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Vani u Cumbriji: Vikendica u šumi

Vani u Cumbriji: Vikendica u šumi

Postoji nešto u hodanju po padu (to je hodanje po brdima, za one izvan Velike Britanije) u Cumbriji što čini čudesne stvari apetitu. Bilo da se radi o kratkoj šetnji oko jednog od brojnih ljupkih jezera ili dugom pješačenju do 3.000 stopa, uzeli ste dovoljno gutljaja elemenata kako biste se pripremili za ozbiljnu jelo.

Srećom, Cumbria ima tako veliki izbor finih restorana da ne morate ići daleko da biste izgrebali taj osjećaj gladi. Vikendica u šumi ima sve veću reputaciju jer pruža restoranima i gostima potpuno gastronomsko iskustvo, pa sam otišao provjeriti.

Nalazi se na strani šume Whinlatter - poznate destinacije za šetače i brdske bicikliste - zapadno od Derwent Water i Keswicka. Prva stvar koja vas zadivljuje je pogled iz blagovaonice - pogled koji se proteže kroz Skiddaw. Još je bilo snijega na vrhuncu dok sam bio tamo, a ipak je bilo dovoljno toplo za majice. To je prekrasna ravnoteža Lake Distrikta; najviši vrhovi, najdublja jezera, najbjelji snijeg, najplavlje nebo i, oh, to je ujedno i najvlažnije mjesto u Engleskoj.

Kuhinja restorana posvećena je pronalaženju najboljih lokalnih proizvoda, a s obzirom da je plijen sjevernog Atlantika u blizini u Whitehavenu, mislio sam da ću se ovdje držati riblje teme. Dakle, večera je počela s rakovima. Bilo je to predivno, kremasto bijelo meso, posluženo s jabukama i drugim komplementima. Mogao sam pojesti tucet; tako svježe i jednostavno, i lijepo predstavljeno.

Zatim na glavno jelo; kamena tanjira za bas. Volim kameni bas. To je riba koja se ne može vidjeti u restoranima, iako postaje sve popularnija. Njegovo bijelo meso ima blaženo nježan okus, koji se odlično slaže sa kremom prožetom morskim plodovima-upravo ono što je kuhar ovdje učinio, uz fondan tatties, par slatkih kapica i svježi pasulj. Povrh svega, odabrao sam Chapel Down Flint Dry white od naših prijatelja u Kentu kako bi odgovarao, i nije moglo bolje funkcionirati.

Desert je bio težak, sa temom smokve i cvijeta bazge, sjećam se ... ako će mi vlasnici Liam i Kath (i kuhar) oprostiti - buljio sam u taj prekrasan pogled tako intenzivno da sam zaboravio.

Divna boca Coniston Bluebird kraj vatre i u krevet-udobna, bez napora soba prije, pogađate, sipači za breki.

Još uvijek sam bila toliko opuštena od boravka na ovom mjestu ljepote da sam čak i skidanje sunčanih naočala tog jutra kako bih me zaštitila od prekrasnog sunca bilo poput napornog posla. Poštedi me misli, a?


Osamljene vikendice u Cumbriji i Lake Lakeu

Osamljene, udaljene, a ponekad i izolirane vikendice, butici i kabine nalaze se u Lake Distriktu i savršen su način za istraživanje zapanjujućeg krajolika koje ovo područje nudi. Lake District je idealno mjesto za bijeg od svega i uživanje u romantičnom odmoru za dvoje ili za porodicu. Cumbria ima izbor vikendica na najljepšim lokacijama, od kojih su neke potpuno „izvan mreže“ i omogućuju vam da se potpuno odvojite od trenutnog života i uživate u jednostavnosti prošlih dana.

Field Barn, Alston, Cumbria.

Smještena niz cestu s jednim kolosijekom, sa samo obližnjom farmom, jedinom kompanijom, ova neobična vikendica leži na osamljenom mjestu izvan Alstona u sjevernom Penninesu AONB. Field Barn savršeno je mjesto za romantičan odmor sa voljenom osobom, omogućavajući vam da uživate u čarima okruženja u šetnjama i biciklima, prije nego što se svaki dan vratite u svoje udobno prebivalište.


Duboki san, dramatični pogledi

Divite se veličanstvenim pogledima koji se pružaju pred vama. Odvojite trenutak. Diši. Oživite svoja osjetila dubokim, prirodnim snom u jednoj od 32 svijetle i prostrane spavaće sobe, svaka ukrašena svojim individualnim šarmom i karakterom, odvažnim namještajem, živahnim mrljama boje i umjetnosti, a kreveti tako udobni da nećete htjeti otići!

Bilo da odaberete Veliku sobu u elegantnoj glavnoj kući, ugodno utočište u Beech Cottageu ili svijetlu i prostranu sobu koja čuva okoliš u Coach Houseu, pronaći ćete dizajn inspiriran našom jedinstvenom i zapanjujućom lokacijom u Malvern Hillsu. Nema plana puta, nema dnevnog reda - samo prostor za zaposlene umove da se ponovo povežu s prirodnim okruženjem i zadivljujućim pogledima.

Dođite i nema razloga za odlazak.

Divite se veličanstvenim pogledima koji se pružaju pred vama. Odvojite trenutak. Diši. Oživite svoja osjetila dubokim, prirodnim snom u jednoj od 32 svijetle i prostrane spavaće sobe, svaka ukrašena svojim individualnim šarmom i karakterom, odvažnim namještajem, živahnim mrljama boje i umjetnosti, a kreveti tako udobni da nećete htjeti otići!

Bilo da odaberete Veliku sobu u elegantnoj glavnoj kući, ugodno utočište u Beech Cottageu ili svijetlu i prostranu sobu koja čuva okoliš u Coach Houseu, pronaći ćete dizajn inspiriran našom jedinstvenom i zapanjujućom lokacijom u Malvern Hillsu. Nema plana puta, nema dnevnog reda - samo prostor za zaposlene umove da se ponovo povežu s prirodnim okruženjem i zadivljujućim pogledima.


Osamljene vikendice u Engleskoj

Od krševite obale Cornwalla, ruralnih odmarališta Northumberlanda, okruženja močvarnih područja Yorkshire Dalesa, okruga Peak i Cumbrije, Engleska još uvijek ima mnogo osamljenih vikendica na obali i ruralnih odmarališta u zemlji. Samo trebate odlučiti koju vrstu krajolika preferirate za svoj sljedeći osamljeni odmor.

Kisdon Cottage, Swaledale. Yorkshire Dales

Ako tražite savršen romantičan odmor, onda je prekrasna vikendica Kisdon idealno mjesto za bijeg od svega, opuštanje i kvalitetno provedeno vrijeme sa voljenom osobom.

Lovely Seat, Swaledale, North Yorkshire

Maknite se od svega, opustite se i napunite baterije u zadivljujućem Swaledaleu. Savršena baza za istraživanje prekrasnih Yorkshire Dalesa

The Nest, Blackdown Hills, Devon

od 748 GBP sedmično (kratka pauza dostupna)

Zaista jedinstven, skroviti romantični bijeg ono je u čemu ćete uživati ​​prilikom rezervacije "The Nest".

