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Hillcrest Cottage - Kirkland

Kirkland, Lake District
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming cottage in one of the most remote valleys in the Lake District
  • Keep cosy with both the living room and conservatory boasting wood burners
  • Outdoor stove and large garden perfect for summer months
Property code: SZ255

Located in a lovely, quiet village blessed with wonderful walking, cycling and hiking, this cottage is full of beautiful original features and character in abundance.

Welcome to this charming cottage in Kirkland near Ennerdale full of beautiful original features and character. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps 3/4 people making it ideal for couples or families to enjoy this quiet western corner of the Lake District. It sleeps three guests in two bedrooms, and a fourth guest can be accommodated on either a spare bed in the single room, or a sofa bed. The cottage has period features throughout and has cosy wood burners in the two main living rooms and the master bedroom. You will also find oak ceiling beams and a stunning conservatory overlooking the landscaped garden. There are rural views of the countryside towards the Ennerdale fells.

Ennerdale is one of the quietest and most remote valleys in the Lake District. The long deep lake provides a habitat for several rare species. Tall mountains tower over the lake whilst the head of the valley is forested and home to many species including deer, badgers, highland cattle and red squirrels. Kirkland is perfectly located for exploring Ennerdale whilst remaining within easy driving distance of other Lake District highlights including Cockermouth, Loweswater, Buttermere and the Cumbrian coastline. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions including the Lake District Wildlife Park near Bassenthwaite, an aquarium in Maryport, Go Ape at Whinlatter and the Ravenglass railway in Eskdale.

The cottage has a traditional front door with climbers growing over the porch. There is a small front garden that has been thoughtfully planted to include many beautiful shrubs and flowers. The door opens into a porch with traditional stone flooring and hanging area. An original internal door then opens into the lounge that retains many charming original features including exposed timber beams, wooden lintels, traditional sandstone inglenook fireplace with cast iron wood burner on a beautiful slate hearth. There is a chest of storage drawers, a comfortable double sofa, as well as a television.

There is a door to the hallway off which there is an archway to the kitchen and stairs to the first floor. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern units, gas hob and electric oven, Belfast sink and a dishwasher. In additional there is an integrated fridge, separate freezer and a microwave. A step leads down to the conservatory and dining area. A washer/dryer is available for guests located under the stairs.

The beautiful conservatory is oak framed with a tiled roof. Inside there is inset lighting in the floor, a cast iron wood burner, floor to ceiling windows and a side door to the garden. Sofas provide a comfortable seating area and there is a wall mounted TV with DVD player in this room.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. It features stunning exposed beams and a third wood burner. The second bedroom has a single bed. This room benefits from views across the countryside to the Ennerdale Fells.

The family bathroom features a bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and a separate shower cubicle.

Outside there is access to the garden via the conservatory or via a side gate through the picket fence. The garden has been landscaped to make the most of the space and has a stunning layout of slate chipped paths, well stocked borders and trees and an outside dining table. The paths also lead through a wooden planted pergola to a lawn, decking, and stone water fountain. The garden is enclosed, although adventurous small dogs might be able to find their way out. There are wonderful views over the rural landscape and fells beyond.

Although the garden is enclosed there are some gaps where inquisitive dogs may be able to get through so isn't escape-proof for pets.

There is a lean-to log store.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, integrated fridge and freezer
  • Washer/dryer is located under the stairs
  • 3 wood burners (initial supply of fuel provided)
  • TV and DVD player
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. There is a lean-to log store
  • On street parking available throughout the village. Off road parking (subject to availability) in nearby church car park
  • Pub 2 miles, shop and restaurant 9 miles
  • Please be aware that although the garden is enclosed, inquisitive dogs may be able to get through
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 27th October 2023

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Location of property worked really well for us, easy to walk or quick drive to Ennerdale gave us the access to some of the quieter areas in the Lakes and also easy access to Keswick, 30 minute drive. Property is lovely, loved the log burners, kept the rooms cost, especially the lounge area. Good amount of space in the property, while still retaininRead moreg its cosy feel. Would certainly recommend and will return. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Bev 25th August 2023

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A lovely cosy cottage, perfect location for us to visit family who lived close by. Our dog loved running around the garden. The kitchen cupboards were full of plenty of plates, bowls etc. I cooked every evening and anything utensil I needed it was there.

Reviewed by Charlotte 20th August 2023

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Lovely homely cottage. Few issues with signal and tv.

