Oakview Cottage accommodation summary
WC and shower room
King size bedroom
Twin bedroom - this can be made into a Super king upon request
Third bedroom with bunk beds
Enclosed yard with seatingOther Info
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
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 a combination of storage heaters and electric panel radiators
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
Phone with honesty box
An initial supply of wood is left for the woodburner. Additional supplies of wood are available from the village shop
Please note, dogs are not allowed in the living room but are more than welcome throughout the rest of downstairs.General Description
Oakview Cottage is a charming property located in the peaceful and attractive village of Hesket Newmarket in the northern lake district. Locally rumoured to have once belonged to the local Stobbart family it has been renovated by the current owners to combine plenty of traditional features with comfort and practicality. It has such a welcoming atmosphere that you will not fail to feel instantly at home. The cottage has light bright rooms yet a really cosy feel and all the main living rooms and bedrooms have lovely views to the front over the green to the woods and fields beyond. Sleeping six people it is ideal for families or couples travelling together and makes a perfect base for exploring the northern Lake District from Penrith to Keswick and Cockermouth. Carlisle, the Solway coast, Hadrians Wall and the Eden valley are also within easy reach.
The front door leads into a central hallway with practical tiled floor for muddy boots and handy hooks above the radiator for drying out coats on wet days.
Off the hall is a homely country kitchen with a centrepiece Aga giving this well planned room a warm heart, the farmhouse style is continued with a double Belfast sink, exposed beams and quarry tiled floor. Traditional style does not mean no 'mod cons' and the kitchen is well equipped including a microwave, dishwasher, television and radio. There are even some cookery books to inspire your creativity! The owner recommends the bottom oven of the AGA for slow cooking a casserole while you are out enjoying the fells. A solid wood table with seating for six and views over the green completes the room making it a social space for spending time with friends and family creating fabulous holiday memories.
Off the back of the kitchen is a handy utility room with American style fridge freezer including an ice machine - just right for completing your favourite tipple. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a clothes airer for utilising the AGA to dry clothes overnight. A Belfast sink can tackle dirty boots and there is a back up electric oven and gas hob for those who are not feeling brave enough to try cooking on the Aga!
Back across the hallway past a convenient and spacious downstairs toilet/shower room is the cosy living room. A large log burner in the fireplace entices you to spend evenings in front of the fire whatever time of year you visit, logs are provided to get you started. Traditional oak coffee table and sideboard, exposed beams, woodcarvings and the fireplace make for a lovely country cottage feel which can be enjoyed from the 2 comfy sofas. When you tire of staring into the flames or watching the world go by on the green outside the window there is a television and DVD player to entertain you plus a good selection of games and jigsaws can be found in the sideboard. Or you could head to the desk under the stairs at the back of the room to make use of the maps provided to plan your next walk. A large map of the area on the wall is also ideal for planning days out. The sitting area can be curtained off from the stairs for added cosiness and privacy.
The wooden stairs lead up to a spacious and light landing area with skylights and exposed stone features. There is space here for the cot, though it could be moved into either of the double bedrooms if required.
Off the landing are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The first bedroom straight across from the stairs up a further step has a king size sleigh bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and exposed beams. The other is a twin bedroom (this can be made into a Super King upon request, just let us know at the time of booking) and has a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. The third bedroom snuggled between the other two is a cosy bunk room with chest of drawers and exposed beams. All three bedrooms have stunning views across the green at the front of the house to the fields and woods beyond, a good excuse to linger over a morning cup of tea in bed!
The bathroom is lit by a skylight making it lovely and bright. A tiled floor and shower over the bath mean it is practical whilst the choice of tiles, wonky walls (look at the tiles in the corner over the bath!) and sloping ceiling maintain the traditional cottage feel of the property.
A door at the bottom of the stairs leads out into an enclosed gravelled courtyard garden which is a real suntrap. A BBQ and picnic bench provide for dining al fresco and if it gets too hot in the sun take a seat on the bench under the pergola which supports a shady grapevine. The back gate opens onto a pathway leading onto the common at the back of the cottage giving direct traffic free access to the footpath network.