The Bothy lies in a secluded location within a 200 acre nature reserve in the Rusland Valley in the Lake District, between Windermere and Coniston Water.
High Hay Bridge is located at the end of its own track, within the Hay Bridge Nature Reserve in the beautiful Rusland Valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston water. We have 9 acres of land, with three resident fallow deer, and one red deer, set in a further 200 acres of reserve. The nature reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife and birdlife. It is truly a place for nature lovers, ramblers and birdwatchers. With this seclusion comes a lack of wi-fi! But most mobile phones get a signal and some 3G or 4G in patches on a good day. You have to want to come here to relax and enjoy the peace. You can walk for miles in all directions, or just sit back and watch what comes to you.
Public transport is also absent – you will definitely need your own transport. The nearest bus is about 4 miles away, the nearest shop about 5 miles away and the nearest train station is in Ulverston about 9 miles away. However, our excellent local pub, The White Hart, is only 2 miles away down the lane at Bouth. Further up the valley is Satterthwaite with another pub which has excellent food and wine; Grizedale forest with all its facilities for walking, cycling and many other activities; and the road eventually brings you to Esthwaite Water, Hawkshead and on to Ambleside without ever going on a main road.
The Bothy at High Hay Bridge is a small, cosy self-contained unit, beside our home, with a bed sitting room, bathroom and kitchenette. There is a fridge with freezer compartment, two ring hob and a microwave/grill, but no oven. You are welcome, on request, to use our washing machine in the utility room next door. Likewise, the barbecue.
We will supply our guests with a welcome pack to get them started.
High Hay Bridge is a unique, beautiful and unspoilt part of South Lakeland.
Toegang voor gasten
Guests will have their own front door to the Bothy. Parking is available directly outside. They are welcome to walk around the grounds, have use of outdoor table and chairs outside the Bothy, and use the barbecue if required. Laundry facilities are available on request in the utility room.
Interactie met gasten
We very much hope to be in to greet our guests. We will make you very welcome, and one of us, at least, will be around most of the time if needed. We will always respect the privacy of our guests.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
Please note that there is no internet available in the Bothy. Most mobile phones will get a signal and there are pockets of 3G and 4G in certain spots on good days.