A charming, cosy, comfortable, characterful conversion The Hayloft (Cumrew) sleeps 4 people in 2 spacious bedrooms in the main cottage, with a further double en-suite retreat for an additional 2 people available across the courtyard if required. The main accommodation is all on one level but is on the first floor of the building accessed by a flight of stairs from the hallway, this gives you the advantage of lovely views over the gardens around the property with fields and fell beyond. The bedrooms are very well presented but the real centrepiece of this cottage is the stunning light, dual aspect living area. With its exposed beams, painted stone walls with sandstone round the windows and a huge log burner, we challenge you not to say ‘wow’ when you step inside! This is a room for relaxing in and making the most of time with friends and family, welcoming and well equipped it is a perfect spot whether you have had a busy day out or a lazy day in. The downside is that in the summer you could have a tricky decision to make: evening in on the sofa or watching the sun go down from the beautiful walled garden? Impossible to make the wrong decision – both will be memorable for all the right reasons.
The property is located at Cumrew House in the small village of Cumrew in the Eden Valley and the foothills of the Pennines, a beautiful and varied landscape. The nearest pub is just a mile away in Newbiggin, an easy walk or very short drive away, and many of the other surrounding villages have excellent hostelries to explore too. Keen walkers will not be disappointed with numerous walks available from the door and even more a short drive away. Favourites include riverside walks along the Eden, fell walks up towards Geltsdale and quiet rural footpaths around Ainstable. Not much planning is required to end or break your walk at a local tea room or pub and there are plenty to choose from. Although the cottage is surrounded by quiet countryside the main roads are within easy reach giving access to the wider area.
This is a great location for quiet rural seclusion and many local walks yet also gives you a well-placed base from which to access all the local attractions on offer - the best of both worlds! The Eden Valley offers a quieter beauty away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District National Park but that does not mean you will not find plenty of things to do within easy reach. This is a special area with miles of lovely varied walking and plenty of attractions to search out. If you want to strike off outside the Eden Valley, why not explore the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall with its associated forts and museums, whilst enjoying the rugged beauty of the landscape it passes through? Nearby Carlisle is a compact city perfect to explore on foot; visit the imposing castle or sandstone cathedral, wander through one of the parks alongside the River Eden or browse the range of shops in the city centre. Slightly further afield but still in easy reach is the Northumberland National Park with miles of quiet walking or cycling. Experience the contrasting but equally stunning wildernesses of the North Pennines and Solway Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or visit Alston, the highest market town in England for a ride on a narrow-gauge steam railway.
This lovely, comfortable, spacious property is beautifully located for exploring the beautiful Eden Valley and all of northern Cumbria beyond; whether you are a first timer or a wannabe local you cannot fail to feel at home here.