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Birkerthwaite Cottage

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An open plan cottage with balcony overlooking gardens on a former farmstead. Peaceful rural retreat close to both coast and country.

Wonderful walks from the doorSurrounded by dramatic scenery

Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming. Birkerthwaite Stable (W41477) is a single-storey converted stable with rustic charm heated by a log-burning stove. Birkerthwaite Barn (W41478) has a spacious kitchen/dining room, a galleried landing and a four poster bed. Birkerthwaite Cottage (W41479) has an upstairs open plan living area with wooden floors which opens onto a balcony overlooking gardens. Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with patio door/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

Oil central heating (timed use October-May). Electric heaters (in summer). Electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Balcony. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. NB: Step in hallway. Open-tread steps to garden.

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  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-15
    The cottage was delightful. It was surrounded by the most magnificent hills and views, and while it was isolated, and I wouldn't necessarily want to be there in winter as a way of getting out of the rat race and living life at a much, much slower pace it was ideal. The local pub/restaurants in Boot were very welcoming with a lovely choice of well cooked menus and the area was very dog friendly. The cottage was extremely comfortable and well prepared and w all had a lovely week. Thank you

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2014-06-28
    Fantastic isolated location with amazing views of the surrounding fells. Footpaths on the doorstep with no need to take out the car.

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7.3 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by Reevoo

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