Hike the nearby fells Carrock Fell and High Pike, and return to an airy, comfortable and unpretentious cottage with basics in the cupboards and French doors from the sitting room to a little garden.
Embrace village life; in summer months find agricultural fairs, cricket matches and sheepdog trials. Go up against the locals in the pub quiz, sipping on a pint of ale after a day spent hiking. Stroke the fell ponies on the Caldbeck Commons, spy red squirrels and Ospreys, watch the sheep wandering the village at will.
The area is rich in trails and this northern part of the Lakes is quieter than its southern counterpart. For a more gentle stroll head to the bluebell woods or the spectacular waterfalls at Howk Gorge straight from the village green.