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Birkrigg Cottage

Newlands Valley, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
3 more

At a glance

  • This warm and traditional cottage lies in a beautiful spot with stunning views
  • Within easy reach of Buttermere, Derwentwater and Crummock Water
  • An ideal holiday base for couples and families relaxing in the Newlands Valley
Property code: SZ076

Set in a blissful spot between Crummock Water and Derwentwater, this pretty cottage makes a relaxing holiday home for a couple or family making the most of the north-west corner of the Lake District.

This cottage is in the stunning location of the Newlands Valley. The elevated position of the cottage offers uninterrupted views of glorious mountain scenery including Catbells, Robinson and Blencathra.

The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, offering comfortable and homey accommodation. Located between Braithwaite and Buttermere, the cottage 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.

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

The cottage entrance leads into the sitting room, furnished with a leather sofa and chairs, flatscreen Freesat TV and DVD player and a wood burner-effect electric fire. There is Wi-Fi internet at the cottage. From the windows there is a fabulous view of the Newlands Valley.

The kitchen has recently been fully refurbished. It has a dining table and chairs, built in undercounter fridge and separate freezer, microwave and an electric double oven. There is a dishwasher. Guests have use of the utility room which has a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. A door opens onto a small partially enclosed yard and at the rear of property.

Open plan stairs lead to the first floor where there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. The double bedroom has stunning views of the Newlands Valley whilst the twin bedroom looks to the woodland at the rear of the cottage.

The shower room has a shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

Outside there is a sitting out area to the front of the cottage with flower tubs and stunning views of Newlands Valley. To the rear is a small yard and a woodland area.

The owner's adjoining barn can be used for storage of bikes and outdoor equipment by prior permission. Private parking is available directly opposite the property. A welcome pack is provided. This cottage does not accept pets or children under the age of 4.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Fridge, freezer, microwave, electric double oven, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer in shared utility room
  • Welcome pack included
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed yard with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking in car park opposite the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike and outdoor equipment storage available by prior permission
  • Pub 1.5 miles, Derwentwater 2.5 miles, Keswick 5.5 miles
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 4 years old


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

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