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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 separate art gallery, a farmhouse tea room serving excellent fayre, 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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A lovely, semi-detached, ground floor cottage, one of a group of two cottages in the grounds of High Head Sculpture Valley, on the owner's dairy farm, 10 miles from Penrith in the Ive Valley. This Lake District cottage has been lovingly converted and individually styled to provide quality, romantic accommodation in a lovely location, amongst the beautiful, rolling Cumbrian countryside. Boasting lovely features throughout, this Lake District cottage offers a woodburning stove, spacious bedroom with king-size bed, and beautiful gardens from which to enjoy the views across the valley. Enjoy lovely walks through the High Head Sculpture Valley, visit the spa and indulge in a treatment or visit the market towns of Brampton and Penrith, within easy reach. Further afield are the northern Pennines and majestic Hadrian's Wall. Note: This cottage is next to Woodpecker, Ref. 4561, and together they sleep 6.
All ground floor: 1 x king-size double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Open plan living area overlooking cottage garden 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 woodburner 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. On-site shop (sells basics such as bread, milk, bacon etc.). Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: On-site tea rooms serve food & refreshments. Note: Some Spa facilities/treatments available at discounted rates for guests - contact owner for details.
Previous visitors' comments about Nuthatch:
Good place for access to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Pennines and very relaxing to come back to with the peaceful and relaxing surrounding area of the cottage.
Ms Caruso, Ware, March 2013
Peaceful position and friendly owners. Nice walks and interesting gallery. Good cafe with helpful assistants. Cottage was comfortably warm.
Mrs Batty, Chester Le Street, November 2012
This cottage had everything you need for your stay, there was a welcome pack which was such a nice touch. I would not hesitate to go back again and also recommend to other people.
Mrs Maclaren, Saltcoats, November 2012
The location, the property itself and the views.
Mr Pope, Umberleigh, October 2012