|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
THE COTTAGE HAS BEEN LOVINGLY RESTORED. IT IS A TWO STORY LEVEL HOUSE WHICH SLEEPS 6 PEOPLE IN THREE BEDROOMS. IT IS CENTRALLY HEATED USING BIOMASS WOOD PELLETS. IT HAS ORIGINAL OAK BEAMS COUNTRY COTTAGE FURNISHINGS AND VELUX WINDOWS WITH BLACKOUT BLINDS. THE MASTER BEDROOM HAS A LARGE DOUBLE BED, A BUILT IN WARDROBE AND A CHEST OF DRAWERS, AND TELEVISION. THE SECOND BEDROOM HAS A COTTAGE STYLE DOUBLE IRON BED STEAD A SMALL CHEST OF DRAWERS AND A WARDROBE. THE THIRD BEDROOM HAS A double BED WITH CHEST OF DRAWERS AND WARDROBE. THE COTTAGE HAS BEEN RESTORED TO A HIGH SPECIFICATION WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES PRESERVED. THE SMALL SHOWER ROOM AND TOILET UPSTAIRS HAS A COSY QUAINT FEEL. PORCELAINE SINK AND TOILET .
DOWNSTAIRS, THERE IS ANOTHER QUAINT BATHROOM WITH TOILET, SHOWER , BATH AND FULLY EQUIPPED WITH EXTRACTOR FANS A LOVELY BATHROOM CABINET WITH SOCKET FOR SHAVER ETC.
THE KITCHEN IS FITTED WITH FRENCH GREY CABINETS , , FRENCH DOORS TO ENABLE GUESTS TO MOVE OUT ONTO A SMALL PATIO AREA TO EAT OUTSIDE IF DESIRED. THERE IS A STRPPED PINE KITCHEN TABLE WITH OLD RESTORED KITCHEN CHAIRS. IT IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH DISH WASHER,ELECTRIC COOKER/HOB WITH EXTRACTOR FAN, WASHING MACHINE , AND FRIDGE FREEZER. LIGHTING IS ALL LED.
THE LIVING ROOM IS OF MODERATE SIZE, WITH BEAMS, FRENCH DOORS TO THE GARDEN AND PATIO AREA, A FIREPLACE WITH AN ELECTRIC FIRE OF WOODBURNER STYLE, A THREE SEATER SETTEE WITH LOOSE COVERS FOR CLEANLINESS AND TWO LEATHER CHAIRS. THERE IS A PIANO FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PIANO PLAYING ABILITY OR FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO TRY. THE ROOM IS AGAIN OF CUMBRIAN COTTAGE STYLE AND ATMOSPHERE. VIEWS FROM THE FRENCH DOORS ARE OF GARDEN AND IN THE DISTANCE, SOLWAY COAST AND THE SCOTTISH HILLS. THERE IS A PEBBLED YARD BEYOND THE PATIO AREA. SOUTH VIEW FROM THE LIVING ROOM IS OF THE ANCIENT NORMAN VILLAGE CHURCH. THE COTTAGE IS FLOORED THROUGHOUT IN CHESTNUT LAMINATE APPART FROM BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN. THERE IS A SMALL GARDEN WHICH SURROUNDS THE PATIO AREA WHERE HERBS ARE GROWN FOR VISITORS USE.THERE IS ALSO A BARBEQUE AREA. THERE IS A SHED FOR BIKES TO BE STORED AND FOR REPAIRS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY VISITORS IF NEEDED. THE AREA IS A WORKING AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL REGION. THERE ARE FARM SHOPS IN THE AREA AND EGGS CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE FARM NEXT DOOR.
LILY COTTAGE IS THE IDEAL CENTRE FOR TOURING, WALKING AND CYCLING TO EXPLORE. WHETHER IT BE, A SHORT DRIVE AWAY OR AS CLOSE AS WALKING DISTANCE. THERE IS A WEALTH OF INTEREST AND ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE IN THE AREA.
