Comfortable house in the South of the Lake District, 8 ml from Lake Windermere
House, rural with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 60 m2 (645 sq.ft), NO smoking, second home, number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our comfortable house is in a terrace of Victorian workers' cottages, at the edge of town adjoining open countryside. It is south-facing with double doors from the living area onto a sunny patio. We have two double bedrooms with double beds and a recently re-fitted bathroom. The kitchen is small but well equipped. The open-plan lounge-diner has two sofas, TV, DVD and stereo and a dining table and chairs. There is off-street parking for two cars. The house is on a quiet no-through road and is warm with central heating and double glazing. There are maps and information on local activities and places to visit. Everyone who visits says the house has a welcoming and relaxing feel and is great to come back to after a day walking the hills or cruising on Lake Windermere.
Accommodation and facilities
Stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, paragliding, mountaineering, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping
Nearest major airport:
No smoking, non-simultaneous optional
= marks the location of this home
Grange-over-Sands is a small Georgian seaside town which basks in the warmth of the Gulf Stream at the top of Morecambe Bay, with the Lake District just to the north. Eight miles south of Lake Windermere, it is ideally situated for all Lake District activities. You can also hill-walk direct from the house - after ten minutes you have wonderful views over Morecambe Bay (see photo) and ten minutes later, on top of Hampsfell, you can view all the Lake District peaks and see as far as Wales on a clear day. The town has many old-fashioned local shops, including a deli and veg shop as well as award-winning butchers, and local supermarkets, coffee shops and eateries. Kendal is half an hour away by car and there is also a railway station where you can take trains up and down the coast. Manchester is about an hour away by car or train. There are local stately homes and gardens to visit, and a wealth of other attractions. The next village, Cartmel, has a medieval Priory and Michelin-starred restaurant.
Something about ourselves
We are Bob and Sue. We both took early retirement from management positions in local government and are keen to see a bit of the UK and the rest of the world. We have no children, but often travel with two friends in similar circumstances. We enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking. We've done exchanges in the UK, Europe and North America and have found them a great way to see new places and make new friends. We are very clean and tidy and promise to look after your home as if it was our own!
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