Kirkoswald 0.8 miles.
A delightful, stone-built, stable block conversion, next to the owners’ home, just under one mile from the pretty village of Kirkoswald and within easy reach of the town of Penrith, the city of Carlisle and the Lake District National Park.
Lovingly restored and refurbished, this rural cottage is warm and welcoming, with a combination of original beams, sandstone walls and arched window creating a cosy retreat in the heart of the Eden Valley.
The spacious entrance hall leads to a comfortable sitting room, with a sofa bed, and then through to a lovely dining room with a French door to an enclosed decking area with outdoor woodburner and views over the surrounding woodland and pond.
Downstairs there is also a fully-equipped kitchen and a WC.
A spiral staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite, a peaceful retreat after a long day’s sightseeing.
The Coach House also benefits from a secure cycle store/drying room, large enough to store several bikes.
A short walk will take you to the centre of the charming village of Kirkoswald, a frequent winner of the best kept village award, boasting two pubs providing fine cuisine and traditional ales, as well as a shop and Post Office.
The River Eden runs close to the village, and the area is renowned for its excellent salmon fishing, walking, canoeing and climbing.
The Eden Gorge is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring, plus you’re ideally based for the Lake District, Eden Valley and the Solway Firth.
The Coach House is a lovely romantic retreat with plenty to see and do within easy reach.
About the location
Penrith 9 miles; Carlisle 18 miles.
The delightful rural village of Kirkoswald is situated in the Eden Valley and is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kirkoswald has two excellent pubs, both serving fine quality food, a 12th century church and a shop and Post Office. The River Eden runs nearby and the area is renowned for its superb trout and salmon fishing, along with walking, cycling, canoeing and climbing. There are literally miles of glorious paths following the river's course, with welcoming spots for riverside picnics and sightseeing. Expect caves and gorges, and look out for the ten unusual benchmark sculptures along the way. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring, plus the local railway station is a stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain. Brougham Castle, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England), Hadrian's Wall, the town of Penrith and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away. The stunning scenery of both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks are within reach, making Kirkoswald a convenient place to stay.