Welcome to your own wing of this pretty Lakeland house with sunny garden. You have a private entrance to the ground floor: a single space, uncluttered, toasty warm and utterly soothing. At one end, a sparkling white kitchen occupies a corner, right next to a demure dining area with room for four. A basket of food essentials – complete with a bottle of wine to take the edge off – sets the tone for your stay. The living room occupies the rest of the space – squashy sofas, decent lighting for reading and a big screen for flopping in front of after a hard day of walking. Nip up the stairs and you’re straight into the large bedroom, decked out with down pillows and duvet, pale wood furniture and pretty floor length curtains to keep out any chill. The bathroom is a gem – an ultra modern bath and walk in shower, all tiled in gleaming marble and with underfloor heating. Friendly owners Steve and Louise live in the main house with their dear little Cockapoo Daisy – they’re there if you need them, but happy to leave you to your own devices. Despite the peace and quiet, you’re only a brief stroll from Windermere and busy Bowness.