|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
17th C Farmhouse standing in its own yard with barns around, in a hidden "off the beaten track" location at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, near Brotherswater. Traditionally furnished, warm and cosy with an oil-fired Rayburn in the kitchen and an open fire in the lounge, it is the ideal base for fell walking, walks by the lakes, or for exploring the area by car. Sleeps 2 - 6 people in comfort. The Brotherswater Inn is a short walk away across two fields.
Dovedale Holiday Cottage is a wing of the 16 th C. Hartsop Hall, tucked under the fellside of Hartsop Above How, and with magnificent views across the meadows to Caudale Moor, rising above. It offers self catering accommodation for up to 6 people between Ambleside and Ullswater/Patterdale in the Lake District. The accommodation is at the end of a quarter-mile farm drive. Accommodation summary: - large dining kitchen; lounge with open fire; downstairs single bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC. This room has been specifically designed to be suitable for wheelchair users. Upstairs: three very spacious bedrooms - two doubles and one twin, family bathroom. The path from the house to Brotherswater has been resurfaced, allowing access for wheelchair users to the lakeshore. Self Catering Accommodation : The big farmhouse kitchen has recently been refurbished, and a blocked-up door reinstated to give access to the garden, and to the stunning views mentioned above. This is a spacious dining kitchen, well equipped and comfortably furnished, and boasting a new electric range cooker. In addition to plentiful cupboards, there is a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and big fridge-freezer. The comfortable lounge next door enjoys views in both directions. There are three two-seater settees, open fire and television (via FreeSat) with DVD. Stairs lead to the first floor from this room. Also on the ground floor is a newly-converted single bedroom with spacious en-suite shower room, containing basin and WC. These facilities have been specially created to accommodate disabled guests using wheelchairs with reasonable dexterity and those who cannot manage the stairs. There is a small step up to the shower area, and a seat in the shower. When not needed as a bedroom, this room makes an attractive study area or additional lounge. It is a light and airy room, with a half-glazed door also giving direct access to the garden. On the first floor are three big bedrooms; two with king-size double beds and one with twin beds. There is a family bathroom, and all the rooms have wonderful views. The furnishings are traditional, mostly antique pine, as appropriate to the character and style of the cottage. Dovedale benefits from newly-installed oil-fired central heating, and fuel for the open fire is provided. Outside the cottage, accessed from the kitchen, is a charming garden with plenty of sitting-out room and space for barbecues. There is ample parking in the farmyard outside the front door, or to the side of the property.
We will send a receipt and confirm the date by which the balance must be paid (minimum six weeks prior to the start of your holiday). If you are booking for a period less than four weeks ahead, full payment must be made at the time of booking. We do not accept credit or debit cards. On receipt of your balance, we will send full directions and any special instructions about keys.
SATURDAY is our normal change-over day, with check-out at 10.00am and check-in at 3.00pm; however, out of peak seasons, we can sometimes offer long weekends starting on other days. Christmas and New Year breaks may also start on other days.
Notes on prices:
Short breaks: Outside the popular holiday period it is often possible to book these Patterdale holiday cottages for a long weekend, or for a few days mid-week, at short notice. Ring us to check availability and prices.
Prices may be altered during the year; this will not affect bookings already made