Red Stables with a private hot tub is ideal for a relaxing holiday at any time of year. The cottage has green credentials, ground floor bedroom and wet room, ideal for those who have difficulties with stairs and is ideally located for those who wish to explore the whole of Cumbria, including the Northern Lake District, Solway Coast and Hadrians Wall.
Aikton is 8 miles south west of the historic city of Carlisle, conveniently located for walks in the Lake District, along the beautiful and remote coastline of the Solway Firth and for Hadrians Wall. Watchtree Nature Reserve is two miles away with native birds and animals including the red squirrel and bats can be spotted. In the surrounding villages and market town of Wigton, a short drive away, there are shops and pubs and Carlisle has a wealth of amenities to cater for all the families holiday needs whatever the weather.
Red Stables, located on a farm, is a beautiful conversion of two old buildings dating from 1917, The design is contemporary, yet the original beams remain in the open plan kitchen/living room with every effort having been made to retain the original character of the building. There are views across to the Lakeland fells which can be enjoyed from the garden. The cottage has green credentials, with under floor heating throughout the tiled ground floor, sourced from the farms biomass boiler which also provides hot water. Insulated to the highest standards, the cottage will be as snug and comfortable on a winter break as on a summer holiday. The cottage is centrally heated and comprises: Large living room/kitchen with TV/DVD player and patio doors which give access to the patio with HOT TUB. Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The smaller bedroom has twin beds which can be zipped together to create a double (please state at the time of booking). Wet room with shower, hand basin and WC. First floor: Spacious master bedroom which has a king size bed. All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Electric charging point available for electric car. Complimentary use of a cot, highchair and BBQ on request. Ample private parking. There is a private patio area leading to the hot tub and shared use of the large orchard. Free Wi-Fi available
Two bedrooms: 1 x zip link twin, can be king-size double on request (ground floor), 1 x king-size double, ground floor wet room with shower, washbasin and WC. Large open plan living/dining/kitchen.
WIGTON Carlisle 12 miles; Keswick 20 miles. A traditional Cumbrian market town with a charter granted in 1262, which still holds a market each Friday in the covered market hall, along with an with an open air car boot sale. Wigton is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, and also boasts a theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports. Lord Melvyn Bragg was a native of Wigton, and used the town (called Thurston in some of his writings) and the surrounding area as the setting for his novels including ‘A Time to Dance’. Located 18 miles from Penrith it is a good base for the attractions of the North Lakes, the cathedral city of Carlisle, 12 miles away, Keswick, just north Derwentwater and close to Lake Bassenthwaite, and the natural beauty of the West Cumbrian Coast. Hadrian’s Wall is within 25 miles, while the Scottish Borders, and Gretna Green, are within easy reach.
This property offers the following short breaks: