Self-Catering Carlisle

Nuthatch Carlisle, Cumbria

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From: €333 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location

Property Description

Holiday home
Nuthatch is a semi-detached, ground floor cottage in the grounds of High Head Castle Farm, on the owner's dairy farm in the Ive Valley, just 13 miles from Penrith. The cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom, a family bathroom and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside the cottage is plenty of off road parking and a small garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With its neighbouring cottage, Nuthatch can sleep a total of six people and makes a superb base for exploring this glorious part of the country.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor: One king-size double bedroom with TV. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.

High Head Castle Farm is located on a dairy farm in rolling countryside overlooking High Head Castle. Within easy driving distance is the market town of Penrith, which offers a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment. The historic city of Carlisle is within easy travelling distance, as is the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Supply of fuel for woodburner provided on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Front patio, small garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location

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Self-Catering Reviews

October 2021
Myself, my wife and our two dogs stayed here, first week in October 2021. The owners are fantastic and very helpful, the cottage is well presented and clean. The log burner was great to have on at night and the under floor heating was great for the dogs. The owners allow you wander around the farm and if you want to you can go and see the cows being milked. The Raw milk from here is amazing and so very fresh, the chickens, goats, cows and brucie (our nickname for him) the bull. Whilst we were there we seen squirrels, deers, rabbits, pheasants and buzzards. This is a very quiet location and allows you to relax. Also Dalston is well worth a visit if you have dogs or you want supplies.
emma h
November 2020
Myself and my partner (and 2 dogs) stayed here at the end of October as a last minute get away. Arriving to a bottle of wine, fresh fruit, chocolate cookies and milk was a fantastic touch after a 2 hour drive! The cottage was beautifully clean, warm and homely throughout our stay. And the owner(s) couldn’t do enough for us throughout, despite following COVID-19 measures. It was a brilliant experience to stay on a working dairy farm and such welcoming, pleasant farmers. It is a great base to drive to many fells, lakes and dog walks and there are 3 lovely walks around the farm. There are dog walks from the farm however we didn’t experience these due to the wet weather. After long, wet day’s walking our dogs it was great to dry off in front of a log burner, with heated floor and enjoying a ginormous bath! There are plenty of pubs nearby if you don’t mind driving but being tucked away in a little cottage, with a self-sufficient kitchen was all we needed. I will be recommending to me family and friends and will certainly come back soon! Such great value for money.
Mr Lambe
September 2020
This is one of the most peaceful farms I have ever visited, despite 150 cows being milked twice a day.. We were not disturbed by any of the activities taking place on the farm. The location is ideal for visiting the Lake District, Pennines, Northumberland and even southern Scotland. Very reasonably priced and considerably cheaper than accommodation available in the Lake District which is only a 40 minute drive away. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, with everything that you need for either a weekend or longer stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definately book it again.
Mr Lambe, September 2020
July 2020
The cottage was absolutely delightful.. It was clean, homely and had everything you could need for your stay. A lovely welcome pack was left and the only thing missing was the opportunity to say thank you in person due to Covid. We would most definitely recommend!
Mrs Pamplin, July 2020
February 2020
We had a wonderful week at nuthatch, the cottage is equipped with everything you need.. Welcome pack of wine, milk, water and fruit which is a lovely touch. The cottage was immaculately clean and extremely comfortable, the enclosed garden was great for the dogs.
Mrs Matley, February 2020
November 2019
The cottage was beautiful and in a lovely, peaceful setting.. Ideal for people wanting to relax, and walk dogs. The only one thing we would mention is that there is not much room to cook if you enjoy it. Because it was cold and wet we took enough shopping to last the week, but only one smallish, low cupboard to store it. Apart from that, the cottage is well furnished, very warm, lovely bathroom. Nice welcome pack including wine, milk, fruit and biscuits. Thank you.
