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Brathay Loft

Little Langdale - Langdale

A romantic spot for 2 in Little Langdale, hide away and enjoy the tranquil setting or wander up the lane to the pub for a drink.
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
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£369 - £576 per week *

Description

Brathay Loft is a luxury fully self contained apartment, sleeping two, which forms a part of a beautiful 17th Century Lakeland property called Hacket Forge. It is nestled in an idyllic setting by the banks of the River Brathay, set amongst an acre of gorgeous gardens and tranquil woodland and lies just a few minutes easy walk outside the pretty village of Little Langdale.

The property is thought to be the oldest in the valley and is steeped in history and overflowing with charm (the Wordsworths were familiar with it, as was Beatrix Potter who bought land on the other side of the river, village dances used to be held in the cottage, and as an early Bloomery Forge it helped drive the local economy through the 1600-1700s). It has been fully renovated and is superbly presented; its ancient oak beams have been blended with Farrow & Ball decor, a beautiful antique bedstead, quality modern appliances and a cosy wood burner.

Accommodation in Detail
Brathay Loft is accessed from the outside up original stone steps to its own front door. Inside it comprises a very spacious open-plan lounge /fully equipped kitchen diner with impressive oak beamed ceiling, wood burner, HD TV and DVD player and a cosy sofa. The kitchen has all quality appliances with integrated dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge and there is a large window overlooking the garden and river with views out towards the Wetherlam and Swirl How fells. A door from the main room opens to a few small steps that lead to a cosy double bedroom which has a beautiful antique iron and brass bedstead, quality mattress and another large window which overlooks the river. There is a separate wet room with shower, sink and WC. Although Wi Fi is available please be aware that on occasions the connection may be intermittent.

The Gardens
Outside, the gardens and woodland will captivate you. Guests of the Loft have the exclusive use of a pretty private garden that is set overlooking the property, accessed from the side of the shed, and is equipped with an iron and slate bistro table and chairs and a wooden bench to sit back on and drink in the peace and beauty of the place. The upstream end of the garden is also available for guests to stroll in where you will find lovely picnic spots in the meadow by the river, numerous other seating areas from which to watch the dippers and occasional Kingfisher hunting fish by the series of gentle cascades, and a rope swing for the young at heart. From the upstream end of the garden, guests can access a public footpath which leads out on to the fells or down to the waterfalls at Colwith Force. And for views, the fells of Wetherlam and Swirl How peep through the woods to provide a final touch of magnificence.

The property is set well back from the road and is accessed down its own dry stone walled driveway to a small courtyard between the cottage and a store shed that is able to accommodate two bikes for Loft guests. Beyond this there is parking for one car (again, shared with Hacket Forge cottage. Please take care not to block the turning area).

Location
Whether you are looking for long hikes on the fells, or shorter, lower level walks in the valley, Brathay Loft is the ideal starting point for exploring this beautiful area. The property is within easy walking distance of Colwith Force, Tilberthwaite Ghyll, Wetherlam and surrounding fells, Slaters Bridge, Tarn Hows and the Langdale Pikes. Indeed, there is such an abundance of beguiling scenery, tarns, mountains and becks to explore straight from your door that once you have arrived you shouldn't need to use your car at all! For those who fancy a stroll around the shops and cafes of Lakeland towns and villages, Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkeshead and Grasmere are within five miles. Boat rides on the Lakes, water sports, fishing and riding are within easy reach, and the nearest pub - the lovely Three Shires Inn, serving bar and restaurant meals - is a few minutes' walk from the Loft. Hacket Forge and Brathay Loft are joined together but are accessed via their own separate entrances.

Please bear in mind that the bedroom of Brathay Loft is close to the small private rear deck area, over the river, which is let with Hacket Forge, so when guests are seated there, noise transference may occur. There is a blind to maintain privacy if required. Broadband can be intermittent at times. 

What's included?

We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.

Fire Pack / Logs available to purchase form the Good Life Office.

