The Old Post Office (Papcastle) accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Living room

First Floor

King size bedroom (this room can also be made up as a twin upon request)
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room


Enclosed rear patio garden
Lockable bike storage at the bottom of the garden

Parking Info

There is off road parking for 1 small car in front of the cottage. Further on street parking can be found in the village nearby

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
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 gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

General Description

As the name suggests, up until the 1970s The Old Post Office was indeed the village Post Office for Papcastle. Now offering homely accommodation for up to 4 people, this charming cottage is sure to delight.

A step leads down from the front door into the lovely living room. By the door there is a handy coat stand and shoe rack, ideal for storing wet weather gear. The local slate flooring and feature exposed brickwork wall give the room plenty of character, whilst the large window at the front is ideal for watching the world go by. The 2-seater sofa and 2 inviting armchairs are positioned in front of the electric fire, there’s also a TV with Freesat, perfect for relaxing evenings in.

Continue through to the fantastic kitchen-diner at the back of the cottage. The country-style kitchen is really well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, additional wine fridge and a handy microwave. There’s also a washing machine should you wish to make use of that during your stay and even a dishwasher so there’ll be no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! The wooden dining table sits by the large picture windows, which flood the space with light making this a delightful place for convivial mealtimes.

Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom. Compact, but with a WC, washbasin and bath with shower over, all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a soak in the tub or a refreshing shower.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor, where you’ll find the 2 bedrooms. First up is the large king size room. The free standing wardrobe with drawers provides plenty of storage and there’s a charming feature fireplace too. This room has zip and link beds and can also be made up as a twin upon request. The second bedroom is light, bright and airy thanks to the large window overlooking the rear of the cottage. A cosy double with a useful small built-in cupboard. This room also has its own little en-suite shower room, with WC, washbasin and shower cubicle.

Outside to the rear of the cottage is an enclosed, gravelled patio garden. A real suntrap, it’s a lovely spot for sitting out. There’s also a useful outhouse (accessed via the lane behind the cottage) which houses the BBQ, ideal if grilling is your thing. Bikes can also be stored in the outhouse, perfect for getting out and about on 2 wheels. Fans of fishing can also use the outhouse to store rods and fishing gear; the picturesque River Derwent is a popular choice for anglers and fishing licences can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Cockermouth.

There is also off road parking for 1 small car in front of the cottage.