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This grand five bedroom house, dating from the early 1900s was built by Amy Sharp, a suffragist. It stands in an elevated position in the Langdale valley offering spectacular views. Silverthwaite was greatly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and much of the decoration and fireplaces reflect this period.
This spacious, welcoming, house is ideal for family holidays. You have the setting for adventures right on your doorstep as the house sits in substantial woodland, rich in flora, with inter-linking paths to explore.
For longer low level walks there are the nearby Tarn Hows or take to the high fells of the Coniston or Langdale Valley if in search of a greater challenge. The area also offers good cycling routes.
As it sits at the heart of the Lake District it is an excellent base for sightseeing. Coniston, Hawkshead and Ambleside with their shops, cafes and restaurants are within easy reach. You can recharge your batteries, sightseeing at a leisurely pace with a cruise on the elegant Steam Yacht Gondola while in Coniston, or by visiting the Sticklebarn, our own pub, situated further down the Langdale valley.
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: Oil central heating included.
Parking: Space is available for four cars.
Accessibility: The house is situated at the top of a fairly steep drive with a tight bend. This may cause access problems in severe weather.
Garden: Large gardens, mainly woodland surrounding a smaller informal lawn area. The extensive grounds are enclosed by boundary walls and fences but there are streams so children should be supervised.
Television: FreeSat is provided at 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.