Goosegreen Barn accommodation summary
Open plan kitchen, living and dining room
Twin bedroom (the single beds can be zipped together to make a king size bed if required. Please request this at the time of booking)
Bathroom with bath and shower
Patio for guest use
Access to 4.5 acres of meadow for dog walking
Parking for at least two cars
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £15 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
Goosegreen Barn has been converted from a 17th century byre into a modern and comfortable two-bedroom cottage. Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome, the number of dogs depends on the size of their breed (please contact the office to enquire). The cottage is surrounded by picturesque views of meadows towards Scotland.
The entrance opens into the utilty or boot room, in which bikes and muddy shoes and clothes can be stored. A useful washing machine is located in the same room, as are drying facilities. A sink and freezer are also located here.
At the top of a locally crafted ash staircase, the barn opens out into a studio-style kitchen, dining and living room. The kitchen features an electric oven, four-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge and toaster. Meals can be enjoyed either at the dining table or at the modern breakfast bar. The living room area contains a three-seater settee and two matching armchairs grouped around a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The high-vaulted space is heated by a wood burning stove and is lit by four skylights, two windows (previously the entry points into what was the hayloft) and a series of window slits, which used to be used as ventilation. Views from the kitchen are of Goosegreen Meadow and, from the living room window, the garden, meadows at Lowca and wind turbines, with views of Criffel on the Scottish coast on a clear day. The wooden floor has been reclaimed from the old Cleator Moor Working Men's Club.
Downstairs from the utility room are the bedrooms and bathroom. The double bedroom contains a large wardrobe and drawers, as well as French doors leading out to the patio area, with views of the garden and meadows beyond. The second bedroom contains two single beds, a chest-of-drawers and has a view to what was the farmhouse opposite. The bathroom has an over-bath shower, basin and WC.
Outside, there is space for at least two cars to park. The patio contains a table and chairs, perfectly situated to soak up the evening sun whilst emersing yourself in the peace and calm of the surrounding nature. There is another picturesque seating option further up the hill in the private and enclosed meadow. The owners of the cottage (who live opposite) allow guests to walk their dogs in their 4.5 acres of full-enclosed meadows, which do not have any livestock grazing. The owners ask guests to keep to the path whilst the orchids are in bloom, which is usually May and June (the owners will advise when this is).