Close to Hadrian's Wall in a picturesque village just a few miles out of Carlisle, this…
“Well equipped, dog-friendly, with off-road parking” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Adjoining a Georgian farmhouse in the rolling hills of the Eden Valley, West Cottage provides an ideal base for visiting the 'Great Border City' of Carlisle, Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District, the Solway Coast and the Scottish Borders. The garden, especially when in full bloom, is lovely. Cumwhinton village, with a shop, post office and pub, is easily walkable.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 4
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- Linens provided
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Saturday
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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