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Quarry Hill Stables

Boltongate, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Tennis Court
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted stable block with elegant accommodation and a cosy wood burner
  • Set on the fringes of the Lake District National Park just 11 miles from the amenities at Cockermouth
  • Private garden with BBQ and shared grounds with tennis court, woodland and pond
Property code: SZ396

Surrounded by peaceful countryside, this charming and unique property offers a scenic escape for couples or families just 2 miles from the Lake District National Park.

Retreat to this converted stables building providing high quality self-catering accommodation for four people. Ideal for couples and friends, there are two spacious double bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms featuring bath tubs and separate shower cubicles. Many of the original features have been retained including high ceilings, exposed beams and items from the original tack room downstairs. There is a cosy wood burner for the colder months and the cottage welcomes two dogs. Guests are welcome to walk round Quarry Hill gardens and admire the grounds, or simply relax in their own private garden.

It is located on the fringe of the National Park just outside Boltongate close to Bassenthwaite and the Back o'Skiddaw fells. Its quiet rural location is ideal for a relaxing break with friends. All Saints Church in Boltongate is a Grade I-listed church that features in an architectural book by Pevsner. The Cumbria coastline and Solway Firth is within a short drive as is the Skiddaw range of fells. Just 15 minutes away Allonby has a beautiful sand and shingle beach and a famous ice cream parlour serving a wide variety of tempting treats. Silloth-on-Solway golf course is close by. The historic course attracts golfers from all over to play on the world class links course.

Nearby Cockermouth is a Georgian gem town with a long pleasant main street of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The town offers all the main services including a supermarket, local butchers and an excellent fishmonger.

The cottage kitchen has been converted from the ground floor tack room and has retained some original features. The kitchen is well equipped with an LPG range cooker with five rings, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge with small freezer compartment, a boot rack and table and chairs for dining.

A stone stairway leads up to the sitting room and bedrooms. Please note this stairway is quite steep and has a solid wood banister. The sitting room has a feature window to the rear, wooden floors, wood burner (initial supply of fuel provided), TV (with Freeview and DVD Player) and comfortable seating.

The double bedrooms are full of character with original beams and wooden floors in both. The first bedroom has a dressing area open-plan to the bedroom and a large en-suite with freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle with rain head shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

The second bedroom is a spacious room with a large en-suite featuring a bath and separate shower, heated towel rail, WC and a wash basin. There is a separate WC and wash basin on the first floor.

To the rear is a private, partially enclosed garden with lawn and flowerbeds, accessed by a gate. Guests are also welcome to explore and walk their dogs in the substantial grounds with extended garden, woodlands, and ponds. The owner's tennis court is also available for use and if needed storage for bikes can be provided. A BBQ is also provided.

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

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms, both with baths and separate showers
  • Range oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wood burner with fuel provided
  • Biomass central heating
  • Partially enclosed private garden with BBQ
  • Shared grounds with lawns, woodland, pond and tennis court
  • Storage for bikes available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub 4 miles


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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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