You might expect a former miner's cottage to be small and dark. You could be in for a surprise. Stybarrow Cottage is an airy and spacious cottage spread over three floors. It has been lovingly refurbished to provide comfortable holiday accommodation and a real home from home which combines tradition with modern comforts.
The ground floor
The ground floor is open plan and comprises a well equipped kitchen, dining room and comfortable lounge - which means even if it's your turn to cook you can join in the chat and banter. And from the kitchen and garden there are wonderful views towards Place Fell and Keldas.
Our holiday cottage is comfortable and well equipped. We think you'll have everything you'll need. The modern kitchen is equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine and in the lounge there is a comfy three piece suite - ideal for lounging on in front of the open fire. The cottage has a flat screen TV with freeview satellite programmes, WiFi access and a DVD player and a mini hi fi as well as some DVDs and CDs and plenty of books and info about the local area and a range of games - for children, young and old!
There is a traditional coal fire in the lounge to provide a warm welcome after a long day in the hills. This also operates the central heating; there are radiators in all the rooms. In addition, there are storage heaters in the lounge, first floor landing and top bedroom to provide additional warmth on those colder days.
The first floor
An open wooden staircase leads to the first floor, where there is one double bedroom and one twin bedded room. The bedrooms are simple and comfortable and bed linen is provided at no additional cost. All the beds will be made up for your arrival. And you should have plenty of storage space for rucksacks, walking gear, toys and everything else you bring with you on holiday.
The double bedroom is located at the back of the cottage and looks over the garden and fields towards Keldas and Place Fell - and really catches the sun.
The twin bedded room is a good sized room and enjoys fine views towards Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd.
On the first floor there is also a modern bathroom with WC, washbasin and bath; a second toilet; and a separate shower room - ideal after a long day in the hills when everyone is longing for a soak in the bath or a shower!
The Top Floor
The top floor at Stybarrow Cottage is reached via a carpeted stairway. This room is without a doubt the best room in the house - a chance to escape from everyone else, curl up on the settee and enjoy the views.
From the comfortable double bed you can enjoy stunning views of the night sky through the large velux windows, whilst the comfortable settee provides the opportunity to relax and savour the superb views of Place Fell and Keldas.
Stybarrow Cottage has its own garden which is real sun trap. There is a grassed area where the children can run around and let off steam. There is a lovely patio at the bottom of the garden with garden furniture and barbeque. There is also a garden bench opposite the kitchen door .... ideal for sitting down and taking off your walking boots!