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.Home deliveries are possible from the Sainsburys in Cockermouth or Iceland, Asda or Tesco branches in Workington.
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)
If you would like to see more pictures of the cottage and surrounding area some guests from Canada who stayed in June 2014 have very kindly provided a link to some super shots - the link is http://goo,gl/w1050Y
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)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 100 km, Nearest railway: Aspatria 4 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|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|
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.