-loop (dit is om oor heuwels te loop, vir diegene buite die Verenigde Koninkryk) in Cumbria wat wonderbaarlike dinge aan die eetlus doen. Of dit nou 'n kort entjie se stap is in een van die vele, heerlike mere, of 'n lang staptog tot 3000 meter, u het genoeg elemente geneem om u voor te berei op 'n ernstige gruwel.

Gelukkig het Cumbria so 'n groot verskeidenheid uitstekende restaurante dat u nie ver hoef te gaan om die honger jeuk te krap nie. Cottage in the Woods het 'n ontluikende reputasie om aan eetgaste en gaste 'n volledige eetervaring te bied, so ek het gaan kyk.

Dit lê aan die kant van Whinlatter Forest - 'n bekende bestemming vir wandelaars en bergfietsryers - net wes van Derwent Water en Keswick. Die eerste ding wat u opval, is die uitsig vanuit die eetkamer - 'n uitsig oor die Skiddaw -reeks. Daar was nog sneeu op die hoogtepunt toe ek daar was, en tog was dit warm genoeg vir T-hemde. Dit is die pragtige balans van die Lake District; die hoogste pieke, die diepste mere, die witste sneeu, die blouste lug, en, o, dit is ook die natste plek in Engeland.

Die kombuis van die restaurant is absoluut toegewyd aan die verkryging van die beste plaaslike produkte, en aangesien die buit van die Noord -Atlantiese Oseaan baie naby is in Whitehaven, het ek gedink ek sal by 'n vis -tema bly. Dus, aandete begin met krap. Dit was 'n pragtige, romerige wit vleis, bedien met appels en ander aanvullende stukke. Ek kon 'n dosyn geëet het; so vars en eenvoudig en pragtig aangebied.

Dan op die hoofgereg; 'n klipbas gereg. Ek is mal oor klipbas. Dit is 'n vis wat nie gereeld in restaurante voorkom nie, hoewel dit al hoe gewilder word. Die wit vleis het 'n heerlike delikate geur, wat goed pas by 'n room met 'n seekos, presies wat sjef hier gedoen het, saam met fondant-tertjies, 'n paar soet sint-jakobsschelpe en vars-as-a-madeliefie boontjies. Boonop het ek die Chapel Down Flint Dry white by ons vriende in Kent gekies om by te pas, en dit kon nie beter gewerk het nie.

Die nagereg was doeltreffend, met 'n vywerige en vlierblommetema, onthou ek ... as eienaars Liam en Kath (en die sjef) my sal vergewe - het ek so intens na die pragtige uitsig gestaar dat ek skoon vergeet het.

'N Lieflike bottel Coniston Bluebird by die vuur en bed toe-'n gemaklike, no-no-room kamer, voorheen, raai jy al, kippers vir brekkie.

Ek was nog steeds so ontspanne van my verblyf op hierdie skoonheidsplek dat selfs die oggend my sonbril afgetrek het om my te beskerm teen die pragtige sonskyn, was harde werk. Spaar 'n gedagte vir my, nè?


Afgesonderde huisies in Cumbria en The Lake District

Afgesonderde, afgeleë en soms geïsoleerde kothuise, kothuise en hutte kan in die Lake District gevind word en is die perfekte manier om die pragtige natuurskoon wat hierdie gebied te bied het, te verken. Die Lake District is 'n ideale plek om weg te kom van alles en 'n romantiese vakansie vir die twee of vir die gesin te geniet. Cumbria het 'n verskeidenheid kothuise op die mooiste plekke, waarvan sommige heeltemal "off -grid" is, sodat u heeltemal kan loskom van die huidige lewe en die eenvoud van vervloë dae kan geniet.

Field Barn, Alston, Cumbria.

Hierdie bekoorlike kothuis is gevestig op 'n enkelspoorweg, met slegs 'n nabygeleë plaas, die enigste onderneming. Dit lê op 'n afgesonderde plek buite Alston in die Noord -Pennines AONB. Field Barn is die perfekte plek om 'n romantiese wegbreek saam met u geliefde te geniet, sodat u die lekkernye van die omliggende omgewing kan geniet met wandelinge en fietse, voordat u elke dag terugkeer na u aangename woning.


Diep slaap, dramatiese uitsigte

Bewonder die uitsig wat voor u uitgelê is. Neem 'n oomblik. Asemhaal. Versterk u sintuie met 'n diep, natuurlike slaap in een van ons 32 helder en ruim slaapkamers, elk versier met hul eie sjarme en karakter, gewaagde meubels, lewendige spatsels kleur en kuns en beddens so gemaklik dat u nie wil vertrek nie!

Of u nou 'n wonderlike kamer in die elegante hoofhuis, 'n gesellige toevlugsoord in Beech Cottage of 'n helder en ruim kamer in The Coach House kies, u vind ontwerp geïnspireer deur ons unieke en pragtige ligging in die Malvern Hills. Daar is geen reisplan nie, geen agenda nie - net ruimte vir besige geeste om weer kontak te maak met die natuurlike omgewing en die pragtige uitsig.

Kom aan en daar is geen rede om te vertrek nie.

Bewonder die uitsig wat voor u uitgelê is. Neem 'n oomblik. Asemhaal. Versterk u sintuie met 'n diep, natuurlike slaap in een van ons 32 helder en ruim slaapkamers, elk versier met hul eie sjarme en karakter, gewaagde meubels, lewendige spatsels kleur en kuns en beddens so gemaklik dat u nie wil vertrek nie!

Of u nou 'n wonderlike kamer in die elegante hoofhuis, 'n gesellige toevlugsoord in Beech Cottage of 'n helder en ruim kamer in The Coach House kies, u vind ontwerp geïnspireer deur ons unieke en pragtige ligging in die Malvern Hills. Daar is geen reisplan nie, geen agenda nie - net ruimte vir besige geeste om weer kontak te maak met die natuurlike omgewing en die pragtige uitsig.


Afgesonderde huisies in Engeland

Vanuit die ruwe kuslyn van Cornwall, landelike toevlugsoord van Northumberland, heideland van die Yorkshire Dales, die Peak -distrik en Cumbria, het Engeland nog baie afgesonderde huisies aan die kus en landelike toevlugsoord in die land. U hoef net te besluit watter tipe landskap u verkies vir u volgende afgesonderde vakansie.

Kisdon Cottage, Swaledale. Yorkshire Dales

As u op soek is na die perfekte romantiese wegbreek, dan is die pragtige Kisdon Cottage die ideale plek om van alles weg te kom, te ontspan en kwaliteit tyd saam met u geliefde deur te bring.

Pragtige sitplek, Swaledale, Noord -Yorkshire

Kom weg van alles, ontspan en herlaai u batterye in die pragtige Swaledale. Die perfekte basis om die pragtige Yorkshire Dales te verken

The Nest, Blackdown Hills, Devon

vanaf £ 748 per week (kort pouse beskikbaar)

U sal 'n unieke, afgesonderde romantiese ontsnapping geniet as u 'The Nest' bespreek.

The Oak House, Bath

Slaapplek vir 2 (+1 in tussenverdieping)

Nie geskik vir troeteldiere en kinders nie

vanaf £ 310 (vir 'n pouse van 2 nagte)

Hierdie afgesonderde kajuit is slegs tien minute van Bath af geleë in 'n bos van 17 hektaar, naby die Cotswold Way, as u lus het om u stapskoene aan te trek. Die plaaslike kroeg is slegs 30 minute se stap weg as u die geselskap van die vriendelike inwoners wil besoek.

