Toll Bar Cottage accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Dining room
Utility room
Double bedroom and en suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom

First Floor

Living Room


An enclosed slate paved garden, including a four person dining table, four recliner chairs and a wooden bench.
A side door leads into the garage from the garden, where you can store bikes and outdoor kit.

Parking Info

There is one private parking space just to the left of the front of the house (on Manor Brow). The parking is in front of the garage door.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking

Please note, the accommodation is laid out over different levels with lots of smaller steps within the cottage. The garden is also tiered and set over multiple levels. With this in mind, the cottage is not able to accept children under 5 years.

General Description

Toll Bar Cottage sits on the junction between Chestnut Hill and Manor Brow (Ambleside Road). This does mean that there is a little traffic noise but it's not overly noticeable once inside and the cottage itself has a very private and peaceful feel. As you enter the front door you walk into the dining room area, which is a bright space with lots of light coming in through the windows. A storage cupboard in the entrance provides a useful space for storing rucksacks and suitcases. There is also a handy wooden bench, where you can sit and remove boots. The dining room is the central hub and has a table for four and a wood burning stove, great for those cosy evenings in. This is a welcoming central room for dining but also serves as a practical space for getting ready for a day out. The rest of the rooms on this floor lead off from the dining room and this floor is on multiple levels, giving the cottage real character.

A single step leads down to the double bedroom, which has an en suite bathroom. The bedroom is carpeted, with a double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a single chair and a wooden wardrobe. The compact bathroom includes a shower over a bath, sink with mirror, toilet, heated towel rail and a chair with hanging rails. A small window next to the sink looks straight out onto Latrigg, so you can enjoy the view whilst brushing your teeth! Two steps up from the dining room lead up to a bright and cosy twin-bedroom, also carpeted. This has two single beds, a shared bedside table (with two lamps), a medium sized set of drawers and a large coat rail (including clothes hangers) and a single chair. 

The medium sized kitchen is well laid out and has all of the modern amenities required for group dining: an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, sink and dishwasher. A small partition wall leads to a utility area, containing a fridge (with small freezer compartment and ice-tray), a washer/dryer, work-top space for laundry, a clothes drying rail and coat rack. From here, a door leads into the second bathroom. Though compact, the bathroom has a large shower, heated towel rail, toilet and sink with lit mirror.

Stairs lead up to the top floor, which has the feel of a snug attic space, with sloped ceilings and large wooden beams. The living room is a spacious but cosy hide-away, surrounded by shelves of books and games, a smart TV with blue-ray disc DVD player (bring your own DVDs and blue-rays), one double sofa and two single armchairs. A large window lets in lots of natural light and looks right out over the Northern Fells. The view is simply breath-taking and puts you right in the heart of the Lake District Mountains. This really is the perfect space to unwind in the evenings.

From the dining room, a door opens directly out into the garden, from where you have spectacular views out over Latrigg and Skiddaw. Four steps (with a hand-rail) lead down to a quaint slate-paved garden, which is on several little levels. There is an area for outdoor dining, with a table and four chairs, and there are also four recliner chairs in the garage for when you really want to kick back and relax. The garden is very well kept, full of lush green shrubs and the flowers are particularly nice in spring. For those needing to store outdoor kit, such as bikes, the garage is a secure and dry space.