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Sprint Cottage Lake District adventure base

Tiny house hosted by Barry
2 guests1 bed1 bath
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Quirky, well appointed self-contained tiny cottage for 2 (twin beds that zip to make a King double bed) with walking, biking, mountains, tarns and rivers on the doorstep. Kendal 3 miles & Windermere 10.5 miles away. New furniture and appliances. Thoughtful touches throughout to add comfort & convenience inc. free fire wood. Set in the well tended grounds of the host's converted barn. Fibre WiFi on the way soon. Adventure advice on tap from the host! One night stays considered - please enquire.

The space
Sprint Cottage has been restored to offer self-contained, well appointed and thoughfully equipped accommodation for cozy couples and friends on a retreat or adventure break. Situated in the sprawling garden of the host, and bordering sheep farms, the cottage is within striking distance on two wheels or feet of many fantastic places including - Potter Fell (that's a big hill), walks through rolling farmland, easy cycling on quiet lanes or more challenging mountain biking, course fishing, wild swimming and fell running. We’re very close to the stunning Longsleddale Valley, the inspiration for the Postman Pat writer. There’s so much to do locally without needing a car (and heaps more within a short drive). All this can be accessed without facing the traffic, parking fees and crowds in the busy Lake District honeypot villages further west (though also within easy reach). Check-in is from 3pm. Check out is by 10am. Parking in the private off road courtyard on site. We look forward to welcoming visitors.

Guest access
Guests can enjoy use of the picnic table. There's a fire pit with a grill (wood provided) tucked away in the woods in the far corner of the garden that guests are welcome to use. Chill there with a glass a wine or grill some sausages!

Other things to note
In European style, single 13.5 Tog duvets are supplied even for couple’s bookings and when the zip together twin beds are made up as a king double. The duvets and pillows (2 per guest) are synthetic and hypoallergenic. An activity "pack" with maps and suggested local adventures awaits you! There are no public rights of way adjacent to the cottage. The farmer's track borders the cottage and sometimes the sheep are only a few metres away! While it looks like the main house is really close, the angles and different heights between the buildings and windows ensures privacy in the cottage. Very secure, isolated location at the end of a private track so safe to store bikes outside. The electric shower won’t satisfy those used to waterfall power showers. Heated primarily by a wood burning stove with wood and fire lighting supplies all provided. A new 2400 watt Dimplex fan heater is available to supplement your comfort and there’s a wall mounted electric heater in the bathroom for a quick blast of heat after a shower. Arriving late without groceries? Dip into our “honesty pantry” for UHT milk, porridge, soup, beans and the like to tied you over. Tiled floors so bring slippers! Sorry - no dogs. Cycling past us on the A6 from Lands End to John O’Groats? We can consider taking larger parties with tents. Just ask! Don’t meet our minimum night stay threshold? Send us a message with your dates and we may reconsider.
Quirky, well appointed self-contained tiny cottage for 2 (twin beds that zip to make a King double bed) with walking, biking, mountains, tarns and rivers on the doorstep. Kendal 3 miles & Windermere 10.5 miles away. New furniture and appliances. Thoughtful touches throughout to add comfort & convenience inc. free fire wood. Set in the well tended grounds of the host's converted barn. Fibre WiFi on the way soon. Adventure advice on tap from the host! One night stays considered - please enquire.

The space
Sprint Cottage has been restored to offer self-contained, well appointed and thoughfully equipped…

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Common spaces
1 king bed

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Heating
Hair dryer
Essentials
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Fire extinguisher

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Garth Row, England, United Kingdom

Secluded sums it up! It is incredibly quiet at our house at the end of a private track. You'll only hear wind, owls or sheep. Listen out for the River Sprint below during high water. All soothing sounds. We're bordered on 3 sides by sheep farms and fields. A young family lives next door. There is no passing traffic or other sources of noise to disturb you.
Secluded sums it up! It is incredibly quiet at our house at the end of a private track. You'll only hear wind, owls or sheep. Listen out for the River Sprint below during high water. All soothing sounds. We're…

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Hosted by Barry

Joined in December 2017
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I'm an adventure nut who has travelled world-wide to play, including climbing Everest in '04. I paraglide, ski, ski mountaineer/tour, climb and trek. My wife is an ultra runner who has completed every race in the UTMB series. We have 2 adventurous girls. Whether you visit us in the Lake District or Chamonix you'll be assured of a warm welcome and honest advice to help you make the most of your holiday.
I'm an adventure nut who has travelled world-wide to play, including climbing Everest in '04. I paraglide, ski, ski mountaineer/tour, climb and trek. My wife is an ultra runner who…
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I’m very happy to share local knowledge with guests. I’ve also written an extensive local guide to my family’s favourite walks, bike rides and wild swimming places.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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