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Borrowdale Cottage

Bridgefoot, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
3 more

At a glance

  • Charming, terraced house set in a peaceful village with river running through it
  • Enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun in the rear, courtyard garden
  • Set between the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast
Property code: SZ088

Surrounded by lush countryside, discover a great network of paths, quiet roads and cycleways to explore before returning to the warm welcome of this cosy home from home.

If a cosy bolthole with ample parking for up to four people in a tranquil Cumbrian village with a river running through and a pub within 10 minutes' walk sounds good, then this cottage will be the perfect spot for you. This two-bedroom terraced house is set in Bridgefoot, a peaceful village nestled between the Lake District National Park and the picturesque Solway Coast.

The cottage welcomes up to two dogs and is a great value spot for a couple or family of four to make the most of this lovely area. The beautiful, tranquil, Western Lakes are within easy reach with Loweswater, Crummock and Ennerdale all less than half an hour away. Around these wonderfully picturesque lakes you’ll find some of the most glorious walking in the area not to mention even more excellent pubs. The Solway coast is also just a 20-minute drive away - this part of the county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its abundant bird life, quiet seaside towns and stunning sunsets, and is most definitely worth a visit.

The cottage is only 10 minutes from Cockermouth which was the birthplace of Wordsworth. This is a delightful Georgian town with a friendly atmosphere, lots of independent shops and lovely restaurants. Why not explore Wordsworth’s childhood home or take a tour round Jennings Brewery and try some of their beers during your visit? The area surrounding the cottage has a great network of paths, quiet roads and cycleways to explore. So whether you’re feeling like exploring the natural beauty and the vibrant history of Cumbria or just savouring the tranquillity and local charm of a village like Bridgefoot, this cottage is a great place to start.

On arrival, the front door leads directly into the cosy living area. Here there's a wood burner-effect electric fire, a television with Freeview and a DVD/VHS player with a selection of discs and tapes. The owners have thoughtfully provided a selection of books and games to help you while away quiet evenings.

Through from the living room is the dining area, with a dining table seating four. This room leads to the well-equipped modern kitchen. It has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, a microwave/combi oven as well as an electric oven and hobs.

The characterful staircase is fairly steep and narrow so is somewhat unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues. This leads up to the master bedroom with its beautiful antique double bedstead and traditional furniture. At the top of the stairs is the twin room, once Again this has some lovely examples of traditional furniture including a 'gentleman's wardrobe'. You access the bathroom through this bedroom. The bathroom has an over bath mixer shower. Within the twin room here there is also an airing cupboard with plenty of hanging space which is also ideal should you need to dry any items.

To the rear of the cottage there is a charming courtyard garden. The owners have provided bird feeders which means that the cottage gets a fantastic array of garden visitors including gorgeous red squirrels. It really is an ideal spot to sit out on a summer evening basking in the sunshine.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC (accessed through the twin bedroom)
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave/combi oven and a dishwasher
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • TV with DVD
  • Towels are not provided
  • Enclosed, rear courtyard garden with garden furniture
  • Allocated parking in front of the cottage
  • Lockable shed
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shop and restaurant 5 miles, beach 5.5 miles
  • Please note the cottage has a characterful, steep and narrow staircase

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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.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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