The Old Post Office (Papcastle) is one of our NEW COTTAGES!
The Old Post Office is a delightful cottage, right in the heart of the pretty village of Papcastle. Deceptively spacious, inside you will find welcoming accommodation for 4. Down a step from the front door is the living room complete with feature exposed brick wall and cosy electric fire. This leads through to the spacious kitchen-diner and the family bathroom is also on the ground floor. On the first floor there are 2 lovely bedrooms; the king size room can also be made up as a twin upon request and the cosy double room which has its own en suite shower room. To the front of the cottage is off road parking for 1 small car and to the rear is a pleasant enclosed patio garden and bike storage, a real bonus.
A former Roman settlement, Papcastle is a quaint village just outside the Georgian market town of Cockermouth. From peaceful riverside rambles to the old Roman Road, there are plenty of local footpaths to explore from the door. The Belle Vue, Papcastle’s popular pub, is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage, perfect for refreshments after a day out exploring. Cockermouth is just a 15 minute stroll away; visit the childhood home of William Wordsworth, indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy coffee and delicious homemade food at one of the town’s many quirky independent cafes.
Both the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast are within easy reach so you’re perfectly placed for exploring both. Popular Keswick is less than a 30 minute drive away. Known as the adventure capital of the North Lakes, why not sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies? Try paddle boarding and raft building on Derwentwater, or have a go at ghyll scrambling or canyoning. Head west from Papcastle to the beautiful Solway Coast. Enjoy a stroll along the sandy and pebble beaches whilst taking in the wide open vistas out to sea before indulging in an ice cream, a must for a day at the seaside.