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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 8km

Cosy and romantic one bedroomed cottage in beautiful countryside with lovely views across the Solway Firth to Scotland. Great walking and cycling country and close to stunning beaches. Character cottage newly renovated in 2013 with private garden and patio. Use of owners red sports car by arrangement(1st May - 31st October). Welcome pack of home made and local produce included.. One well behaved dog welcome. Close to village pubs (approx 1 mile away) . Fishing nearby and Arkleby leisure pool with sauna and hot tub 1 minute away. Approx 6 miles from Cockermouth.

This cottage wlll appeal to those wanting a peaceful holiday in the country.This is an area which is relatively undiscovered so you are unlikely to encounter the high numbers of tourists found in some of the Lake District honeypots. A car is essential (we have two buses a week!) but within easy driving distance is the wonderful scenery of the north lakes (our nearest lake is Bassenthwaite) and within approx 20 minutes drive you have Ullswater,Crummock Water and Buttermere. The towns of Cockermouth and Keswick and the City of Carlisle are all within easy driving distance. We are about 10 minutes drive to the beautiful but deserted Solway coast.

The cottage has a lounge/diner (15'6" X 11'6") ,well equipped kitchen (7'6" X 8' )and fully tiled shower room with enclosed power shower,WC and hand basin (9' X 3'9") on the ground floor and generous sized bedroom (15'6" X 12'6") with beamed ceiling and exposed stone wall upstairs.As this is a traditional rural cottage we have furnished it in a traditional way. Because the stairs are quite steep the cottage is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or children There is a lawned private garden to the front with lovely views and a secluded dog proof rear patio area also with good views - an ideal area for a bar b q (bar b q provided)

We are happy to consider lets for 2 nights upwards and are very flexible regarding changeover days. The cottage adjoins our house and you can be assured of a warm welcome on arrival and total privacy and seclusion during your stay.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Allonby 8 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 100 km, Nearest railway: Aspatria 4 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District is renowned for it's dramatic scenery and opportunities for walking and other country pursuits.We are on the fringe of the Lake District National Park and an easy drive to some of the most scenic areas in the country. A day out in the Lake District is never dull with its abundance of bird and wildlife,quaint country pubs and tea rooms and interesting towns and villages. Whether you are coming for a short break or a longer holiday there are plenty of things to do and see. If walking on a dramatic deserted beach watching a glorious sunset is your thing then look no further than the Solway Coast with its views across to Scotland. If driving through beautiful country lanes in an open topped sports car does it for you this can be arranged! Not too far afield from us is the City of Carlisle,Hadrians Wall and the renowned countryside of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway - all eminently doable as a day out.


Our nearest main town is Cockermouth about six miles away. Here in this very attractive town (the birthplace of William Wordsworth) you will find a wide variety of independent shops,pubs and restaurants together with three supermarkets. Jennings Brewery is in Cockermouth and a trip around the brewery is a must as is a visit to the Wordsworth Museum. Our nearest villages are Gilcrux (where there is a pub(serving food),bistro,church, post office and village hall) and Parsonby (where there is a pub (serving food) and church.) Both villages are within easy walking distance. Trout fishing is available at Gilcrux Trout Fisheries. At the bottom of our lane (about 1 min in the car) is Arkleby Leisure Pool - a fantastic heated large indoor pool and also a sauna and hot tub. This facility can be booked in advance by the hour so you can have the place to yourselves! Our area is very popular with cyclists and we can offer secure cycle storage.

Our nearest shops are in Aspatria which is about 2 1/2 miles away. Here you will find several pubs,a Spar and Co-Op ,a shop that sells everything!,chippie and Chinese and Mediteranean takeaways,filling station,library cash point, doctors and several churches. In Aspatria be sure to pay a visit to the shop at the Lake District Cheese Company creamery for extra mature cheddar to die for at a bargain price. There is a nine hole golf course in Aspatria and there are also golf courses in Cockermouth,Maryport and Silloth.

Wardhall is a sleepy little hamlet of about 30 souls all of whom are very friendly. Our lane is very quiet with probably as many tractors as cars. Here at Wardhall you can enjoy the peace of the countryside with the convenience of being close to every facility.

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Review 1-5 of 5

31 Oct 2013


"stable cottage"

Excellent cottage to stay at nice and cosy would reccomend it to anybody. Would go back for a longer stay whenever we could.Easy to find with a sat nav great central place to visit other places and g… More

Hi Clare & Stevie

Really enjoyed having you to stay at Stable Cottage and look forward to seeing you again. Glad that you had such an enjoyable stay.

2 Oct 2013



We enjoyed our short stay. It's a very quiet location (good for us city dwellers) with access to the sea and the Lakes. We ate in Cockermouth and at the Bar n Bistro, both good.

The cottage was very well equipped and cosy, we appreciated the welcome items.

Thanks for your favourable comments and glad that you enjoyed the peacefulness of Stable Cottage as an escape from the stresses of Manchester. Hope to see you both again sometime.

20 Sep 2013


"Perfect cottage for our short break."

What a treasure of a find - booked last minute for 3 nights and weren't disappointed. Lovely hamper of goodies to greet us on arrival, wonderful helpful hosts and charming little cottage. The be… More

Hi Patrick & Pip
Thanks for your kind comments and really glad you had such a relaxing time at Stable Cottage. We enjoyed having you here and look forward to seeing you again sometime.

11 Sep 2013


"Superb! Beautiful and relaxing."

Stable cottage is a lovely tranquil relaxing retreat after experiencing the beautiful views and quaint villages of the Lake District. Steve and Elaine were the perfect hosts, ensuring that everything … More

Thanks Edward & Victoria for your kind review.Chuffed that you had such a good stay at Stable Cottage and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday at Eyemouth. Hope to see you again soon.

15 Aug 2013


"Home Away from Home"

We were greeted by Elaine and Steve on arrival to the Lake District, who opened the house and gave us a little tour of the beautiful cottage we had booked to stay in for a week in August. Being the first guests everything was absolutely sparkling new, but the traditional elements of a holiday cottage were still very much part of the ambience that has been created. Whilst this cottage is suitable for a couple, there is more than enough room and the layout is great. The living room has a two person sofa and chair, table with two chairs and a TV with freeview. The fire in the lviing room was also fabulous, and with the weather on a slight turn from the summer for two days we were glad to use this.
We are keen cyclists and walkers and were out of the house every day, but stayed in every evening- this is testament to the cottage as there are many lovely pubs and a bistro in close distance. We were exhausted most evenings and made use of the garden and kitchen- there is also a great BBQ and coal is provided, which is a lovely touch.
A large Sainsbury is in Cockermouth for any top ups, but there is also a Co-op in Aspatria 2 miles down the road if you run out of anything.
There was a welcome hamper provided when we arrived which contained fresh bread, sonces, homemade marmalade, cheese, butter and even a bottle of wine- incredibly welcoming after a long jounrey and this really sets this lovely house apart from a hotel or B and B.
I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a totally relaxing and romantic break, it was everything we were looking for in a week away in the UK.

Really pleased that you had such a good time.Thankyou for your kind comments and we hope to see you again sometime at Stable Cottage

Review 1-5 of 5

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