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Mousehole Cottage

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ElaineJul 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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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.

Kick off your muddy boots in the porch after a day of exploring the choice of National Parks and AONBs that surround the property. Head into the open-plan living area for a relaxing evening with your loved ones, the exposed stone wall and wooden beams bring a sense of homeliness to the place.

The rustic flagstone flooring takes you over to the country cottage kitchen and dining area, boasting all the necessary equipment with charming cream coloured units to give it a fine finish. A stroll up the traditional wooden staircase takes you up to the first floor; here you will find the two comforting bedrooms under the eaves, with wooden latch doors and beams creating a perfectly warming environment in which to get your rest.

A cot is available.

Outside there is dedicated secure gated on-site parking. Get ready for a night in one of the local pubs in the stunning family shower room boasting a walk-in shower.

The Velux window fills the room with uplifting natural light.

This is a very dog-friendly cottage with luxury kennels offering doggy day care, and a pet bereavement facility on site.

Preparation are underway for the construction of an agility course.

Dog bowls and spare leads are available for use.

The 7 acre grounds offer a secure dog exercise paddock featuring a nature pond benches, perfect for leisurely walks or a picnic, and there are further meadows to which access is available, dependant on the time of year.

A selection of domestic poultry – chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl and pea fowl – wander around free range. Wild rabbits are also prevalent at dusk and dawn. Armathwaite, about one mile away, provides you with the essentials for a countryside break, boasting two gastropubs, a Post Office / convenience store for your daily essentials.

There is also a railway station, offering direct access to Carlisle on the scenic Carlisle to Settle line.At nearby Coombs Wood can be seen curious rock carvings in the soft sandstone cliffs.

The interesting carvings consist of various faces and a salmon.

Nearby, there is an inscription of greater antiquity which is believed to be of possible Roman origin.Most of the forest is a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site PAWS.

There are lovely walks along the river or you can complete a circular walk starting at one of the pubs in Armathwaite.

In addition, there are good walks along the River Eden to Armathwaite and Wetheral.The city of Carlisle is less than 10 miles away and offers a lovely day out with the family, with many further attractions to explore.

For everything from scenic countryside, stunning coastlines and charming towns, Mousehole Cottage is the place for you to stay. Note: Property can be booked with Ref 996947 and 971654, together they can sleep 14 people.


  • 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

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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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