Emerald Bank Cottage
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Emerald Bank Cottage is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, one of the most scenic in the Lake District with an abundance of local wildlife including osprey and red squirrels. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need on a walking or family holiday in the Lakes, including new bathrooms and modern appliances, a drying area/boot room and even a games room with table football and air hockey. The cottage consistently gets fantastic feedback from visitors who say "We will definitely be back".
It is situated in Uldale, a small Lakeland village between Bassenthwaite Lake and Caldbeck, very rural and excellent for walking and cycling away from the crowds. The village has a tennis court and adventure playground. Mae's Tea Room and Gallery is 200 yards from the cottage, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack. The traditional "Snooty Fox" gourmet and real ale public house is only 2 minutes stroll away and the surrounding countryside of the Back o' Skiddaw and the Caldbeck Fells offer a fell lover's paradise.
In the village there is an adventure playground with a tennis court for anyone to use, as well as a tea room/art gallery next door but one and, 2 minutes' walk away, the Snooty Fox pub and restaurant where excellent food and real ales are on offer.
Lounge with period iron fireplace, stereo with iPod/iPhone dock, TV, DVD player
Dining room with large table - great for family dinners and family games! Dresser with board games
Fully fitted kitchen with new appliances
Utility room with boot rack, cagoule drying area, dog basket, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and downstairs WC.
Master bedroom with king size bed, fitted wardrobe and en-suite shower room.
Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobe and travel cot.
Bunk bedroom with fitted wardrobe
Yacht steps to: Games room/4th bedroom with double futon bed/sofa, table football, air hockey, armchairs, fitted cupboards, bookshelves with a selection of books.
All fuel and coal for the fire provided.
Further details outdoors:
Gated paved rear garden with floral/shrub borders, table and chairs, a haven for birds and we have bird-feeders that we encourage you to fill. Parking for 2 cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 230 km, Nearest railway: Wigton 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds
Bedroom 3: With bunk beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/dab radio with ipod dock and open fire.
Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Separate Dining area leading to a...
Sun Room: With a door to the garden.
Utility Room: With washing machine, tumble drier, freezer and WC.
All fuel, bed linen, towels and welcome pack included. Cot available. Wireless broadband and free local phone calls available. Payphone for long distance calls
|Further details outdoors|
Emerald Bank Cottage is in a lovely, quiet but beautiful part of the Lake District, with wonderful walks straight from the door. We provide plenty of walking books and Ordinance Survey Pathfinder maps of all of the Lake District, including a special map with the cottage in the centre, for local walks.
View the house on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkQGZ6D61Gw
The Cumbria/Lake District
The northern Lake District around Uldale is beautiful and quiet, away from the crowds.
Bassenthwaite Lake is just a 5 minute drive away from the cottage where there is a sailing club that welcomes holidaymakers. The fells around the Lake have spectacular walks and an Osprey family lives in Dodd Wood, next to the Lake on the east side where you'll also find way-marked walks. On the west side of the Lake is Whinlatter Forest Park complete with way-marked walks and cycles, visitor centre and Go Ape facility.
Within easy reach are the outstanding northern lakes of Loweswater, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Ennerdale, all with breathtaking scenery and plenty of trails "where the crowds don't go". Rare wildlife, including red squirrels, is abundant here.
Uldale is the village where John Peel lived, made famous by the folk song "D'you ken John Peel?"
The cottage is situated about 15 minutes' drive from both Keswick and Cockermouth. Both of these Lakeland towns have excellent facilities for leisure, shopping and days out (e.g. Cars of the Stars or Wordsworth House).
At Keswick you'll find the Theatre by the Lake and cruises on Derwent Water, with Borrowdale just beyond the lake. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants in Keswick, Cockermouth and the surrounding area with a variety of small music and art festivals also in this part of Cumbria through the summer months.
The historic city of Carlisle is a 30 minute drive away, with its famous castle as well as large shopping centre and cinema complex.
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27 May 2014
"Relaxation, everything we needed including maps and walks - all in all a perfect stay."
This place was a delight. Further out than I usually stay the property made up for in amenity and peace. Being off the beaten track nights were so silent, perfect for a refreshing sleep. The maps in t… More
16 Oct 2012
"Very comfortable well equipped cottage with all home comforts . Great place to stay with family or friends."
Have just enjoyed a second stay at this cottage with friends. It's in a beautiful location in a quiet area of the Lakes with lots of walks nearby. The lovely village of Caldbeck is about 5 miles… More
7 Sep 2012
"Perfect, family-orientated cottage ideal for exploring Northern Lake District"
This cottage is fabulous! - beautifully furnished and had everything we needed and much more. Your thoughtful provision of recommended places to visit and walks was appreciated, and of course our 12-y… More
17 Apr 2012
"idyllic scenery and great cottage for young and older children"
we took our 5 kids young to older teenagers and all of them loved it and were very sorry to leave! our dogs were in heaven with great walks from the door step! great garden to relax in. it is so quiet… More
29 Jan 2012
"Lovely home from home in a perfect spot"
Great house with all amenities we stayed with 4 kids under 10 and they loved the games room. Lovely communal kitchen and dining area and lots of lovely walks from the door. We went off most days swimm… More
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