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Low Bowkerstead Cottage | Grizedale Forest & Satterthwaite

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Visit England 3 Star

Situated on the outskirts of Satterthwaite village, within the tranquil Grizedale Valley lies the delightful, Grade II listed Low Bowkerstead. A traditional 17th Century whitewashed cottage in the most idyllic of settings.

Straight from a picturesque Lakeland scene, the cottage sits in the middle of open farm land, flanked by the dense forest beyond. A wonderful, quiet & romantic location, the cottage is ideal for those looking to truly switch off.

Gentle pastimes such as bird watching and low level walking can be enjoyed straight from the door, however adventure is not too far away with Grizedale's Visitor's Centre, mountain bike trails & bike hire, over 50 sculptures throughout the forest and Go Ape tree top adventure and zip trekking nearby.

Perfectly positioned this comfortable cottage really does enjoy the best of both worlds. A peaceful rural setting yet only a short drive to the Lakeland villages of Hawkshead, Coniston & Ambleside.In essence Low Bowkerstead is a charming country cottage, perfect for couples, families and friends looking for a picture perfect Lakeland hideaway.

Ground Floor
A traditional Lakeland porch leads into the entrance hall way with plenty of space to store coats and boots when you're not out and about exploring.

Off the hallway are two cosy reception rooms, the first snug room offers comfortable seating, wood burning stove and TV with DVD player. The second, a slightly larger room again offers comfortable seating, log fire, TV, table and chairs. Both perfect spaces to either come together, spread out, sit back and simply relax.

At the end of the hallway is the well-appointed cottage kitchen & dining area, benefitting from adequate seating, electric oven, hob, microwave & fridge/freezer.

There is a rear entrance porch off the kitchen, which gives access to the garden, a separate outside WC and cottage utility room, which has a washing machine and plenty of room for storage of bikes or wet weather gear.

First floor
Upstairs there are two cosy bedrooms and the house bathroom.

Bedroom 1 - with king size bed, field and forest views.
Bedroom 2 - with twin single beds, garden, field and forest views..

House bathroom with large walk in shower, hand basin and WC.

There is a small gravelled garden area with wonderful views of the forest.

Facilities included
Electricity, oil fired central heating, Wi-Fi, bed linen, towels & initial logs for the fire

Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.

Parking for 2 cars to front of cottage.

The owners politely request that only 1 car parks at the rear of the cottage, avoiding blocking the adjacent forest track.

Free parking available at Grizedale Visitors Centre & Whinlatter as a guest of the Forestry Commission. Car registrations must be provided to qualify.

Property Notes
Please note that the cottage opens out onto the valley road, whilst this is a quiet road, we must advise that animals and children should be supervised when using the front entrance.

Low Bowkerstead is managed by the Forestry Commission, an organisation whose interest lies within the future of the forest. All bookings placed at Low Bowkerstead will directly benefit the upkeep of the surrounding forest and local area.

Forestry Commission "We will make sure that every year the land and forests we care for become even more special places for wildlife to live, for people to enjoy and for businesses to thrive."

Love Low Bowkerstead Cottage but need something a little bigger? Browse availability at nearby Waingarth Cottage.

Local Area
Grizedale Forest sits within the Lake District World Heritage Site designated on 'cultural landscape'. The forest is a place for people: a top-ten Lake District tourist attraction, a cultural hotspot, and a sanctuary for relaxation, for exercise and play.

It is the place to visit to experience art in the landscape and art inspired by the landscape. It is also renowned internationally as the UK's first forest for sculpture. It has expanded into contemporary arts and provides unique gallery spaces for a diverse range of exhibitions - all inspired by the landscape. Guests can experience over 50 artworks throughout the forest. The collection features permanent and temporary sculpture from artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Harris, and Lucy Tomlins, Charlie Whinney, and Greyworld

The forest is a working forest - with mixed broadleaf, coniferous and semi-ancient oak woodlands, upland heath and grassland. The Forestry Commission carefully manages the forest with a balance of producing timber with conservation in mind. Grizedale Forest provides habitats to some of the UK's most prized wildlife, including stoat, badger, deer, buzzard and red kite.

Low Bowkerstead has fabulous footpaths, bridleways and bike tracks right on its doorstep. It is conveniently placed just a short 5 minute drive from Grizedale Visitor Centre - where one can enjoy the Forest on stunning way marked trails, Go Ape tree top adventures, zip trekking and segways, and amazing mountain biking.

Go Ape (Grizedale Forest) discounts

It is also a stone's throw away from Coniston Water, and Hawkshead and Sawrey - the home of Beatrix Potter.

There is a farm shop across the road which sells homegrown pork, lamb, bacon, eggs and essentials such as milk and bread.

