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The Bothy - secluded in The Lake District

SuperhostCumbria, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Rebecca
6 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths

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* Corona Virus edit: In light of the current gov rules, we are unable to take bookings from guests in Tier 3 *

The Bothy at Cowmire Hall is a delightful, first-floor converted farm building, consisting of a hall, large living-room/kitchen open to the roof, a shower-room and double bedroom. There is also a gallery or sleeping-platform above the kitchen area which can be accessed via a ladder from the living room/used as a bedroom at your own risk and there is also a sofa bed in the living room.

The space
The main living area is open plan and vaulted to the ceiling with exposed beams and trusses. A Juliette balcony opens out on to the inner farm yard giving views of Whitbarrow Scar, an impressive limestone escarpment and well worth a walk to the top, where views of the neighbouring valleys and beyond on a clear day are a must.

The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of crockery, utensils, serving and cooking dishes, pans, baking trays, making life easy if you want to enjoy home cooking during your stay. It is open plan to the main living space, meaning guests can interact whether relaxing on the sofa or rustling up a delicious meal. There is a large electric range style cooker as well as a microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The Bothy is centrally heated and also has a wood burner - perfect for a night in. Kindling and logs are provided, baskets are stocked on arrival and guests are invited to top up from the woodshed during their stay. The living area had a large TV screen with DVD player, internet is free and is Fibre to home Broadband, giving excellent connection should you need it. Fuel, bed-linen and towels are included. The Bothy sleeps up to six people, with the option of a double bed, sofa bed or two single floor beds on the mezzanine (open to the main living area). Please note that the mezzanine is accessed by a cut out wooden wall ladder.

The bathroom has an electric shower, basin, toilet and large linen cupboard.

There is a utility room on the ground floor (separate entrance) with use of a sink, washing-machine, tumble-drier, freezer space and space for bicycles etc. There is an outside sitting area with table and barbecue.

The Bothy looks out to the south over a farm-yard to Cowmire Hall - a C16 pele tower extended in the late C17, where the owners live - its garden and the Winster Valley. To the north the view is of the farm orchard. There is not any livestock in this yard, though tractors come and go, and our hens have the run of the space during the day. Guests may park cars here. The yard is separated from the main road by a gate, and the house by a wall and gate, giving a safe space for dogs to be off the lead. We would however ask that they are exercised either along the lanes or adjoining fields.

Guest access
Cowmire Hall is surrounded by private land which guests at the Bothy will have access to, although it should be noted that we are a farm and we would ask that guests enquire first as to which fields are suitable, depending on where our stock is at the time.

Other things to note
Kitchen store cupboard: We keep the kitchen stocked with basics - tea/coffee/sugar/oil/seasonings, in addition to an array of tinned and packet goods left by other guests. Please do make use of these during your stay.

Dogs: We happily accept dogs (up to 2), please however be aware that our chickens roam freely in the yard outside the Bothy and are rather partial to their tail feathers :)

Cleaning: unlike many Airbnb's we do not add on a cleaning charge, however, we do ask that where possible any beds used be stripped of their linen, used towels left on the floor, crockery and kitchen items are cleaned and returned to the appropriate cupboards and all rubbish is put in the main or recycling bins (located in the yard), prior to guests departure.
* Corona Virus edit: In light of the current gov rules, we are unable to take bookings from guests in Tier 3 *

The Bothy at Cowmire Hall is a delightful, first-floor converted farm building, consisting of a hall, large living-room/kitchen open to the roof, a shower-room and double bedroom. There is also a gallery or sleeping-platform above the kitchen area which can be accessed via a ladder from the livin…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

TV
Heating
Dryer
Wi-Fi
Pack ’n Play/travel cot
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Washing machine
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises

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Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

There are 2 local pubs within walking distance of The Bothy, one being the famous Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank and also the Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge (edit - the Hare & Hounds is currently closed). Walking takes about 15/20 minutes to these fantastic pubs, both of which allow dogs.

Only slightly further afield, you have a great selection of other pubs to either a drink or dine in - The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite, The Black Labrador at Underbarrow, The Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer, The Brown Horse at Winster, The Lyth Valley Hotel or the Gilpin Bridge, both situated in the Lyth Valley.

We would very much recommend that due to the changes adopted by many pubs and restaurants as a result of Covid, you book in advance as spaces are quickly snapped up.
There are 2 local pubs within walking distance of The Bothy, one being the famous Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank and also the Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge (edit - the Hare & Hounds is currently closed). Wa…

Hosted by Rebecca

Joined in June 2017
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I’ve been hosting Airbnb guests here since 2017 having taken over the mantle from my mother in law, who did an amazing job converting the Bothy 18 years ago. Since switching it to Airbnb I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many interesting people who have chosen to book time away in this gorgeous area we are lucky to live in.
I’ve been hosting Airbnb guests here since 2017 having taken over the mantle from my mother in law, who did an amazing job converting the Bothy 18 years ago. Since switching it to…
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We live in the main house and are available most of the time, should guests require assistance. You will however feel private, the Bothy is separated from the Hall by the yard and high garden wall.
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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