Spacious 5 bedroom rustic cottage in a quiet village just outside of the busy market town of Kirkby Stephen. Ideal for a peaceful holiday with family & friends, or an ideal base for outdoor activities
This 400 year old cottage is placed on a hill in a truly quiet farming village, enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the Eden Valley and surrounding areas. Nearest convenience store & pubs 1.5 miles away, with full facilities (shops, restaurants, supermarkets, petrol station etc) in the busy market town of Kirkby Stepehen just 4 miles away. The property is a perfect mix of traditional rustic and modern. Decorated & furnished in a practical and unpretentious style, with a focus on friendly family living without too much worrying about wet clothes or muddy boots !
Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms sleeping 11; 1 x single, 1 x twin, 1 x double, 1 x 4 bed (2 doubles) and 1 x exceptionally large double. An additional double bed settee in the largest bedroom, plus a pull out bed make bring the total sleeping capacity up to 14 if required. In addition, there is a childs travel cot. All the bedrooms enjoy fabulous views and 3 of them have a washbasin. Upstairs also features a quiet sitting area for reading, stargazing (telescope available) or just relaxing. There is also a bathroom with a bath, washbasin & WC
Downstairs, the fully fitted kitchen is a large open plan room with a TV used for both cooking, eating and living. There are 2 dining tables and a sitting area. The oil fired Aga is complimented by a modern double oven and halogen hob, and there is a large fridge, microwave and dishwasher
Downstairs is also a shower room with step in shower, washbasin and WC
There are 2 separate living rooms, both with comfortable leather suites, TV & DVD player, one of which is exceptionally large with a large dining table and open fire. There are lots of games including a small pool table, darts board, table football and lots of board games, books & jigsaws available. There is a great selection of DVDs available, but feel free to bring your own. If you like music, there are also various Radio / CD players around the house
Outside is an stunniing large rear garden over looking the Eden valley, split into 3 levels of lawn. There is a large patio with a barbeque, tables & chairs and a hammock. The cottage also offers the use of an outdoor Hot Tub enabling you to relax & enjoy the panoramic views in style. Another lawn at the font of the house offers views towards the northern hills and sheep are genarally grazing in the adjascent fields. At the end of the drive there is a small enclosed childrens playground, and a path leading down to the local church & the River Eden
There is car parking for up to 4 cars, with more parking at the bottom of the drive.
The cottage is ideally placed for a variety of days out, with the Lake District to the South/West, Northumberland to the North, Durham and the East, and the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors to the South. Or for those preferring to stay close to "home" there are plenty of interesting places such as Appleby, Brough Castle and Penrith, plus lots of walking & cycling routes. Golf is available at the spectacular Appleby Golf Club
The village is a very quiet farming community. If you are looking for a peaceful & relaxing family / group holiday, with the pleasures of country living to enjoy, this is the place for you
The area is the unspoiled part of Cumbria and, as such, is far more relaxing than the Lakes areas. The A66 is just 5 minutes away providing easy access to all surrounding areas. But the village is quiet and ideal for families with young children, with a small play park (swings, roundabout etc) an the end of the driveway. There are sheep in the fields adjoining the gardens front & back, and the garden is full of interest with rabbits, pheasants and even a woodpecker regularly "in residence". There is very little light pollution in the area, making it a great spot for star gazing on a clear evening and the property has a telescope for the clients to enjoy.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Climbing Fishing Golf Horse Riding Sailling
Sports Center Swimming Tennis Water Skiing Wind Surfing