Set in the beautiful Rusland Valley, between Windermere and Coniston,
in the pretty hamlet of Crosslands, Stable End is a beautiful barn
conversion that is finished to a very high standard and offers great
quality in a beautiful location. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a
large kitchen and cosy sitting room, Stable End is ideal for friends
and families wanting to relax and enjoy the beautiful Lakeland
With a myriad of walks to choose from around the valley, there is
something for everyone to enjoy and the neighbouring Grizedale Forest
is popular with mountain bikers of all standards. The villages of
Hawkshead and Coniston are also within easy reach. As the Rusland
Valley was the one time home of the author Arthur Ransome, why not
follow in his footsteps and enjoy your own Swallows and Amazons
adventure on Coniston Water or Lake Windermere, both just a short drive
Accommodation in detail
Stable End is one of a pair of cottages that have been converted from
a traditional Lakeland bank barn. Such barns are commonly built on a
slope and are accessible from two sides; to the front on the ground
floor and to the rear on the first floor. This gives the cottage a
quirky layout with the living accommodation in the middle of the
property with one bedroom and bathroom above and two bedrooms and a
bathroom below - plenty of privacy for all.
The cosy sitting room is well presented with a welcoming corner sofa,
comfortable armchair, TV and family dining table with pretty views
across the valley. The spacious kitchen shares the views of the Rusland
Valley and is well appointed with electric hob and oven,
fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
On the top floor, the spacious master bedroom is bright and airy with
high ceilings and finished with a super king bed and is complemented by
an adjacent luxurious bathroom with feature freestanding bath, walk in
shower, basin and WC.
On the lower ground floor there are two further bedrooms; the first
with a super king bed (that can also be presented as twin beds please
specify on booking) and the second is a pretty single bedroom. These
two bedrooms share a family shower room with walk in shower, basin and
To the rear of the property there is a sheltered courtyard patio with
outdoor dining table, ideal for a summers evening and private parking
for two cars.
Stable End enjoys a peaceful, picturesque location between the lakes of
Coniston and Windermere, just south of Hawkshead village. The sleepy
hamlet is surrounded by a natural playground of stunning landscapes to
explore; a great base for walking, biking and outdoor adventure as well
as for escaping the everyday rush.
On your doorstep is Grizedale Forest which has an intriguing network of
walking routes, cycle paths and sculpture trails, great for children of
all ages. Also located here is Go Ape zip wires for a fun for all the
family day out. Lake Windermere lies to the east, and a car-ferry
crossing can take you across the lake to explore the lively attractions
of Bowness village.
Also close by is the village of Near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter
famously lived and was inspired to write her children's stories. Visit
the author's home at Hill Top and explore her favourite places; such as
Esthwaite Water and Moss Eccles Tarn.
Hawkshead village itself is easily reached to your north around 4 miles
from the property; a charming historic village of whitewashed Lakeland
cottages, car-free cobbled streets and interesting local shops. You can
stock up the kitchen there, or drive just a few miles further on to
Ambleside or nearby Coniston.
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