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Joe’s Cottage

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Dog Friendly
Joe's Cottage is a beautiful 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 traditional Lake District holiday cottage has recently been completely eco-consciously renovated, including installation of fast fibre-to-house broadband. Joes is furnished with quality furniture and is decorated in a contemporary style while maintaining many of the original features, including the original wooden beams throughout and the original fireplace in the kitchen inscribed with the date 1749.

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 downstairs WC/utility room includes a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron.

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 (originally the cobbled farmyard) attracts an abundance of insects and bird life. The patio space with glass balustrade makes the most of the lovely panoramic views of the Lyth Valley to the fells beyond and is a wonderful space to watch the often-spectacular sunset, the stars in the night sky - especially impressive as there is no streetlighting in Brigsteer (on a clear night, blankets provided), and to generally relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the Lake District - truly stunning!

Numerous fabulous walks are on your doorstep from the cottage—varying length and challenge, and often with a delicious treat at the end!

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. There are fascinating photographs and information about this bygone era in the cottage for those who are interested. Joe died in 2009, and the cottage was then re-annexed to Boundary House - one of the oldest dwellings in Brigsteer.
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
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. AGA Wood-burning stove seated in the original stone fireplace. Wall-mounted 40" Freeview TV with an Amazon Fire Stick for streaming services (own account required). Bluetooth enabled Kef LSX stereo speakers. Window box seating and a small selection of board games, reading bookings and walking maps.
  • Kitchen / Diner: Well-equipped fitted kitchen with plenty of cupboard storage; microwave; toaster; integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and two ovens; 4-ring induction hob fitted into the original stone fireplace; dining table for six guests. Window box seating. Ruark Bluetooth or CD driven speaker.
  • Utility Room / WC: Washing machine, tumble dryer, toilet, and basin.
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 glass balustrade has garden furniture, cushions etc, making the most of the fabulous views of the Lyth Valley and the fells beyond.
  • Barbeque, outdoor candle lanterns, blankets etc are provided for use at the cottage.
  • Picnic equipment for guest use (cutlery, crockery, and cold box) are also provided.
  • Bed linen, towels, luxury handmade natural “Pure Lakes” toiletries, services,  kitchen consumables (list provided on request) and a starter pack of wood for the fire are included in the rental price. A fire is laid (and with notice can often even be lit!) to welcome arriving guests. Further well-dried wood available (ideally with notice) from the owners at cost.
  • A travel cot, highchair and pram 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, and are very happy to be contacted. They are usually on hand to say “Hello” and answer any queries or sort out any issues that may arise.

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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