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Your own country house in the Lakes

Routen House from the other side of the Lake   
Routen House from    
the other side of the Lake 

   The view of the lake from the front door
   The view of the
    lake from the front door

Routen House offers gracious self catering holiday accommodation for up to twelve people. Originally a Victorian Country Farmhouse, it stands proudly by Ennerdale Water, one of the most spectacular and secluded lakes in the Lake District, Cumbria. The house itself has four acres of it's own land with pastures stretching down towards the lake. In the garden there is a feeling of peace with panoramic views of the high fells and the lake. The separate paddock has a bubbling stream that commences its journey in the mountains and finally into the lake.

It is little wonder that the Lakes poet, Wordsworth, who lived in nearby Cockermouth (1819-1900), was moved to write:

" I lingered here contented
Nor rose up until the sun had almost touched the horizon
It was a splendid evening
And my soul did once again make trial of the strength restored to it afresh"

The unspoiled, tranquil valley of Ennderdale is an ideal starting point for hundreds of walks - from gentle lakeside strolls to energetic mountain hikes (the views of Ennerdale and Buttermere lakes from the high fells are a stunning reward); rock climbing (a good base from which to approach Pillar); mountain biking in Ennerdale forest and fishing in the lake (permit required); pony trekking and quad-biking (available nearby).

The valley has an abundance of wildlife including badgers, foxes, deer and a variety of birds of prey.

The nearest village, Ennerdale Bridge, has a Post Office and General Store, a church and two public houses (both serving good food and a variety of beers, including real ale).

The market towns of Cockermouth and Whitehaven are only a short distance away and the popular town of Keswick is only half an hour's drive from Routen.

The historic village of St Bees is also close at hand with a long pebble and sand beach and its famous cliffs with thousands of nesting sea birds.


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Sally Fielding Rivendell Bassenthwaite Cumbria CA12 4QP
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