The Wheelhouse at Staveley Holiday Home

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“kids asked if we could live there forever”

The Wheelhouse at Staveley is a really lovely place to stay in a great location. We’re a family of four (kids aged 8 and 4) and had a brilliant stay over Easter; we couldn’t have been happier with everything about it. The house itself is a really well designed space – great living / dining room, modern kitchen, spacious bedrooms with plenty of storage space and comfy beds, two smart shower rooms and even a sauna (which we ran out of time to try but are eager to return to have a go in!) There was everything we needed for our stay, from basics like loo roll and washing up stuff, to quality wifi, jigsaws/games and even Netflix on the main TV. And everything was spotlessly clean. We didn’t have bikes with us this time around, but the secure bike store and separate drying room at the Wheelhouse would really encourage me to bring them next time. Staveley is a great little village too. The Hawkshead Brewery is very close by and has a great beer hall serving good food and brilliant beer. Village pub The Eagle and Child was very pleasant too (as was the Watermill Inn at neighbouring village Ings). Kids loved the village playground and I liked being able to head out for a run up into the hills above the village straight from the house. The local shop is open good hours and had all we needed for picking up supplies. We headed out around Windermere most days on our stay – just a few minutes down the road – and had a great time exploring at Wray Castle, doing treetop adventures and kayaking at Brock Hole and even dragging the kids out round Tarn Hows and most of the way up Loughrigg, all within very short drives from the house. (One other tip for future visitors – we didn’t go up Orrest Head, from Windermere town, on this trip but it’s a must-do for a first family hill climb. It’s an easy walk and the views on a good day are truly amazing). So we loved it and would highly recommend it. As we left this morning one of the kids asked if we could live there forever; sadly not, but we’d definitely be keen to return 🙂

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