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Beautiful 1830s barn conversion
Upstairs you'll find the more formal family room
Antiques are a feature throughout
Formal dining area
Open plan kitchen which opens on to the patio and garden
Electric induction range cooker
There are 5 half floors, seperated by open tread stairs
The detached entertainment building
A jacuzzi bath is a bit of a treat!
Large dressing room for the master bedroom
The twin bedroom is on the ground floor
The master bedoom has a private exit into the patio
The utility/kitchenette has a second fridge/freezer
Handy utility room with washer and dryer
A large courtyard provides plenty of parking
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26 / 38  The twin bedroom is on the ground floor
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Ellwood

Bridekirk, Cumbria

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 3
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Spend evenings getting competitive in the snooker room
  • Dine alfresco in the large garden complete with orchard
  • Explore both the coast and the Lake District from this characterful home
Property code: SZ180

Call this 1830s barn conversion home and enjoy time together in the sociable rooms and the fabulous garden after spending days adventuring from Skiddaw to the Solway Coast.

This fabulous family home is located in a peaceful hamlet just outside the Lake District National Park. The spacious property, with two living areas and a wonderful open-plan layout, is sociable and ideal for entertaining. Sleeping eight guests across four bedrooms, the property is perfect for large family get-togethers and holidays with friends. The house has a vast garden with multiple seating areas, where you can dine alfresco, admire the mountainous views and enjoy spectacular sunsets. As well as being perfectly placed for exploring the western Lakes, you’ll also be just 7 miles from the sandy beaches of the Cumbrian coast.

The property offers a memorable backdrop to special occasions and family celebrations, thanks to its elegant, exposed beams, striking stone walls, and fascinating antique furniture. The holiday home is set over many levels, creating lots of different spaces to relax and unwind, as well as providing spacious open-plan areas for entertaining. A small flight of stairs from the ground floor brings you to the first of the living areas. This bright and airy space features an island where you can gather for breakfast, a chic kitchen with an electric induction range cooker, as well as plenty of seating areas. A further living area can be found on the second floor. This cosy spot has a roaring wood burner, as well as a grand dining table to seat everyone. The property has four bedrooms, including a twin on the ground floor and a double in the eaves (watch out for the restricted head height). A separate entertainment room houses a snooker table. The fabulous garden is set across various levels and is dotted with seating areas where you can relax with a glass of wine and soak up your tranquil surroundings or enjoy meals outdoors in the sunshine. The property has off-road parking for several cars.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 1 twin, 3 doubles
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over the bath and WC and 1 bathroom with Jacuzzi corner bath and WC
  • Electric induction Range cooker, fridge, freezer, combination microwave with oven
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, sink
  • Wood burner - fuel provided
  • Sky TV in open-plan living space, TV in twin bedroom and double bedroom
  • Large gardens with 4 patio areas and furniture
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • 3 dogs are welcome at Ellwood but must be kept on the ground and first floor. Dogs must not go on the furniture, and guests must pick up after their dogs. Please make sure that your dogs are under control, as there is farmland surrounding the property
  • Bike storage available
  • Separate games room with full-sized snooker table, bar and piano
  • Fold-away table tennis table in barn
  • Guests are permitted to set off fireworks at certain times of year. Time and date must be confirmed with the neighbours at Gale House. Chinese lanterns are not permitted.
  • Shops and restaurants within 2.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Just 2.5 miles away is the pretty Georgian market town of Cockermouth. Here, you’ll find a fantastic selection of independent shops and it’s a fabulous place to pick up local produce for dinner parties and family celebrations. It’s also the birthplace of William Wordsworth; Wordsworth House in the centre of town offers a fascinating insight into the poet’s early years. Grab your buckets and spades and journey to the coast for a traditional day at the seaside in Allonby (8 miles). Tuck into ice creams on the 5-mile stretch of sand and shingle beach, paddle in the waves or stretch your legs with a stroll along the Cumbrian Coastal Way, which passes through the village.

