3 The Croft accommodation summary
Open plan kitchen (inc dishwasher), dining area and second living room/snug
Utility room with freezer and washing machine
Single bedroom with pull out trundle bed on legs below bed
Bathroom has bath with shower over
Garden to side and rear
Wood store with room to store bikes and kayaks
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
Please note that, although pets are not accepted at the cottage, the property is not fully pet-free and so may not suit allergy sufferers.
The cottage will not be decorated during the festive period.General Description
3 The Croft is a spacious semi-detached house nestled in the foothills of Blencathra. It sleeps up to seven people and is ideally situated for adventures into some of the Lake District's major mountain ranges, with sizeable storage for bikes, kayaks and canoes. The cottage has recently been fitted out in a comfortable minimalist style, with an open plan kitchen and dining area that acts as the social hub of the house.
There are two entrances to the house; use the side door if you have muddy boots, as there is a boot store and lots of hooks on which to hang wet jackets and clothing in the utility room. If you enter through the front door, you'll find yourself in the hallway with the main living room to your left. A comfortable four-seater corner settee looks out of the large windows across the pony field to Clough Head and Threlkeld Fell, which form the northerly end of the Helvellyn range. There is a large arm chair that invites you to cuddle up in front of the functioning coal/log fire in the winter months. A 40" TV with DVD player sits on the local Honister slate mantle and there is a selection of books, games and DVDs for guests of the cottage to utilise.
Walking toward the rear of the house, you will pass the under-stairs WC on your way to the open plan kitchen, dining room and living room/snug. From the kitchen window, you can see Blease Fell and Gatesgill Fell, both part of the Blencathra range. Blencathra from the house, top to bottom, takes around 2.5 to 3 hours on foot. The kitchen is well laid out, with clever storage and contains an electric oven and hob, dishwasher and under-counter fridge. A washing machine and under-counter freezer are both located in the utility room next door. The dining table seats up to six people and looks out to the garden. A three-seater sofa, arm chair and coffee table provide a relaxing area from which to chat to the 'chef' and a wood burning stove provides warmth in the winter months.
Upstairs are three bedrooms sleeping up to seven people. They comprise of a single bed with a pull-out single bed stored underneath; a bedroom with two single twin beds; and the main bedroom with kingsize bed. The single and twin rooms have views of the Blencathra range and the kingsize room has views over the pony field towards Clough Head and Threlkeld Fell. The main bedroom has a double wardrobe, while the single and twin rooms have hooks and hangers in place of a wardrobe. The twin room is a good size and contains a chest-of-drawers. The bathroom is upstairs and contains a bath and over-bath electric shower.
The split-level garden is an L-shape that wraps around the side and rear of the cottage. It has a table and six seats from which to enjoy an early morning coffee or a relaxing glass of wine in the evening. There is a wood shed at the front of the property in which there is ample room to store bikes, kayaks or canoes. The garden also has a washing line.