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Somewhere Special -Newly renovated contemporary 17th Cent Cumbrian cottage for 2

Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Tucked away in the quiet Cumbrian village of Skelton, Westoe cottage is perfect if you are looking for somewhere special to relax and recharge your batteries or discover this stunning part of the UK. The small pretty market town of Penrith and stunning Lake Ullswater are only a short drive away. The busier lake district town of Keswick is only 30 minutes drive. With easy access to the M6 motorway 6 miles away, guests can soon start enjoying their holiday without hours of driving. This is excellent for short weekend breaks, if you want to split the journey to/ from Scotland or a last minute escape to the country.
The 17th century cottage is light , bright and contemporary yet retaining much of the original rustic character and features as possible. Converted from a stable and feed store for the attached property many years ago we h...
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Listing #HL8742607
About the Owner
Joanne F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2015
Interaction with guests
There is a key safe box at the cottage door - code 1066. I try to meet guests as I just live nearby and like to welcome and answer any questions. Sometimes I may not be able to, so may pop in during your stay to check if everything is ok. If you are only here for a short break then sometimes I don't get to see guests and also I am keen not to bother guests too much, especially if you are wanting to have a lie in! I can email or guests can message me if they are not sure about anything. It is nice to welcome guests and for then to know they can ask us anything at all.
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We had such a lovely stay this last week at the cottage, it was immaculate and had everything we needed! It’s in a perfect location for anything you might want to see or do, we were really sad to be going home! Thanks again.More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank RosieB1324
Management response:Responded 29 July 2018

Thankyou Rosie for this lovely review of our great little cottage. I try to make a place relaxing and with everything you need - so very glad you liked what we had done and that most importantly you had a great stay. Lovely to see...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

The cottage is beautifully decorated inside with comfortable living space and bedroom, great bathroom, well equipped kitchen and a lovely little garden. We enjoyed being in the peaceful village of Skelton but with easy access to the Lake District. Joanne was very helpful and flexible...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Peter L
Management response:Responded 29 July 2018

Thankyou for this great review of our relatively new cottage. I love this little cottage and glad others are also enjoying what we have created. Independent reviews are the best when future guests are choosing somewhere, so thankyou again Joanne

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights in August and can't praise the owner's conversion of the cottage from 17th century animal shelter to comfortable contemporary boutique cottage enough. It's just lovely and coming back to the cottage in the evening was a...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank LIZ475
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Westoe cottage was so basic and tiny before we renovated and it was a big commitment to go the extra mile and finish as I would like it to be. I am so delighted and thrilled that guests are already loving what we have created....More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    1 King
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About the neighbourhood
Westoe cottage is an ideal base for visiting the many beautiful lakes and mountains in the nearby area. We are only 5 miles from the M6 motorway so making it quick and easy to find us and yet so near to so many local historic properties, visitor attractions and the local market town of Penrith.
Ullswater Lake is 15 minutes away and only 30 minutes drive will bring you to Keswick.
There are many lovely villages in the surrounding area including Caldbeck village and fantastic surrounding fells are only 10 minutes drive away.
There is so much for all ages to discover in this unspoilt part of the Cumbrian countryside.
Getting around
The area is very rural and a car is necessary.
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Penrith: 0.0 km
From M6 motorway junction 41 take exit for Silloth/Wigton B5305 continue on this road for approximately 6 miles turn left at the sign for Skelton, head into the village of Skelton. If following Sat Nav come into village and keep continuing up the hill to the crossroads by the Dog and Gun pub, turn right towards Ellonby, just a a short way down this road the cottage is just past the school on the opposite side of the road.The cottage is set back off the road. A small lane bears right in front of the large black and white Wetheral House. Westoe cottage adjoins this house.Turn down the small lane you will see the sign for ' Westoe Cottage, Please Park Here'
just infront of the cottage under pergola by oil tank.
Please do not park past this point and do not park in front...
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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