Cottage of the week – Tipsy Drake

We must admit, our hearts sank a little when we saw that Ulverston Beer Festival was on this week. Not because we’re total teetotallers, but because it meant we’d have to select only one of our featured properties to recommend, which is a little bit like asking a parent to choose their favourite child!

We list some lovely properties in the Lakes, from old historic houses and small cosy cottages to spacious barn conversions. But the one thing they all have in common is being surrounded by some of the finest natural topography you’ll find in the United Kingdom. Obviously, this great if you’re looking for a fantastic place to unwind, but not so good if you have to select one to write about. Thankfully, the name of one property was so appropriate that the decision was taken out of our hands!

Tipsy Drake cottage sounds like the perfect place to enjoy the Ulverston Beer Festival and the surrounding area. Located in the hamlet of Lowick Green, the property allows for as much peace and quiet as you’d wish, while being ideally located to explore the southern part of the Lakes. Coniston Water is only 3 miles away while Lake Windermere is a little further. The Cumbrian beaches are nearby for bird watching and gentle strolling, whilst the Lake District Fells surround the cottage if you fancy an energetic walk or just want to admire the stunning views from the peaks.

The Ulverston Beer Festival itself runs from Thursday 1 September until Saturday in the Coronation Hall. There’s a host of local and guest ales and ciders – find more info on the website. Please visit Tipsy Drake’s listing on cottages4you for more info about this lovely property and to make a booking.

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