Set in a privileged position in the unspoilt northern fringe of the Lake District lies Aiverthwaite, an absolute gem of a cottage for up to eight people. Spacious, welcoming, beautifully appointed and boasting a glorious panorama stretching from the Caldbeck Fells over the Solway Coast to Scotland in the distance it makes a very special place to spend your holiday. From this sandstone former barn the owners have created a warm, welcoming and sociable home using comfortable furnishings, high spec fittings, charming antiques and a practised eye for interior decor. There are four lovely bedrooms, a gorgeous sunroom, large garden and bags of space for a family or group to spread out.
Aiverthwaite is one of a handful of houses in the tranquil hamlet of Aughertree in the area known as the "Back o' Skiddaw". There are walks and cycle rides and even remnants of ancient history right on the doorstep. Aughertree Fell, Binsey and Uldale Fell are all walkable from the cottage while the undulating quiet roads of the area provide a great workout for cyclists. Why not take a quiet walk to the well-renowned Snooty Fox pub nearby? Alternatively treat yourself to a delicious piece of cake after a bike ride to Mae's Tearooms and Gallery? A visit to the charming village of Caldbeck, five miles away, will reward you with a popular village pub, several cafes, craft shops and much evidence of the area’s rich history.
If you care to sample Lakeland town life then, in spite of your rural setting, you're not too far away. Keswick and Cockermouth, two of northern Cumbria's loveliest towns are within 12 miles of the house. Cockermouth is a charming Georgian town with a great choice of independent shops and eateries while also being notable for being Wordsworth's birthplace. Why not pay a visit to the museum housed in his childhood home? Keswick, of course, is well known as the Lake District's adventure capital. This bustling town offers all manner of outdoor adventures as well as a twice-weekly market, an art deco cinema, a beautifully situated theatre and an abundance of shops and places to eat. A trip on one of the stately Derwentwater launches will reward you with wonderful views of the "jaws of Borrowdale". However you'd like to fill your holiday, you'll find Aiverthwaite a welcoming and luxurious home you'll want to visit time and time again.
Discover even more things to do and places to visit near Aiverthwaite by reading our guide here.
The cottage would be happy to apply a 10% discount to guests booking this cottage for parties of up to 4 people using only 2 bedrooms. If you would like more information on this offer, please call the office on 017687 80571 and we would be happy to help.