Longbarrow windpomp, naby Torbay, Devon

Geniet 'n vakansie met 'n verskil wanneer u 'n vakansie bespreek in hierdie pragtig gerestoureerde windpomp in landbougrond met 'n fantastiese uitsig oor 400 vierkante kilometer platteland. Geleë vier myl binneland van die strande van Torbay, tussen die South Hams, Dartmoor en die see.

Acorn Cottage, Oulton, naby Aylsham, Norfolk

Hierdie pragtig opgeknapte kothuis is ideaal vir 'n romantiese wegbreek, aan die rand van die landgoed Blickling Hall aan die buitewyke van die dorp Oulton, in sy eie informele tuin en baat by 'n houtkaggel.

Hope Cottage, Holme-next-the-sea, Norfolk

As u 'n volledige ontsnapping wil geniet, is hierdie pragtig ruim en heeltemal romantiese wegkruipplek vir twee idillies geleë langs 'n privaat baan, met 'n uitsig oor die moerasse van Redwell en die NWT-natuurreservaat, in die pragtige kusdorpie Holme-next-the-Sea.

Woodland Retreat Shepherd's Hut, Brundish, Suffolk

As dit afsondering en vrede is wat u soek en 'n begeerte om terug te keer na die natuur, ontsnap na hierdie wonderlike heiligdom en ontspan werklik. Woodlands Retreat Shepherd's Hut, geleë in 'n rustige en skilderagtige bos, is 'n perfek opgemaakte herdershut wat ideaal is vir paartjies wat die daaglikse lewe wil ontvlug!

The Old School House, Whickhambrook, Suffolk

The Old School House, geleë in die hartjie van die Suffolk -platteland en omring deur die mooiste uitsigte oor die platteland, bied gaste 'n luuksheid tydens u vakansie met selfsorg.

Pink Cottage, Boresford, Presteigne, Powys, Shropshire

Pink Cottage, in die dieptes van Temple Wood, is 'n romantiese toevlugsoord vir twee op die Weston Park Estate. Daar is baie wandelinge en dinge om te doen op die landgoed, terwyl middeleeuse Shrewsbury en die Shropshire Hills AONB ook maklik bereikbaar is.

Die Knoll-toring, Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire

Hierdie fassinerende huis is gebou in ongeveer 1865 in die ou en historiese Weston Park, met 'n panoramiese uitsig oor die platteland van Shropshire en die Walliese grense. Die sitkamer op die boonste verdieping, aan die ander kant van die landgoed, kyk uit oor die pragtige park van die 18de eeu.

Die Somerhuis, Eyton on Severn, naby Wroxeter, Shropshire

'N Luukse ingerigte eiendom noord -oos van die Shropshire Hills AONB. Die Somerhuis word omring deur 'n pragtige platteland en is net so rustig soos in 'n baie afgesonderde omgewing. Attingham Park is slegs 6 myl daarvandaan en met 'n kort entjie sewe minute se ry kan u in die middeleeuse markstad Shrewsbury wees.

Field Barn, Alston, Cumbria.

Hierdie bekoorlike kothuis is gevestig op 'n enkelspoorweg, met slegs 'n nabygeleë plaas, die enigste onderneming. Dit lê op 'n afgesonderde plek buite Alston in die Noord -Pennines AONB. Field Barn is die perfekte plek om 'n romantiese wegbreek saam met u geliefde te geniet, sodat u die lekkernye van die omliggende omgewing kan geniet met wandelinge en fietse, voordat u elke dag terugkeer na u aangename woning.

Hond en eend, Trispen naby Truro, Cornwall

'N Afgesonderde toevlugsoord aan die meer in die stil en rustige dorpie Trispen, naby Truro, en die Atlantiese kus van Cornwall.

The Platt, Launceston, Cornwall

'N Heerlike wegkruipplek vir paartjies van alle ouderdomme wat op soek is na 'n baie rustige, rustige plek, weggesteek op 'n rustige plek en weg van die gewoel van die alledaagse lewe.

School House, Longnor, Peak District en Derbyshire Dales

'N Pragtige landelike ligging waar u van alle aspekte van hierdie karaktervolle, losstaande kliphuisie 'n pragtige uitsig op die platteland kan geniet. School House Cottage is 'n gesellige, romantiese toevlugsoord met 'n houtkoker om voor te ontspan en 'n rolbad as jy 'n luukse week wil geniet na 'n lang dag. Vanuit die sitplek in die privaat patio, kyk hoe die son sak op die ononderbroke uitsig oor die Staffordshire Peak District.

Glen's Cottage, Longnor, Peak District en Derbyshire Dales

'N Pragtige, losstaande kothuis met 'n klipgebou op 'n werkende kleinhoewe, minder as twee kilometer van die dorp Peaks Longnor af. Glen's Cottage is ideaal om weg te kom van alles om die vrede en rustigheid van die omliggende platteland te geniet.

Garden House, Kirk Ireton naby Carsington Water, Peak District en Derbyshire Dales

'N Pragtige kothuis op die grondvloer, net buite die dorpie Kirk Ireton in die golwende platteland van Derbyshire. As u in hierdie kothuis in die Peak -distrik vakansie hou, vind u 'n pragtige sitkamer met balke en 'n houtstoof met 'n ononderbroke uitsig op die platteland daarbuite.

Underbank Hall Cottage, Stocksbridge naby Holmfirth, Peak District en Derbyshire Dales

'N Pragtige kothuis in Peak District met 'n klip, op 'n plattelandse baan 1,6 kilometer van Stocksbridge, aan die rand van die Peak District National Park, met 'n uitsig oor die vallei en die omliggende heide. Dit is 'n ideale kothuis vir 'n basis om van alles weg te kom en 'n goeie plattelandse lewe te geniet.

Whoa-Stop, Thetford, Norfolk

Hierdie romantiese herdershut, geleë in King Edward VIII Wood, 'n kilometer van die naaste pad af, is rustig en weg van alles, maar bied tog baie luukshede. 'N Vakansie -toevlugsoord die hele jaar deur op die mooiste en unieke plek.

Rose Cottage, Walliese Newton naby Monmouth, Herefordshire

Hierdie pragtig afgesonderde, losstaande kothuis op 'n heuwel is aan die buitewyke van die gehuggie Walliese Newton in Herefordshire geleë, naby die gewilde markstad Monmouth in Wallis.

Pound Cottage, Dorchester, Dorset

Hierdie pragtige losstaande kliphuisie is geleë in die ongelooflike graafskap Dorset, binne die natuurreservaat Kingcombe Center, wat besit en bestuur word deur Dorset Wildlife Trust en 'n AONB.

Wayfarers 'Wood, Honing, Norfolk

'N Fantastiese geleentheid om u te' vertraag ', terug te keer na die natuur, die buitewêreld te ontvlug, saam met sy vele afleidings en heeltemal van die netwerk af te sien! Saam met beligting op sonkrag en 'n gasstoof, kan die hut heerlik en gesellig gehou word met die houtkaggel.

Jackdaw's Roost, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

As u op soek is na 'n voorsmakie van die platteland, kan u nie meer 'n landelike styl kry as Jackdaw's Roost nie.

