- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
A delightful sandstone end-terrace cottage, a former village shop, in the centre of the small village of Glassonby, ten miles from the famous old market town of Penrith. Lovingly restored, decorated and furnished to a high standard, this delightful cottage is warm and welcoming, with original beams, exposed sandstone wall, sandstone and wood floors and a woodburner creating a holiday home of real comfort and character. Featuring a cosy sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen/diner, an open staircase to two lovely bedrooms and outside a patio area which overlooks a neighbour's delightful old country cottage garden, it is perfect for a year-round restorative break. The area provides an array of interesting walks and excellent biking opportunities, and is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and the Eden Valley. The market town of Penrith offers a good selection of restaurants, pubs and shops as well as a swimming pool and cinema, plus nearby villages offer pubs and shops. Close to this Glassonby cottage lies the C2C Cycle Route, whilst a short drive away are Appleby, Keswick and the magnificent lakes of Ullswater and Haweswater. A cosy Glassonby cottage, a great family or romantic base all year round.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room and additional electric heater in the shower room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Roadside parking. Lockable bike storage. Front garden accessed by sandstone steps with patio and furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: The garden is not enclosed and the neighbouring garden has a pond, children and pets to be supervised at all times.
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About the location
Penrith 10 miles.
The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Glassonby is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, North Pennine and the beautiful Eden Valley. Situated on the famous Coast to Coast cycle route the small village is made up of a scattering of dwellings, old farmhouses and a lovely children’s playground. Deer and hares are seen regularly and it is one of the few areas in the country which is still home to the native red squirrel. Bird lovers will enjoy the varied bird life around the country lanes and surrounding fields. Curlews, oystercatchers and lapwings are seen and heard regularly over the summer months and fieldfares are frequent winter visitors. The River Eden runs nearby and the area is renowned for its excellent trout and salmon fishing, plus walking, cycling, canoeing and climbing. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring. The local railway station is a stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and where today many old steam trains still wend their way through some of the finest countryside in Britain. Within easy reach of the village is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle (The Windsor of the North), Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District, Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales, or you might like to visit Dalemain Historic House, featured in a television production of Jane Eyre.