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Granary Cottage - Mosedale House

Mosedale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Complex of properties
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Characterful barn conversion in a rural location surrounded by mountain scenery
  • Fell walking, including the mighty Blencathra, directly from your front door
  • Pretty shared garden where you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity
Property code: SZ218

Benefitting from an idyllic setting in a sleepy Lakeland hamlet, this cosy cottage allows small families and couples to fully switch off and yet still be within easy reach of Lake District highlights such as Keswick and Ullswater.

This delightful barn conversion set in the peaceful rural hamlet of Mosedale provides cosy accommodation for up to four people. Inside you'll find a well-equipped kitchen/diner and a cosy living room with electric fire. The two bedrooms, one a double with a handy shower cubicle, and the other a cosy bunk room, and the family bathroom can be found upstairs on the first floor. The cottage has access to a shared garden and there is a shared parking area too.

The fell walking on offer around Mosedale is hard to beat and there are plenty of routes you can enjoy from the door, including Carrock Fell and mighty Blencathra. The area has plenty of interesting folk tales too, from the immortal fish that Wordsworth believed lived in Bowscale Tarn to the spectral army that were once claimed to have been seen marching along Souther Fell. The neighbouring village of Mungrisdale has a popular pub, perfect for enjoying a refreshing drink after a day out on the fells - and comparing notes on interesting sightings!

Spend a day exploring the bustling market town of Keswick. Indulge in some retail therapy, take in a show at the renowned Theatre by the Lake or sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies. Try raft building, canoeing or ghyll scrambling whilst the brave can take on the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine. Why not head to beautiful Ullswater, less than a 25-minute drive away? It's the perfect location for enjoying a day at, in or on the water! Enjoy a peaceful lakeside stroll, wild swim or take a cruise round the lake on one of the popular steamers.

This property forms part of a characterful barn conversion and is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Head inside and you're sure to feel right at home.

The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and even a dishwasher so there'll be no need to fight over who does the washing up! In the kitchen is also a foldout dining table, which makes great use of the space and is equally suited to enjoying a homecooked meal or for spreading out maps and guidebooks whilst you plan tomorrow's adventures.

The living room really is the heart of this home from home, with its electric fire set in a fantastic feature fireplace. The sofa and two armchairs in here are positioned around the fireplace, making it a lovely room for cosy evenings in. There's also a Sky TV with DVD player for entertainment.

Up the stairs to the first floor and the two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and a useful wardrobe with drawers for storage. This room also benefits from having a handy shower cubicle and washbasin. The second bedroom is a cosy bunk room and has fitted wardrobes.

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. In here you'll find a WC, washbasin and a bath - perfect for soothing muscles tired from walking.

Outside the cottage is a shared garden area. With benches and picnic tables (shared with the other cottages), it's a lovely spot for a morning coffee or evening aperitif. There is also a parking area that's shared with the other cottages.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 bunk bed room
  • 1 bathroom with bath and WC. Additional shower cubicle in double bedroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • SkyTV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi not included
  • Shared garden with benches and picnic tables
  • Shared off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shared laundry facilities, including washing machine, tumble dryer and iron
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shops and restaurants 11 miles
  • An additional courtyard bedroom can be booked alongside this property to accommodate 2 extra guests. This is a twin bedroom with walk in en-suite shower and is well suited to guests with limited mobility. Additional charge of £150 applies for all durations - please contact us to check availability and book
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Alison 29th March 2022

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We love coming to this quiet corner of the Lakes and this cosy peaceful cottage, with lovely views of both hills and local wildlife, especially birds, and lovely walks from the door.

Reviewed by Magda 20th March 2022

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Nice location, quiet area, good for walks, pub short driving distance, warm and dry. all necessary equipment in the kitchen. log burner is electric which is a shame as real fire would add to the ambience of the cottage. sofa is quite low to sit on (you kind of fall into it) so could do with an upgrade. plenty of parking, easy access from A66 and toRead more Keswick etc. Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 5th March 2022

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Lovely break away in a rural area. Perfect for a chilled get away. Nothing around within walking distance, so make sure you take a food shop with you. But absolutely perfect for a chilled break. Was lovely to enjoy the slower pace of life.

Reviewed by Jane 18th February 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 3rd 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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