Rose Cottage, Threlkeld - Description

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Photo of Blencathra, with Threlkeld belowGeneral Introduction

Rose Cottage is in the small village of Threlkeld, a popular walking destination. The imposing ridges of Blencathra stand tall above the village, providing a wonderful backdrop to this quiet location. The village is well served by two good pubs, both just a few minutes walk away.

With two double bedrooms and a further bunk bedroom, this self catering cottage is ideal for families or for friends holidaying together, and is the perfect spot to enjoy the quieter Northern area of the Lake District.  It has a large, enclosed back garden with plenty of room for kids to run around, and fantastic views of Blencathra.

Accommodation Summary

Ground floor:  Front entrance through an enclosed entrance porchway with seating bench and coatrack, suitable for storing outdoor clothes and boots. (The outside door is lockable.) The inside front door leads to:

Living room:  Features a sandstone fireplace, with wood or coal-burning stove (with fireguard). An initial supply of firewood is provided.
Seating includes two leather sofas and a fireside chair, with three stackable coffee tables.  Freesat TV and DVD player is provided in one fireside alcove, and a bookcase in the other.
Door to understairs storage cupboard containing central heating boiler, with some storage space.
Link door to foot of main staircase, and through to kitchen.  There is a large storage cupboard here with room for coats and boots.
Living room with tv corner and fireplace
Kitchen and dining area:
The doorway from the stair well leads into the well equipped kitchen where you will find an electric (induction) hob and two eye level ovens, an integrated fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher and microwave, kettle and toaster. An extendable table and chairs provide seating for 6 people.
Kitchen and dining area
At the far side of the kitchen/dining room the oak door leads through to the separate utility room (up a step) which houses a washing machine, dryer and a separate ceiling airer. A further door opens into a WC with hand wash basin.

The french doors (up two steps) open into the conservatory.
Oak door to utility room, and french windows to
Seating provided with two small twin sofa-beds, and games boxes which can also be used as small tables.
The views from here will captivate you!

The side door opens onto the rear of the car parking area, which leads to the raised patio and the extensive back garden.
Inside of Conservatory
The view from the conservatory, up the steps to the patio and across the garden, is simply stunning.  The peak of Blencathra is clearly visible (weather allowing!), together with the whole of Hall's Fell ridge.
View of
                  Blencathra from conservatory
First floor:
Staircase is steep and winding - access could be awkward if mobility is limited.

Master bedroom:
Contains a double bed, built-in full-length cupboard, dressing table and bedside tables.  An alarm clock is provided.
This bedroom faces out onto Threlkeld's main street, towards St Mary's Church.
Master double bedroom on first floor
Family bathroom:
Provides a bath (with shower attachment), washbasin, WC and a separate large shower.
All hot water is fed direct from the boiler, so there is effectively no limit to the amount of hot water available.
The bathroom faces out from the back of the house, towards Blencathra.

Bathroom with bath and large separate shower
This is the view of Blencathra from the bathroom window.
This is essentially the same view you get from the bath itself - another reason for long, relaxing bathing!
View of
                  Blencathra from the bathroom
Second floor:
  Upper staircase is still winding and steep, but more open

Second double bedroom:
Provides a double bed with two bedside cabinets and a large wardrobe.
The room faces out over the back garden, with good views of Blencathra.
Second double bedroom
Twin bunk bedroom:
Two three-foot-wide beds are provided in bunk format, with ladder ends for reaching the top bunk. A cupboard unit and storage unit provide space at the bed ends for lamps, and there is a separate dressing table.
This room faces out to the front of the house, with good views towards Clough Head and to St Mary's Church.
Twin bunk bedroom

There is room for two cars to be parked off-road in front of the cottage, with further room for two cars to be parked in the yard beside the cottage, within the gates.  Both these areas have a loose gravel surface.
The side yard lead up beside the conservatory to steps up to a large patio area, with a large garden table and chairs.  The views from here towards Blencathra are particularly stunning.
On the far side of the patio, up a few steps, is the large enclosed garden on a gentle slope, mainly laid to lawn with a few fruit trees.  There is a rockery flower-bed at the top, and a wild area to one side under trees.  This is an ideal area to let the kids run off some steam!
The wild end
                  of the garden
For a full set of photographs of the cottage and surroundings, see the photo page.

Other information:

The house has oil-fired central heating, with radiators in all rooms except for the kitchen, which has an underfloor electric heating system.  An initial supply of fuel for the lounge fire is provided.
A welcome pack provides the immediate necessaries, such as toilet paper, soap, coffee/tea, etc.
Unlimited free internet wifi is provided, with the router in the dining area and coverage throughout the house.  There is good coverage for mobile phones in Threlkeld.

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