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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Squirrels Drey Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion completed in 2013, split over three levels there is a lovely feeling of space and light, overlooking our own Birdwatching tarn from the back and farmers fields and local hills to the front, The cottage sleeps four people and has been renovated to the highest standards. .On the ground floor Squirrels Drey has a double bedroom with king size bed, from here a patio door leads out to a private yard behind the cottage which is a real sun trap. A twin bedroom with bunk beds and bathroom with over bath shower, WC, baisin and heated towel rail. On the first floor is a open plan, very light and airy seating area with TV (built in DVD player and free view channels) Dining area with solid wood table and 4 leather chairs and galley style kitchen, the kitchen has everything you would expect and more, with a large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, and drawers full of utensils. Above here is a large mezzanine area providing a quiet seating area, from here you can look our of the skylight windows to our beautiful country side, local fells and Skiddaw.
We offer free Wi-Fi connection throughout the whole cottage, laundry room and games room.
The property also has a large under stairs cupboard with ironing facilities, boot racks, hoover etc. This cottage has a shared laundry room with our other cottages which has washing and drying facilities, as well as additional freezer storage and a computer with internet access can also be used here.
Next to Squirrels Drey is our games room, offering a pool table, free juke box and darts board on the first floor and a X Box 360, table football and seating area upstairs.
Opposite the laundry room we have a fully inclosed children's play area with a large climbing frame with swings, slide and climbing wall and a large grassed area with football net.
Squirrels drey is one of four holiday cottages located on a family run 'working' farm with more than 200 acres of land; the farm is a bird watchers paradise with a twelve man bird watching hide and tarn. We have our own shetland ponies and there are usually sheep or cattle in our fields. We also have a Certificated Camping and Caravan Club site.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, 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, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Lake District
The Cumbria/Lake District
Cumbria is home to the Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland is world renowned for the beautiful lakes and mountains (or fells). The Lake District is home to the highest mountain in England: Scafell Pike measuring 978m (3210 ft).
The National Park was founded in 1951 to offer protection to the well known beauty spots and landscape that has provided inspiration to generations of artists' writers and musicians.
From a stroll around Buttermere to a climb to the highest peak a holiday in the English lakes provides exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind.
Market towns such as Keswick and Cockermouth give the opportunity to sample the delights of Cumbrian fare many establishments now source their ingredients from local producers.
Whilst areas like Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside are extremely popular other less commercial locations like the Solway Coast and Allonby give you space and quiet with the vast open shingle beaches the majestic beauty of the Solway.
Set at the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, Cockermouth is a quaint market town, which although dates back to medieval era the main period of growth was during the Georgian period of the early eighteenth century.
The town is eight miles north-west of Keswick hosts a number galleries, river walks and places of historical interest. Cockermouth is the birth place of poet William Wordsworth.
This gem of a town with ample galleries, river walks and historic Cockermouth Castle. Lots of pubs, specialist shopping and restaurants. Close to Bassenthwaite Lake there are so many other things to do and see in Cockermouth, making it the perfect family location. Cockermouth also does not suffer overcrowding of some of the more central Lake District towns.
An interesting way to explore the town is the Cockermouth Trail. The trail takes you around a fascinating walk through the town's history, exploring nineteen of the famous landmarks and some lesser known landmarks of the town. Maps can be obtained from the Tourist Information Center.
The River Derwent flows behind the Main Street and Wordsworth House. There are pleasant footpaths and seats along the banks of the make for a delightful walk along the river. There is also a large car park next to the river with access into the Memorial Gardens and over the bridge into the Main Street. The river can be flowed into the brewery and then into Market Place.
In addition to the galleries and places of historical interest the town has a range of traditional stores and some more popular national stores. The town also has a large number of bars and restaurants, many of which are located on the newly re-developed Market Place and Main Street.
As the main period of growth for Cockermouth was during the Georgian period much of the road layout and buildings were developed during this time; with a great number of buildings retaining their original features, each year to celebrate the Gorgian influence, the town holds a Georgian Fair.
Cockermouth has a number of popular visitor attractions such as: Wordsworth House, The Sheep and Wool Centre, the Castlegate House Gallery, the Kirkgate Centre and Jennings Brewery; which produces 'real ale' and has been located in the town centre since 1828. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the brewing facilities and discover more information about this 175 year old process and even sample and take home the finished product from their on-site shop.
All of this makes Cockermouth the ideal place for both a quite and relaxing break and a hectic sight-seeing holiday.
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26 May 2015
Brilliant cottage. Clean, warm, high levels of comfort and everything we could need for a break. Teenagers (12 and 14) especially liked the 2nd floor mezzanine where they could be on their own, with free use of wifi or spend some time in the games room. Would have made good use of the bbq if staying for longer than the 3 nights. Gorgeous weather on the Saturday certainly added to the holiday. Owners easily accessible and ensured we were well looked after, leaving a small gift in the cottage for when we arrived. Enjoyed the peaceful location and Keswick not too far in the car. Would have loved to have purchased some of the farm produce but left ourselves very little room in the car for the return journey so unable to get anything.
5 May 2015
"Perfect for our young family to get away from it all"
Lovely cottage, very clean and fresh with great facilities. It had been thoughtfully prepared with everything we needed for our toddler including toys, books, high chair, cot and stair gates. It's on the grounds of a working farm with chickens, friendly goats, ponies and dogs, so great for children. The outdoor ride on toys and climbing frame are also a nice touch and would be good fun in nicer weather and the games room next door would be perfect for families with older children/ young teens. The cottage really is in the middle of nowhere so a car is pretty much essential - follow the owners directions as sat nav takes you to the wrong location. As phone signal is almost non-existent too we had fun trying to direct our online shopping to the right place and had to drive off site to make phone calls :) The location is truly beautiful though with fantastic views over a lake and on to fabulous mountains and hills beyond. If you're a keen twitcher take binoculars as there is lots of birdlife and a hide on site too. We had a great stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.