Situated in the attractive village of Hesket Newmarket the stone built Oakview Cottage has been lovingly renovated by its current owners to create a home which combines plenty of traditional features with comfort and practicality. Good sized rooms, a well equipped kitchen, exposed beams and stonework plus plenty of light combine to make this cosy cottage a lovely place to be. Add to this an enclosed south facing courtyard garden plus fabulous views and footpaths for access to the fells and you have the perfect base in which to relax and enjoy your holiday. A large woodburner in the living room provides extra cosiness and mesmerising flames for snug winter breaks. The property is staggering distance from the Old Crown pub with its open fires, Hesket Newmarket ales and good pub food for those evenings after a day on the fells.
Hesket Newmarket is a small unspoilt village in the northern Lake District providing that sought after mix of a peaceful location that is within easy distance of numerous local attractions. There is a village shop for necessities as well as a post office, tea room, pub, and a small children’s play area right opposite the cottage will keep younger members of the group happy. Walk from the door with a choice of the more challenging High Pike and Carrock Fell or a gentle walk to neighbouring Caldbeck along the river, plus numerous local footpaths mean there are walks to suit all abilities. Caldbeck is another tranquil village tucked in a green valley surrounded by moorland, it has a historic church, pub, several cafes and craft shops plus a large duck pond on the green and a beautiful section of Cald Beck running though its centre.
This area of the northern Lake District is known as Back O’ Skiddaw and is quieter than the tourist hotspots of Keswick and Ambleside, making for peaceful walks amongst rolling fells or less used paths up the popular Skiddaw and Blencathra. All of the starting points for walks within Wainwright’s Northern Fells book could be reached within a 30 minute drive. If you prefer something a little less active then you are also within half an hour of the attractive market towns of Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith plus the historic city of Carlisle, all of which are worth a visit. The historic properties of Hutton in the Forest, Mirehouse and Lowther Castle are a similar distance away, all of which have lovely tearooms for treating yourself too! The Eden Valley, Hadrian’s Wall and the Solway Coast are also within easy reach giving you wide horizons to explore. If you want to be in a home from home property in a quiet location away from the main tourist hotspots yet within easy reach of all of the northern Lake District and Cumbria then Oakview Cottage is for you.