Newly decorated/furnished two bedroom ground floor flat in the gorgeous village of Greystoke. The accommodation offers a double bedroom and a single room, bathroom with electric shower over bath. Sitting room with dining area, smart TV and WIFI. Well equipped kitchen for those that prefer to eat in, with dishwasher!! To the back there is a shared outside area with seating. Parking on street outside the property. Sleeps 3, though extra put up bed available if required for a 4th person.
Greystoke is a charming north Cumbrian village dating from the 17th century. Surrounded by gentle countryside.
The focal point of the village is the village green and the family run local pub. The pretty village green features an ancient market cross thought to date back to the early 1600s.
Greystoke’s has it's own open-air swimming pool. The pool is heated depending on the air temperature and there is a small toddlers pool adjacent to the main pool. The pool is open between April and September and is staffed by volunteers so it is recommended that you ring ahead or check their website for opening times.
The village store is situated right in the heart of the village in a red sandstone cottage typical of the area. You can expect friendly service from the family run store, selling the usual newspapers and groceries along with local meat and freshly baked bread.
St Andrews church is a good example of a pele tower, a structure unique to the north of England, specifically built to protect against attack from invading Scottish forces. The church is open to visitors who can view ancient stained glass, modern sculptures and artefacts dating from the 14th century.
Greystoke village was built around the castle estate and forest. The castle is now a private estate but the forest is open to walkers and cyclists. It is perfect for those who don’t like to walk too far but still enjoy a stroll in beautiful surroundings. The simple tracks through the forest cover a small radius of no more than a couple of miles. Wander on foot, enjoy cycling on the graded tracks and keep an eye out for the plentiful wildlife and array of birds.
Just beyond the outskirts of the forest are the diminutive heights of Naddle Crags, Eycott Hill and Berrier Hill. With an average height of 350m these are great little fells to scale for a picnic or to survey the view of the Lakeland fells beyond.
Greystoke is also an important location for cyclists as it at the crossroads of the Coast to Coast and Lands End to John O’Groats route. The Greystoke Cycle Café has an excellent reputation and serves home made cakes, cream teas and lunches for cyclists and non-cyclists alike.