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Foxglove Nook

Calder Bridge, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
7 more

At a glance

  • Single storey property with increased accessibility throughout
  • Located on a working farm with livestock grazing close by and wonderful rural views
  • Prime position for exploring the coast and Lake District National Park
Property code: SZ202

Simple but stylish ground floor accommodation on the edge of the Lake District National Park, lovingly updated with step-free access, wide doors and spacious rooms to offer increased accessibility.

This cottage offers welcoming accommodation for up to four people. The accommodation is all laid out on the ground floor and has been designed to be suitable for wheelchairs. Inside you'll find a great open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, two spacious bedrooms and a large wet room-style bathroom. The cottage also has parking for one-two cars and a little patio area off the master bedroom.


Located close to the hamlet of Calder Bridge on a working farm, from its elevated position this property offers amazing views over fields towards the Irish Sea and the historic site of Sellafield in the distance. At The Beacon Museum in the coastal town of Whitehaven you can learn more about the site's pioneering role in energy production. Whilst in Whitehaven, why not enjoy a stroll along the harbour before treating yourselves to some fish and chips? A must during a trip to the seaside!


With the beautiful valleys of Eskdale and Wasdale within easy reach, there's plenty of choice for longer days out. Visit magnificent Wastwater, the deepest of all the lakes, or head to St Begas church in Eskdale where you can learn all about the history of the local area. Enjoy a ride on the picturesque Eskdale and Ravenglass steam railway, visit the historic (and reputedly haunted) Muncaster Castle or enjoy a day at nearby Drigg beach. Take a scenic drive to remote Ennerdale Water, the most westerly of the lakes, and enjoy a peaceful picnic in beautiful surroundings.


This cottage is a spacious, ground floor apartment for four people. The accommodation has been designed to be wheelchair friendly, with a wet room, spacious open-plan living and wider doorways and hallway.


The open plan living/dining/kitchen area is a great social space. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and there's a useful dishwasher so there'll be no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! Gather round the wooden dining table to enjoy your hearty home-cooked meals, the ideal place to swap stories on the day's events. The two seater sofas are positioned in front of the television, perfect for relaxing evenings in.


Along the spacious hallway you'll find the two bedrooms and bathroom. Both the bedrooms are light, bright and airy. The larger bedroom has a superking bed, which can be made up as twins upon request. This room also has a useful wardrobe and French doors that open on to a pleasant little patio area. These French doors also allow for ramp access in and out of the cottage. The second bedroom is just as lovely as the first and also has plenty of storage with a matching wardrobe and chest of drawers.


The spacious bathroom has a WC, washbasin and large wet room-style, walk-in shower. The bathroom also has handy additional grab rails by the WC and washbasin.


As well as the patio area, the cottage also has parking for one-two cars in the parking area next to the cottage (the parking area is shared with neighbouring properties but there is plenty of space).


This cottage is located on a working farm and therefore there will be the associated comings and goings of a farmyard, including machinery and livestock.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link, 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – wet room with WC and walk-in shower
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Regret no WiFi
  • Furnished patio
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Increased accessibility throughout the property
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 5 miles
  • Please note, this property is located on a working farm
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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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