The Granary, Newent, Gloucester, The Cotswolds

The Granary, aan die einde van 'n privaat pad van 'n half kilometer, is 'n ruim en gemaklike bolgat vir twee. Hierdie bekoorlike eiendom het 'n wonderlike uitsig oor landbougrond en bosveld in privaat besit. Die aantreklike omheinde tuin is die ideale plek om ontspannende maaltye buite te geniet.

Woodland Cabin, Ludgvan, Crowlas, Cornwall

Woodland Cabin is weggesteek agter hoë hekke en heinings wat toeganklik is via 'n privaat ingang wat lei na 'n oprit met parkeerplek langs die kajuit, geleë in 'n bosveld van 4 hektaar. Die eiendom het 'n lieflike, rustieke atmosfeer met alles wat u nodig het vir 'n wegbreek.

Riverside Lodge, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Slaapplek vir 4 (+2 gaste indien nodig in boomtent)

Afgesonderde lodge met sederhout aan die oewer van die Hampshire Avon. 'N Ideale wegbreek vir 'n paartjie of gesin, en as u geniet om te hengel, kan dit die vakansie -toevlugsoord wees wat u soek!

Sally Port Cottage, St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall

Hierdie eiendom word aangebied in samewerking met Trinity House, op die verste punt van die pragtige Roseland -skiereiland. Die vuurtoring is nog steeds in werking, maar Sally Port Cottage bied u 'n heeltemal privaat vakansiehuis op 'n ongelooflike pragtige plek.

Bridge Barn, Slad, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Hierdie uitstekende skuuromskakeling, Bridge Barn, het 'n asemrowende uitsig oor die Slad-vallei. Hierdie pragtige kothuis beloof 'n onvergeetlike wegbreek na die Cotswold, en is die perfekte basis vir 'n vakansie met familie en vriende.

Woodpecker Cottage, Helston, Cornwall

Met 'n Cornish -sjarme, 'n weggesteekte plek en kenmerke soos die tradisionele kaggel, bied hierdie kothuis 'n geleentheid om die Cornish -droom uit te leef.

Hilltop, Nr Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria

'N Kwaliteit losstaande Lakeland-kothuis is geleë op Cunsey, binne die wonderlike, 5000 hektaar groot Graythwaite Estate, en geniet 'n verhewe posisie met 'n uitstekende uitsig oor die Windermere-meer en die omliggende bosveld. Die omgewing is privaat en rustig.

The Barn, St. Dennis, Cornwall

Dit is op 'n mooi plattelandse plek langs 'n smal baan tussen landbougrond en 'n ligte beboste platteland geskik vir diegene wat van alles wil wegkom.

Tregadjack Barn, Tregathenan, Helston, Cornwall

Dit is in 'n baie privaat, rustige omgewing van 20 hektaar naby Sitney, Helston, 'n betowerende graniet -eiendom, elegant ingerig met oudhede. Naby is die pragtige hawe van Porthleven met 'n magdom uitstekende restaurante en kroeë.

Quarrymans Cottage, Linkinhorne, Cornwall

'N Afgesonderde kothuis omring deur bosveld met baie oorspronklike kenmerke. Fantastiese buitelugruimte vir honde en kinders.

Acorn Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Hierdie pragtig aangebied, lodge op die grondvloer bied gaste 'n pragtige rustige, plattelandse toevlugsoord met soveel om te doen.

Lanhydrock Barn, Lanhydrock, Cornwall.

Lanhydrock Barn, weggesteek in die platteland van Cornwall, bied die ideale basis om 'n gebied te verken wat bekend is vir sy beroemde historiese huise en tuine. Loop langs die voetpaadjies na die manjifieke Lanhydrock House, neem die aantreklikhede van die Eden -projek en Lost Gardens of Heligan aan of ontdek die kusgenot van die Cornish Riviera.

Bishop's Castle Barn, Banks Head naby Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

'N Fantastiese, losstaande kliphuisie met 'n borrelbad, in 'n landelike omgewing langs die eienaarshuis, minder as drie kilometer van die gewilde markstad Bishop's Castle in die hartjie van Shropshire. Hierdie pragtige kothuis bied 'n asemrowende ongerepte uitsig oor die vallei en toegang tot die Shropshire Way.

Humbleton Cottage, Allendale, Langley, Northumberland

Humbleton Cottage is 'n uitstekende, losstaande voormalige skietlodge in die hartjie van die platteland van Northumberland. Luukse en karaktervolle Humbleton -kothuis sit op 'n heuwel met 'n asemrowende panoramiese uitsig oor die Tyne -vallei hieronder. Hierdie luukse Northumberland -kothuis is perfek geleë vir die rustige plattelandse wegbreek.

Goose Run Cottage, Corscombe, Dorchester, Dorset

Goose Run Cottage is in die hartjie van 'n privaat landgoed in West Dorset geleë, so afgesonderd dat u waarskynlik geen verkeer sal hoor of baie ander mense sal sien terwyl u hier is nie. Met soveel pragtige landskap om voor u deur te verken, wil u miskien nie te ver waag tydens u verblyf nie. Maar as u u bene wil rek, vind u 'n bekoorlike grasdak -kroeg net 'n kilometer se stap weg.

Buckland Wood Barn, Broadway, The Cotswolds

Buckland Wood Barn is 'n losstaande Cotswold-klipskuur, aan die einde van 'n kwartmyl lange hardoppervlak. The Barn is op die terrein van die kothuis van die 16de eeu, wat ongeveer 50 hektaar groot is, insluitend 'n privaat hout en stroom. Dit het 'n lieflike, afgesonderde tuin waar u kan rus en die rus en vrede kan geniet.

Calcot Peak Barn, Bibury naby Northleach, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Die kothuis is op 'n afstand, 'n kilometer van die plaaslike pad langs 'n klein spoor geleë, en geniet gevolglik ongelooflike uitsigte en volledige privaatheid. Ons voel dat hierdie kothuis u 'n ware smaak van die rustigheid van Cotswold gee - eenvoudig verstommend!

Sheepscombe Byre, Snowshill, Broadway, The Cotswolds

Geleë aan die rand van die skilderagtige dorpie Snowshill, op die pragtige platteland van Cotswold. Sheepscombe Byre spog met 'n onverbeterlike uitsig oor Snowshill en Broadway Tower, asook 'n verhoogde sitarea buite, waaruit u dit kan geniet.

Charlton Lodge, Mawnan, Cornwall

Ongeveer 'n kilometer van Mawnan Smith, langs 'n mooi boomryke baan in 'n gebied met uitstaande natuurskoon, is 'n losstaande lodge op een vlak na 'n wonderlike plattelandse huis met 'n fantastiese ononderbroke see-uitsig.

Ginger's Cottage, Bude-Stratton, Bude, Cornwall

Gingers Cottage, op die platteland, naby die see, lê in 'n afgesonderde, beskutte holte in welige groen weide, net 2,5 km van die dorp Marhamchurch en 6,5 km van die glorieryke Noord -Cornish -kus af.

Tufton Croft, Wittersham, Kent

Dit is 'n bekoorlike, losstaande kothuis met weer, aan 'n afgesonderde plek aan die rand van die dorpie Wittersham. Dit word omring deur omheinde tuine met grasperk met baie ruimte met 'n uitstekende uitsig op velde en bosveld.

