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Stable Cottage , Wardhall Gate, A Romantic Cottage for couples. – Home 325496 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Stable Cottage , Wardhall Gate, A Romantic Cottage for couples. – Home 325496

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A romantic cottage for 2 people, 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 2016 with private garden. A welcome pack of home made and local produce is included. Well behaved dogs 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 will appeal to those wanting a peaceful holiday in the country. This is an area which is relatively undiscovered so you will not encounter the high numbers of tourists found in some of the Lake District hotspots. A car is essential, 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") ,with Log Burner and the addition of a "Smart" LG TV,for Netflix and the like, Free Wifi is available. A well equipped kitchen (7'6" X 8' ) and fully tiled shower room with enclosed newly fitted double shower, WC and hand basin (9' X 3'9") all on the ground floor. A 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. The stairs are VERY steep, as space is limited in this 1748 built cottage, so is NOT suitable for people with mobility difficulties . There is a lawned private garden to the front with lovely views and a secluded dog proof rear area, also with good views!

We are happy to consider breaks from 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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Unfortunately there is no public transport so own car is essential. There are taxi companies close by If required

Interaction with guest

We will be on hand mostly during your stay for any questions you may have. We are a friendly couple and the kettle is always on!


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Strict No Smoking Policy, Including Vaping, outside area for this provided.
If damage to property and or contents occurs, Inform Christine Immediately of damage, then, replacement / repair will be discussed respectfully between owners and guests, with possible intervention by Trip Advisor.
2 Dogs maximum, please email first if you wish to bring more.
Owner of dogs is responsible for pets at all times.


About the owner

Christine & Chris T.
Average reply time:
21 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
25 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Feb 2013. Located in Lake District, it has 93 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £481.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

93 reviews

Very Good

“lovely romantic getaway for couples,and its pet friendly to”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2018

The location is lovely,wonderful cottage to chill out and relax and unwind,we loved the wood burner stove,the views from the stable cottage was great,we loved the area so much we did not want to leave,christine and chris are lovely host,we will be returning again,

Owner's reply: Thanks Susan and Allison for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you stay at Stable Cottage recently, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for leaving the cottage so immaculate on your departure.....very much appreciated. See you again in October.

“Perfect stay”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2018

We have just had five days at this lovely cottage,on arrival we had been left some delicious homemade goodies that were lovely.The cottage is in a quiet location which is what we wanted,the beach at Allonby was perfect for our dog,a really long beach for him to run around on,we visited Butteremere lake which is beautiful and of course a day trip to Keswick,not to be missed.The pub up the road does lovely food,so tea sorted.All in all you can travel all over the lakes driving through beautiful scenery.The cottage itself is perfectly equipped,everything has been thought of so it is definitely a home from home! The owners were very warm and friendly,Chris even helped us out with a bit of car trouble.I would definitely return.

Owner's reply: Sharon, Trevor and Baxter the dog, thanks for your kind words, it was our pleasure to have you stay at Stable Cottage. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy on your departure, always much appreciated. Hope all is well with your car now. Hope to see you again.

“Brilliant Holiday”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2017

Fabulous cottage, great area, easy reach for great walks for the dogs, Christine is so friendly - felt I had met a kindred spirit! Real home from home - the welcome package of bread/butter/cheese, delicious cake and home made pickle wont last long! We ordered some groceries from Sainsbury's and it was a good decision: even if you eat out most of the week it's great to have breakfast and snacks available. Had no problem with drains at all - just adopted the same approach we do at home - only loo roll to be flushed away. Allonby beach was one of our favourites - can walk for miles and miles...definitely would go again.

Owner's reply: Thanks Jann and Rob for your kind words. It was our absolute pleasure to have you and the dogs stay at Stable Cottage recently. So glad you enjoyed your are most welcome to return any time, just let us know when to expect you! regards, Chrissy and Chris.

“great place”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2017

great place good location nice and peaceful added bonus of an enclosed garden very well equipped clean and comfy would recommend to friends and family

Owner's reply: Thanks very much Philip and Vera for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Stable Cottage recently and to swap notes on 'old cottages' and their quirks. You will be most welcome to return anytime and we can swap notes on Wigston....Regards Christine and Chris

“Peaceful & Relaxing!”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2015

My wife and I arrived about 4.00pm, with little difficulty thsnks to Stephen's written dirrections. Far more helpful than my GPS system, which refused to recognize the Wardhall postcode. Stephen was away the day we arrived and, as arranged, Jillian from across the road met us and handed over the key. Upon entry, we found enough food to make a trip to the nearest supermarket unnecessary until the folloeing afternoon. Eggs, butter, marmalade and milk in the fridge, homemade bread, cake and scones, bottled water, teabags and coffee, and oh, a bottle of white wine, also in the fridge! Despite the average weather, the countyside scenery was beautiful. Took a Lake Windemere cruise but, due to the weather, found it somewhat underwhelming. A Sydney Harbour ferry ride in similar weather is far far superior. We are quick learners however, and with the continuation of inclement weather, we opted for undercover activities. A visit to The Devil's Porridge Museum at Eastrigg, just over the border in Scotland, scored 10/10 for us, as did The Cumberland Pencil Museum at Keswick. Both are quite extraordinary. We swere also fortunate enough to visit the once a year two day Kendal Wool Gathering - scored 8/10. All in all, a most enjoyable 5 days. Peaceful location a bit of the beaten track. Just take your time on narrow country roads. Wi-Fi a bit dodgy, but experiment and you will find good locations for connection in the cottage. Thanks Stephen & Elaine for the lovely accommodation, Peter & Helen Cotton

Owner's reply: Thanks Peter & Helen for such a comprehensive and complimentary review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your time here in Wardhall and the surrounding area. Sorry about the weather! Although we only met briefly it was a pleasure and we wish you well for the rest of your visit to the UK. Kindest Steve & Elaine.

