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Croft View

Arkleby, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A charming end-of-terrace cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • Featuring a delightful garden with a charming summerhouse
  • Situated on the outskirts of the Lake District, with the coast just a short drive away
Property code: SZ152

This beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished cottage is perfect for families looking for an idyllic holiday retreat midway between the Solway Coast and the northern edge of the Lake District.

This is a charming, newly updated, three-bedroom cottage with its own lovely garden opposite, which features a safe, enclosed, lawned area adorned by beautiful roses and a variety of established trees and shrubs. The garden boasts a beautiful summer house in which you can relax and appreciate the beautiful views over the Solway Firth to Scotland. The location is perfect for travelling to popular Lake District destinations with the added advantage of being able to return to a peaceful location - perfect for those wanting a relaxing and peaceful country break away from the main hustle and bustle.

Located on the outskirts of the small village of Arkleby, there is a welcoming local pub providing food approximately 1 mile away, a private leisure pool with sauna and hot tub a minute or so away (this can be booked by prior arrangement) and even a local beauty salon only minutes away. The cottage is surrounded by pretty countryside, ideal for walking (two well-behaved dogs are welcome) and cycling, whilst also being close to local beaches with the beautiful Solway Coasy just a 10-minute drive away.

Cockermouth, a pretty market town, is approximately 6 miles away and has a great selection of independent shops and eateries. There are many local lakes just a scenic drive away; head to picturesque Loweswater for peaceful lakeshore and woodland walks, or continue on to Keswick and Derwentwater where you can try your hand at canoeing, paddleboarding or raft building with one of the local adventure companies. The border city of Carlisle is within easy driving distance too, so why not spend a day exploring here? Those with an interest in history will love learning about the area's fascinating Roman heritage. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink.

Recently updated throughout, Croft View now provides welcoming accommodation for up to six people and two lucky dogs. The cottage boasts a cosy living room with an open fire, perfect for those cooler months. There's a Smart TV for entertainment and Wi-Fi is also included. Leading from the living room is a fully equipped kitchen with an extendable dining table and chairs. In the kitchen, you'll find an electric oven and hob, fridge, handy microwave and useful dishwasher.

Also on the ground floor is the good-sized bathroom. With a WC, wash basin, corner bath and separate shower cublicle, all tastes are catered for whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower. There's also a very useful utility room fitted with a washing machine, dryer and freezer. An iron and ironing board are also provided should you wish to make use of those during your stay.

The staircase, typical to cottages of this style, is fairly steep but does have handrail. Up on the first floor are two of the three bedrooms, one with views towards The Solway (and even Scotland on a clear day), the other looking over the lovely cottage gardens. Both the bedrooms on this floor are beautifully furnished with antique double beds. Clothes rails are provided in both rooms as are useful luggage holders. Hairdryers are also provided in the bedrooms - everything really has been thought of here.

As well as parking, this cottage also has a fantastic garden. Located across the quiet road from the cottage, the garden is large and fully enclosed making it ideal for adults, children and dogs alike! There is a generous lawn area as well as beautiful roses and a variety of established trees and shrubs. There is also a wonderful summerhouse containing outdoor furniture; it's the perfect spot to relax and unwind whilst taking in the stunning view over the Solway Firth towards Scotland.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine, dryer and freezer in utility room
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Open fire (logs and coal provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large enclosed garden with summerhouse and outdoor furniture (situated across the road from the cottage)
  • Shared parking in the lay-by in front of the terrace
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Cockermouth 7.5 miles
  • Steep cottage-style stairs
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carol 6th May 2022

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Whilst the cottage had a few nice touches such as towelling mules and fresh flowers, it would have been more useful to have a shaver socket in the bathroom for anyone using an electric shaver. Fortunately my husband has a wet shave. The light in the kitchen was far too dim. As the light from outside is blocked by the utility room, a much brighter lRead moreight is needed on dull days and at night as there are no under unit lights when using the worktops. A door mat inside the front door is needed. Hide

Reviewed by neville 30th April 2022

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Very comfortable cottage and very well equiped. The host was fantastic and really helpful.

Reviewed by Cheewen 15th April 2022

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PERFECTION!!! Vanessa is an exceptional hist who goes above and beyond what is expected in a holiday rental experience!.This shows in the brand new, clean and thoughtful furnishings, equipments and the most generous welcome toiletries/food items in Croft View Cottage. The views from the cottage is so beautiful especially at sunset.So easy to whip uRead morep decent meals here, do laundry and relax with fireplace/good books/games.There is a fenced garden for doggy to run around while we sip tea. THANKS Hide

Reviewed by Neil 18th March 2022

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Everything catered for. Very clean with beautiful decor, comfortable furnishings and a nice coal fire for those cooler nights.

Reviewed by Hiranmaii 23rd February 2022

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The cottage was quiet, cosy and comfortable. We loved our time there and would recommend to everyone. The cottage had all the facilities and there are grocery stores nearby within 7 mins drive. The neighbours were also very friendly. It's close to some walking trails. We went to Buttermere lake for a good day out with kids and our dog, which was onRead morely 40 min drive. Surprise View and Ashness bridge are only 30 min drive from the cottage. You can enjoy good views across the lakes. Hide

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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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