Drovers Rest, Rochester, Northumberland

'N Pragtige kothuis in 'n afgesonderde ligging aan die rand van die Northumberland National Park. Hierdie wonderlike eiendom met een verdieping is rustig geleë, deurgaans goed toegerus en gemaklik, en spog met 'n ruim, oopplan-leefarea en 'n lieflike tuin en patio met grasperk, ideaal om te ontspan en te ontspan.

Dorchester Cottage, Dorchester, Dorset

Dorset se pragtige landskap met kronkelende afdraande bied wonderlike wandelroetes, en daar is 'n netwerk voetpaadjies direk vanaf die lodge. Die lodge is geleë in 'n landelike omgewing met uitsigte oor Sydling Brook en Langford Lake.

Barmoor Ridge, Ford, Northumberland

'N Gesellige losstaande kothuis in 'n wonderlike landelike ligging tussen die dorpe Lowick en Ford. Hierdie eiendom bied uitstekende akkommodasie op een vlak, met 'n uitsig oor die Cheviots en die see, en is omvattend opgeknap en opgeknap tot 'n hoë standaard, insluitend 'n oop vuur, vloerverwarming in die badkamer en 'n groot tuin met meubels, ideaal om te ontspan die einde van die dag.

Hawkshead Cottage, Hawkskead, Cumbria, The Lake District,

Hierdie kothuis is geleë in 'n afgesonderde vallei met baie skilderagtige wandelinge van u voorstoep af. Dit is perfek vir diegene wat regtig van alles wil wegkom. Die dorpie Hawkshead is naby, met sy kroeë en 'n versameling eiendomme van National Trust.

Old Hall Cottage, Hexham, Northumberland

Hierdie bekoorlike losstaande kothuis is in 'n geïsoleerde posisie naby die afgesonderde gehucht Donkleywood naby Falstone, in 'n aangewese International Dark Sky Park, in die Northumberland National Park. Hierdie huis in Falstone is deurgaans aangenaam ingerig en bied warm en huislike akkommodasie. Dit het 'n tradisionele voorkoms en dateer uit 1846. 'n Ontspannende plattelandse toevlugsoord.

New Cottage Farm, Quarnford en Flash naby Buxton, Peak District en Derbyshire Dales

'N Losstaande eiendom in 'n afgesonderde posisie in Quarnford, aan die grens van Derbyshire en Staffordshire, naby die gewilde markstad Buxton, Peak District. Met 'n asemrowende uitsig oor die velde en valleie, bied hierdie Buxton -kothuis vrede en isolasie.

Thatch Cottage, Marazion, Cornwall

'N Heerlike knus, losstaande grasdak -kothuis op 'n werkende plaas, omring deur welige groen velde en net 'n kilometer van die waterkant by Mount's Bay af.

Pandia, Bodmin, Cornwall

Pandia is geleë in 'n gebied van uitstaande natuurskoon, 'n losstaande kothuis vol karakter tussen drie hektaar pragtige tuine en beukenbos. Vrede word gewaarborg in hierdie lieflike 'kothuis in die bos'.

Braegarth, Elterwater, Cumbria.

Braegarth is 'n pragtige huis in sy eie volwasse tuine wat uitkyk op Elterwater Common. Die tuine is suidwaarts en bevat 'n stroompie, waterval en somerhuis.

Merry Hill Barn, Abbotsbury, South West Dorset

Met blootgestelde klipmure en oorspronklike balke, kombineer Merry Hill slim gemak, tradisionele kenmerke en moderne styl en met gesellige vloerverwarming deurgaans.

Blagdon Lower Barn, Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset

Lower Barn at Blagdon Farm lê suid van Dorchester, net twee kilometer van Martinstown en Portesham af en bied 'n pragtige uitsig. Dit is heeltemal afgesonder en 'n netwerk van voetpaadjies en teelpaaie lei tot 'n menigte wandelinge.

Rose Tree Cottage, Newnham on Severn, Gloucestershire, Die Cotswolds

Gesellige kothuisverblyf in 'n privaat omgewing op 'n aantreklike terrein, landbougrond en bos. Gaste is mal daaroor vanweë sy vrede en rustigheid - 'n ware deel van die hemel in hierdie lieflike deel van die land.

Woodland Pytchley, Cromer, Norfolk

Woodland Pytchley sit in 'n privaat bosveldtuin van 'n hektaar groot. U vind hierdie lieflike eiendom rustig weggesteek aan die einde van 'n privaat pad omring deur die bosveld van National Trust.

The Deerpark Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Deerpark Lodge is in 'n bosveld in 'n privaat park op die terrein van Staunton Harold Hall geleë. Die Staunton Harold Estate is 'n tradisionele landgoed van ongeveer 2 000 hektaar gesentreer op die groot Georgiese herehuis.

Park Cottage, Fring, Norfolk

Park Cottage is 'n luukse selfsorgkothuis op 'n pragtige privaat landgoed. Hierdie stylvolle toevlugsoord is op 'n glorieryke terrein en wonderlik afgesonder, in 'n mooi bos en park. Dit is binne maklike bereik van die beste strande van Noord -Norfolk.

High Smarber, Low Row, Richmond, Noord -Yorkshire

Hierdie tradisionele losstaande kothuis is aan die rand van Low Row in Swaledale en het slaapplek vir ses mense in drie slaapkamers.

Nidderdale Cottage, Ramsgill, Harrogate, Noord -Yorkshire

Hierdie losstaande kothuis is geleë tussen Ramsgill en Lofthouse en het slaapplek vir ses mense in drie slaapkamers

Wassell Barn, Craven Arms, Shropshire

Geleë op die Downton Estate met 'n oppervlakte van tot byna 5.000 hektaar, geleë in die skouspelagtige, beboste en heuwelagtige platteland van die grense van Shropshire/Herefordshire, naby die Walliese optogte. Wassell Barn is ideaal vir diegene wat van alles wil wegkom, in 'n pragtige landelike omgewing met 'n lieflike uitsig, net vier kilometer van Ludlow af.

Well Tree Cottage, King's Meaburn, Cumbria.

Afgesonderd aan die oewer van die rivier die Lyvennet naby die dorpie Kings Meaburn, is Well Tree Cottage, gemoderniseer en opgeknap met oorspronklike kenmerke en bied 'n vyfster Visit britain Award, gemaklike en stil verblyf.

Widows Cottage, Alston, Cumbria.

'N Eko-vriendelike kliphuisie uit die 18de eeu in 'n afgesonderde beboste vallei met paadjies langs die Pennine Way.

Swallows Nest, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Hierdie uitstekende vakansiehuis is rustig geleë in die wonderlikste omgewing, op 'n terrein van 4 hektaar en kyk uit oor 'n klein meer. Weggesteek langs 'n plattelandse baan in die pragtige Eden -vallei.

Udford House, Brougham, Cumbria

Hierdie omskakeling van sandsteen sit op 'n afgesonderde plek in Cumbria by die rivier Eamont. Dit word benader op 'n plaaspad, 'n half kilometer van die naaste huis en vyf myl van Penrith af. Hierdie luukse selfsorg -vakansiehuis bied 'n asemrowende uitsig oor die Pennines en die rivier vanuit die huis en tuin.

