When you walk out into the grounds of this incredible Lake District cottage from the cosy confines of its rooms, there’s little distinction between your land and the wonderful wilderness beyond. Your own eight acres include a rambling, mature, low maintenance garden that opens out onto hay meadows and gorse-covered hilly expanses complete with a pond. The dramatic landscape continues to unfold as far as the eye can see, as hills give way to fells and fells give way to the rugged mountains that peak between the region’s famous lakes. This £2,500,000, five bedroom home really is the place to get away from it all - to step outside here is to reconnect with an ancient, untouched terrain and you needn’t even leave your garden to do so! Open the glass door of the sun room to wrap up warm in a soft blanket on one of your wicker outdoor sofas. Enjoy a hot chocolate as you take in the refreshing air of the countryside that surrounds you. Although the property is just a short drive to Lake Windermere and the market town of Kendal, sat here it’s as if you have the Lake District’s neverending skies and rolling greenery all to yourself. A dwelling has occupied this space since the late 1600s and the stature of your mature trees says it all - life here is peaceful, slow and allows nature to thrive. The original farmyard cobbles and traditional stone and slate of the annex and stables are charming features of this historical home. So, too, is the lakeland flagstone flooring of the living room and its unique spice cupboard, dated 1717 - a tiny, in-wall safe for keeping these once precious and exotic commodities under lock and key. Some days a stroll around the cottage garden will be enough to give you a fix of this beautiful land. Up high behind the house, facing west, you can even glimpse a distant sea view on a clear day. On other occasions you will pull on your wellies and, armed with an umbrella, throw open your garden gate to explore further afield. As night closes in, you’ll return to the twinkling lights and impressive outdoor Christmas tree of your idyllic house. Stand within the shelter of the holly-clad porch, kick off your muddy footwear and breathe a sigh of relief that, yes, this really is home! For your chance to win this truly enchanting house worth over £2,500,000 and £100,000 cash, all you need to do is enter the Lake District House Draw in support of Dogs Trust. Your entries will raise vital funds for the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to help countless canine companions back on their paws and to find their forever homes.
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