The Oak House, Bath

Kapacitet 2 osobe (+1 u polukatu)

Nije prikladno za kućne ljubimce i djecu

od £ 310 (za pauzu od 2 noći)

Samo deset minuta od Bath -a, ova osamljena koliba nalazi se u šumi od 17 hektara, u blizini Cotswold Way -a, ako želite navući cipele za hodanje. Lokalni pab udaljen je samo 30 minuta hoda ako želite izaći i uživati ​​u društvu ljubaznih mještana.

Vjetrenjača Longbarrow, blizu Torbaya, Devon

Uživajte u odmoru s razlikom prilikom rezervacije odmora u ovoj lijepo obnovljenoj vjetrenjači smještenoj na poljoprivrednom zemljištu s fantastičnim pogledom na oko 400 četvornih kilometara sela. Smješten četiri milje u unutrašnjosti od plaža Torbay, između Južnih šunki, Dartmoora i mora.

Acorn Cottage, Oulton, blizu Aylshama, Norfolk

Idealno za romantični odmor, ova lijepo renovirana vikendica nalazi se na rubu imanja Blickling Hall na periferiji sela Oulton, smještena je u svom neformalnom vrtu i ima peć na drva.

Hope Cottage, Holme-next-the-sea, Norfolk

Ako želite uživati ​​u potpunom bijegu, onda je ovo prekrasno prostrano i krajnje romantično sklonište za dvoje idilično smješteno niz privatnu ulicu, s pogledom na močvare Redwell i rezervat prirode SZT, u lijepom primorskom selu Holme-next-the-Sea.

Woodland Retreat Shepherd's Hut, Brundish, Suffolk

Ako tražite osamljenost i mir i želju za povratkom prirodi, pobjegnite u ovo divno utočište i zaista se opustite. Smještena u mirnom i slikovitom šumarku, pastirska koliba Woodlands Retreat savršeno je oblikovana pastirska koliba po mjeri idealna za parove koji žele pobjeći od svakodnevnog života!

Kuća stare škole, Whickhambrook, Suffolk

Kuća Old School House, smještena u srcu sela Suffolk, okružena najljepšim pogledima na prirodu, nudi gostima pravi dodir luksuza tokom bijega.

Pink Cottage, Boresford, Presteigne, Powys, Shropshire

Smještena u dubinama Temple Wood -a, Pink Cottage je romantično utočište koje spava za dvoje na imanju Weston Park. Na imanju ima mnogo šetnji i aktivnosti za obaviti, a lako su dostupni i srednjovjekovni Shrewsbury i Shropshire Hills AONB.

Knoll Tower, Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire

Sagrađena oko 1865. godine, ova fascinantna kuća nalazi se u drevnom i povijesnom Weston Parku, s panoramskim pogledom na selo Shropshire i granice s Velsom. Smještena na suprotnoj strani imanja, dnevna soba na zadnjem spratu gleda na zapanjujuće park iz 18. vijeka Capability Brown.

Letnja kuća, Eyton on Severn, Near Wroxeter, Shropshire

Luksuzno opremljena nekretnina smještena sjeveroistočno od Shropshire Hills AONB -a. Ljetnikovac je okružen prekrasnim krajolikom i miran je dok se nalazi u vrlo osamljenom okruženju. Attingham Park je udaljen samo 6 km i sa kratkih dvadeset minuta vožnje mogli biste biti u srednjovjekovnom trgovačkom gradu Shrewsbury.

Field Barn, Alston, Cumbria.

Smještena niz cestu s jednim kolosijekom, sa samo obližnjom farmom, jedinom kompanijom, ova neobična vikendica leži na osamljenom mjestu izvan Alstona u sjevernom Penninesu AONB. Field Barn savršeno je mjesto za romantičan odmor sa voljenom osobom, omogućavajući vam da uživate u čarima okruženja u šetnjama i biciklima, prije nego što se svaki dan vratite u svoje udobno prebivalište.

Pas i patka, Trispen u blizini Trura, Cornwall

Osamljeno utočište uz jezero u tihom i mirnom selu Trispen, u blizini Trura i atlantske obale Cornwalla.

The Platt, Launceston, Cornwall

Predivno skrovište za parove svih dobi koji traže vrlo ruralnu, mirnu lokaciju, ušuškanu na mirnom mjestu i daleko od vreve svakodnevnog života.

School House, Longnor, Peak District i Derbyshire Dales

Prekrasna ruralna lokacija na kojoj možete uživati ​​u šarmantnom pogledu na selo sa svih aspekata ove karakteristične, odvojene kamene vikendice. School House Cottage ugodno je romantično utočište s ložištem na drva za ušuškavanje ispred i kadom na rolo, ako volite luksuzno natapanje nakon dugog dana. Sa sjedišta u privatnom dvorištu gledajte zalazak sunca na neprekidnom pogledu na okrug Staffordshire Peak.

Glen's Cottage, Longnor, Peak District i Derbyshire Dales

Predivna, samostojeća vikendica izgrađena od kamena na radnom malom posjedu, manje od dvije milje od sela Longnor u Peaksu. Glen's Cottage je idealan za bijeg od svega da biste uživali u miru i spokoju okolnog krajolika.

Garden House, Kirk Ireton u blizini Carsington Water, Peak District & amp. Derbyshire Dales

Prekrasno predstavljena vikendica u prizemlju, smještena neposredno ispred sela Kirk Ireton u valovitom selu Derbyshire. Za odmor u ovoj vikendici Peak District pronaći ćete prekrasnu dnevnu sobu s gredama i peći na drva, uživajući u neprekinutom pogledu na krajolik.

Vikendica Underbank Hall, Stocksbridge u blizini Holmfirtha, Peak District i Derbyshire Dales

Lijepa, kameno izgrađena vikendica Peak District, na seoskom putu 1 km od Stocksbridgea, na rubu Nacionalnog parka Peak District, s pogledom na dolinu i okolna močvara. Ovo je idealna vikendica za bazu kako biste pobjegli od svega i uživali u finom životu na selu.

Vau-stop, Thetford, Norfolk

Smještena u šumi kralja Edwarda VIII, milju od najbliže ceste, ova romantična pastirska koliba mirna je i udaljena od svega, ali dolazi s mnoštvom luksuza. Odmor tijekom cijele godine na najljepšoj i jedinstvenoj lokaciji.

Rose Cottage, Welsh Newton near Monmouth, Herefordshire

Ova lijepo izolirana, samostojeća vikendica na brdu smještena je na periferiji zaseoka Welsh Newton u Herefordshireu, u blizini popularnog tržničkog grada Monmouth u Walesu.

Pound Cottage, Dorchester, Dorset

Ova prekrasna samostojeća kamena kućica smještena je u zadivljujućoj županiji Dorset, unutar rezervata prirode Kingcombe Center, u vlasništvu i upravljanju Dorset Wildlife Trust -a i AONB -a.

Woodfarers ’Wood, Honing, Norfolk

Sjajna prilika da vas 'usporimo', vratite se prirodi, pobjegnete iz vanjskog svijeta zajedno sa mnogim smetnjama i potpuno isključite mrežu! Uz rasvjetu na solarnu energiju i plinsku ploču, koliba se može držati zdravu i ugodnu uz peć na drva.

Jackdaw's Roost, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Ako tražite okus sela, onda ne možete dobiti više seoskog stila od Jackdaw's Roosta.

