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Tulip Lodge

Blackford near Carlisle, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1074780)



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

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “Very nice helpful owner on site.”

    Lovely lodge clean and tidy.

    Lovely lodge clean and tidy.

    - Lorraine, November 2021

The property

Carlisle 4.2 miles.

This pleasant single-storey property, Tulip Lodge, is nestled in the small town of Blackford, a stone's throw away from Carlisle, Cumbria.

With plenty of heritage on its door step waiting to be explored, this luxurious lodge is ideal for two couples looking to learn more about this historical part of Cumbria.

You're welcomed by an off-road parking space upon your arrival at the property, leading you to a set of steps up to the enclosed decked area that lavishly wraps around the side and opening up to the rear, ensuring you're able to make the most of the sun before it goes down in the evening.

Stepping over the threshold you enter into a beautifully-presented open-plan living space, boasting a contemporary and stylish décor, whilst maintaining a traditional element with an electric fire tucked away under the mantle piece resembling a woodburning stove, Prepare a meal in the amply-equipped kitchen, fit with a dishwasher so there's no arguing over who is doing the washing up, and sit together around the dining table, elegantly designed with a marble effect worktop, enjoying your tasty delights and indulging in laughter over a bottle of wine.

Sink in to one of the plush armchairs and enjoy a spot of television, opening up the patio doors to fill the room with the fresh countryside air before retiring to bed.

Decide between the double bedroom, benefitting from its own en-suite WC or the twin room, both charmingly decorated with a neutral colour pattern and offering plenty of storage space to house your belongings.

The family bathroom completes the property, featuring a spacious walk-in shower to help wake you up in the morning before another day of exploring.

A quick drive along the A7 towards Carlisle centre will bring you to a good selection of supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways, as well as family-friendly pubs serving food, for when you fancy a night off from cooking duties.

Carlisle’s position at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteri make it a popular spot for salmon fishing as well as picturesque riverside strolls.

Visit the imposing 12th century castle and prison, which contains a collection of Roman relics, before making your way to the impressive cathedral to admire its 15th century architecture and art.

The famous Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery houses a range of fascinating artefacts like weaponry, as well as fine art exhibits, and the selection of tea rooms and cafés close by means you can end your afternoon with a sweat treat.

Keen golfers will be spoilt for choice by golf clubs in the area, including Carlisle Golf Club, which has stood since the early 1900s.

Avid walkers can embark on the incredible Hadrian’s Wall walk, which stretches for almost 85 miles and encompasses Roman forts and turrets, with the scenic rolling countryside of the Northumberland National Park as a backdrop.

The Solway Coast AONB provides breath-taking coastal views, a chance to see a spectacular array of wildlife and ample opportunities for birdwatching, while a day by the sea can be enjoyed in the Victorian seaside town of Silloth.

Spend an unforgettable evening at Kielder Forest Park to experience unrivalled stargazing under its clear sky, while just 10 miles away is the Scottish border, which you can cross to find Gretna Green and Anvil Hall, its famous wedding venue.

Spend quality time with your loved ones exploring northern Cumbria from this wonderful holiday home.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom 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
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed decked area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: Shared launderette facilities available on site
  • Note: No children under 16

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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