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Mousehole Cottage

Armathwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 971518)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Review(s)

  • Virginia

    “Fabulous, well equipped, comfortable cottage, lovely secure garden.”

    Host was very helpful without being intrusive, would highly recommend to anyone looking for a rural base between Carlisle & Penrith.

    Host was very helpful without being intrusive, would highly recommend to anyone looking for a rural base between Carlisle & Penrith.

    - Virginia, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome but are not allowed upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • No stag/hen or similar parties allowed
  • Family orientated site
  • Note: Should you wish to use doggy day care, then advanced booking is required

The property

Mousehole Cottage is an alluring cottage situated approximately one mile from the village of Armathwaite in Cumbria. It provides cosy accommodation for friends or family to enjoy all-year round. Kick off your muddy boots in the porch after a day of exploring the choice of National Parks and AONBs that surround the property. Head into the open-plan living area for a relaxing evening with your loved ones, the exposed stone wall and wooden beams bring a sense of homeliness to the place. The rustic flagstone flooring takes you over to the country cottage kitchen and dining area, boasting all the necessary equipment with charming cream coloured units to give it a fine finish. A stroll up the traditional wooden staircase takes you up to the first floor; here you will find the two comforting bedrooms under the eaves, with wooden latch doors and beams creating a perfectly warming environment in which to get your rest. A cot is available. Outside there is dedicated secure gated on-site parking. Get ready for a night in one of the local pubs in the stunning family shower room boasting a walk-in shower. The Velux window fills the room with uplifting natural light. This is a very dog-friendly cottage with luxury kennels offering doggy day care, and a pet bereavement facility on site. Preparation are underway for the construction of an agility course. Dog bowls and spare leads are available for use. The 7 acre grounds offer a secure dog exercise paddock featuring a nature pond benches, perfect for leisurely walks or a picnic, and there are further meadows to which access is available, dependant on the time of year. A selection of domestic poultry – chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl and pea fowl – wander around free range. Wild rabbits are also prevalent at dusk and dawn. Armathwaite, about one mile away, provides you with the essentials for a countryside break, boasting two gastropubs, a Post Office / convenience store for your daily essentials. There is also a railway station, offering direct access to Carlisle on the scenic Carlisle to Settle line.At nearby Coombs Wood can be seen curious rock carvings in the soft sandstone cliffs. The interesting carvings consist of various faces and a salmon. Nearby, there is an inscription of greater antiquity which is believed to be of possible Roman origin.Most of the forest is a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site PAWS. There are lovely walks along the river or you can complete a circular walk starting at one of the pubs in Armathwaite. In addition, there are good walks along the River Eden to Armathwaite and Wetheral.The city of Carlisle is less than 10 miles away and offers a lovely day out with the family, with many further attractions to explore. For everything from scenic countryside, stunning coastlines and charming towns, Mousehole Cottage is the place for you to stay. Note: Property can be booked with Ref 996947 and 971654, together they can sleep 14 people.

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About the location


Carlisle 10.2 miles; Penrith 11 miles; North Pennines AONB 11.3 miles.

The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Armathwaite is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, Eden Valley and the lovely coastline of the Solway Firth. The village has two old pubs, both with popular restaurants serving excellent food, a village Post Office and a traditional village shop. The River Eden runs through the centre of the village, and the area is renowned for its excellent salmon fishing, plus walking, canoeing and climbing. Armathwaite Castle, by the river, is a four-storey Pele Tower, and the 15th Century Church has fine examples of stained glass windows. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring. The local railway station is a stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and where today many old steam trains still wend their way through some of the finest countryside in Britain. The Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith is the "largest grass covered building in the country" or you might like to visit Dalemain Historic House, featured in a television production of Jane Eyre.