The Granary, Newent, Gloucester, The Cotswolds

Smještena na kraju privatnog puta od pola milje, Žitnica je prostrana i udobna rupa za dvoje. Ova šarmantna nekretnina uživa u prekrasnom pogledu na poljoprivredno zemljište i šume u privatnom vlasništvu. Atraktivno zatvoreno dvorište idealno je mjesto za opuštanje na otvorenom.

Woodland Cabin, Ludgvan, Crowlas, Cornwall

Šumska kabina ušuškana je iza visokih vrata i živim ogradama kojima se pristupa putem privatnog ulaza koji vodi do prilaza s parkingom pored kabine, smještenog u šumskom vrtu površine 4 hektara. Nekretnina ima divnu rustikalnu atmosferu sa svime što vam je potrebno za odmor.

Riverside Lodge, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Spava 4 osobe (+2 gosta ako je potrebno u šatoru)

Osamljena koliba odjevena cedrovinom na obali Hampshire Avona. Idealan bijeg za par ili obitelj, a ako uživate u ribolovu, ovo bi moglo biti odmaralište koje tražite!

Sally Port Cottage, St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall

Ova nekretnina predstavljena u suradnji s Trinity Houseom, nalazi se na najudaljenijoj točki prekrasnog poluotoka Roseland. Svjetionik je i dalje u funkciji, ali Sally Port Cottage nudi vam potpuno privatnu kuću za odmor na zadivljujuće lijepoj lokaciji.

Bridge Barn, Slad, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Ova izvanredna preuređena staja, Bridge Barn, s prekrasnim pogledom na dolinu Slad. Obećavajući nezaboravan bijeg u Cotswold, ova zapanjujuća vikendica savršena je baza za odmor obitelji i prijatelja.

Woodpecker Cottage, Helston, Cornwall

Sa korniškim šarmom u pikovima, ušuškanom lokacijom i karakteristikama poput tradicionalnog inglenook kamina, ova vikendica predstavlja priliku za življenje korniškog sna.

Hilltop, Nr Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria

Kvalitetna samostojeća vikendica Lakeland nalazi se u Cunseyu, na prekrasnom imanju Graythwaite od 5.000 jutara, na povišenom položaju, s prekrasnim pogledom na jezero Windermere i okolnu šumu. Postavka je privatna i mirna.

The Barn, St. Dennis, Cornwall

Smješten na lijepom ruralnom mjestu uskom uličicom među poljoprivrednim zemljištem i blago šumovitim krajolikom, odgovarat će onima koji žele pobjeći od svega.

Tregadjack Barn, Tregathenan, Helston, Cornwall

Smješten u vrlo privatnom, mirnom okruženju od 20 hektara u blizini Sitneyja u Helstonu, ovo je očaravajuće imanje od granita, elegantno namješteno starinama. U blizini je lijepa luka Porthleven s mnoštvom izvrsnih restorana i pubova.

Quarrymans Cottage, Linkinhorne, Cornwall

Osamljena vikendica okružena šumom i može se pohvaliti mnogim izvornim karakteristikama. Fantastičan vanjski prostor za pse i djecu.

Acorn Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Ova lijepo predstavljena drvena kućica u prizemlju nudi gostima prekrasno miran, seoski odmor sa toliko posla u blizini.

Lanhydrock Barn, Lanhydrock, Cornwall.

Ušuškan u ruralnom Cornwallu, Lanhydrock Barn pruža savršenu bazu za istraživanje područja poznatog po svojim poznatim povijesnim kućama i vrtovima. Prošećite pješačkim stazama do veličanstvene kuće Lanhydrock, uživajte u atrakcijama Eden Project i Lost Gardens of Heligan ili otkrijte obalne užitke kornističke rivijere.

Biskupski dvorac štala, Banks Head u blizini biskupskog dvorca, Shropshire

Vrhunska, samostojeća kamena kućica s hidromasažnom kadom, na ruralnom području pored kuće vlasnika, manje od dvije milje od popularnog tržničkog grada Biskupskog dvorca u srcu Shropshirea. Ova divna koliba nudi zadivljujući netaknuti pogled na dolinu i pristup na Shropshire Way.

Humbleton Cottage, Allendale, Langley, Northumberland

Humbleton Cottage je vrhunski predstavljena, samostojeća bivša streljačka kuća u srcu ruralnog Northumberlanda. Luksuzna i puna karaktera koliba Humbleton smještena je na vrhu brda sa zadivljujućim, panoramskim pogledom na dolinu Tyne ispod. Ova luksuzna vikendica Northumberland savršeno je smještena za miran odmor na selu.

Goose Run Cottage, Corscombe, Dorchester, Dorset

Smještena u srcu privatnog seoskog imanja u West Dorsetu, Goose Run Cottage je toliko osamljena da vjerojatno nećete čuti nikakav promet ili uopće vidjeti mnoge druge ljude dok ste ovdje. S toliko prekrasnog krajolika koji možete istražiti na svom pragu, možda ne biste htjeli preduhitriti tokom svog boravka. Ali ako želite protegnuti noge, pronaći ćete šarmantan slamnati pab udaljen samo jednu milju hoda.

Buckland Wood Barn, Broadway, The Cotswolds

Buckland Wood Barn je samostojeća kamena štala iz Cotswolda, smještena na kraju četvrt milje dugačke tvrde površine. Štala se nalazi u sklopu vikendice lovočuvara iz 16. stoljeća koja ima oko 50 jutara, uključujući privatno drvo i potok. Ima lijep, osamljen vrt u kojem možete sjediti i uživati ​​u miru i tišini.

Calcot Peak Barn, Bibury near Northleach, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Vikendica se nalazi na daljini, pola milje od lokalnog seoskog puta uz malu stazu i kao rezultat uživa u nevjerojatnim pogledima i potpunoj privatnosti. Smatramo da vam ova vikendica daje pravi okus Cotswoldskog mira - jednostavno zapanjujuće!

Sheepscombe Byre, Snowshill, Broadway, The Cotswolds

Smješten na rubu slikovitog sela Snowshill, smještenog u prekrasnom krajoliku Cotswolda. Sheepscombe Byre ima nenadmašan pogled na Snowshill i Broadway Tower, zajedno s vanjskim povišenim prostorom za sjedenje s palubom na kojem možete uživati.

Charlton Lodge, Mawnan, Cornwall

Otprilike milju od Mawnan Smith-a, uz lijepu drvorednu traku u Području izuzetnih prirodnih ljepota, nalazi se samostojeća koliba, sve na jednom nivou do veličanstvene seoske kuće s fantastičnim neprekidnim pogledom na more.

Ginger's Cottage, Bude-Stratton, Bude, Cornwall

Seoski mir, blizu mora, kuća Gingers Cottage smještena je u osamljenoj zaklonjenoj šupljini na bujnim zelenim livadama, samo 2,6 km od sela Marhamchurch i 4 km od slavne sjeverne kornističke obale.

Tufton Croft, Wittersham, Kent

Ovo je šarmantna samostojeća vikendica sa vremenskim ograničenjima, smještena na osamljenom mjestu na rubu sela Wittersham. Okružena je zatvorenim travnjacima s puno prostora s odličnim pogledom na polja i šume.

Drovers Rest, Rochester, Northumberland

Šarmantna, kamena kuća izgrađena, izolirana, na rubu Nacionalnog parka Northumberland. Mirno smještena, ova prekrasna jednokatna nekretnina dobro je opremljena i udobna u cijelom prostoru, a može se pohvaliti prostranim dnevnim boravkom otvorenog plana i divnim travnjakom uređenim vrtom i terasom, savršenim za opuštanje i opuštanje.

