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Bridekirk, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Spend evenings getting competitive in the snooker room
  • Dine alfresco in the large garden complete with orchard
  • Explore both the coast and the Lake District from this characterful home
Property code: SZ180

Call this 1830s barn conversion home and enjoy time together in the sociable rooms and the fabulous garden after spending days adventuring from Skiddaw to the Solway Coast.

Welcome to this magnificent stone-built barn conversion dating back to the 1830s. It is situated in the hamlet of Bridekirk, near Cockermouth. The property enjoys views to Skiddaw, the Solway and the Ennerdale fells, and is surrounded by open countryside. The nearest pub is a mile away.

Sleeping eight people in four en-suite bedrooms, this grand retreat boasts luxurious living areas, generously appointed bedrooms and beautiful gardens. The property is arranged over several levels and decorated in a fine country style. Outside in a separate building is a games room with a full sized snooker table, piano and a bar. The owners have taken care to retain charming original features alongside the modern facilities.

Cockermouth is just 3 miles away, filled with independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Bridekirk is right on the edge of the Lake District National Park and has good access to walking in the Lorton Valley, the Whinlatter fells, on Skiddaw and in the Bassenthwaite area. The dramatic Cumbrian coastline with its cliffs and beaches is within a 15-minute drive. The property enjoys spectacular summer sunsets over the Solway coast and Scottish lowlands.

The entrance hallway has a lovely slate floor. It leads to a large walk-in cloakroom and smaller drying cupboard for wet walking gear. There is a well-furnished downstairs twin bedroom that has a built-in wardrobe and TV. The separate shower room has a large shower, WC and heated towel rail. Also off the entrance hallway is a utility/kitchenette. This room has an external door, suitable for less abled access with a width of 90cm. This room features a fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and work surfaces.

A small flight of open-plan wooden stairs leads to the open-plan family room. This is a large room with underfloor heating featuring a large bespoke kitchen, sitting area, TV and family-sized breakfast table. Large patio doors open to a patio area and the garden. The bespoke kitchen has an island unit, lovely granite work surfaces, an electric induction Range cooker, built-in full-sized fridge and separate freezer, and integral combination microwave with oven.

A further small flight of open-tread stairs lead to the landing area with sofa. Leading off this is a double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom featuring a shower over the bath and WC. Also on this floor is the master king-size bedroom with a large window, formerly the original barn door. This window opens to a patio area and the garden. The master bedroom also has a lovely dressing room and en-suite shower room with bath and shower.

The next level is the magnificent open-plan living area, featuring a grand dining area and living room. The original stone walls have been exposed to excellent effect and are complimented by the tall vaulted ceilings and original beams. A large wood burner provides additional warmth in this room. The room is decorated in a contemporary country style with several antique items of furniture.

There is a final flight of open tread stairs that lead to the top floor. The top floor has a galleried landing and an office area comprising of a desk and chair. Off this landing is a double bedroom with character beams and an en-suite bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi corner bath, and WC.

The property boasts a separate 'entertainment' building, featuring a full-sized snooker table, reading area, a bar and a piano. Guests are permitted to set off fireworks at certain times of year but the time and date must be confirmed with the neighbours. Chinese lanterns are not permitted.

Outside is a large parking area to the front of the house. There is undercover parking in a large barn if required. The barn can also be used for the storage of outdoor equipment and has a fold away table tennis table.

The house is surrounded by a lovely lawned garden in which there are four separate sitting out areas. These patios have been positioned to follow the sun throughout the day. The sunsets are particularly spectacular in summer, with the sun setting on the Solway and the Scottish lowlands. The cottage has its own wildlife woodland and beautiful herbaceous borders. Surrounding the gardens is open farmland.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 twin, 3 doubles
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over the bath and WC and 1 bathroom with Jacuzzi corner bath and WC
  • Electric induction Range cooker, fridge, freezer, combination microwave with oven
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, sink
  • Wood burner - fuel provided
  • TV in open-plan living space, TV in twin bedroom and double bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large gardens with 4 patio areas and furniture
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage available
  • Separate games room with full-sized snooker table, bar and piano
  • Fold-away table tennis table in barn
  • Guests are permitted to set off fireworks at certain times of year. Time and date must be confirmed with the neighbours at Gale House. Chinese lanterns are not permitted.
  • Shops and restaurants within 2.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 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 Janet 30th April 2022

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Wonderful place to stay very well equipped it was just like home from home. Very peaceful location & loved watching the rabbits in the garden. Great for a group of friends or family.

Reviewed by Rowena 16th April 2022

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We had a really lovely stay! The cottage was immaculate, and so well equipped, it really felt like a home from home. Wonderful views, comfortable beds, and the games room was so much fun! Would love to stay here again - thank you!

Reviewed by Pauline 2nd April 2022

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Elwood will now officially become my home in the Lake District! I cannot find a single negative thing to say about this wonderful property, it was perfect in every way. Its huge, offering every possible convenience you could wish for. The layout has been so cleverly designed that two families can have quality time together and yet still have space Read moreapart. The location is ideal, beautiful views, yet within a 6 min drive to the local town which has everything. I almost want to keep it a secret! Hide

Reviewed by Judy 12th February 2022

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Great house in good location. This was our 3rd stay. Everything we needed was there. The bedrooms were all comfortable and each had access to it's own bathroom. The top level living/dining room is great. .

Reviewed by Lisa 18th December 2021

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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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