A cosy cottage with beams and an open fire set in quiet farmland with great views. Wonderful access to the fells and the lakes. Half way between Keswick and Penrith, Ullswater is only three miles away. We currently let it for three nights or more.
The Cottage was originally a bank barn and has a large sitting room with open fire, shower room and kitchen downstairs and a large bedroom with kingsize bed upstairs with extensive views over the countryside.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have access to the patio and the garden, but really are free to wander up the field for the views, bearing in mind we have chickens and a beehive.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We are just next door so we can offer help at anytime.
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We do have dogs of our own, collies Ted and Megan, who provide extra hospitality. There is also quite a lot of wildlife about in the form of red squirrels and a barn owl that hunts out the front (these may eventually go).
We don't allow pets in this cottage but do in the Old Stable. We ask that they are kept out of the bedroom and off the furniture and that you clean up after them. Apart from that we are pretty easy going.
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I am a father and grandfather who used to be an outdoor education lecturer but now run two holiday cottages. I can't live without space, friends, an expedition to look forward to, the London Review of Books and my canoe. My best destinations have been Bhutan, Florence, North-West Scotland and Poligny. Authors; George MacKay Brown, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Robert Macfarlane. Movies: My Life as a Dog, Il Postino. Music: Mozart, Annie Lennox, The Watersons. Food: Smoked Haddock, Cumberland Sausage, Home-made Bread. Style of travel: Minimalist and unplanned, pretty easy-going. Curious and off the beaten track. Hosting: Again, easy-going. I don't really believe in mottos.