Self Catering in Cumbria - Santon Bridge
Areas: Lake District
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Pricing From: £235.00 - 473.00
This semi-detached cottage in Santon Bridge sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
The Old Post Office is a semi-detached cottage near the village campsite in the quiet hamlet of Santon Bridge. The cottage has a first floor double room and a single room with a slightly smaller-than-average bed and an additional single trundle bed on the second floor mezzanine level. There is a shower room on the first floor and downstairs, the kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside is off road parking for one car, and a shared front garden with furniture and wonderful mountain views. The Old Post Office makes a romantic retreat for couples seeking to enjoy the mountains, walking, coastline, castle and villages of the area.
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Great Location for Exploring the Western Lakes
Location, location, location. This cottage sits on the road to Wasdale and near to the road to Eskdale. These are generally quiet roads in the less touristy west of the Lake District.
Santon Bridge is a hamlet a pub and tea rooms and little else. It is in beautiful countryside. There is easy access to Eskdale, Ravenglass and Wasdale. You can walk to the fells from the cottage, although it is a long walk it is worth the effort.
The Old Post Office cottage sits next to a campsite, but do not let this put you off. We were there for the last weekend of the Whitsun half term. The campsite was very busy and yet we unaffected by any noise from it. The cottage is also a hundred or so metres from the pub, which did decent food and even take away fish and chips and pizza.
The cottage was small. Ideal for the two of us. There is a second bedroom in the attic space, with a single bed and a pullout matress under. This which would suit a third adult, additional couple or older children. I'd be wary of putting younger children up there as it was on a mezzanine level with no door and direct access to the stairs. It's a bright and airy space with Velux windows. The shower was fine with plenty of hot water, although I would have loved a bath after the long walks we took. The kitchen was small, but perfectly adequate and very well equipped. There is a dishwasher and a washing machine. The lounge had a big leather sofa and chair both of which we found ourselves sliding down during the night. The table was very small and awkward: not really a dining table as there was no where to put you legs when eating. It's a small criticism in an otherwise really nice cottage. The cottage also had a garden to the front with a table and chairs. We didn't get to use this due to the weather (hey! it is the Lake District!)
I have to mention a few negatives. Several light bulbs had blown and there were no replacements. In a cottage of this price I'd expect that to be checked and dealt with. We lost internet connection early in our stay and had no telephone so we couldn't report it. I didn't mind too much; I didn't come for the internet. Also there is a shared Sky box. This was a bonus. Until it failed and left us without any television.
It comes highly recommended as a base for any couple who would like to explore the stunning Western Lake District.
This cottage is located in a very good area for the mountains and the lakes. The pub food in the area is excellent. The most impressive part of the holiday was leaving the bedroom window open at night and listening to the babbling river. This is a very nice place and I would really recommend staying here.
Cottage is clean and comfortable, in good location close to lake and mountains.
The cottage is stunning, we would recommend this cottage to everyone who is planning a trip to the Lakes.
A lovely cottage, very nicely decorated and with fantastic underfloor heating.
Services / Facilities:
Electric underfloor heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky package, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front garden with furniture, shared with owners. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Pub 1 min walk. Shop 3 miles. Note: Cottage is located near the village campsite.
Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 1
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