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Keswick 5 miles.
Newlands is a classic unspoilt hamlet in the farming Newlands Valley, and an historic route over the pass (hause) into Buttermere. Farms are scattered throughout the valley with Stair and Little Town being the main settlements. The Newlands Valley is an excellent base for a walking holiday, with a huge variety of walking routes, including low level valley walks, ridge walks and fell walks. The area is also well known for its links with Beatrix Potter; “The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle'' uses the Newlands Valley as its backdrop and Catbells, Skelgill and Little Town can all be recognised from her sketches. Nearby, the small village of Braithwaite retains much of its traditional appeal, with the Coledale Beck running through the village with its whitewashed cottages, two shops and two real ale inns. Nearby, Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the most picturesque places in England. Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Lake with an open-air theatre is well worth a visit, along with Trotters Farm and Dodd Wood. Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.
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An outstanding first floor barn conversion, situated on a working farm in the Newlands Valley, five miles from Keswick. The Hayloft is one of our premier Keswick cottages and is situated in some of the finest countryside in the whole of Lakeland; from its position on the fell it commands the most awe-inspiring views of the valley and the surrounding fells, making it an ideal base for couples looking to enjoy this beautiful area. This quality Lakeland cottage has been fully renovated to provide first class, contemporary holiday accommodation with much character and style, still retaining many of the barn’s original features such as old beams and the original window reveals. This Lake District cottage boasts a beautiful open plan living area with a warm and cosy woodburning stove, a modern well-equipped kitchen and lovely feature windows to take advantage of the spectacular views of the fells. The bedrooms in this Lake District cottage are located at either end of the living area and contain splendid super king-size, zip and link beds, along with superb en-suite facilities. Outside, a lovely Lakeland cottage garden adds the final piece to this delightful Lake District cottage. With great walks from the doorstep, including the Newlands Horseshoe, a five-hour walk with breathtaking views of Skiddaw and Blencathra, this is a perfect destination for those who love the great outdoors. Just a couple of miles from your Lake District cottage the village of Braithwaite offers traditional old pubs and well-stocked village shops and the lovely old Lakeland town of Keswick, with its many attractions, is just a short drive away. A wonderfully romantic Lakeland cottage retreat, in a fabulous location, whatever the time of year.
All first floor. Two bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (zip and link), both with en-suite shower, basin, WC and heated towel rails. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Separate utility, bike storage and kennelling area on ground floor of barn.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small rear garden and patio with garden furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: The cottage is accessed via rear steps leading to a level entrance by the garden. A ramp also runs to the entrance. Note: The owners provide a steel kennel/cage in the utility room for pets if required.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about The Hayloft:
We were made to feel really welcome.
The standard of the accommodation was superb and the views spectacular.
Mrs Brightwell, Southampton, March 2013
Everything about the place was superb. The Hayloft itself was tremendous but the location took it to a new level.
Mrs Mulhall, Manchester, March 2013
Stunning location with walks from the front door. The property is amazing and the woodburner is lovely when it's cold.
Mr Keam, Sutton-in-Ashfield, March 2013
The views were outstanding, it was so peaceful waking up each morning to the sounds of the birds singing. The attention to detail taken by the owners of this cottage are spot on, we arrived to the log burner alight which was really nice not to have to light the fire as soon as we arrived on such a cold day.
Mr Payne, Telford, February 2013