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Old Hare and Hounds - Pet and family friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage next to the beautiful Gelt Woods, a perfect get-a-way

Opened in May 2014, The Old Hare & Hounds is a three bedroom holiday cottage in the quiet hamlet of Low Gelt near Brampton in Cumbria.

Once part of the Hare and Hounds Inn, the cottage has been stylishly converted into a comfortable and modern holiday let for families or groups to enjoy. It features a large lounge / dining room with wood burning stove, a well supplied kitchen, free internet access and three en-suite bedrooms, one of which has been converted for easy access.

Directly opposite the cottage is Low Gelt Bridge, the main entrance to Gelt Woods, one of the hidden gems of Cumbria. Gelt Woods is a delightful deciduous woodland which winds its way along the valley of the "mad" river Gelt. The walks through the woodlands loop through a landscape of crags and riverside paths, abundant with bird life and the occasional deer. If you are lucky you may also see a red squirrel as we are one of the few places in England where they still survive. For cyclists, route 72 - Hadrian's Cycleway, goes right past the door, leading on to the wild and fascinating Hadrian's Wall.

Low Gelt gives easy access to the A69, the main east / west road from Carlisle to Newcastle, making the Old Hare & Hounds an ideal base to explore the Roman forts of Hadrian's Wall and the border country between England and Scotland. The North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty is nearby and Keswick in the Lake District, Kielder Forest, Newcastle and South West Scotland are all no more than an hour's drive away.

The Old Hare and Hounds has been completely renovated during 2013 / 2014 with all new furniture and fittings to give you that little bit of luxury you deserve on your holiday. With all three bedrooms being en-suite it is a perfect location for couples, families or groups of friends.

For off-season breaks the combination of a wood burning stove with fuel provided, underfloor heating / radiators, double glazing and modern levels of insulation provide a cosy atmosphere throughout the cottage. The heating runs using an air source heat pump with all electricity being included in the booking price.

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Mark Hawker
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Brampton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All three bedrooms have separate en-suite bathrooms. Downstairs he large en-suite shower-room is designed as a wet-room for easy access use. It has a shower, washbasin and toilet and an electric heated towel rail. The upstairs a good sized en-suite bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, washbasin and toilet. Attached to the twin bedroom is a small en-suite shower room with washbasin and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Bed can be split into two full-sized singles on request
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Upstairs Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Downstairs double / twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room. This bedroom has two zip-lock beds which can be made up as a super-king size double bed or as two full sized single beds - please tell us which you would prefer when booking and we well set this up for you. The master bedroom has a king sized double bed and a single / day bed. (Please be advised that whilst the cottage can sleep seven the lounge/dining room has been designed for six adults in comfort). The "attic" style twin bedroom has two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Old Hare and Hounds - Pet and family friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

5 star holiday cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well equipped and is a well presented property. We all felt instantly at home and had an amazing Christmas stay.

We took full advantage of the local nature trails at the near by wood and looking forward to booking this property again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a really family friendly place to stay. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available. The house is immaculate inside and has lots of space. The owner has thought of everything you might need. The woods outside are fantastic for exploring. You are in easy travelling distance to Hadrian's Wall. We also visited Lanercost Priory which was lovely. Brougham Castle was amazing for the children with lots hiding places and views over the landscape. Lowther Castle had the most perfect picnic area and adventure playground. Great fun had by all and I highly recommend staying.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Old Hare and Hounds (Geltside)

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, a great base for walking, bike riding and exploring Hadrians wall and all the other interesting places to visit.

Not just locally but further afield like Alnwick Castle and Beamish (what a great day out so much to see!)

Great walks across the road by the river. (dog loved it)

The property was as described with great facilities, clean and very well maintained.

I would recommend this property to anyone who has a sense of adventure!

There is also a local pub/restaurant 5 minutes up the road with excellent food, dogs very welcome!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable and well appointed property. Very clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we hoped it would be, the beds were comfortable as were the sofas and chairs in the lounge. Bathrooms are spacious with good showers and the whole cottage is maintained to a high standard.

The location is great with plenty of walks from the front door, which meant that we were able to keep driving to a minimum. Hadrians Wall, Carlisle and Brampton are all very close.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M6 Junction 43
Car: recommended

The Old Hare & Hounds is two miles south west of Brampton in Cumbria. We are about 400 metres off the main A69 link road between Carlisle and Newcastle, far enough away from the main road to give a tranquil feel but close enough to give easy access to Cumbria, Northumberland and southern Scotland.

The pretty market town of Brampton was founded in the 7th century as an Anglian settlement, since when it has been a staging post in the ebbs and flows of both English and Scottish history. Much of Brampton consists of historic buildings built of the local red sandstone, including the octagonal Moot Hall (built 1817) and St Martin's Church, designed by the pre-Raphaelite Phillip Webb (built 1874-8) with stained glass windows by Edward Burne Jones.

Brampton has a bank, post office, two small supermarkets (a large Tesco superstore can be found next to the M6 / A69 junction), and a good selection of other local shops. There are several good tea shops, pubs and restaurants in and around the town, and plenty of take-aways to allow you to treat yourself. Closer to home is the Lane End Inn, about half a mile walk from the Old Hare & Hounds.

In 2011, Brampton became the 66th town in the United Kingdom and the second in Cumbria to gain Walkers are Welcome status.

Immediately outside the cottage a small bridge over the river Gelt leads to the Gelt Woods car park and access to the woods themselves. Gelt Woods are a favourite with locals, due to the charming views and the ever-changing nature of this hidden river valley. A number of paths follow the river valley upstream past past rock-cut sandstone cliffs. A short distance up the valley are a number of large sandstone cliffs which, on closer inspection, still show the quarry marks left by the Roman soldiers who extracted stone from them for Hadrian's Wall.

The woodlands is a haven for wildlife and part of it is an RSPB nature reserve. If you are lucky you may see red squirrels and well as the occasional deer in the forest. Recently a badger was spotted walking past the front door of the cottage!


Rates & Availability

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