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Carlisle

The northern Cumbrian city of Carlisle has plenty to offer holidaymakers with places of historical interest, loads of outdoor activities and easy access to some of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes in Britain.

You will step back in time when you visit Carlisle Castle, a medieval fortress that is more than nine centuries old and one of the city’s best-loved landmarks. The Castle is close to the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, and a walk along the ruins of this Roman construct or a visit to the interactive visitor centre at Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect day out for anyone who enjoys a bit of history.

Wander through the Guildhall Museum, which is located in one of the oldest buildings in the city, for a great insight into the heritage of the area. The Nenthead mines offer a glimpse into the lives of Carlisle inhabitants from years past. Carlisle Cathedral, with its stained glass window and magnificently ornate ceiling, is a stunning example of 14th century architecture and is also one of the city’s most popular landmarks.

For those who wish to explore Carlisle and enjoy a more active holiday, there is a wealth of outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. The nearby Talkin Tarn Country Park offers canoeing, fishing, rowing and other water based activities and there are plenty of fishing spots in and around the city. A walk along a section of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail is an ideal way to appreciate the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a great way to explore the region. Carlisle is a popular destination for cyclists and the many routes and paths here are suited to riders of varying capabilities.

There’s so much to experience in this historic city; search for cottages in Carlisle and enjoy a holiday filled with activities and adventures.
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  • Newbiggin Hall - Rose Cottage

    Carleton near Carlisle

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC133143
    Guests will delight in the grounds of this Grade II* listed building, situated in delightful countryside on the outskirts of the historic city of Carlisle and only 1 mile from the M6. Newbiggin Hall is steeped in history and was built originally as a pele tower in 1304, a place of refuge from Scottish raiders and feuding border families, providing shelter for humans and animals. Subsequent re-building and additions in the 17th and 18th century have created a handsome country house. The location is perfect as a base to visit the Lakes, Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, the Scottish Borders and the Eden Valley. The nearest pub is approx. 1 mile and Carlisle has an abundance of amenities, great shopping, superb dining and places of interest such as the Cathedral, Castle and Tullie House Museum. The extensive 3 acre garden provide an idyllic spot to relax and unwind, with very large lawns, flower borders and a woodland which kids will love to play in. There is a lovely 3 mile walk from Newbiggin Hall which takes you across the river Petteril, through woodland and open countryside.
    For a special occasion guests can hire the beautiful Jacobean style dining room in the main hall, with seating for up to 15 people. This magnificent room has a medieval feel, with huge open fire and ornate curved ceiling. Prices from £100/session.. Rose Cottage is on the ground floor of the West Wing of Newbiggin Hall and has a private entrance. A truly charming and cosy cottage which is perfect for a romantic retreat, in incredible surroundings. The ground floor accommodation is good for guests who have difficulty with stairs.
    This property can be booked with West Wing (133144) to accommodate up to 9 people.

    Ground Floor: Property is on ground floor level , has night storage and electric convector heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and original bread oven.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, washer/dryer, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and single bed for a child or to give flexibility of sleeping for 2 single people and en suite shower, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside: Extensive grounds with lawn, woodland and garden furniture and BBQ. Parking for 2 cars

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  • Coach House

    Cumwhinton, nr. Carlisle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W8630

    Rural location

    This former detached coach house stands in its own garden and is furnished and decorated to a good standard. Warm and cosy, this cottage makes an excellent base from which to tour the northern lakes, Northumberland and Scotland. Watch the steam trains pass by at the bottom of the field on the Settle/Carlisle Railway. There are lovely walks in the area. Historic Carlisle with its superb shopping centre is 4 miles, Brampton and the World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall and Gretna Green are both 9 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Mews

    Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W43663

    This first floor apartment has been carefully and stylishly restored to show off its Grade II listed character with exposed stone walls, lovely beams and a contemporary open-plan living area. Situated in the heart of the popular town of Brampton, it is ideal for those who want the benefit of easy access to good pubs and restaurants in the evening. Visit Talkin Tarn Country Park and boating lake, Gretna Gateway out of town shopping, Brampton Golf Course or there is watersports and mountain bike hire available locally. There is also the convenience of the A69 for daytime adventures to Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda, Carlisle with its castle, the Lake District and Scotland. There is a B&B and wine bar next door to the property with which guests have shared use of the patio area within the courtyard. Shop 20 yards, pub 15 yards and restaurant 25 yards.

