Jaw-dropping countryside views from Arthur Ransome’s house! Word has it this was the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ authors favourite home, and it’s easy to see why! A 17th Century cottage with every modern comfort, a sublime garden, and a fabulous games room, this is the ideal place to banish the blues and bring out your internal Lakelover!
Hilltop is the former home of Arthur Ransome and has been featured both in The Mail on Sunday and by the BBC. Your sumptuous holiday escape is a generous portion of this historic residence, luxurious to the highest level, and boasting a spacious interior with excellent natural light.
The wall of glass in the living-area is intelligently designed to really make the most of those outstanding views, and this is a place to sooth the soul and any tired muscles that your Lake District adventures bring!
The elevated location of Hilltop ensures its sweeping views over the hills and wooded vales of the Southern Lakes, and the situation could hardly be more perfect, with the shores of Lake Windermere a stone's throw away. Looking out over that fantastic vista will always instil a profound sense of tranquility, and when you want to get active, the walking, cycling and exploring possibilities are truly unlimited!
You are treated to a truly superb terraced garden here, where you can sit and simply soak up all the natural splendour about you, and it even comes with an additional paddock. Throw in a superb games room, known as 'The Pavilion', with table tennis and snooker to entertain you on rainy days or in the evenings after your adventures, and this really does become a Lakelovers paradise!
The Cottage At Hilltop is a premium choice for an unforgettable Lakeland getaway.
Luxurious cottage in idyllic Lakeland setting
Breathtaking panoramic views across the Rusland Valley to the Coniston Fells
Large open-plan kitchen/diner and lounge
Electric double oven with ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
2 king-size bedroom each with en-suite designer bathrooms including corner bath and separate showers
Ground floor utility/cloakroom with third WC and washer/dryer
Outstanding landscaped “courtyard” garden with built-in BBQ
Magnificent verandahed Pavilion Games Room with snooker table, table tennis, darts, exercise bike, kitchen facility and fourth WC
Over seven and a half acres of exquisite hillside woodland
Spectacular walks from the door
Plenty of books and hundreds of DVDs available
Video presentations about Hill Top, the Ransomes and the Rusland Valley
Unique display of signed memorabilia by famous people with Lakeland connections
Central heating throughout
Secure bike storage
Private parking for 2 cars
Special guest discount vouchers for various attractions including leisure club membership
Minimum age of children is 10 years old