The cottage nestles in 20 acres of fell-side grounds managed by us for conservation. Deer, both Red and Roe, roam freely. Buzzards soar at eye level. Red Squirrels build their drays here. Bats and Owls emerge at dusk. A multitude of wild flowers grow, such as the heath spotted orchid and devils bit scabious.
A bird table outside the cottage attracts many garden birds and the squirrels which provides wonderful photo opportunities.
Walking can begin at the door. Join the old packhorse route to Hawkshead and reach Tarn Hows without nearing a road. An information pack is kept in the cottage for your use.
The clarity of our night skies is excellent for stargazing.
Call 015394 33135 for further details
From Ambleside, take the A593 towards Coniston. At Skelwith Bridge (approx 3 miles from Ambleside), cross over the bridge and continue up the hill towards Coniston for half a mile and as you begin to level out “Stephen How” driveway is on the left hand side.
You will see a triangular shaped rock on a stone gateway. There is a turning point on the right hand side, or you can continue on for 500 yards to a lay-by to turn around.