Tucked away behind the owners’ house, Bridge End Cottage offers spacious holiday accommodation. The cottage is inverted, having a double and twin bedded rooms and the bathroom downstairs and quarry tiled floors throughout. Upstairs, the ceilings are wooden and roof-shaped and the double-glazed windows overlook the garden with its trees, climbing roses and fish pond. The floors are wooden and the sandstone wall of the old stables has been left exposed.
There is off-road parking (down a very narrow lane). Children are very welcome, but no pets or smoking
The cottage is fully equipped – gas central heating and gas fire in the living room, DVD/TV, radio, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, electric hob and oven, kettle, toaster, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, bath and shower.
Outside is a table and six chairs for those sunny days. The use of the washing line and garden is available.
Overview: Bridge end Cottage is located in the village of Eamont Bridge, about 20 yards away from the River Eamont and the 14th century bridge itself. The village is a good area from which to explore the Eden Valley, the Northern Lakes and the Scottish Borders. The market town of Penrith is within walking distance. The Rivers Eamont and Lowther flow into the River Eden, all easily accessible to the keen fisherman and nature lovers. Apart from the magic and beauty of the Lake District, the area is steeped in history. This is Wordsworth country and the Romans marched through, Hadrian building his wall north of Carlisle. The Jacobites and Bonny Prince Charlie stayed in Penrith on their journey south. Two Neolithic henges are on the outskirts of the village, Potfest and Appleby Fair are big attractions during the year.
History: The owners house - Bridge End, adjacent to the cottage, is the oldest house in the village and is built of cobbles and lime mortar and rendered with pebble-dash. The Cottage was originally a stable and it was converted and extended in 1986. The original external wall, which is incorporated in the Cottage, has been retained. Upstairs the wooden ceilings are beamed. The living room overlooks the River Eamont and the 14th century bridge from one window, while the other looks onto the garden, with its mature trees, lawn and fish pond. There is a gas fire and central heating, two sofas (one which converts into a double bed), books, galore, a TV, music centre and games. The kitchen is very well equipped with a washing machine, dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, halogen hob and oven, large fridge freezer and table and chairs for four. In the cupboard at the top of the wooden stairs, is information about local bus and train times and all the many local interesting places to visit and things to do.
We are Janet and Graham and have lived in this beautiful area for most of our lives. Both of us grew up and went to school in Penrith, a mile away from Eamont Bridge. Bridge End Cottage is adjacent to our home and both houses are situated between the Rivers Eamont and Lowther. Penrith is within easy walking distance for shopping. We regularily walk into town or into the surrounding countryside to eat at the many very good restaurants and go for long walks and bike rides accompanied by friends. Our garden is something of a passion, with Janet looking after the plants and exterminating weeds and Graham doing the grass cutting donkey work! Graham has retired, but Janet still works part time for the Probation Service.
Janet Hedley purchased this cottage in 1983
Bridge End Cottage was originally a stable and we converted it when Janet's Mother came to live with us. After her day, various family members lived there, but when they all moved on we did not want it to be left empty and a Holiday Cottage was an ideal solution. We love having people stay and do our best to make their holiday memorable.
Our house and the Cottage are both full of character, with a date stone of 1671 above Bridge End. We have a lovely garden, with plenty of space. The nearby River Eamont is delightful and my children and grandchildren love to go fishing with nets or paddling or messing about in the canoe.
Our visit to the Lake district was something we were very excited about on this trip. As fate would have it, I had a pinched nerve and it was pouring rain. We were not able to experience the area as we hoped, that said, Janet's cottage was a perfect place to regroup. The house is immaculate, the beds are comfortable, the views of her garden beautiful, there was both a washer AND a dryer, and the wifi was strong. It was a short walk to town. The location worked perfectly for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens).
The only struggle we had was finding the house itself and then getting into the driveway! Once found, it really is obvious but it took us a bit. The driveway is manageable once you know where it is. We parked at a nearby pub and then later parked in the driveway. We will absolutely stay here again, and hopefully for a longer period of time!
Thank you. Really a delightful stay!
My wife and I were on our honeymoon when we stayed at this cute and wonderful cottage in Penrith. The town is charming, the location is perfect, and Janet was incredibly nice and accommodating. We will always have fond memories of our stay. We highly recommend this location and would stay there again.
