Owl Cottage accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Two living rooms
Kitchen / dining area
Bathroom with bath and shower
Double bedroom
Super king bedroom with en suite

Outside

Enclosed back garden
Small summer house

Parking

Parking is on the driveway for one large car or two small cars (at a push) just after the cottage and before the white houses with blue windows. You can also park on Raven Lane if you keep tight in.

Other Info

The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
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

General Description

Tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of Applethwaite, Owl Cottage sleeps up to four people and is surrounded by uninterrupted mountain views. The accommodation is located on the ground floor with three steps up to the kitchen and dining area. Aside from the spectacular views, Owl Cottage has a beautifully thought out garden and is packed with artistic period features.

Having parked in the driveway, follow the path to the rear of the house, which will give you a chance to walk through the tiered garden. You will gain a sneaky peak into the living room through its French doors, but it isn't until you step through the door that the full wonder of the cottage is exposed.

Straight ahead and to your left are the two bedrooms. The first contains a superking. Both bedrooms can access the Jack and Jill ensuite containing a walk-in shower and WC. Both doors lock from the inside so that one bedroom can have sole use of the bathroom. There is a built-in wardrobe and a huge mirror that reflects the original oak beams and double aspect views with windows looking onto the back garden. The second bedroom contains a king size bed and a charming wardrobe and has a high view onto Raven Lane. Both rooms contain electric radiators.

If you turn right from the cottage entrance, the cottage opens up via the first living room. In here is a spectacular collection of artwork and period items surrounding a wood burning stove and lining the oak ceiling beams. The French doors allow plenty of light into this cosy living room that houses a three-seater sofa, arm chair and TV.

Up three steps from the living room is the kitchen and dining area, which seats four people. Again, plenty of light floods the room from a skylight and two windows that look out to the back garden and towards the North Western Fells. Catbells and Causey Pike are particularly distinctive from the viewpoint of Owl Cottage. More artistic period features set off the exposed brickwork and white wooden panelling that makes this kitchen such a pleasure. It contains a gas oven and hob, microwave and under-counter fridge. A freezer can be found in the pantry/utlity cupboard in the corridor joining the kitchen to the second living room. Unfortunately Owl Cottage doesn't provide a washing machine/dryer, there are however laundrette facilities in Keswick which is a short drive away.

Just before you reach the second living room, you will pass the main bathroom on your left. It contains a bath and over-bath shower and WC, lit by a skylight. A collection of masks from around the world lines the bathroom wall and is a real feature of this cottage!

At the end of the house is the second living room. There is no TV here, but a three-seater settee and arm chair, a table that extends to seat six people and a large hearth housing a wood burning stove, so this is the room for socialising or settling down with a good book. This room has windows on each of its four walls, so it is light and airy, but maintains its cosy feel set off by the original oak beams. A stunning panorama of the Western Fells can be viewed from the front window and garden to the rear.

This is a very special cottage that is light yet cosy and full of "immense character and charm". With this in mind, the cottage is only able to accommodate babies up to the age of 1 and children over the age of 15.