One of a collection of beautifully designed holiday cottages within a converted threshing barn, Milecastle sleeps 4 people in comfortable, homely, spacious and light rooms arranged around a central hallway. The cottage is all on one level but is on the first floor of the building so accessed by a flight of communal stairs from the yard, this gives you the advantage of lovely views over fields and woods at the back of the property. The cottage has plenty of character, is well equipped throughout and will welcome you to spend time relaxing whether you have had a busy day out or a lazy day in.
The property is located a stone’s throw from Hadrian’s Wall Path, which can be accessed directly through the fields at the back of the cottage and with the vallum passing directly under Bleatarn Farm you cannot get any closer to Roman history. Walks from your door can take you east or west along the national trail and south to Crosby-on-Eden for walks along banks of the River Eden. Although the cottage is surrounded by quiet countryside, the main A689 is quickly reached giving easy access to the attractive market town of Brampton and the historic border city of Carlisle. A perfect location to give you a peaceful base from which to access all the local attractions on offer, this cottage really does give you the best of both worlds away from it all yet close to it all too.
This area of north Cumbria offers a quiet 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. Explore the World Heritage Site along the full length of Hadrian’s Wall with its associated forts and museums, and enjoy the rugged beauty of the landscape it passes through. Carlisle is a compact city ideal for exploring 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 within easy reach is the Northumberland National Park with miles of quiet walking or cycling. Experience the contrasting wildernesses of the North Pennines and Solway Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or how about visiting Alston, highest market town in England, for a ride on a narrow-gauge steam railway. All the attractions, walks and beauty of the northern Lake District are also awaiting you with Keswick less than an hour’s drive away.
This lovely little property is beautifully located for exploring this lesser known part of Cumbria whether you are a first timer or a wannabe local.