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Sunflower Lodge

Blackford near Carlisle, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1085242)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Carlisle 4.8 miles.

Tucked away in the picturesque village of Blackford near Carlisle in the scenic county of Cumbria, home to this charming lodge, Sunflower Lodge.

Set among unspoilt countryside with views over an eight-acre meadow, this welcoming abode is the idyllic setting for a family seeking a rural retreat.

Admire the luscious greenery upon arrival, with your own garden area with wrap-around decking for quaint mornings on the outdoor seating.

Be greeted by an open-plan living space, beautifully laid-out with a sumptuous corner sofa; here you can look forward to curling up and enjoying a movie marathon on the TV.

Prepare delicious meals in the stylish kitchen, with all the contemporary facilities to assist you with your self-catering holiday.

Settle down at the elegant dining table, as you discuss with your family the adventures you wish to pursue whilst in this spectacular location.

Savour a refreshing glass of wine on the decking to watch the sun set over the far-reaching fields.

When the evening draws to a close, head back inside and discover two pretty bedrooms, a king-size boasting a TV and en-suite and a twin bedroom with a dash of ochre in the décor for a relaxing ambiance.

Kick-start your day with a refreshing rinse in the shower room before joining your group outside for a steaming cup of coffee.

Take a scenic drive to the city of Carlisle, steeped in history with the remarkable Castle, which is now home to Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, as well as the outstanding, medieval cathedral.

Visit the village of Gretna Green, famed for its fabulous weddings, with a host of attractions including The Devils Porridge, where you can tour fascinating war exhibitions, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop; here you can enjoy exploring the unique gift shop and afterwards indulge in a tasty treat at the café.

Visit the thriving town of Penrith, look around the plethora of shops, enjoy fun games at the sophisticated arcades and resting on Beacon Hill is the monument of Penrith Beacon.

For an unforgettable adventure to the countryside of Cumbria, choose Sunflower Lodge.


  • Single-storey
  • 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.9 miles

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About the location


Gretna Green 13.1 miles; Penrith 19.9 miles; Dumfries 36.2 miles

Carlisle is set in the county of Cumbria, situated just 10 miles south of the Scottish Borders and is nicknamed the Border City. During Roman times the town was established to serve the forts for Hadrian's Wall, which runs east from the city across the country to Wallsend on the east coast and today is recognised as a World Heritage Site. During the Middle Ages, due to its proximity to the Kingdom of Scotland, Carlisle became an important military stronghold and Carlisle Castle, still relatively intact, was built in 1092 by William Rufus, after once serving as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. The castle now houses the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the Border Regiment Museum. In the early 12th century Henry I allowed the foundation of a priory in Carlisle and the town gained the status of a diocese in 1122, resulting in the priory becoming Carlisle Cathedral. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs across some of the most breathtaking scenery to the popular Yorkshire town and Carlisle Racecourse has a packed fixture list including Ladies’ Day and evening fixtures. Within driving distance is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth and just over the border is Gretna Green, where you'll find the Gretna Gateway Shopping Centre and Anvil Hall, the famous wedding venue.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas