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Firth House

Gilcrux near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 941704)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Allcock

    “This is a beautiful house with ...”

    This is a beautiful house with plenty of rooms and facilities to accommodate a large group of people. The bedrooms are all large and have en-suite bathrooms and, in addition, there is a large family bathroom with a spa bath. The kitchen has all that you need to self cater and there is also plenty of fridge/freezer space. The utility has a washer and drier plus a separate downstairs WC. There are three reception rooms to allow for space if needed - two of them have TV/video provided. In addition, ...

    This is a beautiful house with plenty of rooms and facilities to accommodate a large group of people. The bedrooms are all large and have en-suite bathrooms and, in addition, there is a large family bathroom with a spa bath. The kitchen has all that you need to self cater and there is also plenty of fridge/freezer space. The utility has a washer and drier plus a separate downstairs WC. There are three reception rooms to allow for space if needed - two of them have TV/video provided. In addition, there is a wi-fi link available. There is lots of space to park cars off-road to the rear of the house. It is in a great location and has superb views across the Solway Firth. There are two excellent pub/bistro in the village with menus that cater for all tastes. The information from the owner was excellent with plenty of detail making it easy to find and access the property. The down-side is that there are lots of irritating issues that have not been addressed despite being listed in the house maintenance book over a significant period of months such as lots of light bulbs needing replacement; fridge seal damaged and allowing the fridge to leak; the drier works but is exceptionally noisy and needs attention; the Jack & Jill bathroom shower needs attention; there is no 'pole' to open the Velux windows in the annex bedroom; the main dining table can only accommodate eight people although the house can accommodate more; there is insufficient garden furniture for all occupants (the large picnic table is wooden and damaged) and there are no patio umbrellas available (the large one at the property is broken and dumped at the rear of the house). It may seem churlish to make note of these 'little' problems when we have had such an excellent holiday but, if you are paying a premium price for what is advertised as a luxury and premium property, you expect these issues to be addressed and not left untended for months and months. It might be that, having put the property up for sale, that the owners no longer care about their holiday renters??

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Firth House is a large detached cottage with excellent amenities, set in lovely countryside in the small village of Gilcrux, at the top of the north western Lakes and close to the Solway Coast.

This well-presented cottage is ideal for large families and groups of friends to enjoy time together in spacious and comfortable accommodation.

There are three recreational areas including two sitting rooms, one of which has a corner settee, large TV and a variety of games to enjoy with friends and family.

The lovely bright sun room has doors opening out to the patio, and features a quirky suspended walkway above that leads to one of the bedrooms.

All bedrooms offer en-suite facilities except one double and twin which have Jack-and-Jill access to a separate shower room.

In addition there is also a family bathroom including a whirlpool bath.

Off the landing there is a delightful first floor balcony with seating where superb far-reaching views to the mountains and Solway Coast can be enjoyed, and is the perfect spot for star gazing or having a morning coffee.

If the weather is warm, the garden offers several seating areas where you can relax and dine alfresco if you wish.

Gilcrux village boasts a Norman church, a trout farm where beginners are welcome and a bistro and pub that are just five minutes’ walk away from the cottage.

The west coast is less than a fifteenen drive away, where you can enjoy some coastal walking in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or visit Allonby where you can kitesurf on the beach or simply take in the stunning coast.

The western Lakes, a less crowded area of the Lake District National Park, is easily reached and features dramatic Skiddaw and the beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake.

This wonderful cottage awaits you at the end of the day, in a peaceful location enabling you to enjoy time with friends and family in a beautiful setting at any time of the year.

Accommodation

Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x family room with 2 doubles and en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, twin basins and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC with Jack-and-Jill access to king-size double and twin room. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area (seats 10). Two sitting rooms (one with gas fire). Sun room with electric fire.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with gas fire and electric fire
  • Range cooker with electric double oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one Smart) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: No stag/hen, or similar
  • Note: There are 13 steps leading to the raised garden area
  • Note: Due to the balcony off the landing and open landing walkway, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location

GILCRUX

Aspatria 2.5 miles; Cockermouth 6 miles; Wigton 14 miles; Keswick 20 miles.

Gilcrux is a small farming village in west Cumbria which dates back to Norman times. The church built in 1199 was renovated in the 13th century. The village has a pub, a bistro and trout farm and is located near the west coast of Cumbria and the Solway Firth. The nearby town of Wigton is a traditional Cumbrian market town with a charter granted in 1262, and which still holds a market each Friday in the covered market hall. Wigton is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, and also boasts a theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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