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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

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • 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
  • Reviews

    Mr Mapp

    “Having stayed in other Sykes cottages before we were a little disappointed that there was not a welcome pack of basics, such as tea, coffee, milk etc that we have enjoyed from other owners.”

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.

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About the location


Gretna Green 13.1 miles; Penrith 19.9 miles; Dumfries 36.2 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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