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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Located in a secluded spot in the Bassenthwaite meadowlands below Skiddaw and just seven miles from Keswick, Mireside Farmhouse is a unique combination of rural tradition and modern comforts. The solid stone house is a 17th century listed building which rigorous National Park Authority standards maintain fully in character, to the extent of preserving some charming peculiarities. The interior has been tastefully furnished in a modern style. It is carpeted throughout, with the exception of a beautiful sandstone floor in the kitchen and a rugged slate floor in the boot room. Externally there is a traditional farmyard and a large garden with a small stream running through it.
Living Area - The kitchen/diner and lounge are one large area. The lounge has comfortable sofa's for eight, a woodburner and flat screen TV with DVD player. There is an additional, separate, lounge with sofa's and another flat screen TV. In the dining area, a large pine farmhouse table seats 8 comfortably. The kitchen is equipped with a large fridge with separate freezer compartment, a dishwasher, a fan assisted oven, a microwave and a full sized hob plus all the usual utensils and a plentiful supply of crockery & cutlery.
Bedrooms - Three twin and one double all upstairs. All rooms are bright and well lit. There is space for a cot in the double and one of the twin rooms.
Bathrooms - A spacious shower room with w.c. downstairs and a bathroom with shower and w.c upstairs. Boot Room - Perfect for boots and drying clothes. The room is equipped with a Belfast sink, a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Heating - Oil fired central heating with radiators to all rooms. There is a wood burner in the lounge giving warmth and adding to the atmosphere.
Telephone - The telephone will accept incoming calls and local calls can be made free. The number is 017687 76717.
Outside - The yard and buildings all belong to the house. There is lighting in the adjoining barn and the large barn at the rear where cars and boats can be stored. The large garden is cut regularly and benches and tables and a barbecue are provided. A small stream runs at the bottom of the garden and the view to Skiddaw is beautiful.
Pets - We welcome one pet on the understanding that it does not enter the bedrooms and that the gardens are left clean for children to play.
Shops - Mireside is roughly equidistant from Keswick and Cockermouth. The latter is a pleasant market town with a good range of shops and several small supermarkets including Sainsburys. It also has less traffic congestion in the busy season. 'Booths' is Keswicks largest supermarket and is very good. Fresh bread, newspapers and other basics are sold at the local village shop. The opening hours vary according to the season and the shop closes from the end of October to March.
Pubs and Food - The very popular "Sun" in Bassenthwaite which is open all day and serves good food and Jennnings beer is about 1.5 miles and a 20-25 minute walk from the house. Cockermouth has a good selection of restaurants and pubs and there are numerous places to eat in the surrounding villages.
Walks - 'The Cumbrian' magazine contains many good walks and we have compiled a booklet containing most of them from the last couple of years. Locally there is a visitor centre with a variety of short walks at Whinlatter. Dodd Wood, opposite Mirehouse on the way to Keswick, has routes in the woods. Mirehouse also has a play area for children and has previously won the national title as 'the best property to visit for families' in a poll of visitors to country houses. From Mireside you can walk to Bassenthwaite Lake.
Buses - The Bus Stop is at the Crossroads about half a mile away. The X4 runs every two hours to both Keswick and Cockermouth. The 554 operates three times daily between Carlisle and Keswick and the 73A operates on Saturdays from Bassenthwaite to Keswick. Timetables are in the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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28 Dec 2013
"Beautiful old house and wonderful spot"
Have just got back from Christmas at Mireside which we spent with friends. The house accommodates 8 comfortably and is warm, well equipped and roomy. Nice comfy beds too. The house has lots of charact… More
16 Sep 2013
"A lovely cottage in a wonderful, peaceful location"
My girlfriend and I have just returned from a week at Mireside and we absolutely loved it. The cottage was very spacious and comfortable (I even managed not to smack my head on the low beams) and the… More
31 Aug 2013
"Very Comfortable, quiet and restful"
We were very pleased with our stay here. Lovely views to the North, Ullock Pike within view out of one of the bedroom windows. Although on the edge of things Lakeland, it's plenty near enough to … More
21 Aug 2013
"Very comfortable accommodation in good location"
The booking process was straightforward - linen and utilities included. The directions were clear. The farmhouse is located about 15 minutes walk from the lake, and away from the main road, so pretty quiet. The garden is large with some limited seating and a rope swing, surrounded by beautiful views. The farmhouse has a large kitchen and large kitchen table and was well equipped with implements. Washer and dryer in good condition were present. Wifi worked well. Adequate mobile phone coverage outside the farmhouse. TV in the main lounge and separate TV lounge with some digital channels which the children appreciated. About 15 minutes to drive to Keswick. Well situated for walks in the northern lakes. Sale Fell is a good local one, just NW of the lake. Local amenities are very limited - the shop at the caravan site down the road had even run out of bread! - so we did all our shopping at Booths in Keswick (Cockermouth would have been an alternative, but most of our outings were in the Keswick direction.)
14 May 2013
"Unique and beautiful part of the world."
The 17th-century stone farmhouse has been carefully refurbished, so as not to lose its historical heritage while becoming an extremely comfortable and roomy place to stay.It is situated in a quiet lan… More
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