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11 The Forge

Gilsland near Brampton, Cumbria, Northumberland (Ref. 1044790)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Jonathan

    “Brilliant location, Facilities are second to none, Lovely home from home.”

    Ideal holiday home in a lovely area.

    Ideal holiday home in a lovely area.

    - Jonathan, February 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with built-in TV, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (BT 4k with BT Sports), sound bar, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two small cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Brampton 8.5 miles. 11 The Forge is a fabulous retreat encompassed by open countryside and idyllic landscapes, in perfect distance to explore Hadrian's Wall, the Cumbrian lakes and Tyne Valley. Find this lovely holiday home on a residential street, offering an elegant base for a group of four to spend a rural getaway in a contemporary home. This beautiful home benefits from stunning views of bright far-reaching fields and an idyllic setting, entering into a chic sitting area, boasting striking shiny tiled flooring below a large corner sofa with reclining settings, and state-of-the-art TV with a trendy sound bar. Let the chef of the group show off their skills in the well-equipped kitchen, offering fantastic amenities including integrated appliances and a handy dishwasher, before heading over to the dining table, catching up over a much-needed bottle of wine, you can even use this space as a spot to host a fun-filled games night. Also on the ground floor is a host of storage space, a utility with a washing machine and a sleek cloakroom, as well as access to a private garden area with outdoor seating and beautiful views of rural greenery for you to sip on a coffee and enjoy fresh country air. Retire upstairs to one of two sophisticated bedrooms, choose the twin roome which can be turned into a super-king-size if needed, offering lovely views of the country, or enjoy the master king-size, where the bed boasts a luxury built-in TV for you to catch-up on TV during a lazy morning in bed. Make full use of the lavish bathroom, a sleek and fashionable room with a sumptuous P-shaped bath for you to unwind in after a long day, or a refreshing overhead shower, accompanied by a heated towel rail. If you don't fancy an evening spent cooking in the kitchen, the lovely village of Gilsland boasts several pubs with food and a quaint café, perfect for a tasty meal with a glass of wine within a serene village setting, with the calming River Irthing flowing through, as well as a children's play park and ruins of Hadrian's Wall surrounding the area. Ramblers and avid historians will delight in the chance to explore the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, spanning 73 miles taking seven days in walking time, however you can experience a small portion of it here, as well as access to the scenic Pennine Way in close distance. Enjoy ancient monuments of historic culture at the Birdoswald Roman Fort, Naworth and Featherstone Castle, or discover eerie ruins at Thirlwall, Bellister, Blenkinsopp, and Bewcastle. Visit the amazing Gilsland Spa, home to 140 acres of serene gardens and woodland overlooking scenes of far-reaching countryside, with its name dating back to the 1800s with a historic Sulphur spa well, you can still see the remains of the well, the Victorian swimming pool, and Sir Walter Scott's romantic proposal spot at the Popping Stone today. Put on your walking boots and head over to the adventure of Talkin Tarn Country Park, finding a 10,000 year old glacial lake among a wealth of walking trails, cycling routes and unique nature throughout 120 acres of farm and woodland. Other memorable days out can be spent at the market towns of Brampton and Haltwhistle with their popular weekly markets, local eateries and selection of shops, with the North Pennines, Eden Valley, the Scottish Borders, and the Lake District all in reach, 11 The Forge is the perfect resting spot for an unforgettable escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Carlisle 10 miles.

The market town of Brampton is the ideal base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall. The town boasts a rich and colourful history going back to the Roman occupation, Border reivers from Scotland and the Jacobite uprisings, plus bonnie Prince Charlie established his headquarters in one of the old buildings in Brampton. In the centre of the town is Moot Hall, which was built in 1817, and now houses the Tourist Information Centre, and there is a large motte to the east of the town, which is 135 feet high and has the statue of the 7th Earl of Carlisle on it. A few miles outside Brampton is Talkin Tarn Country Park. It covers 120 acres of farmland and woodland, 65 of which make up the Tarn, a 10,000 year old glacial lake, fed by underwater springs. Two miles away is Gelt Woods, which is an ancient woodland and RSPB nature reserve and has the River Gelt running through it. Brampton is a wonderful base for exploring this historic and scenic area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas