Stavely holiday cottages are perfectly located for exploring the glorious countryside of south Lakeland. This delightful village lies on the banks of the River Kent, four miles north of Kendall. Overlooked by three hills, with a gentle stream winding through its centre, a more idyllic setting for self-catering holidays in the Lake District would be hard to find. As you explore this ancient cloth-producing community, you’ll notice a scattering of beautiful historic landmarks. Look out for Medieval St Margaret’s Tower and St James’ Church, known for its spectacular stained-glass windows. The village has remained largely untouched by tourism, making it the perfect choice if you want to experience life in a traditional Cumbrian village. The charming Main Street in Staveley is home to a traditional grocery, post office and butcher giving the the chance to shop for fresh local produce to enjoy back at your holiday cottage. Stavely Mill Yard is worth a look for its selection of unique independent businesses, including Hawkshead Brewery, an ice-cream parlor and the popular walkers’ café, 'Wilf’s'. There’s also a cosy pub, the Eagle and Child, where good food and ale can be enjoyed in front of a roaring fire.
Just outside the village, in a 13th century watermill, you’ll find Kentmere Pottery, renowned for its handmade ceramics. With some of England’s most incredible scenery on its doorstep, Stavely is an excellent base from which to enjoy the great outdoors. A short distance from the village, the Kentmere Valley offers unrivalled hiking and mountain-biking. The Kentmere Horseshoe is a particularly dramatic walking route, with a number of tough climbs and incredible views. Craggy Wood, Longsleddle Woods and Spring Hag are also nearby. Every two years, visitors flock to the village for Stavely Carnival, when the streets are transformed by entertainers and an array of weird and wonderful costumes.