Gorgeous house in Cumbria on Hadrian's Wall Path

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Entire cottage hosted by Katie And Chris

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
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The Plough is a characterful, artistically decorated three bedroom house situated in the small Cumbrian Hamlet of Banks. It is situated half a mile down the road from where the noted English Artist Winifred Nicholson lived, just a few miles from the pretty market town of Brampton, and a stones throw from Hadrian's Wall. The impressive Roman Fort of Housesteads is about 4 miles away and Vindolanda is about 13 miles from the house, Well worth a visit if you are interested Roman History.

The space
Chris and Katie's cottage is a stylish space.
Built in the early 19th century, the house has been in the family for a number of years. The interior decoration reflects the couples design flare, a mix retro and contemporary furniture together with original artworks, making a beautiful home with all the comforts of modern life .

Originally The Plough was a Public House, then a Post Office, until its’ extensive renovation in 2001 by Katie's father. This saw the addition of a light, airy extension to the kitchen, extra bath and shower rooms, and a garage.

Among other delights, there is a beautiful large comfy living room with lovely views of surrounding countryside and beyond, also there is a lovely large open plan kitchen dining area, again with beautiful views. The furnishings and fixtures have been chosen to reflect past and present, with creative touches in the décor, such as the bespoke curtains and cushions made by Katie.

There is central heating throughout, and the sitting room also has a cosy clear view wood burner.

We have tried to make our house as ecologically friendly as we can by mostly offering 'green' cleaning products, soap and toilet paper.

Around the property is an are of enclosed garden space, much visited by local wild birds, and providing splendid views of the countryside.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Banks, England, United Kingdom

The house is on the Hadrian’s Wall path coast to coast route. There are many beautiful rural walks around the area, including a stunning river walk in Coombe Craigs wood.

Nearby Brampton is a pretty small market town, offering a
good choice of shops and pubs, a Post Office, Tourist
Information Centre, and two banks. There is a very good farmers market selling local produce on the last Saturday in the month.

A nice place to have a meal out is the Samson Inn in Gilsland and also the Golden Fleece at Ruleholme.

Lanercost Priory and tea rooms are just down the hill,
combining the partly ruined Priory, founded in 1166 by
Henry the Second, and the recently built restaurant and gift shop.

Talking Tarn, near the charming village of Talkin, is
well worth a visit, being an area of natural beauty, with walks around the glacial tarn, wildlife, and café.

Housesteads and Vidolanda Roman Forts are 14 miles away.

Hosted by Katie And Chris

  1. Joined in September 2012
  • 89 Reviews
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Chris and Katie run a small knitting business from Penrith in the Lake distict.They make hats, scarves, gloves, cushions and throws The website which is the name katie mawson shows you more of an idea of their simple colourful approach to design and living. Katie travels frequently to New York for trade shows and in his spare time Chris writes. They have a son Oscar and a whipet and a Lurcher. The Plough has been in the family for many years and is often stayed in by Katie and Chris.
Chris and Katie run a small knitting business from Penrith in the Lake distict.They make hats, scarves, gloves, cushions and throws The website which is the name katie mawson shows…

During your stay

We live 45 minutes away from the property; when we can, we will be there to welcome you, but sometimes we will not be around, so will leave a key and also there is a door code.

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House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £80

Cancellation policy