Cranmore House is a charming self-catering cottage in Cumbria. The three-bedroom cottage sleeps six people, is child and pet-friendly, and has a flexible layout and luxuriously high standards that also make it a favourite with couples and friends. Staying in the highest village in Cumbria, Nenthead, affords you fantastic views, footpaths from the door, and direct access to the Coast to Coast (C2C) cycling route. Extended families and bigger groups can book Cranmore House with neighbouring Camellia Cottage to accommodate up to 14 people.
Nenthead is named for the Nent River that flows close to the cottage and the area is great for stargazing with wonderful dark skies and the North Pennines Observatory just 20 minutes away. It's set within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO Global Geopark in recognition of the importance of its unique characteristics. Every day is different when you explore the area around Cranmore House. Walk across wild moorland, climb fells, and admire incredible waterfalls such as High Force, formed from whinstone, which was once molten lava deep underground but is now a spectacular display of geology and nature. Other local routes include Isaac's Tea Trail, the road to Carrshield, and trails around Nenthead Mine, and a favourite route from Garrigill to Alston.
Not only is Cranmore House in the heart of the North Pennines, but you're also within striking distance of the magnificent Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. That's thousands of square miles of every type of scenery you can imagine, from mountain tops to vast underground cave systems, lakes, moors, beaches and woodland. There's a fantastic lookout point at Hartside Pass and attractions within 20 minutes that include the South Tynedale Railway, Yad Moss Ski Centre, Hub Heritage and Transport Centre, Epiacum Roman Fort, and the gorgeous Cow Green Reservoir. Further afield, but still under an hour from Cranmore House, are Carlisle, Penrith and Keswick, with Kendal and Windermere being just a little further away. The Eden Valley, County Durham, Northumberland and Hadrian's Wall, are other choices for fun and memorable days out.
Cranmore House is available for holiday bookings all year round. There's no "best" time to visit. The scenery is magnificent in all seasons, and the house is always wonderfully welcoming.
Cranmore House is a traditional stone cottage with beautiful tile and wood flooring downstairs that makes it a stylish and practical choice for those with pets. It's beautifully furnished and finished to a very high standard throughout. The cottage dates back to the 1600s and is packed with period charm and character.
Outside: Settle back on the outdoor sofa near the fire pit in the large enclosed garden and admire panoramic landscape views or, at night, brilliantly starry skies. There is a picnic/barbecue area with a big gas barbecue. Guests also have use of two fenced six-acre dog paddocks. There are horses in a neighbouring field and lots of birds and wildlife who will come to visit.
Additional Information: Utilties, WiFi, a supply of fuel for the fireplaces, AGA and barbecue are included. Bed linen and bath towels are provided for all guests. Well behaved dogs are very welcome with the owner including dog towels, throws, treats, and special dog tags with the holiday cottage address. A travel cot (no bedding) and a high chair are included. Smoking is not permitted.
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