Bridgeway

Availability

£330 - £870

Area:
Langwathby
Sleeps:
8
Bedrooms:
4
Changeover:
Friday
Arrival time:
16:30
Departure time:
10:00
Pets Allowed?:
2
Garden:
enclosed
Fire type:
wood burner
WiFi:
Yes
Nearest Pub:
250m

Bridgeway is a spacious, bright and practical bungalow sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms. With 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms plus 2 big living rooms the accommodation is flexible enough to suit large families, 2 families travelling together, couples holidaying as a group or a combination of these. There is plenty of parking for 4 cars and a large garden surrounding the property ideal for children wanting to run off steam whilst their parents relax nearby. The living rooms and kitchen have interconnecting doors but can also be accessed from the central hallway, this is a large property capable of comfortably housing 8 people but would not feel too big for a family of 4. The garden fronts on to the road but Bridgeway is set back on its plot so the road is not obtrusive. The large front windows and the garden enjoy beautiful views over the village to the countryside beyond and the distant Lakeland Fells.

Bridgeway has an enviable location on the edge of Langwathby, in the heart of the beautiful Eden valley. It is just a stone's throw from the station from whence the Settle-Carlisle line is yours to explore whilst a short walk in the other direction takes you to the heart of this attractive village with its pub, shop and traditional sandstone houses surrounding the green. The River Eden flows past the village and beneath the 'temporary' bridge built in May 1968 a couple of months after the old stone bridge was destroyed by floods; this is the longest lasting temporary Calendar Hamilton bridge in the country. A popular local walk from the village follows 'Lady's Walk' along the river to Edenhall where you can partake of refreshment and refuelling at the pub before returning. Langwathby is just 5 miles from the market town of Penrith where you can wander round the many independent shops and discover the ruins of a sandstone castle in the park. There are also a good choice of supermarkets and places to eat around the town.

When you are ready to travel further afield and explore the wider area you will find Bridgeway is ideally located, as well as being right on the Settle-Carlisle railway it is just 10 minutes drive to the A66 and M6; the transport links are excellent. Lovely Ullswater in the Lake District can be reached in 20 minutes by car, this stunning lake can be explored via the Ullswater Steamers which ply the lake all year round with piers at Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force. The walks around the lake and up into the surrounding fells are as numerous as they are beautiful, you will be spoilt for choice. If solitude is more your style turn the other way and head up to the Pennines, many people recognise Cross Fell but far fewer have climbed it and it is very easy to get away from everybody on the large expanses of moorland. Cyclists can explore the maze of lanes along the Eden Valley or take on the popular challenge of climbing Hartside Pass, the views from the top are spectacular on a clear day. The compact border city of Carlisle can be reached by train or car, as can the riverside market town of Appleby, home of the annual horsefair. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and visit Hadrian's Wall or immerse yourself in more recent history at Dalemain, Lowther, Hutton-in-the-forest or Acorn Bank, all these country houses have tea rooms to indulge yourself in as well as interesting and varied architecture and gardens to tour at your own pace.

In short there is far more to do within 30 minutes of Bridgeway than you can possibly fit in to a week; stay longer or come back next year!