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West Cottage

Cumwhinton, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set on the outskirts of the village of Cumwhinton yet less than 5 miles from the city of Carlisle and just 15 miles north to Gretna Green, or 15 miles south to Penrith.
  • Spend time in the spacious lounge where there is room for everyone to relax
  • Sip drinks on the patio with rural scenery
Property code: SZ553

Spacious rooms are filled with character and offer a warm welcome home from adventurous days out. Enjoy the fabulous position in the picturesque Eden Valley.

This impressive holiday home sleeping four to six guests is a lovely, characterful Visit England four-star rated property adjoining a Georgian listed farmhouse which dates back to the early 1700s. Set in the village of Cumwhinton amongst the rolling hills of The Eden Valley it is just 3 miles form the historic city of Carlisle providing the ideal base for exploring not only the Lake District but the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, The Solway Coast (with stunning sunsets and nature reserves) and the Scottish Border country. Edinburgh and Glasgow are also within easy driving distance for day trips or why not sit back and enjoy the view from the train - Carlisle stations is just 3 miles away.

The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Cumwhinton is a delightful village within a short walk from the cottage and has a shop with post office and a pub, The Lowther Arms, which serves good food. The village is a short drive from the River Eden where there are peaceful footpaths along the river bank.

The large sitting area features recessed ceiling lights, exposed beams, laminate hardwood flooring, three-piece suite, fireplace with stove effect electric fire, Digital TV with Freeview and DVD player, and a CD Stereo system with iPod connector. A choice of books and CDs are available to borrow. A child fireguard is available on request.

The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped including fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, electric fan-assisted oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, ironing board and iron. The dining area consists of a pine table and six chairs. A high chair is available.

An open tread wooden staircase leads to the first floor. Off the landing is the master double bedroom complete with pine furniture and digital TV with freeview.

The twin bedroom is spacious with pine furniture.

The large shower room has shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rails.

To the outside is a patio area with table and chairs which overlooks the pretty owners garden, though it is separate and private from it. There is a BBQ available upon request. The farm lane to the side of the house is suitable for parking.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV , Bluetooth speaker, TV 'sin both bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars on the lane next to the cottage
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub in local village, less than half a mile
  • Take care of sloping ceilings on first floor
  • Child’s fireguard available on request
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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Reviewed by John 27th February 2022

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West cottage is clean, comfortable and has every facility, including a smart TV. It is in a good location for exploring Cumbria and the Lakes. It is also close to Wetheral where you can catch a train to Carlisle or Newcastle and stations in between. There is a local pub, the Lowther Arms which does good food and drink, although you need to be sure Read moreto take a torch if you walk there at night. We would certainly stay again if we were in the area and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. 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.

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