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The Old Post Office Countryside Cottage in Santon Bridge, Cumbria

280
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Old Post Office Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
The Old Post Office is a semi-detached cottage near the village campsite in the quiet hamlet of Santon Bridge. The cottage has a first floor double room and a single room with a slightly smaller-than-average bed and an additional single trundle bed on the second floor mezzanine level. There is a shower room on the first floor and downstairs, the kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside is off road parking for one car, and a shared front garden with furniture and wonderful mountain views. The Old Post Office makes a romantic retreat for couples seeking to enjoy the mountains, walking, coastline, castle and villages of the area.

Area
The picturesque hamlet of Santon Bridge sits in an area of Cumbria that is relatively undiscovered by tourists and has remained unspoilt as a result. The horizon surrounding Stanton consists of stunning views of various mountains, including Great Gable, Hard Knott, Muncaster Fell, Harter Fell and England's highest peak, Scafell. The village itself is very small and tranquil, consisting of a few farm buildings, a number of cottages and a local pub, which serves excellent food to locals and visitors alike. In addition to the walks and cycle-trails in the area, there are many local attractions to enjoy, such as the World Owl Centre, Muncaster Castle and Wastwater, the deepest lake in the UK. To take in the scenery, but without the effort, there is a miniature railway that leads from Ravenglass to Eskdale; a truly stunning journey in which to soak up the splendour of the region.

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities
Electric underfloor heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front garden with furniture, shared with owners. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 min walk. Note: Cottage is located near the village campsite. Note: Max. 2 adults.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Reviews

