Hillcrest House accommodation summary
Kitchen with dining area
Bathroom with shower and WC
Two double bedrooms with en-suites
Lockable storage for bikes, canoes, etc
Fuel for the woodburing stoves is provided
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by a combination of storage heaters and electric panel radiators
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £100. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Please note the cottage is just off the A66, it does offer great access to all areas of the Lake District though
Hillcrest House offers spacious and welcoming accommodation for up to eight people just 15 minutes' drive from the M6 motorway, a big advantage during school holidays!
As you enter Hillcrest House, you are greeted by an attractive dining room with a large table that seats eight people. In summertime, the double front doors can be thrown open to create a light and airy dining area. During colder months, a wood burning stove offers a cosy feel, perfect for festive gatherings or special occasion get togethers.
The kitchen is well laid out and is complimented by a large utility area and informal dining table. The kitchen contains a split level electric oven and hob, tall fridge-freezer and plenty of clever storage. The adjoining utility room houses a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and serves as a boot room and drying room. Access to the wood store and outside WC are via the utility area.
The kitchen and informal dining area form a social hub within the house, as they adjoin a sunroom that features a 37" TV, DVD player, wood/coal burning stove, two-seater sofa and arm chair. The large gable windows overlook the pleasant lawned garden towards the Blencathra mountain range.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor; one double bedroom and one twin room. Both contain a double wardrobe, while the twin room has a built-in dresser with chest-of-drawers and wash area. The double room has a small TV and looks out towards Great Mell Fell. Both bedrooms offer easy access to the recently fitted bathroom containing WC and walk-in electric shower.
The flowing layout of the rooms in Hillcrest House really works; even when occupants are spread throughout the house, the layout ensures a buzzy social atmosphere, great for festivities and special family occasions. The upstairs living room feels open and spacious, thanks to the two gable windows - both offering scenic views of the surrounding countryside - and the open-plan nature of the room. There is one three-seater sofa, one two-seater and a comfortable armchair. A 37" TV, DVD player and a range of books provide relaxing entertainment.
Two pitched-ceiling double bedrooms flank the living room upstairs, each with their own en-suite bathrooms. Each contains a bath, WC, heated towel rail and one has an over-bath shower. Both bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, dressers and a small TV.
Outside is a pleasant lawned garden with ample rattan furniture. A lockable garage may be used by guests to store plenty of bikes, canoes, kayaks, etc.