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Thomas Cottage

Hartsop, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043016)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Kelly

    “A wonderful cottage that was beautifully furnished and very well equipped.”

    We had such a lovely time.

    We had such a lovely time.

    - Kelly, April 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x zip/link super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, rainfall shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with table and chairs to the side of the cottage across the drive way
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note that Thomas Cottage is an old property and so there are uneven surfaces and steps both inside and outside, so please take care.

The property

A charming Lakeland stone-built cottage in a beautiful location in the tiny hamlet of Hartsop with its working sheep farms, right in the heart of the Lake District and in the midst of some of the finest walking country that the area has to offer. It is a good centre for touring to all parts of the Lake District and would make a pleasant place to unwind and enjoy the scenery and the property's stunning views at any time of the year. The cottage has been lovingly refurbished by its architect and artist owners in a totally original farm cottage style with original lime plaster walls, ancient floors, and lots of reclaimed furnishings harking back to the 17th Century, yet providing a really comfortable and cosy home from home with 21st century comforts. A few paces from the front gate, past the neighbour's working sheep farm adjacent to the house, there is an abundance of walking that can be enjoyed from the doorstep including High Street, Fairfield and St Sunday Crag. There are also several easier walks to suit young children. Ullswater Lake is only a short drive away giving you access to sailing, kayaking, and lake cruises, and there are places to eat out and shop in nearby Patterdale and Glenridding. Ambleside and Windermere are only 15 and 20 minutes away respectively over the Kirkstone Pass. Thomas Cottage is at one end of the larger Thomas Grove House (Property Ref. 6032), which dates originally from the late 17th century. The two properties can be joined together to sleep a total of 11. Accommodation: Rear entrance into hallway with room to store and dry your walking gear, and secure access to housekeeper's utility room with full laundry facilities whenever required. Door through to open plan reclaimed farmhouse kitchen and dining area with large pine table and original cheese shelf above. Living area with large fireplace and log burning stove - (TV with freeview, DVD, free Wi-Fi, landline phone, and iPod dock). Magnificent views across the valley. Upstairs are two bedrooms - a spacious double with king size bed and the owners' cherished vintage style chair just as Grandma left it! Panoramic views across the valley to Brotherswater. Second bedroom on the side faces towards the easterly mountains, and is offered as either a comfortable twin or a super-kingsize double. Bathroom on the half landing has bath with drench shower over, basin and wc. Throughout the downstairs are historic dressed Lakeland stone floors, and upstairs are original wooden floors with beautiful kelim rugs. If you want a holiday home with originality, personality and comfort, then Thomas Cottage is definitely for you. Outside: The cottage has its own garden area with table and chairs and ample parking for two cars. Nearest pub/shop at Brotherswater approx 1 mile, other shops in Patterdale approx 2 miles. Note: Wi-Fi is for surfing and email only. Due to bandwidth downloading is not possible.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.