Bowness on Windermere, CUMBRIA
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FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
Old Belfield dates back to the 18th Century. It sits on an elevated site and offers views from the first floor of Lake Windermere and the mountains beyond. The house sleeps 5 in two double and one single bedroom. There's a dining room with open fire and a sitting room with wood-burning stove. It's age offers quirks of multi-levels, sloping passageways and ornate ceilings but please be aware this does bring with it steep stairs. The house is in a quiet location, down a private road, with a private, mature-woodland garden and with Bowness-on-Windermere only a 15 mins walk away.
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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