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Peaceful Location, Near The Lake District - Vallum Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights



Vallum Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

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

Private parking

All fuel, bed linen and towels are included.

Cot / high chair / additional guest beds available.

Wi-fi internet access.

2 Well behaved dogs welcome.

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About the property

Fortress Cottage

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.

Anne Jordan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Anne Jordan

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

Why Anne Jordan chose Carlisle

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

What makes this cottage unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘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
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Booking Notes:
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:
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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carlisle in Irthington

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: A separate communal drying / utility room houses washing machines, tumble driers, freezer, as well as space for drying wet walking gear and pram / pushchair / cycle storage Outside: All four properties have their own private patio areas with furniture and barbeques, with private parking within a walled courtyard


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Vallum Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Stittsville/Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Amazing! Deserves 6 stars!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the nicest, cleanest, most peaceful, home away stay that my kids and I stayed at during our UK trip this past summer! The owners paid a lot of attention to detail - down to the statue of Hadrian who greets you as you arrive! The rooms are clean and comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need, and you are literally a stones throw from Hadrian's wall - just watch out for cow pies!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hoping you will visit us again.
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Beautiful place and lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Above and beyond our expections!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. The internet unfortunately is not always very fast due to our rural location and it does sometimes go off which again we do not have control over. Unfortunately until fibre optics reach us there is nothing we can do about it.
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Idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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]

Further Details:

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


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