    11 uneven steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, both with en-suite shower room and toilet (no door to en-suites).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. X-box 360. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard with patio. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No3

    Talkin, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 31036

    Talkin Head is a hill farm in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful old farm buildings (refs: 31034, 31035, 31036, 31037, 31038, 31039 and 31040) have been converted into seven specially designed terraced holiday cottages, known as Long Byres at Talkin Head. Each cottage is self-contained and has central heating throughout to provide comfortable and cosy accommodation with lovely views; some looking across the Lake District hills. The shared lawned gardens look out over rolling farmland and are an ideal setting to sit back and relax! The local area has much to entertain visitors. The farm itself is home to sheep, chickens and geese. Children are welcome to come and meet the animals and pets. The golf course is only 11/2 miles away and Talkin Tarn is excellent for boating, coarse fishing and walking. Cycle hire is available locally, with many good routes across the fells on ‘green’ roads. For those keen on discovering our heritage, Hadrian’s Wall is a must. Situated next door to Geltsdale RSPB Nature Reserve, which is home to a small number of black grouse and other upland birds. A great location for all ages. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

    3 steps to entrance. Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with Velux.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and two tumble dryers. Shared, large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. Pets to be kept under strict control (working farm, sheep country). No smoking. NB: Steep slopes in garden. Stream 50 yards, fenced river 200 yards.

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  • Bleatarn Park ’On the Hadrians Wall Path’ Centurion

    Irthington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC133151
    If you want to be near Hadrian’s Wall then you cannot get closer than this, Bleatarn Park is situated literally on the wall with exclusive access to it, in a lovely rural setting seven miles east of Carlisle. There are walks in either direction, west towards Carlisle or east to the Roman Fort at Birdoswald and other places of interest along the way. There are currently three properties available at Bleatarn Park, two on the ground floor which accept pets and one on the first floor which is ’pet free’, with a choice of one or two bedrooms. All 3 offer very good stylish accommodation, but at a very affordable price. Cyclists can enjoy the quiet country lanes which extend for many miles in all directions and the central location means the Lake District, Scottish Borders and Eden valley are all within a half hour drive. Children will love a day at ’Walby Farm Park’, which is within walking distance. The nearest pub is two miles, or the historic city of Carlisle is seven miles, which has great shopping and night life and places of interest. The market town of Brampton is four miles, with a choice of restaurants, pubs and shops and there are several golf courses close by.

    First Floor: Property is on the first floor has electric radiators and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With TV, DVD, radio/ipod dock, dining table and chairs and large gallery window with open views. Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV
    Bedroom 2: With adult size bunk beds and TV
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-fi internet access.Outside: Private patio area with BBQ and patio furniture. Parking for 1 car. Communal drying room: with washing machine, tumble dryer, shared freezer, space for walking gear and storage for bikes.

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  • Waverley Cottage

    Penton, nr. Carlisle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43856

    This detached holiday bungalow is set in half an acre of lawn and wild gardens to encourage the local wildlife, on the border of Scotland. The area was fiercely fought over for centuries by Scottish and English families known as the Border Reivers. It is easy to see why they would all want to stake claim to the beautiful countryside, great castles and historically important sites such as Hadrian’s Wall. Find out more at the Carlisle’s Tullie House Museum and Carlisle Castle.

    There is plenty to explore from Hadrian’s Wall, the great border city of Carlisle, historic castles and good shopping. There are fantastic walks and cycleways right from your door with Kershope Forest only a couple of miles away and both the Lake District and the Eden Valley just a short drive and excellent seasonal salmon fishing in the River Esk. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, high chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in garage. Freezer. Payphone. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Edmond Castle - The Peele Tower

    Hayton near Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC133147
    Hayton Castle is the main property on Edmond Castle Estate and is a family home as it was for most of its history, with occasional changes of use during the 20th century. The current owners have refurbished some of the estates properties into luxurious self-catering accommodation which will appeal to the most discerning guests, allowing the opportunity to stay on this historical sight, close to Hadrian’s Wall. Whatever your party size there is a cottage to suit, with properties sleeping anything from 4 – 10 guests. The Peele Tower is the oldest building on the estate, dating to around 1603, when in the hands of the Howard family, the castle was designed by the renowned architect Sir Robert Smirke and built between 1824 and 1829. Each ‘cottage’ is superbly equipped and luxuriously furnished to ensure a relaxing stay. There is a small lake in the grounds with an abundance of birdlife and footpaths to the surrounding countryside. Edmond Castle is situated 7 miles east of the Historic city of Carlisle, outside the village of Hayton and is ideally situated to visit the Scottish Borders, the Eden Valley, the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. There is a golf course nearby, fishing on the River Eden, good restaurants locally and a great shopping centre in Carlisle.
    The Peele Tower is the oldest building on the estate, built at the time of the Anglo Scottish feuds. It is laid out over 4 floors with a steep narrow staircase befitting of the period and a fantastic turreted roof terrace with fabulous panoramic views of the estate.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising: 
    Spacious Dining/Kitchen: With granite worktops, gas range cooker, American fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, dining table and chairs and seating area.

