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Nuthatch Pet-Friendly Cottage in High Head Castle Farm, Cumbria

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Nuthatch Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Nuthatch is a semi-detached, ground floor cottage in the grounds of High Head Castle Farm, on the owner's dairy farm in the Ive Valley, just 13 miles from Penrith. The cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom, a family bathroom and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside the cottage is plenty of off road parking and a small garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With its neighbouring cottage, Nuthatch can sleep a total of six people and makes a superb base for exploring this glorious part of the country.

High Head Castle Farm is located on a dairy farm in rolling countryside overlooking High Head Castle. Within easy driving distance is the market town of Penrith, which offers a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment. The historic city of Carlisle is within easy travelling distance, as is the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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.

Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Supply of fuel for woodburner provided on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Front patio, small garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Peters
July 2016
The property was comfortable clean but best of all the bed was comfortable. Highly recommend.
Mr Bird
February 2015
We loved the Lake District and the peace and quiet, the location of the cottage was fantastic.
Mrs Ogden
February 2015
Nuthatch is situated on lovely land with fantastic views.
Ms Johnson
April 2015
I liked the colour scheme in the home and was very impressed with the welcome provided by the owners. The cottage was clean and well presented.
Ms Batchelor
May 2015
Nuthatch is a perfect holiday 'home.' It was spotless, comfortable and very well equipped. Had a warm welcome, but not 'in your face' owners. It was peaceful beautiful, a real gem.
Mr Taylor
June 2015
It was a wonderful holiday in a lovely place, it was private and in beautiful surroundings.
Mr Baker
April 2016
A great cottage set in the countryside with beautiful views. Very peaceful and quiet, and a fantastic location for exploring the lakes, North Pennines and Solway coast. Everything you need for a relaxing getaway.
Mr Archer
December 2013
Great little cottage with amazing views.
Mrs Holland
September 2014
Peace and quite, lovely outlook,easy to get to places . We loved the country side and the view was outstanding. The hospitality was excellent with a great welcoming pack on arrival.
Mrs Wood
November 2014
We loved being in the middle of nowhere on a working dairy farm. It wasn't too far away from shops and nearby villages, but it was lovely to wake up and just hear birdsong and the water rushing along in the nearby brook. We had a lovely, relaxing break. A real home away from home. The owner had left us home baked scones and a basket of fruit and wine which was a lovely touch. Everything had been really well thought out. A lovely place to stay!
Mrs Millward
May 2013
It was so quiet, just perfect!
Ms Carr
May 2013
Nuthatch's owners were extremely welcoming - the tea room was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Great walking, lovely high tea, and being able to take the dogs with us was a huge bonus.
Miss Howes
May 2013
Lovely atmosphere to the whole cottage and surroundings, welcome pack a nice touch and greatly appreciated. Cottage had everything you could need and more.
Mrs Lacey
August 2013
The cottage was very quiet, peaceful and had great surroundings. The spa was close by and the cottage had friendly owners.
Mrs Stott
September 2013
Nuthatch was an excellent property, very quiet location, a perfect get away from it all holiday. Everything about the property was first class. The owners were very friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to anybody. Good value for money.
Ms McAuley
May 2013
The surroundings were beautiful and very peaceful. Very nice walks round about the castle, will be nice to see it opened. The spa was great. Also the vet was near hand for my dog. It was a peaceful little break and I would go again.
Miss Somerwill
October 2011
The cottage was very warm and it was very peaceful and relaxing. I would strongly recommend anyone to stay at the cottages to High Head Sculpture Valley and have already told all of our friends and family to plan a trip here.
Mrs Robinson
November 2011
Friendly reception and excellent location on a working farm.
Mrs Maguire
June 2012
We had a great time, the cottage was really nice and clean. The owner was very helpful and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. We had a good rest and even Jack our dog had a good time. We hope to visit again.
Mrs Maclaren
November 2012
This cottage had everything you need for your stay, there was a welcome pack which was such a nice touch. I would not hesitate to go back again and also recommend to other people.
Mrs Batty
November 2012
Peaceful position and friendly owners. Nice walks and interesting gallery. Good cafe with helpful assistants. Cottage was comfortably warm.
Mr Pope
November 2012
The location, the property itself and the views.
Mrs Kunning
March 2013
Good place for access to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Pennines and very relaxing to come back to with the peaceful and relaxing surrounding area of the cottage.
June 2012
The cottage was everything that was promised plus we received a welcome pack of 1 bottle of wine, 2 homemade scones, 1 pint milk, tea bags, coffee & sugar & we were a few steps away from the owner's very good cafe serving homemade food. There was a sculpture trail in the valley very near our door as well as an onsite Spa with sauna, hot tub & a variety of beauty treatments.
Mrs Pike
August 2012
The location was perfect for our holiday. Comfortable and warm rooms. Very quiet and peaceful surroundings.
Mrs Whitaker
July 2012
The situation was excellent for visiting the many attractions in the area, and with an on-site cafe and sculpture valley what more could we ask.
Mrs Maguire
July 2012
An excellent cottage - we really enjoyed it. We will definitely be returning. The hospitality pack was great.
June 2015
semi-det with another cottage on a farm, with a wonderful view and well away from any road. The place was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack a nice touch. You can walk straight from the door or drive to the Lakes or the sea (we did all three) We are sure to go back!
October 2015
No cafe, no spa, very muddy, you are staying on a working farm, the cottage looks like a hut, but very nice inside, plus points very quiet, great views outside, not from the hut, really clean, great night views of the night sky, every thing outside looks run down, but again working farm, 125 milking cows, the valley is very pretty, I am trying to work out what has happened, its seems this place was very successful but some thing is missing, when you arrive you get a bottle of white wine,(cheap) tea bags but they could have been there for ever sugar milk and scones, again very nice plus freash fruit, all good, this place takes dogs this was the deal breaker for us, so all in all a great place for dogs with owners attached every one will have a great time
Mrs Macken
October 2012
The location was excellent for visiting lots of different places and very relaxing. The hospitality was excellent. It is very dog friendly with lots of nice walks from the cottage. We can honestly say we had a lovely weeks holiday.
Mrs Ritchie
August 2011
Really good property for a short break, especially being able to take our dog!
Mrs Pryce
July 2011
The cottage surroundings were very good and the cottage is very well equipped. Would recommend this to friends.
Mrs Collis
July 2011
The area had plenty of places for our pup to explore so if it's a chilled out break with your dog you are looking for, then this is the place.The on-site spa was fantastic and gave us a chance to have an extra treat without having to leave our pup at home.
Miss Smith
August 2011
A gorgeous cottage in a lovely location, close to lots of fantastic small towns and beautiful countryside.
December 2013
This cottage is well off the road so no noise.lovely views and great walks.very friendly owners and staff in the tea shop.very comfortable and all amenities you need.
June 2012
The cottage was everything that was promised plus we received a welcome pack of 1 bottle of wine, 2 homemade scones, 1 pint milk, tea bags, coffee & sugar & we were a few steps away from the owner's very good cafe serving homemade food. There was a sculpture trail in the valley very near our door as well as an onsite Spa with sauna, hot tub & a variety of beauty treatments.
December 2011
Good welcome pack in accommodation which was appreciated. The cottage was excellent for our requirements with a pet labrador. The location was well placed for touring Cumbria and the Lake District. Although we did not take advantage of the amenities they appeared well managed and very good. We liked the available walks through the valley especially with our dog. Although no doubt temporary ongoing contruction work made for very muddy conditions on the approach to the cottage. The settee was not the most comfortable for a weeks stay.
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