Near Howe Cottages occupy a stunning elevated position on a tree lined knoll, giving glorious views over some of the most delightful countryside in the Lake District National Park. Originally built as a farmstead about 180 years ago, Near Howe Cottages remained the farmhouse to the surrounding farmland until the end of the 1960s when it was converted to a guest house.
Over the ensuing years, the former farm buildings which surrounded the delightful open courtyard, have been skilfully converted to form seven spacious and uniquely appointed self-catering holiday cottages, each retaining much of their original charm and character.
Saddleback Barn is an outstanding property situated in a superb position with spectacular views to Blencathra and beyond, and has been furnished, decorated and equipped to a very good standard. Perched on the hillside and retaining many of its old original features, the converted barn provides every present day comfort. It is rare to find a three-bedroom property, all with en-suite bedrooms, in such a delightful, picturesque setting and still so close to the ’hub of the North Lakes’.
Set amid carefully landscaped gardens and grounds, there is ample parking and space for visitors to relax in a setting second to none for its peace and tranquillity. Near Howe lies at the end of a delightful driveway across rolling Cumbrian farmland, but is within easy reach of the A66, between the lovely Cumbrian market towns of Penrith and Keswick. Equally close at hand is Ullswater, with Pooley Bridge at the north and Glenridding to the south, while in the opposite direction lies the picturesque village of Mungrisdale, and further at ’Back o’Skidda’ is Caldbeck, the former home of the famous huntsman John Peel.
The surrounding area provides many activities and pastimes, including golf, fishing, pony trekking, boating and walking, from the gentlest of rambles to the most strenuous of fell walks. For the not so energetic, Near Howe is the ideal base from which to tour the magnificent Cumbrian countryside and enjoy the scenic beauty of lovely Lakeland. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Saddleback Barn (ref UK1160) can be booked together with Stable Barn (ref UK1161), Bannerdale (ref UK1162), Grisedale View (ref UK1163), Howe Top (ref UK1164), Howe End (ref UK1165) and Sharp Edge (ref UK1166) to accommodate up to 30 guests.
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Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Living/dining area: With electric fire, 40" Freeview TV and iPod dock.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Towel hire, £5pp. Travel cot and highchair available on request, £5 each. External utility room in courtyard with washing machine and tumble dryer (at cost, shared with other properties on site).
Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with other properties on site). 7-acre grounds (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
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