18th century Puddleduck is part of a terrace of stone cottages . It has all the conveniences for a family holiday exploring the English Lake District. A cosy sitting dining room with woodburning stove it is a great place to return to after a bracing walk on Lakeland Fells. There is a well equipped kitchen to prepare food or two pubs within a five minute walk. In a rural setting, but easy reach of the supermarket, it is an excellent base for the adventurous or just a place to relax and unwind.
The two and three story parts of the cottage probably date from the 18th and 19th Centuries respectively. Originally 3 cottages they have undergone extensive alteration over the years with all but one of the fireplaces blocked in and two staircases removed. The beams in the bedrooms date back many years, as the woodworm testifies, but all the other woodwork is new. Much of the furniture was manufactured from reclaimed pine from Lancashire cotton mills. The cottage is very much our home and used frequently by us when we can escape from work.
The private parking space next to the cottage is to small except for drop off. The landlords of the pub are happy for our guests to park in their large car park opposite the cottage.
The cottage is looked after by the housekeeper and a gardener. Guest enter using a key provided in a security cabinet.
The cottage is in a semi-rural location and whilst used by us on a regular basis is let as a holiday cottage. The housekeeper and gardener keep the cottage clean and tidy but are not normally around for guests. The neighbours to the right of the cottage are permanent residents and are often happy to talk to guests.
Reservations will not normally be accepted if they start on a Sunday as no cleaner is available.
No more than six guests.
One dog only - unless pre arranged - to be kept downstairs and off the furniture.
Please be nice to the neighbours.