Maple Cottage is situated on the edge of the hamlet of Leasgill which joins with Heversham. The small town of Milnthorpe is approx. 2 miles and offers a good selection of shops, a cafe, a very good restaurant and several takeaways. The Heversham Hotel is an easy walk and serves food.
There are some excellent places to dine out close by and details can be found in the Welcome Folder on arrival.
The main center is Kendal which is around 6 miles from the cottage. This is an historic market town and is a popular tourist destination. It has two castles, two museums, Art Gallery, Brewery Arts Center, many shops, including both well know names and a good selection of local suppliers.
When visiting this area there are many things available to see and do depending on preferences. Although in the countryside we have excellent road links close by to explore further afield. We have many footpaths leading from the door. In the cottage there are current maps, leaflets and guide books to refer to.
Local Attractions include:-
Levens Hall which is within an easy walk of the cottage. This is an Elizabethan House with world famous topiary gardens created in 1690. It is the home of the Bagot family.There is a lovely walk along the river through the deer park.
Lake Windermere is the nearest to the property and is around a 20min drive either to the southern tip by Newby Bridge or to Bowness in the middle. At Newby Bridge there is the Steamer Pier where you can catch a boat to sail up the lake, there is the Lakes Aquarium and it is a terminus for the Haverthwaite Steam Railway. There is boat hire and a picnic site on the lake shore at Fell Foot Country Park N.T.
Cartmel is a picturesque place to visit with its lovely shops, Medieval Priory and Gatehouse, racecourse and some very good food with a Michelin starred Chef owning several establishments in the village..
Other places worth a mention near Cartmel are Grange over Sands with its ornamental gardens including lakes for water fowl and Holker Hall, a magnificent estate and home to the Cavendish family.
To the south side of the Estuary is Arnside, a former fishing port, with the N.T owned Arnside Knott offering excellent views over the Bay. Close by are the RSPB Reserve at Leighton Moss and Leighton Hall, home of the Gillow family, renowned furniture makers.
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