Located on the site of a building dating back to the 14th Century Scalegill House, close to Lake Bassenthwaite, is s a traditional Lakeland longhouse with incredible history. The remnants of Roman forts can be found on the surrounding hills and with views to Skiddaw it is well positioned for exploring right from the door. Keswick, Cockermouth and Carlisle are all within 15 miles providing some great day trips out and several great pubs are only a short drive away including the Castle Inn which has an excellent reputation for great food.
Scalegill is located at the end of a private farm track and is built on a north south direction as with all traditional longhouses meaning you can enjoy the sun all day and catch some incredible sunsets from the garden. The property has been thoughtfully re-developed and has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, the space had been very well utilised and offers excellent social space for friends and families.
Accommodation In detail
The Kitchen has a lovely country feel and features solid wood work surfaces, n electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and a large double American style fridge freezer. An excellent coffee percolator will make brew time a lot more enjoyable, a large family dining table to seat the whole household is set under velux windows making this a light and bright room.
From the kitchen you enter the luxurious lounge with is ideal for socialising in the evening over dinner or relax on the leather suite set in front of an enormous log burner and smart TV. The lounge leads onto a lovely conservatory / sun room which would be a lovely spot for a morning coffee with the weekend papers or a good book.
A convenient shower room and toilet with lovely slate floors is located on the ground floor adjacent to the boot room, so it is ideal when returning from a muddy walk or a ride out on the mountain bikes. The boot room offers plenty of space for boots, coats, outdoor gear and secure storage for bikes and a handy utility area is equipped with sink and washer/drier.
There are three bedrooms to choose from. On the first floor there is a bright and airy suite with comfortable king size bed, dressing room and smart shower room. The pretty second room can be presented either as a kingsize double of twin beds (please specify when booking). On the top floor of the house and set into the eves is a very spacious suite with lots of character with wooden beams and solid wood floors. Presented with a welcoming kingsize bed there is a lovely reading area looking out across the fields and it is complemented by a spectacular signature bathroom with double free standing feature bath.
Back outside there is plenty of space for children to play with a large lawned garden and a spacious gravel patio with outdoor furniture. The cottage offers private parking for three cars.
Set in the beautiful and peaceful north lakes this pretty party of the Lake District has a traditional feel with miles of drystone walls and farmland. Nearby you will find Lakes such as Bassenthwaite and Overwater and the striking Northern Fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra.
The area benefits from being quieter and less commercialised than some of the other Lakeland towns and villages yet is only a short drive to the popular market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth
As you explore this beautiful beautiful and tranquil part of the Lakes, look out for the ospreys soaring high above Bassenthwaite, enjoy a visit to the Lakes Distillery, explore the networks of paths that criss-cross the area, choose from a great selection of local country pubs and relax and unwind in the one of the most peaceful corners of the Lake District. For those wanting the high fells, the summits of Blencathra and Skiddaw are within easy reach and the nearby Whinlatter Forest is the popular destination of choice for those looking for some of the best mountain bike trails in the country.
Traditional Lakeland farmhouse
Rural peaceful location
Spacious cottage with great outdoor space
2 Kingsize bedroom suites
1 Kingsize or twin bedroom
1 Ensuite bathroom
1 Ensuite shower room
1 Family shower room
Long burning stove
Family dining table
Spacious country style kitchen diner
Modern well equipped kitchen
American style fridge/freezer
Electric hob and oven
Farmhouse breakfast table
Garden room for reading
Boot Room with sufficient space for mountain bikes
Parking for three cars
Two pet dogs welcome