Summerhill Cottage, Windermere, The Lake District

City: The Lake District Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 | Sleeps: 7

  • The Patio

        The Patio

  • The Main Lounge.

        The Main Lounge.

  • Main Bedroom Suite

        Main Bedroom Suite

  • The Main Dining area

        The Main Dining area

  • The Entrance

        The Entrance

  • The patio doors to the Garden

        The patio doors to the Garden

  • The  Snug Room

        The Snug Room

  • Snug Window seat

        Snug Window seat

  • Farmhouse Kitchen

        Farmhouse Kitchen

  • Farmhouse Kitchen

        Farmhouse Kitchen

  • The Original Dining Room

        The Original Dining Room

  • Ground Floor Jacuzzi.

        Ground Floor Jacuzzi.

  • Oak Dresser and Drinks Cabinet.

        Oak Dresser and Drinks Cabinet.

  • Four Poster Bedroom

        Four Poster Bedroom

  • The Cute Bedroom.

        The Cute Bedroom.

  • The Main Bathroom

        The Main Bathroom

  • The Brass Bed Room

        The Brass Bed Room

  • Main Bedroom Suite

        Main Bedroom Suite

  • The Local. Masons Arms.

        The Local. Masons Arms.

  • The main cottage

        The main cottage

  • Bowness-On-Windermere


  • The external dining area

        The external dining area

  • The patio furniture and swing seat

        The patio furniture and swing seat

  • The View

        The View

  • The View

        The View

  • The Wheelbarrow

        The Wheelbarrow

Property Details

  • Category: Cottage
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Stories: 2
  • Unit Size: 262 sq meters

It doesn’t get any better than this! This Idyllic Lakeland Cottage enjoys 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 17th-century and has amazing 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.

From the doorway you can wonder for miles along local country lanes or well trodden footpaths, mostly leading to a local pub, plan carefully to achieve that! The local area has numerous cycle routes for both mountain and roads bikes. For sightseers beyond the beautiful hills, mountains, forests  and lakes, the delightful villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead, Sawrey (Beatrix Potters Home) are all 30 minutes away.

The cottage is full of charm and atmosphere, with cosy rooms and comfortable furnishings, and an original cast-iron range graces the farmhouse 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 of Lake Windermere.  Alternatively, a 20-minute drive leads into the heart of the bustling towns of both Windermere and Kendal, where many of the local attractions can be enjoyed together with a range of Supermarkets and transport links. Kendal also offers the Lakeland Climbing Centre and the Brewery Arts Centre.  Summerhill Cottage makes a superb central base for exploring the Lake District, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank and The Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge are both famous Lakeland gourmet Pubs and are only 1 mile away with a local friendly Farm shop.

A short drive away you can enjoy either the Brown Cow at Winster or The renowned Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite. The area has horse riding facilities and even boasts a famous race course at Cartmel with Internationally acclaimed L’Enclume Michelin star restaurant.  The Victorian spa resort of Grange over Sands and Arnside are great day trips to the seaside.

If you are a sailor? why not hire a boat on Windermere? or maybe go on the Victorian Steamer on Coniston water. Or if you are into your history why not visit one of the local country houses? Within a short drive you can visit the further attractions of Holker Hall and Levens Hall or the Medieval Sizergh Castle and Barn.

Three steps to the entrance. Spacious Dining room with tiled underfloor heating. Living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Adjacent bathroom with double Jacuzzi bath and toilet.  Farmhouse kitchen with original ornamental cast-iron range, butler sink and slate tiled floor. The quiet “Snug” room has oak wooden flooring and feature fire surround, ideal for reading and games. The Original Dining room has oak dressers and is great for romantic dining.

The Utility room has washer/dryer and dishwasher. 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. This is a unique Cumbria cottage experience.

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  • Bedrooms
  • Central Heating
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Communications
  • Computer
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Included Items And Services
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Inside Amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Smoke Detector
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wood Stove
  • Other Amenities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid
  • Heater
  • Outside Amenities
  • Deck
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Private Parking
  • Pool And Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • Restrictions
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Suitability
  • Child Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Senior Friendly
  • Singles Friendly
  • View And Location
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Attractions Category Distance
Summerhill Cottage, Windermere, The Lake District
Category: Cottage
City: The Lake District
Sleeps: 7
Summerhill Cottage, Windermere, The Lake District Cottage -
warm & friendly
The Masons Arms
Category: Restaurant
Address: The Masons Arms
Cartmel Fell, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6NW
Cartmel Fell, LA11 6NW
The Masons Arms Restaurant 997 m.
Hare & Hounds
Hare & Hounds
Category: Restaurant
Address: Bowland Bridge, LA11 6NN
Hare & Hounds Restaurant 1303 m.
the  punch bowl
The Punch Bowl Inn
Category: Restaurant
Address: The Punch Bowl Inn
Crosthwaite Lyth Valley
Cumbria., LA8 8HR
The Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant 4.01 km.
warm and inviting
Lyth Valley restaurant
Category: Restaurant
Address: Lyth Valley
Kendal, LA8 8DB
Lyth Valley restaurant Restaurant 4.78 km.
Lake Windermere
Lake Windermere
Category: Tourist Attraction
Address: Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JQ
Lake Windermere Tourist Attraction 5.44 km.
The Brown Horse Inn
The Brown Horse Inn
Category: Restaurant
Address: The Brown Horse Inn
Nr Windermere,
The Brown Horse Inn Restaurant 5.81 km.
Windermere Golf Club
Windermere Golf Club
Category: Golf Course
Address: Windermere Golf Club
Windermere,, LA23 3NB
Windermere Golf Club Golf Course 6.10 km.
The World of Beatrix Potter
The World of Beatrix Potter.
Category: Museum
Address: The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction,
South Lakeland District
Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BX.
The World of Beatrix Potter. Museum 6.71 km.
Esthwaite Water
Esthwaite Water, Trout fishery
Category: Fishing
Address: The Boat House
Ridding Wood
Esthwaite Water, Trout fishery Fishing 6.80 km.
unique collection of 30,000 exhibits
Lakeland Motor Museum
Category: Museum
Address: Lakeland Motor Museum
Old Blue Mill
Backbarrow, LA12 8TA
Lakeland Motor Museum Museum 7.00 km.
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