Hillgarth sits in a very small, quiet horseshoe-shaped cul-de-sac of semi-detached dormer properties in the small country village of Underbarrow within the wonderful Lyth Valley. This three bedroom semi-detached home has unspoilt views across the valley; the enclosed garden is large, mostly laid to lawn & very dog friendly, with off-road parking for 3 cars. Large Living/Dining Room & Kitchen downstairs. Three bedrooms & family bathroom to the first floor.
Why stay at Hillgarth?
Fantastic village location within very easy reach of the South Lake District
Everything you should need for your stay
Walks & cycle routes from the house
Garage space for bikes & outdoor equipment
Drying space for outdoor clothing on those damp days!!
Family & dog-friendly pub within walking distance
Sleeps up to 6 guests Equally comfortable for 2, 4, 5 or 6 people.
Available all year Part weeks and long weekends available during the spring, autumn/winter months with weekly bookings that start from 3 pm on Saturdays throughout the summer.
Easy access from the M6 20 minutes easy drive from J36 on the M6.
Off-road parking Gravel driveway parking for up to 3 cars, with 2 steps up to the front door.
Idyllic, peaceful location Idyllic surroundings and amazing scenery, blissfully quiet and
peaceful, yet within 15 minutes’ drive of Bowness on Windermere.
Walks straight from the door Lace up your boots, pack a picnic and go off exploring by the river, through woodland and fells; gentle strolls on the lower levels and more challenging on the high fells, rarely meeting anyone else - and all straight from the door.
Comfy & Tasteful interior Comfy sofa, with three chairs, two of which were hand made in a little furniture workshop in Bacup, Lancashire.
Real Fire & Heating Easy to use Woodburner for those cold damp days. The fire is at the heart of the living room in winter. Warmth is guaranteed throughout the home with the environmentally friendly fully electric wet central heating system and radiators in all rooms.
Stunning Scenery Looking from most windows, all you can see is the Lyth valley with just horses, sheep, fields, woods and wildlife.
Well-Equipped Kitchen A lovely solid oak country kitchen, complete with high-quality appliances; dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven, electric hob, separate fridge & freezer + a microwave. Good selection of cookware, implements and equipment.
Boot Rack Porch with tiled floor, boot rack, ideal for walking boots, also a small coat hook rack for outdoor jackets
Garage Store Garage which is ideal storage for road/mountain bikes, canoes + any other outdoor equipment. Also, a great place to dry outdoor clothing.
3 Bedrooms Comfortable beds, high cotton count bedlinen and towels. One king-sized bedroom with large wardrobe, one double bedroom with views over fields, one twin-bedded room again with views over fields.
Bathroom Family bathroom, bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin.
Included during your stay All bedlinen, bath towels, hand towels, bath mat, initial toilet roll (you will need to bring more), hairdryer. Electricity, an initial large basket of logs/kindling/firelighters.
Dishwashing tablets/washing up liquid/ dishcloth/pan scrub/tea towels/cling film/tin foil and tea/coffee/milk/biscuits on arrival. Various games, puzzles, reading books, DVD’s also walking/biking route ideas for around the South Lakes/North Lancashire area.
A highchair is always available, travel cot & stairgates available on request, please ask when booking.
WiFi & Tech WIFI to all indoor areas, LED TV, Smart DVD player + Bluetooth Sound Bar in the Living room & LED Smart TV in the Master bedroom.
Pets Two well-behaved dogs or cats are very welcome to stay with no additional charge, other pets are wolcome but please discuss this with us prior to booking. Supplied are various dog bowls, there are also Hillgarth dog tags for use during your stay (please remember to leave them for future guests) saying your dog is on holiday in the area with the relevant details on the tag.
Contactless Check-in Key safe for contactless check-in, we will message you prior to arrival with the code for the key safe & all arrival details.
The Village of Underbarrow
The 700-foot limestone ridge of Helsington Barrow towers over the tiny village of Underbarrow, where Lake District explorers and leisurely hill walkers enjoy a secluded resting point in the heart of the South Lake District. Easily accessible by road & about 20 minutes from the M6, Underbarrow is wonderfully well hidden from the world. Visitors to the village relish the sense that they have truly escaped the rest of the world as they spend time in their secret corner of Cumbria. The village boasts a fine pub, the Black Labrador as the name states, is very dog friendly & the owners' Labradors can usually be met later in the evening after food service has finished. The Black Labrador was previously called The Punch Bowl & has stood in the village for 350+ years. The pub shows its age with the presence of a priest hole behind the bar. If the walls of the pub could talk, they would doubtless tale many a tale of the farmers and travellers that have passed through its doors. Another treasure trove of history in Underbarrow is All Saints church, which overlooks the twinkling waters of Chapel Beck and has done so since it was built in 1869. However, the site of the church has been in use for the purpose of worship for almost 1,000 years and the chalice at the current church dates back to 1609. Underbarrow holiday cottages are not easy to come by in the summer months when they are understandably popular. But the visitors who sample a slice of life in this secluded, tranquil & sleepy village keep it close to their heart for a long time afterwards.