Kirkbank accommodation summary
Utility and WC
Sitting/dining room with double sided woodburner
Three double bedrooms, individually decorated
Bathroom with bath and separate shower
Decked area with outdoor bath and lighting
Gardens to side and rear with sitting out areas
Small front garden
Parking is on the driveway by the house for 2 cars. There is more parking opposite the cottage at the entrance to Irton Road Station.Other Info
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £200. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Phone reception is limited in Eskdale. EE, Orange, T-Mobile get the best reception.
Special features :
Zoned underfloor heating system
Colour changeable hidden lighting system
Bluetooth available all over the house
Hi-fi speaker system in ceilings
3D UHD smart TV with Wi-Fi connectivity and sound bar
3D Blu-ray player
Apple TV connectivity
Individual designed bedrooms each wtih Ruark Bluetooth radio/alarm
Outdoor bath (big enough for two)
Contemporary stained glass windows
Kawai RX2 Grand Piano
Chromotherapy and rainhead showers
Built in TV in bathroom
You are greeted at Kirkbank by a substantial and solid oak doorway with a contemporary stained glass panel to one side. This leads you into the small hall with utility room to one side. In the Utility you will find storage space, the freezer, a Neff washer drier, sink and toilet.
The kitchen is striking with an Elica suspended extractor fan and gloss mink units. You can choose the colour of the surround ceiling lights to reflect your mood. The kitchen has Neff appliances including a large induction hob, built-in oven, combination microwave and oven, dishwasher and fridge. There is a Quooker boiling water tap which is perfect for instant drinks or cooking. The pan drawers contain Le Creuset stainless and cast pans and Dualit toaster, kettle and blender.
Fitted into the original rectory fireplace is a Scan double sided woodburning stove. This connects the kitchen to the sitting room. The log store is outside and logs are provided for your use.
The breakfast table and chairs are by the patio door. This leads out to the patio and decked outside area by the natural Eskdale granite rock garden. From here it is a short stroll to the outside bath (big enough for two) where you can start your day with coffee or finish it luxuriating under the stars.
The large open plan sitting/dining room is exceptionally light and airy. It has five panoramic windows with views onto the fells, steam railway and garden. It has a modern chrome and ceramic extending dining table which seats eight, a luxury Natuzzi leather sofa and rugs, and oversized bean bags for totally chilling. There is a grand piano and large wall mounted flat screen 3D UHD TV with sound bar.
From this room the open plan floating oak and glass stairway leads to the landing area where antique oak meets modern. The bedrooms and bathrooms lead off from here and the area is bathed in natural light from our Velux sky lights and light guide.
Each bedroom has been individually designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation. They all have spectacular views across the valley to Muncaster Fell or Birker Fell.
Industrial Bedroom: Soft velvets and textures meet contemporary Helderr glass furniture and metal. The double bed is completed with a Soak and Sleep deep duck down topper. On a sunny evening the sunsets from here are stunning. A genuine Strand Theatre light sits by the bed to enact your every wish and a Ruark bluetooth alarm radio is there if you need to be awoken from your dreams.
Bell Room: This boasts tremendous views of Muncaster fell and the garden. Lay in bed and watch the light play on the fells opposite. The double bed has a sprung memory foam mattress. It sits under the original bell tower complete with working bell. A leather Stokke Peel Chair and footstool are in the reading corner.
Scandinavian Room: Our Scandinavian room is the largest. It has a king sized oak bed with Tempur Cloud mattress. It has views from the bed across the fields to Birker Fell. It is furnished with a 60’s twist and sumptuous fabrics.
There are two bathrooms upstairs. The larger of the two has a walk in rain shower and a separate bath where you can relax in the bubbles whilst watching TV. The smaller bathroom has a chromotherapy shower. Both have toilets. An additional toilet is available in the Utility downstairs. We are proud to have sourced your toiletries locally.
The house is surrounded by lovely mature gardens with several places to sit and admire the views to the fells. To the rear we have a granite escarpment. Nestled into this is an outside bath (oval shaped and suitable for two people maximum) on a decked area with lighting.
The garden is home to a family of slow worms. You may be lucky enough to see them. They are an endangered species and harmless. They are not snakes. They have lived here longer than we have and we ask that you respect them.
On those balmy summer evenings why not make use of the Weber BBQ and settle around the fire pit and watch the sun set over the Irish Sea bathing the fells in a rich red glow.
The graveled parking area to the side of the house is suitable for two cars. The driveway has a steep initial access and we recommend approaching slowly especially in cars with a low clearance. Reversing onto the drive allows for ease of exit.