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Stag Cottage

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Stag Cottage, three ensuite bedrooms, private front and gated rear gardens, open fire and terrace.
The arched entrance to Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage. The access to Stag Cottage is to the left.
1 of 65Stag Cottage, three ensuite bedrooms, private front and gated rear gardens, open fire and terrace.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Stag Cottage is a very peaceful self-contained 17th century sandstone holiday cottage in Cumbria set in the private grounds of Melmerby Hall. Though it adjoins Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage has separate private front and rear gardens, parking and entrance way from the stable garden which are not overlooked by Melmerby Hall. Stag Cottage is a 5* Gold Award Winning property within the Visit England programme and has also been accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status meaning we provide additional facilities, information and equipment for our guests and also recognising that there is plenty of room to run around in Stag Cottage's enclosed and wicket gated private rear and front gardens. Stag Cottage’s Master Bedroom has a five foot antique oak bed and an ensuite bathroom with a se...Stag Cottage is a very peaceful self-contained 17th century sandstone holiday cottage in Cumbria set in the private grounds of Melmerby Hall. Though it adjoins Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage has separate private front and rear gardens, parking and entrance way from the stable garden which are not overlooked by Melmerby Hall. Stag Cottage is a 5* Gold Award Winning property within the Visit England programme and has also been accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status meaning we provide additional facilities, information and equipment for our guests and also recognising that there is plenty of room to run around in Stag Cottage's enclosed and wicket gated private rear and front gardens. Stag Cottage’s Master Bedroom has a five foot antique oak bed and an ensuite bathroom with a separate shower and a cast iron bath. The Threlkeld bedroom on the first floor may be arranged as a 6′ bed or as two twin single beds depending on guest preference. It has an ensuite bathroom with a cast iron bath. The recently added Dacre Bedroom on the ground floor has a pair of beds which can be configured as either as a five foot king size bed or as two single beds depending on guest preference and also has an en suite shower room. Its main reception rooms are oak and stone floored with comfortable antique furniture making it a great place to relax at the end of the day exploring the nearby Eden Valley and Lake District. Stag Cottage is dog friendly and its private sandstone walled gardens have a wicket garden gates providing a safe place for dogs and children to play. There is a set of double doors from the breakfasting kitchen opening directly onto the rear garden area. A Weber charcoal BBQ and locally sourced charcoal is provided for guest use as well as logs and kindling for the cast iron log burning stove. There is broadband wifi in the cottage as well as a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and a Smeg range cooker. If Stag Cottage is already reserved, please look at our sister cottages, Wythburn Cottage and Riverain which offer very similar accommodation and may well be available. The Bedrooms at Stag Cottage: The Master Bedroom - 5' double bed - ensuite The Threlkeld Bedroom 6' double bed (which can convert to single beds) - ensuite The Dacre Bedroom - 5' double bed (which can convert to single beds) - ensuite More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

Stag Cottage is a wonderful place to stay. Melmerby itself is brilliant location - ideally placed so that you're near to the Lakes but not in the madness. The Eden Valley and Pennines are absolute gems and worth exploring. We booked Stage Cottage for Christmas...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Phoenixdad1979
christine939, VR Owner at Stag Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Hi Thanks for your great review. We're delighted that you had such a super Christmas break at Stag Cottage and that you had everything you needed. We would be delighted to welcome you back if your travels bring you this way again. Best Regards Christine,...More

Reviewed 8 January 2020

We stayed at Stag Cottage for the week over New Year 2019. My whole family and our dogs had the most wonderful time. The property, the location, the walks, the people...... everything was perfect. We will certainly be heading back there as soon as possible.

Date of stay: December 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Stag Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Hi Thanks for your super review. We're delighted that you all (including your dogs!) had such a great stay. We hope to welcome you back for another stay in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

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Reviewed 5 December 2019

I booked this cottage as somewhere for me and my bridesmaids to stay the night before my wedding as the wedding reception was in the local village hall and we had a lot to set up! I requested an early check in and Christine was...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank EmLau321
christine939, VR Owner at Stag Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2019

Hi Thanks for your lovely review and congratulations on your marriage! It's great to hear that you were so happy with everything at Stag Cottage. Perhaps you would like to bring your new husband to stay in the future?! Best Regards Charlie, Christine and Jilly

Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

We have stayed at a number of the Rowley properties with family and friends and as ever I am confident we will return again. They are unique and beautiful properties set in amazing locations. The service and attention to detail is second to none. The...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank AlisonMi2
christine939, VR Owner at Stag Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2019

''Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review of Stag Cottage and we are pleased that you all enjoyed the cottage and its garden and surroundings. It seems like you had a great time in the woods, the village and enjoying some...More

Reviewed 1 October 2019

Stag Cottage is a wonderfully comfortable cottage with well appointed good-sized rooms throughout. I like my home comforts when I travel - and they were here in every respect. Each bedroom had quality linen, comfortable beds and en-suite facilities. The sitting room was perfect with...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Colin C
christine939, VR Owner at Stag Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2019

Hi Thanks for your glowing review, I'm especially delighted to hear that your spaniel had a great holiday and enjoyed the dog treats we left for you! We would be delighted to welcome you back. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Village of Melmerby is in the Eden Valley, lying between the Pennines and the Lake District, 12 miles from Ullswater and 9 miles from the historic market town of Penrith. There are a number of outstanding walks along the edge of the River Eden and in the Pennines which can be reached out of the front door of Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage. One of England’s largest Druidic stone circles – Long Meg and her Daughters – is also close by and in the ownership of the Rowley Estates.
Getting around
Stag Cottage, Melmerby is situated just off the A686 which is a beautifully scenic route from Penrith and crosses the River Eden. From Melmerby the road climbs the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where you will find magnificent views across the Eden Valley to the Solway Firth and Scotland. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs through Langwathby which is only 4 miles from Stag Cottage. The railway has some of the most attractive scenery and is world famous for its Victorian architecture and huge stone viaducts. Penrith train station is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Melmerby offers many enjoyable walks and beautiful scenery.
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