Escape to the Cumbrian countryside and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northern Fells, choosing this delightful couples retreat as the exclusive base for your adventures.
Rustic on the outside and stylish on the inside, this charming property once served as a hayloft for a former pub. Today, it is an excellent retreat for couples or two friends seeking a comfortable base for exploring the surrounding countryside and popular market towns. Venture into Greystoke Forest for scenic woodland strolls, or satisfy your thirst for adventure with a challenging climb up Carrock Fell from a starting point 6 miles away. Change pace and drive the 14.5-mile route to Carlisle to soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of this bustling city that boasts its own castle, museums and array of pubs, bars and bistros. Marvel at the superb architecture of the stunning cathedral, board a steam train on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, or simply kick back and relax over a coffee in one of the cafes.
To enter the property step past the original stone-mounting block and through the characterful wooden door to find the open-plan living space, where you can leave your coats in the hanging space provided. With a kitchen area to one end and a cosy lounge area at the other, this room is bright and colourful with everything you need to relax, including a handy Smart TV, DVD and MP3 docking station for evening entertainment. There is an electric oven, hob, microwave and a fridge with an icebox compartment to meet all your culinary needs, and the handy dining table has seating for four. Upstairs, the bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, timber beams and an exposed stone wall, and has been furnished with a king-size zip-and-link bed that can be converted into a twin on request. Completing the property is an attractive en-suite wet room-style shower room with a WC.
Your private balcony is accessed via the bedroom and offers sweeping views of your surroundings. Pour a drink and sink back on the seats to appreciate the vistas, looking out across the fells towards the peaks of Carrock Fell, Blencathra and High Pike. There is parking for one car on the driveway that’s shared with the owners.