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Blencathra Cottage

Threlkeld, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Character cottage with sun-trap garden offering beautiful Lakes vistas
  • Uninterrupted, magnificent views of St John’s in the Vale from the comfort of the lounge
  • Wonderful walking routes on the doorstep to Glenderaterra Valley
Property code: SZ082

A cosy, two-bedroom cottage with outstanding views of St John’s in the Vale, Blencathra and the many fells in the area, close to a pub and walking routes.

This is a wonderful cottage in the village of Threlkeld. Located above the village, the cottage has outstanding uninterrupted views of St John's in the Vale from the sitting room. You can also wake up to the beautiful view from the master bedroom; it is almost worth staying in bed for!

The cottage has been lovingly renovated by the current owners and now offers stylish country living, with two wood burners to keep you nice and cosy and all the modern facilities you would expect in a holiday cottage.

The location of the cottage, as its name suggests, gives easy access to some wonderful walking particularly on Blencathra, one of the most iconic fells in the Lake District. Threlkeld also has two welcoming pubs, both of which serve food and local ale. The amenities and shops of Keswick are just a 5-minute drive away or a pleasant 4-mile stroll along the old railway line.

You can walk straight into the Glenderaterra Valley from this cottage, a scenic and straightforward walk, also suitable for mountain bikers.

You enter the cottage via a small hallway with an area for boots and coats. This leads into the fantastic kitchen with dining area. The kitchen has the original sandstone flag floor and is equipped with an induction hob, electric oven, integrated under counter fridge, a lovely feature Belfast sink and an integrated dishwasher. There is also a wood burner so you can dine with a fire on in the background.

Off the kitchen is the utility room which is very useful for drying wet outdoor clothes. This room also has a washer/dryer, microwave and under counter freezer.

From the kitchen a small hallway leads to the sitting room. This room has amazing views down St John's in the Vale and comfortably seats four people. The wood burner will keep you cosy and there is a TV with Freeview and a DVD player. A door opens out into the garden which is enclosed and has a patio area for enjoying summer evenings and of course the wonderful view.

Upstairs is the large master bedroom, furnished with a double bed from which you can enjoy the view of St John's in the Vale. There is also a flatscreen TV and plenty of storage space.

The twin bedroom at the rear of the property looks out to Blencathra and is also furnished with a flatscreen TV and has plenty of storage.

The bathroom has a beautiful roll-top bath with shower over, a wash basin and a WC.

This cottage will be decorated for guests staying over the festive season.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Induction hob, electric oven, fridge, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer, microwave and freezer
  • 2 wood burners (initial supply of wood included)
  • 4 TVs, Freeview, DVD player
  • Regret no Wi-Fi - Wi-Fi is available at the local pub
  • Enclosed garden with patio area and garden furniture
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Free onsite parking outside the property, please note this is not private
  • 500 metres to nearest pub, 4 miles to shops and amenities
  • Please note: There is currently construction work ongoing in the field opposite the property. If you book for dates in 2021/22 there may be work ongoing. The views at the property aren't affected and noise is being kept at a minimum where possible
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Reviewed by Pip 11th February 2022

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Absolutely loved this cottage. Incredibly well equipped kitchen. Amazing views. The only downside is lack of WiFi it's a must these days unfortunately. But overall it's a wonderful property

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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.

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