Tucked in amidst majestic fells, this charming home retains much of its original character. Socialise in the spacious communal rooms or find a moment of peace and quiet in the cosier, quiet rooms.
This property is a totally delightful house sleeping up to ten people and three dogs nestled in some of the most stunning scenery that the area has to offer. This place has absolutely bags of character while being supremely comfortable and well equipped.
The house was converted from an 18th-century barn built on ‘Turner How Rock’ and as such has some gorgeous original features such as exposed stone walls and beams. Not only that but the rock itself makes an appearance in the snug. It has five cosily furnished bedrooms with delightful views on to the surrounding countryside, a light airy orangery for watching the abundant bird life, and countless nooks and crannies to explore both in the house and out in the large garden. For those of you with four-legged holiday makers with you, this cottage offers dogs their very own pooches pad, a perfect space to make their bedroom, equipped with a split stable-style door. It also boasts its own gated lonning for stretching their legs. How's that for dog-friendly?!
This property sits in an enviable position close to crystal-clear Crummock Water, surrounded by Lakeland fells. From the house you can take a gentle potter through Lanthwaite Wood down to the lake, or if you’re feeling energetic, why not head up any of the surrounding peaks such as Whiteside, Grassmoor or Melbreak? The cottage is within easy reach of both Honister Slate Mine and Whinlatter Forest, both offering some wild adventures as well as interesting visitor experiences. Just 1.5 miles away is a fantastic local pub producing wonderful homecooked food and real ales.
If you can tear yourself away from the stunning fell views on arrival, then the entrance takes you into a large porch and boot room. From this room there is a door to a handy downstairs WC and a small staircase to the 'pooch's pad'. Downstairs from the boot room you will find the former garage which now acts as a utility area and pool room. Boasting a full-size pool table, this is the perfect place for the family to while away a spot of time on rainy days. In the garage there is a washing machine and dryer available for guest use.
Onwards into the delightfully warm and welcoming living area. This is a beautiful open-plan room with deep comfy sofas, Smart TV and DVD player, and a wood burner around which to regale each other with tales of your Lake District days or thrash the family at board games! A couple of steps take you up to the spacious and modern kitchen/diner. It is extremely well equipped with a large American style fridge/freezer with ice maker, microwave, range cooker, dishwasher and just about everything the chefs among you should need. For coffee fans there is even a Nespresso machine.
From the open-plan living area you access the upstairs bedrooms. The first of these is the king-size bedroom, followed by the two twin bedrooms. All of these are delightfully decorated, the beds sporting gorgeous cosy throws, but more than this, they have fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and fells - the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee in bed. Fabulous. At the end of the upstairs hallway is the lovely modern main bathroom. This has a 'd' bath with shower over the bath and a small airing cupboard.
Through from the living area is the beautiful, light orangery, a great place to curl up and enjoy a book. From here you get to appreciate the cottage's garden and its fantastic array of garden visitors, from nuthatches, woodpeckers and yellow hammers to the occasional red squirrel to name but a few!
The Orangery leads down to the Rock Room with a sofa and another Smart TV for the children to enjoy and use for games consoles (not provided). However, what makes this room even more special is that it is built on Turner How Rock, a substantial chunk of which shows itself in the corner. Through from here are the two lovely downstairs bedrooms, one king-size room and one small double bedroom. Beyond these lies the shower room, once again it's a gorgeous modern space with a large walk-in shower enclosure.
Outside, the garden offers two patios, a BBQ, and absolutely stunning views of the surrounding fells from all angles. There are plenty of nooks to enjoy a sunrise cuppa or a sunset glass of wine. Aside from this, there is a lovely wild area with wonderful displays of wild flowers in spring and summer, and a lonning (lane) around the bottom of the property. This is an incredibly handy gated area to exercise dogs if you aren't undertaking a bigger stretch of the legs.
In all, it's a fantastic house jam-packed with character for a family gathering or group of friends to make the most of this fabulous area.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.