Heads Nook Hall Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This Luxury 4 Star Gold Award Self Catering Cottage is the ideal base for visiting this outstanding area of Britain. The Lake District is one hour away, Gretna Green 30 minutes and the Roman Wall 20 minutes to the north. We are located 10 minutes from junction 43 of the M6. Guests staying at the Cottage have complimentary use of the local Leisure Club (4 Miles).
Breakfast isalso available as a option in Heads Nook Hall B&B (*optional/additional charge)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Solway Firth 48 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 84 km, Nearest railway: Carlisle 11.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
-Fully Gas central heating with under floor heating in the lounge
-Luxury modern fitted kitchen with Dishwasher / Induction Hob / Fridge Freezer /Dual Ovens and Microwave
-Bathroom with large Shower, Bidet and Bath
-Bedrooms one with King Size bed, the other with two singles. Both contain flat screen TV’s with integral DVD players.
-Lounge with Double glazed 180 degree windows on to the grounds, the garden has a variety of wildlife including Red Squirrels, Pheasants, and Deer. There is a Home cinema system consisting of 42” Plasma TV with FreeSat and surround Sound and Blue Ray Player.
-An iPod Docking Station provides audio to stereo speakers in any/or all of the Rooms in the Cottage.
-Access to Utility room with Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer.
-Drying Facilities / Storage for Rods available on request/ Fish Freeezer
-Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Cottage
|Further details outdoors|
-There are plenty of woodland walks within the eight acres of grounds owned by the family.
-The Patio area can be accessed from both the Kitchen and Lounge and is ideal for barbeques and al fresco dining.
-The Cottage has its own reserved Parking area for 2 – 3 cars immediately in front of the building.
-Guests staying at the Cottage have complimentary use of the local Leisure Club (4 Miles).
You will need to make a 33% deposit payment at time of booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. If less than 8 weeks before booking then the full amount is due.
The Cumbria/Lake District
There is far more to see in the beautiful North Cumbria area than can be detailed on a single page, but here are a few of the highlights, to help you plan your stay with us. (All distances quoted below are from our Heads Nook Hall Postcode CA8 9AA).
Hadrian’s Wall is now a World Heritage Site, built by the Emperor Hadrian in AD122, spanning coast to coast across the north of England, 84 miles from the Solway Firth in the west to South Shields in the east. The wall is the largest Roman Monument in Europe. Stretches are still intact, and a section can be seen 500 yards to the north of Lanercost (6.6 Miles) at the Banks. The collections from Hadrian's Wall are mostly contained within 9 museums, on or close to the Wall and all are within driving distance.
Major Roman Wall sites within a short drive are:-
Birdoswald (9.3 Miles)
A Visitor Centre brings to life the fascinating history of Birdoswald, and as well as telling the story of the Roman connections, it also describes the border raids in the middle ages, and about the Victorians and twentieth century archaeological discoveries.
At Birdoswald you can see the early turf wall built in AD 122, over the original fort. The turf wall, stone wall, Harrow's Scar Mile castle (a short walk along the wall) and the fort itself are all visible reminders of the Roman occupation.
Roman Vindolanda (18.5 miles)
Notable here is the large collection of writing tablets that provide an unparalleled insight into daily life on the frontier.
The Lake District National Park (19.2 miles to the northern end and 39 miles from Keswick) is England's largest National Park. It includes Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake, and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Lanercost Priory (6.6 miles) was founded in approx 1169 as an Augustinian monastery. It was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536 during the dissolution of the monasteries. Parts of the original foundation survive and are open to the public run by English Heritage. There is an excellent Tea Room adjacent to the Priory serving delectable light lunches, fine wines and afternoon teas, yummy flapjacks, gorgeous home-made cakes and great coffee. All meals are freshly prepared from the finest local produce seven days a week.
Dumfries and Galloway is one of Scotland’s hidden treasures, unspoilt it offers a number of historic castles and gardens, artists’ studios and an unspoilt coastline which is a haven for wildlife. Gretna Green (15 Miles), famous for its runaway weddings over the blacksmith’s anvil is situated just over the border off the M74. There is also a large Gretna Village Retail Outlet Park (15.3 Miles) with major luxury stores such as M&S.
Talkin Tarn Country Park, (6 Miles) Is close to the historic market town of Brampton (6.7miles), nestles in a 165 acre site, containing a glacial tarn surrounded by mature woodland and gentle rolling meadows with the stunning Pennine Hills as a backdrop.
The Tarn has traditionally been used for recreation since at least the middle of the 1800s. It was a popular destination for Victorians from Brampton and Carlisle and accessed by train from the North East. The Tarn has a 1.3 mile circular path that is ideal for a gentle stroll. This path is hard surfaced and accessible to all. There are also three way marked trails of varying lengths; 1.5km, 2.5km and 3.5km starting from the car park and on into woods and fields.
Carlisle (7.3 Miles) is Cumbria's capital city nicknamed the Border City. It has a long history, well portrayed in the Tullie House Museum, and contains Cumbria's only cathedral. It is historically a major railway junction, with routes to Scotland, London, Newcastle, West Cumbria and the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway.
Standing opposite Tullie House in the city it has dominated for nine centuries; Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history. Even before the medieval castle was begun, this site was an important Roman fortress. Today, the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best loved landmarks. With Border Reivers tours, picnic area, a unique gift shop.
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6 Apr 2014
"Amazing Holiday Cottage. Perfect in every way."
Just stayed at Heads Nook Hall Cottage for a couple of nights. One of our first trips away with our young daughter (11 months) and we stayed here to visit family nearby. The cottage is amazing - a rea… More
17 Mar 2014
"A perfect venue"
Decided to book the cottage for my 50th last June after we had stayed in the main house overnight, we loved that room and the way we were treated so we thought let's book the cottage for my big o… More
30 Jun 2013
I have just returned from a two night stay with friends at heads nook hall cottage. The cottage is truly beautiful and finished to a by hide standard. The owner has thought of everything you could po… More
So glad that you all enjoyed your stay and thank you for the positive comments. Best Regards Malcolm
22 Jun 2013
"Lovely place, Lovely people."
Our 7 night stay at Heads Nook Hall Cottage was nothing short of perfect. The cottage was immaculately presented with everything we needed and more. The owners were very friendly and always on hand if… More
Thank you for posting the nice comments, and good to know that every thing was as you wanted it to be. Malcolm
16 Jan 2013
"Beautifully appointed property"
Had a lovely stay, the cottage had everything you could possibly want. The underfloor heating to the living room was very cosy!
Karen - many thanks for the excellent review - glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
23 Oct 2012
"Warm, comfortable and well appointed cottage"
The welcome from the host and the quality and finsh of the accommodation, furniture, and equipment ensured that our stay was relaxing and comfortable. The well equiped kitchen was great and the spacio… More
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