In an idyllic secluded location with stunning, uninterrupted views over the fells to the Vale of Lorton, Woodlands House adjoins The Spinney (ref LUV) and has been created from a beautiful detached house, built in 1822 as a ‘painting house’ and studio for Joseph Sutton, a noted local artist. They are set in 1¾ acres of mature wooded gardens (with grassed areas, ideal for ball games) which lead down to the River Cocker where fishing is available by local licence. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven to an abundance of wildlife. Just a short drive away is the bustling Georgian market town of Cockermouth (4 miles), the birthplace of William Wordsworth whose poetry helped make the Lake District so well known.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Rogerscale, just 8 miles (via the Whinlatter Pass) from Keswick, the Northern ’capital’ of the Lakes, making this an ideal base from which to explore both the northern Lakes and the west coast. The area offers stunning scenery, with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere within 15 minutes’ drive. Easily reached are Derwent Water (with steamers) and Bassenthwaite (with sailing and canoeing), while the Whinlatter Forest Centre offers extensive walking and cycling trails. Riding and golf 5 miles. Lorton 1 mile. Coast 20 miles. Shops 4½ miles, pub 1 mile.
Note: Although completely self contained, these two properties can be interconnected via an internal door to provide accommodation for up to 11 people. Over the Xmas and New Year period ref LUU (Woodlands House) and ref LUV (The Spinney) must be booked together or ref LUU alone.
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Large sitting-room with Victorian open fireplace and magnificent river views. Glazed doors to dining room. Large farmhouse kitchen with Aga, electric oven and eating area, leading to utility. Cloakroom/toilet.
Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft Victorian cast-iron bed, en-suite shower room with toilet and splendid views. Twin bedroom with Victorian cast-iron beds and river views. Bunk bedroom with coir fitted carpet and garden views. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.
Open fire – fuel included. Full LPG central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towels £4 per person per week. Travel cot. High chair. TV (Teletext). Video/DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas Aga included. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone.
Garden furniture. Shared 1¾-acre woodland grounds. Private fishing on River Cocker (licence available locally). Parking. NB: River frontage.
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