Blease Garth is a quaint lakeland cottage for up to 4 people with many traditional features and dates back to the early 1800s. It is set against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra in a peaceful position, having a rural outlook towards the valley. It is ideally situated for low and high level walks, mountain biking and dog walking. The charming village of Threlkeld is steeped in history with its church dating back to 1573 and has two pubs dating back to 1688 which are within easy walking distance from the cottage.
Blease Garth is accessed directly from the parking space in front of the cottage through the traditional porch. Once inside, the ground floor is open plan. The lounge has a cosy log burner and is adorned with old oak beams, wooden flooring and many original features. The kitchen/dining room with its original slate flooring has everything you need for your stay.(Please note that there is no washing machine, dishwasher and ironing board at the cottage).
You can enjoy the countryside views from the traditional window seats in the cottage. To the rear of the kitchen is a conservatory with spectacular views to Blencathra. A large enclosed garden with lawn and seating makes this a most wonderful spot to catch the morning sun with a cup of tea or just sit and take in the view.
Upstairs to the two bedrooms, one room is a double and the other a large twin. In both bedrooms original features such as open beams have been restored.The bathroom is on the ground floor and is spacious with a bath with shower over.
Please note that the property dates back to the early 1800's so the floors may be uneven and the stairs slightly steep.
Threlkeld and St. Johns in the Vale are just to the east of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The steep sided Blencathra looms over Threlkeld village, a popular starting point for walking the mountain; three ridges lead to the summit from the village. St. Johns in the Vale, as the name suggests is set in a peaceful valley surrounded by some of England's highest mountains.
Threlkeld's history reaches back more than 800 years; the Romans were here from the 3rd to the 8th century, followed later by the Norse. In the village the church dates back to 1578 and there are two pubs that first opened their doors in 1688.
St. Johns in the Vale is in one of the most stunning valleys in the Northern Lake District. Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the area is tranquil and unspoilt with great views of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range.
Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the northern Lake District, being a serpentine body of water snaking a nine mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and mountain. Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible for visitors to explore, where you will find some of the finest walks and water activities, along with the amenities of the lakeside villages. One of the best walks in the National Park is the trail that runs along the eastern shores of Ullswater. Explored from the southern end of the lake, dominated by Place Fell, St Sunday Cragg, and Fairfield, you take the path from Glenridding over to the east side of the water. You will be able to ramble all day with a magnificent view always in your sight. For the return journey, board the steamboat from Howtown or Pooley Bridge back to Glenridding.
For those who like getting up high, there are some of the best mountains and fells on your doorstep, the most famous being Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge.
A gentler walk is Aira Force, probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls. The main force falls some 70ft below a stone footbridge - so don't forget your camera.
Getting on the water is easy. You can take a boat cruise on one of the five beautiful steamers in the Ullswater Steamer fleet. They run the boats from Glenridding, with piers also at Pooley Bridge and Howtown. It's a great way to see the lake from a different perspective and well worth taking a camera. Boat hire is readily available, both at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge, where you have a varied selection of craft on offer including kayaks, sailing boats and little motorboats, along with hire of fishing tackle and licenses.
Further afield, you have Keswick, the main town of the north lakes, a bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater. An all year round town there are good shops, a host of restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a theatre, cinema and leisure centre. A major attraction for your canine friend is Podgy Paws pet shop, where you can stock up on goodies for your furry companions. At the lake you can take a boat trip or hire one for yourself and explore the shoreline and little bays. For more information on Keswick and its attractions see our links. The market towns of Penrith and Alston lie to the North West on the edge of the Eden Valley and are well worth a visit.