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5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
Nestled in the hillside, Ladstock Hall has the most spectacular views across the valley towards the mighty Skiddaw range from its elevated location on the edge of Thornthwaite village. This Grade II listed building was originally the vicarage and then became a very grand Country House Hotel and a renowned venue for weddings. It has now been converted into several apartments and cottages, the standard of which is excellent. No.6 is a first floor apartment furnished and equipped throughout to appeal to the most discerning guests. Thornthwaite lies 3 miles to the west of Keswick at the foot of Whinlatter and close to Bassenthwaite Lake. This area is great for mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, and walking on the surrounding fells, and sailing or fishing on the lake. There are many walks to be enjoyed from the door as well as easy access to Newlands, Borrowdale and the Western Lakes. There is a bridle way immediately behind Ladstock Hall where you can walk to Braithwaite, a little over half a mile, which has a village shop, restaurant and three pubs each serving good food and real ale.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall: With storage for coats.
First Floor: No.6 benefits from spectacular views of the Skiddaw range from its 1st floor situation, it has oil fired central heating/hot water and comprises: Spacious Lounge: Over 26 feet long looking out towards Skiddaw with a large bay window area furnished with two armchairs to make the most of the fabulous view.A spotting scope (telescope) is provided and is ideal for watching the ospreys over Bassenthwaite Lake. The lounge is equipped with a 4K Ultra HD LED TV with Freeview, Blu-ray/DVD player, full 5:1 surround sound and a CD player/radio. This is complemented by a Bose iPod dock, Wi-Fi router for superfast fibre broadband and a flame-effect electric fire. A large bookcase is stocked with a wide selection of books, DVDs and Blu-rays, whilst the sideboard provides both jigsaws and games for rainy days. Contemporary furnishings provide a comfortable relaxing retreat after a day on the fells.Large kitchen/diner: The kitchen and dining area are equipped with everything needed to entertain up to eight people around the large oak topped table and enjoy the same wonderful views of Skiddaw. The oak units with granite worktops house an electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and microwave along with all the kitchen equipment you could need. There is also an LCD TV with Freeview and DVD player along with a DAB digital radio Master bedroom: With king size bed, fitted wardrobes and furniture, LCD TV with Freeview and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin. Bedroom 2: With twin beds, fitted wardrobes and furniture, TV with Freeview and DVD player. Ideal for early rising children or rainy days. Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
All fuel, towels and bed linen provided. Superfast fibre Wi-Fi is provided throughout the apartment. A travel cot is provided. Storage for mountain bikes etc is provided in private locked shed. Outside, there is a patio area with seating to the front and a large communal garden and summer house with access to the bridleway at the rear.There are significant drops within the grounds of the property extra care is needed.Private parking for two cars is provided and additional visitor spaces are available. There is a £100 refundable deposit of this property, due one week prior to arrival.Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77