Ireby 1.5 miles.
A superb semi-detached Lakeland cottage, nestling in tranquil surroundings in the scattered hamlet of Sandale, with excellent views across the Ellen Valley, Solway Plain and the spectacular Lake District fells.
This cottage in Sandale has charming features, including oak beams and an inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, and a host of original arts and crafts on display throughout.
Luxuriously appointed to provide cosy and extremely comfortable accommodation, this Sandale cottage is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break for a couple, family or friends.
The farmhouse-style kitchen has a dining area and doors opening out onto a charming terrace, stocked with seasonal herbs.
The first floor sitting room of this Sandale cottage, with its cosy woodburning stove and sumptuous sofas, is a perfect retreat to snuggle down in at the end of the day whilst enjoying a perfect sunset over the Solway Plain towards the Scottish coast, while the beautifully-appointed bedrooms are perfect for a great night's sleep.
Outside this Sandale cottage, guests can make full use of the two-acre gardens shared with the owner, and even meet the resident chickens!
The town of Wigton is just 6 miles away, with the thriving Lake District market town of Keswick only 30 minutes' drive, with many excellent individual shops and cafes to enjoy, all nestling on the shores of Derwentwater.
With mountain biking and ample walks available in the Whinlatter Forest Park, there is also the Osprey Observation Centre on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite to enjoy, while the charming villages closer to hand have some lovely traditional inns serving excellent food.
A charming Sandale cottage to be enjoyed all year.
About the location
Bassenthwaite 5 miles; Keswick 12 miles.
Ireby nestles in the peaceful fells of the northern Lake District, in the beautiful area to the north of Keswick known as 'Back of Skiddaw'. Once a thriving market town, with the market cross believed to date back to 1200, Ireby is now a truly unspoilt, peaceful fell village. The peaks of Great Calva and Knott look down on the village and the nearby Aughertree Fell was the site of a Bronze Age farm and the remains of a pre-Roman road are still in evidence, a unique and most complete settlement from the Iron Age period. Nearby Bassenthwaite Lake itself, while boasting gentler scenery than others in the region, is still one of the most picturesque places in England. Places of interest nearby include Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Lake with small open-air theatre (reputedly frequented by poets such as Tennyson and Wordsworth), Trotters Farm, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the Lake District are within easy reach and the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The nearby towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, both have weekly markets and offer a good range of amenities. The scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is within touring distance, as is the city of Carlisle and Hadrians Wall.