Temple of Diana, Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, nr Shifnal, Shropshire

Die Tempel van Diana, gebou in die 1760's vir Sir Henry Bridgeman, is op 'n oppervlakte van 1 000 hektaar van Capability Brown Parkland op die Weston Park Estate geleë. Die tempel bied slaapplek vir ses in drie dubbelslaapkamers, wat oor drie verdiepings geleë is, waarvan twee en suite is. Die landgoed trek voordeel uit die Granary Grill, Deli en Cafe op die perseel, 'n avontuurlike speelplek vir kinders (met een van die langste ritsdrade in die land) en ook 'n miniatuurspoorweg.

Low Arnside Cottage, Coniston, Cumbria

'N Pragtig tradisionele hondevriendelike Lakeland -kothuis op 'n werkende plaas Lake Lake, wat gemaklike verblyf bied in 'n unieke omgewing. Geleë op 'n afgesonderde plaas in die hartjie van die Lake District nasionale park met 'n skouspelagtige uitsig en stap direk voor u deur.

Horsehill Cottage, naby Beaminster, Dorset

Hierdie afgesonderde kothuis, naby 'n dam, is ideaal vir gesinne en paartjies wat op soek is na rus en vrede in 'n magiese omgewing. Vir diegene wat daarvan hou om te stap en te verken, bied hierdie spesiale en privaat ligging toegang tot baie voetpaadjies, waaronder die Jubilee Trail en Hardy Way.

Sycamore Tree Farm, Mallerstang naby Ravenstonedale, Cumbria.

Dit is 'n uitstekende plek op 'n wilde en robuuste plek, en dit is die ideale geleentheid om van alles weg te kom en van uitstekende isolasie te geniet.

Lightpipe, West Learmouth, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

Hierdie afgesonderde landelike wegkruipplek, anderhalf kilometer van Cornhill-on-Tweed af, het 'n pragtige uitsig na die Cheviot-heuwels. Dit was oorspronklik 'n herdershuisie en bied gerieflike moderne akkommodasie met behoud van sy oorspronklike kenmerke en sjarme.

Yew Tree Cottage, Eastington, Northleach, The Cotswolds

'N Pragtige kothuis met balke en klipwerk in 'n stil gehuggie, sentraal geleë in die Cotswolds. Die tuin op die suide bied 'n lieflike, afgesonderde omgewing vir die kothuis met 'n mooi landelike uitsig.

Die Bunker, Sennen, Cornwall

The Bunker is 'n pragtig omskepte operasiebunker uit die Tweede Wêreldoorlog, wat nou unieke, gemaklike vakansieverblyf bied. Dit is op 'n wonderlike platteland geleë, net 'n entjie van die beroemde buitelug Minack -teater, Porthcurno -strand, die wye wit sandstrand van Sennen en die Legendary Lands End af.

Lae Parkamoor, bo Coniston Water, Cumbria

'N Regtig vakansiehuis om weg te kom van die moderne lewe en tyd saam met u gesin te geniet.

Wray Green, Wild Boar val naby Ravenstonedale, Cumbria.

'N Pragtige, losstaande plaashuis met 'n klipgebou aan die kant van die wildsvark met 'n asemrowende uitsig op die Howgills en die omliggende platteland. 'N Wonderlike wegbreek-kothuis in 'n asemrowende, rustige omgewing.

High Kiln Bank Cottage, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley, Cumbria en The Lake District.

Hierdie bekoorlike kothuis, verbonde aan 'n Lakeland -plaashuis, lê op 'n heuwel, 3 myl van die klein dorpie Seathwaite, in die pragtige Duddon -vallei in die Lake District National Park.

Sunnyside Cottage, Downholme, Richmond, Noord -Yorkshire

Hierdie losstaande kothuis uit die 18de eeu is naby Leyburn in die Yorkshire Dales geleë en het slaapplek vir sewe mense in drie slaapkamers.

The Old Farmhouse, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

'N Gesellige, losstaande huis op 'n werkende saaiplaas, in 'n wonderlike landelike posisie. Hierdie kothuis het 'n vyfster -goue toekenning van die Tourist Board en bied uitstekende akkommodasie met 'n pragtige uitsig oor die Cheviots en 'n see -uitsig vanuit die tuin.

Cowstonegill, Walden, West Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Hierdie wonderlike kothuis is vol unieke kenmerke en kan dien as 'n vakansiehuis vir 'n groep vriende,

Peak Hill Cottage, Theberton, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Peak Hill Cottage is geleë in 'n baie stil bos waar hert, konyne en ander wild langs twee plase rondloop, waarvan een organiese produkte verkoop.

Tawstock Castle, Barnstaple, Devon

Hierdie bailey -kasteel in graad II met dele uit die 18de eeu staan ​​op 'n heuwel met 'n wonderlike uitsig oor Devon tot 360 grade. Dit is geleë op ongeveer 8 hektaar van sy eie park, gerieflik naby Barnstaple.

The Crag, Housel Bay, The Lizard, Cornwall

The Crag is 60 meter van die see af met 'n ononderbroke panoramiese uitsig van 180 grade en bied ruim akkommodasie vir tot agt gaste in vier slaapkamers, waarvan twee en suite is.

Tidkinhow Farm, Charltons, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Noord-Yorkshire

Hierdie losstaande kothuis is naby Guisborough in Noord -Yorkshire geleë en het slaapplek vir agt mense in vier slaapkamers.

Magna Cottage, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Hierdie 300-jarige losstaande grasdak met grasdak lê in 'n afgesonderde vallei op die Cranborne Chase, een kilometer van Ashmore af. Daar is direkte toegang tot boswandelings en bergfietsroetes. Ideaal vir 'n wegbreek van die hele vakansie.

Bear's Cottage, Wood Norton, Norfolk

Bear's Cottage is in elke opsig uniek. Dit is tussen 200 hektaar privaat bosveld en bied pure ontsnapping op 'n pragtig afgeleë en afgesonderde plek. Wood Norton is 'n mooi plattelandse dorpie in die binneland, maar ideaal om die pragtige strande en kus van Noord -Norfolk te verken.

The Hoggest, Threlkeld, Cumbria.

Vrede, rustigheid en luukse is alles wat u tydens u verblyf by The Hoggest sal vind, saam met 360 grade -uitsigte oor sommige van die mooiste natuurskoon van Lakelands. Hierdie pragtige ligging, aan die voet van Blencathra, word omring deur natuurskoon.

The Birches, Hay-on-wye, Herefordshire

'N Tradisionele losstaande plaashuis, aan die rand van die Swartberge, omring deur myle ongerepte platteland. 'N Heerlike kothuis vir 'n onvergeetlike vakansie, wat die natuurskoon van Shropshire ontdek.

Mill House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Hierdie wonderlike, losstaande skuuromskakeling is geleë op die werkende, organiese veeboerdery van die eienaar, net 'n entjie se ry van die dorpie Lowick in Northumberland af. Mill House is ideaal vir diegene wat op soek is na plattelandse wandelinge of 'n rustige plattelandse toevlugsoord, en bied 'n verwelkomende vakansiehuis met 'n magdom karakter.

Higher Kernick Farm, Launceston, Cornwall

Outside the town of Launceston lies Higher Kernick Farm, a beautiful cottage located on a 50 acre smallholding including access to wild flower meadows, woodlands and the River Kensey as well as enclosed gardens, set in the picturesque Kensey Valley, an area designated as being of great landscape value.

Bushmills, Kerry's Gate near Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

A fabulous detached barn conversion, dating back to 1715, set in a lovely rural location in a tranquil area offering delightful views of the Herefordshire countryside.

