Oakside Cottage accommodation summary
Bathroom with shower and WC
Parking for one car with more parking available on street
Small shelter for storing bikes (not secure)
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
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
The cottage will have a small tree over the festive period.
Tucked in the centre of the village of Braithwaite, Oakside Cottage is part of a former farmhouse sleeping up to four people. It offers a feeling of comfort in the cold winter months, while it is light and airy in the warmer seasons; the skylights in the living room and kitchen offer unexpected viewpoints of the fells. The cottage makes an ideal base for families wishing to explore the fells, forests, lakes and towns of the beautiful Western Lake District, with the added benefit of being just a stone's throw from one of three village pubs.
The front door opens into a stair well (leave your wellies and coats here) and the two bedrooms are directly in front of you. To the right, the double bedroom contains a double wardrobe and dresser and a view from the front of the house towards the Skiddaw range and Blencathra. The twin bedroom next door has a large built-in wardrobe and chest-of-drawers with a view through the village and Seat How fell beyond. It is in the bedrooms where a sense of the old farmhouse is conveyed, with latched doors, original oak beam ceilings and thick stone walls belying its age.
Upstairs, are the kitchen, living room and bathroom. The kitchen, while bijou, contains an electric oven with hob, microwave, toaster and under-counter fridge with small freezer compartment. The skylight offers an interesting viewpoint over the peaceful village and directly towards Seat How fell, which form the foothills of Whinlatter Forest.
The living room is the jewel of this cottage, offering charm, comfort and character with fantastic views from the front window which extends into a skylight, enabling an unusually lofty perspective of the Skiddaw range and Blencathra fells. An oak dining table seats four people and is situated beneath the large window; where better to enjoy an early morning coffee as the sun rises or a family meal as the 'weather' passes by outside? Arched by the oak beamed ceiling above are two two-seater sofas, TV, DVD player and radio. Extra comfort can be sought from the electric stove adorned by the 18th century oak mantelpiece above it.
The bathroom is at the top of the stairs and features a large walk-in shower and WC, all decorated in a modern style.