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Oakbank - Scotby

Carlisle, Cumbria
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 4
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Stunning period property over three floors
  • Master suite on the second floor with bi-folding doors onto a balcony with fabulous views
  • Set in a pretty village with a pub just a short walk away
Property code: 87447

Period property offering spacious accommodation, ideal for families or friends looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply spend quality time together. On the outskirts of the historic city of Carlisle.

This cottage offers a fabulous base to explore Cumbria, the Lake District and the Scottish Borders. It is situated just 3 miles from Carlisle and only 12 miles from Gretna Green. There is a golf course just 1 mile away, so for any keen golfers, bring your clubs! Carlisle is a fascinating city; it has a beautiful cathedral and castle in the city centre. The Lake District is only 20 miles away where you can visit Ullswater and take a trip on one of the famous steamers, or conquer the stunning Catbells or Skiddaw where you can see for miles from the summits.

The property occupies the wing of a Victorian house, where the owner lives on-site yet privacy is guaranteed. Set over three floors, it has lots of original features and a traditional feel, with a contemporary twist on the second floor. As you walk through the front door and into the lobby, you will find a tiled floor that opens into the main hallway with parquet flooring, a chandelier, and a sweeping staircase. At the foot of the staircase, you will find the spacious formal lounge with retro chairs and seating, a wonderful contrast to the traditional styling in the room. There is a large bay window, chandeliers, and views through to the dining room which overlooks open fields and fells. Relax in the lounge where there is ample seating and SkyTV. Across the hallway, you will find a small informal lounge with TV, games console and sofa (which is also a double sofa bed), plus there is an accessible wet room with a shower and WC within this room. You can access the kitchen from this lounge or head back through the hallway. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and fridge/freezer. There is a TV in the kitchen as well as a small informal dining table, perfect to grab some breakfast or a coffee before heading out to explore. From the kitchen, you will find a lovely formal dining area within the conservatory. This room looks across the lounge and is also accessible from the formal lounge. There is a large dining table for the party to gather around, watch the sun go down, and discuss the day’s events. Hidden away under the staircase you will find a convenient WC. As you head up the beautiful staircase to the first floor, you will find a huge landing window overlooking the garden and fells, there is a spacious landing area with antique seating, offering the perfect spot to get away from the rest of the group and enjoy a good book. On the first floor, you will find four spacious bedrooms, a king-size with a TV, a double, a twin, and a single room. There is also a family bathroom with original glass wall panelling from years gone by - it has a separate bath, shower and WC. The second floor has been recently renovated and offers a fabulous master suite in the eaves with a super-king-size bed, en-suite shower room with WC, feature beams, exposed brick walls, a lounge area with a corner sofa and TV, and bi-folding doors to a balcony. The balcony area has seating and offers the most amazing setting to watch the sunrise.

Heading outside from the kitchen/dining area, you will find the garden which has a sandstone patio, garden furniture, low-level lighting, a children's play area and BBQ. The garden overlooks open countryside and is a great suntrap to enjoy dining alfresco or a few drinks. There is a village shop and pub within 500 yards and a much wider selection within a mile in Carlisle. There is private parking on the drive in front of the house for up to five cars.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin and a single Double sofa bed in the small front lounge
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with bath, shower, and WC, 1 wet room with shower and WC, 1 en-suite with shower and WC, 1 downstairs WC
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Private enclosed garden with patio, furniture, children's play area and BBQ
  • Private parking for up to 5 cars
  • Pubs, shop, and restaurants within 500 yards
  • Owner lives on-site, privacy is guaranteed
  • The property is meant to be used for the purpose of a holiday, and certain group bookings including stag and hen do's may not be allowed unless by special arrangement with the owner prior to booking (including the possible requirement for a safety deposit)
  • Sleeps 9 + 2 on the double sofa bed
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by Agnes, 23rd July 2022

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Spacious and relaxing home. Lived the loft space and all the retro touches. Easy to find and quiet and easy access for M6 for adventures.Perfect the way it is, absolutely fulfilled all our needs as an extended family. Lovely and welcoming host.

Reviewed by James, 16th July 2022

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A beautiful home to stay in with a warm welcome and excellent location. Clean, tidy and spacious with enough rooms to gather in or spend some quiet time alone. Plenty of things to see and do in the area as well as a short walk to the local pub. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend the experience.

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