Four Gables Estates - The Old Laundry ref: UKC1543

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

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Nestled among 14-acres of mature woodland and gardens, the Four Gables Estate is delightfully tucked away from the outside world. On the private driveway approach to the properties you pass the striking main house ‘Four Gables’, a Grade II* listed property designed by the pre-Raphaelite architect Philip Webb for his friend George Howard, the 9th Earl of Carlisle. The Old Laundry (ref UKC1543) was formerly a wing of the main house and has been lovingly renovated. The original stone flag floor has been meticulously re-laid with the added benefit of underfloor heating and the cast iron range has been beautifully restored ensuring The Old Laundry is a cottage filled with character. All the contemporary luxuries you would expect are present too with high quality furnishings throughout. The private courtyard garden is a haven for those seeking a sun drenched quiet spot and the extensive gardens and woodland provide an achingly beautiful setting in which to relax and unwind.
The Old Coach House (ref UKC1544), built in 1879, was once the coach house and stables to Four Gables. The large windows and doors in the open plan living/dining room were formerly the entryway, and the original mounting block still stands outside (doubling as the date stone). Whilst the renovations, give this home a contemporary feel, it still retains many original features from the coach house and stables. The living spaces have been carefully designed to complement the character of the property with a large open plan footprint providing a fantastic sociable space ideal for entertaining friends and family while on your holiday. Living space is certainly not something you will be short of in this house, as in addition to the main area there is a snug with wood burner providing a cosy, peaceful space ready to be enjoyed with a good book, or if you are feeling more playful, why not head for the games room with pool table and retro games console as well as a selection of toys and games suitable for younger children. The three downstairs bedrooms each have an en-suite and the two upstairs bedrooms share a Jack and Jill house bathroom. The private deck and garden is a haven for those seeking a quiet spot to relax and the extensive gardens and woodland provide an achingly beautiful setting in which to relax and unwind.
In the surrounding area there is an abundance of activities for all ages and abilities from shooting and fishing, cycling and walking to city shopping and museum hopping. You can abandon the car during your stay as the handsome market town of Brampton is just a short walk away along a pavement making it easily accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Here you can find award winning butchers, deli and quality restaurants. You can also see another example of Philip Webb’s work in the impressive St Martin’s Church in the centre of Brampton. The windows of the church were made in the William Morris workshop by another grandee of the Arts and Crafts movement, Edwin Byrne-Jones. For history lovers, it is just 9 miles to Carlisle, the great border city which is home to the most besieged castle in the country, an impressive cathedral and fantastic museum, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. You can also follow in the footsteps of the Romans by walking Hadrian’s Wall. There is a pleasant walk of just a couple of miles to Lanercost Priory, home to Augustinian Canons in the 1100s, now ruined but just as beautiful. It also has a fabulous tea room to refresh yourself before you head back to the comfort of the cottages. Talkin Tarn, 2 miles, has a lovely off road walking route where you can stroll around the lake stopping off at the restaurant/cafe for refreshments, or why not try out some of the on water activities? For music lovers, each June is the Stepping Stones Festival, a weekend of good music in the beautiful grounds of Kirklinton Hall close by. A few weeks later, Kirklinton Hall also plays host to the opera. Nearby, the village of Castle Carrock holds Cumbria’s most friendly musical event, Music on the Marr,

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Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space: With stone floor.
Living area: With 40" Freeview Smart TV and Blu-ray player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, 2 fridges, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize sleigh bed, Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request), Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor


Biomass central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.


Front courtyard and large lawned rear garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond 100m away.
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  • Lake

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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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