A delightful recently renovated cottage situated in the beautiful Vale of Lorton, with log burning stove housed in an Inglenook fire place. A marvelous base from which to explore the Lake District. Ideal for groups of walkers or families who may wish to use the rainbow trout fishing facilities which the owners provide free of charge.
The village of High Lorton nestles at the foot of Whinlatter Pass within the Buttermere and Lorton Valley, a beautiful and much less frequented area of the National Park yet only a short drive from the bustling market town of Keswick. Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale are very easily acce...ssed from High Lorton.
Scales Cottage has views over the valley towards the Loweswater fells and the hills around Whinlatter Pass. The Whinlatter Forest Park with its new Go Ape Forest Adventure and mountain bike trails is only a five minute drive from the cottage. The village of Lorton has a traditional shop and pub. Nearby in the village of Loweswater the award winning Kirkstile Inn can be found with log fires, traditional ales and excellent meals.
Scales Cottage is a charming and characterful 17th century cottage which has been lovingly restored retaining many original features including an Inglenook fire place and slate floors. The cottage is situated on a working dairy farm which incorporates a well stocked rainbow trout fishing pond to which guests have access.
The property has central heating and comprises:
* Kitchen/diner with slate floor, cosy wood burning stove housed beneath an Inglenook fireplace, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
* Large family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin.
* Double bedroom with King size bed.
* First floor: Master double bedroom with King size four poster bed.
* Double bedroom with sloping ceiling.
* Spacious lounge with vaulted beamed ceilings, TV, DVD and music centre.
* All oil, electric, bed linen and an initial supply of logs available.
* Towels available ( Please order prior to arrival ) £5 per set 1 hand and 1 bath.
* Cot available.
* Private parking for 3 cars.
* Outside raised terrace with seating and small lawned area.
* Guests may fish free of charge on the pond located 200 yards from the cottage and stocked with rainbow trout.Read more
SCALES COTTAGE, High Lorton, Nr Cockermouth, Western Lakes Cockermouth, Cumbria, England
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All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 11/17/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Alex, Chris, Sammi & Steve
Great cottage - kept very warm with the woodburner & oil central heating when required. Boiler room great for drying wet jackets & boots. Well equiped large living kitchan perfectly able to cater for family meals. The lounge area & beds were good quality and very comfy. All in all had a very nice week in a beautiful part of the country! Read more
Thank you for your feedback of your stay at Scales Cottage.
We are delighted you were warm during your stay and found the property to be well-equipped.
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Scales Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.
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Cosy refuge from the lake district rain
Left on 09/30/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Greta
Cosy , well maintained and very well equipped cottage. This has to be the warmest cottage we have stayed in over the past 15 or so years. As keen walkers we welcomed the warm boiler room and laundry facilities which dried out our clothes ready for the next day. Plenty of room for people and dogs, lovely lounge and farmhouse style kitchen. The owners were friendly helpful and generous. Dogs are not allowed upstairs in the lounge and that would have been helpful to know before we went. Read more
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Scales Cottage.
We are delighted to read you found the property is well maintained and well-equipped for your needs including the laundry facilities at the cottage.
We hope to welcome you back to Scales Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the near future.
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Castleside Co. Durham
Ideal holiday home
Left on 08/26/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Kath Smith
Our family really enjoyed our holiday in this beautiful quiet location. The house is very well equiped, very comfortable. The Shield family very welcoming, local eating houses very good but suggest booking for wheatsheaf as it is very popular and dogs are welcome. We found lots to do and Keswick is not far to go. The only negative was that the third bedroom is small and would be better as a single room. We would certainly return and recommend it to others.
A great retreat in one of the Lake District's quieter areas
Left on 05/24/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Bob, Martin, Finter and Roger
Four men of a certain age who in Last of the Summer Wine style, walk, eat, drink and talk about anything and everything. All good cooks and whisky/wine lovers. All we need each year is good walking, any weather and a decent cottage to do our thing. We got this at Scales Cottage, with a good sized kitchen/diner for our culinary efforts, comfortable bedrooms and a fine lounge. All very clean and set in lovely location.
Left on 11/19/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Myk
The description advertised is exactly what you get. Considering that we rented in winter, the cottage was very well heated/insulated. The owners supplied logs for the wood burner.
The excellent sound insulation is worthy of note too.
With 4 adults and 3 dogs (Staffy & 2 Boxers) we had plenty of space. The slate floors and boot room made the post walk clear up easy too. Animal lovers need to be aware that there are cattle, sheep and chickens near-by.
One of us has walking disabilities but the cottage layout worked well. Roughly 8 steps to get to the front door (cleary shown in photos) and then did not need to move from the ground floor. Though not suitable for wheelchairs due to the steps).
One plus for us, but probably a downside for it buffs, was the poor mobile reception inside the house.
Two of our party took advantage of the trout fishing on a wet and windy day. thoroughly enjoying the experience.
The best recommendation is that we looked to book again, next year. Sadly the date wanted had already been booked.
Left on 09/17/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Joannat3879
The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. We particularly liked the kitchen with the wood burner, and the large lounge upstairs. Very dog friendly downstairs with tiled flooring, and enclosed garden outside. Enjoyed our morning walks around the fishing lake as well. Peaceful location, but close enough to Cockermouth and Keswick, Loweswater and Buttermere. Washing machine and tumble dryer were a bonus as we did have a muddy mountain bike ride. We would definitely go back again.
Left on 11/10/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | RW
The property is in a very quiet location on a working farm. The owners live nearby and were very welcoming. The property is very well equiped and the 2 main bedrooms were large and comfortable which suited our party of 4 adults and 1 baby perfectly. Many of the Lake District attractions were within a 30 minute drive and the pub in the village served excellent food.
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Feddy63
Scales cottage was gorgeous. The owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The cottage was well equiped to cope with our party of 4 adults and one toddler.There were a couple of small fishing lakes nearby and we spent enjoyable evenings sitting by them and our dogs were allowed to swim in them. It was an absolutely blissful week and we shall definately be going back.
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