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Joe’s Cottage

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Dog Friendly
Joe's Cottage is a beautifully renovated two-bedroom holiday home situated in the picture-postcard village of Brigsteer, 3 miles southwest of Kendal, in one of the most accessible parts of the Lake District National Park.

Spanning two floors, this Lake District holiday cottage has been furnished with quality furniture and decorated in a contemporary style while maintaining many of the original features, including the grand fireplace in the kitchen inscribed with the date 1749 and the original wooden beams.

The ground floor consists of a spacious living room with a wonderful AGA wood-burning fire, perfect for the chillier winter months, although the ground-source heating system will certainly keep the chill away. Opposite the living room is the large kitchen with integrated appliances that surround the central dining table for six.

If you don't fancy cooking, then why not stroll around to the Wheatsheaf Inn, where a warm welcome, good food, and a relaxing atmosphere awaits?

We know that laundry isn’t on the top of the holiday list, but if you find the need, the WC/utility room includes a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Upstairs, you have two spacious en-suite bedrooms, both beautifully decorated and sure to provide for a wonderful night's sleep.

Outside, the cottage is equally as special. The lovely garden attracts an abundance of insects and bird life; it's a wonderful space to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the Lake District. The patio space with glass balustrade makes the most of the lovely views of the Lyth Valley to the fells beyond - truly stunning!

You're probably wondering why the cottage is called Joe's Cottage...; well, Joe was a much-loved local character, "a friend to everyone"; and the last inhabitant of the cottage. He farmed the small fields just above the village (now the Brigsteer Bee Reserve) by hand, using his scythe. He died in 2009, and the cottage was then re-annexed to Boundary House - so called as it was built across the parish boundary, a cunning strategy to claim peat-cutting rights in the Lyth valley from both parishes - a double share of insulation and fuel. It is one of the oldest dwellings in Brigsteer and was originally a farmhouse with 30 to 40 acres of land.
Dogs Permitted Dogs Permitted
Pub within 1 Mile Pub within 1 Mile
Log Burner / Fireplace Log Burner / Fireplace
Wireless Internet Wireless Internet
Family Friendly Family Friendly
Garden / Patio Garden / Patio
Parking Parking
Golf Nearby Golf Nearby
Bed Linen Provided Bed Linen Provided
Towels Provided Towels Provided
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer Tumble Dryer
Dishwasher Dishwasher
Baby and Toddler Friendly Baby and Toddler Friendly
Hairdryer Hairdryer
Contactless Check-in Contactless Check-in
Walks nearby Walks nearby


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Take a closer look at Joe’s Cottage

Ground Floor:
  • Entrance Hall: Leading inside from the pretty front garden area and parking area, off which is the:
  • Living Room: With two two-seat high-back sofas and a swivelling armchair. Wood-burning AGA fire seated in the original stone fireplace. Wall-mounted 40" Freeview TV with an Amazon Fire Stick for streaming services (own account required). Window box seating and a small selection of reading bookings and walking maps.
  • Kitchen / Diner: Fitted kitchen with plenty of cupboard storage; microwave; toaster; integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and two ovens; 4-ring induction fitted into the original stone fireplace; dining table for six guests. Window box seating.
  • Utility Room / WC: Washing machine, tumble dryer, toilet and basin. Note: The utility room's rear door is only an emergency exit and should not be used otherwise.
First Floor: (10 carpeted stairs with handrail)
  • Bedroom 1: Beautifully decorated with exposed wooden beams, a king-size double bed with bedside tables, drawers, and wall-mounted reading lights; freestanding wardrobe; dressing table; en suite bathroom, heated towel rail, walk-in shower, basin and toilet.
  • Bedroom 2: Exposed wooden beams; a super king-size trundle bed which can be made as a double or two single beds; bedside table, wardrobe and an en suite bathroom, heated towel rail, a bath and shower over, basin with vanity cupboards and toilet.
  • Paved patio with garden furniture and a glass balustrade making the most of the fabulous views of the Lyth Valley and the fells beyond.
  • Bed linen, towels, services, a starter supply of guest consumables and wood for the fire are included in the rental price.
  • A travel cot & a highchair are available on request.
  • 1x Dog is welcome to stay free of charge. Additional dogs may be accommodated subject to their breed & size. Please get in touch with us before booking.
  • Secure storage for bicycles is available.
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the property.
  • Electric vehicle charging is not permitted.
  • The Owners live in the property next door to Joe's Cottage.

About the location

Brigsteer is a hamlet between the Parish of Helsington and the village of Levens and about three miles from Kendal in Cumbria.

Located on the edge of the Lyth Valley, with Scout Scar overlooking the village, the village amenities include a village hall and a local pub called The Wheatsheaf Inn, which serves excellent food and a range of real ales & gins. There are still three working farms in the village of Brigsteer, with about 90 houses in total. Park End Moss wetlands is a short walk away, a haven for birds and other wildlife seen readily from the bird hide and in the adjacent Brigsteer Woods.

Nearby Levens (2 miles) has more amenities, including a general store/newsagent and a pub. The area consists of beautiful stone-built traditional houses, cottages and barn conversions surrounded by unspoilt countryside, varied flora and fauna and a nature reserve providing a beautiful walking country.
  • Bowness-on-Windermere - 9 Miles
  • Ambleside - 16 Miles
  • Cartmel - 11 Miles
  • Ulverston - 21 Miles
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