A romantic countryside nest for two set in the stunning South Lakes! As soon as you see the fairytale rustic wooden door set into the ancient stone frontage of this unbelievably picturesque 17th Century cottage at Staveley-In-Cartmel by the southern tip of Lake Windermere, you just can’t wait to get inside and explore! Eco-friendly renovation using carefully crafted reclaimed materials has produced a simply stunning ‘modern rustic’ gem, pairing authentic original features with outstanding luxury for you to thoroughly enjoy together!
The immensely characterful living-area at Loveday is a welcome tonic to modern life in itself. It's like burrowing through time to a bygone era. Wonderfully substantial original flagged floors (heated!), an imposing stone chimney breast, oak beams, ash window seats and classic cottage sash windows with wood shutters are just some of the features waiting to wow you into a happy holiday mood! It's so cosy in here when you get a roaring blaze stoked up on the log-burning stove, and nothing is nicer than toasting your toes after a crisp winter's day walk on the hilltops!
The bespoke, cabin-style kitchen is a real treat to cook in, and you'll love breakfasting together on the central island unit, while the gorgeous little hand-crafted wooden staircase leads you to a spacious dream bedroom for anyone in love with country living, perched in the cottage eaves, with its beautiful use of natural materials, sitting space and pretty cottage windows framing the green and gorgeous views beyond.
You'll love eating outside on the provided garden set, and if you have a dog or two with you, you'll know that a garden space like this is so essential. The owners thoughtfully provide treats and dog blankets to make sure your furry friends are just as pampered as you are! Pet owners will also appreciate the sheer range of walks available in the area, from stellar summits to waterside wanders. Gummer's How is a justly popular peak locally, with outstanding views for a minimum of exertion!
Lake Windermere herself is a short stroll away, and you can relax on the shores in the Victorian country park at Fell Foot, where ice-creams are the order of the day, and picnicking, paddling or boating are all options to while away a sunny afternoon. The Lakes Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are also in easy striking distance. Close by, too, Cartmel has traditional inns, quirky gift shops, and delicious local fare; it's famous for its sticky toffee pudding. But foodies visit primarily for L'Enclumbe's Michelin-starred cookery, and a romantic meal for two here has to the perfect way to round off your special holiday.
Luxury cottages near Lakeside don't come any more charming, and we know you'll be as thoroughly enchanted with little Loveday as we are!
Traditional Lakeland Cottage
Modern Rustic Style
Large bedroom with King size bed
Wooden bath & sinks
Open plan lounge
Log Burning Stove
Wall mounted Smart TV with Freeview
Sonos sound system
Well-appointed kitchen with island
Smeg Electric double oven
Smeg induction hob
Bosch fridge / freezer
Lavazza Coffee Machine and pods
Rear patio with outdoor furniture
Parking for one car
Charging point for electric vehicle
Walks from the door
Air Source Renewable Energy Heating and Hot Water
Up to 2 well behaved dogs
Dog blankets & towels