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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
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    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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  • Bleatarn Park ’On the Hadrians Wall Path’ - Vallum

    Irthington

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC133153
    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 7 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 3 properties available at Bleatarn Park, 2 on the ground floor which accept pets and 1 on the first floor which is ‘pet free’, with a choice of 1 or 2 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 2 miles, or the historic city of Carlisle is 7 miles, which has great shopping and night life and places of interest. The market town of Brampton is 4 miles, with a choice of restaurants, pubs and shops and there are several golf courses close by.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has  electric radiators and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/ Kitchen: With TV, DVD, radio/ipod dock and dining table and chairs
    Kitchen: 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: Patio area with BBQ and patio furniture. Parking for 1 car. communal drying room with washing machine, tumble drier, shared freezer space for walking gear and storage for bikes.

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  • Haytongate Barn

    Haytongate, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27070

    Situated in an elevated position directly on the historic Hadrian’s Wall Path, this detached, stone holiday cottage has been converted from a former barn and stands within the grounds of the owner’s home. Its peaceful, rural setting, with open views across meadows, is the perfect location for a relaxing break. The Roman Way cycle route passes near by. There are many interesting market towns, places of interest and excellent walking nearby plus the cities of Newcastle and Carlisle are within an hour’s drive. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors, beams and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 double (zip and link), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in outhouse). Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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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 Bird Bath

    Wreay near Carlisle

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC133129
    The Bird Bath is best described as a Health Spa with hot tub, situated on a working farm, with suckler cows and sheep. The owners have converted a barn, with a self catering apartment on the first floor and a treatment room on the ground floor. Guests can hire the hot tub and book the various treatments, which include both Holistic and Beauty treatments and hairdressing. Situated outside Wreay, a small village four miles south of Carlisle in peaceful open countryside, The Bird Bath is a perfect retreat to relax and unwind. There is a pub in the village with a restaurant and a wealth of amenities in Carlisle. Also included is access to 1.5 miles of trout fishing on the river Petteril, which runs through the farm, this is free to guests.

    First Floor: Property has electric oil filled radiators and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Open plan with TV, DVD, CD/radio and bed settee.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Seating area. Ample parking. Please note: there is an extra charge for using the hot tub (£20 per hour for up to four adults).

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cleugh Head Farm - Primrose Cottage

    Hadrian’s Wall

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    3
    Ref: CC133130
    This 300 year old traditional farm workers cottage was built in 1711 and retains a wealth of original features, including beamed ceilings, stone flagged floors and exposed stone walls. It has recently been lovingly restored by the owners who live in the main farmhouse and now benefits from all modern day facilities including two en-suites, a wet room and is designed to be wheelchair friendly, from a mobility point of view. The cottage is situated on a working farm and racecourse establishment 4 miles from Hadrian Wall, in beautiful unspoilt countryside with views to the Scottish Borders. There are numerous footpaths to the Pennine Way and other country walks. If you want peace and quiet in tranquil surroundings the cottage is ideal for you.This property can be booked with Holly Cottage (133142) and The Byre (133156) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric wet system heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and electric stove.
    Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, patio doors and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Large wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access available.Patio with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Shed with shared freezer. This property has a private water supply.There is a stream within the grounds of the property. Extra care should be taken

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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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  • Long Byres at Talkin Head - Cottage No7

    Talkin, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 31040

    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.

    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). NB: Steep slopes in garden. Stream 50 yards, fenced river 200 yards.

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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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