Cubben House accommodation summary
Master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite WC
Twin bedroom (This can be converted into a super-king room, please advise on booking)
Extensive multi aspect gardens with outdoor seating
Patios with outdoor dining space
"The Cubben Arms"; a large summer house with 'pub' games and bar
Towels will be provided
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
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £100. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
The lane leading up to the cottage is very rough in places and care should be taken especially in vehicles with low clearance
Cubben House has its own natural spring water supply which is sourced from the fell behind the house. Depending on the time of year and the peaty nature of the surrounding fells the water can have a slight discolouration but is perfectly safe to drink.General Description
Cubben House is a stunning 16th century property set up its own winding lane on the edge of peaceful woodland and commanding glorious views of the surrounding western Lakeland countryside. Sleeping six people in three beautifully appointed bedrooms it's a magical world of period details with exposed beams, low lintels and undulating floorboards. Wearing its rich history lightly it's also a wonderful cosy home with all the modern conveniences you'd wish for from your holiday cottage.
The cottage is accessed by a winding private lane on which care should be taken especially in vehicles with a low clearance. Once through the gates guests enter their own peaceful world, if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful view open the door into the stone flagged porch way with plenty of space for hanging coats and leaving muddy boots after your Lake District adventures. Moving through the wooden latched door you enter the gorgeous living room. With its low beams, wooden pillars, stone fireplace with wood burning stove and deep plush sofas it's a warm and inviting place to relax and enjoy the peace or alternatively curl up in front of the flat screen television with Sky HD and a DVD Player. There is also a CD player available. There's even a built in corner bench next to the fireplace with cosy cushions which just cries out to be used for bedtime stories.
Just off the living room is the beautiful light dining room with its huge dining table and upholstered chairs, perfect for gathering all the family for meals and comfy enough to have long post dinner chats planning your adventures. It boasts two huge windows making the most of its glorious views, and if you're lucky, you'll be graced with a visit from one of Cubben's adorable red squirrels who happily enjoy their meals right outside the window! Why not curl up with a good book in the window seat and keep watch?
Moving back through the living room to the lovely farmhouse kitchen. Guests will find it very well equipped with a large range-style fan oven with halogen hobs, dishwasher and all the crockery and utensils you're likely to need housed in a wonderful traditional wooden dresser. The room has skylights and low level windows looking into the woodland at the rear of the house, just ideal for spotting visiting deer and squirrels over your morning cuppa! Off the kitchen is a handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
From the kitchen you'll find a shower room and beyond this the newer extension to the house where the downstairs, king-size bedroom is. This is a wonderful peaceful space with a fairytale iron bedstead, its own sofa, wardrobe, television and dual aspect windows. What better way to start the day than furnishing yourself with a cuppa, heading back to bed and looking out through the wide windows straight into the forest. Glorious stuff. The shower room has a lovely corner enclosure with victorian style fixtures. At this end of the house there is another slate floored porch way with doors to the front and rear of the house yet more storage for coats and shoes. This is an ideal space for members of your party with reduced mobility as, aside from the two small steps down into the bedroom, the rest of the ground floor is on one level.
Moving back through to the original part of the house take the latched door off the living room to the bathroom and staircase. Mind your head as you go as beyond here as you really enter the characterful heart of the house. Two stone steps take you down to the gorgeous beamed victorian bathroom. It has a traditional suite and a stunning high backed, claw foot bath with shower attachment in which you can soak away aching muscles from your outdoor exertions! Once again mind your head as you ascend the wooden corner staircase which brings you out onto the landing. From here you'll find the large twin room, delightfully furnished with antique dressers and wardrobe and with glorious views out onto Irton Pike. This room has "zip and link" beds which can be made into a super-kingsize bed should your party require it (please notify us on booking if require this).
Lastly you reach the master bedroom, and what a calm and indulgent haven of a room it is. Furnished with elegant french style furniture it has an ornate king-size bedstead, a large built-in wardrobe and an en-suite WC and washbasin. Added to this the window affords guests a glorious panorama of rolling fields to Muncaster Fell and Irton Pike.
Moving outside the property guests will find a magical garden of nooks and crannies to explore as well as wide open vistas taking in every angle of its spectacular setting. To the rear of the house is peaceful woodland from which a wealth of bird and wildlife can be viewed. Added to this there's also a substantial summer house known as "The Cubben Arms". This boasts games tables, a darts board, a veranda and even its own bar! It's a truly wonderful space for the younger members of your party to commandeer as their own. To the front of the house there are lawns and multi level patios with outdoor dining facilities offering guests somewhere to sit and enjoy every drop of daylight available, whether it be for a sunrise cuppa or a sunset glass of wine.
Cubben truly is a spellbinding world that you'll be very reluctant to leave.