The friendly peaceful village of Staveley has old world Lakeland charm. It has several shops including butcher, baker, grocer, chemist. newsagent, also the well known Wilf`s cafe, next door to the Hawkshead walk round brewery, (tasting available),bar and music venue, The village has two pubs including the award winning ever popular Eagle and Child with its excellent range of quality meals and riverside seating area. Both pubs and a large childrens` adventure playground are within three minutes walk from the cottage.
Meadowbank Lodge is a detached granary conversion of traditional stone, tucked away in a quiet corner of the village. It retains much of its character with wooden beams, stone fireplace with wood burning stove and gas central heating.
The cottage has a south facing secluded walled garden complete with patio table and chairs enjoying a delightful outlook across the open meadow with fell views. There is a private parking area in the garden for one car. A large adjoining outbuilding makes an excellent storage area for cycles and contains an undercover decked area with patio furniture and plants, an ideal spot to see the setting sun beyond the fells.
The front entrance has a flagged floor leading to the kitchen which has electric cooker microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, and dining area. The lounge has television, DVD and music centre, and is open plan to the kitchen.
There are two bedrooms ,each with radiator, one with double bed and pleasing outlook towards the Kentmere Valley, the second has two single beds. The bathroom has toilet,washbasin, and electric shower over bath.
Electricity and gas are included.
Please bring towels, bedding provided.
The cottage is warm and cosy for winter
One well behaved dog by arrangement.
Staveley, near Windermere
The Kentmere Valley is rich in wildlife, kingfishers may be seen above the weir at the edge of the village, here also in season salmon leap on their journey up river. The head of the valley has been a nesting area of the golden eagle in past years. Kentmere is an excellent area for walking and very popular with cyclists on the quiet lanes. There is also fishing in the tarn, (licence at the newsagents).
Nearby Kendal is a fascinating old market town retaining all the atmosphere of its cobbled yards, with its famous Castle ruins, Museum, Art Gallery, river, many restaurants, and shopping centre.
There is a Leisure Centre for sporting activities and the Brewery Arts Centre for entertainment.
There are many places of interest within a short drive including Beatrix Potter`s former home, “Hill Top”at Near Sawrey (via car ferry),
Hawkshead, Wordsworth`s homes in Grasmere and Rydal, the Visitor Centre at Brockhole near Windermere,
Ambleside, Bowness, Grasmere, Coniston and the Langdale Valleys.
All are well worth a visit.
You can leave the car at the Cottage, bus stop close by, with frequent services to Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside,Grasmere and Keswick.. Make good use of your bus pass.
Train Station within ten minutes walk, with service to Windermere ,Kendal and Oxenholme.
available throughout the year, Saturday to Saturday
prices range from £295 to £515 per week
Meadowbank Lodge, Staveley