Maryport 1.6 miles.
This immaculately-presented, Grade II listed barn conversion is situated in the small rural hamlet of Birkby, close to the town of Maryport, on the west coast of Cumbria.
Superbly appointed throughout to provide spacious, contemporary accommodation, this Maryport cottage is ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy time together and explore this interesting area.
The cottage has four spacious bedrooms, with the master king-size double bedroom featuring a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, together with a wonderful en-suite shower room with power shower and body jets.
The well-equipped kitchen has a central island, range cooker and designer appliances, while the cosy sitting room has comfy sofas to sink into at the end of the day and a warming woodburning stove set in an attractive inglenook fireplace.
Outside this Cumbria cottage are secluded walled grounds with attractive lawns, borders and a large sun terrace, from where you're able to enjoy alfresco dining on a sunny day, whilst younger members of the party play in the games room, which is equipped with a table tennis table and dart board.
The town of Maryport boasts Georgian houses, an aquarium, museums, a marina and a number of shops and pubs, whilst just a short drive away from your Cumbria cottage is the town of Whitehaven, which has a harbour area and maritime museum.
The Lake District is only a short drive away, where you'll find the bustling vibrant town of Keswick sitting on the shores of Derwent Water, surrounded by dramatic fells and mountains.
Whinlatter forest park is also nearby where there are a number of walking routes and mountain bike trails for all abilities, together with a Go Ape tree-top adventure course.
This Cumbria cottage is an excellent base, at any time of the year.
Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower, twin basins and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. External games room.
About the location
Cockermouth 7 miles; Keswick 20 miles.
Maryport entered the history books nearly 2000 years ago when the Romans arrived, and has continued to flourish to this day. The town boasts a fine deep water harbour and modern marina, a bustling shopping centre, the new Wave Centre, links golf course, beautiful Georgian houses, award-winning Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maritime Museum and the Senhouse Roman Museum. The Solway Coast is a superb area for walking and cycling along the Cumbria Coastal Way running right along the coastline, and excellent birdwatching opportunities are also available. Within a short drive are the many attractions and glorious landscape of the Lake District, while the Solway Firth is just a stone’s throw. The dramatic coastal route south to Ravenglass and beyond is one of the more scenic and peaceful journeys in the UK, while to the north, Carlisle, Northumbria and the borders of Scotland are just a short drive. The nearby market town of Cockermouth is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) with Wordsworth's Georgian family home now a popular visitor attraction owned by the National Trust. An historic area, with beautiful scenery and superb walking in the northern lakes around Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Loweswater, Wast Water and Derwent Water.