Lees Farm, Priestcliffe, Nr Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

A superb, stone-built detached farmhouse on a remote hillside, with wonderful views across the awe-inspiring Monsal Valley, just under a mile from the hamlet of Priestcliffe, in the High Peak.

New House, Bewcastle near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District

New House commands an impressive position with stunning views across rolling farmland towards Scotland. This charming cottage has been extended to create a welcoming, peaceful, rural retreat, ideal for a group of friends or a large family gathering.

Cartmel Cottage, Nr Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District.

Cartmel Cottage was built in 1799 at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The Lake District that is home to this cottage is a stunning and magical area with an equally magical atmosphere. Cartmel also has a piece of this magical land, in a secluded setting, 5 minutes’ walk away from the National Trust Fell Foot park and Lake Windermere itself.

Bowness Cottage, Windemere, Cumbria, Lake District.

Bowness Cottage is in a secluded landscape in the stunning Lake District. It’s a traditional Lakeland farmhouse in a peaceful area, with beautiful gardens and its own tennis court!

Grove Farm House, Thornham Magna, Suffolk

Grove Farm House is a wonderful house for a larger party wanting to get together in luxurious surroundings. The house provides lots of space with a number of different sitting rooms, a large kitchen and dining space for 10 so that you can find you own space to relax in.

Manor House, Chesterfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

A spectacular, detached cottage set on the quiet outskirts of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Luxurious throughout and providing modern, spacious accommodation, this Chesterfield cottage sits in approximately 2 acres of enclosed grounds, and is perfect for large families or groups of friends wishing to discover the wonders of the Peak District.

The Thack, Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire

This superb detached cottage is near the village of Gargrave in Yorkshire and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms. The Coniston Estate Hotel & Spa offers complimentary access to their spa facility within your booking price.

Little Ellers, Portinscale, nr Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District.

A luxurious architecturally acclaimed secluded country home located on a leafy private road in the beautiful Lakeland village of Portinscale, near Keswick.

Near Bank Cottage, Corney near Waberthwaite, Cumbria.

A 17th century detached farmhouse, overlooking the Irish sea with Corney Fell to the rear, just 2.6 miles from the small town of Bootle on the western side of the Lake District National Park, with distant views across across the Irish sea to the Isle of Man. Has Hot Tub and Games Room.

Scale Gill Foot, Sedbergh, Cumbria.

This spacious cottage is ideal for families and large groups to get together and enjoy countryside living at its finest. Featuring original features throughout such as beams and stonework, the cottage exudes charm and character throughout.

Lakeside Cottage, Lakeside, nr Windermere, Cumbria.

Located in the peaceful hamlet of Lakeside, this superb detached cottage nestles in approximately one acre of private woodlands and mature gardens, offering outstanding views across Lake Windermere to Gummer’s Howe beyond.

Orrest Howe, Windermere, Cumbria.

Orrest Howe is situated up the famous Orrest Head walk in Windermere, set in an acre of beautifully kept gardens. You can enjoy sitting out on one of the many seating areas or end your day relaxing in the private hot tub whilst taking in the local scenery.

Ladstock Hall, Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District.

A luxury, Grade II listed house set in a breathtaking countryside location in the small village of Thornthwaite, near Keswick in Cumbria. Ladstock Hall comes with excellent facilities and is in a stunning location it's the ideal place for families and friends to come together and enjoy a break.

Pursglove Cottage, Low Row, Richmond, North Yorkshire

This detached, Grade II listed cottage is located in a rural location near Reeth, and can accommodate up to ten people in five bedrooms.

The Old Manor, Theberton, Suffolk

Situated in a perfectly peaceful part of Suffolk, The Old Manor could be the rural retreat you’ve been searching for. This property is a real countryside gem.

Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham, Suffolk

A countryside haven for families, friends or a couples' getaway, this beautiful 16th century farmhouse has been furnished to a very high standard and offers a truly relaxing retreat set in stunning surroundings.

Trelydarth, Penhallow near Perranporth, Cornwall

Originally a working Cornish farmhouse and located on a quiet road surrounded by picturesque countryside, this Penhallow cottage is ideal for a large family looking for a peaceful cottage in the countryside, but with access to wonderful sandy beaches.

Millwood Manor, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria.

This unique period property is set within stunning grounds and woodland. The interior offers spacious accommodation with many original features. Perfect for family reunions, friends getting together for a catch up, or a celebration for a special birthday or anniversary.

The Old Grainstore, Plush, Dorchester, Dorset

This hidden gem can be found in the Dorset countryside in the small village of Plush and is a contemporary-built property, finished to a modern and high-quality standard.

Groffa Crag Farmhouse, South Lakeland District, Cumbria.

A detached, stone-built beautifully-restored farmhouse, brimming with character, offering outstanding views to Coniston Water and the surrounding fells. The unique elevated position of this spacious holiday home, which sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and on the Cumbrian Way, has been lovingly restored to provide extended family groups with excellent holiday accommodation.

Waternook, Ullswater, Cumbria.

Waternook occupies a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds and terraced gardens commanding breath-taking views of lake and mountain. The dramatic setting is complimented by half a mile of Ullswater shoreline, and a boathouse with private jetty. Cinema Room, Spa and Wellness Sanctuary featuring Laconium .

Wrostler’s Barn, Near Coniston, The Lake District.

An off grid camping barn in a secluded area in the woods, but only a minutes walk from the lake. Situated on quieter eastern side of the lake. Book for a fantastic eco-friendly holiday.

Stephenson House, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

This detached, Grade II listed cottage, a converted farmhouse and attached barn, just one mile from Hebden Bridge can sleep twelve people in five en-suite bedrooms.

Lyng Farmhouse, Thornham, Norfolk

Lyng Farmhouse is a fabulous rural country cottage set off the beaten track on a working farm, just a few miles inland from the coastal village of Thornham. Perfect for larger families and groups of friends or celebratory gatherings, it offers oodles of living and relaxing space.

Top House, Northwood near Wem, Shropshire

This attractive detached farmhouse is a perfect example of a country Shropshire cottage, and offers spacious, quality, well-equipped accommodation. This Shropshire cottage is very close to a 2300-acre National Nature Reserve renowned for its mosses and raised bogs, and is home to a huge variety of birds.

Deerclose West Farmhouse, Horsehouse, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

This wonderful stone-built farmhouse and attached barn is located on the outskirts of Horsehouse in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and can sleep 14 people in six bedrooms.

Plas Yolyn, Ellesmere, Shropshire

Plas Yolyn is a luxurious stately home, steeped in history and situated 4 miles from Ellesmere in Shropshire.

The Long View, Colden, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales

This detached cottage is located near the village of Heptonstall, close to Hebden Bridge, and can sleep 14 people in six bedrooms.

Bridport Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Set within expansive private grounds this stylish detached property overlooks the Dorset countryside from its high vantage point.

Oughtershaw Hall, Oughtershaw, Skipton, North Yorkshire

This detached country estate is located in Oughtershaw near Buckden and can sleep sixteen people in eight bedrooms.

Watery Park Barn, Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds

Watery Park Barn is a lovingly restored barn once used as a venue for local events. Now a superb holiday cottage, it is fabulously spacious with all the mod cons and more that you would expect from a home away from home in the country.

High Leases Farm, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Set in a superb countryside location off a quiet, single-track country lane, and a short picturesque walk from the historic market town of Richmond, this spectacular holiday property is perfect for a special occasion. It provides a quiet, rural base, yet has easy access to the fabulous Yorkshire Dales.