pootle_posie
June 2013
The Old Post Office has been renovated to a very high standard and decorated beautifully throughout. It is also practical, for instance it has washer dryer and a heated cupboard in which to hang your waterproofs. It is like going on holiday to your best friend's home. The location is perfect to explore the mountains around Wastwater. The grounds of the campsite run alongside the river Irt so we were able to spend a tranquil morning in the sunshine beside the river, literally a stones throw from our front door. The Santon Bridge Inn is one minutes walk away for delicious food, and a gift shop and tea room five minutes walk away. The coast is a six mile drive along beautiful country lanes, and a well stocked local store in Gosforth provides everything you need at a good price. Tips: The children's bedroom is on a mezzanine in what was the roof space, and as such there is no door so take a child gate to put up to keep them safe. There is also no blind on the velux windows up there which was no problem for our two but you may want to take two travel blackout blinds.
Mr Osborn
April 2016
This cottage is located in a very good area for the mountains and the lakes. The pub food in the area is excellent. The most impressive part of the holiday was leaving the bedroom window open at night and listening to the babbling river. This is a very nice place and I would really recommend staying here.
Mrs Smith
September 2015
A lovely cottage, very nicely decorated and with fantastic underfloor heating.
Mrs Johnston
August 2014
This cottage is excellent. It has everything you need and is so comfy. The owners were so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. They deserve a 10 plus. There is so much to see and the scenery was beautiful.
Mrs Atkinson
May 2014
Great little cottage with everything you needed. It was very clean, in a great location with friendly and helpful owners. Good walking from the cottage.
Mr Powell
October 2014
We have not been to that part of the country before and it was beautiful, the scenery was amazing. We would definitely go again.
Ms Wright
March 2015
The Old Post Office was clean, comfortable and well furnished. Ideally located for walks on the surrounding fells and in local area. We hope to return in the future.
Mrs James
January 2015
A lovely cottage, fantastic location and friendly helpful landlord. Had a great pub on doorstep that welcomes children..
Mrs Shaw
November 2014
Loved the underfloor heating!!! Fantastic cottage with everything you need for your stay.......... Pleasant owner as well.
Ms Purves
August 2015
A lovely cottage with everything you needed. Didn't want to leave!
Mrs Foord
October 2015
Cottage is clean and comfortable, in good location close to lake and mountains.
Mr Anderson
September 2015
The cottage is stunning, we would recommend this cottage to everyone who is planning a trip to the Lakes.
Mrs Cox
September 2014
A beautifully renovated Cumbrian cottage with stunning scenery on your doorstep.
Mrs Strudwicke
December 2013
Lovely cottage. Would highly recommend.
Ms Hitchen
May 2014
A lovely cottage in a wonderful location. It has been tastefully renovated and the fixtures, crockery etc were of very good quality. It was clean , well equipped and attractive. Great to have a pub serving food within such a short distance as well. We loved every minute of our week here, the scenery and walks were outstanding.
Mr Beaumont
June 2014
This is a very nice, well maintained cottage in a lovely but remote part of the Lake District. We loved and recommend it as it 'ticked all the boxes' for us. Owner is also next door and was very helpful.
Mrs Oliver
November 2013
Comfortable, cosy, well equipped and well situated cottage. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Williams
June 2013
The Old Post Office has been renovated to a very high standard and decorated beautifully throughout. It is also practical, for instance it has washer dryer and a heated cupboard in which to hang your waterproofs. It is like going on holiday to your best friend's home. The location is perfect to explore the mountains around Wastwater. The grounds of the campsite run alongside the river Irt so we were able to spend a tranquil morning in the sunshine beside the river, literally a stones throw from our front door. The Santon Bridge Inn is one minutes walk away for delicious food, and a gift shop and tea room five minutes walk away. The coast is a six mile drive along beautiful country lanes, and a well stocked local store in Gosforth provides everything you need at a good price. As they say, every box ticked.
Mrs Crawford
September 2013
It was all very comfortable and clean. The owner was there when we arrived, and was very informative. We had a very enjoyable week.
Mr Smith
May 2013
Small cottage situated in a beautiful part of the Lakes. The standard of fit-out and furnishings in the cottage was superb allowing for an extremely enjoyable stay. Would recommend it to anyone.
Mr Rudd
August 2013
We loved the cottage, everything we needed was at hand. We were 10 minutes from Wastwater lake. The kids loved it as much as we did. We recommend the cottage.
Miss Revel
July 2013
Charming cottage, beautifully decorated and finished. It was exactly the style we both like and secretly wished it was home. And despite the sometimes damp weather it was a lovely holiday, made even better by the cosy and warm haven to get back to at the end of a long day trekking. I would highly recommend the Old Post Office cottage at Santon Bridge. Beautiful home in a beautiful setting.
Mrs McNabb
July 2013
The location of the cottage was excellent, and the cottage itself was pristine. The amount of cookery in the kitchen was described as an average kitchen but we felt it was well above and beyond an average kitchen. The bathroom was very clean and bright. The lounge was lovely, but we were gutted it was so hot the whole week and we didn't get to use the open fire! But it did really add character to the lounge and looks great fun!he owners were extremely helpful and very friendly. Overall nothing really negative to report! We had a fantastic time!
nicetomeetyo
September 2014
Wonderful cottage. Renovated about four years ago to a very good standard. How ever, now showing some signs of needing a bit of t l c, i.e Mouldy mastic, peeling plaster and blown light bulbs. And most importantly, no wi-fi in the cottage.
TonyEvs19
October 2014
Excellent position for exploring Wastwater and Ennerdale/Eskdale,lovely cottage but it is showing some need of TLC,some mouldy mastic in shower area,blown light bulbs and peeling plaster in the corner of the bedroom,no egg cups and no glasses for drinking water etc (only wine glasses),minor problems that stop this property from being fantastic,The owner was very friendly but perhaps a little laidback when work required on the cottage. The lack of wi-fi is a pain but I was able to go outside to campsite entrance and pick up wi-fi there,but this wouldn't be feasible in the rain.We really enjoyed our week and the minor problems with the cottage wouldn't stop us using it again
mum-of-two-kiddies
November 2014
We arrived at 3am to find the fire lit for us, a lovely warm welcome in a beautifully decorated cottage. The owners of the campsite are so friendly, and it's a lovely quiet site. We stayed for a week with our two children 8 and 6, and they loved the cottage and also George the dog! It was spotlessly clean everywhere and really well equipped in the kitchen. Underfloor heating throughout was wonderful. The Pub next door was fantastic as were the Tea Rooms nearby. We had some lovely walks, 6miles partly along Wastwater which was mainly flat, and 6miles up over irton fell-ending at the Tea Rooms. The Ravenglass railway was great for kids with a beautiful walk upto a waterfall at the end. You could prebook to take bikes and then cycle back down beside the track which we would do next time. We are booking a week next year!
leicestermancunian
May 2014
This cottage is brilliant for a couple, scenic location, beautifully renovated, clean and well equipped, plus there is a great pub within a couple of minutes walk and local tea rooms where you can get an amazing breakfast. We had a wonderful stay here, there are great walks from the doorstep and nearby, it is less touristy than the eastern lakes however the scenery is incredible especially Wasdale and Eskdale. St Bees head with its lovely coastal walk is also within easy reach.
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