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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Your private single room is in a 2 bedroom period stone cottage in the beautiful Lune Valley, nestled directly between the Lakes District and Yorkshire Dales.

Your room is newly renovated - with traditional furnishings and pure linen bedding.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 6PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $7
Security Deposit: $132
Weekly Discount: 7%
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The space

A quick drive to both the Lakes District and the Yorkshire Dales and a short stroll to banks of the River Lune - nestled beside the A683 - originally the cottage belonged to the Manor House and then was converted in the early 1980s to the current layout which is atmospheric as it enjoys a central position within the historic village of Melling.

* Please note this listing is for the single room *
(There is also an additional fold out single guest bed available for an extra £10/night, which can be booked in addition to the spare room).

We love hosting guests through airbnb. Everybody's so friendly and we enjoy swapping tips of best places to see and visit.

Everyone is welcome. We are ESL and disabled friendly (n.b.your bedroom and the shared bathroom are upstairs), as well as LGBTQ and straight friendly. We are members of the National Trust and love history, storytelling, the arts, music (Bronwin is learning harp) and world cultures. Our home is relaxed and friendly.

For your breakfast we provide a basket of 2 free range eggs and bread (and/or porridge if you prefer), coffee/tea and spreads for you to prepare at your leisure. You are very welcome to make use of the kitchen at any time - and please help yourself to tea and coffee (But best byo dairy if you don't like almond milk). The cottage is attractive, full of traditional furnishings and cottage touches. It is a charming traditional building that includes an open plan living room, smart TV, feature fireplace and Bosch appliances.

The quiet village location in the Lune Valley is idyllic. In the nearby market village of Kirkby Lonsdale just a few minutes drive away (also accessible by bus, as is Lancaster) Turner painted a view that has been described as the best in all of England. The waterfall walk in nearby Ingleton is equally scenic. Beyond the peaceful surrounds there are the nearby Dales and the Lakes national parks. The cottage is right on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales. You can be exploring the beautiful village of Ingleton in just a few minutes. Meanwhile the panorama of the Lakes District is only thirty (Kendal), or forty (Windermere) minutes drive away. Close to two areas of outstanding natural beauty, this is an uplifting place to be any time of the year.

There is a small grocer in the nearby village of Hornby and supermarkets within easy driving distance in both Kirkby Lonsdale (Booths) and Carnforth (Booths, Aldi).

Guest access

Your own private bedroom, shared bathroom, lounge and kitchen.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to interact as much, or as little as you like. We both love swapping travel stories, although as writers we often work quietly on our own too. Evenings tend to be our peak chat times.

A fluffy white cat called Fluffyhontas also lives here. She loves to be patted and play.

The neighborhood

A special place - having the fells, the dales, mountains, rivers and sea just a short drive away. No traffic jams, a slower pace of life and historic cities like Lancaster, Kendal and Windermere in easy access. All welcome guests to the area.

Getting around

Bus service runs right past the house. During the day buses run every couple of hours, or so in both directions to Hornby, Kirkby Lonsdale and Lancaster. (Please note buses run daytime only, Mon to Sat).
The cottage sits beside the A683 in Melling, less than 2 miles to Wennington Train Station, with services to Leeds.

There are stunning drives in every direction. Drive to the Lakes District, the Yorkshire Dales, to Lancaster, York, Liverpool, Manchester and Scotland.

If you don't have a car we can pick you up from Wennington Train Station. For an extra fee we may also be able to pick you up coming to, or from Lancaster (£15) and/or if our schedules allow we can take you out touring to the Lakes District, or Yorkshire Dales some days for the cost of petrol and lunch for the two of us (but please check if we're free first as we may have other commitments) - just let us know if that interests you and we'll happily do what we can to help you have a perfect holiday.

Other things to note

Check in is from 6pm - 8pm (unless previously arranged).

We would ask that you please help us to maintain the cottage by using the provided shower curtain inside the claw footed bath so that water doesn't hit the bathroom walls and floors when you shower.

You are SO WELCOME to read any books stored in the cottage. If you could please replace them on the shelves before you leave that would be much appreciated.

Also, we ask you to please use the protector stands if placing hot pans on the kitchen bench - otherwise the pan leave burn marks on the bench.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 6PM - 8PM

Guests who are as mindful of the peace of this home as much as their own enjoyment are very welcome to come and enjoy this country haven.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

13 Reviews

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Syni User Profile
February 2017
Had such a great stay with Matt and Bronwin! Genuinely such lovely and gracious hosts. Lots of great conversations, never a dull moment, from the minute i walked into their beautiful and cozy little cottage it was like being pulled in for a warm hug by some invible force. Such positive vibes!! Oh but i must warn all who stay to be well prepared for some adorable and fun antics by Fluffy the cat. :) Practical stuf = there's a bus stop just seconds from the cottage, pretty easy to get to from Lancaster, great base for exploring the Lakes/Cumbria/Lancashire, super tranquil and lovely area.

Justine User Profile
October 2016
I would like to thank Bronwin and Matt for their help and care during my stay. They are very nice couples and friendly people. They make me feel comfortable and welcome. Lovely and comfortable rooms, comfortable living room, good accommodation! In addition, there is a lovely cat Fluffy also make me miss it!

Michael User Profile
September 2016
Lovely quiet village location, great for a break from the rat race and great for walks. Melling is a very sleepy hamlet but there are good pubs and restaurants nearby and the towns of Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth and Lancaster are all nearby as is the M6. Bronwin & Matt are a laid back, chatty couple. Their description is accurate. Had a lovely 3 night stay here in September 2016. Recommend.

Lee User Profile
September 2016
I was in a lovely single room. For one person it was absolutely fine. The bathroom next door was lovely with a very nice shower. The kitchen, living room and house in general is very lovely. They are doing some work on the house at the moment but it did not affect my stay in any way. Was supplied with a space for my car which was awesome. Bronwin and Matt are very friendly and great hosts. :)

Jim User Profile
February 2015
I was made to feel welcome even before I arrived. Both Matt and Bronwin were very engaging in conversation and gave me advice on places to see. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and their home. Thanks to both of them.

Claire User Profile
December 2014
It was a joy to meet Bronwin and Matt. They made me feel very welcome, lovely coffee. I enjoyed staying in the comfortable small room and slept well in the single bed.
Bronwin & Matt User Profile
Response from Bronwin & Matt:
It was a pleasure to meet you also- we'll make a note about the pillow. Thanks for letting us know. Best, Bronwin
December 2014

Gareth User Profile
December 2014
Bronwin and Matt were super friendly and welcoming, and I found the house very comfortable and a relaxing place to stay, and I really liked the room a lot!. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending to anyone who happens to be in the area, and in my gradual meandering cris-crossing across the north and northwest of england, I'm sure i'll drop by here again!

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Bronwin & Matt User Profile

Happy, professional couple who are both writing novels and when they're not doing that.... Bronwin is a recent PhD graduate and teacher, Matt is a disability carer and exhibits his own photography. We both love the arts, music, films, theatre, philosophy, reading and writing, computer games (Bronwin studies them, but we don't have a PS4 in England yet, so no playing at home for now) friends, travel, fun, meditation, fair-trade, local and eco-friendly living (without being obsessive about it). We're open-minded, grounded and happy. We are Sydneysiders (from Australia) who moved to England in 2014 and we LOVE it. Our big thrill at the moment is visiting National Trust properties - being Australian all that history fascinates us.

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