|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Vallum cottage is a ground floor level property, with electric heating throughout, comprising of
Open plan Lounge/Dining/ Kitchen: With TV, DVD, radio/ipod dock and dining table and chairs
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave
Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV/DVD
Bedroom 2: With adult size bunk beds and TV/DVD
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
Private patio area, accessed via the lounge with BBQ and patio furniture
All fuel, bed linen and towels are included.
Cot / high chair / additional guest beds available.
Wi-fi internet access.
2 Well behaved dogs welcome.
Bleatarn Park offers a choice of one and two bedroom self catering cottages, housed within a former barn. Carefully restored and converted, the barn stands within its own grounds and is literally a stones throw from the Hadrian's Wall Path. Residents enjoy exclusive access to the famous World Heritage Site via a path passing the tarn that gives the property its name. Here you will see wildlife in its natural habitat as well as cattle and sheep grazing in open fields. A short drive away is the historic border city of Carlisle. Traditionally the gateway to Scotland, Carlisle is steeped in a rich history with its castle, cathedral and award-winning museum as well as modern and stylish shopping facilities. A forty five minute drive to the south will bring you to the Northern lake district to Ullswater and Keswick, the main tourist centre in the North Lakes. The cottages themselves are equipped to a very high standard, with modern kitchens and comfortable furnishings.
I am a married mother of two teenage daughters, enjoying the country life with our array of pets [pony, sheep, dog, cats]. I look forward to welcoming you!
Anne Jordan purchased this cottage in 1949
Bleatarn Park has been in family ownership for over a hundred years.
Formerly a redundant barn, its has been our dream to renovate and convert this beautiful building into holiday cottages for many years - a dream which we turned into reality in 2011.
Bleatarn's peaceful location is a haven for nature lovers and we made the original farmhouse [adjacent] our own home nearly 20 years ago.
What we love about the location is that despite the fact it is so peaceful, it is far from remote. A fifteen minute drive will bring you right into the city centre of Carlisle
The property's location is absolutely unique - if you want to be close to Hadrians Wall, you wont get any closer than this! We are literally a stones-throw from the line of the wall and the now world famous pathway that stretches its entire length.
Residents enjoy exclusive access to the wall path, via a private pathway
‘Couldn’t have asked for anything better – lovely people, beautiful surroundings & great accommodation and a great welcome . Will recommend and hopefully be back’
Chris & Eddie Johnson – January 2014
‘Lovely cottage, peaceful location, great to explore the lakes and other locations. Cottage really well apportioned, immaculate too. Thoughtful owners with all the kitchen items you need as we love to cook. We’ve stayed at many satisfactory places before and brought loads of items such as tea towels, cleaning items etc – no need to here, as they have thought of everything. Definitely better than other places stayed. We would visit again and recommend – Thank you’
Stuart & Jane Ridgeway – August 2013
‘Fabulous accommodation with great attention to detail – so well equipped. Great base for all sorts of days out. Had a lovely time – thanks’
Samantha & Harry – September 2013
UPDATE - MAY 2015 - THE NEW OWNERS DIRECT SITE IS NOT CALCULATING 3 OR 4 NIGHT PRICES CORRECTLY. PLEASE EMAIL / PHONE FOR CORRECT 3 & 4 NIGHT PRICES
Please email or telephone to confirm availability.
We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100 (which also acts as your damages deposit) with the balance payable a two weeks before your holiday
Well behaved dogs welcome in Vallum & Fortress Cottages - add £15 per booking
Changeover day - Friday
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Notes on prices:
All prices quoted weekly
An additional £100-per-property damages deposit (to cover damage / excessive cleaning requirement] is payable - this will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure date
For short break prices [if available] - please phone / email for details
Would come back anytime and would recommend this cottage to anyone. Clean and comfortable and a friendly welcome too. Within easy distance of the Lake District and lots for families to do.
We totally enjoyed out break in Vallum Cottage, the premises are beautifully well kept with a well equipped kitchen. We would highly recommend this accomodation.
A modern and well equipped rural holiday cottage, that allows the traveler to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. The wine and fresh eggs on arrival were a welcome touch and other than a few internet issues we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely return and recommend this property to anyone wishing to explore the surrounding area. Thanks Anne.
Very well presented with some nice additional touches . Beautiful location and not to far away from many attractions
Our hosts were Very accommodating and friendly.
A 40 minute drive brings you to the beautiful Solway coast
Alllonby is a mecca for sea windsurfing and kite surfing, miles of golden sand and home to the famous Icecream parlour 'Twentyman's'.
The Victorian seaside town of Silloth - where you can but some of the finest fish and chips in the north of England
The grassy salt marshes of Burgh by Sands, where you can ramble amongst grazing sheep and cattle
Distance from Newcastle airport - 48miles
Distance from mainline rail station [Carlisle] - 6 miles
Distance from motorway [M6 J44] - 4 miles
Nearest villages - Irthington / Crosby 2m [pub]
Nearest town - Brampton 4m [shops, doctor, pubs, bistro, rail station]
Nearest city - Carlisle 6m [shopping, restaurants castle, cathedral, museum, racecourse, cinema, nightlife, mainline rail station etc]
Talkin Tarn Country Park - 7m [nature walks, rowing, fishing]
Walby Farm Park 2m [Farm animals, indoor play area]
Roman Fortress [Birdoswald] - 15m
Roman Fortress [Vindolanda] - 15m
Ullswater [Northern Lake District] - 33m
Scottish Borders - 10m
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village- 13m