Built in 1877 Brackenber Lodge Holiday Cottage is a beautiful family home from home, cosy and comfortable accommodation, large enough for couples and families alike. It's a remote hideaway of peace and quiet on the eastern edge of The Lake District National Park. Superbly well equipped and set within a mile of the village of Shap amidst the picturesque rolling countryside of the Eden Valley. You'll find it an ideal base, as the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are only minutes away. Come and sit and enjoy the enclosed garden & patio with BBQ knowing your family are safe, it's a real sun trap and wonderful for eating alfresco. Parking for two cars, a 'welcome tray', file of 'local walks', many right from the front door! are provided. Sumptuous furnishings and fabrics, beds you will not want to get out of, several flat screen TVs, WiFi, dvd, CD player, games room with home cinema & Wii, board games, books, toys etc all ensure you'll have a wonderful holiday. And in the evening why not walk to one of the village pubs, for terrific home cooked food by roaring log fires. There's a well stocked shop, newsagents, outdoor swimming pool, children's play area and tennis courts .. a perfect accommodation base to explore the lakes. Take a walk past the Holiday Cottage here
Children friendly - river to play in and picnic 10 minutes walk away
Walk 10 minutes from the cottage into The Lake District National Park
Large Bath & Separate Shower
Egyptian Cotton bedding, slippers & towels included
Large Family Webber Gas BBQ in landscaped rear patio
Large enclosed front garden with table and chairs
Sleeps 6 in Two King Size & Two single beds
Main bedroom has 24in LCD TV
32in LCD TV in lounge & 19in LCD TV in kitchen both with FreeView
Nintendo Wii with games in house & games room - with BBC iPlayer
Fully equipped kitchen with 6ft oak table
Welcome pack on arrival
All electricity & fuel included
No smoking or pets please
Walker & Cyclist friendly
Secure storage for cycles, canoes, walking gear etc
Large entrance hall for all your wet gear
Great walking on the door step
No need to use your car as the village has all you need
Private parking next to cottage for two cars
2 Pubs within walking distance
Lake District National Park 1/4 mile walk away
Quiet rural location away from the main road
On the Coast to Coast footpath
Owner managed - we live 1 mile away
Good public transport links
Easy access to junc 39 M6
Please note: We do not accept guests attending weddings in the area.
The self catering cottage has been converted from the main hall of an old Victorian workhouse and offers spacious accommodation which is well equipped and includes facilities such as a washing machine, DVD, LCD TV with Freeview and central heating to ensure your comfort. The large secluded enclosed front garden is the perfect place to relax for breakfast with a landscaped patio area to the rear of the cottage which catches the evening sun, perfect for outdoor cooking on the family sized Webber gas BBQ.
In the village there are two pubs within one mile of the cottage both of which serve great food and local beers, there is also a newsagents, cafe, post office with cash point and supermarket so you dont need to use your car at all. The nearest towns are Kendal about 16 miles away and Penrith about 11 miles away both of which have supermarkets, lots of shops, restaurants and cinemas.
The nearest Lake is Ullswater which is the second largest lake in the Lake District and offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK and many activities including: superb walking; sailing; cycling; rock-climbing; fishing and organised cruises. Haweswater is even closer (6 miles) and far far quieter than the central lakes, it is the remote hidden gem in our opinion. It is situated at the foot of some of the largest mountains and most spectacular walking in the Lakes, with a great pub on the shore its a must visit.