The Mews (Mosser) accommodation summary
Family bedroom (with a 4ft double bed, a single bed, plus child-size bunk beds with a single above a small double)
Open plan living, kitchen and dining area
King size bedroom
Enclosed rear garden
There is also a shed available for bike/other outdoor equipment storage (please phone the office if you require use of this during your stay)
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
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 gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
The Mews is a converted barn making up part of a cluster of properties which once formed a family farm; it has been lovingly updated over the course of a year by the current owners to make a unique, characterful retreat from everyday life. Everything you could want is here, but it has been done simply and without fuss, preserving the character of the property and creating a wonderful sense of relaxation as soon as you go in through the door. The use of natural materials and attention to detail will fade into the background when you first see the view from the living area but creates a harmony that you will appreciate as you spend time enjoying it.
The front door leads from the parking area in the yard to a spacious hall with a practical tiled floor and plenty of storage for boots and coats; a handy bench sits by the wall and the underfloor heating will dry out wet outer clothes in no time. To the right alongside the passageway the washing machine and condensing dryer are tucked away and opposite them is the family bathroom. This is beautifully finished and practical with a shower over the bath and circular basin on a wooden washstand plus a heated towel rail to ensure cosy warm towels at all times. Spend some time soaking in the bath and you will have time to appreciate the slate windowsill and wooden shelves; character touches that make the room feel homely.
Adjacent to the bathroom is a double bedroom with French doors out onto the yard bringing in plenty of light. The tiled floor has underfloor heating and a rug - so warm feet all round! Bedside tables, a chair, towel rail, hanging space and storage baskets complete the furniture whilst painted stonework, wooden panelling and a timber beam over the window give the room its character and cosiness.
To the left of the hall is the family bedroom; the origins of the building are clear to see in here with the original timber stall dividers still in place. This large room contains a small double bed (4’) and a single bed plus child size bunk beds with a single above a double. French windows allow light to flood in as well as giving access onto the yard and the tiled floor, with rug, has underfloor heating. There is a hanging rail and baskets for storage plus a chair.
The painted wooden stairs lead off the hallway, with a handy gate across the bottom to keep wet dogs and children down in the hall! At the top of the stairs is the living/dining/kitchen which, although open plan, is in distinct zones cleverly fitted into the shape of the room. The living area fits snuggly into one end of the room with a corner sofa facing a log burner and Freeview TV for cosy winter evenings; and the rest of the time your eyes will be continually drawn to the amazing view across to Fellbarrow out of the feature picture window - grab a cup of tea and settle down on the sofa to take it all in. Whilst you identify all the fells you can see out of the windows, put the Sonos sound system on for some background music or there is also a radio in the kitchen.
In the centre of the room opposite the stairs is the dining table; it is generally set up for 6 but a 2nd table and additional chairs can be brought up ready for larger parties. The view is still centre stage but you will also have time to enjoy the other features of the room: exposed roof timbers, exposed stone walls, slate windowsills and quirky little windows harking back to its previous use as a barn. The vaulted ceiling has been lined with recycled pallet boards whilst the floor is engineered oak and this mix of natural materials old and new gives The Mews a stylish but relaxed and homely feel.
Next to the dining area is the beautiful solid wood kitchen, made of beech with a matching beech worktop; it has a very traditional feel but is not missing all the mod cons. Dishwasher, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob plus plenty of pots, pans and crockery make this a well equipped and easy to use kitchen, there is even a bottle opener on the side of one of the units! The window with Juliet balcony looks over fields towards the Solway with Criffel (in Scotland) beyond.
Beyond the kitchen is a shower room with large fully tiled shower enclosure, heated towel rail and circular basin on a traditional washstand. This inviting room has exposed stone and beams, wood panelling and an engineered timber floor.
Right next door to the shower room is a spacious bedroom, storage is provided with a hanging rail and shelves whilst the king size bed is flanked by bedside tables. There is also a mirror and a chair. The window offers up a lovely view to the west over rolling countryside and the Loweswater Fells - peace and quiet as far as you can see - apart form the odd sheep! The triangular window in the gable of the barn is a lovely feature too.
Outside; the yard provides ample parking for 4 cars and there is also a parking space on the other side of the drive. The yard is a sun trap in the morning, perfect for a relaxing cuppa whilst you enjoy the view over the farm pond to the Solway and Scotland beyond. The enclosed rear garden is reached through a gate at the end of the yard and has been landscaped with gravel, lawn and a raised flower bed plus a seating area for 8 perfectly positioned at the bottom corner to take in the views at their best. There is no better spot for soaking up the atmosphere of this truly relaxing holiday home so sit back and revel in the peace.