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- About The Experience
A combination of old-world charm and modern convenience, this Lake District cottage in England will give you the opportunity to hang out with locals and ramble in some of the most beautiful pastoral landscapes on earth. Whether you choose to spend your time in relaxing retreat or active exploration, this holiday cottage in the UK will be waiting to welcome you with its elegant interior, perfect for curling up in the evening with a book. Renting an England country cottage was never so good as this!
- Exterior Description
Welcome to this self-contained 17th century cottage, adjacent to a main hall with a separate private garden, parking and entrance. The sandstone cottage has been restored recently but retains its period features such as stone mullion windows and an open fire in the sitting room. The garden has a sandstone patio and built-in barbecue. There is a connecting passage on the ground floor between the two properties, with a lockable door to respect guest privacy.
- Interior Description
Ground Floor: The cottage is furnished throughout with antiques and has a handmade fitted kitchen. It has a private garden as well as full access to the main hall's 20 acres of woodland walks. The entrance hall leads to the breakfasting kitchen with all modern kitchen appliances including a microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, BBQ and fridge/freezer. There is a dining room and large sitting room with open fire. The cottage is also equipped with a TV, DVD and iPod docking station.
First Floor: Double bedroom and en suite bathroom with separate large shower. Twin-bedroom (beds can be combined upon prior request) with en suite bathroom.
- Features Description
- Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use.
Features and Amenities
- Free Parking on Premises
- Independent Villa
- Outside Area - Private
- Outside Dining
- DVD player
- Ipod dock
- TV - Local Channels Only
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Fireplace - Indoor
- Heating - Whole House
- High Chair
- Pets Considered
- Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
- Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
Please note: Official Arrival Times:
- No security deposit or cleaning fee is required. However, the client will be liable for any extra charges incurred during the stay, or accidental damages to the property.
- Telephones (Payphone): If available, paid according to usage for local calls only
- One baby bed and one high chair is available on request for which there is no extra charge
- Housekeeping: Usually available upon request
- Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
- Departure Time: 10 am
* These prices and conditions may change based on your arrival date and length of stay. For exact conditions, please click on the View Availability button, enter your dates, and then click on View Pricing and Conditions.
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Based on 2 Reviews
Peace and Quiet
The cottage is on the edge of town, so is quite pastoral, but a very good local pub-restaurant is only a few block easy walking away. We had a lovely walk in the woods. The bluebells were in bloom and the woods were carpeted in blue. The kitchen was well stocked, including many spices and the welcoming basket kept us supplied for breakfast for most of the week. The housekeeper, was very friendly and showed us before and after pictures of both the cottage and the manor house.
Because the house is so old, several 100 years, there is a decided tilt to the floors in the bedrooms, which could be unsettling if one is unsure on their feet. Also, there is no grocery store close, although the bakery and the shop both carry some basic items like milk and eggs.
We found the location quite central to exploring both the Lake District, about a 30 minute drive to the edge and points east. Although we did not go to Scotland, it certainly was close enough for a day drive. In addition, within a relatively close distance, there were several prehistoric sites, and some British Heritage and National Trust locations, as well as private sites. We had some wonderful day excursions.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We were right on the edge of Melmerby. The bakery is about 2 blocks away, the pub-restaurant about 3 blocks and the shop a few doors down from the pub. All were easily within walking distance. Also, there are some public walking paths crossing the property.
Tips or Restaurants:
The owners live in London but the property has been in the husband's family for generations. After his grandmother, who was living in the manor house, died, they started fixing it up. The manor house, Edward's Hall, which sleeps 18, is also available to rent. The wife is American, originally from NYC. You might want a travel clock for the bedroom, and I like a big bar of soap for the shower. They provide soap but it's the smaller hotel size. The local pub-restaurant is very good and serves more than pub food - we ate there twice. If you like prehistoric areas - standing stones and Druid rings - there are several only 20 minutes or so drive from the cottage. There is a farm market on the way to Penrith that has excellent fresh vegetables and meat. Their leg of lamb was superb!
The archway into the property is not very wide. Our car made it through but it always felt like a tight squeeze.
The Cottage was a unique combination of old world charm with modern conveniences. The village of Melmerby is quiet, well located for day trips with an outstanding pub and bakery.
It was comfortable, and well located.
The townspeople that we met at the local pub were friendly and very helpful. The food at the pub and bakery was delicious and reasonably priced.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Lake District, Scotland, Penrith for groceries.
Tips or Restaurants:
The Shepherd's Inn! Village Bakery.