Miss Codman
April 2019
Website needs updating as the nearest pub mentioned is actually closed so there is nothing for more than 3 miles
Mr Pressley
April 2019
Spotlessly clean and lovely welcome gifts of fruit, biscuits, milk and a bottle of wine.. Relaxing location with several country pubs nearby. Easy drive to The Lakes and Hadrians Wall. We had a great time and will definitely return.
Mr Morrison
September 2018
This was a very warm holiday home.. Very convenient to visit Lake District areas, Hadrians Wall, Beatrix Potter Hilltop and museums, and Gretna green.
Mr Magurn
August 2018
Lovely cottage, in a beautiful location with so much to do in the surrounding area.. We had 2 dogs with us, plenty of room in the cottage for them and they loved all the walks on the farm. would highly recommend!
Mr Moon
August 2018
My wife and I spent a week at nuthatch cottage in April with our pet dog Harvey and enjoyed it so much we spent another week there in September.. It was a lovely comfortable welcoming holiday. On both occasions there was a bottle of wine and a carton of milk in the fridge ready for us getting there, a lovely gesture. The surrounding views from the cottage where beautiful , and so easy getting to the lakes and Scotland. So much to do and go. We have booked to go to their other cottage woodpecker next April . Lovely stay . Thanks Paul , Alyson and Harvey
Mrs Morley
August 2018
Perfect get away from it all cottage.. Modern clean and comfortable in picturesque setting. Highly recommended
Mr Bruckel
July 2018
Great location for visiting the lakes and Pennines , the accommodation was just .... Great location for visiting the lakes and Pennines , the accommodation was just right for the two of us and our 2 dogs and owners were very friendly especially leaving us a welcome pack started our holiday off well
Mr Prater
July 2018
Nice cottage lovely owner lovely little garden for a small dog to play and some nice walks..
Mr Slight
July 2018
The accommodation exceeded our expectations.. The cottage was clean and very well looked after. The welcome pack of milk,tea, coffee, fruit and a bottle of wine was a very nice touch. We met the owner once and was she very friendly. There is a lovely walk down into a secluded valley which has some modern sculptures in it. This is right outside the door. Although this is a working dairy farm it in no way intrudes on the holiday experience. We would highly recommend it as a base for exploring the lakes.
Mr Lynch
July 2018
Excellent location for access to plenty of good walks.. Very pet friendly, and thanks for the warm welcome.
Mr Waring
June 2018
It stated on the details about this cottage that it had wifi.. wifi was very very limited. The owners did state on a welcome sheet that it was down to an issue with BT due to being too far from the exchange. Although the cottage was only for 2 people the fridge provide could have been bigger as you couldn't store much food and you ad to go to the shop more often. Where the cottage was situated, which was on a farm there was a lot of flies. There was fly spray provided but that wasn't enough to get rid of them. Maybe a fly zapper could be fitted? The cottage itself was situated in most quiet of places and so peaceful. I would consider going back as this was the main reason for picking it.
May 2018
Lovely weekend at Nuthatch cottage with our two dogs. The cottage had everything you could think of and was so comfortable and spotlessly clean. The welcome wine, milk and fruit was a lovely gesture. The cottage is ideal for dogs and our two loved the front garden that was safe and secure for them to run around. Lovely location, with some lovely walks for dog lovers close by. Would highly recommend and definitely return.
May 2018
Lovely to spend time on a working farm and the owners let us get involved.. Peaceful and calmness. Perfect.
Mr Mckee
May 2018
Had a fantastic few days in the middle of nowhere with the wife and dogs during the May Bank Holiday weekend heatwave.. Was a good opportunity to recharge the batteries, switch off and take in the local Lake District scenery. Highly recommended and will return again if the chance arises. Thanks to all involved.
Mrs Clemson
December 2017
The cottage was really lovely, it was a cold day when we arrived and the cottage was really warm and cosy.. The welcome pack was really appreciated as was the Christmas tree. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well, the bathroom was really clean and the shower was really efficient. The heating worked so well we were too hot and had to turn it off. We had our two dogs with us and appreciated the fenced garden, and they loved the walks around the cottage. All in all a fantastic break.