MY NAME IS EILEEN AND I MANAGE THE COTTAGE FOR OUR DAUGHTER ALICE WHO IS THE OWNER. SHE LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON. ALICE BOUGHT THE PROPERTY TO BE RESTORED FROM BARN TO COTTAGE AS IT WAS A HOUSE IN THE 18TH CENTURY. MY HUSBAND AND I LIVE CLOSE TO THE COTTAGE WHICH ALLOWS US TO BE ON HAND TO MANAGE THE PROPERTY AND GARDENS AND TO BE THERE FOR VISITORS WHO HAVE ANY QUIERIES.
I HAVE AN INTEREST IN GARDENING, NATURE AND FOOD. I ENJOY BAKING AND COOKING USING VEGETABLES AND FRUIT FROM OUR GARDEN. I ENJOY BEING CREATIVE AND RESTORING OLD FURNITURE AND BUILDINGS.
I WORK AT CARLISLE HOSPITAL AS A DEPUTY SISTER ON A BUSY ORTHOPAEDIC WARD. I AM LOCAL TO THE CARLISLE AREA ORIGINATING FROM KIRKLINTON WHICH IS EAST OF CARLISLE BUT MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 39YEARS.
Eileen Hodgson purchased this cottage in 2014
THE BARN WAS AT RISK OF BECOMING DERELICT THEREFORE , ALICE , WHO WAS BORN HERE, WANTED TO RESTORE IT BACK TO A HOUSE. ARCHIVE RESEARCH GAVE HER THE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING. SOME OF THE WALLS HAD TO BE REBUILT AS THEY WERE BUILT OF CLAY- DABBING BUT THE RESTORATION HAS BEEN DONE IN KEEPING WITH THE RURAL CUMBRIAN STYLE. .
STUNNING NORTH VIEWS. LOVELY COSY , THOUGHTFULLY RENOVATED COTTAGE. A BASE FOR VISITORS TO TOUR THE INTERESTING AREAS OF CUMBRIA AND IT'S SOLWAY COAST. EASY ACCESS TO THE PENNINES , EDEN VALLEY, LAKE DISTRICT AND NORTHERN MAJOR CITIES. GOOD TRAIN STATION IN CARLISLE WHERE VISITORS MIGHT LIKE TO TRAVEL THE SETTLE LINE ON ONE OF THE STEAM TRAINS OR JUST TAKE A TRAIN JOURNEY TO ONE OF THE SCOTTISH CITIES. GOOD AREA FOR WALKING AND BIKING. SIDE ROADS ARE QUIET AND SUITABLE FOR THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT WANT THE EXERTION OF STEEP HILLS AND VALLEYS. SOLWAY COAST IS AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY. THE COTTAGE IS VERY COMFORTABLE AND HOMELY WITH A CUMBRIAN COTTAGE ATMOSPHERE.FULLY FITTED KITCHEN WITH DISH WASHER, COOKER WITH TWO OVENS AND HOB, WASHING MACHINE, FRIDGE FREEZER, AND MICOWAVE. THERE IS SECURE STOREAGE FOR BIKES AND PARKING FOR TWO CARS. LOVELY VIEWS OF THE SCOTTISH MOUNTAINS AND THE SOLWAY COAST. SAFE , SECURE AND PRIVATE.
Our four nights at Lily Cottage was fantastic. Everything was perfect, from the quiet surroundings, great views, to the well manicured interior. Each room had a friendly as well as homely feel, with great attention to detail. The owners Eileen & Richard couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. They left us a small hamper of goodies including some mince pies and Prosecco wine, as well as some milk and bread-this was excellent and we really appreciated it. I would thoroughly recommend Lily Cottage and hope to come back soon !
We found the property to be well fitted with all the rooms comfortable. Kitchen was excellent with all required services up to date and well supplied. Eileen provided a welcome hamper to get us started and a very tasty chocolate cake. We were made to feel very welcome and I felt nothing would be too much for them. Located close to Carlisle the property was well placed to explore the local and wider area. We will definitely make a return visit.
Ours was an emergency stay with issues at our house. we booked bery last minute. Eileen was lovely and accomodating. nice modern fittings and quiet location. beautiful views and location. definitely would recommend. good value for money.
Lily Cottage was perfect.. nice kitchen for wife's cooking, wi-fi for two teenage girls, secure parking inside the property, tv/dvd for our night's scary movie time, and bbq after a very tiring day out which doubled as fire pit. Owners HRH Richard & Eileen and next door friends welcomed us on our first day and we had bbq then followed by beers and wine circling around the fire pit. A great day to start a week's holiday in Lake District!
