Situated in a peaceful location on a working dairy farm, Bendale is a perfect retreat from the stresses of everyday life. This one-bedroom cottage has been beautifully designed for your comfort, feeling warm and welcoming as soon as you step through the door. Close the curtains and snuggle up on the sofa in the winter or on warm summer evenings throw open the french doors and enjoy time on the patio soaking up the peace, quiet and rural views. Keep to yourselves or get involved with farm life; discover the quiet spots only known to the locals or hit the tourist hotspots; be active or relax; whatever you choose this is a beautiful spot to base yourself to do it.
Bendale has an enviable location with having the feeling of rural isolation to come home to, yet being only 3 miles from the bustling market town of Cockermouth, 4.5miles from historic Maryport and 20 minutes from Keswick; hub of the northern fells. You have the best of both worlds here in this unspoilt corner of Cumbria. For an evening stroll The Old Mill Inn offers locally sourced traditional pub food, cask ales and a warm welcome a mile down a quiet lane. You are also welcome to walk round the farm and the owners offer a tour if you are interested in learning more. A network of local footpaths allows exploration of the local countryside including linking via Dearham down to Maryport and the coast for a full day walk.
With easy access to the Solway and west Cumbrian coasts, the quieter western fells plus the tourist hotspots around Keswick, Bendale is ideally located for exploring north and west Cumbria. Lovely little Allonby offers an old-fashioned day by the seaside, find out about West Cumbria’s mining heritage in Whitehaven or investigate the roman origins of Maryport. Heading inland choose from numerous beautiful lesser known walks around Ennerdale, Back o’ Skiddaw and Loweswater or the ever-popular walks around Keswick and Derwentwater. Historic Carlisle is only half an hour away with its museum, castle, riverside walks and good range of shops and restaurants. For a pampering treat try an afternoon at Armathwaite spa or how about a tour of the Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite or Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth both conclude with the all-important tastings!
Looking for a quiet rural retreat in a lovely location which is in easy reach of everything north-west Cumbria has to offer? Give Bendale a try; the only thing you will regret is not booking to stay for longer!