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This timeless Lakeland cottage lies in a magnificent remote situation overlooking Little Langdale Tarn with wonderful views up and down the valley. It dates back to the seventeenth century and was built traditionally, in stone and slate. When given to the National Trust in 1965 a condition was that its original character be retained. This has ensured that its historic atmosphere and quirky original features, such as tin bath and earth closet in an outbuilding remain, guaranteeing a memorable holiday.
It is a superb location for walking and climbing. Enjoy the low level walks around Tarn Hows or take to the high fells of Coniston or Langdale Valley. The remote setting and lack of light pollution make it the ideal spot for star gazing. A cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola from nearby Coniston pier offers breathtaking views at a gentle pace.
Restaurants, pubs, tea-rooms and shops can be found at Coniston, Hawkshead and Ambleside, just a short drive away, when you need a break from the great outdoors.
The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
Heating: Electric wall heating included.
Parking: Cars must be parked at Low Hallgarth and visitors must walk 100 yds uphill along the stone/slate track to the cottage. It is not possible to drive to the cottage at all.
Garden: There is a small grassed area by the cottage, plus an area with a slate fire pit that can be used for barbecuing (fuel is not provided).
Accessibility: The approach to the cottage is along a narrow and very uneven track. Low slung vehicles may have difficulty in travelling along this track, especially after rain fall. Responsibility for the upkeep of this track falls with the local council and not the National Trust.
Utilities: The Hallgarth cottages' water supply comes from the fell and may be in short supply at certain times of the year. Although the water is regularly checked to meet required standards you may wish to boil the water before use.
Television/Reception: There is no television as reception is poor in the area.
Please note: There is no bathroom. A tin bath can be found in the shed for use in the cottage where there is plenty of hot water. The lavatory is an earth closet outside the cottage.
The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.
The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.