Local Information
Local Shop
The Village Store in Chapel Stile
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda deliver

Local Pub - The Three Shires Inn

Travel info
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 31.4 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 9.1 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 100 miles

A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 5.7 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 10 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 6.9 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 10.3 miles
Waterhead - 5.4 miles
Coniston Gondola - 7.3 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 4.4 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 4.9 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 16 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 17.6 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 22 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 11.2 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 22 miles

Horse Riding
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 8.7 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 12.9 miles

Golf
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside - 5 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 12 miles

Fishing
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 9.8 miles

 

Features

  • Saturday changeover
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Prices

Date Range 7 night price *
22 Jul 17 - 26 Aug 17 £498
26 Aug 17 - 30 Sep 17 £459
30 Sep 17 - 14 Oct 17 £419
14 Oct 17 - 21 Oct 17 £498
21 Oct 17 - 28 Oct 17 £533
28 Oct 17 - 22 Dec 17 £376
22 Dec 17 - 29 Dec 17 £533
29 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 £559
29 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 £559
5 Jan 18 - 6 Jan 18 £380
6 Jan 18 - 10 Feb 18 £380
10 Feb 18 - 17 Feb 18 £451
17 Feb 18 - 24 Feb 18 £432
24 Feb 18 - 24 Mar 18 £387
24 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18 £513
31 Mar 18 - 14 Apr 18 £576
14 Apr 18 - 26 May 18 £451
26 May 18 - 2 Jun 18 £576
2 Jun 18 - 21 Jul 18 £473
21 Jul 18 - 1 Sep 18 £513
1 Sep 18 - 8 Sep 18 £473
8 Sep 18 - 29 Sep 18 £451
29 Sep 18 - 13 Oct 18 £432
13 Oct 18 - 20 Oct 18 £473
20 Oct 18 - 27 Oct 18 £513
27 Oct 18 - 22 Dec 18 £387
22 Dec 18 - 29 Dec 18 £513
29 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £576

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.

Reviews

Brathay Loft is a lovely property to stay in. Idyllic location by the river, my dog loved having a paddle every day! Well placed property for surrounding attractions and great for walking. Having two pubs within walking distance is always a bonus! We hope to return one day.Miss Vicky Clifton - 22nd July 2017
The service from the good life cottage people was faultless from booking to dealing with our minor issues. The staff were incredibly courteous and helpful. Brathay Loft is a compact piece of a Lakeland idyll. Mr M Tupman - 22nd May 2017
A peaceful location providing a cosy cottage. The woodburner was ideal for chilly evenings.Mr Paul Harris - 14th March 2017
Very good service and accommodationMr Ian Gardner - 5th December 2016
very good place and fair price. you should claim credit for the brilliant weather!!!Mr Keith Gaines - 5th November 2016
Cottage was fantastic and the staff in the office were very helpfulMiss Katherine Sealey - 18th October 2016
Great addition to Hacket ForgeMrs Theresa Winter - 30th August 2016
Lovely property, very well equipped, great layout. Beautiful location in a great area with plenty of walks and very good food in local pubs. Team at The Good Life holiday company are very helpful and friendly.Ms Suzanne Lee - 8th August 2016
Brathay loft is a fantastic place to stay . It is set in a brilliant walking location , very tranquil sat next to the river . We have already booked to stay at the adjoining property with friends in February , and we will certainly be back to Brathay loft when there is only the two of us . Roll on February !!Mrs Jacqui Meakin - 2nd December 2015
Love this placeMr Chris Moriarty - 23rd November 2015
A well-equipped, cosy cottage with in a quiet location. Perfect for a relaxing holiday with lovely walks from the door.Mrs A Eastham - 15th August 2015
Excellent service providing a hidden gem at a reasonable priceMr B Bigby - 13th July 2015
Perfect location and great setting.Miss Emma Johnson - 8th June 2015
We received nothing but great service from The Good Life Cottage Company, and we were thrilled when we got to the cottage. A combination of the perfect location and a snug home to come back to at the end of the day made it a perfect week. The cottage was sparkly clean and fitted out with all the essentials. The Lakes, as always, were beautiful.Miss Emma Richmond - 25th May 2015

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Floor plans

  • Floor plans of Brathay Loft in Little Langdale from The Good Life Cottage Company

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