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Mousehole Cottage

Armathwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 971518)


(32 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Mouse hole cottage is set in beautiful grounds with everything you need especially if you have dogs a lot of thought has gone into making your stay as nice as it could be we found it ideal for touring the area."

    The cottage is very comfortable and a lovely welcome gift along with tea coffee and milk Nick the owner or one of his staff is usually on call if required but not intrusive. The paddocks for exercising the dogs are a real bonus I would definitely recommend either of the property’s for a stay in Cumbria And am hoping to possibly return again myself.

    Reviewed by PauleenJun 2022

  • "Holiday cottage was lovely and we had a nice stay."

    The only disappointment was that when I booked it said we would have shared access to a hot tub, although when got there we only one of the other cottages had access. We booked the holiday with the understanding we could use the hot tub.

    Reviewed by KatieMay 2022

  • "All 5 star with the bonus of the dog walking facilities that exceeded our expectations and proved very useful."

    Reviewed by GrantMay 2022

  • "Our host was there to greet us and very helpful."

    The cottage was lovely, with everything you could need provided . The dog proof garden wonderful and the beautiful dog secure paddocks a dream for our two sprockers. A lovely area and friendly village with two pubs for nice meals. Would certainly recommend it to anyone with dogs.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2022

  • "Excellent location -cottage comfortable & was perfect for our dog with secure garden and exercise padcock."

    Ideal for lovely walks 2 good pubs close by serving good food. Host was very friendly & helpful enjoyed use of the hot tun too. Overall had a great week away in Mousehole Cottage.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay, everyone very friendly."

    Property had everything needed and was great for our dogs. The enclosed field area was good to let dogs run off some energy. Good location for lovely riverside and woodland walks. You'd need to use your car too though to take advantage of surroundings.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "Mousehole cottage is absolutely amazing!"

    The cottage is extremely well equipped, there was milk, coffee, tea, sugar and cookies on arrival! It is so dog friendly, the garden is fully secure which is exactly what we needed for our escape artist beagle. There is also a secure dog field to use which just made our stay perfect. The owners were so friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by TaniaJul 2021

  • "This was a perfect place for us to stay with our dogs."

    The cottage is part of a barn conversion on a working fam. It was extremely clean and well appointed, very comfortable beds and high standard towels and linen. The host was very friendly and we truly felt like every detail had been thought about for us to enjoy our stay. There is ample secure grounds for the dogs to run in as well as your own secure garden. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by StellaJun 2021

  • "The cottage location was perfect the cottage was lovely."

    It was perfect for dogs with all the fields to run around on. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2021

  • "Excellent base for visiting the lake district, keswick is approx 40 min drive."

    Lovely walk in Coombe woods armathwaite. Generally excellent holiday for anyone with dogs

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2021

  • "Friendly host, great location."

    The paddock to excercise the dogs was great. A nice relaxing atmosphere and everything you need is available. The extra touches made all the difference will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2020

  • "This place was immaculate and well maintained, we were made to feel welcome the minute we arrived."

    With corona virus in mind the owner had taken steps to make sure the property was safe for our use. We used doggies and moggies on site which are brilliant so if you have a dog etc and you want to visit any no-dog attractions they are good at accommodating such events. The cottage is very roomy and warm and full of creature comforts. We enjoyed ourselves so much we will be looking at returning in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by ShaunOct 2020

  • "Great location and easy access to all the areas of the lakes you would want to visit."

    The cottage is really well equipped and we had a comfortable stay. The Garden is 100% secure if you are bringing dogs and really handy and friendly doggy day care facilities on the same sight run by and excellent team. Would recommend as an ideal place to stay

    Reviewed by GregOct 2020

  • "Garden really secure for my dogs, had everything we needed, very quiet the owner was about if we needed."

    The double bed was really comfortable. Washing up liquid, toilet roll, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hair dryer available. Also selection of tea coffee sugar by kettle and packet of biscuits provided. Property as described. It is about a mile from Armathwaite which has a lovely river walk Coombes Wood, villag store and few pubs serving food.

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2020

  • "We thank the owner for finding us a vet on a Sunday"

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "The place was really pleasant, the people friendly and informative."

