Wellhead Cottage accommodation summary
Living room with log burner
Utility room/rear porch
Double bedroom with en suite
Twin bedroom with en suite
Enclosed gravel and paved front yard providing parking for one car
Communal grass area at rear
Designated shed for bike storage
Further shared enclosed garden and secluded gazebo
Outdoor furniture available in the bike shed
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
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £50. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
The initial supply of logs and kindling is provided for the wood burner
No open fires, fire pits - small disposable BBQs welcome
Please note the stairs leading to the first floor are very steep and not suitable for those with mobility issues.
Cosy, traditional Wellhead Cottage is situated in the unspoilt farming village of Plumbland just outside the Lake District national park. Originally an old workers cottage it has been sympathetically modernised to combine plenty of beautiful original features with comfort and practicality. This cottage is not large but still manages to feel spacious with thoughtfully laid out rooms, a well equipped kitchen, exposed beams and stone fireplaces. Add in rural views, a spacious shared back garden and woodburner in the living room and you have the perfect base in which to relax and enjoy your holiday. The 2 roomy en-suite bedrooms make this cottage ideal for families or for two couples holidaying together.
Parking is provided on the driveway in front of the cottage with plenty of additional space on the street for a second car if required. The driveway provides level access to the front door leading into a handy porch with practical tiled floor, rubber tray for muddy boots and coat hooks for drying out coats on wet days.
From the porch a latched timber cottage style door opens into the cosy sitting room. A log burner in the attractive local red sandstone fireplace entices you to spend evenings in watching the fire whatever the temperature. An initial supply of logs, kindling and firelighters are provided in a feature brass box to get you started. A 2-seat sofa and two chairs surround a coffee table facing the fireplace and television with DVD above a shelving unit. The shelves provide some DVDs and reading options as well as a selection of local walking books and wildlife reference books, always useful for working out what that elusive bird was! At the side of the room is a fold out card table with a selection of games to entertain all ages and a magazine rack containing maps of the local area ideal for planning walks. Plenty of exposed beams and timber lintels over the doors add to the cottage feel but the ceiling is high enough for a roomy feel.
Another latched timber cottage style door leads through to the stairs up on the left and straight ahead into the beautiful kitchen with plenty of exposed beams. The period sandstone fireplace with original bread oven is the stand out feature of this room and would once have provided the whole family with warmth and hot food. Now it is just for show as an electric hob and oven are provided for creating home cooked meals plus a microwave for even easier meal options and an under-counter fridge. This well planned room has plenty of storage space and is well equipped with everything you might need during your stay, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for your arrival. A solid wood table seating four is ideally placed in the centre of the room for taking in the period features whilst socialising with friends and family.
Off the back of the kitchen is a utility room/rear porch with door out to the garden, under-counter freezer, washer-dryer, iron and ironing board.
The stairs are carpeted but steep leading up to a small landing area.
Off the landing are 2 en-suite bedrooms, turn left for a spacious double room with exposed beams and rural views to the front across fields to Aspatria and the Scottish hills beyond. Storage is provided in a wardrobe and two chests of drawers and there is a well designed en-suite shower room with tiled floor. On the other side of the landing is a good sized twin room also with exposed beams and both a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. The en-suite shower room utilises the available space well whilst two cute square windows allow in plenty of light and overlook the garden and farm buildings beyond.
The communal garden runs behind the whole row of cottages and is mostly grass, beyond this a gate leads to a shared garden which is the owners' current project and not yet complete. There is a shed just before the garden with a metal bike sign, this is for your own use and the key can be found in the cottage. The owners truly have thought of everything.