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Bridge End - Longsleddale

Longsleddale, Cumbria
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • A traditional Lakeland cottage located on a working farm in the heart of Longsleddale
  • Built in 1616, this stone cottage is full of original features and boasts a warm atmosphere
  • Just 5 miles from Kendal with its shopping, restaurants, many pubs and arts centre
Property code: SZ100

Enjoying beautiful uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside, this cottage is nestled half a mile along a private farm track – perfect for a secluded, relaxing break.

Built in 1616, this is a traditional Lakeland cottage on a working farm in the heart of Longsleddale. The cottage enjoys beautiful uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and is perfect for a secluded, relaxing break being located half a mile along a private farm track. The River Sprint flows through the farm and fishing can be arranged by the owner. In the autumn, you can watch the spectacle of leaping salmon and trout in the river.

At the head of the valley you can climb the Haweswater fells including High Street and Harter Fell. Kendal is 20 minutes away by car. The town is considered to be the southern gateway to the Lake District and the guide book writer Alfred Wainwright wrote his Pictorial Guides whilst living in Kendal. Kendal offers varied shopping and a fantastic arts centre showing everything from comedy to films and exhibitions.

The front door at the cottage opens straight into the main open-plan living space. To the right are comfy chairs around the multi-fuel burner and TV with VCR player and a DVD player. A little nook by the window with a round table is the ideal place for jigsaws or having quiet time.

To the left is the long dining table with the kitchen area beyond. The kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and plenty of storage space.

The utility room houses a sink, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is enough space for bike storage as well as an external door for easy access.

The bathroom has bath with shower over, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

The original oak staircase leads to four bedrooms - one double with additional hand basin, two twins and one single with a further hand basin.

Outside is a grassy area with fantastic panoramic views. There is plenty of parking by the cottage

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric cooker, microwave and fridge
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and storage space for bikes
  • Wood burner (two bags of fuel for the fire provided)
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Grassed, partially enclosed garden area
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars– access is via an untarmacked farm track that’s unsuitable for low-slung sports cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Private water supply (water is UV filtered)
  • This cottage can be booked along with a neighbouring property which sleeps 4-5
  • A river flows through the grounds of the property - children to be supervised at all times
  • Fishing can be arranged direct with the owner
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March

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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.

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