New Cottages for the New Year


Enjoy a peek at some of our stunning brand new cottages and treat yourself to something special for 2017.

Johnby Hall Barn, Greystoke

Johnby Hall Barn holiday cottageJohnby Hall Barn is a newly converted gem of in the grounds of 14th century manor house, Johnby Hall. Converted from one of the beautiful sandstone outbuildings of the original hall, the whole place has been thoughtfully designed for guests to make the most of the history and magic of its ancient situation while still benefitting from all the comforts of a warm and welcoming modern home. It has retained original features such as exposed beams in the lofty double-height spaces while being elegantly decorated with sumptuous textiles, a subtle colour palette and antique furniture. It also benefits from fantastic, far-reaching views over fields to the Pennines in the distance.

It makes a fabulous holiday home for a couple or a family as, not only does it have extensive shared grounds with countless nooks and crannies to explore, but it is also a working farm with adorable pigs roaming about the surrounding fields from which Johnby's renowned sausages are made. It even has a walled orchard and an area of woodland for your little forest sprites to set up camp. For guests with an interest in history it's a truly magical place to stay. By prior arrangement with the owners guests at the cottage can even dine in the main hall at Johnby. Ascending the mighty stone staircase you'll be welcomed to the magnificent dining room with its deep sandstone windows and antique pianos. Perfect as a treat for a special occasion.

Sleeps 4/5, 3 pets

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7 Queen's Square, Kirkby Lonsdale

7 Queen's Square in Kirkby Lonsdale7 Queen's Square is a charming, stone-built Grade II listed town house nestled among the enchanting network of narrow lanes that is Kirkby Lonsdale. This attractive property offers accommodation for up to 6 people split over four floors and has a unique position overlooking the picture-postcard grounds of St Mary's Church in the heart of the town. Period features such as deep window sills and sash windows enhance the character of this property.

Kirkby Lonsdale is one of Cumbria's most picturesque market towns. Its position on the bank of the River Lune adds to its photogenic charm, and its many grand historic buildings celebrate the town's illustrious past. Exploring the narrow winding streets and cobbled squares is captivating; a wander along the river to the medieval masterpiece of Devil's Bridge, or a browse around the many fine independent shops can create a perfect break in itself. Kirkby Lonsdale also boasts an excellent range of tea rooms, restaurants and pubs to relax in, many of which are within a stone's throw of this beautiful property.

Sleeps 6, no pets, gas effect fire

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Eaglesfield, Borrowdale

Eaglesfield holiday cottage in BorrowdaleEaglesfield is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Borrowdale Valley with views of the surrounding Northern Fells to the front, rear, and side of the cottage. It makes a perfect launchpad for all sorts of lake and mountain adventures, with two hotels open to non-residents and a cafe (frequented by Prince Charles on his visits to the valley) within 200 meters from the cottage. The cottage features a front and rear lawned garden, enclosed by original dry stone walls and is situated on a quiet country lane, so passing traffic is minimal.

Borrowdale is a walker’s paradise with an unsurpassed choice of routes and climbs from family friendly Catbells or Castle Crag to the towering heights of Great Gable and the Scafells. The village of Rosthwaite offers the Scafell Hotel and Riverside bar, and the Flock Inn tea room which also sells household essentials and limited groceries.

Sleeps 4, 2 pets, open fire

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Highgate Cottage, Ullswater

Highgate Cottage near UllswaterHighgate Cottage enjoys an enviable position in Watermillock. Overlooking Ullswater and with the living space located upstairs, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful views whilst you relax and unwind. Recently renovated by its current owners, this immaculate cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly want to make the most of your holiday. The spacious rooms include double and twin bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, and a light bright living/dining room with feature fireplace plus two large windows from which to admire the view.  You have full access to the peaceful, shared garden with grass and seating areas, all of which again enjoy views to the lake.

