Find oak beams and shutters, small-paned windows and thick old walls in this pretty cottage surrounded by glorious gardens and stunning countryside. Horticulturist Sarah gardens with wildlife in mind and has her own beehives and a walled vegetable garden – any summer/autumn excess is offered to you.
It’s a generous place too, with wine, cake and basics left for you but also free bikes and back packs for perfect picnics. Stroll to Cartmel for Michelin-starred food in L’Enclume, Unsworth Yard for a bakery, cheese shop, brewery and wine merchant, or enjoy a pint in one of the riverside pubs.
Visit Holker Hall or Levens – both have fabulous gardens – then return to a stylish kitchen, a sociable place to cook and eat together while admiring the garden views through the stable door from the bistro table. Sink into the large comfortable sofa in front of the wood-burner to chat about today’s – and plan tomorrow’s – adventures.