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Garden Cottage @ Catlands Foot Farm near Ireby

SuperhostMealsgate, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Stuart
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath

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Garden Cottage is a lovely converted barn attached to Catlands Foot Farm tucked away on the hillside with views across to the Galloway Hills, Scotland. Just outside the Lake District National Park but within a 30 minute drive of Keswick you get the best of both worlds of exploring the attractions of the Northen Lake District and the Solway Coast with its quaint seaside towns. With plenty of short walks available from the cottage there is a no better place to relax and unwind. Pet friendly.

The space
Catlands Foot Farm is our family home. We chose Catlands Foot Farm for its location. From the garden you can see the Scottish Galloway hills on a clear day. Catlands Foot Farm is no longer a working farm (although we have goats and chickens) and the adjacent barns have been converted and sold off. Attached to our house is Garden Cottage which was originally a barn renovated and converted into delightful cottage around 2002 and recently re-decorated by us. Garden Cottage has its own small garden but we are happy for guests to use any of our gardens and adjoining field.

Garden Cottage has 1 bedroom which is upstairs and can be set up as either a super kingsize bed or as twin single beds. There is also a small double sofa bed which is in the lounge (suitable for two small adults or one large adult - can bring own extra bed/air bed if you prefer). The bathroom is located halfway up the stairs and has a toilet, sink and a shower, there is no bath. The kitchen has a small dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer and an electric cooker with a double oven. The dining room has a table that can seat four people. The lounge has a TV with DVD player. Wifi is available but can be a little slow at times. Dogs are welcome but please do not allow them in the bedroom.

Guest access
Garden Cottage is approximately 2 miles from the border of the Lake District National Park and 15 miles from Keswick which takes about 25/30 mins to drive. Ambleside should take you less than an hour. From these towns you have access to most of the attractions and hillwalks that the Lake District is most famous for.

The nearest pubs are about 2 ½ miles away. The Black Lion is in Ireby and serves meals Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday and the Oddfellows Arms is in Bolton Low Houses serves meals every day except Monday when it is closed. If we are around we can arrange to drop you off and pick you up if you don’t wish to drive. The Oddfellows Arms is about a 45minute walk away

SHOPS

WIGTON (4 1/2 miles) is a small market town with a number of small shops which include a butchers, bakers, green grocers, Post Office, a hardware shop, bike shop and a number of bank and building societies. There is also a Lidl and a Co-op (which is open to 10pm)

COCKERMOUTH (14 miles) is a town with plenty of shops which includes a Sainsbury’s. It is also the former home of William Wordsworth (National Trust) which is well worth a visit. It takes about 20 mins to get to Cockermouth by car.

KESWICK (15 miles) is a tourist town and has most shops including Booths Supermarket, Co-op, book shops, numerous café’s, bike, walking & hiking and gift shops. There is also a lakeside theatre, pitch and putt, crazy golf and a boat launch around Derwent Water. It takes about 30 mins to get to Keswick by car.

CARLISLE (15 miles) is a City and contains nearly all the high street shops, out of town stores and supermarkets. It takes about 25 mins to get to Carlisle by car.

Sainsbury’s and Tesco will deliver to Garden Cottage. Full address for delivery is Catlands Foot Farm, Garden Cottage, Mealsgate, Wigton, CA7 1DF. We are happy to take delivery of shopping if you are out or if you want to order any shopping before you arrive for your stay.

Other things to note
There is a field adjoining to the property which guests can use to sit and relax and watch the sun set (time of year and weather permitting) and we have two friendly goats who enjoy attention from anyone although they may eat your belongings. Some days we take the goats for a walk up the lane, you are welcome to join us if you wish.
Garden Cottage is a lovely converted barn attached to Catlands Foot Farm tucked away on the hillside with views across to the Galloway Hills, Scotland. Just outside the Lake District National Park but within a 30 minute drive of Keswick you get the best of both worlds of exploring the attractions of the Northen Lake District and the Solway Coast with its quaint seaside towns. With plenty of short walks available fr…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
TV
Heating
Hair dryer
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Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Mealsgate, England, United Kingdom

The surrounding area is mainly fields which graze cows and sheep. Our house is the last one before the unmade road which means only farm traffic and the odd lost motorist pass by. There is a public footpath running from the property and plenty of other public footpaths running off from our road so the property is ideal for local short walks. Our favourite is a 15 minute walk to the top of the quarry where you can almost see between 10 and 15 miles in all directions.
The surrounding area is mainly fields which graze cows and sheep. Our house is the last one before the unmade road which means only farm traffic and the odd lost motorist pass by. There is a public footpath run…

Hosted by Stuart

Joined in February 2018
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Our family lives at Catlands Foot Farm which is attached to Garden Cottage and so we are often on hand if there is anything you need or are unsure about. We will do everything possible to help make your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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