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Detox and Unwind in the Lake District

23 May 2019

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With some of England’s highest mountains, deepest lakes and miles of rolling unspoilt countryside, the Lake District National Park is the ideal venue for a relaxing getaway and to take the opportunity for either a ‘digital detox’ or an active break from day-to-day life. Whether you are looking to indulge in some of your favourite outdoor hobbies such as bird watching to hiking, or simply to unwind in comfort while taking in some truly inspiring views, the Lake District is just the place to enjoy a holiday that is good for both body and soul – whatever your niche. 

Knipefold Barn

Knipfold Barn

Nestled in charming hamlet between Coniston and Hawkshead, Knipefold Barn is a wonderful base for walking holidays within the Lake District. The property itself is a remarkable barn conversion that retains its original oak beams, plush furnishings and unique oak doors. The house boasts underfloor heating and welcomes five guests, making it an ideal family retreat with hundreds of local walks right on the doorstep. Knipefold Barn also welcomes up to two dogs, meaning that the whole family can explore The Lakes with its wonderous unspoilt wilderness. You can also enjoy spectacular views from the living space on the property’s first floor, so whether you are resting up after a summer’s walk or settling in for a cosy autumn evening, Knipefold will enable you to get the very most out of this stunning region.

Cleabarrow Cottage


Windermere’s Cleabarrow Cottage features a sweeping drive framed with expertly manicured gardens, which inspire a genuine feel of luxury from the moment you arrive at this impressive holiday home. The property benefits from a well-presented ground floor, complete with plush sofas that are perfectly placed for enjoying stunning sunsets across the fells, woodlands and meadows. The cottage sleeps up to six guests across six bedrooms and boasts six bathrooms, so that every visitor to Cleabarrow Cottage can be sure of the ultimate in both luxury and privacy.

Discover your niche

Niche Retreats is part of the Original Cottages family and Unique properties exclusively selected to offer something even more special – those touches of luxury, those tiny details for the most memorable stays. Our exciting portfolio of holiday homes stretches across England and Wales and includes a fantastic collection of unique Lake District accommodations that each provide something that extra special for a truly unforgettable holiday with family, friends or that special someone.

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