    First Floor: Lounge: With freeview TV, DVD, iPod dock and desk.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash hand basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and ensuite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

    Third Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and ensuite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available.Outside: Roof Terrace with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • New Pallyards Cottages - Brook Cottage

    Heathersgill, nr. Longtown

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC241

    A complex of comfortable cottages ideally placed for exploring the Lakes, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, Brampton, Gretna Green and the Scottish Borders. A collection of owner maintained holiday homes nestled in picturesque countryside near Carlisle. Dating from the 1740s Burn Cottage (UKC240) and Brook Cottage (UKC241) have been carefully renovated to retain many original features including exposed stonework and original arrow slit windows, once used to protect the barn (and the animals contained within) from rustlers raiding from over the Scottish border.
    With open-plan living and comfortable furnishings Brook Cottage is a lovely get away for friends or families. A downstairs twin bedroom with direct access to the garden and en-suite wet room make this cottage great for parties with a less mobile member. Burn Cottage has a good sized living room with patio doors to the garden making this a great social house for friends or families alike, and these two cottages also share an open garden.The Apartment (UKC242) is a two storey, semi-detached property with a large, fully enclosed garden. Beach 36 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 3½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single bed, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by £1 meter. Freeview TV. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared washing machine and freezer (in outbuilding). Wi-fi. Shared large, lawned garden. Garden furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Barn

    Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: LQ7

    In an enchanting position beside a beck with tumbling waterfalls, this former mill barn, adjacent to the owner’s home, has been skilfully converted into an outstanding, contemporary holiday home. Deer, squirrels and birds share the delightful grounds. A perfect base to explore the Lake District, Northumberland and Scottish Border. Visit Talkin Tarn, Walltown Cragg, Lanercost Priory, county shows and farmers’ markets. Excellent walking and cycle routes abound. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and French door to garden. Wet room with bath and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Beamed living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, French doors to patio, wooden floor and well-equipped beamed kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair on request
    • Three TVs
    • Three DVDs
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked patio with furniture
    • 2-acre grounds with sitting-out area
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Beck, waterfalls and sloping banks in grounds

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  • Plum Corner, Near Hayton

    Townhead, Hayton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC133119
    A delightful two bedroomed sandstone cottage, originally part of a small holding dating back to 1754, the cottage was converted from a barn. Set in peaceful wooded countryside on the edge of Townhead, the cottage is ideally suited to lovers of the outdoors. Townhead is a tiny hamlet eight miles east of the historic border city of Carlisle and close to Hadrians wall. In and around the area are excellent opportunities for fishing, walking, birdwatching and golf to name but a few. The romantic Border Country and the industrial archaeology of the North Pennines are close by.

    Ground Floor: The property has night storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With beamed ceiling, TV, video and electric stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With adult sized bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin. 

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available.Outside: Paved area, patio and garden furniture.  Parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Ostlers

    Gilsland, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29925


    Adjoining the main farmhouse and one other holiday home (ref 27790), this comfortable holiday cottage has been converted from a former barn. Set on a traditional family run livestock farm, in an idyllic setting, it is surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside. Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall is 2 miles away and the cottage is centrally located for exploring The Lake District, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. Local attractions include Talkin Tarn, Walltown Cragg, Lanercost Priory, Rheged and a there is a lively calendar of county shows and farmers’ markets throughout the area. There is a network of footpaths on the doorstep along with excellent walking and cycle routes close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. 1 step to dining room/kitchen. Spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed, small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling and grazing available by arrangement. No smoking.

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  • Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No4

    Talkin, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 31037

    Talkin Head is a hill farm in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful old farm buildings (refs: 31034, 31035, 31036, 31037, 31038, 31039 and 31040) have been converted into seven specially designed terraced holiday cottages, known as Long Byres at Talkin Head. Each cottage is self-contained and has central heating throughout to provide comfortable and cosy accommodation with lovely views; some looking across the Lake District hills. The shared lawned gardens look out over rolling farmland and are an ideal setting to sit back and relax! The local area has much to entertain visitors. The farm itself is home to sheep, chickens and geese. Children are welcome to come and meet the animals and pets. The golf course is only 11/2 miles away and Talkin Tarn is excellent for boating, coarse fishing and walking. Cycle hire is available locally, with many good routes across the fells on ‘green’ roads. For those keen on discovering our heritage, Hadrian’s Wall is a must. Situated next door to Geltsdale RSPB Nature Reserve, which is home to a small number of black grouse and other upland birds. A great location for all ages. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with Velux.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and two tumble dryers. Shared, large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. Pets to be kept under strict control (working farm, sheep country). No smoking. NB: Steep slopes in garden. Stream 50 yards, fenced river 200 yards.

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