Dorchester Cottage, Dorchester, Dorset

Dorsetov prekrasan krajolik koji se kotrlja kredom niz dolinu pruža prekrasnu šetnju, postoji mreža pješačkih staza izravno iz doma. Kuća se nalazi na ruralnom području s pogledom na Sydling Brook i jezero Langford.

Barmoor Ridge, Ford, Northumberland

Ugodna samostojeća vikendica na prekrasnoj ruralnoj poziciji između sela Lowick i Ford. Nudeći vrhunski smještaj na jednom nivou, s pogledom na Cheviote i more, ova nekretnina je opsežno renovirana i preuređena po visokim standardima, uključujući otvorenu vatru, podno grijanje u kupaonici i veliki vrt s namještajem, idealan za opuštanje u kraj dana.

Hawkshead Cottage, Hawkskead, Cumbria, The Lake District,

Ova vikendica nalazi se u osamljenoj dolini s mnogo slikovitih šetnji od vašeg praga. Savršen je za one koji zaista žele pobjeći od svega. U blizini je selo Hawkshead sa svojim pabovima i zbirkom posjeda National Trusta.

Old Hall Cottage, Hexham, Northumberland

Ova šarmantna samostojeća vikendica nalazi se na izoliranom položaju u blizini skrovitog zaseoka Donkleywood u blizini Falstonea, u označenom Međunarodnom parku Dark Sky, unutar Nacionalnog parka Northumberland. Ugodno uređena, pruža topli i domaći smještaj, ova vikendica Falstone ima tradicionalni izgled i datira iz 1846 godine. Opuštajuće seosko utočište.

Nova vikendica, Quarnford i Flash u blizini Buxtona, okruga Peak i pojačala Derbyshire Dales

Samostojeća nekretnina na izoliranom položaju u Quarnfordu, na granici Derbyshire -a i Staffordshire -a u blizini popularnog tržnog grada Buxton u okrugu Peak. Sa zadivljujućim pogledom na polja i doline, ova vikendica u Buxtonu nudi mir i izolaciju.

Thatch Cottage, Marazion, Cornwall

Predivno ugodna, samostojeća vikendica sa slamom na radnoj farmi, okružena bujnim zelenim poljima i samo pola milje od ruba vode u zalivu Mount's Bay.

Pandia, Bodmin, Cornwall

Pandia je smještena na području izuzetnih prirodnih ljepota, samostojeća vikendica puna karaktera smještena među tri hektara zapanjujućih vrtova i bukove šume. Mir je zagarantovan u ovoj ljupkoj 'kolibi u šumi'.

Braegarth, Elterwater, Cumbria.

Braegarth je prekrasna kuća, smještena u vlastitim zrelim vrtovima s pogledom na Elterwater Common. Vrtovi su okrenuti prema jugu i uključuju potok, vodopad i ljetnikovac.

Merry Hill Barn, Abbotsbury, jugozapadni Dorset

S izloženim kamenim zidovima i izvornim gredama, Merry Hill pametno kombinira udobnost, tradicionalne karakteristike i moderan stil te ugodno podno grijanje.

Blagdon Lower Barn, Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset

Donja štala na farmi Blagdon smještena je južno od Dorchestera, samo dvije milje od Martinstowna i Porteshama i nudi zadivljujući pogled. Potpuno je izolirano, a mreža pješačkih i staza vodi uz mnoštvo pješaka.

Rose Tree Cottage, Newnham on Severn, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds

Ugodan smještaj u vikendici u privatnom okruženju uz atraktivno zemljište, poljoprivredno zemljište i šumu. Gosti ga vole zbog mira i tišine - pravi komadić raja u ovom divnom dijelu zemlje.

Woodland Pytchley, Cromer, Norfolk

Woodland Pytchley nalazi se u hektaru privatnog šumskog vrta. Naći ćete ovo ljupko imanje tiho ušuškano na kraju privatne ceste omeđeno šumom Nacionalnog povjerenja.

The Deerpark Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Deerpark Lodge smješten je na proplanku šume unutar privatnog parka na zemljištu Staunton Harold Hall. Staunton Harold Estate je tradicionalno seosko imanje od oko 2.000 hektara sa središtem u velikoj gruzijskoj vili.

Park Cottage, Fring, Norfolk

Park Cottage je luksuzna vikendica za samostalan boravak na prekrasnom privatnom imanju. Smješteno na veličanstvenoj lokaciji i divno izolirano, ovo elegantno utočište nalazi se unutar lijepih šuma i parkova. Nedaleko je od najboljih plaža Sjevernog Norfolka.

High Smarber, Low Row, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Ova tradicionalna samostojeća vikendica na padini nalazi se na rubu Low Rowa u Swaledaleu i spava tri osobe u tri spavaće sobe.

Nidderdale Cottage, Ramsgill, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Ova samostojeća vikendica smještena je između Ramsgilla i Lofthousea i spava tri osobe u tri spavaće sobe

Wassell Barn, Craven Arms, Shropshire

Smješten na imanju Downton sa zemljištem koje se prostire na gotovo 5000 hektara, smješteno u spektakularnom, šumovitom i brežuljkastom selu na granici Shropshire/Herefordshire, blizu velških marševa. Wassell Barn idealan je za one koji žele pobjeći od svega, zauzimajući veličanstveno ruralno okruženje s lijepim pogledom, samo četiri milje od Ludlowa.

Well Tree Cottage, King’s Meaburn, Cumbria.

Nalazi se na obali rijeke Lyvennet u blizini sela Kings Meaburn, Well Tree Cottage, modernizirana i renovirana zadržavajući izvorne karakteristike, a s dodjelom nagrade Visit britain s pet zvjezdica nudi udoban i miran smještaj.

Widows Cottage, Alston, Cumbria.

Ekološka kamena kućica iz 18. stoljeća u osamljenoj šumovitoj dolini sa stazama uz Peninski put.

Lastavice Nest, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Mirno smještena u najnevjerojatnijem okruženju, ova izvanredna kuća za odmor smještena je na 4 hektara zemljišta i gleda na malo jezero. Ušuškan seoskom uličicom u prekrasnoj dolini Eden.

Udford House, Brougham, Cumbria

Ova konverzija štale od pješčenjaka smještena je na osamljenom mjestu u Cumbriji pored rijeke Eamont. Prilazi mu se niz farmu, pola milje od najbliže kuće i pet milja od Penritha. Ova luksuzna kuća za samostalan boravak s kuće i vrta nudi zadivljujući pogled na Pennines i rijeku.

Hram Diane, Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, nr Shifnal, Shropshire

Dijanin hram, izgrađen 1760 -ih za Sir Henryja Bridgemana, nalazi se unutar 1000 hektara od Capability Brown Parklanda na imanju Weston Park. Hram će spavati šest u tri dvokrevetne spavaće sobe, raspoređene na tri sprata, od kojih su dve sa sopstvenim kupatilom. Imanje ima koristi od žitnice, lokala i kafića na licu mjesta, dječjeg avanturističkog igrališta (s jednom od najdužih žica u zemlji) i minijaturne željeznice.

