Luxury Lake District Cottages
Published: Thursday 5th Apr 2012
Written by: Natalie Barker
It’s taken a great deal of time and effort but the major refurbishment to Dale End Farm, Daw Bank & Pilgrims Rest has all been completed. We are still waiting for the internal photography for Pilgrims Rest to be done but we couldn’t resist showing everyone the new look to both Dale End Farm & Daw Bank.
As large luxury Lake District cottages go we think it’s hard to beat a stay in Dale End Farm,. With loads of great walks from the door, views over the lake at Grasmere and enough space to accommodate 11 it’s a superb house for a gathering. The new kitchen (fitted by Kirkland Kitchens) is solid oak with a traditional tiled floor, white work-tops & a new, gas, range-style cooker. During the work on the kitchen we’ve taken the opportunity to redesign & refit the en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom (which has also had a makeover), new carpet throughout the hallways & stairs and decorated many of the rooms.
Daw Bank is new to The Good Life Cottage Company although it has been let for many years. Howard & Jen (the owners) have had the house completely redecorated throughout,with new curtains, blinds & carpets giving it a fresh look for 2012. Daw Bank now benefits from WiFi access for future guests to enjoy. This years guests also benefit from new garden furniture so we’ll pray for a warm summer to get the most out of it.
For pictures of Pilgrims Rest you’ll all have to wait (cue boos) we weren’t quite quick enough and felt it a little rude to leave the guests standing waiting for us to take photos, but we have taken a few shots of the outside showing the new garden and windows. The work done has included a new window in the large double bedroom (overlooking the garden), heating has been added to the utility room and downstairs toilet (which used to be a little chilly in winter). The master bathroom has been completely refurbished and now offers a separate bath & shower with lakeland slate tiling, polished wood floor & improved ventilation. The en-suite shower-room has been enlarged with a wider shower and greater floor space (the old room was just a little too cosy).
For a look at each property individually take a look at the Our Cottages section on the website where we will post all our new photos for your perusal.