Mrs Jay
November 2017
Perfect location, even in November.. Lovely cottage where owners had thought of everything to make you feel welcome and the stay enjoyable. Arrived late in terrible weather but once inside it was warm and cosy and the bottle of wine waiting in the fridge was very much appreciated
September 2017
Me and my partner and 2 dogs stayed here for a week. When arrived we was greeted with a clean and lovely cottage. The owners had left a bottle of wine and some milk as a welcome gift which was extremely lovely of them. The garden was fantastic for the dogs, enclosed so you knew they couldn't get out. It is set on a farm, however out of the way and you wouldn't even know. Loved the walks around the farm and the views were beautiful. I would definitely recommend and return. Thank you for a lovely stay.
September 2017
This is just a wonderful little cottage, we waited a couple of years before we could book, very popular cottage, but we made it and we were not in any way disappointed, just very glad that we kept trying because it was worth the wait..
Mr Ling
July 2017
We had a fantastic week and the weather was amazing .. .. Couldn't of wished for anything better . The cottage was just perfect in a lovely tranquil setting peace and quite and a very clean and beautiful little cottage it was .
Mrs Bland
July 2017
Excellent cottage for touring Lake District - could be a little further away though..
Mr Williams
June 2017
Nuthatch was very clean and comfortable with fantastic walk`s set in beautiful countryside all within easy reach of the Lake district, Hadrian`s wall and Vindolanda.. We enjoyed are holiday very much and will go again.
Mr Peters
July 2016
The property was comfortable clean but best of all the bed was comfortable. Highly recommend.
Mr Baker
April 2016
A great cottage set in the countryside with beautiful views. Very peaceful and quiet, and a fantastic location for exploring the lakes, North Pennines and Solway coast. Everything you need for a relaxing getaway.
October 2015
No cafe, no spa, very muddy, you are staying on a working farm, the cottage looks like a hut, but very nice inside, plus points very quiet, great views outside, not from the hut, really clean, great night views of the night sky, every thing outside looks run down, but again working farm, 125 milking cows, the valley is very pretty, I am trying to work out what has happened, its seems this place was very successful but some thing is missing, when you arrive you get a bottle of white wine,(cheap) tea bags but they could have been there for ever sugar milk and scones, again very nice plus freash fruit, all good, this place takes dogs this was the deal breaker for us, so all in all a great place for dogs with owners attached every one will have a great time
June 2015
semi-det with another cottage on a farm, with a wonderful view and well away from any road. The place was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack a nice touch. You can walk straight from the door or drive to the Lakes or the sea (we did all three) We are sure to go back!
Mr Taylor
June 2015
It was a wonderful holiday in a lovely place, it was private and in beautiful surroundings.
Ms Batchelor
May 2015
Nuthatch is a perfect holiday 'home.' It was spotless, comfortable and very well equipped. Had a warm welcome, but not 'in your face' owners. It was peaceful beautiful, a real gem.
Ms Johnson
April 2015
I liked the colour scheme in the home and was very impressed with the welcome provided by the owners. The cottage was clean and well presented.
Mrs Ogden
February 2015
Nuthatch is situated on lovely land with fantastic views.
Mr Bird
February 2015
We loved the Lake District and the peace and quiet, the location of the cottage was fantastic.
Mrs Wood
November 2014
We loved being in the middle of nowhere on a working dairy farm. It wasn't too far away from shops and nearby villages, but it was lovely to wake up and just hear birdsong and the water rushing along in the nearby brook. We had a lovely, relaxing break. A real home away from home. The owner had left us home baked scones and a basket of fruit and wine which was a lovely touch. Everything had been really well thought out. A lovely place to stay!
Mrs Holland
September 2014
Peace and quite, lovely outlook,easy to get to places . We loved the country side and the view was outstanding. The hospitality was excellent with a great welcoming pack on arrival.
Mr Archer
December 2013
Great little cottage with amazing views.
December 2013
This cottage is well off the road so no noise.lovely views and great walks.very friendly owners and staff in the tea shop.very comfortable and all amenities you need.
Mrs Stott
September 2013
Nuthatch was an excellent property, very quiet location, a perfect get away from it all holiday. Everything about the property was first class. The owners were very friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to anybody. Good value for money.
