A hearty homestead in gorgeous Great Langdale! A true country idyll, White Lion Cottage is a thick-walled, oak-beamed traditional Lakeland escape for 6, with all the contemporary comforts to ensure a comfortable stay in any season. Character emanates from every aspect of your homely 18th Century hideaway, and the outstanding hill-country location and breath-taking views all around are just the ticket for tired townies looking for a breath of fresh fell air and a rejuvenating time away with family or friends.
Nestled beneath the hill in a picture-perfect white-washed row of rustic cottages, you'll fall in love with your holiday home as soon as you set eyes on it. Originally an old rural inn, careful upgrading has taken away none of the character nor the sense of hospitality here. Nowhere is this more evident than in the cosy living-room, where you will just love sharing cups of cocoa in the evenings while watching the flickering of the cast-iron wood-burner, set in a superb original fireplace with slate hearth and aged dark wood mantel.
Some of the finest hill-walking and climbing country in England surrounds you at White Lion Cottage. The iconic, jagged Langdale Pikes dress the skyline and the lower but incredibly rewarding ridge of Lingmoor lies enticingly close to Chapel Stile. Meanwhile, gorgeous river walks run from Elterwater, and the summit of Silver How is easily attainable from your doorstep. Every few paces here another great view appears, and some of the best are found in the fabulous fell-side garden that rises delightfully to the rear of your country cottage. A patio here lets you soak in the sun, fresh mountain air, and the sheer peace that this beautiful place brings.
With rugged countryside stretching away in all directions you can easily spend all week just strolling and exploring; be sure you discover Cathedral Cavern in neighbouring Little Langdale, a really magical place with some intriguing dark tunnels! A run to Coniston lets you glide on the serene lake on the famous 'Gondola' steamer, while Beatrix Potter country is close by, and vibrant Ambleside is packed with things to do, restaurants, and nightlife.
For a little luxury in Langdale, White Lion Cottage is as good as it gets!
2 king size bedrooms (1 zip link-please specify on booking)
1 Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath & separate power shower
En-suite shower room
Wood burning stove
Gas central heating
Electric oven & hob
Fridge & freezer
Fellside garden area with terrace and seating