Booked The Wheelhouse for myself and 2 friends, all in our early 50s. All our individual and collective needs were ideally met with 3 separate bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and a kitchen with all mod cons in terms of appliances and utensils. Blessed with great weather we were able to make the most of the daytime with easily accessible walks either straight from the doorstep (a walk along the Dales Way to Bowness) or a few minutes in the car (the 22km Kentmere Horseshoe was a highlight). In the evening The Eagle and Child pub and Hawkshead Brewery (only a few minutes minutes walk from The Wheelhouse) provided good food and beer to help unwind and relax the mind and legs. We plan on coming back and trying out some cycling and will make use of the Wheelbase bike hire facilities in the Mill Yard. I'll also be back with my wife and 2 daughters as The Wheelhouse will also be a perfect base for a family-based activity weekend.
Lovely superbly equipped house in the village of Stavely with its excellent location for walking and cycling. Great pub and beer hall serving meals and snacks, and a shop and bakery within walking distance
We spent Christmas as an extended family at the wheelhouse and had a wonderful stay Everything is to a very high standard the bedrooms warm and cosy and the kitchen really well equipped The outside storage is a great addition
Recommended without reserve for a holiday in all seasons
This is a great holiday base. Staveley is convenient for Kendal and Windermere, has a station for local (very local) trips, a great brewery, a brilliant coffee roastery, a bakers, a pub (only one now), cafes, chippy, pharmacy, post office and shop.
The cottage is original, innovative, ingenious and exceptionally well fitted out. Spotless, comfortable, wifi excellent, plenty of parking, loads of storage.
Everything seems to have been thought through to give you a great stay.
The house surpassed my expectations!! This is the first time we have taken a house and unfortunately for any of our other family excursions, any other accommodation has a lot to live up to!!
A credit to Sarah and her family, the house is stocked with every item you could need. Extremely generous amount of towels, cooking utensils, kids dining cutlery and even a selection of herbs and tomato sauce! It the first place I have felt truly at home even walking around in my bare feet – the house was spotless. It really blew my mind how lovely it was and we couldn’t believe it when we pulled up as there was picnic bench outside to dine if the weather was good.
The location of the house is perfect – very quiet and within walking distance of the Pharmacy, chip shop and the pub at the end of the town (which also was excellent – food and staff wise).
We would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone to stay in. It’s located in a great little village and has the advantage of being a great base for the Lake District.
If you’re looking for a house to stay and enjoy the lake district then this is the one for you. You would be mad not to stay!!!
All the comforts of home in the friendly village of Staveley. Lots of thought have gone into this property to make it really special for your vacation. The Wheelhouse is equidistant between Kendal and Windermere and is a great base for exploring the lake District.No where is to far away. We loved it so much we hope to return soon.If you get a chance visit the fledgling business call,'Cumbrian Cow Ice Cream at Ulverston for a superb range of ice cream.