Sandale near Wigton, Cumbria & The Lake District
Wigton 6 miles. A superb semi-detached Lakeland cottage, nestling in tranquil surroundings in the scattered hamlet of Sandale, with excellent views across the Eden Valley, Solway Plain and the spectacular Lake District fells. This cottage in Sandale has charming features, including oak beams and an inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, and a host of original arts and crafts on display throughout. Luxuriously appointed to provide cosy and extremely comfortable accommodation, this Sandale cottage is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break for a couple, family or friends. The farmhouse-style kitchen has a dining area and doors opening out onto a charming terrace, stocked with seasonal herbs. The first floor sitting room of this Sandale cottage, with its cosy woodburning stove and sumptuous sofas, is a perfect retreat to snuggle down in at the end of the day whilst enjoying a perfect sunset over the Solway Plain towards the Scottish coast, while the beautifully-appointed bedrooms are perfect for a great night's sleep. Outside this Sandale cottage, guests can make full use of the two-acre gardens shared with the owner, and even meet the resident chickens! The town of Wigton is just 6 miles away, with the thriving Lake District market town of Keswick only 30 minutes' drive, with many excellent individual shops and cafes to enjoy, all nestling on the shores of Derwentwater. With mountain biking and ample walks available in the Whinlatter Forest Park, there is also the Osprey Observation Centre on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite to enjoy, while the charming villages closer to hand have some lovely traditional inns serving excellent food. A charming Sandale cottage to be enjoyed all year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric Rangemaster double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview. Fuel, power and wood for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Shared 2-acre garden with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: The entrance door and inner hall have low ceilings and doorways.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
About the location
Carlisle 12 miles; Keswick 20 miles.
A traditional Cumbrian market town with a charter granted in 1262, which still holds a market each Friday in the covered market hall, along with an with an open air car boot sale. Wigton is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, and also boasts a theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports. Lord Melvyn Bragg was a native of Wigton, and used the town (called Thurston in some of his writings) and the surrounding area as the setting for his novels including ‘A Time to Dance’. Located 18 miles from Penrith it is a good base for the attractions of the North Lakes, the cathedral city of Carlisle, 12 miles away, Keswick, just north Derwentwater and close to Lake Bassenthwaite, and the natural beauty of the West Cumbrian Coast. Hadrian’s Wall is within 25 miles, while the Scottish Borders, and Gretna Green, are within easy reach.