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Summerhill Cottage

Cartmel Fell, nr. Windermere Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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With stunning views of the Fells, this Lakeland cottage is wonderfully situated to discover the southern Lake District.

Enjoying a very rural aspect with wonderful panoramic views, and set in ¾ acre of cottage garden this holiday home is wonderfully situated to discover the Lake District. Summerhill Cottage dates back to the 16th-century and is an idyllic, Lakeland cottage with character features around every corner. Standing detached, the property enjoys beamed ceilings, oak wooden floors, low doorways and delightful features that are dotted throughout. A large inglenook fireplace to the main, spacious living room adds an interesting mix of contemporary design, whilst the doors open out onto a patio area offering stunning views of the surrounding area towards the Lakeland Fells. The cottage is full of charm and atmosphere with cosy rooms and comfortable furnishings, and an original cast-iron range graces the farmhouse-style kitchen, which leads into the entrance/breakfast room. The local area gives access to splendid walks, and one that must be experienced includes wonderful views as Lake Windermere (2 miles) is approached. Alternatively, a 15-minute drive leads into the heart of the bustling towns of both Windermere and Kendal, where many of the local attractions can be enjoyed. Summerhill Cottage makes a superb central base for exploring the Lake District, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Two steps to entrance. Spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove, oak wooden floor and underfloor heating. Living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and oak wooden floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen with ornamental cast-iron range, butler sink and slate tiled floor. Dining room with oak wooden floor and feature fire surround. Utility. Bathroom with double Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Wooden stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms; one with four-poster bed. Further double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet (alternative access to this room via cast-iron spiral staircase from sitting room). Single bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. All bedrooms with original oak floor boards. Most rooms beamed and some rooms are accessed by low doorways.

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large, shared, lawned garden with furniture
  • Patio with furniture, swing seat and fell views
  • Ample parking
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Three steps down to orchard garden

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  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-26
    What a lovely homely feeling this house has. There was everything you could need for an enjoyable relaxing holiday. Stunning views, lovely locals, lovely place to return to at the end of a sight seeing day. The wonderful open fire was a bonus, only used one but there were two fires if needed. The bird table was always busy, just had to watch out for the greedy squirrel though but he was quite amusing. The handsome Mr Grouse and his 5 females seem very tame too, a good time was had by all.

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8.3 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo

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