Low Arnside Cottage, Coniston, Cumbria

Prekrasno tradicionalna vikendica u Lakelandu prilagođena psima smještena na radnoj farmi Lake District, koja nudi udoban smještaj u zaista jedinstvenom okruženju. Smješten na osamljenoj radnoj farmi u srcu nacionalnog parka Lake District sa spektakularnim pogledom i šetnjama pravo s vašeg kućnog praga.

Horsehill Cottage, Near Beaminster, Dorset

Ova osamljena kućica, kojoj se prilazi s brijega, savršena je za obitelji i parove koji traže mir i tišinu u čarobnom okruženju. Za one koji uživaju u šetnji i istraživanju, ova posebna i privatna lokacija omogućava pristup mnogim pješačkim stazama, uključujući Jubilarnu stazu i Hardy Way.

Farma drveća Sycamore, Mallerstang u blizini Ravenstonedalea, Cumbria.

Smješten na zapovjednom položaju na divljoj i krševitoj lokaciji, ovo je idealna prilika da pobjegnete od svega i uživate u sjajnoj izolaciji.

Lightpipe, West Learmouth, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

Ovo skrovito seosko skrovište, na kilometar i pol od Cornhill-on-Tweeda ima prekrasan pogled prema brdima Cheviot. Izvorno pastirska vikendica, nudi udoban moderan smještaj, zadržavajući izvorne karakteristike i šarm.

Yew Tree Cottage, Eastington, Northleach, The Cotswolds

Prekrasna vikendica s izloženim gredama i kamenim zidovima smještena u mirnom zaseoku, centralno smještena u Cotswoldsu. Višeslojni vrt okrenut prema jugu pruža ljupko, osamljeno okruženje za vikendicu s lijepim ruralnim pogledom.

Bunker, Sennen, Cornwall

Bunker je lijepo preuređeni bunker za operacije iz Drugog svjetskog rata, koji sada nudi jedinstven, udoban smještaj za odmor. Smješten je u veličanstvenoj prirodi i samo na maloj udaljenosti od poznatog kazališta Minack na otvorenom, plaže Porthcurno, široke bijele pješčane plaže Sennen i kraja Legendary Lands End.

Niski Parkamoor, iznad Coniston Water, Cumbria

Vikendica za odmor koja zaista nije na mreži kako biste se udaljili od modernog života i uživali u provodu sa svojom porodicom.

Wray Green, divlja svinja pala u blizini Ravenstonedalea, Cumbria.

Prekrasna samostojeća seoska kuća izgrađena od kamena II stepena, na strani Wild Vear Fell-a sa prekrasnim pogledom na Howgills i okolnu prirodu. Predivna vikendica udaljena od svega u zapanjujućem, mirnom okruženju.

High Kiln Bank Cottage, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley, Cumbria & amp; The Lake District.

Ova šarmantna vikendica, povezana sa seoskom kućom u Lakelandu, smjestila se na feldesi, 3 km od malenog sela Seathwaite, u prelijepoj dolini Duddon u Nacionalnom parku Lake District.

Sunnyside Cottage, Downholme, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Ova samostojeća vikendica iz 18. stoljeća nalazi se u blizini Leyburna u Yorkshire Dalesu i može spavati sedam osoba u tri spavaće sobe.

Stara seoska kuća, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Ugodna, samostojeća kuća na radnoj obradivoj farmi, na prekrasnom ruralnom položaju. Ova vikendica ima zlatnu nagradu od 5 zvjezdica Turističke zajednice i nudi vrhunski smještaj s veličanstvenim pogledom na Cheviote i pogledom na more iz vrta.

Cowstonegill, Walden, West Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Ova prekrasna vikendica puna je jedinstvenih karakteristika i mogla bi poslužiti kao kuća za odmor grupi prijatelja,

Peak Hill Cottage, Theberton, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Peak Hill Cottage smješten je u vrlo tihoj šumi gdje jeleni, zečevi i druge divlje životinje lutaju pored dvije farme, od kojih jedna prodaje organske proizvode.

Dvorac Tawstock, Barnstaple, Devon

Ovaj dvorac s dvorištem iz razreda II sa dijelovima iz 18. stoljeća stoji na vrhu brda s prekrasnim pogledom na Devon kroz 360 stepeni. Nalazi se na otprilike osam hektara vlastitog parka, prikladno blizu Barnstaplea.

The Crag, Housel Bay, The Lizard, Cornwall

Smješten 60 metara od mora s panoramskim pogledom od 180 stupnjeva, The Crag nudi prostrani smještaj za do osam gostiju u četiri spavaće sobe, od kojih dvije imaju vlastitu kupaonicu.

Tidkinhow Farm, Charltons, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Sjeverni Jorkšir

Ova samostojeća vikendica nalazi se u blizini Guisborougha u sjevernom Yorkshireu i može spavati osam osoba u četiri spavaće sobe.

Magna Cottage, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Ovo 300-godišnje samostojeće imanje od kremenog kremena smješteno je u osamljenoj dolini na Cranborne Chaseu, jednu milju od Ashmora. Postoji direktan pristup šumskim šetnjama i stazama za brdske bicikle. Idealno za bijeg od cijelog odmora.

Bear’s Cottage, Wood Norton, Norfolk

Bear's Cottage jedinstven je u svakom pogledu. Smješten među 200 hektara privatne šume, nudi čisti bijeg na lijepo udaljenoj i osamljenoj lokaciji. Wood Norton je prilično ruralno selo smješteno u unutrašnjosti, ali idealno za istraživanje prekrasnih plaža i obala Sjevernog Norfolka.

The Hoggest, Threlkeld, Cumbria.

Mir, tišina i luksuz sve su što ćete pronaći tokom boravka u hotelu The Hoggest, zajedno s pogledom od 360 stepeni na neke od najljepših krajolika Lakelanda. Smještena u podnožju Blencathre, ova zapanjujuća lokacija zaista je okružena prirodnim ljepotama.

Birches, Hay-on-wye, Herefordshire

Tradicionalna samostojeća seoska kuća, na rubu Crnih planina, okružena kilometrima i kilometrima netaknute prirode. Predivna vikendica za nezaboravan odmor, otkrivajući slikovitu ljepotu Shropshire -a.

Mill House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Ova ljupka, zasebna pregrada staje smještena je na vlasnikovoj radnoj, organskoj farmi stoke, samo nekoliko minuta vožnje od sela Lowick u Northumberlandu. Savršeno za one koji žele uživati ​​u seoskim šetnjama ili mirnom seoskom odmoru, Mill House pruža ugodnu kuću za odmor s bogatim karakterom.

Higher Kernick Farm, Launceston, Cornwall

Outside the town of Launceston lies Higher Kernick Farm, a beautiful cottage located on a 50 acre smallholding including access to wild flower meadows, woodlands and the River Kensey as well as enclosed gardens, set in the picturesque Kensey Valley, an area designated as being of great landscape value.

Bushmills, Kerry's Gate near Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

A fabulous detached barn conversion, dating back to 1715, set in a lovely rural location in a tranquil area offering delightful views of the Herefordshire countryside.

Lees Farm, Priestcliffe, Nr Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

A superb, stone-built detached farmhouse on a remote hillside, with wonderful views across the awe-inspiring Monsal Valley, just under a mile from the hamlet of Priestcliffe, in the High Peak.

