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Hillcrest Cottage - Kirkland

Kirkland, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming cottage in one of the most remote valleys in the Lake District
  • Keep cosy with both the living room and conservatory boasting wood burners
  • Outdoor stove and large garden perfect for summer months
Property code: SZ255

Located in a lovely, quiet village blessed with wonderful walking, cycling and hiking, this cottage is full of beautiful original features and character in abundance.

Welcome to this charming cottage in Kirkland near Ennerdale full of beautiful original features and character. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps 3/4 people making it ideal for couples or families to enjoy this quiet western corner of the Lake District. It sleeps three guests in two bedrooms, and a fourth guest can be accommodated on either a spare bed in the single room, or a sofa bed. The cottage has period features throughout and has cosy wood burners in the two main living rooms and the master bedroom. You will also find oak ceiling beams and a stunning conservatory overlooking the landscaped garden. There are rural views of the countryside towards the Ennerdale fells.

Ennerdale is one of the quietest and most remote valleys in the Lake District. The long deep lake provides a habitat for several rare species. Tall mountains tower over the lake whilst the head of the valley is forested and home to many species including deer, badgers, highland cattle and red squirrels. Kirkland is perfectly located for exploring Ennerdale whilst remaining within easy driving distance of other Lake District highlights including Cockermouth, Loweswater, Buttermere and the Cumbrian coastline. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions including the Lake District Wildlife Park near Bassenthwaite, an aquarium in Maryport, Go Ape at Whinlatter and the Ravenglass railway in Eskdale.

The cottage has a traditional front door with climbers growing over the porch. There is a small front garden that has been thoughtfully planted to include many beautiful shrubs and flowers. The door opens into a porch with traditional stone flooring and hanging area. An original internal door then opens into the lounge that retains many charming original features including exposed timber beams, wooden lintels, traditional sandstone inglenook fireplace with cast iron wood burner on a beautiful slate hearth. There is a chest of storage drawers, a comfortable double sofa, as well as a television.

There is a door to the hallway off which there is an archway to the kitchen and stairs to the first floor. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern units, gas hob and electric oven, Belfast sink and a dishwasher. In additional there is an integrated fridge, separate freezer and a microwave. A step leads down to the conservatory and dining area. A washer/dryer is available for guests located under the stairs.

The beautiful conservatory is oak framed with a tiled roof. Inside there is inset lighting in the floor, a cast iron wood burner, floor to ceiling windows and a side door to the garden. Sofas provide a comfortable seating area and there is a wall mounted TV with DVD player in this room.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. It features stunning exposed beams and a third wood burner. The second bedroom has a single bed. This room benefits from views across the countryside to the Ennerdale Fells.

The family bathroom features a bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and a separate shower cubicle.

Outside there is access to the garden via the conservatory or via a side gate through the picket fence. The garden has been landscaped to make the most of the space and has a stunning layout of slate chipped paths, well stocked borders and trees and an outside dining table. The paths also lead through a wooden planted pergola to a lawn, decking, and stone water fountain. The garden is enclosed, although adventurous small dogs might be able to find their way out. There are wonderful views over the rural landscape and fells beyond.

Although the garden is enclosed there are some gaps where inquisitive dogs may be able to get through so isn't escape-proof for pets.

There is a lean-to log store.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, integrated fridge and freezer
  • Washer/dryer is located under the stairs
  • 3 wood burners (initial supply of fuel provided)
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. There is a lean-to log store
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • On street parking available throughout the village. Off road parking (subject to availability) in nearby church car park
  • Pub 2 miles, shop and restaurant 9 miles
  • Please be aware that although the garden is enclosed, inquisitive dogs may be able to get through


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Reviewed by Symeon 5th November 2021

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We fell in love with the Cottage immediately. When our car needed fixing for a day during the week we stayed at the cottage all day relaxing & reading and just thoroughly enjoyed being there - its warm and cosy and the cottage garden is delightful with a few little areas to explore The front bedroom is fabulous. It suited us down to the ground. ItsRead more in a lovely area with lots of interesting places to go either by walking or driving to. Cant fault it. Highly recommend. Hide

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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.

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