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Inkwell Cottage

Torpenhow, near Wigton, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Ideally located for exploring the Lake District National Park, this cosy cottage has everything you need for a family holiday.

Inkwell Cottage, built in 1855 as a memorial school, is beautifully presented, spacious and makes the perfect home from home. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this small village, set in the Caldbeck Fells. The spacious living/dining room has high ceilings and cosy wood burner, making it warm and welcoming. The large gardens are completely enclosed with ample space for children to explore and play.
This wonderful property makes an ideal base to explore the northern Lakes, and situated only 13 miles from Keswick in the beautiful Lake District National Park. Inkwell Cottage offers the best of both worlds, with the tranquillity of a typical Cumbrian village, together with the Northern Fells on the doorstep, yet within a short drive of both Keswick and Cockermouth and their array of amenities. Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders and Yorkshire Dales are all within driving distance, as is Carlisle with the renowned Hadrian’s Wall. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 46" Freeview TV with Chrome Cast, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 3: With double bed.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    enjoyed our break just the cleanliness was not upto our standards with an 11 month old crawling and exploring everywhere. needs a really good deep clean!! that aside lovely cottage. remote location but we knew and embraced that. great facilities.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    A very spacious, well-equipped and well-maintained cottage with lots of character. Plenty of outdoor space, with off-road parking for several cars, a bike shed if you like cycling, a patio area where you can have a barbecue and a huge garden - perfect for a family holiday or a holiday with friends. Three large comfortably furnished double bedrooms (the upstairs bedroom is truly lovely!!) + two bathrooms -- one really couldn't ask for more. The kitchen (+ utility room) is spacious and well-equipped. The cottage is located north of the lake district and to get to the lakes it's a bit of a drive, but we did not mind at all. We can recommend this cottage to anyone and we would love to come back another time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Beautiful cottage with masive enclosed garden that was fabulous for kids, inside was spacious and cosy with a real homely feel. Thoroughly enjoyed our week with this cottage as our base exploring the beautiful lake district and solway coast, would definitely book again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Inkwell Cottage is stunning, beautifully decorated with lots of lovely features and history. it's a lot bigger than it looks on the pictures and the garden is huge and very pretty with great views. the village is very small, very quiet and about 15-20 minutes away from Keswick or Cockermouth, perfect for us. I knew before we went there were no local shops so I took a few basics and would recommend doing an Asda shop on line to be delivered to the cottage, they where great!The welcome pack of wine and chocolates was a nice touch and also coffee capsules to use in the machine. There was already dish cloths, washing up liquid, bin bags, tea towels and dishwasher tablets there. There is a pub a mile away called The Greyhound Inn, we had a meal when we arrived. Very good food and a small area for kids ( our daughters are 9 and 12 ) with a pool table, games etc. We visisted Keswick market ( Saturdays only ) Cockermouth, Whinlatter Pass ( great for kids ) Dodds Wood, Castle Cragg ( really pretty river with stepping stones ) Honista Slate Mines and The Wave in Maryport so the kids could do clip and climb! A great week in The Lakes. We go to The Lakes every year and this was my favourite cottage and location so far!

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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