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Aikin

Newlands Valley, Cumbria
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage packed with character and a roaring open fire
  • Spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Newlands Valley and surrounding fells
  • Tucked-away location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday exploring the Lake District
Property code: SZ039

This remote property is perfectly positioned for enjoying the wild scenery of the Newlands Valley. Escape everyday life and embrace the landscape for a truly memorable Lakeland holiday.

This is wonderful place to stay, stuffed full of treasures, antiques and knick-knacks, standing proudly in the upper part of the Newlands Valley with beautiful, uninterrupted views of the Newlands valley and fells.

The Newlands Valley is an excellent location for walkers. It offers some of the best ridge walks in the Lake District. Height is gained quickly and there are several outstanding horseshoe walks in the valley including the Dale Head and Coledale horseshoes.

It is also a superb base for cyclists as the Newlands Pass offers several exciting hairpin bends and testing hills. It forms a circuit with the Whinlatter Pass or a longer circuit with Honister Pass providing thrilling road cycling and magnificent scenery.

There is one pub in the valley; a traditional pub serving good food and beer. The outside bar allows you to admire the view whilst supping a pint. There are also pubs in the villages of Braithwaite (3.5 miles) and Buttermere.(3 miles). Keswick is a short drive away (5 miles) boasting plenty of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. Keswick also has an art deco cinema and a theatre.

Life at this cottage centres around the main room on the ground floor. Here there are sofas arranged around the main focal point, the open fire. There are other quieter areas - a smaller seating area in the alcove by one of the windows which has fantastic, uninterrupted views over the surrounding fells. Another small gathering place with seating arranged in a curve is by one of the entrance doors, Again with beautiful views.

Those with musical talent will be able to entertain themselves, and others, on the various keyboard instruments around the room including a piano, harpsichord and small church organ.

Towards the end of the room is the dining table - a great place for doing a jigsaw or for family/group meals seating nine to ten people comfortably.

Beyond the dining area is the kitchen area which is equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and microwave. There is also a walk-in-larder with washer/drier.

A separate toilet is beyond the kitchen.

The stairs from the main room lead to a corridor with four bedrooms. Three of these are doubles (one of which is on a raised platform and so is unsuitable if you have difficulties with mobility). In this bedroom there is also a handbasin. There is another room with three single beds. All the bedrooms have amazing views.

There is a family bathroom which has bath with electric shower over, WC and sink. There is an additional separate toilet. Finally, there is a shower room with an electric shower - although please note that this is very small.

Outside is a south-facing gravelled terrace - the perfect place for al fresco dining. There is half an acre of grounds to explore and then countless walks leading off in different directions. Parking by the house for up to five cars.

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 doubles, 1 triple (with 3 single beds), option for additional camp bed (linen not supplied)
  • 1 bathroom with bath with shower over and WC, 1 shower room, 2 separate WCs
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer in the walk-in larder
  • Open fire in the lounge/kitchen/diner (logs provided)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Please note towels not provided
  • South-facing garden with terrace, outdoor furniture and rotary clothes dryer
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars, plus an additional space for 1 car on the road above the house
  • Regret no pets
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Private water supply
  • Pub 2.5 miles, shop 3 miles and restaurants 5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 22nd April 2022

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Lovely cosy characterful house in a glorious setting.

Reviewed by Elisabeth 4th February 2022

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We loved it, probably the best holiday cottage I've stayed in. Perfect for our needs.

Reviewed by Teresa 28th January 2022

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Absolutely loved the place! It was spotless and fully equipped, lots of details around the house to make the stay comfy. Warm and cozy but at the same time huge, with loads of space! We were 9 adults and it never felt crowded. Amazing views of the valley. Can't recommend it enough. Thank you for this beautiful stay.

Reviewed by Paul 21st December 2021

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A fine cottage for a family group with a well equipped kitchen, a very spacious lounge and good views. Bathroom a bit limited for large group though we managed. Not centrally heated - storage heaters with portable convector heaters in bedrooms. Extra clothes and a plentiful supply of logs made it comfortable for us so we would go again in winter.

Reviewed by Ruth 19th November 2021

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Fantastic location, nice walks straight from the door and stunning views whatever the weather! Plenty of room to relax indoors with board games and music. Make sure you bring the essentials (tea, coffee, milk etc.) as the nearest shop is quite a drive away and none are provided.

Reviewed by Andrew 12th November 2021

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Aiken is the perfect Lakeland location if you like peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful and unusual cottages (after all how many other have a church organ set into the end wall?). Perfect for family group or old friends to get away and spend time together.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

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