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Beautiful 1830s barn conversion
Upstairs you'll find the more formal family room
Antiques are a feature throughout
Formal dining area
Open plan kitchen which opens on to the patio and garden
Electric induction range cooker
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This property is personally managed by Tessa.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 15th June 2024

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We enjoyed a lovely family holiday at Ellwood. An exceptional cottage which was so comfortable and well equipped and was the perfect place to catch up with family. We enjoyed meals in the kitchen/diner and relaxing evenings in the upstairs sitting room. The games room is a fantastic option for rainy days or relaxing (and competitive!) evenings. TheRead more location is superb and so peaceful and we were even treated to regular displays of a Barn Owl hunting in the adjacent field! We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 8th June 2024

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We had a lovely week staying at Ellwood. It was really clean and comfortable and we had everything we needed for our stay. The house is big and we all appreciated having our own en-suite bathroom. Theres plenty to do nearby and its easy to get around the Lake Ditrict by car from here. Would recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Mervyn 11th May 2024

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Reviewed by Susan 6th April 2024

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The cottage was beautiful. The snooker room was constantly in use..the dog loved the gardens.(she's a London dog & has little room..).it was a pleasure to stay in ellwood. Thank you the Rowlinson family & ruse.x

Reviewed by Gordon 30th March 2024

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Reviewed by Kerry 9th December 2023

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Beautiful big place

Reviewed by James 18th November 2023

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Lovely property and great setting - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Pauline 21st October 2023

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We had a wonderful week at Ellwood. The space was great, cottage is really comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you might need and our children loved the games room and outdoor space. Location worked well for us, lots to see within a 30 minute radius. Thank you!

Reviewed by Claire 26th August 2023

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We have had a wonderful holiday at Ellwood. It is a beautiful place to stay; spacious, quirky and comfortable, surrounded by a lovely (and huge!) garden. The seating outside the main bedroom is a suntrap and a lovely place to sit and take in the views of the fells to the south. We also really enjoyed the snooker room, which was a fantastic bonus. TRead morehe location is another plus, as it feels very rural but is only a couple of miles from the lovely town of Cockermouth. We would love to stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 8th July 2023

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The house is incredible 4 bedrooms of great size and 4 bathrooms with large family room leading to patio and exceptional garden well kept. The location is ideal and so quiet but 10 mins away from Cockermouth and many attractions. I would highly recommend this fantastic property

Reviewed by Michael 1st July 2023

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This property is in a good quiet location 10 minutes by car from Cockermouth. This was not an ideal holiday home for us as no ground floor lounge area to share with our well behaved dog in poor weather. Nice sized garden is enclosed by approx. 1 metre stone wall and fencing but possible for our dog to escape and mention of sheep in garden so kept oRead moren lead. Would consider going back if not a dog family. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 24th June 2023

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Great cottage, fantastic quiet location, friendly neighbours and welcoming housekeeper. Lots of space for the family to spread out. We had the most amazing sunset while we were there and enjoyed watching the barn owl flying around.

Reviewed by Pauline 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Emma 27th May 2023

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Second time at Ellwood - such a beautiful house, garden and surroundings. So peaceful. Spotlessly clean, all items needed were there, plenty of crockery etc. 8 adults, baby and a dog - all thoroughly enjoyed! Only minor point was having to keep the dog on the lower floor as we were in the kitchen/lounge a lot and the garden not being completely secRead moreure (small dog) but we managed with a long lead and he loved the huge front garden! Would totally recommend and stay again and Anita very helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Connor 6th May 2023

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The cottage is beautiful and very well maintained! The split floors design is great for all family types and giving plenty of privacy for each room. All the bedrooms are generous sizing and all communal are large with plenty of space and well equipped. The location of the cottage is private and has beautiful views all around the cottage. We couldntRead more have asked for a better cottage in a better location. Hide

Reviewed by Katrina 22nd April 2023

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This is an beautiful property set in a delightful area close to Keswick, Lower Water and other amazing walks. The barn conversion easily accommodated our large family and we were delighted with the character and fixture and fittings, everything we needed was provided. The snooker room was a great hit with the family as was the cosy living room and Read moreits log burner. We had an amazing time and would definitely look to book again. A first class property. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 1st April 2023

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one of the best we have stayed in and would stay again.

Reviewed by Angela 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by Andy 18th February 2023

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Reviewed by Cathy 20th January 2023

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Beautiful and cleaned to a high standard and very well presented. Mattresses were extremely comfortable after a cold winters day walk. Best stocked cottage ever. Didn't want for anything. The entertainment room kept the boys busy in the evening would highly recommend and definately be returning. Thank you for a wonderful experience

Reviewed by Richard 23rd December 2022

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What a wonderful Christmas break in a super property. The house was decorated lovely and was the perfect setting for a family Christmas with grown up kids and their family. Very well equipped kitchen and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. We made good use of the snooker table which was in good condition.Great location for the Lakes and some lovelRead morey local walks. Will definitely be back in the future. Highly recommended!! Hide

Reviewed by Howard 20th August 2022

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A superb property

Reviewed by Suzanne 13th August 2022

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We had a lovely holiday, the place is beautifully situated and while it is on a grand scale it is very homely and excellent for families. The games room was a great addition.

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