Owl's Roost accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Entrance hall
Downstairs WC
Drying room

First Floor

Living room/dining area
King-size bedroom
Super-king bedroom (please note that this can be made up as a twin instead upon request - please contact the office on booking if you would like this room made up as a twin)


Enclosed garden  
Games room with table tennis 

Parking Info

There's off road parking next to your front door in front of a garage and some guests can squeeze on two cars parked in front of one another. The space is big enough for a VW-size camper van and there's also space for other cars to park on the road, next to the gates.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking

A supply kindling, fire-lighters an well-seasoned logs from the trees surrounding the house are provided. Additional logs and kindling can be bought from the owner for a nominal sum to contribute to the cost of felling and log-splitting.

Although infants are welcome, neither of the bedrooms are large enough for a travel cot so there is not a cot or a high chair provided. A moses basket or similar will fit.

General Description

Owl's Roost is a beautiful perch from which to enjoy a northern Lake District break. This spacious comfortable cottage sleeping up to four people is ideally placed to make the most of this stunning area.

On arrival at the cottage you have an entrance hall from which there is a drying room with plenty of room for coats and muddy boots, and a laundry with washer and dryer. There's also a handy downstairs loo off the hall. The staircase then leads up to the light modern kitchen. This room has an airy gallery feel about it as it has stylish lighting and several windows looking out on to the garden and surrounding woods. It's very well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fan oven and induction hob.

The light, spacious living-dining room is a delight. This room is blessed with a huge window opening up a stunning panorama over the lovely garden towards the fells of Skiddaw and Binsey, as well as beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake. For bird-watchers, winter bird feeders bring a wide variety of native birds and seasonal migrants into the garden. In the summer at dusk, when the swallows and swifts have taken up roosts at the farm, bats can be seen in high speed aerobatics over the garden.  Whatever the weather, this magnificent view has something to offer. The room has fresh, thoughtful decor with local artwork, a large oak dining table, a comfy sofa with two armchairs and a cosy log burning stove with a supply of well-seasoned hard-wood fuel. There is a large television with Freeview along with a DVD and VHS player. The owner has thoughtfully left a selection of holiday reading, discs and tapes as well as board games to while away evenings. That said, you might be perfectly well entertained with the stunning view: it's certainly hard to tear yourself away! Even at night there is plenty to see, with the dark night yielding amazing views of the stars.

Off this room are the two beautifully furnished bedrooms. The main bedroom has a king-size bed and the second has a super-king bed which can be made up as twins if that's preferable. The calm, light colour scheme continues through both rooms with some lovely examples of local artwork on the walls and both rooms look out on to the trees around the driveway. The owner has put up nest boxes and of course an owl box here and the visiting bird and bat life is varied.

Outside the enclosed garden is a lovely spot for outdoor dining. Catching the morning sun, it has mature trees and shrubs and once again is blessed with many birds visiting. It, of course, has that majestic view over to Skiddaw which makes it a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine as the sunset light lands on the mountains. 

Fancy a game of table tennis? A games room is set up in one of the garages outside your front door. There are benches with cushions, and log tables for your drinks. To add to the atmosphere, old snow and sports equipment  are lit up by fairy lights around the walls. The remote is hanging up inside the hallway, so it's easy to open up. Have fun!