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Newlands Valley, Cumbria
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
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
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage available
  • Pub 1.5 miles, Derwentwater 2.5 miles, Keswick 5.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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