Watermillock is a small, scattered rural village to the north of Ullswater. Quiet and tucked away, yet within easy reach of all the local attractions, it is ideally located for exploring the Northern Lake District. Walk from the door along rural lanes linking to footpaths up Little Mell Fell or across Swinburns Park to Gowbarrow Fell and Aira Force. Ten minutes' drive away is the attractive riverside village of Pooley Bridge with a good range of places to eat, gift shops, and a village store. For serious walkers, all the northeastern fells are on your doorstep: Place Fell, High Street, Helvellyn, Blencathra – the choice is yours.

Sleeps 4, no pets, electric fire

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Wellhead Cottage, Cockermouth

Wellhead Cottage near CockermouthWellhead Cottage is a charming property located in the quiet village of Plumbland in the Ellen Vale. It has been renovated to make the most of the many attractive original features whilst providing modern convenience and comfort. The bedrooms are light and bright with rural views and the cottage as a whole welcomes you - not just with the 'welcome' sign on the door but also with its friendly atmosphere and attention to detail. It is ideal for families or couples travelling together and makes a perfect base for exploring the Northern and Western Lake District from Caldbeck to Keswick and Loweswater to Ennerdale. Carlisle, the coast, Hadrian's Wall, and the Eden Valley are also within easy reach.

Plumbland is a small, peaceful farming village tucked away in the little known Ellen Vale yet is within a short distance of numerous local attractions. Both ends of this peaceful valley are worth a visit; the Northern Fells are quiet and their rolling green slopes have a network of inviting grassy path to explore, whilst Maryport is an attractive coastal town with attractions to entertain all ages. Rural footpaths link with quiet local lanes to provide opportunities for walks from your door. For those of you of the cycling persuasion there is no better place to use as your base, with the countless routes you can travel from the cottage.

Sleeps 4, no pets, wood burner

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Cliff End Firs, Ambleside

Fell views from Cliff End Firs in AmblesideCliff End Firs is a superb detached house situated in a quiet residential spot with splendid panoramic views across the fells and mountains that surround Ambleside. With fabulously relaxing outdoor spaces including a sundeck and garden, this cottage is a peaceful retreat set only a short stroll from the popular village of Ambleside with its array of shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants.

The spacious open-plan living area and comfortable sleeping for 8 to10 people makes this the perfect house for families and groups of friends. It is well equipped with baby gates, cots, and high chairs, making it ideal for couples with young children. Cliff End Firs has a wonderful, secure, lawned garden where children can play safely. A huge selection of toys and board games are available for use during your stay. The games room with table tennis and pool tables provides adult recreation, too.

The property benefits from bright, modern décor throughout, with lots of natural light. Sit back and take in the fabulous views from the sunny lounge or relax with some quiet reading time in the beautiful lawned garden. The sundeck is the ideal place for a morning coffee or to soak up the evening sunshine over a chilled glass of wine.

Sleeps 8/10, 2 pets, gas effect fire

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The Mews, Keswick

The Mews kitchen in KeswickWelcome to The Mews, a beautiful and well appointed cottage set along a quiet street in the much loved Lake District town of Keswick. Just a ten-minute stroll from the heart of the town and with a wealth of wonderful walking straight from the door it really is in the ideal spot to make the most of all the area has to offer. The cottage forms part of a building dating back to the 19th century and has been tastefully brought into the 21st century with sumptuous furnishings, modern appliances, and a gorgeous extension with double doors looking out onto Skiddaw, the mighty fell standing guard over the town.

Where to begin on what to do in Keswick? Stunningly situated on the shores of Derwentwater with a wealth of shops and restaurants the town has so much to offer for everyone. For the outdoor enthusiast, Keswick is an absolute paradise with unparalleled fell walking opportunities and an array of adventure activities. For a more gentle option, why not take a walk around the lake? You could enjoy a gorgeous lunch at one of Borrowdale's marvellous eateries and catch the Derwentwater Launch back to town.

Sleeps 5, no pets, wood burner

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