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Southwaite Green Farm

Southwaite Green Farm

Southwaite Green Farm
Southwaite Green Farm
Southwaite Green Farm
Southwaite Green Farm
  • VisitEngland 5 Star Self-catering
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • Green Tourism Gold Award
  • VisitEngland Pets Welcome
  • Older and less mobile
  • Part-time wheelchair users
  • Cumbria Business Environment Network - Bronze Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 4 units £450-£1250 pupw sleeps 4-6

VISITENGLAND 5 STAR SELF-CATERING CBEN BRONZE, GREEN TOURISM GOLD VISITENGLAND GOLD AWARD PETS WELCOME M1 ELDERLY AND LESS MOBILE M2 PART-TIME WHEELCHAIR USERS

Lorton,
Cockermouth,
Cumbria,
CA13 0RF

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Address

Lorton,
Cockermouth,
Cumbria,
CA13 0RF

Details

Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 2 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britain's Best View. There are ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick.

The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including newly planted woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional kingfisher that visits the beck.

Southwaite Green is a development of 4 properties that have been developed by the owner in 2007, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn. They have been painstakingly converted using green design and technologies with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under-floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, hand-made furniture from sustainable sources and even to the extent of using eco-friendly paints. The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low carbon foot-print and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable and memorable experience.

The development briefly comprises 2, 2-bedroom/2 shower en suite cottages, Skiddaw and Esther’s Barn. Buttermere is a ground floor 2-bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility 1 and 2 rating and Beckside is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house. The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme.

For further details see www.southwaitegreen.co.uk

Facilities

  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Cleaning serviceCleaning service
  • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Gay/lesbian friendlyGay/lesbian friendly
  • Cots availableCots available
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • GardenGarden
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)

10 acres of landscaped grounds Short tennis/badminton grass court Children welcome from any age.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Southwaite Green Farm using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

Map reference: NY 127283  Lat: 54.64238 Long: -3.35340

Please exit the M6 at junction 40 and take the A66 West to Keswick and Cockermouth. Continue for 30 miles to the roundabout by the Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre and turn left towards Egremont on the A5086.
Travel along this road for a short distance until you come to the rumble strips; then turn left at the crossroads at the bottom of the dip, by Paddle School. Continue along this road as it bends sharp left: Southwaite Green is several hundred yards on the left.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • YesDesignated parking space provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • private garden and terrace, landscaped grounds

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesW.C. fitted with handrails available
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair user

Notes

  • Emergency cord in all bathrooms

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Kitchen

  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen

General

  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)

Reviews

    Group Stuart Dixon
    Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
    24 March 2014
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “We really liked it”

    There is a really nice feeling to the accommodation. It was peaceful, well equipped, comfortable and spacious.
    The grounds around the property are quite extensive - we could let our dog have a reasonable walk without using the car.
    It was good not to have to pay any more for the use of electricity.

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