Reivers’ Retreat ref: UK12616
Denton Mill, near Brampton, Eden Valley, Carlisle, Hadrians Wall in Cumbria
Garden / Patio
Decorated at Christmas
Pets – not allowed
Parking - On Site
Simply beautiful from the moment you step through the door, Reivers’ Retreat is a stunning barn conversion adjacent to the owner’s home. Formerly a fortified farmhouse (Bastle house), it was built to withstand the attacks along the Anglo-Scottish border between warring clans known as “Reivers”, hence the name ‘Reivers’ Retreat’.
This barn conversion, designed internally by the owners, is a beautiful space to relax and enjoy with family or friends. The open plan living room/kitchen is spacious and modern, with many of the original beams still evident. The vaulted ceiling adds to the feeling of space. From this room, bi-fold doors open out onto the most amazing dining room/conservatory, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking open farmland. This room is perfect for enjoying a family meal at any time of year, whether it be when the sun is shining or the rain is falling. If it’s peace and quiet you seek, relax in the cosy snug curled up with a good book. The luxurious theme continues upstairs with 3 large bedrooms boasting sumptuous beds and bedding.
Reivers’ Retreat is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. Take a stroll along Hadrian’s Wall, or visit the Lake District National Park, The Eden Valley and the Scottish Borders. There are numerous attractions to keep you busy from walking, cycling, fishing, golfing or a day of shopping at Gretna Green or Carlisle. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Living room/kitchen: With gas fire, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player, breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and beams.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower and toilet.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Situated four miles from Carlisle, this brilliant attraction for children is a great day out with indoor and outdoor attractions suited to all weather.
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.
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.
A woodland paint-balling park with bunkers, towers, tranches, forts and bridges. Great for large families, groups and corporate events. Tel: 0845 370 7570
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.
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.
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.
Established 30 years ago, this Organic bakery is now a thriving cafe and shop distributing their organic snacks and cakes all over the country.