Blake Fell Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests
A former miner’s cottage nestled in a rural setting, on the edge of the Lake District and close to Blake Fell, the nearest of the Lakeland fells.
Blake Fell Cottage sits just 3 miles to the west of the Lake District National Park in the small hamlet of Asby. Dating back to the 19th century, it was one of many such terraced cottages in the district built to house the influx of miners following the discovery of coal, iron ore, lime and sandstone in the area. Families with up to eleven children lived in these two bedroomed cottages until as recently as the 1930s. Conditions inside the cottage would have been very primitive, with the privy located at the bottom of the garden. In the second half of the 20th century, Blake Fell Cottage was purchased along with the other seven cottages for £50 and it was then that they were modernised, each with the addition of a single storey bathroom.
The original, beautiful sandstone fireplace was uncovered during further extensive renovations in the early 21st century. The deeds of the cottage require that any owner of Blake Fell Cottage must not sell alcohol, this was to ensure that there was no competition to the trade at the ’Black Cock’ public house, which was just across the road at the time. The cottage’s name sake is clearly visible from Asby to the east, sitting just inside the Lake District National Park and surrounded by Forestry Commission planting. Blake Fell is the highest of the Loweswater fells at 573m providing views from its summit as far east as the Helvellyn range, and north west to the Solway Firth and Dumfries and Galloway beyond.
There is fly fishing available just 2.4 miles away at Cogra Moss Trout Fishery, permits from £25, March to October. There are three golf courses within a 6 mile range and the nearest is Workington 5.4 miles and non members are welcome and pony trekking is available at Ennerdale 5.1 miles away. Shop 3 miles, pub 3½ miles, restaurant 8 miles.
Living room: With wood burner and 26" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Small enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps to a part of the garden. This property has a security deposit of £100.
Open Fire / Woodburner
Garden / Patio
Pets – no charge
Horse Riding Nearby
Bed Linen & Towels Included
Short Breaks All Year
More Than Dog Friendly