Cragg Cottage accommodation summary
Master bedroom with double bed
Second double bedroom
Large walled garden with lawns and dining furnitureParking
Please note that Cragg Cottage is 100 yards up a farm track which has some potholes and is therefore unsuitable for sports cars and other low cars. Parking for up to four cars at the bottom of the garden.Other Info
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
Cragg Cottage has its own spring water supply which is filtered and regularly tested
Please note that the cottage is near a farm and dogs must be kept under control at all times. We ask that they stay in the flagged dining room area and don't go into the sitting room beyond
Bikes and buggies can be stored in the garage next door
There is a travel cot, booster seat, stairgate, fire guard and basket of toys that you are welcome to use
There is limited mobile phone reception (best for those on the Orange network) but there is a phone in the house which accepts incoming callsGeneral Description
Cragg Cottage is a traditional farmhouse cottage set alone in wonderful countryside. Sleeping six people in three comfortable bedrooms it makes a wonderful destination for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of 21st Century life. With wonderful period features and charming mementoes of countryside life all around, it has the feeling of a welcoming family home. Hugh Falkus, a nationally noted fishing writer and broadcaster, used to live here and the house is adorned with his paintings, collections and photographic memories.
On arrival at the property guests enter via the side door into a substantial utility room where there is plenty of coat and boot space for your outdoor gear. Here's you'll also find the washer/dryer and dishwasher. Beyond here there is a step down into the charming sloping roofed kitchen. It's equipped with a built-in fan oven, electric hobs, and an under-counter fridge. Just off the kitchen is a large pantry where you can find the microwave, under counter freezer and plenty more cupboard and food prep space.
Moving through from here you'll find the characterful dining room, a lovely room with original stone flags, a handsome green oil-fired Aga, and a dining table for six. A perfect place for long post dinner chats planning your Lakeland adventures. Opening out from this is a further porch to the side of the house boasting stunning views up the Eskdale valley. Onwards to the charming living room which has a cosy traditional feel with two leather sofas arranged around the stone fireplace and open fire. For entertainment there is a TV with Sky box, DVD player and a stereo. Pop on your favourite music get comfy in the lovely window seat enjoying the view across the valley to Muncaster Fell.
Across the main hallway is Hugh Falkus' study. A marvellous place to retreat to and read a book or do some work should you require. The panelled room is filled with fascinating books and fishing paraphernalia giving a real sense of the family history woven through the house.
From the main hall is the staircase to the first floor. The first double room has a brass bedstead, a wardrobe and dresser for storage, a delightful Victorian washstand and a glorious view across the valley. The second double also has a brass bedstead, a wardrobe and a view up the Eskdale Valley. Lastly the twin room has two iron bedsteads, and a delightful decorative fireplace and that lovely view to Muncaster Fell. The family bathroom has a white suite with over-bath mixer shower and a picture window out onto the garden.
Outside the garden is an absolute delight. There is a large sloping lawn to the side, great fun for rolling down, while the flat areas have plenty of seating for outdoor dining. The elevated position makes for glorious views and its remote situation is ideal for enjoying dark skies and visiting wildlife. There is also a garage at the property where you can store bikes and buggies should you require. In all, if tranquility and traditional homely comfort are things that you would enjoy on your break then Cragg Cottage is an ideal destination.