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Somewhere Special -Newly renovated contemporary 17th Cent Cumbrian cottage for 2

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Tucked away in the quiet Cumbrian village of Skelton, Westoe cottage is perfect if you are looking for somewhere special to relax and recharge your batteries or discover this stunning part of the UK. The small pretty market town of Penrith and stunning Lake Ullswater are only a short drive away. The busier lake district town of Keswick is only 30 minutes drive. With easy access to the M6 motorway 6 miles away, guests can soon start enjoying their holiday without hours of driving. This is excellent for short weekend breaks, if you want to split the journey to/ from Scotland or a last minute escape to the country. The 17th century cottage is light , bright and contemporary yet retaining much of the original rustic character and features as possible. Converted from a stable and feed s...Tucked away in the quiet Cumbrian village of Skelton, Westoe cottage is perfect if you are looking for somewhere special to relax and recharge your batteries or discover this stunning part of the UK. The small pretty market town of Penrith and stunning Lake Ullswater are only a short drive away. The busier lake district town of Keswick is only 30 minutes drive. With easy access to the M6 motorway 6 miles away, guests can soon start enjoying their holiday without hours of driving. This is excellent for short weekend breaks, if you want to split the journey to/ from Scotland or a last minute escape to the country. The 17th century cottage is light , bright and contemporary yet retaining much of the original rustic character and features as possible. Converted from a stable and feed store for the attached property many years ago we have just finished renovating this cute and quirky building into a perfect get away for 2 guests ( there is room for a cot if needed) . A short walk to the village pub serving delicious home cooked food (open most days) means eating out is an easy option or a special treat as part of your holiday. By providing most essentials for your stay including bedding/towels, tea/coffee/ washing up goods and basic toiletries hopefully all you will need is food of your choice and personal toiletries. You wont need to pack the kitchen sink, especially useful if travelling from abroad! Living in the village and with one successful holiday property also here, we are delighted to have created another special place for couples to enjoy. As Westoe is newly finished ,Toddles barn reviews can be viewed on this website as a helpful guide. Life is so busy and finding somewhere special to get away and to relax is really important , Westoe cottage in this lovely little village will hopefully become part of your plan and give you a taste of country life. Please feel free to ask for further information. Many thanks Joanne More
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Joanne F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2015
Interaction with guests
There is a key safe box at the cottage door - code 1066. I try to meet guests as I just live nearby and like to welcome and answer any questions. Sometimes I may not be able to, so may pop in during your stay to check if everything is ok. If you are only here for a short break then sometimes I don't get to see guests and also I am keen not to bother guests too much, especially if you are wanting to have a lie in! I can email or guests can message me if they are not sure about anything. It is nice to welcome guests and for then to know they can ask us anything at all.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The one bedroom cottage in Skelton, was just what we had hoped for but more, The location was really good for getting around to all the amazing lakes and scenery., after a busy day out and about, it was so peaceful and perfect to come...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We had such a lovely stay this last week at the cottage, it was immaculate and had everything we needed! It’s in a perfect location for anything you might want to see or do, we were really sad to be going home! Thanks again.More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank RosieB1324
Management response:Responded 29 July 2018

Thankyou Rosie for this lovely review of our great little cottage. I try to make a place relaxing and with everything you need - so very glad you liked what we had done and that most importantly you had a great stay. Lovely to see...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The cottage is beautifully decorated inside with comfortable living space and bedroom, great bathroom, well equipped kitchen and a lovely little garden. We enjoyed being in the peaceful village of Skelton but with easy access to the Lake District. Joanne was very helpful and flexible...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank peterlW5240JW
Management response:Responded 29 July 2018

Thankyou for this great review of our relatively new cottage. I love this little cottage and glad others are also enjoying what we have created. Independent reviews are the best when future guests are choosing somewhere, so thankyou again Joanne

Reviewed 1 September 2017

My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights in August and can't praise the owner's conversion of the cottage from 17th century animal shelter to comfortable contemporary boutique cottage enough. It's just lovely and coming back to the cottage in the evening was a...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank LIZ475
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Westoe cottage was so basic and tiny before we renovated and it was a big commitment to go the extra mile and finish as I would like it to be. I am so delighted and thrilled that guests are already loving what we have created....More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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Is this holiday rental renovated / up-to-date?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Westoe cottage is an ideal base for visiting the many beautiful lakes and mountains in the nearby area. We are only 5 miles from the M6 motorway so making it quick and easy to find us and yet so near to so many local historic properties, visitor attractions and the local market town of Penrith. Ullswater Lake is 15 minutes away and only 30 minutes drive will bring you to Keswick. There are many lovely villages in the surrounding area including Caldbeck village and fantastic surrounding fells are only 10 minutes drive away. There is so much for all ages to discover in this unspoilt part of the Cumbrian countryside.
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The area is very rural and a car is necessary.
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