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Stable Cottage

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Excellent 5/5

47 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 325496

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Cosy and romantic one bedroomed cottage 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 2013 with private garden and patio. Use of owners red sports car by arrangement(1st May - 31st October). Welcome pack of home made and local produce included.. One well behaved dog 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 wlll appeal to those wanting a peaceful holiday in the country.This is an area which is relatively undiscovered so you are unlikely to encounter the high numbers of tourists found in some of the Lake District honeypots. A car is essential (we have two buses a week!) 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") ,well equipped kitchen (7'6" X 8' )and fully tiled shower room with enclosed power shower,WC and hand basin (9' X 3'9") on the ground floor and 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. Because the stairs are quite steep the cottage is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or children There is a lawned private garden to the front with lovely views and a secluded dog proof rear patio area also with good views - an ideal area for a bar b q (bar b q provided) If you would like to see more pictures of the cottage and surrounding area some guests from Canada who stayed in June 2014 have very kindly provided a link to some super shots - the link is http://goo,gl/w1050Y. At the beginning of May 2015 we took our 100th booking for the cottage! The majority of these bookings have come through Holiday Lettings so a big thank you to them and to all our valued clients who have supported us since we started letting the cottage at the beginning of August 2013. We have been overwhelmed with the response and are now looking forward to the next 100!We are happy to consider lets for 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.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 01:00
Nearest beach Allonby 8 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 100 km, Nearest railway: Aspatria 4 km
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Lake District

The Lake District is renowned for it's dramatic scenery and opportunities for walking and other country pursuits.We are on the fringe of the Lake District National Park and an easy drive to some of the most scenic areas in the country. A day out in the Lake District is never dull with its abundance of bird and wildlife,quaint country pubs and tea rooms and interesting towns and villages. Whether you are coming for a short break or a longer holiday there are plenty of things to do and see. If walking on a dramatic deserted beach watching a glorious sunset is your thing then look no further than the Solway Coast with its views across to Scotland. If driving through beautiful country lanes in an open topped sports car does it for you this can be arranged! Not too far afield from us is the City of Carlisle,Hadrians Wall and the renowned countryside of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway - all eminently doable as a day out.


Our nearest main town is Cockermouth about six miles away. Here in this very attractive town (the birthplace of William Wordsworth) you will find a wide variety of independent shops,pubs and restaurants together with three supermarkets. Jennings Brewery is in Cockermouth and a trip around the brewery is a must as is a visit to the Wordsworth Museum. Our nearest villages are Gilcrux (where there is a pub(serving food),bistro,church, post office and village hall) and Parsonby (where there is a church.) Both villages are within easy walking distance. Trout fishing is available at Gilcrux Trout Fisheries. At the bottom of our lane (about 1 min in the car) is Arkleby Leisure Pool - a fantastic heated large indoor pool and also a sauna and hot tub. This facility can be booked in advance by the hour so you can have the place to yourselves! Our area is very popular with cyclists and we can offer secure cycle storage.

Our nearest shops are in Aspatria which is about 2 1/2 miles away. Here you will find several pubs,a Spar and Co-Op ,a shop that sells everything!,chippie and Chinese and Mediteranean takeaways,filling station,library cash point, doctors and several churches. In Aspatria be sure to pay a visit to the shop at the Lake District Cheese Company creamery for extra mature cheddar to die for at a bargain price. There is a nine hole golf course in Aspatria and there are also golf courses in Cockermouth,Maryport and Silloth.

Wardhall is a sleepy little hamlet of about 30 souls all of whom are very friendly. Our lane is very quiet with probably as many tractors as cars. Here at Wardhall you can enjoy the peace of the countryside with the convenience of being close to every facility.

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30 May 2015


"Wonderful stay!"

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!

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

22 Apr 2015


"Homely, comfortable and quaint."

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!!

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

16 Apr 2015


"Perfect romantic escape"

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.

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

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 :)

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.

21 Sep 2014


"Stable Cottage, Wardhall"

Stayed for 3 nights Sept 2014 with my husband and our dog. Stable Cottage is absolutely lovely and in a great location. The hospitality we received from Elaine was amazing with lovely homemade goodies and a bottle of wine upon arrival.The cottage was spotlessly clean with a lovely front and back garden for sitting and relaxing in. Just 10 mins drive is the beach at Allonby where our dog loved to run around on the sand each morning and excellent fish and chips at the Codfather. 20 mins drive south is Keswick, Portinscale and Derwent Water. Derwent water is absolutely beautiful, the hike up Catbells is a must. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

Dear Rachael Many many thanks for your lovely review. As always we get great satisfaction in knowing our guests have enjoyed their stay and we are so glad that the three of you had such a fab time. Rest assured we would only be too pleased to see you again at Stable Cottage. With all best wishes Elaine & Steve

10 Sep 2014


"magical place"

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

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

2 Oct 2013



We enjoyed our short stay. It's a very quiet location (good for us city dwellers) with access to the sea and the Lakes. We ate in Cockermouth and at the Bar n Bistro, both good. The cottage was very well equipped and cosy, we appreciated the welcome items.

Thanks for your favourable comments and glad that you enjoyed the peacefulness of Stable Cottage as an escape from the stresses of Manchester. Hope to see you both again sometime.

15 Aug 2013


"Home Away from Home"

We were greeted by Elaine and Steve on arrival to the Lake District, who opened the house and gave us a little tour of the beautiful cottage we had booked to stay in for a week in August. Being the first guests everything was absolutely sparkling new, but the traditional elements of a holiday cottage were still very much part of the ambience that has been created. Whilst this cottage is suitable for a couple, there is more than enough room and the layout is great. The living room has a two person sofa and chair, table with two chairs and a TV with freeview. The fire in the lviing room was also fabulous, and with the weather on a slight turn from the summer for two days we were glad to use this. We are keen cyclists and walkers and were out of the house every day, but stayed in every evening- this is testament to the cottage as there are many lovely pubs and a bistro in close distance. We were exhausted most evenings and made use of the garden and kitchen- there is also a great BBQ and coal is provided, which is a lovely touch. A large Sainsbury is in Cockermouth for any top ups, but there is also a Co-op in Aspatria 2 miles down the road if you run out of anything. There was a welcome hamper provided when we arrived which contained fresh bread, sonces, homemade marmalade, cheese, butter and even a bottle of wine- incredibly welcoming after a long jounrey and this really sets this lovely house apart from a hotel or B and B. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a totally relaxing and romantic break, it was everything we were looking for in a week away in the UK.

Really pleased that you had such a good time.Thankyou for your kind comments and we hope to see you again sometime at Stable Cottage

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