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High Head Sculpture Valley, Ive Valley near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District

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The Property

A delightful, semi-detached, ground floor Lake District cottage, one of a group of two in the grounds of High Head Sculpture Valley, on the owner's dairy farm, 10 miles from Penrith in the Ive Valley. Lovingly converted by the owner, this Lake District cottage is set amidst beautiful rolling countryside and provides first-class holiday accommodation, featuring a woodburning stove and two king-size, en-suite bedrooms. Take a wonderful scenic walk through the High Head Sculpture Valley or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment. If you can tear yourself away from your superb Lake District cottage, visit Brampton, Penrith and beautiful Ullswater. Note: This cottage is next to Nuthatch, Ref 4560, and together they sleep 6.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x twin (zip & link beds, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC. Cloakroom with basin & WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & cosy sitting area with woodburning stove.


Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, library of books/DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Supply of fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Front patio, small garden with furniture, BBQ & lovely views. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Some spa facilities/treatments available at discounted rates for guests - contact owner for details.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
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At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher

About the location

High Head Sculpture Valley

Carlisle 10 miles; Penrith 10 miles; Ullswater 21 miles.

Located a mile from the small Cumbrian village of Ivegill, High Head Sculpture Valley is located on a dairy farm in beautiful rolling countryside overlooking High Head Castle. Spread over five acres of the Ive Valley, High Head Sculpture Valley comprises a variety of attractions and activities including delightful trails through a natural woodland valley with sculptures carved from wood, stone, iron and bronze. A unique tourist attraction, Sculpture Valley also boasts a gift shop and a health spa offering a range of holistic and beauty therapies. Within easy driving distance is the bustling market town of Penrith, which offers a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, a museum, and Millennium Trails around the historic city streets. Within easy reach of Penrith is Rheged an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. The historic city of Carlisle is within easy travelling distance, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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Although it was December /January that we spent at Woodpecker cottage we found the under floor heating ample for the day and with a wood burning stove to supplement if the temperature really dropped. The owner was extremely helpful. Because of the properties location there is a lot to see and some pleasant walks on your doorstep or just watching the variety of birds flying in and out of the garden.

Mr Walker, Hornsea, December 2013

The cottage was nice and warm, with plenty of space. Very quiet in the evenings; good atmosphere.

Mrs Parker, Dursley, October 2013

This was a beautifully maintained cottage in a very peaceful location, with everything you could need.

Mrs Hatton, Livingston, September 2013

A lovely property in a beautiful rural setting, with a very interesting sculpture trail in the grounds.

Mr Miley, Stalybridge, September 2013

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