The tiny settlement of Ormathwaite is situated close to the town of Keswick, which is towards the north of The Lake District National Park, in Cumbria. This is reputed to be the most beautiful part of the whole of England and if you choose to take your holidays in Ormathwaite, and the surrounding area, you really will be ideally placed in order to make the most of the entire district. It is most likely that your self catering cottage in Ormathwaite will offer some truly spectacular views of the lakes and hills; one thing is guaranteed, however, and that’s the fact that any property you opt for will be equipped to the highest possible standard.
This part of the world is well known for outdoors activities and if you do choose to spend your holidays in Ormathwaite, you will never have any excuse to be bored. Your self catering cottage should be situated very close to Derwent Water, which is one of the great lakes. Here you will be able to enjoy water sports such as sailing and fishing is entirely possible in the area too. The highest mountain in England - Scafell Pike - is just to the south-west of the village and this is an ideal place to enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, abseiling and nature spotting.
As your holidays in Ormathwaite will be spent so close to the town of Keswick, you will probably want to spend a day looking around this historical area. There are some particularly quaint and unique shops to browse around in the town, as well as some museums for avid historians. If shopping really is your thing, you should travel north-east to the largest city in Cumbria - Carlisle - and here you will find a larger Central Business District with all of the usual retail names. The most popular part of the Lake District is south of Ormathwaite, around Lake Windermere. The towns and villages of Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness are particularly worth a visit and it is even possible to travel between them by way of regular ferry services.
Let’s be honest here, people don’t take their holidays in Ormathwaite for the weather! Instead, people come here due to the sheer beauty that can be found in the area. The weather can be very unpredictable, although you can pretty much guarantee heavy rain at any time of the year, so do pack appropriate waterproof clothing. The average temperatures are pretty academic in Cumbria, but during July they will reach a peak at 19 degrees Celsius and fall back to around 7 degrees in January.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Ormathwaite will be Manchester (MAN). This is a relatively short drive down the M6 motorway. The town is connected well by the A66 and this leads to junction 40 of the M6. The nearest train station is located in Penrith, which is only around 20 miles to the east of the village.