Reviewed by Jaedon 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 7th July 2023

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Cottage not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Car parking is away from the cottage.

Reviewed by Andrew 30th June 2023

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Kirkland is well placed for visiting the western lakes and coast. Lots of lovely walks, St Bees Head spectacular and lots more around to visit. The cottage is darker & smaller than in photos with a real mixture of furniture. Nice kitchen but some of the equipment could do with updating, again all a bit of a mix and feels well used. Sad to say thereRead more are no recycling facilities. Steps down into kitchen and a bit of a tricky step midway between kitchen and conservatory.- take care. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 16th June 2023

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Nice quiet location, cosy cottage and a short drive to lovely Ennerdale Water. Totally relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Sunni 12th June 2023

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great location, beautiful large garden, well equipped Would come again!

Reviewed by Marion 22nd May 2023

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Reviewed by Graham 19th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, very peaceful location, fantastic if you want tranquility. Not too far to get shopping if needed as there are good shops in Cockermouth. Didn't need to use the fire as it was good weather. But it was good to know it was there if needed. My daughter loved the roll top Bath and took some persuading to get her out of it. The garden, asRead more lovely as it is had a couple of little points where the dogs could have surprised the neighbours if we hadn't been watching. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 12th May 2023

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Very lovely cottage. Would definitely stay there again. Ennerdale lake have some great walks plus surrounding areas. Any shopping you need is just a short drive away once you have your bearings.

Reviewed by Lorraine 17th March 2023

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What a Beautiful cottage, felt so at home Log burners in all rooms decorated beautifuly, views amazing had the best stay, we didnt want to leave wish Id booked it for longer xx

Reviewed by John 20th February 2023

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Reviewed by Allison 12th February 2023

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Brilliant cottage we loved the old and new side but side in this property the quiet bird son waking us up to the difference of the intercity life was great comfortable sofas beds lovely. Very clean cottage great area loved the days spent here xx

Reviewed by Kimberley 26th December 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage and very clean. Modern kitchen and bathroom. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Angela 16th September 2022

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This is a really lovely and cosy cottage in a quiet location for the edge of the Lakes. We really enjoyed out stay here and would come back again.

Reviewed by Christine 9th September 2022

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Nice cottage quiet area Cottage needs freshening up a bit The Fox and Hounds pub 4mins away had the best pub grub ever

Reviewed by June 2nd September 2022

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We chose this location, which was a quiet area but we had plenty of walks on our doorstep

Reviewed by Geoff 26th August 2022

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This is in wonderful location with easy access to the western Lakes - Ennerdale, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater. We were lucky enough to be there for the Ennerdale Show, a mile down the road. It's also an easy drive to St Bees, Cockermouth and Whitehaven. There's a Spar shop in Frizington about 10 minutes away or a large Tesco by WhitehavenRead more harbour, where there is 2 hours free parking so you have time to get fish and chips from the nearby chippy and sit and eat it by the harbour. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Tracy 29th July 2022

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Lovely place to stay. Felt like a home from home. Explored lots in the area but will return to the lakes and this cottage in the future.

Reviewed by Paul 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage, beds comfy , bath amazing. Nowhere to hang wet coats and no fire starting stuff just logs so couldnt use log burners. Conservatory fantastic to sit in on an evening. Great location for hills and coast.

Reviewed by Ian 3rd June 2022

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Needs brightening up.

Reviewed by Shani 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Suzanne 29th April 2022

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We couldn't have been more thrilled with this cottage and location. The scenery was stunning. A quiet and peaceful place full of character unlike other areas in the Lake District. With only three nights stay we visited Buttermere buzzing with walkers and climbers and Ennerdale waters much quieter. Hillcrest cottage was a delight to return to after Read morea busy day and felt cosy and warm. Do take all the food and drink you need as the nearest shop is 9 miles away. Would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 25th March 2022

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Cottage was fine and very comfortable. Good location. It was a nice touch to open the bedroom curtains in the morning and to see 2 peacocks on the roof.

Reviewed by Adrian 17th March 2022

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Very comfortable and well equipped cottage to use as a base to enjoy the Western Lake district. We would happily stay again. Thank you.

Reviewed by Karen 12th March 2022

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Had a lovely time . Location was perfect. Definitely be back

Reviewed by Janet 4th March 2022

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Everything you need. Bed extremely comfy. Location nice for getting to Ennerdale water. No shops or anything in Kirkland village. Lots of nice walks in the area

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