An ambitious, eco-friendly holiday home project has been unveiled in the Lake District.
The Stepping Stones estate, which used to be owned by the son of poet William Wordsworth, is the setting for the new £1m development, which has seen a derelict stable block converted into three self-catering holiday homes.
Owner Kevin McCarten has ensured that the luxury accommodation not only had strong green credentials, but also blends in with the surrounding landscape of the World Heritage Site.
Examples of this include the use of authentic Lakeland green slate to craft the walls and bedroom carpeting woven with Lakeland Herdwick sheep wool.
Overlooking the famous stepping stones and the River Rothay, the three homes – named Waterside, Rivers Edge and Viewpoint – have been financially supported by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, which provided £300k in funds.
McCarten, said: “We believe that Riverside Terrace is one of the most eco-friendly properties in the Lake District. It has been carefully designed to visually blend into the natural environment and it was vitally important to us to use local materials and authentic craftsmanship to bring the project to life.
“We love the Lakes and we wanted to create something which resonates with like-minded people who can sit in awe of a landscape which has inspired writers and artists for centuries.”