Park View accommodation summary
Bathroom with shower and WC
Two double bedrooms
Bathroom with claw foot bath and WC
Large front and rear gardens
Towels will be provided
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 oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £50. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Coal and kindling supplied
Wheelchair accessible ground floor depending on wheelchair width. Please contact the office on 017687 80571 if you have questions about accessibility
Park View is a fully accessible cottage suitable for families with children and dogs. It boasts spacious accommodation, large gardens, views of sheep grazing in pastures and close proximity to both the coastline and the Lake District National Park.
Upon arrival, you should head to the back of the house. A basket of local goodies awaits; the contents will depend on the season but expect to find fresh eggs from the hens in the garden, homegrown onions, potatoes, plums and herbs, as well as local biscuits, jam, drinks and not forgetting a little something for any four-legged friends. The gardens are shared with the friendly owners, who allow either two medium/large dogs or three small dogs to stay at the cottage.
The kitchen is large and well stocked, containing an electric oven and four-ring ceramic hob, undercounter fridge, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. There is a chest freezer and a tumbler dryer in the utility room as well as a second undercounter fridge, just a few metres from the kitchen. In the kitchen is a dining table that seats eight guests and a breakfast bar with four stools.
There are two lounges in the cottage. One is to the front of the house and features two deep four-seater sofas, a smart TV (don't forget to bring your Netflix/Prime login), a selection of books and DVDs and an open coal fire. Plenty of coal and kindling is supplied but guests are kindly requested to clean and re-lay the fire for the next guests. A smaller lounge looks though a large window onto the array of bird feeders in the back garden and has a small smart TV and DVD player.
One of the many wonderful things about Park View is that the ground floor is fully wheelchair accessible (depending on wheelchair width), as it had previously been occupied by a wheelchair user. A ramp provides access to the king-size bedroom on the ground floor and a portable ramp can be placed for access to the front lounge. Please check the maximum width of wheelchair with the owners, as areas may be slightly too narrow for wider wheelchairs. The following disability aids can be provide upon request: shower stool, perching stool, commode and toilet frame. The ground floor bathroom contains a walk-in shower, WC, washbasin and access to the back garden.
The remaining three bedrooms and bathroom can be found on the first floor. Full of character, there are two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom featuring small double (queen-size) beds. Each bedroom has plenty of storage and a wash basin. The double bedroom to the rear of the house has a large window from which to take in the peaceful pastoral view. The bathroom on the first floor has a shower over the claw foot bath, a WC and wash basin.
The shared gardens to front and rear are both lawned and neither is fully enclosed, so children and pets should not be left to roam alone. There is a busy road beyond the bottom of the garden which guests will not generally notice, but do bear this in mind if you have a dog that is an expert escapist. These are wonderful gardens to explore and the back garden offers not only a miniature stone circle (the owners constructed this with 16th-century stones from a previous dwelling on the same site) but also a herb garden, vegetable patch, hens and a stream (or a beck in local dialect) which runs from the well in the village down to the mill pond, through the middle of the garden. There is bike storage, ample parking and the cottage can be accessed from both the main A595 road and the from the quiet village streets of Bothel.