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The Retreat

Wetheral, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 982179)

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  • Customer Rating: 3.9 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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    “This cottage exceeded our expectations excellent location, dry clean well laid out even a jug of fresh milk and biscuits which was very welcome after a long drive.”

    Alisair and Anna were very accomodating. Beautiful part or the country, peaceful lots to do and see, the locals were also very friendly. Would definitely recommend the retreat and will be booking another visit 2019.

    Alisair and Anna were very accomodating. Beautiful part or the country, peaceful lots to do and see, the locals were also very friendly. Would definitely recommend the retreat and will be booking another visit 2019.

    - Miss Mcgregor, November 2018


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Retreat is a delightful, Victorian-style cottage resting as an attachment to the owner’s home right in the very heart of Wetheral.

Decorated beautifully throughout with exquisite oak furnishings, the property is very light and airy with spacious rooms.

Ideally, this cottage is for two couples or a family of three or four to get together in pleasant, tranquil surroundings and take a break from a busy work life.

You will be impressed by the open sitting room with its sumptuous sofas, period-style features and lovely long views of the well-maintained front lawn.

There is a door at the side of the sitting room which opens out onto a private yard for your personal use, where you can crack open a nice bottle of wine and soak up a summer evening.

The kitchen/diner is fitted with beautiful units and an oven/hob unit built into the grand inglenook fireplace.

Upstairs are fully-furnished, fresh, modern bedrooms and a bathroom, and also for your convenience there are extra storage cupboards at the top of the stairs.

Everything you need is close by; a mixture of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, along with some of the best attractions.

There is a whole wealth of historic places to visit in the surrounding area including Carlisle Castle, The Prior’s Tower and The Guildhall Museum, which is housed in the upstairs of Carlisle’s only medieval house.

Take a gentle stroll along River Eden in the village; parts of the riverbank here are surrounded by ancient woodlands, including Wetheral Woods, owned by the National Trust.

This well-located cottage is a great base whatever way you decide to make it memorable.


Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower and basin, separate WC with basin. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Side patio with lockable bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 4 mins walk

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About the location


Carlisle 5.3 miles.

The village of Wetheral lies five miles from Carlisle in the north of Cumbria. With great transport links, Wetheral has a quaint village green and is overlooked by a restaurant, pub, village shop and tearooms, along with the Crown Hotel. A short steep walk takes you past the church and remains of the abbey to the River Eden. To the east, the 19th century viaduct towers above the river with some of the best salmon fishing in the country. Further along the river you can view a wonderful waterfall from Corby Castle, and woodland walks lead to the remains of the caves used in the 14th century. Carlisle – the Border City – is the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, with a museum, historic tours, and plenty of entertainment for you to enjoy at your own leisure.

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