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Hardheads Cottage

Egremont, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Renovated cottage with countryside views
  • This delightful cottage features two wood burners and original ceiling beams
  • Spend time in the garden and on the patio, taking in the fresh Cumbrian air
Property code: 87227

Newly renovated cottage with two lounge areas set near the Cumbrian coast with beaches only a short distance away to the west and the Lake District National Park to the east.

Set on the edge of the Lake District near the market town of Egremont, this wonderful cottage is surrounded by natural beauty and offers views of the sea. Sleeping four people over two bedrooms and welcoming two canine companions, it’s the ideal country escape for small families or groups of friends who want to spend their days hiking at Cold Fell or walking the coastal path at Fleswick Bay. Relax in the evening with a BBQ on the property’s patio or catch up with your loved ones by the wood burner.

Step inside and you’ll notice the thoughtful way in which the owners have showcased the cottage’s original features without compromising on comfort. Make yourself at home and then head to the open-plan kitchen/diner to rustle up some dinner. Everyone can dine together around the farmhouse-style dining table. Alternatively, make your way out onto the patio, fire up the BBQ and enjoy an al fresco dinner with a view. After dinner, curl up on a sofa by the wood burner in the lounge, and if you have the kids with you, point them in the direction of the snug upstairs, where they can enjoy having their own space. When it’s time for bed, you’ll find a master bedroom on the first floor and a second bedroom set over two levels up on the second floor.

Head into Egremont to stroll around the 12th-century castle, browse the art galleries and treat yourself to some pub grub. Alternatively, make your way to St Bees (4.5 miles) to explore the mile-long beach, or visit the black guillemot at St Bees Head RSPB Reserve (8 miles). Or learn all about piracy on the high seas at Whitehaven’s excellent Rum Story museum (6.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size and two singles
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Smart TVs in lounge and snug
  • Wood-burners in the lounge and snug (first basket of logs provided)
  • Patio with seating and BBQ
  • Shop, café and pub within walking distance
  • Not suitable for guests with mobility issues due to steps throughout
  • Ample private parking
  • 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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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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.

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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