Durstone Cottage, Pencombe near Bromyard, Herefordshire

Situated down a single-track road, this lovely detached Herefordshire holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful location on the edge of the owners' livestock farm. Cosy and comfortable throughout, and with breathtaking views, this Herefordshire holiday cottage is an ideal space for a get together with family and friends.

The Hall, Belford, Northumberland

The magic of Middleton Hall enchants you from the moment you enter the grounds as you weave your way through woodland, nothing quite prepares you for the sight of this breathtaking 17th century mansion, nestling amongst the trees near Belford in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. Middleton Hall, a Grade II listed, stone-built mansion, has been lovingly converted back to its former glory by the current owners, and is the perfect destination for large groups of families or friends wishing to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.


Brigsteer Woods walk

4 miles | 2 hours | easy-moderate

1. Through the kissing gate

Take the rising lane beside the Strickland Arms in Sizergh and, after a hundred metres, fork back-right in front of cottages. Bend left then from a waymarked gate climb a path to a corner kissing gate turn right through pastures to reach Sizergh Castle car park. At its far side, go left along Ashbank Lane, continuing to a minor road.

2. Brimstone butterflies

Aim to reach the far bottom corner of the woods and a gate into pasture. Now, shadow the field road up to the nearby Park End Farm. Cross the lane into the path through the yard, then rise to the top-left field corner gate, high above an unusual little waterfall. Turn right up the steep track beyond the trees, turn up the slope to find Helsington Church. Clear days allow extensive views far into the mountains, sweeping from the Coniston Fells across distant Scafell to the Langdales.


Castle Crag walk

5 miles/8.2 km | 3 hours | moderate

1. Splashing stream

Follow the track from the far end of the National Trust car park at Seatoller. Take the left fork, then turn left at the stream.

At the T-junction, turn right and follow the track through two gates to another stream. Cross over, continuing straight, until you reach the main path. Turn right.

2. Bumpy Borrowdale

You’re now on the old miner’s path for Honister Slate Mine, leading directly to the base of Castle Crag. Stay on this trail as it winds along the hillside, crossing numerous gills and affording glorious views of the mellow dips and folds of Borrowdale, surrounded by higher fells. The path is a pleasant and gently undulating one, snaking through beds of bracken. Keep your eyes peeled for high-flying buzzards.

3. Peak picnic

At Castle Crag itself, follow the obvious path to the top. It’s a fairly short, fairly sharp zigzagging climb – testing enough to feel you’ve earned your summit sandwiches. The views north, to Derwent Water and beyond, are superb. A memorial at the summit commemorates local Borrowdale men who died in the First World War.

4. Dreamy Derwent

Once back at the foot of Castle Crag, turn right rather than retracing your steps. In the woods, take the right fork across the footbridge, then a short while later, turn right immediately before the river, following the sign for Rosthwaite.

This is another lovely stretch, sticking close to the burbling course of the Derwent. Keep the river on your left, eventually reaching the charming YHA Borrowdale – perfect for an ice-cream stop. The path along the river continues back to Seatoller, with one chain-assisted scramble.

Castle Crag map

Herdwick sheep on Castle Crag

Along the walk you’ll hopefully see cuddly herds of Herdwick sheep – although I’d advise you not to try and cuddle one – and caves dotted about on the eastern flank. Professor of Adventure Millican Dalton made one of these caves his summer dwelling in the 1920s, after he quit his life as an insurance clerk in London to be a teetotal, vegetarian hermit.

He made his own clothes, baked his own bread, grew potatoes outside the entrance to his cave and foraged hazelnuts from the surrounding woodland. He was also a popular guide for lady walkers – what a shame he lived and died before my time.

Stone graveyard

Mining finished here in the 1960s, leaving a scarred but still beautiful crag for climbers and walkers to enjoy. The old quarry along the walk is an eerie place – large fragments of rock jut up from the broken ground like weatherworn tombstones – a poignant reminder of a once thriving stone walling industry. The fragments of slate are cleared away regularly, but a mystery person keeps returning to reassemble them in ornamental piles. I wonder if it’s Millican Dalton’s ghost?

Verwante artikels

Windchill factor

Borrowdale is one of the wettest valleys in England, receiving around 140in of rainfall per year. A sign on one of the houses in a nearby village reads ‘In Loving Memory of a Sunny Day in Borrowdale’.

So, be prepared for the weather to change if it was pleasant when you left Grange. You may encounter horizontal rain and a windchill at the top of Castle Crag.

Or you may cheat the clouds, like I did, and have a clear vista of Cumbrian landscape. It all makes the huffing and puffing up the scree worthwhile. I couldn’t stay up there admiring the view for too long. I sped down the slopes again before I froze.

Useful Information

How to get there
There are only two routes in and out of Borrowdale, on the B5289. The 77/77a circular bus route serves Grange and Buttermere.

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Cumbria Tourism
01539 822222
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After a walk on the fells, this cosy tearoom is a sight for sore eyes.


Before-and-After Makeovers From Maine Cabin Masters

See some amazing transformations of rundown lakefront cabins — known as "camps" in Maine — into dreamy, rustic getaways with superb curb appeal.

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Lakefront Maine Cabins (Camps)

Before: Cabin With Decorative Green Trim

The Wilkinson&rsquos family camp found itself in rough shape. Along with needing updates and leveling, it also needed a new roof, since a large tree had fallen through it during a storm.

After: Cabin With Decorative Green Trim

Taking inspiration from the salvaged scalloped trim, the bold-green roof and window trim turned this cabin into a quintessential Americana getaway. The covered front porch and increased roof pitch made this one dramatic reveal!

Before: A-Frame Cabin

Only accessible by foot or by boat, this rundown A-frame cabin has a view to die for, but it sorely needs to be restored by the Cabin Masters.

After: A-Frame Cabin

After leveling the structure, doing an overall clean-up and adding a new hunter-green metal roof, this secluded A-frame camp became a storybook cottage.

Before: Cabin in the Woods

Chase and the team had to navigate a treacherous hillside to stabilize this home and make necessary structural and cosmetic repairs.

After: Cabin in the Woods

A once disjointed screened-in porch now shares the same roofline as the home, plus has a porch swing. The navy-blue paint and white trim windows make the cabin feel warm and welcoming.

Before: John Fishman's Cabin

This large cabin with a wraparound porch hadn&rsquot been updated since the 1980s. The team was looking forward to this reno, especially since the owner is Jon Fishman of the band Phish.

After: John Fishman's Cabin

No more cracking paint! The clear-coated cedar shingles pair well with the white trim, and the gorgeous wraparound porch kept its shape, now looking like a million bucks. The cabin is move-in ready for the Fishman family.

Before: "Call of the Loon"

Sitting on the shores of Moosehead Lake, this cabin known as the "Call of The Loon" was reacquired by the original builder's great-granddaughter. The Cabin Masters needed to make many updates to the rundown cabin, including the addition of a second story.

After: "Call of the Loon"

This once sad-looking cabin got a lot of love &mdash and now, it looks brand new. The navy paint and contrasting red front door bring out the best of the &ldquoLoon,&rdquo while the back of the cabin was bumped out to add room for a second level.

Before: New in Blue

With rotted siding and weeds growing out of the roof, this cabin needs some serious renovations to withstand the winter months and become the owner&rsquos dream lakefront home.

