A short drive away is the historic border city of Carlisle. Traditionally the gateway to Scotland, Carlisle is steeped in a rich history with its castle, cathedral and award-winning museum as well as modern and stylish shopping facilities. A forty five minute drive to the south will bring you to the Northern lake district to Ullswater and Keswick, the main tourist centre in the North Lakes. The cottages themselves are equipped to a very high standard, with modern kitchens and comfortable furnishings.
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- Jul 1, 2018
About Anne Jordan
I am a married mother of two teenage daughters, enjoying the country life with our array of pets [pony, sheep, dog, cats]. I look forward to welcoming you!
Anne Jordan purchased this Cottage in 1949
Why Anne Jordan chose Stanwix Rural
Bleatarn Park has been in family ownership for over a hundred years. Formerly a redundant barn, its has been our dream to renovate and convert this beautiful building into holiday cottages for many years - a dream which we turned into reality in 2011. Bleatarn's peaceful location is a haven for nature lovers and we made the original farmhouse [adjacent] our own home nearly 20 years ago. What we love about the location is that despite the fact it is so peaceful, it is far from remote. A fifteen minute drive will bring you right into the city centre of Carlisle
What makes this Cottage unique
The property's location is absolutely unique - if you want to be close to Hadrians Wall, you wont get any closer than this! We are literally a stones-throw from the line of the wall and the now world famous pathway that stretches its entire length. Residents enjoy exclusive access to the wall path, via a private pathway
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing! Deserves 6 stars!
This was by far the nicest, cleanest, most peaceful, home away stay that my kids and I stayed at during our UK trip this past summer! The owners paid a lot of attention to detail - down to the statue of Hadrian who greets you as you arrive! The rooms are clean and comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need, and you are literally a stones throw from Hadrian's wall - just watch out for cow pies!
Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hoping you will visit us again.
Beautiful place and lovely accommodation
Would come back anytime and would recommend this cottage to anyone. Clean and comfortable and a friendly welcome too. Within easy distance of the Lake District and lots for families to do.
Thank you very much for your review.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
Home from Home
We totally enjoyed out break in Vallum Cottage, the premises are beautifully well kept with a well equipped kitchen. We would highly recommend this accomodation.
Thank you very much for your excellent review.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Above and beyond our expections!
A modern and well equipped rural holiday cottage, that allows the traveler to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. The wine and fresh eggs on arrival were a welcome touch and other than a few internet issues we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely return and recommend this property to anyone wishing to explore the surrounding area. Thanks Anne.
Thank you for your positive comments.
The internet unfortunately is not always very fast due to our rural location and it does sometimes go off which again we do not have control over.
Unfortunately until fibre optics reach us there is nothing we can do about it.
Very well presented with some nice additional touches . Beautiful location and not to far away from many attractions
Our hosts were Very accommodating and friendly.
Coast/Beach: A 40 minute drive brings you to the beautiful Solway coast Alllonby is a mecca for sea windsurfing and kite surfing, miles of golden sand and home to the famous Icecream parlour 'Twentyman's'. The Victorian seaside town of Silloth - where you can but some of the finest fish and chips in the north of England The grassy salt marshes of Burgh by Sands, where you can ramble amongst grazing sheep and cattle Travel: Distance from Newcastle airport - 48miles Distance from mainline rail station [Carlisle] - 6 miles Distance from motorway [M6 J44] - 4 miles Distances: Nearest villages - Irthington / Crosby 2m [pub] Nearest town - Brampton 4m [shops, doctor, pubs, bistro, rail station] Nearest city - Carlisle 6m [shopping, restaurants castle, cathedral, museum, racecourse, cinema, nightlife, mainline rail station etc] Further Details: Talkin Tarn Country Park - 7m [nature walks, rowing, fishing] Walby Farm Park 2m [Farm animals, indoor play area] Roman Fortress [Birdoswald] - 15m Roman Fortress [Vindolanda] - 15m Ullswater [Northern Lake District] - 33m Scottish Borders - 10m Gretna Gateway Outlet Village- 13m
Additional information about rental rates
UPDATE - MAY 2015 - THE NEW OWNERS DIRECT SITE IS NOT CALCULATING 3 OR 4 NIGHT PRICES CORRECTLY. PLEASE EMAIL / PHONE FOR CORRECT 3 & 4 NIGHT PRICES Booking Notes: Please email or telephone to confirm availability. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100 (which also acts as your damages deposit) with the balance payable a two weeks before your holiday Well behaved dogs welcome in Vallum & Fortress Cottages - add £15 per booking Changeover Day: Changeover day - Friday Arrival time 4pm Departure time 10am Notes on prices: All prices quoted weekly An additional £100-per-property damages deposit (to cover damage / excessive cleaning requirement] is payable - this will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure date For short break prices [if available] - please phone / email for details