Cottage in Cumbria

ID: S425110

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets 1

About this property

Set on a quiet lane in a pretty village overlooking open fields, an ideal base for walking and cycling, Alfred Wainwright described the area as one of the pleasantest of the Lakeland Valleys: a quiet, unspoilt, beautiful location.

The quaint village of High Lorton has a restaurant, pub, tennis courts, fishery and a small shop with delicious local produce and local handcrafted gifts. Buttermere and Crummock Water are both within 6 miles, the wonderful walk around Crummock Water is just over 11 miles, take a detour to Scale Force, a dramatic waterfall. Whinlatter Forest is under 4 miles away with mountain bike trails, Go Ape and osprey viewing. The market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, both are under 10 miles away with independent shops and restaurants. This listed building was originally a brewery and has been converted into two cottages. On arrival, head up the exterior stone staircase up the steps to the front door of this end cottage, which is covered with a stone porch. As you enter the property into the cosy lounge, you will find a Smart TV and DVD player, multi fuel wood burner, comfy sofas and a sociable dining area. The lounge has views across open fields and offers a lovely space to relax in the evening, watch a good movie or enjoy a board game. The kitchen is accessed via a couple of steps from the lounge. You will find informal dining in the kitchen, the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or breakfast, there is an induction hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and Lavazza coffee machine. The staircase leads off the lounge up to the first floor. There is a twin bedroom, family bathroom next door with a bath and WC and a king size master bedroom accessed up three steps with an original beamed ceiling and a low window where you can wake up to views over the fields. Head back outside, down the stone staircase onto the ground level and you will find a great snug/games room under the main house (accessed via an external entrance). The kids will love this independent space to play table football or if you are looking to escape with a good book, this is the perfect retreat! The property has plenty of lockable storage perfect for bikes and kayaks accessed externally, this space also houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a shared courtyard to the rear of the property where you can enjoy an early morning coffee or sit out with a drink on a nice evening. Just outside the cottage is the Whitbeck, flowing alongside the village hall gardens which are open to the public. This peaceful spot is ideal to sit and enjoy the views and for the braver guests there is a perfect swimming spot. There is unrestricted street parking in the village and outside the property. Need to know: 2 bedrooms 1 king size, 1 twin. 1 bathroom with bath and WC. Kitchen with electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer compartment, microwave and Lavazza coffee machine. Washing machine and tumble dryer in the storage room accessed externally. Smart TV/DVD player and games console in the lounge. Wood burner in lounge (first basket of fuel provided). Games room/snug on ground floor with table football (accessed externally by door under the property entrance). Travel cot and highchair available. Large lockable storage space for bikes, kayaks and outdoor equipment, accessed externally.. Shared enclosed courtyard accessed via the snug. Unrestricted car parking in front of the property and throughout the village. Pubs/restaurant shop under 1 mile.


Enclosed garden / patio, Open fire / wood burner, Internet access, Games / Play facilities, Pub within 1 mile, Shop within 1 mile, Fishing on site / nearby, Romantic, Family friendly, Quirky, Cottage, Yes

Nearby points of interest

  • Derwent Pencil Museum

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