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Gelt Wood Cottage

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

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Wallace

    “The cottage was in a great location; adjacent to the edge of Gent Wood, from which there were many footpaths and enjoyable walks.”

    The cottage was finished to a very high standard. As we stayed over the festive period, the owners had kindly provided a tastefully decorated Christmas tree and some very nice trimmings around the accomodation.

    The cottage was finished to a very high standard. As we stayed over the festive period, the owners had kindly provided a tastefully decorated Christmas tree and some very nice trimmings around the accomodation.


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

The property

A contemporary cottage with ground floor accommodation ideal for visitors with reduced mobility, Gelt Wood Cottage is close to the bustling market town of Brampton and ideally located for exploring the Lake District, Scottish Borders and Solway coast.

Built from local stone with a combination of character charm and modern luxury, this beautiful cottage is a former inn that has been converted to the highest standards.

It's ideal for a multi-generational family holidaying together at any time of year thanks to the accessible ground floor bedroom with its en-suite wet room.

Step into the cottage and you'll notice the fabulous finish in the open plan living area with its squashy sofas and elegant oak dining table.

The flagged floor with underfloor heating and feature wood burning stove will keep you cosy and comfortable whatever the weather, while the modern oak kitchen is fully equipped.

There's freesat TV and a DVD player for all your entertainment needs while French doors lead out to an enclosed patio area.

There's also access to the patio from the ground floor bedroom which can be configured as a twin or super king size thanks to the zip link beds.

The en-suite wet room is fantastic, with floor to ceiling tiling, a wash basin and WC and a heated towel rail for cosy post shower towels.

Upstairs there's a small and snug seating area with books leading to a master double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom, and a twin bedroom under the eaves that also has its own en-suite shower room.

The patio courtyard is a lovely sun trap, and there are picnic tables to enjoy the peace and quiet.

The lawned garden extends to give access to the river, perfect for lovely picnics and tranquil walks along the riverbank to Low Gelt bridge or into Gelt Wood itself.

There's also off-road parking for 3 cars.

The pretty hamlet of Low Gelt with its picturesque bridge is just 1.5 miles from the lively town of Brampton with its shops, restaurants and bars.

Carlisle with its historic castle and cathedral, plus shopping centre, cinema and bowling alley is a short drive away and is the gateway to an exploration of Hadrian's Wall and the Roman forts in the area.

Lanercost Priory with its lovely modern tea rooms is also well worth a visit.

The North Lakes and vibrant Keswick, with attractions like the Puzzling Place with its mind-bending conundrums, the Keswick launches and the Theatre by the Lake are less than an hour's drive away, as is the gorgeous Solway coast.

This designated area of outstanding natural beauty has one of the best links golf courses in the country at Silloth on Solway.

The beautiful Scottish Borders are also less than an hour's drive from Gelt Wood Cottage. Contemporary comfort and charm, accessibility, and location make Gelt Wood Cottage the perfect family home away from home at any time of year.


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.

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About the location


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
  • Last minute
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