The Lake District is very popular with walkers and famous for its mountains and fells with the highest and most challenging being Scafell, Scafell Pike, Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Bowfell - ideal for the most enthusiastic of hikers! There are also many more mountains and walks that are far easier and just as enjoyable, for ardent walkers and families.
The area offers plenty of local attractions to suit all ages.
Local attractions within walking distance of the cottage are: Lakeland and Haverthwaite Railway; Lakeland Motor Museum and Lakeland Steam Cruises across Lake Windermere.
Within just a few minute's drive (or uphill walk) you have Bigland Equestrian Centre where you can enjoy horse riding (ideal for both experienced and novice riders and a fantastic stables). The Centre also offers several exciting outdoor sports including fishing, shooting, archery and quad-biking.
Nearby the cottage is Lakeside where you will find Lakeside Aquarium and just eight miles away you have Bowness-on-Windermere which is buzzing with tourists in the town and around the lake. Ambleside is equally as popular with much to offer its many visitors.
Other popular attractions include: South Lakes Animal Park and Zoo; Grizedale Forest including Go-Ape, with its miles of forest trails which can be explored by mountain bike or foot; Munster Castle and Holker Hall.
Within walking distance of Whitestone Cottage is The Whitewater Hotel & Spa with bar and restaurant which is well worth a visit. Close by are the Swan Hotel and The Newby Bridge Hotels where you can enjoy a lovely Sunday lunch. Just a short drive away there are many other pubs and restaurants.