Aikin accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Open plan lounge with dining area
Kitchen area to the end of the room
Walk in larder
Separate toilet

First Floor

Three double bedrooms
One triple bedroom (with three singles)
Family bathroom with shower over the bath
Separate toilet
Very small shower room


South facing gravelled terrace with garden furniture
1/2 acre of private grounds
Lockable store (for bikes)
Log store
Rotary clothes dryer

Parking Info

Parking for up to 5 cars

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
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)
A high chair is available
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £150. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.

Fuel included for the fire

Private water supply filtered and treated by UV light

The property can accommodate a 10th person, with use of a camp bed. Please enquire for further information. You do need to provide your own bedding for the camp bed.

General Description

Life at Aikin centres around the main room on the ground floor. Here there are sofas arranged around the main focal point, the open fire. There are other quieter areas - a smaller seating area in the alcove by one of the windows which has fantastic, uninterrupted views over the surrounding fells. Another small gathering place with seating arranged in a curve is by one of the entrance doors, again with beautiful views.

Those with musical talent will be able to entertain themselves, and others, on the various keyboard instruments around the room including a piano, harpsichord and small church organ.

Towards the end of the room is the dining table - a great place for doing a jigsaw or for family/group meals seating 9/10 comfortably.

Beyond the dining area is the kitchen area which is equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and microwave. There is also a walk-in-larder with washer/drier.

A separate toilet is beyond the kitchen.

The stairs from the main room lead to a corridor with four bedrooms. Three of these are doubles (one of which is on a raised platform and so is unsuitable if you have difficulties with mobility). In this bedroom there is also a handbasin. There is another room with three single beds. All the bedrooms have amazing views.

There is a family bathroom which has bath with electric shower over, WC and sink. There is an additional separate toilet. Finally, there is a shower room with an electric shower - although please note that this is very small.

Outside is a south-facing gravelled terrace - the perfect place for alfresco dining. There is half an acre of grounds to explore and then countless walks leading off in different directions. Parking by the house for up to five cars.