Glebe Cottage is tucked away right in the heart of Caldbeck at the back of The Old Rectory. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this is a deceptively spacious cottage full of period character. The beautiful living room has a wood burner for cosy winter evenings in and lovely views over the garden for sunny summer days. The bedrooms are both light and bright and have spacious en suite bathrooms - perfect for two couples holidaying together. An AGA keeps the kitchen lovely and cosy as well as completing the country-style look in this well equipped and attractive room. Outside, the enclosed private garden is a calm and sheltered spot to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun.
Surrounded by beautifully kept gardens, fields, a churchyard and the Cald Beck, Glebe Cottage is just a two-minute stroll from the centre of the village. Even with that proximity, the main soundtrack is peace, quiet and birdsong. Caldbeck is a pretty little village named after the beck running through it. For food, there are two cafes and a pub to choose from, or you can head to the excellent village shop instead. The historic St Kentigern's church is just next door and has the grave of John Peel in the churchyard whilst a short walk to the Howk reveals some of the industrial history of the village. There are numerous walks heading off in all directions across the fields and just a mile away is the hamlet of Nether Row with access to the fells and High Pike.
Glebe Cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall country as well as the rest of the northern Lake District. The beautiful and compact city of Carlisle is just a short drive away; wander around the shops, admire the cathedral, investigate the castle and amble beside the River Eden. East of Carlisle follow Hadrian's Wall through wild and rugged countryside to discover fascinating Roman remains or head west to the wide open spaces of the Solway which are full of wildlife. Of course the peaceful rolling northern fells are yours to explore and the vibrant, bustling market town of Keswick can be reached in 30 minutes' drive offering a range of outdoor activities, plus a cinema, the popular Theatre by the Lake, museums, cafes, pubs and shops.
So there is plenty to see and do - if you can drag yourself away from your relaxing retreat at Glebe Cottage!