After: New in Blue

No more rot, no more moss. This cabin got an overhaul with a new roof and wraparound windows to let in more light and views of the lake.

Before: Burnt Orange Cabin

This gorgeous cabin had a lot of potential &mdash all it really needed was a new coat of paint and updated windows.

After: Burnt Orange Cabin

Now that the Cabin Masters have performed their magic, this cabin has reached its full potential. The deep-orange hue is striking against the pine trees and autumn leaves. A new roof and windows provide the structural support that was needed.

Before: Quaint Cottage Cabin

The Springer camp overlooking Harpswell Sound needed to be leveled and expanded to accommodate the next generation of the family. But how about that blue door?

After: Quaint Cottage Cabin

Taking inspiration from the former blue storm door, the new cabin door was painted the same color, but that&rsquos about all that stayed the same. Classic cedar shingles replaced the vinyl siding for a quaint New England look. A natural stone staircase and wood railing now lead to the pretty blue front door.

Before: The Red Cabin

Three friends bought this cabin together. They describe it as "a diamond in the rough on a pretty lot." They saw the vision, but the Cabin Masters had to bring it to life.

After: The Red Cabin

After undergoing a huge transformation, this cabin is a diamond that shines. The rich-red color pops against the white snow and evergreens. A screened-in porch was added with Adirondack chairs to overlook the lake.

Before: Live-Edge Siding

A couple found their own slice of heaven overlooking Lake Annabessacook, only to find out it needed more work than they could manage. Chase and the team took it out of its 1950s style by updating it with modern amenities.

After: Live-Edge Siding

The gorgeous, live-edge wood siding and hunter-green roof match the surrounding nature perfectly. On the side of the house, the Cabin Masters added outdoor living space with a spacious deck that wraps around to the back of the building.

Before: The Lobster Shack

The owner of this quaint lobster wharf cabin inherited it from their grandfather, who originally built it by hand in 1978. Chase and his team focused on transforming the former fisherman's shack into a fun family cabin.

After: The Lobster Shack

The transformed exterior includes a new fence around the dock to create a safe space for the kids to play and the adults to enjoy the views. The statement feature, though, is definitely the old boat turned outdoor bar with the family&rsquos name painted in bright yellow.

Before: Bright in Beige

Dirty, dull and dark, this Highland Pond camp needed the Cabin Masters' touch to restore it to its former glory.

After: Bright in Beige

The once-dark cabin got a new two-tone paint job to brighten things up &mdash and pop against nature&rsquos background. The spruced-up entry leading to the front door welcomes all who enter the cabin.

Before: Cabin With Cedar-Shake Siding

The Cornwall-Gardner family was a bit cramped in their dated cabin. So much so that their daughter was sleeping in the tent on the back porch! Not only uncomfortable, but also blocking a great lake view.

After: Cabin With Cedar-Shake Siding

The camp got a new look with cedar-shake siding for a quaint coastal feel. The tent platform was turned into extra indoor living space with large windows to take advantage of the gorgeous lake views.

Before: Franken-Camp No More

This camp in Little Sebago Lake had so many random additions that the Cabin Masters nicknamed it the &ldquoFranken-camp.&rdquo The team stepped in to rework &mdash and expand &mdash its floor plan.

After: Franken-Camp No More

Now seamlessly transitioning from one space to another, and with the addition of a second level, this camp looks like a completely different house. Plus, just look at that red trim!

Before: Lakefront View

The Andersen family camp in Whitefield was falling apart from the outside in. It needed some serious TLC from the Cabin Masters.

After: Lakefront View

The dull brown siding was replaced with a pop of burnt orange, the old windows were upgraded and a new side deck was added to enjoy the lake views &mdash what it&rsquos all about.


Out in Cumbria: Cottage in the Woods - Recipes

Serpentine Woods is sited at the top of Beast Banks, and looks over Kendal towards the town and the castle. The woods were originally grazing land and part of Kendal Fell. The area was historically called Dob Frear, which is Scandinavian for Free Land. In 1790, the land was planted with trees. During the 1820’s, economic prosperity in the area was on a downward turn, unemployment was high, and to counter this in 1824, the woods were set out as walks, flower beds were created and planted and a cottage was built that could be rented. Labourers were set to work to maintain this new park for the people of Kendal, so creating a kind of job creation scheme. However, so high were the numbers of visitors, that the woods began to suffer.

The walks were therefore closed off to everyone other than those who could afford to pay for the privilege of using the woodland. The Summer House was built in 1833, and a small charge of sixpence was charged for its use and as an admission for the woods. In 1849, the walks were once again opened to the public for free. It was found that damage was once again being done to the flower beds and to the trees. Two Wellington trees were planted to commemorate the marriage of The Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra in 1863. However, such was the damage done by the numbers of visitors, that only one of these trees remains today. The Summer house was in a poor state of repair by the early 1900’s, and in 1985 Kendal Civic Society restored it. The park is now maintained by South Lakeland District Council.

The woods are home to a wide range of bird species, foxes and squirrels. The trees and shrubs grow over a bed of Lime Stone pavement that shows through its layer of foliage in several places. There are a number of paths that can be taken through the woods, with walks totalling around 3 miles in all. The woods have a nature trail with ten stops, each demonstrating a different environment within the woods.


Out in Cumbria: Cottage in the Woods - Recipes

About two miles south of Brampton is Gelt Woods, a delightful walk, and also an RSPB nature reserve. In the woods is a rock with an inscription carved by a Roman soldier in the 3rd Century.

Hugging the banks of the river Gelt is a most remarkable quarry. This Quarry was chiselled out by Roman Engineers 1800 years ago. The stone was either used to build or to repair the 70 mile long wall built by Emperor Hadrian shortly after 122AD. The wall is the largest Roman Monument in Europe, and has recently been designated a World Heritage Site. Looking at the size and grandeur of this quarry truly brings home just how immense the wall is, and the amount of labour and money it must have taken to build.

All along the cliff face are the marks and chippings left by the quarrymen as they chiselled out the stones for the wall. The chisel marks seem to form a herringbone pattern and the first impression formed is that it is not a quarry but a large temple, it is an awe inspiring place, equally as impressive as the wall itself. And yet almost unknown to the tourist.

The above words and pictures are by Nicola Didsbury.

The East Cumbria Countryside Project has reconstructed some traditional ‘Celtic-style’ round houses, to create two fantastic unusual new bird hides. Vivien Mousdell has created a beautiful sculpture seat, from which you can see both the rock face and the river.

Gelt Woods is also home to a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ nature reserve.


Stay somewhere extraordinary

Book a holiday with us and you’re guaranteed somewhere that’s special inside and out. You could find yourself in a romantic fairy-tale cottage in the woods, waking up in a nature reserve to the sound of birdsong, or playing hide-and-seek with the kids in your own country manor. With hundreds of cottages, bunkhouses, bothies and campsites to choose from, find the perfect one for you.

Wherever you stay with us, you can enjoy an unforgettable getaway. From turreted towers and lighthouses, to listed lodges and country mansions, we have unique holiday accommodation across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Whatever you love to do on your holiday, you&rsquoll find endless inspiration on the doorstep. And with many of our cottages tucked away on National Trust estates, you can explore gardens and grounds before doors open and after visitors have gone home.

What&rsquos more, every time you holiday with us, you help us to look after the place you&rsquore staying in and contribute to the restoration of other special places too.


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