Haystacks accommodation summary
Kitchen /dining area
Super King bedroom - can be split into twin beds upon request
Bedroom with adult size bunk beds
Parking for one car with more parking available at the Royal Oak pub (100m from the cottage) and on street
Enclosed back garden
Shed for storage
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
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 £50. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
TV with Netflix connection (you'll need your own Netflix account)
Christmas & New Year: A Christmas Tree and Christmas decorations will be provided for guests enjoyment.
Tucked away in the peaceful village of Braithwaite, Haystacks is a modern three-bed house that is child friendly. Its tasteful Swedish retro-style interior and wood-burning stove offer a feeling of comfort in the cold winter months, while it is light and airy in the warmer seasons and the enclosed garden is a real sun trap in the summer. It sleeps up to six people and makes an ideal base for families wishing to explore the fells, forests, lakes and towns of the beautiful northern Lake District.
The cottage can be accessed either via the front door or back door via the garden gate. The front door opens into a stair well (leave your wellies and coats here) and the living room. The living room has two three-seater sofas and a wood-burning stove with a hearth made of local slate. The flat-screen TV has access to Netflix for those guests with a Netflix account and Wifi is available throughout the house and there is an iPod docking station. There is a storage/utility cupboard underneath the stairs.
Leading through from the living room is a well-appointed kitchen bathed in natural light. Its oak worktops and ceramic basin exude quality, while the under counter fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave and DAB radio mean that the kitchen is well appointed and practical. The kitchen table seats six people and looks onto the back garden through a set of glass french doors, through which birds can be seen at their feeders. There is another single door in the kitchen that also leads out to the garden at the side of the house.
A flight of stairs leads to the landing off which are the three bedrooms and the bathroom. The bedroom containing the Super King bed (which can be split into a twin upon request) looks out over the cottage's own back garden and other neighbouring picturesque gardens. There is a hanging rail and hooks for clothes, a chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets for storage and a skylight above the bed. The next bedroom contains a roll-top King size bed with the same view as the previous room. Storage includes a built-in wardrobe with cupboards above and below, a chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets. The third bedroom overlooks the front of the property and contains a set of bunk beds. A fitted alcove with a hanging rail and a shelf serve as a wardrobe and a chest of drawers with mirror completes the room.
The bathroom boasts a large walk in power shower that has a bench at one end. It is accompanied by two heated towel rails, toilet, basin, bathroom cabinet and extractor fan. The bathroom also has a skylight which gives it an airy feel.
Returning downstairs, the garden can be accessed either via one of two doors in the kitchen or the front gate. The L-shaped garden is grassed, has attractive planted borders and an array of bird feeders. A mosaicked table set seats up to four people and a large bench is also located alongside the cottage. The garden shed is out of sight around the corner and can store two or three bikes. There is a BBQ available for those able to take advantage of this 'sun trap' in the summer months.