Town Head House accommodation summary
Kitchen /dining area
Small utility room
Two twin bedrooms
Double bedroom with ensuite
Parking for up to six cars (with more parking available)
Old stables for storage
Enclosed front garden
Enclosed back garden with picnic table
Enclosed field area
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 oil fired 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
2 well behaved dogs ( aged over one year only ) are welcome at an additional charge of £20 per dog
The cottage will be decorated for stays over the festive period
A further cot and a further high chair are available for infants aged under 2 years old, please request these upon booking.
Town Head House is a peaceful haven that is dog and child friendly situated in the tranquil village of Caldbeck in the Northern Lake District. This light and airy house sleeps up to eight people and makes a great base from which to visit Carlisle, Penrith, Keswick and Cockermouth, as well as the Northern Fells.
To reach the cottage, you will drive up a gravel track before turning into the property's car park, which is separated from the track by a cattle grid. There is space for about six cars to park here (with additional parking if needed). The back door is more commonly used than the front, both of which open into a kitchen and dining area filled with natural light. The kitchen is well stocked with good quality crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils (including two cafetieres), much of which is stored in a large pine dresser next to the dining table that seats eight people. The kitchen and dining area have double aspect views to the front of grazing fields with sheep and Spring lambs and toward High Pike from the rear.
In addition to plenty of kitchen cupboard storage, an electric double fan oven with ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, under-counter fridge and dishwasher can be found in the kitchen, while a washing machine, tumble drier and tall fridge-freezer can be accessed in the adjoining utility room, which leads through to a downstairs WC. There is a radio with CD player for guests to use.
The kitchen leads into the living room, which has more of a cosy feel. In here are two comfortable three-seater sofas, a wood-burning stove and a 37" flat screen TV with DVD player. An oak coffee table, oak dresser and George III corner cabinet complement the beamed ceiling and large stone fireplace, creating a sense of times past. The view from the window is tastefully framed by Laura Ashley curtains, as in all downstairs rooms.
At the end of the house and accessed via the living room is the snug. Two two-seater sofas and an armchair are placed around a Victorian cast iron fireplace and oak surround in this smaller room, perfect for reading quietly by the fire or for surfing the internet on your iPad. Both living room and snug have double aspects to the front and rear.
The stairs to the first floor are also accessed from the living room. The stairwell is well-lit by natural light and contains an under-stair cupboard and an external door opening on to the front garden. After climbing 15 shallow stairs to the first floor landing, a kingsize bedroom can be found to your left. A chest of drawers / dresser and wardrobe offer storage in this double aspect room, tastefully hung with Laura Ashley's Summer Palace wallpaper.
Turn right at the top of the stairs and you will find two identical twin bedrooms either side of the bathroom. The twins both contain two adult single beds, each with a lovely wardrobe and small dresser set and a view to the rear. The bathroom is bathed in natural light and feels spacious with views to the rear. A long bath and separate power shower accompany the toilet and large airing cupboard. We love the quaint little cupboards, although suspect they will only be used by the tallest of guests!
All interior doors are traditional ledge and brace latched doors and the final door leads to the ensuite double room above the kitchen. The ensuite contains another power shower, toilet and sink, while the bedroom itself has double aspect views, a huge built-in wardrobe and vaulted beams that add real character to the room. There are also two cots and two high chairs available at the property.
Outside is a well-kept enclosed front garden (accessed by two separate gates, so no need to walk over the cattle grid) leading onto the gravel track from where you first approached the house. The old stables are accessed from the front garden, in which you will find approximately 24m2 to store bikes and other essentials. The garden to the back of the house is large and lovely. A picnic table sits in this approx. 300m2 enclosed garden looking onto High Pike, in which time and care has been taken to plant beautiful flowers and shrubs. A wooden gate over-arched by roses and honeysuckle opens out to a fenced field of approximately the same size, which can be used for a football kick-about or a game of fetch with the dog. Both the front and the back garden are directly accessed from the kitchen which has two external doors - perfect for sitting down with a morning cup of tea or an evening glass of wine! There is also a BBQ available for guests to use, with charcoal available.