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Gelt Wood Cottage

Carlisle, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972648)

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    • “Gelt Wood cottage is absolutely stunning and the owners have thought of every little detail to ensure you enjoy your stay there. The cottage is beautifully decorated and is also in an amazing location. We stayed with my parents, teenage Son and dog. We all loved the place. So much so we have already re-booked. We could not fault anything about our visit.”

    Mrs Campbell, Halifax, October 2018

    • “excellent location , excellent cottage with all the facilities and more ...PERFECT ...would recommend and will certainly return ...”

    Mrs Duester, Nuneaton, August 2018

    • “Beautiful cottage, perfect layout, space and amenities! Really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back in the winter to use the log burner! Would highly recommend this property!”

    Miss Corrigan, Newcastle Upon Tyne, July 2018

    • “We had a lovely holiday. Slightly difficult to find as on the site it is called Gelt Wood Cottage but on arrival it was called The Old Hare and Hounds, recognisable by the photo. The cottage very well located and had everything that you would require. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to all our friends.”

    Mrs Lockett, Newcastle, March 2018

    • “The cottage is absolutely lovely, has everything you need. Walks on your door step. You would need a car here. Would definitely return. M”

    Mrs Connors, Crowthorne, March 2018

    • “Lovely cosy cottage .Perfect location, ideal for Northumberland,Cumbria and Scotland . Fabulous walks and friendly country pubs . Perfect”

    Mrs Mochan, Liverpool, February 2018

    • “The listing for the cottage was 'estate agency style' played up the positive without presenting a full picture. Details insufficient to find it on Steetview before booking. The cottage was well located for walking the west part of Hadrian's Wall. It had a very small back garden with no afternoon sun. Cottage was right on the side of a quite road. Sunny garden area by river was across the road. Cleaning was not 100%. Dirty tea towels and socks found in washing machine unwelcome and some of the oven dishes were not clean. Some pans need replacing.”

    Mr Hargreaves, Haywards Heath, June 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

This cosy cottage provides accommodation with a ground floor bedroom and bathroom making it an ideal choice for an extended family holiday with grandparents or those who have difficulty with stairs. The lawned garden extends down to the river where picnics can be enjoyed on sunny days or snuggle up in front of the cosy wood burning stove in the winter. Historic Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall are within a short drive.

Brampton is conveniently located within a few minutes drive of the motorway and just off the A69 for those travelling from the east. Ideally based for those with an interest in history, Hadrian's Wall and its various forts along the route and Lanercost Priory (now with a modern tea room) are within a short drive. The market town of Brampton, 1.5 miles to the east, has a number of shops, bars and restaurants and Carlisle, the historic border city, has entertainment for the whole family from cinema to bowling alley along with shopping centre, night clubs and restaurants.
With a garden overlooking the river and walking from the door through Gelt Wood, this former inn in the hamlet of Low Gelt, has been converted to provide a home away from home for a group of friends or a family, looking for a base from which to enjoy an away from it all holiday. The cottage has a ground floor bedroom and en-suite shower room, ideal for families with elderly relatives or people who struggle with stairs. The cosy wood burning stove compliments the modern furnishings, making the cottage warm and snugly on chilly evenings, whilst warm sunny evenings can be spent relaxing or dining al fresco or picnicing by the river.
The cottage has under floor heating and radiators powered by an air source heat pump and comprises:

Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with comfy seating set around the wood burning stove, TV with FreeSat, DVD player, music centre, dining table and French doors leading out to the enclosed patio.
The kitchen has hand-made oak units, electric double oven with grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Double bedroom with super king size zip and link beds which can convert to twin beds (please advise at the time of booking), patio doors leading to the patio and en-suite wet room with shower, hand basin and WC.

First floor: Snug with cosy sitting area and selection of books.
Master double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom comprising shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Attic style twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen, towels and logs provided.
Cot and highchair available.
Free Wi-Fi.
Private parking for 3 cars.
Enclosed patio with picnic table to the rear of the property.
Guests have access to the lawned garden overlooking the river and Low Gelt Bridge.


Three bedrooms: 1 x zip link twin/super king size double (ground floor) with en-suite wet room with shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail; 1 x king size double with en-suite bathroom with bathroom and overhead shower, wash basin and WC; 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Open plan living area with dining area. kitchen. 1st floor seating area.


  • Underfloor heating and radiators (air source heat pump) plus wood burning stove
  • Electric double oven with grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD player, music centre, WiFi
  • Electricity and logs included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio courtyard with seating area, riverside lawned garden
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • River and woods 1 min walk
  • Pubs and shops 1.5 miles.

Regional Information

CARLISLE Gretna Green 10 miles; Penrith 21 miles; Dumfries 33 miles; Keswick 37 miles. Carlisle is set in the county of Cumbria, situated just 10 miles south of the Scottish Borders and is nicknamed the Border City. During Roman times the town was established to serve the forts for Hadrian's Wall, which runs east from the city across the country to Wallsend on the east coast and today is recognised as a World Heritage Site. During the Middle Ages, due to its proximity to the Kingdom of Scotland, Carlisle became an important military stronghold and Carlisle Castle, still relatively intact, was built in 1092 by William Rufus, after once serving as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. The castle now houses the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the Border Regiment Museum. In the early 12th century Henry I allowed the foundation of a priory in Carlisle and the town gained the status of a diocese in 1122, resulting in the priory becoming Carlisle Cathedral. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs across some of the most breathtaking scenery to the popular Yorkshire town and Carlisle Racecourse has a packed fixture list including Ladies’ Day and evening fixtures. Within driving distance is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth and just over the border is Gretna Green, where you'll find the Gretna Gateway Shopping Centre and Anvil Hall, the famous wedding venue.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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