New House, Bewcastle near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District

New House commands an impressive position with stunning views across rolling farmland towards Scotland. This charming cottage has been extended to create a welcoming, peaceful, rural retreat, ideal for a group of friends or a large family gathering.

Cartmel Cottage, Nr Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District.

Cartmel Cottage was built in 1799 at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The Lake District that is home to this cottage is a stunning and magical area with an equally magical atmosphere. Cartmel also has a piece of this magical land, in a secluded setting, 5 minutes’ walk away from the National Trust Fell Foot park and Lake Windermere itself.

Bowness Cottage, Windemere, Cumbria, Lake District.

Bowness Cottage is in a secluded landscape in the stunning Lake District. It’s a traditional Lakeland farmhouse in a peaceful area, with beautiful gardens and its own tennis court!

Grove Farm House, Thornham Magna, Suffolk

Grove Farm House is a wonderful house for a larger party wanting to get together in luxurious surroundings. The house provides lots of space with a number of different sitting rooms, a large kitchen and dining space for 10 so that you can find you own space to relax in.

Manor House, Chesterfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

A spectacular, detached cottage set on the quiet outskirts of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Luxurious throughout and providing modern, spacious accommodation, this Chesterfield cottage sits in approximately 2 acres of enclosed grounds, and is perfect for large families or groups of friends wishing to discover the wonders of the Peak District.

The Thack, Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire

This superb detached cottage is near the village of Gargrave in Yorkshire and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms. The Coniston Estate Hotel & Spa offers complimentary access to their spa facility within your booking price.

Little Ellers, Portinscale, nr Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District.

A luxurious architecturally acclaimed secluded country home located on a leafy private road in the beautiful Lakeland village of Portinscale, near Keswick.

Near Bank Cottage, Corney near Waberthwaite, Cumbria.

A 17th century detached farmhouse, overlooking the Irish sea with Corney Fell to the rear, just 2.6 miles from the small town of Bootle on the western side of the Lake District National Park, with distant views across across the Irish sea to the Isle of Man. Has Hot Tub and Games Room.

Scale Gill Foot, Sedbergh, Cumbria.

This spacious cottage is ideal for families and large groups to get together and enjoy countryside living at its finest. Featuring original features throughout such as beams and stonework, the cottage exudes charm and character throughout.

Lakeside Cottage, Lakeside, nr Windermere, Cumbria.

Located in the peaceful hamlet of Lakeside, this superb detached cottage nestles in approximately one acre of private woodlands and mature gardens, offering outstanding views across Lake Windermere to Gummer’s Howe beyond.

Orrest Howe, Windermere, Cumbria.

Orrest Howe is situated up the famous Orrest Head walk in Windermere, set in an acre of beautifully kept gardens. You can enjoy sitting out on one of the many seating areas or end your day relaxing in the private hot tub whilst taking in the local scenery.

Ladstock Hall, Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District.

A luxury, Grade II listed house set in a breathtaking countryside location in the small village of Thornthwaite, near Keswick in Cumbria. Ladstock Hall comes with excellent facilities and is in a stunning location it's the ideal place for families and friends to come together and enjoy a break.

Pursglove Cottage, Low Row, Richmond, North Yorkshire

This detached, Grade II listed cottage is located in a rural location near Reeth, and can accommodate up to ten people in five bedrooms.

The Old Manor, Theberton, Suffolk

Situated in a perfectly peaceful part of Suffolk, The Old Manor could be the rural retreat you’ve been searching for. This property is a real countryside gem.

Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham, Suffolk

A countryside haven for families, friends or a couples' getaway, this beautiful 16th century farmhouse has been furnished to a very high standard and offers a truly relaxing retreat set in stunning surroundings.

Trelydarth, Penhallow near Perranporth, Cornwall

Originally a working Cornish farmhouse and located on a quiet road surrounded by picturesque countryside, this Penhallow cottage is ideal for a large family looking for a peaceful cottage in the countryside, but with access to wonderful sandy beaches.

Millwood Manor, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria.

This unique period property is set within stunning grounds and woodland. The interior offers spacious accommodation with many original features. Perfect for family reunions, friends getting together for a catch up, or a celebration for a special birthday or anniversary.

The Old Grainstore, Plush, Dorchester, Dorset

This hidden gem can be found in the Dorset countryside in the small village of Plush and is a contemporary-built property, finished to a modern and high-quality standard.

Groffa Crag Farmhouse, South Lakeland District, Cumbria.

A detached, stone-built beautifully-restored farmhouse, brimming with character, offering outstanding views to Coniston Water and the surrounding fells. The unique elevated position of this spacious holiday home, which sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and on the Cumbrian Way, has been lovingly restored to provide extended family groups with excellent holiday accommodation.

Waternook, Ullswater, Cumbria.

Waternook occupies a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds and terraced gardens commanding breath-taking views of lake and mountain. The dramatic setting is complimented by half a mile of Ullswater shoreline, and a boathouse with private jetty. Cinema Room, Spa and Wellness Sanctuary featuring Laconium .

Wrostler’s Barn, Near Coniston, The Lake District.

An off grid camping barn in a secluded area in the woods, but only a minutes walk from the lake. Situated on quieter eastern side of the lake. Book for a fantastic eco-friendly holiday.

Stephenson House, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

This detached, Grade II listed cottage, a converted farmhouse and attached barn, just one mile from Hebden Bridge can sleep twelve people in five en-suite bedrooms.

Lyng Farmhouse, Thornham, Norfolk

Lyng Farmhouse is a fabulous rural country cottage set off the beaten track on a working farm, just a few miles inland from the coastal village of Thornham. Perfect for larger families and groups of friends or celebratory gatherings, it offers oodles of living and relaxing space.

Top House, Northwood near Wem, Shropshire

This attractive detached farmhouse is a perfect example of a country Shropshire cottage, and offers spacious, quality, well-equipped accommodation. This Shropshire cottage is very close to a 2300-acre National Nature Reserve renowned for its mosses and raised bogs, and is home to a huge variety of birds.

Deerclose West Farmhouse, Horsehouse, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

This wonderful stone-built farmhouse and attached barn is located on the outskirts of Horsehouse in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and can sleep 14 people in six bedrooms.

Plas Yolyn, Ellesmere, Shropshire

Plas Yolyn is a luxurious stately home, steeped in history and situated 4 miles from Ellesmere in Shropshire.

The Long View, Colden, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales

This detached cottage is located near the village of Heptonstall, close to Hebden Bridge, and can sleep 14 people in six bedrooms.

Bridport Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Set within expansive private grounds this stylish detached property overlooks the Dorset countryside from its high vantage point.

Oughtershaw Hall, Oughtershaw, Skipton, North Yorkshire

This detached country estate is located in Oughtershaw near Buckden and can sleep sixteen people in eight bedrooms.

Watery Park Barn, Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds

Watery Park Barn is a lovingly restored barn once used as a venue for local events. Now a superb holiday cottage, it is fabulously spacious with all the mod cons and more that you would expect from a home away from home in the country.

High Leases Farm, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Set in a superb countryside location off a quiet, single-track country lane, and a short picturesque walk from the historic market town of Richmond, this spectacular holiday property is perfect for a special occasion. It provides a quiet, rural base, yet has easy access to the fabulous Yorkshire Dales.

Durstone Cottage, Pencombe near Bromyard, Herefordshire

Situated down a single-track road, this lovely detached Herefordshire holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful location on the edge of the owners' livestock farm. Cosy and comfortable throughout, and with breathtaking views, this Herefordshire holiday cottage is an ideal space for a get together with family and friends.

