Gable Cottage accommodation summary
King size bedroom
Attic twin bedroom (low bedroom ceiling)
Enclosed garden over lane to the rear
Garage for storage
Parking for on car in front of the cottage
We say 4/6 guests because the attic room has a low ceiling so better for 2 kids than 2 adults. The seating downstairs seats 4 guests.
Gable Cottage is a wonderfully traditional stone-built, end terrace house in lovely Santon, a tiny hamlet in the Western Lake District. With a charmingly cosy feel from the moment you arrive it makes a welcoming holiday home for up to six people to enjoy this gorgeous area.
Guests enter to the rear of the house into a handy utility room. There's plenty of space here to leave your coats and muddy walking boots following your Lakeland travels. There's also cupboard space and a fridge freezer in here. Moving on through the door into the delightful kitchen/diner where the owners have retained period features and used the space to great effect. The kitchen area itself has five gas hobs and a fan oven ingeniously built in to the old sandstone hearth while there is also a microwave and plenty of cupboard storage. The limited floor space has been well used by creating a built-in dining table. The former bread oven has been opened up to make a delightful design feature too.
The homely living room has two leather sofas and two armchairs arranged around a wood burning stove, perfect for snuggling up on chilly evenings. The décor is light and fresh with a stone tiled floor, cosy rug, exposed beams and built-in wall cupboards. Keeping the traditional theme there's a ceiling mounted "Sheila maid" clothes airer above the hearth too. There's a TV with Freesat and a DVD player to keep you entertained.
The main staircase ascends from the kitchen taking you to the light landing and the main bedrooms. Firstly to the master bedroom, this has a bright airy feel with light walls, stripped floorboards, bold coloured soft furnishings and a charming decorative fireplace. The king-size bed has a romantic looking metal bedframe while there is a dresser with deep drawers for storage. Moving on to the second bedroom which has the glorious view to the back of the house of the mighty Wasdale fells in the distance. Tearing yourself away from the window you'll find this room has a double metal bedstead, a slimline wardrobe, a dresser and TV with Ipod docking station. From the landing there's a step down into the bathroom which has an over-bath mixer shower and an adorable picture window with that wonderful far reaching view.
An open staircase from this landing takes you up to the attic twin bedroom. This has a spacious and bright feeling with two single beds, a TV with Sky digibox and a velux window with a glorious outlook over rolling fields to that amazing panorama of fells. What a great way to get you inspired to tackle some of the valley's peaks. This room being built into the eaves does make for limited head room though so do take care!
Moving across the lane at the back of the row of cottages is a lovely enclosed garden with a lawn and a dining bench for outdoor meals. Why not enjoy a glass of wine while soaking up the peace, tranquillity and wonderful views?