If you are looking for a quiet get away with everything you need; a home away from home, well this is the ideal cottage location. Ideally situated in rural Cumbria near the towns of Kirkby Stephens and Sedbergh and 40 mins drive away from Windermere.
The Cottage itself is a part of an old farmstead and despite all the modifications has manage to retain a great deal of the original features including the stone stairway. The cottage as been renovated to a very high standard and sports everything you would need for normal every day life. The owners are very friendly and made my partner and I feel very welcome, we received tea, coffee, sugar, milk and not forgetting some home made cakes, which was a lovely welcome gesture.
Despite not getting the walking boots on and trekking through the snow topped hill, there is a great deal of scenery and wildlife to be seen through the window of the living, with the frequent visit of birds to the feeders, including a woodpecker which I managed to catch on camera, normally arriving around mid morning and late afternoon to feed. The family cat did make random attempts to gain entry and will spent hours on the window sill.
As well as making use of the fully functional kitchen we also dined out. Close by in the village of Ravenstonedale the Black Swan (5mins drive) serves up some very nice food and I would recommend the Lamb shank.
In summary, it was a pleasure to stay at the cottage for 3 nights and will certainly be planning to return again during the year.