Ford Cottage - The Lake District, Sleeps 2+2
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Ford Cottage - Rutter Falls Waterfall, Nr Appleby, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 2+2

Ford Cottage

Rutter Falls Holiday Cottages afford a spectacular position sitting at the base of a lovely waterfall in the picturesque Eden Valley in Cumbria within easy reach of the Lake District National Park. Offering a choice of two delightful holiday cottages (Ford Cottage as featured in this advert and The Watermill) this is a perfect getaway for couples (one or two) whatever the time of the year.

The site that the cottages sit on is of historical interest, dating back to the 16th Century, and nestles within its own nature reserve. The perfect place to relax and unwind, this wildlife haven offers guests the chance to sit and watch red squirrels, dippers, heron, kingfishers, gold crest and deer to name just a few. You may even see spawning salmon at the right time of year or, if you are lucky, the notoriously shy otter which is a relative newcomer to Rutter Falls.

The Eden Valley is one of the 'jewels' in Cumbria's crown and certainly one of its best kept secrets. Beautiful lush green meadows and rolling countryside, criss crossed with dry stone walls and edged with hedgerows provide a real sense of space and tranquility. Quiet little roads are a delight to discover for cyclists and the countryside and fells offer endless walking opportunities.

Close by are the market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen where you will find historic buildings and a good selection of independent shops to browse offering antiques, crafts and local specialties for stocking up on provisions. Within easy reach you also have the Northern Lakes, North Cumbria, the beautiful Pennines and the Scottish Borders a little further afield - all providing great days out.

If you enjoy walking and cycling, would like to discover the many attractions of the Eden Valley, or simply want to escape to a beautiful setting for some rest and relaxation, look no further.

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  • Ford Cottage.
  • Footbridge, ford and cottage.
  • Red squirrels come to check the feeders every day!
  • Ford Cottage overlooks the ford.
  • Cosy sitting room.
  • Fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Log burning stove with logs provided.
  • Sitting/dining area.
  • Comfy king-size bed in bedroom.
  • Drive over the ford to reach Ford Cottage.
  • View of footbridge and ford from living room.
  • See the floodlit waterfall at night.
  • Footbridge leading to Ford Cottage.
  • Bathroom with spacious power shower.
  • Springtime view of the footbridge
  • Spring flowers in the garden
  • The Owl Room
  • The Owl Room with view of the ford and footbridge.
  • One of the many interesting passers-by on the ford!
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  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Kingsize Bed

Ford Cottage Continued

Ford Cottage sits in a stunning position and is an exceptionally pretty well presented cottage overlooking the beautiful Ford, opposite the waterfall.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Spacious sitting room with lovely wood burning stove, double sofa bed, additional sofa; dining table with charis; Sky television and DVD player.
  • Nicely presented pine kitchen with oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer.
  • Bedroom with double wrought iron bed and painted furniture.
  • Shower room with lots of space including a WC and wash basin.
  • There is also a separate first floor annex double bedroom which can usually be booked with Ford Cottage (£100 supplement) as an alternative to the sofa bed in the sitting room. It offers a good degree of privacy with its own entrance, sitting area and en-suite bathroom.
  • To the front there is a garden overlooking the Ford towards Rutter Falls Waterfall.

Additional information: Heating by radiators and/or log burner. Linen and towels provided. Private off-road parking. No children under twelve years of age.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £350
Mid Season from £435
High Season from £445
Peak Season £500

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: No
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 people in 1 bedroom (1 Double & a double sofa bed in the lounge)

Owner's details:
Owner: Jim & Jane Wilson, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Ford Cottage joined Independent Cottages in June 2009

Owner's Other Properties

The Watermill - Rutter Falls Waterfall, Lake District, sleeps 2+2

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Calendar last updated: 19th September 2017

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