A decadent little gem at the foot of the Kentmere Valley! Set on a private estate dating back to the 17th Century, Kirkstone At Mirefoot is a luxurious bolthole for four in a superb setting. Acres of gorgeous garden grounds to stroll in, a private spa facility right by your property, and an architect designed cottage full of contemporary comforts and old world charm. A place to really kick back and let those worldly cares disappear!
Set amongst the pastures, woodlands and low hills around Staveley by Kentmere in the South Lakes, Kirkstone is part of the sought-after Mirefoot country estate. Rustic country chic is the order of the day, and your cottage is finished to a high standard of modern comfort complemented by many authentic features of countryside life, including wooden ceiling beams and Cumbrian slate floors. And you'll always be toasty here as the biomass heating system is complemented by a classic wood-burning stove, a lovely companion on crisp winter evenings.
The owners set you up with a welcome hamper with some basics accompanied by a selection of local produce. You'll soon be sourcing your own holiday fare, however, and nearby Staveley houses the 'More' bakery in Mill Yard, offering delicious cakes and savouries, and the Hawkshead Brewery, specialising in tasty local ales, and regularly running popular beer festivals. The Eagle and Child Inn makes for a lovely local, with proper Cumbrian grub and real ales, and you might like to have a go at the regular pub quiz that runs here, too! Meanwhile, the Watermill Inn at Ings has its own microbrewery, and is well worth a visit.
The market town of Kendal is close by, offering plentiful shopping and many good restaurants, while Windermere and Bowness are just a short car ride away, too, with endless attractions and access to Lake Windermere, whether via the famous lake steamers, or private hire motor, sail, or row boat. Canoeing and other water sports are, of course, easily available! Meanwhile, we suggest a run to lovely Longsleddale, where spring flowers line the pretty country lanes, and where you can find some real seclusion and serenity. Kentmere valley is even closer and just as stunning, with its beautiful church and wonderful walking opportunities, including over the high Garburn pass into Troutbeck.
Back home, you'll want to set aside plenty of time to wander the generous garden grounds, resplendent with arboretum and wildlife pond. And, of course, the recently completed spa facility can be accessed right by your cottage, with sauna, steam-room, pool and gym to really let those adventurous muscles relax!
Perfect for a small family or two couples, Kirkstone At Mirefoot lets you rejuvenate in peace in your very own countryside idyll!
1 king size
1 super king size or twin (please specify when booking)
Stylishly appointed Lakeland luxury
Contemporary classic Lakeland theme
Private 17th century Estate
En-suite eclectic monsoon facilities
2nd en-suite with deep designer bath & separate monsoon shower
Electric oven with induction hob
Fridge & freezer
Fast broadband connection / smart TV's
Private parking for 2
Children and Babies Accepted
Walls of glass
Private secluded patio with furniture
Acres of landscaped gardens / private tarn
A welcome pack is provided on arrival which includes a hamper of local produce and basic foods such as tea, milk eggs and bread.