Pub 0.2 miles
Shop 4 miles

On Friday, 13 May 2022
Second time here for all of us. Delayed by Covid and so so very glad to be back. We love this cottage and feel its so friendly and cosy. Area is fantastic and the sight of bluebells everywhere made our week. Cottage and equipment fantastic. Watch out for nesting swallows and blue tit and long tailed tits nesting on the roof. The week has gone by so quickly and we were bust every day. We shall miss it here, hopefully to return and get that feeling of being "back home" when we walk in the door.
On Friday, 06 May 2022
Third time here. Cottage feels very homely now to come to. Lovely and clean, warm and convenient for us all.
On Monday, 18 Apr 2022
Thank you - a gorgeous Easter weekend with beautiful weather. Sunday lunch at the Eagle's Head at Satterthwaite - lovely - and the kids loved biking and Go Ape in Grizedale and exploring the caves at Little Langdale. Cottage was fab.
On Monday, 04 Oct 2021
The cottage was perfect. It had everything I needed and it was in a great location to explore Grizedale Forest and the surrounding area. The free Forestry Commission car parking was a bonus. I booked this cottage 2 days before my arrival and I was very impressed at how quickly my booking was dealt with and I received all the information I needed for my stay before I had even ended the phone call. Thank you.
On Monday, 13 Sep 2021
We loved the cottage. Cosy, quiet, characterful. Comfy beds. Well equipped kitchen. Snug living rooms.
On Friday, 18 Jun 2021
Great location for walks in the forest. Quaint, cosy cottage, full of character. Having a utility room for biles etc was great.
On Friday, 24 Apr 2020
Great cottage. We had a lovely time! Nice walks, Go Ape, we're off kayaking now!
On Friday, 14 Feb 2020
Lovely cottage in a gorgeous area, perfect to be so close to Grizedale! Spent nice evenings cosy next to the fire.
On Monday, 30 Dec 2019
We had a delightful week at the cottage which was in a perfect and quiet location for the activities we had planned.
On Monday, 23 Dec 2019
Very nice cottage in an excellent spot!
On Friday, 29 Nov 2019
Well maintained, very clean, well-equipped characterful cottage in a great spot.
On Friday, 26 Jul 2019
Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable. Well equipped. Good location.
On Friday, 19 Jul 2019
Wonderful, relaxing week. Gorgeous, comfortable and spotlessly clean, well-equipped cottage. Perfect for us all, including our two jack russell terriers. We do not want to leave!
On Friday, 12 Jul 2019
Lovely week here, weather was good. Enjoyed a couple of meals in pub. Visited Grizedale, walked through the woods on the east side of Satterthwaite. Also visited Grasmere, Hawkshead and Ambleside. The forest track on the left on the way to village has a nice sculpture in the river.
On Friday, 28 Jun 2019
We loved our stay here, everything needed was provided; there were lighter tog duvets in the wardrobe which we needed as it was so hot. Thank you for the oaty biccies which we enjoyed with a cuppa! Excellent service. Thank you!
On Friday, 31 May 2019
Very comfortable cottage. Perfect location to visit lakeside and many varied walks in the forest. Fantastic views of the beck across the road - perfect for a quick dip or the dogs.
On Friday, 10 May 2019
Beautiful cottage, gorgeous location. We'll be back!!!
On Friday, 19 Apr 2019
Beautiful cottage in secluded location with stunning scenery. Convenient drive up to shops. Warm and cosy with excellent beds and good shower.
On Friday, 04 Jan 2019
A wonderful New Year week away, lots of walking and cycling from the doorstep as well as den building in the garden. The beautiful and peaceful location was just what we needed after a busy 2018. Thank you Forestry Commission and Coppermines
On Friday, 28 Dec 2018
Beautiful cottage, everything perfect. Wonderful walks through Grizedale Forest. Can't fault the cottage in any way! We will definitely be returning in 2019. Now off to another cottage with Coppermines for the New Year. Five stars.
On Friday, 30 Nov 2018
Great holiday! Fantastic, clean cottage. Home from home. We've had some great days out. Grizedale Forest was a wonderful place, we visited it a few times this week and saw the change of colours from the trees. It was a very peaceful place with rippling brooks and lovely walks. Del the border collie loved this place and we all had a wonderful holiday. Del says thank you for the "good girl" jar; she's certainly enjoyed herself too.
On Friday, 23 Nov 2018
Clean, well-equipped, ideal situation. Perfect for a walking holiday with lots of walking options. Loved the pub close by. Also very cosy with wood-burning stove. Great holiday!
On Friday, 26 Oct 2018
An enjoyable family stay in this lovely, peaceful cottage. Fantastic scenery and wonderful walks in the surrounding area.
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