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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
About Hawkshead Windermere & Surrounding Area
The areas surrounding Lake Windermere are some of the most picturesque in the Lake District, picture perfect cottages, dreamy landscapes and quaint villages not to mention home to some of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. Loved by Beatrix Potter, it’s not hard to fall in love with the village of Hawkshead and the surrounding hamlets of High Wray, Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey. Away from the crowds who gather at Hill Top, solace can be found on the shores of the nearby Esthwaite Water and Blenheim Tarn.