Breckon Cottage accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Living room
Dining Room
Utility Room
Shower room and separate WC

First Floor

Kingsize bedroom
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom


Gravelled patio area

Parking Info

There is a designated off road parking space within the grounds of the property. 

Other Info
Arrival Time: 16:00
Departure Time: 10:00
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

Please note, there are 2 stone steps between the hallway and the kitchen on the ground floor. Also, due to the age of the cottage, the staircase to the first floor is fairy steep but there is a handrail

General Description

Breckon Cottage was built by Jennings Brewery in 1893 to house workers at the pub, though the downstairs rooms may well have older roots as indicated by the thick walls and traditional slate floor in the kitchen. The house has beautifully combines traditional charm with modern comfort. It feels homely, cosy and you will want to spend time here just relaxing in lovely surroundings.

The back door leads into a porch area which also functions as the utility room. This handy space has a tiled floor with plenty of room for muddy boots. This space also benefits from a number of hooks for coats above the radiator perfect for drying wet waterproofs, and for cosy warm coats on a cold winters day! Both a washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in here should you need them.

Just to the left off the hall is a fully tiled downstairs shower room with heated towel rail and on the right a separate WC. you will come to the dining room on the right.

The dining room can be found on your right. The solid wood table and four chairs stand on a tiled floor. Whilst you enjoy your meal you can also enjoy the view of Skiddaw and Carl Side out of the window. An attractive painted dresser contains spare glasses and crockery and a library of local interest books and in the cupboards underneath you will find a selection of games and jigsaws. You can also access the parking area and yard through a side door out of this room.

At the end of the hallway are 2 steps down to the kitchen with a fantastic old slate floor. The fitted kitchen contains a dishwasher, electric oven and hob, a Dolce Gusto coffee machine, fridge freezer, microwave oven, kettle and 4-slice toaster. It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need including a bin with an automatic lid, it opens with a wave of the hand and closes itself - even the children will be tidying up after themselves! The kitchen window looks out over the yard and trees at the back of the cottage.

To the left of the kitchen is the cosy living room; with amazing feature brick and stone fireplace and early Victorian red and black chequerboard tiles on the floor, this room oozes character. A 3-seater sofa and 2 chairs surround the fireplace, perfect for cosy evenings in around the woodburner. Just because the surroundings are traditional does not mean there is no 21st century technology to take advantage of though. There is a smart TV and DVD player. A rug by the fire and a set of tables complete the furniture in this snug sitting room.

The staircase, typical to cottages of this style, is fairly steep but does have handrail. The stairs lead up from behind a door in the kitchen; beautifully carpeted with local Herdwick wool carpet, they curve right round on themselves up to a small landing. On the right is the large family bathroom complete with beautiful roll top bath and spacious shower cubicle, this is a perfect room for relaxing in. The lights on the mirror come on with a wave of the hand and there is a heated towel rail for a snuggly warm towel when you finally decide to get out of the bath after a long soak.

Next to the bathroom is the master bedroom. There is a kingsize bed and matching cedar wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables; this room feels spacious, luxurious and calm. Dual aspect windows give lovely views out to Skiddaw and Carl Side with glimpses of Latrigg through the trees, and round to Clough Head and the slopes of Walla Crag.

Off the left of the landing is the twin bedroom, also dual aspect with views up to Skiddaw and through the trees to Latrigg. There is an oak wardrobe and bedside tables for storage and as well as the Herdwick carpet on the floor.

Outside there is a gravelled patio area by the back door - the perfect place to enjoy the view up to Skiddaw with your morning cuppa. There is also designated parking for 1 car next to the cottage, a real bonus so close to the centre of Keswick.