This semi-detached, ground floor cottage is located in the Ive Valley near to Penrith and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. Woodpecker is a semi-detached, ground floor cottage in the grounds of High Head Castle Farm, on the owner's dairy farm in the Ive Valley, just 13 miles from Penrith. The cottage sleeps four people and has a double and a twin en-suite bedrooms and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside the cottage is plenty of off road parking and a small garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With its neighbouring cottage, Woodpecker can sleep a total of six p...eople and makes a superb base for exploring this glorious part of the country.
Amenities: Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, library of books/DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Supply of fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Front patio, small garden with furniture, BBQ & lovely views. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Some spa facilities/treatments available at discounted rates for guests - contact owner for details.
Region: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Town: High Head Castle Farm is located on a dairy farm in rolling countryside overlooking High Head Castle. Within easy driving distance is the market town of Penrith, which offers a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment. The historic city of Carlisle is within easy travelling distance, as is the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
Additional amenities include: high chair, cooker.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
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Lovely fairly isolated spot and a comfortable cottage
Left on 01/08/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | maggie marsden
We were welcomed to our cottage by the owner and a plate of freshly baked scones. One of the first things we saw was a woodpecker!!! We loved the location including the sculpture trail and the woodland and the fact that it felt to be miles from anywhere.
Very comfortable bedrooms and well-appointed bathrooms.
Living area very practical for dogs. Cooking and dining facilities good. Would have liked more mugs and glassware to be available.
We will visit again and next time try out the lovely spa.
Extremely comfortable visit to the Lake District
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Wilf
As regular visitors to Cumbria my wife and I were extremely impressed by the standard of accommodation offered here - comfortable, well appointed,peaceful and relaxed. Woodpecker is within 30 minutes drive time of the North Lakes, charming Penrith ("foodies" heaven)Carlisle, Hadrian's wall & the Scottish borders. There are many places to keep all types of people entertained in all types of weather.Unusual attractions like a puppet theatre or hand-made chocolate factory are easily reached. The sculpture valley children's play facilities, cafe and gallery provide "on site" entertainment. Visitors should be aware that transport is really a requirement to explore the area's visitor attractions.
mrs c. burns
perfect for all
Left on 08/17/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | mrs c. burns
My husband and myself took my 96 year old mother to Woodpecker cottage for a week.Lovely viewa, ideal for all with 2 ensuite bedrooms.Good location for trips out. Plenty of information on local attractions. Excellent cafe/shop next door.Sculpture park very interesting. Appreciated the flowers, fruit,scones and milk left for us. Perfect holiday.
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