Whirligig Cottage ref: UK1135
Armathwaite, near Penrith, Eden Valley, Carlisle, Hadrians Wall in Cumbria
Pub within 1 mile
Pets – not allowed
Station within 1 mile
Tucked away in a quiet and peaceful Cumbrian village is Whirligig Cottage, which has been beautifully presented to a good standard, this terraces cottage makes the perfect home from home. Relax on the comfy sofas in front of the wood burner, or sit in the light and airy conservatory with a glass of wine, enjoying the views of Eden Valley in the distance. Armathwaite is a quaint village with a shop, post office, pubs and the River Eden flowing through, renowned for its salmon fishing (licence required) and superb walks along the river. The scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line also runs through the village, so you can hop aboard and spend the day in historic Carlisle. This tranquil part of Cumbria is close to Carlisle, Penrith, Hadrian’s Wall, the Northern Pennines, the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders, making it an ideal location to explore all the area has to offer. Whether its walking, cycling, fishing or just relaxing, the Eden Valley offers it all. Shop and pubs serving food 500 yards.
Living room: With wood burner, Smart TV, CD player and tiled floor.
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Dining room: With patio doors leading to terrace.
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Kitchen: Galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Nearest railway stationArmathwaite
Railway station distance500 yards
Lake500 yards (river)
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.