Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Woolshed is tucked away in the magnificent Eden Valley, and surrounded by 55 acres of beautiful organic farmland which are yours to enjoy. It is ideally placed for walking and cycling in the Eden Valley and the nearby Lake District as well as exploring Hadrian's Wall. Wildlife abounds and wild flowers blossom in June in the traditional hay meadow.
This sensitively restored holiday let is set well across the cobbled yard of the owner's 17th century farmhouse and has its own private garden with garden furniture and BBQ. It has been sensitively restored to provide very spacious and comfortable accommodation for four people and has two cosy woodburners in the two living rooms, fuelled by our own coppiced alders. The views across the Pennines and Lakeland Hills from either side of the Woolshed are spectacular.
A wonderful place for a tranquil rural escape with lots of space inside and out, and magnificent grass tennis court. Why not enjoy a glass of freshly prepared Pimm's in between sets? Guests can self cater or choose from our menu of meals to be left in the oven, or come into the farmhouse for something more elaborate. Food is home cooked and sourced locally where possible with seasonal choices. Wine list. Short breaks welcome and bed and breakfast can be arranged. Wonderful place for a holiday or a break en route to Scotland. Suitable for couples or families. No other holiday accommodation on site.
As recommended by Alastair Sawday - Special Places to Stay
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Kirkoswald & Lazonby, Penrith, Carlisle 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
The Cumbria/Lake District
The North of England is bordered by Scotland to the North (Edinburgh 1 hour 15 minutes by train from Carlisle), Northumberland Coast to the East with its wonderful sandy beaches, moorland and castles and by the Irish Sea to the west. It is a spectacular part of England encompassing wild landscapes, The Lake District and the Pennine Region, rich in wildlife and heritage with small market towns, historic houses, good pubs, fast flowing streams and mellow valleys.
Croglin is situated between the Pennine Hills and the Lake District in the Eden Valley. The Eden Valley is a destination in itself and is one of England's least populated and most unspoilt landscapes. It has wonderful opportunities for walking on quiet and beautiful footpaths, cycling quiet lanes, visiting historic houses, stargazing. It is in easy reach of Hadrian's Wall, a great attraction for families, The spectacular Lake District with all it has to offer and the wild walking of the pennines. There is plenty to do from here:
Saunter round the farm, fish or picnic on the Croglin Water. Look out for red squirrels, barn owls, deer and curlew or venture into the rolling countryside of the Eden Valley. Great footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways. A local guide can be provided. www.visiteden.co.uk
Take a trip to the nearby Lake District and have a day out walking or visit Keswick and see a production at The Theatre by The Lake or visit their literary festival, Words by the Water. Lots of maps and information available. www.theatrebythelake.com
Climb Cross Fell, the highest peak of the Pennines, or any of the other Pennine pathways and return to a meal waiting for you in the oven. Delicious food left for you in the Woolshed for a cosy evening, or come into the farmhouse for something more elaborate.
Hadrian's Wall is a 30 minute drive with its milecastles and forts. Vindolanda is well worth visiting, along with the excellent walks along the wall. http://www.vindalanda.com Come back via picturesque Alston, the highest market town in the country on the panoramic A686 over Hartside passing through the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Relax in the garden at Caber Farm and play tennis on the superb grass court or visit some of the fine local houses and gardens at Acorn Bank, Hutton in the Forest, Dalemain and Lowther Castle, all within 30 minutes. (Information available at The Woolshed)
Enjoy quiet, long summer evenings. BBQ in private garden or anywhere on the farm and on a clear night enjoy star gazing and it has been known to see the Northern Lights.Take a ride on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway.Trout and salmon fishing on the River Eden can be arrangedTake the steamer or hire a boat on Ullswater and combine it with a walk and a meal in one of the many good restaurants and pubs www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk
Here are some useful websites for further activities in the area:
Rheged Discovery Centre
Exhibitions, events, films on Imax screen, cafes and shopping. 2 miles from Penrith. Great for families
For bicycle rental, delivery and guiding if required
For information on arts events in the area including remote touring cinema and open studios
Art gallery, restaurant and puppet theatre. Information on other events is available in The Woolshed and we are always happy to give local information if requested.