Ford Cottage, Rusland
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Peace and tranquility in a sleepy, wonderfully unspoilt corner of the Lakes
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Welcome to Your Home from Home!
Nearly 300 years old, Ford Cottage has previously been a pub, post office and the cottage for the chauffer of nearby Rusland Hall. It is a regularly used and much loved second family home, sitting in the idylic Rusland Valley, between the more famous Windermere and Conniston valleys.
 
At the very heart of Swallows & Amazons country. - the author is buried in Rusland Church Yard - this is the perfect location to explore all the popular places in the South Lakes, but also the hidden gems of the Furness Peninsula and the foodie heavon that is Cartmel, as well as the action packed centre of Grisedale Forest. This is an idylic, bucolic backwater, hidden within a stones throw of it's more famous cousins and offering a taste of this glorious corner of England, which is truly far from the madding crowd and yet a stones throw from all the action
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"Your house, took our breath away! What a truly lovely home.. We felt at home straight away."
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Accomodation
 
We have 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin) sleeping 6, a bathroom with seperate shower room, downstairs toilet, lounge, snug (with additional sofa bed) and fully equipped kitchen.
 
The garden extends to the back and the side and gives views over the Coniston fells and the fells over towards Windermere and is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun set before you, after a long day of adventure and fun. 
 
The cottage is centrally heated, but also has a wood burning stove in the lounge/dining room, to ensure a cozy end to the day, whatever the weather. We have Wifi, Freesat TV, DVD player (with a large stock of DVD's to choose from) and a Chromecast streaming device for streaming content from your tablet or phone. 
 
There are maps and guide books for all needs and plenty of games to play to keep everyone occupied.
 
Surrounding Area/Things to do
 
The surrounding area boasts some excellent pubs, cafes and restaraunts, from the famous multi-Michelin starred L'Enclume, to notable gastro pubs such as the Masons Arms, (Cartmel Fell) and the Drunken Duck (Near Hawkeshead) and a wide array of good pub guide recommended boozers and many glorious cafes and tea rooms. You can orientate most walks or rides around these culinary 'way points' and be assured of maintianing your sugar levels throughout!
 
There are four National Trust sites within 15 minutes of the cottage, an English Heritage sites at Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Furness Abbey, Ruskins home on the shores of Coniston, together with the museum named in his honor in Coniston village, the impressive Holker and Levens Halsl and the many delights of Hawkeshead and Wordsworths school and nearby Hill Top, home to Beatrix Potter.
 
Alongside all these attractions there are simply hundreds of becks, fords, lake shores and islands that will entertain kids and adults alike for hours. 
 
Booking & Availability
 
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