Ellen Hall, Gilcrux, Wigton, Cumbria
No longer a working farm, Ellen Hall is now a romantic hide away, set in a peaceful vale near to the river Ellen in Cumbria. It's an ideal retreat for exploring the Lake District, providing stress-free getaways for busy business people and a peaceful haven for those with time to linger.
Our accommodation is all contained within the converted 17th century farm buildings at Ellen Hall.
STABLES COTTAGES - The Stables Cottages have been converted from the original stables, hayloft and milking parlour. Each cottage retains the stable door entrance and the upper hayloft opening is now a French window affording views over the courtyard to open farmland, letting in light and fresh air, and giving access to the shared balcony.
Hayloft Cottage is the smallest of the five stables cottages, perfect for those on a budget, or guests simply requiring a pied a terre from which to explore the area, or for anyone holidaying alone.
2. Stable Cottages 2, 3 & 4
Each cottage is "upside down", with the double bedroom and en-suite shower room on the ground floor, the living room with kitchen and dining area above. Cosy and warm for the winter months, fully insulated, with double glazing and storage heating, Equipped with modern kitchen appliances including microwave, plus colour TV . The cottages are simply decorated, with natural pine woodwork.
3. Parlour Cottage
This cottage has a romantic, lace-draped four poster bed made up with crisp cream lace or embroidered bed linen. The bathroom boasts a hydro-therapy steam shower cubicle. The spacious living area has a two seater settee and easy chair, TV , dining table and well equipped kitchen.
BARN COTTAGES - perfect for honeymoons, special anniversaries and surprise weekends away, or those who quite simply like to enjoy the best. Open to the beamed rafters, the lounge areas are furnished with cosy chairs & settee - just right for snuggling around the log burning stoves, TV, and stereo. The galleried bedroom areas have a four-poster bed and mahogany furniture plus a second TV. The bathrooms have bath with shower over; sliding doors convert the bath to a steam cubicle.
1. Salkeld - offers a larger living area than Dykes cottage and the bathroom is upstairs.
2. Dykes - is cosier and the bathroom is on the ground floor.
The quiet seclusion of the peaceful vale where Ellen Hall is situated makes this the perfect destination for a "get away from it all" break. This unfortunately means guests do need their own transport as the area is not served well by public transport.
There's a network of bridle paths leading straight from the door. Within a ten to fifteen minute walk, the village has a local pub serving great food open evenings and weekend lunchtimes, and also a bar and restaurant serving equally good food evenings only & offers a great value take away menu (they will deliver to your cottage door for 50p), but we STRONGLY recommend you book at weekends as they are very popular, (Masons Arms - 016973 20765). Also in the village there is trout bait and fly fishing.
For those wanting more, Cockermouth, a bustling market town and the birthplace of William Wordsworth is only a few miles away, and the capital of the North Lakes, Keswick, less than half an hour's drive along Bassenthwaite Lake.
The Keswick area is host to outdoor pursuit centres, a marina, many famous restaurants and even boasts it's own "Theatre by the Lake".
Less than three miles from Ellen Hall is the beautiful heritage coastline of Cumbria, while Carlisle, Hadrian's Wall, and Scotland are all within easy reach.
Short breaks available £107-£180.
4 Star Visit England.
Telephone: 01697 321439
Email: [email protected]
Sleeps: 1 to 2