Mrs Lacey
August 2013
The cottage was very quiet, peaceful and had great surroundings. The spa was close by and the cottage had friendly owners.
Miss Howes
May 2013
Lovely atmosphere to the whole cottage and surroundings, welcome pack a nice touch and greatly appreciated. Cottage had everything you could need and more.
Ms Carr
May 2013
Nuthatch's owners were extremely welcoming - the tea room was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Great walking, lovely high tea, and being able to take the dogs with us was a huge bonus.
Mrs Millward
May 2013
It was so quiet, just perfect!
Ms McAuley
May 2013
The surroundings were beautiful and very peaceful. Very nice walks round about the castle, will be nice to see it opened. The spa was great. Also the vet was near hand for my dog. It was a peaceful little break and I would go again.
Mrs Kunning
March 2013
Good place for access to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Pennines and very relaxing to come back to with the peaceful and relaxing surrounding area of the cottage.
Mr Pope
November 2012
The location, the property itself and the views.
Mrs Batty
November 2012
Peaceful position and friendly owners. Nice walks and interesting gallery. Good cafe with helpful assistants. Cottage was comfortably warm.
Mrs Maclaren
November 2012
This cottage had everything you need for your stay, there was a welcome pack which was such a nice touch. I would not hesitate to go back again and also recommend to other people.
Mrs Macken
October 2012
The location was excellent for visiting lots of different places and very relaxing. The hospitality was excellent. It is very dog friendly with lots of nice walks from the cottage. We can honestly say we had a lovely weeks holiday.
Mrs Pike
August 2012
The location was perfect for our holiday. Comfortable and warm rooms. Very quiet and peaceful surroundings.
Mrs Whitaker
July 2012
The situation was excellent for visiting the many attractions in the area, and with an on-site cafe and sculpture valley what more could we ask.
Mrs Maguire
July 2012
An excellent cottage - we really enjoyed it. We will definitely be returning. The hospitality pack was great.
Mrs Maguire
June 2012
We had a great time, the cottage was really nice and clean. The owner was very helpful and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. We had a good rest and even Jack our dog had a good time. We hope to visit again.
June 2012
The cottage was everything that was promised plus we received a welcome pack of 1 bottle of wine, 2 homemade scones, 1 pint milk, tea bags, coffee & sugar & we were a few steps away from the owner's very good cafe serving homemade food. There was a sculpture trail in the valley very near our door as well as an onsite Spa with sauna, hot tub & a variety of beauty treatments.
June 2012
The cottage was everything that was promised plus we received a welcome pack of 1 bottle of wine, 2 homemade scones, 1 pint milk, tea bags, coffee & sugar & we were a few steps away from the owner's very good cafe serving homemade food. There was a sculpture trail in the valley very near our door as well as an onsite Spa with sauna, hot tub & a variety of beauty treatments.
December 2011
Good welcome pack in accommodation which was appreciated. The cottage was excellent for our requirements with a pet labrador. The location was well placed for touring Cumbria and the Lake District. Although we did not take advantage of the amenities they appeared well managed and very good. We liked the available walks through the valley especially with our dog. Although no doubt temporary ongoing contruction work made for very muddy conditions on the approach to the cottage. The settee was not the most comfortable for a weeks stay.
Mrs Robinson
November 2011
Friendly reception and excellent location on a working farm.
Miss Somerwill
October 2011
The cottage was very warm and it was very peaceful and relaxing. I would strongly recommend anyone to stay at the cottages to High Head Sculpture Valley and have already told all of our friends and family to plan a trip here.
Miss Smith
August 2011
A gorgeous cottage in a lovely location, close to lots of fantastic small towns and beautiful countryside.
Mrs Ritchie
August 2011
Really good property for a short break, especially being able to take our dog!
Mrs Collis
July 2011
The area had plenty of places for our pup to explore so if it's a chilled out break with your dog you are looking for, then this is the place.The on-site spa was fantastic and gave us a chance to have an extra treat without having to leave our pup at home.
Mrs Pryce
July 2011
The cottage surroundings were very good and the cottage is very well equipped. Would recommend this to friends.
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