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Castlegate House

Hayton, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A fantastic, spacious detached property perfect for a large family or group of friends
  • Large enclosed garden with private hot tub, BBQ and bar area
  • Set in the idyllic village of Hayton just a couple of miles from the Solway Coast
Property code: SZ119

Offering light and attractive holiday accommodation for eight guests, this lovely property is within easy reach of Cumbria’s tranquil beaches and is ideal for exploring the north of the Lake District.

Located in the peaceful village of Hayton with views to the nearby beautiful Solway Coast and Scotland beyond, this is a detached house offering modern, spacious accommodation for up to eight people with an eco-friendly ground source heat pump supplying underfloor heating throughout. With a great dining kitchen, large yet cosy living room with wood burning stove and four lovely bedrooms, one with its own en-suite shower room, this a fantastic house for family and friends to get together. Outside, you'll find a very large enclosed garden with a private hot tub and patio dining areas; a real treat for your relaxing break away.

Hayton is a lovely rural village, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle but still be within a short drive of both the picturesque Solway Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the world Heritage Lake District National Park. There is a small village shop, a church and a hairdressers. Head to nearby Allonby, less than a 10-minute drive away, and take a walk along the pebble and sandy beaches here. The wide open vistas and views across the water towards Scotland are sure to blow the cobwebs away! If golf is your bag there are three local clubs including Silloth, one of the top courses in the UK, along with Maryport and Aspatria golf clubs. The Solway Coast is well known for its beautiful sunsets so why not make a flask of hot chocolate and enjoy the view? There are plenty of cycle paths stretching along the coast if you like to explore on two wheels.

Those interested in maritime history should head to the harbour towns of Maryport and Whitehaven, or spend a day in the border city of Carlisle where you can learn all about the area's Roman heritage at the fantastic Tullie House Museum or even visit nearby Hadrian's Wall. For those who'd prefer to indulge in a bit of retail therapy, head to the Georgian market town of Cockermouth with its numerous independent shops, three supermarkets and the National Trust-owned ancestral home of William Wordsworth, or bustling Keswick for a great selection of outdoor and independent shops. If you are more adventurous, climb some of the best peaks in The Lake District. The Lake District Wildlife Park at Bassenthwaite is a fun day out for families and is less than a 20-minute drive away from Castlegate House.

A warm welcome to this spacious, detached property, which has been totally refurbished to a high standard and now provides wonderful accommodation for up to eight people. Two dogs are welcome too, as long as they remain downstairs and off the furniture.

The welcoming hallway is the ideal place to leave coats and boots before continuing through to the lovely living room. Spacious and bright, this is the perfect room for unwinding after a day out exploring. Relax on one of the three comfy sofas. There's a Smart TV with Netflix for entertainment or why not catch up with a good book?

The modern dining kitchen is well equipped with everything you'd need for a self-catering holiday. There's an electric oven and separate hob, built-in microwave and a dishwasher so there's no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! The stylish island unit is sure to be a hit with the cooks in the group as there's plenty of space for food preparation. The dining table is positioned in front of the French doors to make the most of the lovely view out over the garden and to the Solway Firth and Scotland beyond.

A handy utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer along with a second fridge/freezer in case you fill the first one in the kitchen. A separate cloakroom completes the ground floor.

Head up the stairs to the first floor and you'll the four fabulous bedrooms. There are two lovely king-size bedrooms to choose from, one with its own en-suite shower room (with WC, wash basin and large shower), one double room and a delightful twin room that can also be made up as a super-king. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. As well as the WC and wash basin, there's a bath and a large separate shower so all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or an invigorating shower. Handily tucked away on the landing up here is also a useful study area, ideal for if you have to do a spot of work - or for just writing a postcard or two.

As well as driveway parking for three cars and a large double garage to store bikes/boats/golf clubs etc, there is a large garden with a lawn and patio areas. Out here you will find a gas BBQ, table and chairs, and even a bar area! ideal for dining al fresco in the summer months. Last but certainly not least is the large private hot tub - the perfect way to top off your stay!

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and separate hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer in utility room
  • Wood burner (2 baskets of logs supplied)
  • Eco-friendly ground source heat pump supplies underfloor heating
  • Smart TV in lounge, TV in kitchen/diner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Hot tub, BBQ and outdoor bar area
  • Multi-functional games table (in garage)
  • Garage with secure storage space for bikes/boats/golf clubs
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub 1 mile, beach 2 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Michelle 6th May 2022

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What a beautiful find. Booked this lodge after coming across it on holiday cottages, for a surprise family get together for a joint family celebration. Castlegate did not disappoint, the house catered for all needs and it was well equipped. We arrived to a lovely hamper of fizz, treats and doggy treats too. My family thoroughly enjoyed there stay tRead moreoo. Not a lot happening in the location, but we had a nice day out on the beach of allonby. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 15th April 2022

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Really nice cottage with great facilities. Only issue to be aware of is location. You definitely need a car as there is no pub or restaurant in the village. But overall well worth a stay. The beech (1 miles away) is beautiful

Reviewed by Marion 25th March 2022

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A fabulous holiday cottage. Beautifully decorated and so well equipped for a family holiday. Lots of space for everyone and homely. So many wee extras and a much appreciated welcome pack. The garden was child and pet safe with several seating areas. A new childrens activity swing and climbing section. The hot tub area was situated to be secluded anRead mored shaded. Beach 2 miles away was an added bonus. We shall definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Jennifer 3rd February 2022

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We stayed for a long weekend and had a fabulous time, despite very wet Lakeland weather! Castlegate House is a beautiful property and was spotlessly clean. We had plenty space for 4 adults and 3 children and the garden was fantastic. Weve stayed in lots of holiday cottages over the years and I have a tendency to be picky, but Castlegate was brilliaRead morent. We hope to return in summer and make better use of the outdoor space. Thanks especially for the hamper & boxes of toys which the children loved. Hide

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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.

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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