Carlisle (city centre around 10miles) is a historical place, where you can visit Carlisle Castle and few other attractions, and supermarkets for your shopping needs. Take the scenic view by train to Skipton (Carlisle-Settle route). Hadrian's wall is not to be missed.. best place to start is Housestead's where the Roman fort was and the only part of the wall where people can walk on. and hike, climb Lake District wherever you fancy. We even took the girls to swim in Ullswater lake.
This was our second summer in Lake District and planning to go back during the winter to see frosted mountains for a change and, hopefully, stay at Lily Cottage.
We have just returned from Lily Cottage after a seven night stay.The cottage was very comfortable,spacious,clean and there was everything provided,including ample towels,storage,utensils,local information, and so much more, to make our stay enjoyable.We filled our days with touring the Lake District,Carlisle,( great shops and market,lovely atmosphere,however the Castle is a little disappointing as most rooms are empty,if you visit buy the guide book to make it more interesting )! Dumfries and Galloway.We also enjoyed local nature reserve walks in the mornings,taking picnics then returning to the cottage to relax in the evenings.Beautiful views and sunsets,and watching the ducks in the yard was very entertaining ! Eileen and Richard are wonderful hosts,very friendly,informative with local info and the welcome hamper was a lovely gesture.We can't thank them enough for making our stay very memorable,we didn't want to leave ! We would highly recommend this property to family and friends.Thanks again Eileen and Richard.
Had a wonderful relaxing visit to Lily cottage, which is deceptively large and spacious. Easy road links to and from Carlisle or the North Lakes.
Eileen met us on arrival, gave us 'the tour', and left us with a generous welcome basket which was much indulgent and much appreciated. (the home made scones were delicious)
The cottage was clean and well maintained, 3 double bedrooms upstairs allow for plenty of company (should you want it) the beams in the ceiling just add character and set the bedrooms off. At 6' 2" I didn't hit my head, so don't feel this is a small cramped cottage at all. (the photos don't do it justice)
Had a great time exploring the area and taking in a few distilleries close by.
A return visit is definitely on the cards
The cottage is situated in the linear village of Kirkbampton only two miles from the Solway coast which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, famous for bird watching, views, history and Spectacular sunsets.The area is rural and ideal for cyclists and walkers being just two miles from part of the Hadrian's wall national trail and the start of the west coast cycle way.
Haaf net fishing is exclusive to the Solway coast which is a fishing practise brought here by the Vikings. The fishermen use the flow of tides on both the English and Scottish sides of the Solway to catch Salmon and Trout. It is the only place in the world that this type of fishing is sill done. Visitors to the cottage could enjoy the experience of Haaf net fishing which is organised through one of the local pubs in the area.
Other interesting features of the Solway include, the history of the iron bridge which crossed over from Bowness to Scotland.There is also the monument of Edward 1st which stands on the marsh at Burgh By Sands.
There are nature reserves within walking distance from the cottage, some of which have activities for children and bike hire.
The cottage is within an easy forty minute drive to the Lake District. The historic city of Carlisle is only a ten minute drive away. Carlisle has the interest of the austere and splendid castle which has dominated Carlisle for nine centuries, the beautiful cathedral, Tullie house museum, the Citadel drum towers which were originally erected in 1541 by Henry the VIII ,shopping, bars , restaurants , and night clubs.
Scotland is within easy access either by road or train. Edinburgh and Glasgow are only short in- expensive journeys away by train (one hour) or around a two hour drive away by car.
The cottage is cosy, peaceful and comfortable with security and privacy. it has been lovingly restored to a high specification in keeping with the local area. There are beautiful north views of the coast and the hills of the Scottish borders beyond. The travel links are within easy access as there is a good road structure to enable visitors to travel and explore this interesting and unspoiled area.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Beds are made up on arrival, but if staying longer than two weeks and a linen change is required then there will be a charge of £20. Visitors will be required to provide their own bedding if waterproofs are required as mattresses must be protected. Towels will be supplied for each person for use in the cottage only and not for use at swimming pool or outdoors.
Details of refuge collection and cleaning will be in the cottage.
cot and high chair will be supplied if requested.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.