Dovedale Cottage accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining room
Living room
Single bedroom with en suite shower room (suitable for guests with limited mobility)

First Floor

Master bedroom with king-size bed
Second bedroom with king-size bed
Twin bedroom


Enclosed garden
Covered space for locking bikes (to be arranged with the farmer)

Parking Info

There is a courtyard at the back of the property with parking for at least three cars

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 10:00
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
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

Please note, Dovedale Cottage can accommodate a maximum of 6 adults. If you would like to book the cottage for 7, please call the office to enquire.

All coal is provided for the open fire

It is possible to get phone signal at Dovedale Cottage if you have 4G.

General Description

Dovedale Cottage is a stunningly situated Grade I listed farmhouse cottage on a working form and attached to Hartsop Hall. Sleeping up to six people in four comfortable bedrooms this is a tranquil paradise a world away from the hustle and bustle of 21st century life.

Guests enter the cottage from the rear courtyard straight into the warm and welcoming farmhouse kitchen. It's a beautiful light room with a dining table for six, a door out onto the garden and a window seat in its large sash window; a perfect place for enjoying a cuppa and admiring the staggering panorama. The kitchen is well equipped with a large electric range oven with ceramic hobs, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and under-counter washing machine. Of course there is also all the crockery and cookware you will need for your stay. There's a built-in larder cupboard and an under-stairs utility cupboard where you'll find a tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and plenty of storage space for muddy boots etc.  

Onwards to the cosy and comfortable living room. It's a charming dual aspect room with traditional furnishings, well-chosen local art, books, board games and TV with built-in DVD player. This is a wonderful space for cuddling up on one of the three deep comfy sofas in front of the open fire and chatting about your Lakeland adventures.

The ground floor en suite single bedroom is beyond the living room. If your party isn't using it as a bedroom it can be a handy study or extra living space however the room has been thoughtfully designed for guests with more limited mobility in mind. It has a single bed, TV, dressing table and a half-glazed door leading out onto the patio. The spacious en suite shower room has helpfully placed grab rails for the sink and WC as well as a large shower area with mixer shower and easily accessible shower controls. The shower also has a seat in it for ease of use. Guests must have sufficient mobility to move from their chair to the seat though as there is a step into the shower.

Moving upstairs guests come to the stepped landing from which the three further bedrooms and bathroom are accessed. The bedrooms are all well-proportioned with wonderful views whether across the valley or to the fellside at the back. Firstly, to the spacious master bedroom. This has a king-size bed, a built-in cupboard and two chests of drawers for storage. There are also two lovely sash windows looking to the front and the rear of the house, ideal for taking inspiration on where to head for your day's walking. The second king-size room has a built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and view to Hartsop Above How behind the house. The twin bedroom shares this outlook and has a chest of drawers for storage.   

Outside the house there's a courtyard for parking to the rear and a delightful enclosed garden to the front with a patio which can be accessed from the kitchen and downstairs single room. There is a table and chairs for outdoor dining and a bench for enjoying a sunny morning cuppa while taking in the magnificent views.