Geltsdale accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Single bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with shower and WC

First Floor

Open plan living room and dining kitchen


Reception area with washing machine, tumble drier, freezer and payphone
Secure, police approved cycle storage for up to 6 bikes
Walled garden, picnic table and BBQ to the front
Huge communal garden to the side and rear with picnic tables and wooden gazebo

Parking Info

There is parking for one car in the yard

Other Info
Arrival Time: 18:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by gas 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

The cottage has a Roberts DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity.

Laundry facilities are shared with three other cottages.

General Description

Geltsdale is a barn conversion and one of four delightful holiday cottages at Howscales, formerly an 18th century farm, the other cottages being Inglewood, Ravendale and Hazelrigg. Set on their own land, the cottages are surrounded by views of the Eden Valley that stretch as far as the eye can see. Geltsdale was part of the main barn and still retains the characterful oak beams

As you pull into the old farmyard, parking is available to your left and additional parking is available in the wooden barn. The cobbles in front of Geltsdale are original red Lazonby sandstone and add real feeling of character to the old farm.

Geltsdale is reverse accommodation cottage, so the two bedrooms are on the ground floor as you enter. Both are tastefully decorated with painted white wooden panels and exposed stone walls; one containing a double bed and the other a single. There is plenty of storage room in both, with wardrobes, chests-of-drawers/dressing tables and plenty of storage under the beds. The single room also has an under-stairs cupboard for storing suitcases and bags. The single room has views to the front and fields beyond and the double room has views over the gardens towards the Renwick Fells. The bathroom is also on the ground floor and features a powerful walk-in electric shower, WC and heated towel rail.

To reduce single use plastic usage we no longer provide complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms. Instead we provide The Bath House hand wash and hand cream that we can refill.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor, you'll find yourself in the centre of an open plan living room and kitchen. To the right (in the kitchen area) are a small dining table and kitchen worktops. A microwave, electric oven, LPG hob and under-the-counter fridge can all be found here; while a larger freezer, washing machine, clothes airers and tumble drier are located in the Reception area for all cottage residents to make use of. Views from the kitchen overlook the cobbled courtyard and fields beyond.

The living room area (to the left of the stairs) contains a comfy two-seater sofa and armchair, coffee table and Smart TV with a BluRay player (there are DVDs and books in the Reception area for guests to browse). The living room is flooded with natural light from a skylight above, but the real treat is the view to the rear. Here, you will be able to see much of the lawned gardens, which are shared by guests of the other three cottages.

Even more of the bordered gardens are revealed from the courtyard entrance and you'll notice the two picnic tables. A smaller table with two chairs can be found in the planted 'butterfly' garden and a wooden gazebo beyond that. There is a barbecue in a walled garden to the front of the cottages alongside another picnic table. The lovely gardens are shared with the other cottages on site but there are plentiful quiet corners with seating for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine or just to enjoy the views and the birdsong. Geltsdale can be let alongside Inglewood (sleeping 4), Hazelrigg (sleeping 2) or Ravendale (sleeping 6) should you require more space for a larger group.