Crosthwaite, Kendal Lake District

Surrounded by the rolling countryside of the scenic Lyth Valley in the Lake District National Park Scarsdale, is a newly refurbished detached property, resting in the centre of Crosthwaite, perfect for a large family or group gathering for a special occasion and for those wanting to explore the Lake District National Park from the comfort of a luxurious holiday home.

The large driveway offers space for 2-3 cars, and the house is surrounded by wrap around gardens.

At the rear of the property there are some beautiful views across the rolling hills of the Lyth Valley. Here you can enjoy alfresco dinners on the patio, as well as views of the nearby church tower.

Downstairs there is a contemporary kitchen/diner; fully-fitted with a traditional Aga range cooker and additional double electric oven and a utility room with washer/dryer. The kitchen door leads onto a large balcony with glazed balustrade overlooking the garden. The contemporary style sitting room has three sofas, a wood burning stove and a Smart TV with valley views available from the dual aspect windows.

There are two super-king-size double bedrooms on the ground floor with en-suite shower rooms, one of which has a bath, while just outside the second bedroom is a children`s snug where smaller guest can relax on bean bag chairs and watch their favourite shows on the wall-mounted TV.

On the first floor, there is a desk space below the skylight which offers a place to catch up on work or enjoy a good book and a further two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, with valley and/or garden views, and a further shower room.

About the location

The village of Crosthwaite boasts an acclaimed gastropub, The Punchbowl Inn, serving incredible food, which happens to be just down the road from the cottage, perfect for a special occasion or if you fancy a night off from cooking duties. There are several other good pubs close by and for a special treat L`Enclume at Cartmell.

Enjoy plentiful walking and cycling opportunities through the peaceful Lyth Valley, while close by, the lakeside towns of Bowness and Windermere boast watersports activities, canoe and kayak hire, boat hire, tours of the lake, a golf course and the renowned World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Head to the other side of the lake to explore Beatrix Potter`s former farmhouse, Hill Top, now owned by the National Trust, as well as yet more walking and hiking opportunities at Claife Heights and through the National Forest at Grizedale, stopping at Go Ape for an adventure-filled afternoon of zip wiring and traversing tree tops.

Spend the afternoon in Coniston, climbing the challenging Old Man of Coniston peak, where you will be rewarded with picturesque views across Coniston Water from its peak.

Discover the historic market town of Kendal, which boasts hill top 12th century castle ruins that overlook the town, as well as quaint cobbled streets and excellent shopping opportunities, while charming riverside walks can be enjoyed along the banks of the River Kent, which runs through the town. Also within easy reach is The National Trust`s Grade I listed Sizergh Castle, offering an estate and gardens to explore, as well as Levens Hall, an incredible Elizabethan mansion with a superb Topiary Garden.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome

Lake District (HE40329)

Cumbria,   England

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 8) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • England
  • London
  • Islington
  • Belsize Park
  • Hampstead
  • Open to offers
Ideally North London

Dates available

October 2021 - December 2021
January 2022 - May 2022

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 25 Jan 2022