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Gatesgarth

Brampton, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located in a peaceful village in the Cumbrian borders
  • Enjoy a game of pool with family and friends
  • Close to Lake District National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Property code: SZ208

A delightful sandstone property that comfortably sleeps four guests situated in a peaceful, pretty village in Cumbria close to the Lake District.

This delightful sandstone cottage lies in the peaceful village of Irthington in the Cumbrian borders. East of Carlisle and just a stone's throw from Hadrian's Wall, it's a wonderful jumping off point for exploring this area. Within easy reach of the Northumberland and Lake District National Parks and the Solway Coast and North Pennines Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is truly in an enviable location. The cottage is a spacious and well-appointed house for four people. With a large, enclosed, south-facing garden enjoying glorious views over rolling fields to Carrock Fell in the distance.

The village itself is a tranquil gem boasting the 11th-century St Kentigern's Church and a wealth of walks and cycling right from the door. In fact, a 10-minute walk from the cottage could see you on the Hadrian's Wall Path. Of course, should you not wish to tackle the whole 84-mile coast to coast route, it does also offer many circular and shorter walks and a vast amount of Roman historical interest along the way. Another interesting walk from the door could take you to the Solway Aviation Museum. Situated at Carlisle Lake District Airport, just over a mile away from the cottage, you could simulate being an air traffic controller, discover Britain's role in the space race, or even sit in the cockpit of the mighty Vulcan Bomber! The cottage is in an ideal position for families, as it's just a 15-minute drive to Talkin Tarn Country Park, where you can hire mountain bikes, or, in the opposite direction, you can visit Walby Farm Park for a fantastic family fun day.

Leaving the wide open countryside around Irthington behind, the cottage is also very well placed to explore Carlisle, Cumbria's 'Border City'. It's a delightful small city with an attractive shopping area, a beautiful cathedral and a great choice of cafes and restaurants all watched over by its 900-year-old castle. Tullie House museum makes an enjoyable visit with history, art and family fun all finding a place under one roof.

Apart from three small steps to the rooms in the rear of the house, the accomodation is on one level. On arrival at the property you are greeted by a spacious tiled hallway with plenty of room for all your coats and muddy boots. Immediately off this hallway are the two bedrooms, both are bright and airy with fresh decor and both have wardrobes and drawers. As these are at the front of the house they both look out into the village should you want to watch the world going sedately by outside. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the twin room has zip-and-link beds which can be made up as a super-king-size bed should your party require it. Off this hallway you'll also find the main family bathroom with a bath and a separate corner shower enclosure and mixer shower.

Through to the wonderful, light living room. This has beautiful double doors leading out to the large garden at the back. If you can drag yourself away from the view over the garden and rolling fields then this room has a TV/DVD with Freeview, and a wide selection of DVDs thoughtfully left by the owner. It has an electiric fire, a comfy brown leather sofa (which can become a single sofa bed if required) and a delightful rocking chair which is perfect for losing yourself in a reverie while appreciating that view.

From the hallway there are several shallow steps down to the dining room. This delightful room has a large dining table which is perfect for enjoying long post dinner conversations however if you so choose you can remove the wooden surface of the table to reveal a pool table. Why not light the wood burner nestled in a nook and settle in for an evening or rainy day family pool tournament? Leading on from this room is the modern, well-equipped kitchen. This has beautiful vibrant deep red units and is well-equipped with everything you should need for the culinary minded of you. It has a breakfast table, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, fan oven and halogen hobs. You can also find a microwave further through in the utility room. Onwards to the utility room you'll find another sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and built in ironing board. Off this room is the wet room with shower and WC.

Venturing outside you'll be well rewarded with a large south-facing lawn adorned with some apple trees and plenty of space for outdoor dining .The view beyond the garden is of rolling fields stretching out all the way to Carrock fell in the distance. Why not pour a nice glass of wine and enjoy an evening soaking up the peace and quiet of this lovely village? The nearest pub is less than a mile away, serving up local home-cooked food, the ideal destination on an evening you don’t fancy cooking. Ample private parking is available outside the property.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin (zip and link beds can be made up as a super-king on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower and bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave
  • Wood burner
  • TV, Freeview, DVD player
  • Pool table
  • Towels not provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with lawn and patio area with outdoor furniture
  • Regret no pets
  • Off road parking for up to 3 cars, additional roadside parking (subject to availability) for 2 cars
  • Nearest pub less than 1 mile

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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.

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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