The Lake District has many fantastic hidden gems away from the main tourist attractions, that still boast stunning views, access to beautiful walks and all the Lake District has to offer. When “getting away from it all”, you want to have options. Options to fit with your mood and not to be confined. You need an area that offers something for everyone – stunning views to enjoy from within the safety net of home, private gardens to breathe in the fresh air, activities for all the moods; gentle walks across stunning scenery for the slow days, something adrenaline fueled for the more adventurous days, like water sports. There needs to be access nearby to local amenities, without feeling crowded with a built up area and most importantly, good food and drink – all of which The Lake District offers in abundance.
Our Top 5 Places for ‘Getting Away From It All’
Grasmere – Famous for its connection to poet Williams Wordsworth, his famous quote describing the area is ‘The loveliest spot that man hath found”. His former home, Dove Cottage is a highly popular tourist attraction in this otherwise quieter village in The Lake District National Park.
Property for Sale Nearby – Beck Island, Stock Lane, Grasmere – Guide Price £650,000
Best Place to Eat – Forest Side, Grasmere
Must See Nearby – Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum
Staveley-In–Cartmel- Enjoy the best of both worlds, a stunning rural hamlet situated on the South Eastern shore of Lake Windermere, just a short drive from the Lake Districts ‘Honey-pot destination, Bowness-On-Windermere.
Property for Sale Nearby – Sandfold Farm, Staveley-In-Cartmel – Guide Price £1,000,000
Best Place to Eat – The Swan Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge
Must See Nearby – Fell Foot National Park
Pull Woods, Ambleside – A beautiful and peaceful hamlet is nestled between two of The Lake District hotspots – the bustling Ambleside town and the conservation village of Hawkshead.
Property for Sale Nearby – Wykefield, Pull Woods – Guide Price £2,500,000
Best Place to Eat – Old Stamp House, Ambleside
Must See Nearby – Wray Castle, Low Wray
Outgate, Ambleside – This rural hamlet is located just 1 mile north of the popular village of Hawkshead famous for its literary connections to William Wordsworth who attended school there and Beatrix Potter who had various properties in the vicinity and lived nearby.
Property for Sale Nearby – Orchard Cottage, Outgate – Guide Price £1,200,000
Best Place to Eat – The Drunken Duck Inn, Barngates
Must See Nearby – Beatrix Potter Gallery
Lupton, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale – Whilst this rural hamlet is actually located just outside of The Lake District National Park it holds its own for stunning scenery, great accessibility for the M6, The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park and is also not far from the very popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.
Property for Sale Nearby – Lane House, Cow Brow, Lupton – Guide Price £1,250,000
Best Place to Eat – The Plough at Lupton
Must See Nearby – Kirkby Lonsdale
Our Top Property for ‘Getting Away From It All’
Not only does the property sit within private grounds of approximately 70 acres, it boasts 300 metres of lake frontage and access to some of The Lake Districts favourite walk ways. Escape from day to day life to relax within this prominent home, enjoying luxury accommodation and simply breathtaking views from every room. Sit back and relax on the indoor window swing to take in the uninterrupted view across Grasmere Lake to the village rooftops, dubbed “The most loveliest spot that man hath found” by renowned poet William Wordsworth. Enjoy a stroll through the private woodlands, take in the peaceful surrounds and witness the beautiful wildlife naturally attracted to this lush area. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Launch a canoe from your own private lake frontage and row passed the central island that was Williams Wordsworth’s favourite destination or head into the picture perfect village and enjoy brunch at one of the many independent cafes.