Self Catering in Cumbria - Brampton
Areas: Hadrian's Wall
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Pricing From: £325.00 - 803.00
This detached barn conversion near Brampton sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Hadrian's View is a detached barn conversion in the small village of Banks, four miles from Brampton. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one double, one twin and one adult bunk room, as well as a ground floor bathroom and shower room. The cottage also has a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and open fire. Outside there is off road parking for three cars and an enclosed lawned garden with patio. Hadrian's View is a lovely base for walks, cycle rides and exploring the nearby countryside.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Magical family Christmas
Once again, a relaxing family Christmas full of fun family games, hearty food, log fires, and lovely walks in beautiful local countryside. The cottage is always clean and well-presented with thoughtful touches from the owner; homemade scones on arrival, a bottle of milk and wine&chocolates. We have stayed on 3 occasions at Christmas and we hope to return again!
A comfortable, relaxing stay at Hadrian's View
Hadrian's View has everything you could need for a relaxing stay away from your everyday routines. We specifically wanted somewhere we could spend our time unwinding and taking things at a slower, more leisurely pace and this wonderfully converted barn fitted the bill exactly. Our hosts, Mr and Mrs Harding, were friendly and made us feel very welcome. On arrival there were fresh flowers in the window plus was a bottle of wine and scones with cream chilling in the fridge.
The barn has a charm synonymous with the area and the view from the east facing bedroom and living room is simply stunning. The hamlet, Banks, being in a slightly elevated position offers superb far reaching views of the Irthing valley, which on a winter morning with low cloud takes your breath away.
The amenities were more than ample for our needs. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked every night. Although there is a dishwasher, we didn't use it. The bathroom has a large, deep, modern bathtub, which was great for a soak and the heated towel rail kept the towels dry. Both the bathroom and shower room have fan heaters only and it is advised to turn these on ten minutes before hand to warm the rooms a little before use during the winter months.
The rooms upstairs offer comfort and are neutrally decorated, the best room being the twin room that has those amazing views. The double room and bunk room have velux windows only. The pi?ce de r?sistance is the large living/dining area with the open fire and two three-seater (and very comfortable) sofas. There is a large dresser that contains good quality crockery and cutlery and the dining table easily places six people. Wood and coal for the fire was plentiful.
We stayed for six nights and had friends (local to the area) stay over for one evening. Mrs Harding invited us to a charity hog roast at Dacre Hall (a stunning medieval building and part of Lanercost Priory), which was a fabulous event. The food was delicious and the few locals we spoke to made us feel welcome, even the Harding's neighbours gave us a lift back.
There was plenty of space for all. Apart from a few creaky floors along the mezzanine and a slightly ageing oven and washing machine, we had everything we could possibly need. We even required a socket extension and was quickly accommodated.
There is enough parking for three cars. The outside space offers seating and a BBQ, although because of the December chill we didn't use them.
Nearby there is Lanercost Priory, Talkin Tarn, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Vindolanda Roman Fort and the small town of Brampton, where you can find all the essentials: cashpoint, cafe, supermarket, pubs, butchers etc. Banks itself is a peaceful hamlet and has no shops but the drive to Brampton does not take long.
All in all we had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Hadrian's View. Our hosts were lovely people and we were sad to leave. We would like to return and would definitely recommend it to our friends.
Fabulous last minute find.
We only decided to go away two weeks before we went so we were really pleased to find 'Hadrians View' available.
I'll be honest and say we'd normally not have looked at this place as there were only two oof us with two small dogs so we normally stay at one bedroomed places but it came up in a listing and i fell in love with it.
The photos and listing do not do this place justice. It has the most amazing uninterupted views across the river Irthing Valley and although you can see the train line and A69 you cannot hear them as they are so far away.
It really is the most peaceful place - the hamlet probably has about 10 to 20 houses and the only people we met were our hosts and other visitors to the area.
There isn't a shop or pub very close by, which was perfect for us as we just wanted to chill and the cottage definitely allowed us to do that. However Brampton isn't too far away if you really feel the need for either. There were some great shops selling local produce.
The cottage has everything you can imagine you would need - we honestly had no complaints. It's a barn conversion but it's been done to a very high standard and there is a real fire - we only needed this on for one night and it is very cosy when it's lit.
Elizabeth is also an amazing host - we had cream scones waiting for us in the fridge on our arrival with a bottle of wine chilling! We'll definitely be back!
The view from the house was to die for, it was an absolute gem of a house. The coal fire made it so much more homely. Had a great time and will return again, if the owner will have us.
Very homely and cosy and in a lovely setting. We would definitely recommend.
Electric central heating with open fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
All fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 3 cars
Enclosed, lawned garden with patio to side and front
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 4 miles
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