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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Alexander's Barn is a delightful cosy Lake District holiday cottage sleeping two people. This peaceful holiday cottage is located in the village of Kirkland, just a short drive from the market town of Cockermouth. Alexander's Barn offers some of the most incredible uninterrupted views over the fells towards Ennerdale Water.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance via the front door leads into:
Bedroom:with King-sized double bed, wardrobe, bed side cabinets, chest of drawers, digital TV and French doors leading out onto the private garden.
Bathroom: complete with bath and electric shower over, toilet, wash basin and shaving mirror.
Living & Dining area: The open plan living area comprises the lounge and dining area which has exposed beams and large windows to the front overlooking the amazing vistas over the fields towards Ennerdale Water. The lounge area also has sofa seating, stereo, digital TV and DVD player. Adjacent is the dining table which has seating for four.
Kitchen: Fully fitted kitchen includes all of the self catering equipment you would need including: electric hob, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge (with icebox) and washing machine.
All bed linen, towels and fuel is provided. This holiday home does not accept pets. A Cot and High Chair are available upon request (there is a small charge applied for these).
|Further details outdoors|
Private parking available. Garden with furniture allows for a relaxing end to the day as the sun sets. Four local pubs serving hot food and traditional ales all within ten minutes drive of this holiday home.
All bed linen, towels and fuel is provided. Pets are not allowed in this property.
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.
A Cumbrian Cottage holiday booked through Stay Lakeland assures you of quality and value we have a unique selection of accommodations from simple Holiday home caravans to stunning timber lodges plus a range of cottages in and around this beautiful part of the country.
Lake District National Park
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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6 Nov 2013
"2ND TIME THE CHARM"
We had yet another excellent and comfortable stay at The Barn. The traditional fresh laid eggs were a nice thought to welcome us once again. The Barn has all the essentials and is very cosy and warm. … More
7 Aug 2013
just perfect, simple as that :) location = peaceful, pubs = nearby, shops = short drive away. plenty of information supplied for places to visit and things to do. lovely free range eggs and fresh mi… More
5 Aug 2013
"Stunning views from a beautifully converted barn house"
Really enjoyed our time here. the property has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Anne, the owner, was so helpful and welcoming too.Lovely quiet area away from the throngs of tourists but clo… More
17 Jul 2013
"Nothing had been overlooked"
Lovely views nice area fantastic walks Lovely house everything perfectnothing was overlooked everything you would need for a home from home … More
13 Apr 2013
"So nice we booked again..."
Loved this little Cottage/Barn situated in the village of Kirkland, West Cumbria. It had everything you could possibly need. Anne was there to greet us and show us around this charming little gem. The… More
28 Mar 2013
"Lovely comfortable place with fantastic views"
Quirky little place with fantastic views. Well equipped with free-range eggs on arrival. Helpful owner. Would stay here again.… More
19 Sep 2012
"Wake up to fabulous views from your bed!"
What a fab little barn for 2, it's probably the best place we've stayed in the lakes for views, ease of use,homeliness,functionality,great eggs and friendly owner. We arrived late in the dar… More
11 Sep 2012
"The Best Holiday Cottage Yet!"
Having rented a number of small holiday cottages in different regions of England we have to say that this is the best so far, regardless of price. The position is ideal for exploring the Lake District… More
10 Sep 2012
"Lovely peaceful cottage with beautiful views"
We had a wonderful short stay at Alexander Barn, which is a perfect place to wind down. Very comfortable, and spotlessly clean, with lovely views in to Ennerdale from the picture windows in the upstairs open plan living room. Good walks nearby.
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