Bluebell Cottage

Firbank , Cumbria, Away from it all

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 09:45

Outside Description

Bluebell has its own private garden surrounding the cottage with a natural waterfall and interesting country garden plants. There are seats to sit in the sun and seats to sit in the shade - all with lovely views - and garden furniture for outdoor meals on the terrace overlooking the waterfall.

Downstairs Description

The lounge has a real log fire, beamed ceiling, windows overlooking the garden, comfortable two- seater sofa and armchair, occasional tables and lamps, flat screen television, dining table and bookcase with books and games. The shower room has a power shower and Victorian style polished brass fittings. The pretty, country style bedroom has a beamed ceiling, blissfully comfortable 5′ bed, windows overlooking the garden and antique pine furniture.

The newly-fitted kitchen is a pleasure to use and is well equipped with Bosch dishwasher, Bosch electric fan oven, electric induction hob, microwave oven, larder ‘fridge, freezer, electric toaster, etc., pretty china and a good selection of cutlery and cookware. Utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

Windows Views Description

The mountain scenery surrounding the cottage is breathtaking and as you would expect in such an unspoilt area, there is a marvellous variety of wildlife; pied flycatchers and redstarts nest in the garden, there are badger setts in the nearby woods and the occasional sighting of roe and red deer.

Dogs Welcome: one well-behaved dog very welcome, with prior arrangement with the owner
Wi-Fi/Broadband
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway
Tourist Attractions:
  • Sedbergh : Is the nearest big village and is now a ʻbook townʼ so has many places to browse around and one or two antique shops. Visit website
  • Ullswater: Nearest lakes and a hand-written guide book in the cottage describes easy walks around both lakes, with lovely views and secret places to seek out; often including an iconic lakeland pub! Visit website
  • Windermere Lake Cruises: Who offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic ‘Freedom of the Lake. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Barbon Inn: Within ten minutes’ drive. The Barbon serves traditional English cuisine with a modern twist. Specialty dishes using local produce with choices like confit duck leg served with dauphinoise potatoes, sautéed leeks and a rich blackberry sauce; menu choices change with the seasons. Visit website
  • Miller Howe : Overlooking lake Windermere. Menus offer local delights, perhaps Cartmel venison, Cumbrian pork with a cider jus, ginger panna cotta with roast pineapple. Visit website
  • Punch Bowl At Crosthwaite: Contemporary style, formal restaurant and a traditional pub atmosphere in our bar with the same menu served throughout. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Booths: At Kirkby Lonsdale (15 minutes’ drive), Visit website
  • Asdal: But if you wish to pre order your grocery orders for delivery for the cottage why not order from Tesco online delivery. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Ullswater: The Glenridding Sailing Centres’ gently curved beach forms a sheltered bay in full view of the centre, providing a perfect setting to teach everyone from complete beginners to experienced sailors wishing to perfect their skills. Visit website
  • Cat Bells By Derwentwater: Catbells is a short, sharp, steep climb richly rewarded by the views of mountains and lakes. On its own this short walk could be gently ambled along to make the most of a clear day. An afternoon, or summer evening brisk stroll would delight too. Visit website