This is a great property for exploring the northern Lake District and Eden Valley, with plenty of outdoor activities in the area to enjoy.
Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With gas wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player with recorder, and CD player.
Kitchen: With gas range, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tiled floor.
Open-tread stairs to...
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Garage with freezer.
Enclosed lawned garden with summerhouse and garden furniture. Bike store. Garage parking for 1 car; additional private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The garden is detached from the property and is accessed from the rear of the cottages.
In an ideal spot for enjoying the northern Lake District, North Pennines and Eden Valley, 1 Gillbank Cottages is a well presented and comfortable end-terrace cottage, perfect for couples and families to spend time together. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard throughout, the cottage has the bonus of an enclosed garden area which comes complete with a summerhouse and is perfect for relaxing in whatever the weather.
Arriving in the small Cumbrian village of Clifton, a sign announces ’where the last battle on English soil took place in 1745’, and tales of The Battle of Clifton, Bonnie Prince Charlie and The Duke Of Cumberland abound. The heritage and history of Clifton is evident all around you. Visit Clifton Hall where the 15th-century peel tower is the sole surviving part of the manor house, plundered just before the battle, or the village church, St Cuthberts, with its 12th-century nave.
The Eden Valley is a little-known, but beautiful area of northern England, and 1 Gillbank Cottages places you perfectly to make the most of this unspoilt area. Dotted with villages, many with local fare found in wonderful farm and food shops and traditional welcoming village pubs, the Eden Valley is particularly favoured by walkers and cyclists for its well-known routes, offering outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities breathtaking scenery and a truly authentic taste of northern Cumbria.
Just a couple of miles away, guests can enjoy a visit to Lowther Castle, a popular attraction for all ages and offering something for everyone, including delightful gardens, a fabulous children’s ’hidden garden’ and a tea room. A short drive into the Lowther Valley with Haweswater beyond, offers a more rugged and natural landscape, whilst closer to home, Ullswater with its pretty lakeside villages never fails to offer picture postcard views throughout the year. The popular Cumbrian market towns of Keswick and Penrith are both within easy reach, whilst the North Pennines’ market town of Alston, one of the highest in England, is just a 45-minute drive away on the coast to coast route from Yorkshire to the Cumbrian coastal town of St Bees.
Guests looking to eat out can enjoy a visit to the award-winning local pub, a delightful, 18th-century, former coaching inn just a short stroll from the cottage. For fine dining, Cumbria does not disappoint, with four of the eight north west Michelin starred restaurants found in less than an hour’s drive away. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.