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.