    Great place great holiday would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage safe for dogs, very clean and updated , friendly owner on hand."

    Very thoughtful extras milk,tea,coffee and biscuits on arrival. Enjoyed the wild life on farm . Easy distance to a town and other popular places like Ullswater etc Nice quiet roads

    Reviewed by MicheleJul 2020

  • "A nice comfortable little cottage, with friendly owner on site and great doggy facilities, in a lovely location."

    If only we could control the weather!!

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2019

  • "Very good friendly owner also cottage good and well planned out, even 2pints of milk in fridge on Arrival + tea bags coffee and biscuits + also boxed pen and key ring torch."

    Field and dog walking area a delight with chickens ducks and peacocks in farmyard.Well mown and well fenced garden for dog with cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location with friendly owner's."

    Quiet comfortable and spacious good for walking and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by NormanJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with all amenities could not ask for more."

    Doggie daycare across the road if you want to leave them for a day out on your own. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by FrederickJun 2019

  • "A cosy cottage with a relaxing and friendly atmosphere with secure garden and good doggy facilities."

    Within easy access to Lakes, Scotland and Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "Good time we add clean and help full comfort and clean cottage owner helpfull"

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2019

  • "The house was for the most part really good but I would like to raise just a couple of things."

    A couple of utensils would be really good to add to the kitchen drawer. A cheese slice and an egg skillet. My only real criticism would be that the couch cushions were covered in dog hairs which wasn't great. We did Really appreciate the milk, wine and biscuits that met us on our arrival and the gift of the pen and torch was a really nice touch. Thank you very much Mr Rickets!!!

    Reviewed by MatthewJun 2019

  • "Peacefulness!"

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2019

  • "The cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed including washing powder for the machine."

    Milk, tea,coffee, biscuits were waiting for us so no immediate dash to the shops. Tissues, toiletries etc. were a welcome addition along with information on the area and a good store of books. Our furry friend was also well catered for with the first truly dog proof garden I have come across since using Sykes cottages. There was also an enclosed exercise field plus walks across the owners fields. We used the day boarding kennels whilst we had a day in Carlisle and Maisie who hadn't been in kennels before loved it. Everyone in the village was very friendly and both pubs were dog friendly. A brilliant base for the lakes, Northumberland and even Scotland.

    Reviewed by DApr 2019

  • "Super cottage."

    Felt at home immediately. Nick the owner was very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, perfect for dogs and the planned walking holiday."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful without being OTT and the location to the village was perfect. Recommended

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2019

  • "Ideal location."

    Useful to have local rail station. Handy village pubs and shop. Cottage was excellent.

    Reviewed by LesOct 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage, the situation suited us and the garden was truly dog proofed."

    There were places to walk the dogs within the area and a paddock where they could run free safely.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, good for a quiet break."

    Very friendly people.

    Reviewed by JeremyJun 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful and more than met our needs."

    We would recommend this to other families in particular, especially if you like cows, dogs and poultry! It is a good location for access to many areas of the Lakes and also to Carlisle and Penrith for shopping etc.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome but are not allowed upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • No stag/hen or similar parties allowed
  • Family orientated site
  • Note: Should you wish to use doggy day care, then advanced booking is required

The property

Mousehole Cottage is an alluring cottage situated approximately one mile from the village of Armathwaite in Cumbria.

It provides cosy accommodation for friends or family to enjoy all-year round.

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About the location


Penrith 11 miles.

The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Armathwaite is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, Eden Valley and the lovely coastline of the Solway Firth. The village has two old pubs, both with popular restaurants serving excellent food, a village Post Office and a traditional village shop. The River Eden runs through the centre of the village, and the area is renowned for its excellent salmon fishing, plus walking, canoeing and climbing. Armathwaite Castle, by the river, is a four-storey Pele Tower, and the 15th Century Church has fine examples of stained glass windows. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring. The local railway station is a stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and where today many old steam trains still wend their way through some of the finest countryside in Britain. The Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith is the "largest grass covered building in the country" or you might like to visit Dalemain Historic House, featured in a television production of Jane Eyre.

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