Part of a converted traditional stone and slate barn, and away from traffic in 14 acres of Greenbank Farm, Glen Cottage is a comfortable base from which to explore, or to just relax and gaze at the scenery. A special treat is the stunning views of the Great Dodd and Great Mell Fell from the dining/sun room. Glen Cottage has its own walled garden and shared access to a large fenced field, where dogs can run and play. While keeping many original features of the stone and slate barn, the cottage now has hardwood and stone floors with underfloor heating. The well equipped kitchen has a breakfast table, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a wide range of crockery and utensils, and the living room boasts a wood burner and Freeview TV, and views of Great Mell Fell. Should you or your dogs get wet or muddy, the outside tap, boot room and washer/dryer are convenient for getting everything ready for your next adventure.
Conveniently located in the Northern Lake District National Park, Greenbank Farm offers much of what has made this area world famous. The surrounding fields often have Herdwick sheep or ponies, and the gardens attract a wide range of birds. Walkers can choose from gentle lowland strolls or the great peaks of Patterdale are a short drive away. Of course a traverse of Blencathra is made even more special when you can spot your holiday home while standing on the ridge. For cyclists, there is a wide choice of routes from the door, gentle circuits into the Eden Valley and more challenging trips around Ullswater, or for the truly heroic, the gruelling Fred Whitton challenge. James Rebank’s bestseller ’The Shepherds Life’ has enchanted thousands around the world as he describes life in this parish of Matterdale. Keswick, Glenridding, Ullswater, Penrith and the M6 are all within 15 minutes’ drive, while Ambleside and Windermere can be reached via the beautiful Kirkstone Pass. Most major supermarkets will deliver direct to Glen Cottage. Pub/restaurant is 1 mile away in Troutbeck and Cocklakes Farm Shop is 2 miles.
Glen Cottage can be booked together with Beckwood Cottage (UKC866), to accommodate up to 10 guests.
All on the ground floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
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Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Walled garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, logs for wood burner and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden. Paddock for children’s games and exercising dogs. No smoking.