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Ganny Cottages - Ganny Cottage

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Birkerthwaite, Birkermoor, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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This holiday cottage, with beams salvaged from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian coast, lies in an idyllic rural location.

Surrounded by stunning dramatic scenery, these delightful 17th-century holiday cottages (ref LVL and LZL) lie in a walker’s and nature lover’s paradise. Take the path to Stanley Force Waterfall, discover the ‘jewels’ of the River Esk and the ancient village of Boot, or walk to Devoke Water, the largest tarn in the Lake District. Majestic Wastwater, the coast and unspoilt beaches are a short drive away. The adjoining cottages, with beams salvaged from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian coast and wood-burning stoves, lie in an idyllic rural location, forming part of a small former farmstead accessed from the fell road by a gated unmade track. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Step to entrance. Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to gardens and step up to open-plan kitchen area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: Galleried room leading to double bedroom with four-poster bed.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Washer/dryer
  • Patio

  • Electricity, partial NSH, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared enclosed garden with furniture
  • Shared natural 3-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking

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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2017
    Absolutely beautiful 😍

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2017
    The cottage was perfect for two people, and although it was a little remote, that was exactly why we booked it and it wasn't that difficult to find with the directions. The views in the day were spectacular and the clear night skies showed a display of stars which you just don't get unless you are totally removed from any centres of habitation. There are several walks right from the cottage door - we did the one to the waterfall and then on to Boot, which was a lovely way to spend the morning, and the Boot Inn is well worth a visit for tea and scones at the end. Although the cottage was a little chilly when we arrived, the heaters soon warmed it up, and putting them on 1st thing and in the evening kept it warm. We got the log burner going one night (very easy) and that gave out so much heat we had to turn everything else off; and it hardly used any logs. The kitchen is well equipped for its size - the only suggestion we'd make is that the pans hanging from the ceiling over the sink/cooker be relocated to hooks on the wall as otherwise it's easy to knock yourself out on a pan while cooking. We had a wonderful time, and the bottle of wine which was on the table to welcome us when we arrived was an added bonus!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    Me and my partner chose this cottage as our first ever holiday destination together. We loved it, it was great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 5 days without WIFI and mobile signal was actually a relief! (Advice: If you're desperate for signal, you can pick up O2 by sitting on the bench outside!) The cottage had everything you would need, the wood burner was perfect to come back to after a long day out. The bed was comfortable and the overall cleanliness was spot-on. Also, the ring binder with advice and details of local amenities was a great touch, definitely needed when you're in such a remote location. The local people are also very helpful and forthcoming. The King George Pub was amazing, it is approximately 10 minutes down the road. We ate there twice and enjoyed it. The walk down to Stanley Force Waterfall was practically on your doorstep. Me and my partner are definitely looking to book this property again next year. We were sad to leave :(

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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