Thistlewood House ref: CC119147

High Bridge, Caldbeck Fells in Cumbria

4 Stars

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Max sleeps
12
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Bedrooms
6
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets allowed
No pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Grade II Listed Thistlewood House is a classic country house in the Regency Manner, built at the turn of the 19th century. Situated on the historic settlement of Thistlewood, dating back to the medieval period, on the western bank of the River Roe and close to the Caldbeck Fells. This large family house is luxuriously furnished throughout and is extremely well equipped, with hand crafted heritage kitchen and generous living areas, Wi-fi internet access, telephone, snooker room, two large family bathrooms and extensive grounds. Accessed via a tree lined approach, the house is located in a tranquil, sheltered position in the pretty hamlet of High Bridge, mid way between Penrith and the City of Carlisle. The picturesque villages of Caldbeck and Hesket New Market are five or six miles away, with traditional pubs, tea rooms and village shops. There is a pub and restaurant at Ivegill, two miles and great shopping and amenities in Carlisle, nine miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Drawing room: With luxurious sofas, wood burning stove, TV, DVD and CD/radio.
Snug: A quiet area for reading.
Dining room: With solid oak table and chairs for 12 people.
Games room: With 3/4 size slate bed, snooker table.
Study: With computer and Wi-Fi internet access.
Kitchen: With aga, induction hob, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, combi microwave oven and Rancilio espresso grinder coffee machine.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
Utility/Drying room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and rise and fall clothes airer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
Bedroom 6: With twin beds which can convert to a super king (please advise when booking).
Bathroom 1: With bath, shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin.
Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and initial supply of logs included. Towels are available to hire on request. Two cots and highchair available. Wi-fi internet access. Telephone for incoming and free local calls.

Miscellaneous

Three acres of grounds including lawns, field, garden furniture, BBQ and courtyard with raised pond and fountain. Parking for 10 cars. Pavilion with table tennis and other games. Bike store. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.
  • Nearest town
    Carlisle
  • Shops
    9 Miles
  • Distance
    9 Miles
  • Restaurant
    2 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Carlisle
  • Pub
    2 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    9 Miles
  • Lake
    20 miles

About the local area

Located high in the Northern Lakes on the northern fringe of the Lake District National Park lie the ancient fell villages of Caldbeck, Hesket Newmarket and Uldale. This area is rich walking and cycling country, with breathtaking local peaks such as Skiddaw and Blencathra, old mine trails and picturesque limestone gorges with waterfalls waiting to be explored.

This area is rich walking and cycling country, with breathtaking local peaks such as Skiddaw and Blencathra, old mine trails and picturesque limestone gorges with waterfalls waiting to be explored. It really is a place to `get away from it all' but is also within comfortable reach of Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater and Ullswater lakes.

The renowned Mae's Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day and some evenings and exhibits paintings by local artists.

Named after the `cold beck' which runs through the village, Caldbeck was once an important centre for lead mining and corn and woollen milling. The old mines have long since blended back into the dramatic landscape and the mills are now craft workshops and a locally well known restaurant called `Priests Mill'. At the centre of the village is St. Ketingern's church dating back to 1112.

Just down the road is Hesket Newmarket, a pretty village set around a wide green with a canopied market cross. Hesket is also known for its tiny brewery which supplies several local inns within the area.

Things to do nearby

High Pike (Caldbeck)

In the heart of the Caldbeck fells is High Pike, the most northern peak in the lakes standing over 2000 ft. This is a summit worth climbing as when you reach the top you will have wonderful views.

Mae's Tea Room and Gallery
Mae's Tea Room and Gallery

The renowned Mae's Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day, some evenings and shows exhibits by local artists.

Trotters World of Adventures

Situated on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake, this brilliant animal attraction is a great day out for all no matter what your age!

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Dave's Adventure Company
Country Experiences

A small independent outdoor provider offering holiday makers tailor made packages for you and your family. Activities include rock climbing, kayaking and Ghyll Scrambling. Tel: 01768 776143

St Bega Church

Next to Bassenthwaite Lake is St Bega Church which is the parish church of Bassenthwaite. Services have been going on here at this ancient location for over a thousand years.

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

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