Welcome to Goosepen Cottage, a beautiful and spacious barn conversion situated at Hallflat Farm, in the quiet Western Lake District. Our spacious yet cosy cottage is located in Santon Bridge, Wasdale, and has stunning views up the Wasdale valley.
The cottage sleeps up to 4 people in two bedrooms and has a full self-catering kitchen, living/dining room with log burner, bathroom and separate toilet. The 'upside down' accommodation has the living area upstairs, to take full advantage of the fantastic scenery. The fully enclosed garden has two seating areas, one south facing and one west facing, make the most of the sun and provide alfresco dining with a view.
The cottage is surrounded by fields, woods and impressive hills and mountains and yet is only 200m from a pub serving good beer and quality food.
Goosepen Cottage is one of a handful of properties at Hallflat Farm, and is named from the old goose pen that is now occupied by the cottage garden. Tucked away in a quiet spot away from the road and farm entrance, the cottage oozes character with many original features, including exposed stone walls and original oak beams. The cottage has full gas central heating in addition to the wood burner, to keep you warm and cosy on those colder days.
The main living area is on the first floor, giving you a fantastic view up the Wasdale valley from the kitchen window. The open plan living and dining area has two large sofas, a wood burner (initial wood supplied), TV, iPod docking station (Lightning connection) and DVD player, a dining table and many other comforts (including a PS2 for the kids among us). The kitchen contains an oven, electric hob, washing machine and cooking / cleaning utensils. An upper external door leads to a small seating area which catches the last of the day's sun, and onwards to the lower, south facing, outdoor terrace with seating and a wonderful view up the valley.
Downstairs has two bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet and hallway.
The first bedroom has a standard size double bed together with wardrobe and chest of drawers for your storage.
The second bedroom can be set up as a twin (2 x 2ft 6 beds) or these can be pushed together for a king size double (with mattress cover) (see photos). The room also has a wardrobe.
The bathroom has a shower over the bath. Although small, the toilet is conveniently separate to the bathroom making things easier in the morning!
The cottage has a dedicated broadband and wifi.
Guests also have use of a shed (possible bike storage) and a bbq (but please bring your own charcoal and sausages). The cottage is fenced in to make it harder for dogs and small children to run away. Please contact us if you are bringing pets. We allow up to 3 dogs but are happy to discuss. Please note that we do not accept puppies less than 9 months old.