Lying at the foot of Ullock Pike, Black Moss is one of four cottages in the converted barn at Parkergate. The barn conversion is nestled under the grandeur of Skiddaw, overlooking meadows and woodland towards Bassenthwaite Lake. The property is south west facing with French windows leading to a patio – a fabulous spot to watch the sun go down after a hard day out on the fells.
There is walking from the front door both to the higher fells, in Dodd Wood and lovely shady rambles down to Bassenthwaite Lake. Dodd Wood is also where the Osprey nest can be seen from the viewing platforms during nesting season and red squirrels abound. The lovely St Bega's Church nestles on the lake shore, said to be the inspiration for Alfred Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur after his visit there in 1835.
Bassenthwaite Village is a thirty minute walk (1.5 miles) over the fields and is home to The Sun Inn which serves good meals and ales.
Black Moss can be booked along with Ullock Pike, sleeping 3, to accomodate a larger family, or with the other apartments in the barn, Calva and Whinlatter providing total accommodation for up to 16 persons.