“Wonderful stay!”

Reviewed 30 May 2015

Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage! Beautiful scenic views all around, really cute get away, perfect break from the city. Loved the bread and the cakes really yummy! Would definately visit again, hopefully the weather won't be as chilly! Next time we would love to stay for a few more days to take it all in! Really recommend this cottage as it is a wonderful place to stay with warm welcoming owners!

Owner's reply: Hi Harry & Amy Thank you once again for booking Stable Cottage and for leaving such a great review. It was our pleasure to have you stay here in Wardhall and we are naturally pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You will always be most welcome here and we look forward to seeing you again some time in the future. Kindest Elaine & Steve

“Homely, comfortable and quaint.”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in this lovely little cottage with our dog for his birthday weekend and couldn't have had a more wonderful time. When we arrived we were immediately greeted by the caretaker Gill (the owners were on holiday) who showed us into the cottage and advised that we could call upon her should we need anything. Despite being away, Stephen and Elaine had still left us the delicious welcome pack of homemade cakes, bread and biscuits as well as wine, milk, butter, tea coffee etc which were very very much appreciated! They really had thought of everything, right down to a picnic basket and blanket to a scrabble board game left in the cupboard. The bedroom was so cosy and the bed so comfy. I live in a city centre so had the best few nights sleep I've had in a very long time in there. Amazing! All in all we had a great time and would highly recommend this cottage for a couples getaway! We explored the areas lakes, fells and beaches, all within an hours drive (beach only 10 min) yet we always looked forward to getting back and having a brew and snuggling up in the warmth on the sofa! Thank you Steve and Elaine! Ps we are so sorry, we discovered the maps to the beach in my car today that you had kindly drawn for your guests and we forgot to return. I do hope you have more copies!!

Owner's reply: Dear Lizzi & Alastair We very much appreciate the wonderful review you have posted in respect of your stay at Stable Cottage and are so glad that the cottage lived up to your expectations. We are only sorry that we did not get to meet you as we were away. You will be most welcome again any time here in Wardhall and hopefully if you come again we will get to meet you! Best wishes Elaine & Steve

“Perfect romantic escape”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2015

Looking for a hideout to get away from it all for a weekend we found Stable Cottage to be cosy and well equipped with everything and more. The location was secluded and peaceful but still within short driving distance to the paths, beach, Cockermouth and Keswick. Local scenery on route to Keswick is breathtaking and well worth another visit to investigate further. We would definitely come and stay again, most probably for longer next time. The home baked welcome treats and wine were a lovely surprise. Best carrot cake ever! Many thanks from Stuart and Jo.

Owner's reply: Dear Stuart & Jo Thank you so much for your very nice review and we are thrilled that Stable Cottage met your expectations. It was a pleasure to have you to stay in Wardhall and we are so glad that you had such a nice relaxing time. You will both be most welcome here again and we look forward to seeing you again some time in the future. Kindest Elaine & Steve


Reviewed 17 Nov 2014

Lovely cottage with excellent facilities in great location. Owners Steve and Elaine couldn't be more welcoming, after a long journey arrived to a warm cosy cottage with a very thoughtful welcome pack of treats and essentials, a nice touch that you wouldn't get with many other places! Kitchen well equipped, big comfy bed, very clean inside and out.. Couldn't fault it! would highly recommend to all and hope to visit again :)

Owner's reply: Dear Chris & Sophie. Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and certainly hope that we can have the pleasure of welcoming you again sometime. Great that your classic car was up to the highways and by ways (and sometimes very steep passes) of the Lake District and that you had a safe journey home to Peterborough. Best regards Elaine & Steve.

“magical place”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2014

we had an amazing time staying at the Stable Cottage.everything was perfect from the minute we arrive.even the neighbours were so friendly and welcoming,especially Isabelle.the cottage was more then we expected.beautiful deco,cosy and we felt at home all the way.home made treats were waiting for us in the kitchen(mmm) and bottle of wine was a really nice touch.the bed was so comfy and we had the best sleeps in ages.we were lucky with the weather so enjoyed mornings and evenings chilling in the back garden...lovely!beautiful area around so easy to go for walks and get some fresh air.very quiete and peacefull.we are going back very soon.the owners were very friendly and helpfull.we just loved it!thank you guys .Karolina&Paul

Owner's reply: Dear Karolina & Paul We really enjoyed you coming to stay at Stable Cottage. It is immensely gratifying to know that you had such a relaxing time. You certainly seemed to be greatly enjoying yourselves while you were here. Thank you for taking the trouble to send us such a lovely card and for taking the time to write such a great review on Tripadvisor - we really appreciate it We hope that Paul got the part he auditioned for. You are welcome anytime at Stable Cottage and we look forward to seeing you both again. Kindest Elaine & Steve

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