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This charming white cottage stands within metres of the water's edge on the west shore of Windermere.
Along with adjoining High Strawberry Gardens the house was originally named Waterloo Gardens. In the early 1800’s the cottages were the home of the Belle Isle estate’s seeds man, Mr. J. Hubbart. Later the walled garden was turned in to a market garden by a Mr. Batson. Strawberries became one of the main crops and soon tourists rowed across the lake for Batson Strawberry Teas, hence the new name!
The cottage offers an opportunity to escape the trappings of modern life, with its old range and lack of television, while enjoying a special setting.
This is the perfect location to holiday with family and friends. With England’s largest lake literally on the doorstep it is ideal for anyone who loves water sports, it even comes with use of a jetty to moor a boat or to fish from. There is easy access to excellent walking, whether it is the gentler lake side trails or the more demanding hikes over Claife and beyond.
For restaurants and retail therapy Bowness is just a short ferry ride across the lake and Ambleside, at the top of Lake Windermere, is a twenty minute drive.
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: Gas central heating included.
Utilities/Electricals: As there are no electric sockets there is no television, radio/CD or microwave available at this cottage. Please do not use the socket for fridge due to shortage of electric supply.
The water for this cottage is from a private supply and may be in short supply at certain times of year.
Please note: There is a caravan site which stands behind High and Low Strawberry Gardens.
Use of shared jetty with High Strawberry Gardens - this of course can get slippery so care must be taken!
Telephone: There is shared use of telephone at the caravan site.
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.