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Picturesque Cottage with exceptional views of fells, near A66 & Keswick

Bedrooms 3
Space 947 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Mountain views from all windows. Warm throughout. En suit and extra bathroom.

Bram Cragg Cottage fully renovated 2014 and was built in 1896 as an extension to Bram Cragg Farm which dates from 1688.

Bram Cragg Cottage is approved by Quality Cumbria who annually inspect the accommodation.

The cottage is 2.5 miles South West off the A66 and 4.5 miles from Keswick.

There are views from all windows of Skiddaw, Blencathra, High & Low Rigg and the towering slope of Bram Cragg behind the cottage.

There are three bedrooms sleeping up to six guests all year round.

One bedroom is en-suit and there is a bathroom with separate shower.

Downstairs has a lounge with wood burner stove - fuel provided- September to April.

Kitchen with dining area off the lounge and a down stairs toilet & cloakroom.

There is parking for up to three cars beside the two entrances.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Gillian Stuart
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Mrs Gillian Stuart

Duncan was born in Threlkeld & Gillian in Newlands. Duncan is a builder by trade and I worked on the family dairy & sheep farm before raising our daughter & son, helping on building projects then running the holiday lets at Bram Cragg from 1993. Duncan, since fell running, is a keen mountain biker a sport that has taken our family all over the UK. Gillian has been taking part in local dog agility events since 2006.

Any spare time and we walk the fell tops with our dogs & family.

Mrs Gillian Stuart purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Mrs Gillian Stuart chose Saint John's Castlerigg and Wythburn

Bram Cragg Farm being owned & loved by Gillians grandparents since 1974 and has been in our controle since 1993 and ownership from 2008. We renovated & developed it until 2014 with Duncan using his 35 years of building expertise & family help to make it the holiday choice of many returning guests. You can't help but fall in love with the setting of Bram Cragg set among the fells in a sceinic valley. The 50 acre of land is now stocked with our neighbourghs quality limousan breeding beef cattle and swaledale or cheviot breeding sheep from April to October and we maintain the land all the year round.

What makes this cottage unique

Bram Cragg Farm looks unchanged with the oldest part dating from 1688. Buildings were added as dairy and sheep farming grew and mining, railways and reservoirs expanded the population. We have been allowed to develop the byre and hay loft above to provide holiday accommodation with lovely views and we replaced two existing static caravans with two larger modern lodges.

These have more comfort and space for up to four guests, more privacy for all guests but with open unrestricted views of fells & fields.


Saint John's Castlerigg and Wythburn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 947 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suit with large walk in shower toliet and wash basin.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious with whirlpool bath seprate walk in shower toilet.
  • Both the en suit and family bathroom have underfloor heating and towel rail radiators. Laminate oak effect flooring. Respatex wall covering and down lighters. Anti mist mirrors over each wall hung sink. Each sink has a storage draw. Soaps and wast bin and bags provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King size bed. En suit with walk in shower. Oak furniture.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , King size bed. Oak furniture built in wardrobe.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room. Three windows with fab views. Lots of storage.
  • All bedrooms have matching furniture and matching bedding with beds made up ready. One hand towel and bath sheet per guest provided. All bedrooms have excellent views of the fells and valley and have radiator or under floor heating. Access is via a wide landing and the streight stairs have an easy incline and hand rail.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note no bookings from single sex groups of young men or hen parties taken. Thank you.


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Picturesque Cottage with exceptional views of fells, near A66 & Keswick
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, quiet, warm and cosy, very well equipped with everything you could want, will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely place, friendly owners, bee peaceful.

Everything you need and more. Comfy beds, lovely bathrooms and great kitchen.

Water is from their own spring, tastes wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Keswick Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Kendal dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Alonby Beach
Car: necessary

Visitors return for the ever changing views of the fells, lakes & tarns from waters edge or mountain top. Paths for walking are in every valley. Castlerigg Stone Circle has excellent views of the surrounding fells with parking near by. Winlatter Forest 10 miles has marked trails for walkers & mountain bikes, a Go Ape adventure course, playarea, cafe, ospray web cam and shop. Keswick has extensive choice of outdoor clothing shops, takeaway, cafe, restaurant & pubs for food. There is a market on each Saturday and Thursday. Keswick has a theatre, museum, park, ice climbing wall & climbing wall, cinema, liesure pool & launches for rides on Derwent water or rowing boat hire.

Art galleries and garden centres or nature reserves are never far away. Enjoying the clean air and the views form Bram Cragg might be all you need.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short breaks available from November to Easter for a minimum of three nights, please contact the owner on 01768779280 for a price.
From Easter to the first Saturday in November we accept weekly bookings only, Sat to Sat, unless 14 days before a vacant week.
Please take out holiday insurance to cover balance payments should you have to cancel you holiday at the last minute.
Please note we do not take single sex groups of men. Hen or stag party groups not welcome.
No noise after 10.30pm outside the property to avoid disturbing other guests and owners.Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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