Routen House - Self catering holiday accommodation Grading : N/A
Children Allowed : welcome
Pets Allowed : welcome
Smoking Policy : NOT permitted inside residence
Alcohol License : sorry, no sales
Parking Available : present
Wheelchair Access : sorry, no wheelchair access
Routen House - Self catering holiday accommodation Ennerdale - Spacious and sleeping 12 (plus cot) it is ideal for large family gatherings or for parties of walkers and friends
Routen House offers gracious self catering holiday accommodation for up to twelve people. Originally a Victorian Country Farmhouse, it stands proudly by Ennerdale Water, one of the most spectacular and secluded lakes in the Lake District, Cumbria. The house itself has four acres of it's own land with pastures stretching down towards the lake. In the garden there is a feeling of peace with panoramic views of the high fells and the lake. The separate paddock has a bubbling stream that commences its journey in the mountains and finally into the lake.
Built more than 150 years ago, Routen House has been extensively refurbished and redecorated over the past few years. Spacious and sleeping 12 (plus cot) it is ideal for large family gatherings or for parties of walkers and friends.
The Farmhouse Kitchen, considerably modernised. The large farmhouse kitchen is fitted with all the luxury of the 21st Century with microwave, fridge, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher … there is even a breadmaker if you fancy trying your hand at baking with minimal stress.
Next door the utility room is the perfect place to leave muddy boots after a long walk. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier, as well as an extra fridge, freezer and separate toilet room.
Beyond the kitchen is the dining room, furnished with antiques and a long table suitable for gracious dining as well as a quick takeaway from the nearby town of Cockermouth.
The patio area - perfect for BBQs
There are two sitting rooms, both of which have recently been refurnished with new settees. The second lounge has patio windows which maximise on the superb uninterrupted views of the fells and countryside. The patio itself is the ideal place for barbeques or just to unwind with a drink after a hard day enjoying yourselves.
Upstairs on the first floor there is one double room and three twin rooms, all sharing a family sized bathroom. For groups with families, kids love to take over this floor, leaving the adults to enjoy the second floor with its two ensuite double rooms.
The garden outside is ideal for children to play in. Pets are welcome and there is ample parking.
The unspoiled, tranquil valley of Ennderdale is an ideal starting point for hundreds of walks - from gentle lakeside strolls to energetic mountain hikes (the views of Ennerdale and Buttermere lakes from the high fells are a stunning reward); rock climbing (a good base from which to approach Pillar); mountain biking in Ennerdale forest and fishing in the lake (permit required); pony trekking and quad-biking (available nearby).
The valley has an abundance of wildlife including badgers, foxes, deer and a variety of birds of prey.
The nearest village, Ennerdale Bridge, has a Post Office and General Store, a church and two public houses (both serving good food and a variety of beers, including real ale).
The market towns of Cockermouth and Whitehaven are only a short distance away and the popular town of Keswick is only half an hour's drive from Routen.
The historic village of St Bees is also close at hand with a long pebble and sand beach and its famous cliffs with thousands of nesting sea birds.