Update December 2015: The renovation of Daw Bank is now almost complete, with the installation of a brand new kitchen, improved electrics and new bathroom floor. Outside, the whole cottage has been repointed and the new patio will be finished early in the New Year 2016 (the terrible weather has delayed things).
We are delighted that Visit England have recognised the investment the owners have made by upgrading Daw Bank to 4 stars.
Daw Bank is right in the centre of Chapel Stile, a traditional slate fronted terraced house, a short stroll from the Village Store and Wainwrights Inn. During the 1890's, Daw Bank housed the first Langdale Valley Co-op, now it provides comfortable and spacious accommodation for 6 people, spread over 3 floors.
Downstairs Daw Bank has an open plan 'L' shaped kitchen / lounge / diner, with new dining table and chairs to one side. The lounge has comfy seating, TV, Dvd, Xbox and newly fitted wood burning stove, with views over the village towards the store. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences, dishwasher, washing machine etc. and views out over the valley towards Lingmoor Fell. The ground floor also has a separate w.c. The first floor has two bedrooms both a good size, one is a twin bedroom with a super view, the other is a double bedroom with king size bed and views towards the village. On this floor is the spacious family bathroom overlooking the central village meadow, complete with bath (power shower over), sink and w.c. The top floor has a large master bedroom with king size bed with great views over the village, there's plenty of room for a cot and it benefits from having its own tv. Just outside the bedroom is a separate sink and w.c.
At the rear of the house is the private enclosed garden with two paved patio areas and table and chairs, and grassed area. To one side is a perfectly placed bench to enjoy the view and a glass of wine. Undesignated parking is on the village street to the front of Daw Bank.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.
Fire Pack / Logs available to purchase form the Good Life Office.
Note: access through Daw Bank's garden to neighbouring cottages is permitted, however the garden itself is for private use only.
Local Shop - The Village Store in Chapel Stile
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver
Local Pub - Wainwrights Inn
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 26 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 9.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 98 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 4.4 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 10 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 6.9 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 10.3 miles
Waterhead - 5.4 miles
Coniston Gondola - 7.3 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 4.4 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 4.9 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 16 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 17.6 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 22 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 11.2 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 22 miles
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 8.7 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 12.9 miles
Putting green and crazy gold, Ambleside - 5 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 12 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 9.8 miles
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking not available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- 0.1 mile to a pub
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|B||17th February 2017 - 30th March 2017||£584.00|
|C||31st March 2017 - 6th April 2017||£659.00|
|I||7th April 2017 - 20th April 2017||£854.00|
|F||21st April 2017 - 27th April 2017||£755.00|
|D||28th April 2017 - 25th May 2017||£679.00|
|I||26th May 2017 - 1st June 2017||£854.00|
|F||2nd June 2017 - 15th June 2017||£755.00|
|G||16th June 2017 - 20th July 2017||£742.00|
|H||21st July 2017 - 24th August 2017||£839.00|
|E||25th August 2017 - 28th September 2017||£699.00|
|C||29th September 2017 - 12th October 2017||£659.00|
|H||13th October 2017 - 19th October 2017||£839.00|
|I||20th October 2017 - 26th October 2017||£854.00|
|B||27th October 2017 - 21st December 2017||£584.00|
|B||22nd December 2017 - 24th December 2017||£584.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
the property is excellent & we enjoyed our second stay there.Mrs M Lawton - 28th October 2016
We stayed in a fabulous cottage and can't wait to go back. The good life cottage staff were very friendly and helpful. We loved the property it was a home from home.Mrs R Breakwell - 26th August 2016
The property is well maintained A nice comfortable holiday homeMr W Hassey - 22nd July 2016
Our cottage was excellent, as was the service from The Good Life Cottage Company.Mrs M Lawton - 15th April 2016
We have staying in a few goodlife cottages and have always been impressed by the standard, cleanliness of the properties and of the efficiency of the staff. Would always recommend before others.Mr R Johnston - 12th March 2016
A rare property in Chapel Stile with a downstairs loo which helped elderly semi-housebound guest.Mrs R Cahill - 28th August 2015
Good location within easy reach of shop and pubs. Daw Bank offers a bright and spacious cottage for a family holidayMrs K Merrett - 7th August 2015
Beautiful light and airy cottage, perfectly placed for all the local sights. Comfy beds, lovely power shower in bathroom, great wifi. Weather was on our side we had a lovely weeks stay.Mrs E Itta - 22nd May 2015
A lovely quiet, comfortable and well equipped cottage, with great views also. We hope to return in the future.Ms ROSA Clayden - 10th April 2015
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