Bee Bole House is a beautiful Georgian cottage, over 200 years old. It boasts lovely countryside views, and retains many original period features including an impressive staircase with galleried landing complete with a long traditional Westmorland window. Look out for the bee bole in the garden wall, from which the cottage takes its name.
With its high ceilings and large windows it is a light and comfortable holiday cottage, perfect for families and friends wishing to truly relax. Due to its location there are wonderful walks from the doorstep, great places to picnic, many routes for cycling or mountain biking, sailing and water sports from Lake Bank Jetty on Coniston Water, a short walk away. Should that list not be exhaustive guests to Bee Bole can also enjoy peaceful bird watching and varied flora and fauna, and of course just simply relaxing!
Water Yeat is at the southern tip of Coniston Water which is called Allen Tarn, made famous as Octopus Lagoon in the Swallows and Amazons stories. It is a particularly tranquil and unspoilt part of the Lake District, yet with within easy distance of many of the local visitor attractions.
Entrance vestibule with inner glazed door. Inviting hall with original Minton tile floor and slate flags, here you will find a perfectly sized storage cupboard, useful for bags, boots and outdoor clothing
There is also a washer/dryer tucked away under the stairs along with a ground floor WC and hand basin, should you quickly need to nip in from the garden.
The inviting sitting Room with its dark wood floor, large sandstone fireplace.log fire, TV with DVD and Freesat, is the perfect area to relax after a day spent exploring. Simply curl up on one of the leather sofas or antique Bergere armchairs and get lost in one of the many books on offer.
The split level Dining Room & Kitchen also features dark wood flooring and is the perfect space for not one but two or three cooks to create a masterpiece. The kitchen is complemented by the latest appliances, ceramic hob, twin ovens, integrated fridge, dishwasher and freezer and the dining room comfortably seats six. From the kitchen access through the half-glazed stable door leads out into the side garden.
The house has three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and a modern family bathroom. The property is decorated, maintained and presented to a very high standard throughout by the owners who live nearby.
Bedroom 1 - double bed and en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2 - twin single beds.
Bedroom 3 - double bed.
Modern house bathroom with WC, washbasin, bath with shower over.
The attractive gardens are on two levels and command beautiful views across an orchard and over the Crake Valley, towards Grizedale Forest. From here it is an idyllic spot, ideal for relaxing or alfresco dining and perfect after a day exploring the area. During the summer months guests can relax on the decking, drink in hand or make use of the cottage barbeque which comes with an initial supply of charcoal.
At the rear of the house there is a west facing terrace, ideal for enjoying an evening drink and watching the sun setting over the fell side. Adjacent is a further area of shared grounds suitable for supervised play for children, for ball games and for exploring.
The cottage also benefits from a laundry drying area, lockable shed for storing bikes/canoes etc. and a tap to wash bikes and outdoor gear down with.
Two designated parking spaces at the rear of the property with other shared parking spaces also available
Oil fired central heating, all electricity, bed linen, towels, initial bag of logs & kindling, stairgate.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Public Transport 50 yards
Pub 1.5 miles
Shop 5 miles
A fantastic playground for families and outdoor enthusiasts, the Crake Valley has it all. Beacon Tarn, near Water Yeat offers explorers the chance walk and picnic or even take a quick dip. Cyclists of all abilities will revel in the trails and bridle ways that snake their way across the valley including the top rated Blawith Loop. Access to Grizedale Forest, which caters for a wide range of abilities including the famous North Face.
The Coniston Launch has various sailings to the south of the Lake, some giving interesting commentaries about the legendary Donald Campbell who raced his boat "Bluebird," on these waters, and also about the "Swallows and Amazons" adventures. The Launch stops at the Torver Jetty, also at the Lake Bank Jetty at Water Yeat, and Water Park at Nibthwaite and at the Parkamoor Jetty.
The X12 bus travels west of the Lake for those who would enjoy a car free day. However for drivers there is plenty of easy, and mostly free places to park near the Lake on both the south western and eastern shores, where there are many quiet shingle bays from which to enjoy the water. You can launch canoes and small boats, go paddle boarding or wind-boarding, Swim, or just relax in the clean, fresh air and admire the stunning views of the high fells.
About The Crake Valley, Coniston Water
The idyllic Crake Valley to the south of Coniston, offers visitors solitude and tranquillity away from the buzz of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. The area was very much beloved by children’s author Arthur Ransome, and many outstanding features of the valley can be found within his classic “Swallows & Amazons”.