Visit England GOLD award. Featured in Cumbria Life Magazine. Welcome to The Groom’s Cottage, a cosy and luxurious retreat for two. Here you will find the perfect place to relax & enjoy all that the Lake District has to offer. Set in the courtyard of The Coach House, the cottage would originally have been home to the Groomsman who was in charge of the Rectory stables. Now it offers a charming mix of modern day living and traditional character with its own unique furnishings and personal touches.
“Visited during the COVID outbreak so lockdown measures in place (we drove up just as this was happening and were socially responsible about it), and as such can't comment on any local attractions. Nonetheless it was a perfect stay - sunning ourselves in the garden with the sounds of the local birds and cows next door was our favourite. The cottage is so well stocked with everything you could need (local photography books, Smart TV, coffee/tea/sugar/oil/S&P, honesty larder with sweets and lotions...) to enjoy staying inside. The neighbours are very nearby and perhaps not the most welcoming, however Debs & Paul more than made up for this and made our 16 year anniversary as special as it could be. Don't forget to stargaze at night... the sky is breathtaking!”
The Shed has been custom built, in the paddock, near my small barn conversion. It has a homely atmosphere, with vintage furnishings and up-cycled items. Where possible I’ve tried to be eco friendly. This is a quiet, tranquil place with beautiful views of the Scottish hills beyond the Solway Firth. It’s part of a small hamlet and my former family farm. Animals are often kept in the fields next to The Shed. You’ll experience stunning sunsets and starry skies.
“Exceeded expectations: The pictures don’t do it justice. It’s small and compact as advertised. However, everything has been considered in regards to making you feel completely at home. I could wax lyrical about how the ‘shed’ has been thoughtfully designed and furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Look no further, it has everything you need..... and more. Attention to detail was second to none. We were met on arrival and left to our own devices, which we prefer. However, we were also made to feel we could approach about anything should we need to do so. We look forward to returning in the summer months and making use of the outdoor space in the warmer weather.”
Our beautiful camping pod sleeps 2 adults comfortably but could sleep 3 adults or 2 plus 2 young children. Based on our working farm with panoramic views of local fells and Skiddaw. Birdwatching tarn and Hide opposite. electric points and lights
“Great value and amazing location for exploring the Lake District. We were so impressed with the camping pod, and the facilities around it. The bird sanctuary was an excellent highlight along with the very clean and well heated toilet / shower block. One of the be at showers I’ve ever had, very hot with great pressure. Will be coming back again!”