This beautiful traditional cottage has been lovingly refurbished with some unique features, restored using local wood and materials, eco-friendly and a wildlife lovers paradise.
Located just a short drive from the pretty village of Canonbie and the Border City of Carlisle, this cottage offers an ideal base to explore the Scottish Borders or Lake District. The 7stanes mountain bike trails are just a short drive, if you are looking for water sports or would like to watch the Ospreys, Keilder Water Forest Park offers something for everyone. There is an observatory, Zog Activity Trail and lots of land-based activities on offer here as well. If you are interested in Scottish History, Gilnockie Tower is close by and is a stunning example of a Pele Tower over 500 years old, now a Clan Visitor Centre, originally home to a notorious Border Reivers family. Other attractions worth visiting include, Hadrians Wall, Carlisle Castle and Tullie House Museum and Kielder Dark sky Observatory events and talks, Aurora night.
Enter the cottage into the well-equipped kitchen with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, and a TV, the perfect space to prepare a family meal. There is a lovely seating area with views over the bird feeders, a fabulous place to sit and have a coffee or enjoy breakfast. This property is packed with unique features, from the kitchen you will enter the lounge which has a cosy wood burner, TV and a fabulous high-rise wood feature bridge which is accessed via the hall to the first floor. There is also a dining room with wood burner, and the first of the bedrooms, a twin, accessed off the lounge. The lounge and bedroom have direct access to the garden. Heading into the hallway there is a bathroom with hand-held shower over bath and WC, also with a utility area with washer/dryer. Next door there is a bright king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC, this bedroom has direct access to the garden from the patio doors. Moving up the staircase to the first floor you will find the small double bedroom, here there is also the unique bridge.
The garden has a Victorian styled stargazing pit which can also be used as a seating and dining area by day. There is a covered porch which runs the length of south side of cottage and extensive views towards the Solway and the Fells. A short walk up the field reveals fantastic views of the Pennines, the Esk Valley and Northumberland Hills. There is private off-road parking for three cars.