Rose Cottage, Threlkeld - Description
|Ground floor: Front entrance
through an enclosed entrance porchway with seating bench
and coatrack, suitable for storing outdoor clothes and
boots. (The outside door is lockable.) The inside front
door leads to:
|Living room: Features a
sandstone fireplace, with wood or coal-burning stove
(with fireguard). An initial supply of firewood is
Seating includes two leather sofas and a fireside chair, with three stackable coffee tables. Freesat TV and DVD player is provided in one fireside alcove, and a bookcase in the other.
Door to understairs storage cupboard containing central heating boiler, with some storage space.
Link door to foot of main staircase, and through to kitchen. There is a large storage cupboard here with room for coats and boots.
|Kitchen and dining area:
The doorway from the stair well leads into the well equipped kitchen where you will find an electric (induction) hob and two eye level ovens, an integrated fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher and microwave, kettle and toaster. An extendable table and chairs provide seating for 6 people.
|At the far side of the kitchen/dining room
the oak door leads through to the separate utility room
(up a step) which houses a washing machine, dryer and a
separate ceiling airer. A further door opens into a WC
with hand wash basin.
The french doors (up two steps) open into the conservatory.
Seating provided with two small twin sofa-beds, and games boxes which can also be used as small tables.
The views from here will captivate you!
The side door opens onto the rear of the car parking area, which leads to the raised patio and the extensive back garden.
|The view from the conservatory, up the steps
to the patio and across the garden, is simply
stunning. The peak of Blencathra is clearly
visible (weather allowing!), together with the whole of
Hall's Fell ridge.
Staircase is steep and winding - access could be awkward if mobility is limited.
Contains a double bed, built-in full-length cupboard, dressing table and bedside tables. An alarm clock is provided.
This bedroom faces out onto Threlkeld's main street, towards St Mary's Church.
Provides a bath (with shower attachment), washbasin, WC and a separate large shower.
All hot water is fed direct from the boiler, so there is effectively no limit to the amount of hot water available.
The bathroom faces out from the back of the house, towards Blencathra.
|This is the view of Blencathra from the
This is essentially the same view you get from the bath itself - another reason for long, relaxing bathing!
Upper staircase is still winding and steep, but more open
|Second double bedroom:
Provides a double bed with two bedside cabinets and a large wardrobe.
The room faces out over the back garden, with good views of Blencathra.
|Twin bunk bedroom:
Two three-foot-wide beds are provided in bunk format, with ladder ends for reaching the top bunk. A cupboard unit and storage unit provide space at the bed ends for lamps, and there is a separate dressing table.
This room faces out to the front of the house, with good views towards Clough Head and to St Mary's Church.
|There is room for two cars to be parked
off-road in front of the cottage, with further room for
two cars to be parked in the yard beside the cottage,
within the gates. Both these areas have a loose
The side yard lead up beside the conservatory to steps up to a large patio area, with a large garden table and chairs. The views from here towards Blencathra are particularly stunning.
On the far side of the patio, up a few steps, is the large enclosed garden on a gentle slope, mainly laid to lawn with a few fruit trees. There is a rockery flower-bed at the top, and a wild area to one side under trees. This is an ideal area to let the kids run off some steam!
|For a full set of photographs of the
cottage and surroundings, see the photo