The Hall, Belford, Northumberland

The magic of Middleton Hall enchants you from the moment you enter the grounds as you weave your way through woodland, nothing quite prepares you for the sight of this breathtaking 17th century mansion, nestling amongst the trees near Belford in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. Middleton Hall, a Grade II listed, stone-built mansion, has been lovingly converted back to its former glory by the current owners, and is the perfect destination for large groups of families or friends wishing to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.


Brigsteer Woods walk

4 miles | 2 hours | easy-moderate

1. Through the kissing gate

Take the rising lane beside the Strickland Arms in Sizergh and, after a hundred metres, fork back-right in front of cottages. Bend left then from a waymarked gate climb a path to a corner kissing gate turn right through pastures to reach Sizergh Castle car park. At its far side, go left along Ashbank Lane, continuing to a minor road.

2. Brimstone butterflies

Aim to reach the far bottom corner of the woods and a gate into pasture. Now, shadow the field road up to the nearby Park End Farm. Cross the lane into the path through the yard, then rise to the top-left field corner gate, high above an unusual little waterfall. Turn right up the steep track beyond the trees, turn up the slope to find Helsington Church. Clear days allow extensive views far into the mountains, sweeping from the Coniston Fells across distant Scafell to the Langdales.


Castle Crag walk

5 miles/8.2 km | 3 hours | moderate

1. Splashing stream

Follow the track from the far end of the National Trust car park at Seatoller. Take the left fork, then turn left at the stream.

At the T-junction, turn right and follow the track through two gates to another stream. Cross over, continuing straight, until you reach the main path. Turn right.

2. Bumpy Borrowdale

You’re now on the old miner’s path for Honister Slate Mine, leading directly to the base of Castle Crag. Stay on this trail as it winds along the hillside, crossing numerous gills and affording glorious views of the mellow dips and folds of Borrowdale, surrounded by higher fells. The path is a pleasant and gently undulating one, snaking through beds of bracken. Keep your eyes peeled for high-flying buzzards.

3. Peak picnic

At Castle Crag itself, follow the obvious path to the top. It’s a fairly short, fairly sharp zigzagging climb – testing enough to feel you’ve earned your summit sandwiches. The views north, to Derwent Water and beyond, are superb. A memorial at the summit commemorates local Borrowdale men who died in the First World War.

4. Dreamy Derwent

Once back at the foot of Castle Crag, turn right rather than retracing your steps. In the woods, take the right fork across the footbridge, then a short while later, turn right immediately before the river, following the sign for Rosthwaite.

This is another lovely stretch, sticking close to the burbling course of the Derwent. Keep the river on your left, eventually reaching the charming YHA Borrowdale – perfect for an ice-cream stop. The path along the river continues back to Seatoller, with one chain-assisted scramble.

Castle Crag map

Herdwick sheep on Castle Crag

Along the walk you’ll hopefully see cuddly herds of Herdwick sheep – although I’d advise you not to try and cuddle one – and caves dotted about on the eastern flank. Professor of Adventure Millican Dalton made one of these caves his summer dwelling in the 1920s, after he quit his life as an insurance clerk in London to be a teetotal, vegetarian hermit.

He made his own clothes, baked his own bread, grew potatoes outside the entrance to his cave and foraged hazelnuts from the surrounding woodland. He was also a popular guide for lady walkers – what a shame he lived and died before my time.

Stone graveyard

Mining finished here in the 1960s, leaving a scarred but still beautiful crag for climbers and walkers to enjoy. The old quarry along the walk is an eerie place – large fragments of rock jut up from the broken ground like weatherworn tombstones – a poignant reminder of a once thriving stone walling industry. The fragments of slate are cleared away regularly, but a mystery person keeps returning to reassemble them in ornamental piles. I wonder if it’s Millican Dalton’s ghost?

Povezani članci

Windchill factor

Borrowdale is one of the wettest valleys in England, receiving around 140in of rainfall per year. A sign on one of the houses in a nearby village reads ‘In Loving Memory of a Sunny Day in Borrowdale’.

So, be prepared for the weather to change if it was pleasant when you left Grange. You may encounter horizontal rain and a windchill at the top of Castle Crag.

Or you may cheat the clouds, like I did, and have a clear vista of Cumbrian landscape. It all makes the huffing and puffing up the scree worthwhile. I couldn’t stay up there admiring the view for too long. I sped down the slopes again before I froze.

Useful Information

How to get there
There are only two routes in and out of Borrowdale, on the B5289. The 77/77a circular bus route serves Grange and Buttermere.

Saznati više
Cumbria Tourism
01539 822222
www.golakes.co.uk

Jedi
Grange Bridge cottage
Grange, Borrowdale CA12 5UQ
017687 77201
After a walk on the fells, this cosy tearoom is a sight for sore eyes.


Before-and-After Makeovers From Maine Cabin Masters

See some amazing transformations of rundown lakefront cabins — known as "camps" in Maine — into dreamy, rustic getaways with superb curb appeal.

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Lakefront Maine Cabins (Camps)

Before: Cabin With Decorative Green Trim

The Wilkinson&rsquos family camp found itself in rough shape. Along with needing updates and leveling, it also needed a new roof, since a large tree had fallen through it during a storm.

After: Cabin With Decorative Green Trim

Taking inspiration from the salvaged scalloped trim, the bold-green roof and window trim turned this cabin into a quintessential Americana getaway. The covered front porch and increased roof pitch made this one dramatic reveal!

Before: A-Frame Cabin

Only accessible by foot or by boat, this rundown A-frame cabin has a view to die for, but it sorely needs to be restored by the Cabin Masters.

After: A-Frame Cabin

After leveling the structure, doing an overall clean-up and adding a new hunter-green metal roof, this secluded A-frame camp became a storybook cottage.

Before: Cabin in the Woods

Chase and the team had to navigate a treacherous hillside to stabilize this home and make necessary structural and cosmetic repairs.

After: Cabin in the Woods

A once disjointed screened-in porch now shares the same roofline as the home, plus has a porch swing. The navy-blue paint and white trim windows make the cabin feel warm and welcoming.

Before: John Fishman's Cabin

This large cabin with a wraparound porch hadn&rsquot been updated since the 1980s. The team was looking forward to this reno, especially since the owner is Jon Fishman of the band Phish.

After: John Fishman's Cabin

No more cracking paint! The clear-coated cedar shingles pair well with the white trim, and the gorgeous wraparound porch kept its shape, now looking like a million bucks. The cabin is move-in ready for the Fishman family.

Before: "Call of the Loon"

Sitting on the shores of Moosehead Lake, this cabin known as the "Call of The Loon" was reacquired by the original builder's great-granddaughter. The Cabin Masters needed to make many updates to the rundown cabin, including the addition of a second story.

After: "Call of the Loon"

This once sad-looking cabin got a lot of love &mdash and now, it looks brand new. The navy paint and contrasting red front door bring out the best of the &ldquoLoon,&rdquo while the back of the cabin was bumped out to add room for a second level.

Before: New in Blue

With rotted siding and weeds growing out of the roof, this cabin needs some serious renovations to withstand the winter months and become the owner&rsquos dream lakefront home.

