Lakelovers Lake District Cottage Review – Brunton Lodge Part 2
This is the second part of my review of our Lakelovers Lake District holiday staying at the luxury cottage Brunton Lodge. The first part was all about the inside of the house. In this second part I will cover the garden and the surrounding area. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, you can read it here.
The garden of this cottage is wonderful. It is so big! There’s a huge well kept lawn to play and run around on, a large stone terrace with nice wooden patio furniture and a decorative bark edge. The garden feels very safe and private with fences and a really thick and tall hedge (also very well kept). Our daughter loved all the space to run around on.
In the area outside the garden, there are lots of really tall and beautiful trees which make an amazing skyline and view from the garden and the house. They also add to the privacy of the property.
The garden and the patio go around two sides of the cottage and it’s so nice being able to look out over it from most windows of the house. We were really lucky with the weather for the first two days so it was lovely having such a pretty and large garden to use during those sunny days.
On to the surroundings of the cottage. The house is in a really pretty and calm neighbourhood where the houses are very nice and everything is well looked after.
Above is the road that Brunton Lodge is on. A short walk down this road takes you to Bowness village and Lake Windermere. There are lots of boat trips available if you wish to see more of the area and the beautiful scenery.
In Bowness village, there are lots of cute little shops and restaurants. There are ice cream parlours, a great fish and chip shop, sweet shops, pie and pasty shops and even a toy store very well stocked with Peppa Pig items.
The small streets and the old buildings are so cute! There are plenty of places to eat — pubs and restaurants — and lots of shops. There are a couple of small supermarkets (Tesco Express and Co-operative) if you need to do some food shopping. There’s a large Asda about 20 minutes away, too.
Other things to do include visiting the World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Lakes Aquarium. There’s a really cute Beatrix Potter shop too, right there in Bowness, which is almost like a little museum and definitely enough for smaller children. The whole village is really cute and we loved walking around and discovering the streets and shops.
I highly recommend visiting the Lake District and staying with Lakelovers. They have lots of different properties available in this beautiful area of the country and their standards are really high — great luxury cottages.
We were invited to stay at Brunton Lodge to review it. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.