Rose Cottage (Pardshaw)
Built in 1662 by the Robinsons of Loweswater, Rose Cottage is a traditional whitewashed Lakeland cottage set in the peaceful hamlet of Pardshaw. Its comfort is not to be found in modernity, but in traditional architecture, furnishing and decor; with an outlook to its picturesque lawned garden planted with charming trees, shrubs and areas of bluebells. The cottage sleeps up to six people across three bedrooms and welcomes two well-behaved dogs.
The owner of the cottage is the farmer of the adjacent Waites Farm, who welcomes guests to walk on their land and visit the farmyard to meet their milking cows and Suffolk cross-breed and Greyface sheep. In fact, the lovely owners are happy to taxi guests to and from the two local pubs - The Royal Yew in Dean and The Old Posting House in Deanscales - if desired. Each of the pubs offer good local ales and homemade dishes.
Rose Cottage is around a five-mile walk or drive to Loweswater and the famous Kirkstile Inn. Its nearest town is Cockermouth; a lively Georgian town with a variety of boutiques, cultural attractions, supermarkets, pubs, cafes and restaurants too. The cottage is also a great base for exploring the main western Lake District locations including Crummock Water, Loweswater and Buttermere. These beautiful, unspoilt areas are peaceful and picturesque with lots of opportunities for walking and cycling. You can also drive to the coast within 20 minutes and enjoy the harbour at Whitehaven and the sands of the Solway Firth.