After: New in Blue

No more rot, no more moss. This cabin got an overhaul with a new roof and wraparound windows to let in more light and views of the lake.

Before: Burnt Orange Cabin

This gorgeous cabin had a lot of potential &mdash all it really needed was a new coat of paint and updated windows.

After: Burnt Orange Cabin

Now that the Cabin Masters have performed their magic, this cabin has reached its full potential. The deep-orange hue is striking against the pine trees and autumn leaves. A new roof and windows provide the structural support that was needed.

Before: Quaint Cottage Cabin

The Springer camp overlooking Harpswell Sound needed to be leveled and expanded to accommodate the next generation of the family. But how about that blue door?

After: Quaint Cottage Cabin

Taking inspiration from the former blue storm door, the new cabin door was painted the same color, but that&rsquos about all that stayed the same. Classic cedar shingles replaced the vinyl siding for a quaint New England look. A natural stone staircase and wood railing now lead to the pretty blue front door.

Before: The Red Cabin

Three friends bought this cabin together. They describe it as "a diamond in the rough on a pretty lot." They saw the vision, but the Cabin Masters had to bring it to life.

After: The Red Cabin

After undergoing a huge transformation, this cabin is a diamond that shines. The rich-red color pops against the white snow and evergreens. A screened-in porch was added with Adirondack chairs to overlook the lake.

Before: Live-Edge Siding

A couple found their own slice of heaven overlooking Lake Annabessacook, only to find out it needed more work than they could manage. Chase and the team took it out of its 1950s style by updating it with modern amenities.

After: Live-Edge Siding

The gorgeous, live-edge wood siding and hunter-green roof match the surrounding nature perfectly. On the side of the house, the Cabin Masters added outdoor living space with a spacious deck that wraps around to the back of the building.

Before: The Lobster Shack

The owner of this quaint lobster wharf cabin inherited it from their grandfather, who originally built it by hand in 1978. Chase and his team focused on transforming the former fisherman's shack into a fun family cabin.

After: The Lobster Shack

The transformed exterior includes a new fence around the dock to create a safe space for the kids to play and the adults to enjoy the views. The statement feature, though, is definitely the old boat turned outdoor bar with the family&rsquos name painted in bright yellow.

Before: Bright in Beige

Dirty, dull and dark, this Highland Pond camp needed the Cabin Masters' touch to restore it to its former glory.

After: Bright in Beige

The once-dark cabin got a new two-tone paint job to brighten things up &mdash and pop against nature&rsquos background. The spruced-up entry leading to the front door welcomes all who enter the cabin.

Before: Cabin With Cedar-Shake Siding

The Cornwall-Gardner family was a bit cramped in their dated cabin. So much so that their daughter was sleeping in the tent on the back porch! Not only uncomfortable, but also blocking a great lake view.

After: Cabin With Cedar-Shake Siding

The camp got a new look with cedar-shake siding for a quaint coastal feel. The tent platform was turned into extra indoor living space with large windows to take advantage of the gorgeous lake views.

Before: Franken-Camp No More

This camp in Little Sebago Lake had so many random additions that the Cabin Masters nicknamed it the &ldquoFranken-camp.&rdquo The team stepped in to rework &mdash and expand &mdash its floor plan.

After: Franken-Camp No More

Now seamlessly transitioning from one space to another, and with the addition of a second level, this camp looks like a completely different house. Plus, just look at that red trim!

Before: Lakefront View

The Andersen family camp in Whitefield was falling apart from the outside in. It needed some serious TLC from the Cabin Masters.

After: Lakefront View

The dull brown siding was replaced with a pop of burnt orange, the old windows were upgraded and a new side deck was added to enjoy the lake views &mdash what it&rsquos all about.


Out in Cumbria: Cottage in the Woods - Recipes

Serpentine Woods is sited at the top of Beast Banks, and looks over Kendal towards the town and the castle. The woods were originally grazing land and part of Kendal Fell. The area was historically called Dob Frear, which is Scandinavian for Free Land. In 1790, the land was planted with trees. During the 1820’s, economic prosperity in the area was on a downward turn, unemployment was high, and to counter this in 1824, the woods were set out as walks, flower beds were created and planted and a cottage was built that could be rented. Labourers were set to work to maintain this new park for the people of Kendal, so creating a kind of job creation scheme. However, so high were the numbers of visitors, that the woods began to suffer.

The walks were therefore closed off to everyone other than those who could afford to pay for the privilege of using the woodland. The Summer House was built in 1833, and a small charge of sixpence was charged for its use and as an admission for the woods. In 1849, the walks were once again opened to the public for free. It was found that damage was once again being done to the flower beds and to the trees. Two Wellington trees were planted to commemorate the marriage of The Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra in 1863. However, such was the damage done by the numbers of visitors, that only one of these trees remains today. The Summer house was in a poor state of repair by the early 1900’s, and in 1985 Kendal Civic Society restored it. The park is now maintained by South Lakeland District Council.

The woods are home to a wide range of bird species, foxes and squirrels. The trees and shrubs grow over a bed of Lime Stone pavement that shows through its layer of foliage in several places. There are a number of paths that can be taken through the woods, with walks totalling around 3 miles in all. The woods have a nature trail with ten stops, each demonstrating a different environment within the woods.


Out in Cumbria: Cottage in the Woods - Recipes

About two miles south of Brampton is Gelt Woods, a delightful walk, and also an RSPB nature reserve. In the woods is a rock with an inscription carved by a Roman soldier in the 3rd Century.

Hugging the banks of the river Gelt is a most remarkable quarry. This Quarry was chiselled out by Roman Engineers 1800 years ago. The stone was either used to build or to repair the 70 mile long wall built by Emperor Hadrian shortly after 122AD. The wall is the largest Roman Monument in Europe, and has recently been designated a World Heritage Site. Looking at the size and grandeur of this quarry truly brings home just how immense the wall is, and the amount of labour and money it must have taken to build.

All along the cliff face are the marks and chippings left by the quarrymen as they chiselled out the stones for the wall. The chisel marks seem to form a herringbone pattern and the first impression formed is that it is not a quarry but a large temple, it is an awe inspiring place, equally as impressive as the wall itself. And yet almost unknown to the tourist.

The above words and pictures are by Nicola Didsbury.

The East Cumbria Countryside Project has reconstructed some traditional ‘Celtic-style’ round houses, to create two fantastic unusual new bird hides. Vivien Mousdell has created a beautiful sculpture seat, from which you can see both the rock face and the river.

Gelt Woods is also home to a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ nature reserve.


Stay somewhere extraordinary

Book a holiday with us and you’re guaranteed somewhere that’s special inside and out. You could find yourself in a romantic fairy-tale cottage in the woods, waking up in a nature reserve to the sound of birdsong, or playing hide-and-seek with the kids in your own country manor. With hundreds of cottages, bunkhouses, bothies and campsites to choose from, find the perfect one for you.

Wherever you stay with us, you can enjoy an unforgettable getaway. From turreted towers and lighthouses, to listed lodges and country mansions, we have unique holiday accommodation across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Whatever you love to do on your holiday, you&rsquoll find endless inspiration on the doorstep. And with many of our cottages tucked away on National Trust estates, you can explore gardens and grounds before doors open and after visitors have gone home.

What&rsquos more, every time you holiday with us, you help us to look after the place you&rsquore staying in and contribute to the restoration of other special places too.