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Birkerthwaite Stable

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A single storey converted stable with woodburner and period features located at the end of a farm track alongside three other charming cottages.

Surrounded by dramatic scenerySurrounded 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.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio door, beams and slate floor/dining room/step to kitchen. Step to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Working FarmWorking Farm
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2016
    A cuddly cottage in a beautiful remote location - a real gem.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/03/2016
    Had a fantastic time, the cottage is clean and had everything needed. The radiators took awhile to warm due to being run off the log burner but we loved being away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The fire was lit ready for our arrival and there was even tea, milk and biscuits already there for us. Will definately stay here again on our next visit to the area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2016
    Absolutely loved our stay at Birkerthwaite stable, lovely little cosy cottage with a beautiful wood burning fire. The tranquil setting was wonderful, just what we needed to get away from it all. The area was fantastic and a walkers paradise for climbing mountains, will definitely be returning for another holiday

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2015
    I took my partner for his 30th birthday and what an amazing location, very rural, views from the cottage are amazing. The cottage is very snug and has everything you need. We had a prefect week away and would highly recommend this cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/07/2015
    Loved our stay. Just the right size for the 2 of us, plus Skye the dog! Walking from the door and tucked away in a little hamlet of it's own - just what we wanted.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/07/2015
    Absolutely stunning location lovely cottage well equipped brilliant for people wanting too go for very scenic walks and if that is too energetic a leisurely drive in beautiful scenery is ideal, Lake Windermere and Coniston very short drive away ,would advise people too make sure they take enough supplies as supermarkets are some distance but there is a very well stocked shop in Gosforth which is about a 15 minute drive with lovely staff ,and i believe Tesco does home deliver .The cottage is located down a bumpy track but is well worth it ideal if you want peace and quiet we have already booked it again for next year highly recommend

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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