Border Rigg ref: UK35565

Bewcastle, near Carlisle, Eden Valley, Carlisle, Hadrians Wall in Cumbria

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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Working Farm 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Border Rigg, which adjoins the owner’s farmhouse, has been beautifully updated whilst retaining all the charm and character, including a stunning inglenook fireplace in the open plan living space. The comfort continues into the large double bedroom, which has a cosy and comfortable bed, and the modern shower room. A lovely inviting cottage, Border Rigg is perfect for a couple wanting to enjoy a really relaxing and peaceful break in the stunning Cumbrian countryside. Set on the owner’s working farm, Border Rigg enjoys one of the most peaceful and stunning rural positions and you can relax in the garden taking in that view or just watching the wildlife and farm animals.
From the doorstep there are various short walks if you would like to have a stroll on the farm, however remember your walking boots or wellies as it sometimes can be wet in Cumbria!! Along the way look out for the number of sculptures which the owner and his son have made over the years, and which are spread around the farm; you may even have caught sight of some on your drive up.
Just sitting below Border Rigg, Bewcastle is a small hamlet in the north of Cumbria very close to the Scottish border and is home to the famous 7th-century Bewcastle Cross; the sundial on its surface is the oldest in Britain, divided into the four ‘tides’ which governed the working day in medieval times. The nearest shops are in Brampton which is 12 miles away where they hold a very good market every Wednesday. The nearest pub is 5 miles away.
Whilst tranquilly situated in a beautiful location, Border Rigg is ideally placed for exploring the wider area from the Lake District National Park, the Northumberland National Park and just over the border into Scotland. Of course you are in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country where you can walk parts of the wall and visit the Roman forts along the way. Many other attractions are within a short drive, including Lanercost Priory, a well-preserved medieval monastic site. You can spend a day exploring Talkin Tarn Country Park with its 65-acre lake and acres of farmland and woodland. Here you can sail, windsurf, canoe or hire a rowing boat or just take a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands then relax in the tea room with its superb views of the tarn.
For the adventurous, the world class 7Stanes mountain biking centre at Newcastleton offers some of the best mountain biking in the country with routes to suit not only the experienced mountain biker but also beginners or those just looking for a bit of gentle fun. No visit to the area would be complete without enjoying the Kielder Water and Forest Park, which is home to Kielder Observatory with its exciting programme of astronomical events throughout the year and where you can experience a night sky which is out of this world. At nearly 580 square miles, this dark sky zone is the largest Gold Tier Dark Sky Park area of protected night sky in Europe.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With gas wood burner and Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Oil heating, gas, electricity, spring fed water supply. Bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. No mobile signal due to the location.


Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
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  • Nearest railway station
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  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Carlisle's modern city centre has a rich heritage; a wonderful combination of culture, history and the great outdoors. It is surrounded by acres of parkland and has some of our finest countryside right on the doorstep.

This great border city has had a turbulent past, leaving a legacy for today's visitors to experience. Carlisle Castle was founded in 1092 by William the Conqueror's son and became one time prison to Mary Queen of Scots. Later it was captured by Bonnie Prince Charlie during the ill fated Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Other places to visit include Carlisle Cathedral and the award winning Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

Nearly 2000 years ago Emporer Hadrian built Hadrian's Wall, stretching coast to coast, marking the northern boundary of Roman Britain. Today it is a World Heritage Site with a National Trail Path that allows walkers to travel along its entire 80 mile length; a great way to discover more about the region.

So if you're looking for secluded country walks, city art galleries, forts and museums, Stately Homes and castles, you'll find it all here!

Things to do nearby

Cumbria Paintball Centre
Cumbria Paintball Centre

A woodland paint-balling park with bunkers, towers, tranches, forts and bridges. Great for large families, groups and corporate events. Tel: 0845 370 7570

Carlisle Cathedral

Founded in 1122, with stained glass windows from the 14th - 20th centuries, fine wood carving, painted wall panels and brougham Trip alterpiece. Gift shop and restaurant. Tel: 01228 548151

The Village Bakery

Established 30 years ago, this Organic bakery is now a thriving cafe and shop distributing their organic snacks and cakes all over the country.

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald Roman Fort stands high above the River Irthing in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. Once an important base for some 1,000 Roman soldiers, a Fort, turret and milecastle can still be seen and to the east lies the longest continuous stretch of Wall visible today. Tel: 01697 747602


Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Carlisle Racecourse

Being one of the most exciting galloping courses in the country, this ensures a great entertaining day out at the races! Situated on the edge of Carlisle, this location means it is really easy to get to and with such brilliant events and different race days, you can choose the day suited best to you.

High Head Sculpture Valley
High Head Sculpture Valley

This is a unique tourist attraction which can be found at High Head Farm near Ivegill on the edge of the Lake District. Exhibitions change throughout the year displaying all types of artwork from Photography to Sculptures.

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

On the edge of the city of Carlisle in Wetheral, you can find the last remaining tower of a small Benedictine Priory. This building is an English Heritage site; the tower is well preserved from the 15th Century and was once the entrance into the outer court of the monastery.

Walby Farm Park

Situated four miles from Carlisle, this brilliant attraction for children is a great day out with indoor and outdoor attractions suited to all weather.

Talkin Tarn Activities

A small outdoor pursuits company based at the picturesque, rural setting of Talkin Tarn. Located just off the A69 east of Carlisle, Cumbria. The company offers a wide range of adventures for families, groups and individuals of all ages and abilities.

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

Hadrian's Wall Walk

There are 84 miles of trails available allowing you to walk all the way along Hadrian's Wall, leading to a further 80 short walks branching off the trail.

Talkin Tarn Country Park

This tarn is situated close to Brampton, surrounded by beautiful woodland and farmland, a perfect place to take a leisurely walk with wonderful views of the Pennine fells.

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