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The Hayloft - Lamonby

Lamonby, Cumbria
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Historic property with traditional details and contemporary conveniences
  • Enjoy evening drinks with a view on your private balcony
  • Excellent transport links to Carlisle, Penrith and Keswick all within 14.5 miles
Property code: SZ484

Escape to the Cumbrian countryside and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northern Fells, choosing this delightful couples retreat as the exclusive base for your adventures.

Discover a peaceful rural retreat for two people, worlds away from the bustle of the tourist trail with beautiful views across fields to the northern fells. Perfectly combining the feeling of being remote and isolated with the convenience and practicality of being only 10 minutes’ drive from the M6, this compact cottage could not have better location for a relaxing break. Converted from the hayloft of a former pub, the downstairs of the cottage is a cosy living/dining/kitchen whilst upstairs is a characterful and light bedroom with a balcony enjoying fabulous ever-changing views. The balcony faces west perfect for an evening glass of wine and a sunset perhaps?

The cottage is ideally located for peace and relaxation yet is within easy reach of the bustling towns of Penrith, Carlisle and Keswick. Quiet lanes and lonnings link in with a network of footpaths for local strolls; Greystoke Forest is a short walk away and a favourite of the owners. For more challenging walks amongst the lesser known northern fells; starting points for Carrock Fell, High Pike and Bowscale Fell are just a short drive away, as is everyone’s favourite the lovely Blencathra. Lamonby is a small unspoilt hamlet where the only rush-hour involves cows being brought in for milking, this is real rural Cumbria away from the tourist hotspots. The pub in Skelton is within walking distance and offers good food, there are no streetlights here though so if you go in the evening don’t forget to take a torch!

 

With easy access to the M6 and A66 the historic market towns of Keswick and Penrith plus the attractive city of Carlisle are all within half an hours’ drive each providing numerous options for shopping, eating and entertainment. For soaking up some history in lovely surroundings Hutton in the Forest, Dalemain, Mirehouse and Lowther Castle are a short distance away, offering grand houses and beautiful gardens to explore and of course all have lovely tearooms for a treat afterwards too. The whole of the northern and north-eastern Lake District is yours to explore as you wish, by car, bike or on foot. For a change of scene; the Eden Valley, Hadrian’s Wall and the Solway Coast are also in easy reach offering wide horizons to explore. So, if you want to be in a romantic retreat away from the rat race yet within easy reach of everything north Cumbria has to offer then end your search here.

Between the parking space and the front door is the first clue to the history of this building, an original stone mounting block beside the path. The solid wooden front door leads straight into the kitchen/dining/living room, with pegs for hanging coats and boots by the door on a tiled floor.

The kitchen units are arranged along the far wall, kitted out with everything you need for eating in and with a lovely view over the fields to the fells beyond to enjoy whilst you wash up afterwards. The oven and hob are electric and there is also a microwave, the fridge has an ice box so you'll have room for ice for a G&T or a tub of ice cream for a treat. Relax on the sofa Against the opposite wall with your chosen treat and there is a Smart TV with DVD and MP3 docking station for entertainment. The dining table and chairs are at the side of the room and of interest is the painting on the wall of the house which was handed down by a previous owner of the property.

To the right of the main living room is a door leading onto a tiled hallway with more storage and hanging space plus a small room with WC and wash basin. The carpeted stairs lead up and round to the en-suite bedroom. The bedroom is a lovely light characterful room with vaulted ceiling, dual aspect windows, exposed floorboards, stonework and beams. The bed can be set up as a king-size or two singles whilst two large built-in cupboards provide plenty of hanging space and shelving, two bedside tables with lamps complete the furniture in this spacious room. There is a handy fully tiled en-suite wet room with heated towel rail for carrying out daily ablutions in style. The views from the bedroom windows are stunning, at the back a glazed door leads onto a small balcony with table and chairs to really make the most of the vista across sheep fields to Blencathra, Carrock Fell and High Pike. On the other side of the room, the old hayloft door has been turned into a window and gives views across the lane to the Pennines in the distance.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as a twin on request at the time of booking)
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge with icebox compartment
  • Smart TV, DVD MP3 docking station
  • Balcony with seating
  • Off road parking for 1 car on the shared driveway
  • Pub within 2 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 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.

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 18th August 2023

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ideal location for the lakes etc easy tofind your way around and sue and dennis are realy nice hosts and sues scones were realy tasty

Reviewed by Lesley 30th June 2023

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Easy access to local walks. Recommend visiting Hutton in the Forest. Highly recommend eating at the Clickham Arms for eating out.

Reviewed by Ceri 26th May 2023

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Lovely quiet location. Great base for exploring the Lake District. Friendly hosts who are on hand and happy to help. Nice little extra touches, treats for dogs and scones for us

Reviewed by Rick 24th February 2023

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What a lovely venue. Very relaxing stay. Lovely hosts. Great location. Will be returning

Reviewed by Katie 17th February 2023

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We had a wonderful weekend in a beautiful location. The accommodation was superb and the owners were really welcoming.

Reviewed by Ed 11th February 2023

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Lovely cottage, set in a quiet location but close to amenities and attractions. Fantastic for night sky and star gazing.

Reviewed by Julie 16th December 2022

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Reviewed by Mary 21st November 2022

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A lovely cottage in a quiet spot but within easy reach of walking possibilities.

Reviewed by Jill 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 26th September 2022

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An enclosed outside area to a dog friendly stay would be better

Reviewed by Paula 2nd September 2022

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A beautiful little Hayloft, off the beaten track. Suitable for singles, couples and their dogs. Super comfy bed and great shower. Well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed by Julie 26th August 2022

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A lovely comfortable cottage

Reviewed by Paul 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Gina 12th August 2022

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We had an amazing week in this beautiful cottage. Amazing hosts, Suzanne and Dennis are such lovely people. The Hayloft is absolutely beautiful. Lovely quality throughout. We enjoyed the peace and quiet , relaxing on the balcony in the evenings was perfect. Can't wait to return

Reviewed by Jane 3rd June 2022

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This is a lovely property with beautiful views from the upstairs. Good location for getting out and about, with M6 and A66 within a short drive, but set in the peace of the countryside. It is equipped with everything you need for self catering. Suzanne and Dennis are friendly helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 27th May 2022

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What an absolute delight! Everything we needed in an beautiful property, superb location. Helpful and friendly hosts. Lovely walks for our dogs.

Reviewed by Phil 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 18th March 2022

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Lovely cottage in a quiet location close to some excellent Fell walking. Friendly and helpful owner.

Reviewed by Dave 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Luke 3rd March 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay - the views were amazing and the cottage was fine for us

Reviewed by Alannah 27th February 2022

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Loved our stay here and would recommend to anyone. The house was clean and tidy, felt very welcome. The location was great for being rural and only a short drive to local villages with pubs and not far from Penrith which has everything else you will need.

Reviewed by Jean 28th December 2021

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Nothing could have been better

Reviewed by Nick 24th December 2021

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I arrived at the cottage to find to be really warm and cozy. The was a doggy selection pack, turkey dinner and for home made mince pies and bottle of mulled wine which was a really nice touch. The cottage was very clean and tidy. It had pretty much everything needed for my stay. It situated in a small village with easy reach of the Lakes and nearesRead moret town Penrith. The host were brilliant and very friendly and helpful. I would definitely consider staying again. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Li 3rd December 2021

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We had a great stay here. The cottage was located in a very convenient junction which is close to most places we want to visit. The room has a great view of farm, sheep and mountains, it was clean and well equipped, owners were nice too. We would love to come back again and recommend it to our friends :)

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