Park View is located in the peaceful rural village of Bothel on the northern borders of the Lake District, accommodating up to 8 guests and 3 dogs. It has views towards Binsey, one of the easier climbs of Wainwright's fells in the UNESCO Lake District National Park. The front and rear gardens are both large and full of intrigue, not least of which is the miniature stone circle, correctly positioned to coincide with the Summer Solstice! Free range hens belonging to the owners provide fresh eggs and frogs, hedgehogs, bats and cats are frequent visitors to the gardens. Dogs are welcome, although neither garden is fully enclosed.
Lovers of literature will feel quite at home at Park View, as the owners have lovingly adorned the bedrooms with quotations from Bronte and Austen. Items of thoughtfully selected furniture add charm to this spacious accommodation, which is decorated with a variety of literary and historical framed pictures. The cottage, originally constructed in 1807, has been in the owner's family since 1892 and family portraits can be found on the walls. Park View is wheelchair friendly, with a fully accessibly kingsize bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounges on the ground floor.
Park View is the perfect launch pad for the Northern Lakes, the border city of Carlisle and the Solway Coast and its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bassenthwaite is five miles away, Keswick 12 miles, Cockermouth seven miles, the Western Lakes, Skiddaw and the Solway Coast ten miles away. The cottage is only a short walk from the local pub, the Greyhound Inn, which serves good food. Park View is the ideal location from which a large family or group of friends can explore Cumbria.