Three fit elderly ladies travelling without a car found this lovely cottage perfect for a four day visit. Great walks along the river and through the fields literally on the doorstep, and interesting historical sites within easy walking distance. We enjoyed eating and meeting the locals at the Beehive Inn a few minutes walk down the road and taking the bus into Penrith or to other places is easy. A taxi to or from the train station was inexpensive at the start and end of our stay. The cottage has everything one would want, with the added bonus of a lovely garden. Janet and Graham are wonderful hosts and helpful in every regard. A great few days!..
Very pretty front garden.
Thoughtful of every detail which can easily be forgotten e,g,milk in the fridge!. Excellent living conditions as are sleeping and toilet facilities,hair dryer etc; T.V, DVD, Music Hi Fi.
Thank you very much for a lovely stay Janet
Having been to the Lakes District many times from our home in Canada we were looking this time for a central location for two weeks. Bridge End exceeded our expectations in all respects!
The cottage is clean and modern and is larger inside than the pictures indicate. The kitchen is well equipped and there are small touches eveywhere that make it seem like your home rather than a rental. The conversion seems recent so everything was modern and worked well.
Janet and Graham as hosts were unfailingly helpful and available if needed. The garden and its outdoor seating is comfortable and well-kept.
Location-wise, it is just a short walk to many historical sites such as Mayborough Henge, Yanwath Hall, Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall and more. There are excellent paths along the beautiful Eamont River in both directions. Eamont Bridge itself is quite small and has two pubs and a nice farm for fresh eggs but no grocery store. We walked up the hill into Penrith where there is a convenience store at the Esso (10 minutes). Downtown Penrith has a good selection of specialty shops and even a Sainsbury's now. Its not as overtly touristy as some other Lake District towns (eg Windermere) which can be hideously crowded in summer. An easy drive of 5 minutes or a 15 to 20 minute walk. Getting across the big roundabout before town is no issue as there are pedestrian-friendly lights.
Driving locally was great as you are very close to A6, A66 and the M6 motorway. Keswick, arguably the prettiest Lakes town (my favourite), was about 20 minutes away and even the Scottish border town of Gretna Green with its discount factory outlets was about 25 minutes away. There is an interesting stone circle at Castlerigg (20 mins) and Lowther Castle is now open during its restoration. We walked there along the Lowther river and that took about an hour and a half or so either way (two pubs in village of Askham, near castle, for refreshments!). Also Ullswater (have English Tea at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding) and fell walks are easy to get to.
Highly recommend Bridge End Cottage and the area in general. Excellent value, good hosts, and felt like a "home away from home"
A lovely immaculate cottage. A warm welcome from the owner. Good location for access to Penrith for shops, pubs and restaurants and close to A6. Easy to travel to the Lakes too. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Bridge End Cottage is located in the village of Eamont Bridge, about 20 yards away from the River Eamont and the 14th century bridge itself. The village is a good area from which to explore the Eden Valley, the Northern Lakes and the Scottish Borders. The market town of Penrith is within walking distance. The Rivers Eamont and Lowther flow into the River Eden, all easily accessible to the keen fisherman and nature lovers.
Apart from the magic and beauty of the Lake District, the area is steeped in history. This is Wordsworth country and the Romans marched through, Hadrian building his wall north of Carlisle. The Jacobites and Bonny Prince Charlie stayed in Penrith on their journey south. Two Neolithic henges are on the outskirts of the village of Eamont Bridge and Lowther Country Fair, Potfest and Appleby Fair are big attractions during the year. We are close to Ullswater (my favourite lake) and the hills and scenery are simply fabulous. There are two ferries running between Patterdale and Glenridding, stopping off at various destinations.
Other Activities: Roman & Druid relics, Neolithic henges (there are two in the village) Medieval Castles, walking in the most beautiful countryside, biking, visiting the Lakes. Penrith has the Leisure Centre,with a swimming pool, indoor bowling, gym and other fitness activities . The local amateur dramatics society, Penrith Players, produces some very good entertainment and we have a cinema, which offers alternative films as well as the latest. We are surrounded by good restaurants and quaint pubs and art galleries, and garden centres and some of the countryside is of special scientific interest with areas of natural outstanding beauty. Come and see it for yourself. You will be impressed and delighted.
Golf: Penrith Golf Club, located half a mile outside, Penrith is a beautifully designed golf course with superb greens, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards to make it challenging for the club golfer and enjoyable for the social golfer. The Clubhouse is a modern design providing facilities for everyone.
Buggies are available to hire.
Easy access to M6 Motorway.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices shown are per night. For bookings of less than four nights, there is a housekeeping surcharge of £30.00 payable on arrival.
PRICES BY ARRANGEMENT. PLEASE CONTACT JANET
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