Bridge House Cottage is in the Longsledale village of Garnett Bridge, embraced by the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It's a wonderful Lakeland holiday cottage full of character with original oak beams and a traditional feel. There is space for two people to sleep in one bedroom, so it's ideal for couples, with well-behaved dogs welcome. There is also a cot and unfolding armchair bed ideal for a small child. There are gorgeous walks from the door, including one to the River Sprint, while excellent road links make it easy to explore the Lakes, the Dales, and the beautiful Eden Valley.
Garnett Bridge is incredibly peaceful and quiet, with glorious views of the surrounding hills and countryside. If you're longing to escape traffic, noise and stress, you'll love this authentic taste of Lake District life. It feels wonderfully rural and remote (there are only a handful of houses in the village) yet is within easy reach of Burneside and Staveley, both with a friendly pub if you don't feel like cooking. The bustling market town of Kendal is only five miles and a 10 to 15-minute drive from the cottage. It has a wide choice of places to eat, drink and shop, and attractions that include Kendal Castle, the Lakeland Museum, an indoor climbing wall, an all-weather ski slope, and The Brewery Arts Centre and Cinema.
Many visitors who stay at Bridge House Cottage choose it for the wealth of south Lakeland footpaths and walking routes accessible from the door. Follow the route to Potter Fell near Staveley, taking in Brunt Knott and Ulgraves with incredible views of the Coniston Fells. Alternatively, explore Longsleddale, immortalised as Greendale by John Cunliffe in the Postman Pat stories. Mountain biking and horse riding are popular, and there are three golf courses within a few miles of the cottage.
Day trips can include sightseeing in Penrith, Carlisle, or around the Solway Coast. Hadrian's Wall and Gretna Green are less than an hour's drive. Set sail on Windermere, and discover the charm of Appleby-in-Westmoreland and Kirkby Stephen. Staying at Bridge House Cottage means the best of the Lakes and the Dales are at your disposal.
Christine & Peter Gardner joined Independent Cottages in October 2021
Bridge House Cottage is a lovely period cottage with original features and accommodation over two levels.
Outside: Bridge House Cottage has a garden with outdoor seating and off-street parking.
Additional Information: WiFi, bed linen, towels and utilities are included. Two well behaved dogs are welcome. Smoking is not permitted.
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