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Birkrigg

Newlands Valley, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A cosy, fresh and welcoming farm cottage in the Newlands Valley
  • Relax in front of the wood burner and enjoy the fell views
  • Ideal for keen walkers, cyclists and nature lovers discovering Derwentwater
Property code: SZ075

This picturesque and spacious cottage enjoys a spellbinding location between Buttermere and Derwentwater, making it an ideal base for six guests exploring the north-western part of the Lake District.

This large farm cottage is in the special location of the Newlands Valley. It benefits from an elevated position and uninterrupted views of glorious mountain scenery including Catbells, Robinson and Blencathra.

The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, offering comfortable and homey accommodation with a newly refurbished open-plan kitchen and dining room. The location on the Newlands Pass between Braithwaite and Buttermere is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists looking to explore this north-western corner of the Lake District. There is superb walking straight from the door either on the valley floor or into the surrounding fells.

Keswick is a 10-minute drive away offering a wide selection of pubs, restaurant and shops. The local inn is well worth a visit, located on the other side of the valley and reached by a walk of just over a mile along the valley roads. There are two great pubs in Braithwaite and in ButtermereB; raithwaite also has a well-stocked village shop.

This cottage is featured in the popular BBC drama, 'The A Word' as the family's home.

The front door opens into the hallway leading to the sitting room and dining area/kitchen. The sitting room is traditionally furnished and has a TV and DVD player. From the sitting room windows there is a magnificent view to the Newlands Valley.

The kitchen and dining room are part of an open-plan living area with a comfortable combination of traditional and modern furnishings. The dining area has a wood burner and a large dining table and chairs. Windows look to the front of the cottage and across the Newlands Valley to the beautiful fells. There is a cosy seating area benefiting from the wood burner and a TV.

The kitchen is one step up from the living area and is newly refurbished. The kitchen features a halogen hob and electric oven, fridge, microwave and full-size dishwasher. At the end of the hallway is a door leading to a large utility area housing the washer, separate tumble dryer, heated towel rail and further large fridge with large freezer. The Aga is not in use. An external door off the utility room leads to the small backyard.

Upstairs there are two king-size bedrooms both of which have walk-in wardrobes and en-suite shower rooms with mains shower, WC and wash basin. The third bedroom is a spacious twin room. There is a separate bathroom on the first floor with a corner electric shower, WC, towel rail and wash basin.

Outside there is a small yard to the rear that backs directly onto the fellside and small woodland. The fell behind is Causey Pike. At the front of the cottage there is a sitting out area with stunning uninterrupted views of Newlands Valley. By prior permission the owner's adjoining barn can be used for storage of bikes and outdoor equipment. Private parking is available directly opposite the property. A welcome tea tray is provided.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 shower room with shower and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Fridge, freezer, washer and tumble dryer in shared utility room
  • Welcome tea tray provided
  • Wood burner (initial fuel supply included)
  • TV, DVD player in lounge, TV in kitchen/diner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking opposite the cottage
  • Bike storage available
  • Pub 1.5 miles, Derwentwater 2.5 miles, Keswick 5.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janine 3rd November 2023

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Epic view. A spacious but cosy house which is very well equipped and was very clean. Fantastic location for walks from the front door and for exploring the beautiful Lake District. Plenty of space for parking multiple vehicles directly opposite the property. Our family absolutely loved our week here and we cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Sylvia 27th October 2023

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Such a lovely cottage in a very prestige location.

Reviewed by Jean 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 28th October 2022

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A warm, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a super location

Reviewed by Stuart 23rd September 2022

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This is a lovely cottage in a great location, as long as you like quiet and long walks. It is a bit of a drive to get to any towns if you need anything, but its isolation is part of the appeal for us. The views from the front of the cottage are stunning. The hosts were very welcoming and gave us pointers as to what we could do. The welcome pack of Read morebiscuits was much appreciated. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. We will hopefully be back in the fairly near future. Hide

Reviewed by David 26th August 2022

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Had a fantastic week at Birkrigg staying in the 6 berth cottage which was absolutely spotlessly clean on our arrival with some nice welcoming touches like fresh flowers and local biscuits well equipped kitchen great showers comfy beds set in a perfect location we have stayed in lots of cottages in the lakes and this is probably the best (yet) hostsRead more Karen and Alan are friendly but not intrusive so good weve already booked for next year Hide

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