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Dandelion Cottage, Dalston, Carlisle with hot tub

5.0(27 reviews)SuperhostDalston, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Kathreen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
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This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Dandelion & Hoglet Holiday Cottages are a newly converted barn, each with one bedroom, in its own private garden and hot tub. Situated in a quiet location at the end of a country lane, with delightful Cumbrian views, it is a perfect and peaceful getaway for two. This tranquil retreat is nestled between two World Heritage Sites, the Lake District and Hadrian’s wall. They are 4.5 miles from Carlisle and only 2 miles from Carlisle racecourse. The Scottish Borders are a stone throw away.

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Washer
TV
Heating
Iron

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What to See and Do in Carlisle, the UK’s Great Border City
Carlisle has an amazing history and you can feel its heritage as you walk around. The castle, cathedral and remnants of the Border City’s walls are the obvious attractions but there are also plenty of hidden gems like Tullie House to explore.
The Castle is an English Heritage property and also home to Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life. There’s been a fortification on the site for nine centuries and Carlisle Castle was still a working fortress in living memory so there’s plenty of history to explore.
Carlisle Cathedral and its surrounding grounds are a peaceful haven in the centre of Carlisle. The Cathedral was founded as an Augustinian priory, became a cathedral in 1133 and is one of the smallest of England's ancient cathedrals.
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is home to the city’s heritage whether that is its art collection, Cumbria’s natural history archives or 2000 years of history, from the Romans to the railways. Tullie House holds regular events and special exhibitions and has a great café and shop too.
Carlisle has Bitts Park at its centre and the Cathedral’s grounds. There are also several hidden public gardens where you can have a break and take in the history and atmosphere of England’s Great Border City.
Finally, Carlisle Race Course hosts regular National Hunt and flat racing meetings and, on race days (and evenings), is alive with a great atmosphere. Access is easy from Dandelion and Hoglet Cottages as the Race Course is just a couple of miles up the road on the same side of Carlisle.
H2 Where to eat in Carlisle
If you want a meal or a night out in nearby Dalston or Carlisle then Kathreen and Mike have a few favourite restaurants and bars to recommend. The Bridge End in Dalston is a local favourite, as is The Royal Oak Inn, a short drive away at Curthwaite. And if you’re looking for some Italian romance to add to your break, Casa Romana on Warwick Road in Carlisle has wonderful food and a great atmosphere.
“We went for a lovely meal at The Last Zebra in Carlisle, which we would highly recommend and also used Steve at Metro Taxis for the journey.” Rob
“(The cottage is) close to Carlisle (15 minutes). We enjoyed a lovely Greek meal at Alexandros (would recommend to anyone wanting a tasty meal and a break from cooking!) and 40 minutes to Keswick. Had a great 3 nights here, would definitely try to come back in future!” Joanne
Cumbria is known for great food and drink and there are excellent options for stocking up if you’re self-catering at Dandelion or Hoglet Cottages.
Cranston’s is a Cumbrian institution with a foundation in wonderful local meat but with two local shops that make the most of all the other delights such as cheeses, pies, puddings, cakes, preserves and fresh greengrocery. There’s a Cranston’s in the centre of Carlisle on Fisher Street and then an amazing Food Hall out of town on the A595 at Great Orton – highly recommended.
H3 Out and about on the outskirts
There are several attractions on the outskirts of Carlisle that are well worth a visit.
Out near Carlisle Lake District Airport there’s the Solway Aviation Museum, an independent treasure trove of fascinating stories and amazing artefacts for anyone interested in the history of planes and aeronautical engineering.
The nearby market town of Brampton has plenty of independent shops, a great antiques and collectables centre and one of those hidden gems that make a short break worthwhile. St Martin’s Church contains some of the most exquisite stained glass windows in the UK. Designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and made in the William Morris studio, Pevsner described it as a ‘remarkable building, the windows glowing with gem-stone colours’.
If you love Arts & Crafts, St Martin’s is well worth seeing and so is the village of Wreay, just a short distance over the fields from Dandelion and Hoglet Cottages. Sarah Losh is celebrated in the village with a small heritage centre and her most well-known work, St Mary’s Church with its unique interior.
If the wildlife around the cottages has inspired you, Talkin Tarn and Watchtree Nature Reserve are a short drive out of the city with gentle walks and plenty of bird and other wildlife to enjoy.
Last but not least, the Railway City doesn’t just have the West Coast mainline or the local commuter lines coming into Carlisle’s impressive station. The Settle to Carlisle railway is recognised as one of the most picturesque lines in England, passing through the glorious countryside of the Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley. If you want a day out from Carlisle with no stress and no driving, this could be just the ticket!
What to See and Do in Carlisle, the UK’s Great Border City
Carlisle has an amazing history and you can feel its heritage as you walk around. The castle, cathedral and remnants of the Border City’s walls ar…

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Joined in March 2019
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Dandelion Cottage is thoughtfully designed with quality furnishings and close attention to detail to ensure you enjoy your time away from home. Furnished and fitted to the very highest of standards. Please note Dandelion Cottage is pet and smoke free due to the high standard of finish and decoration.

Dandelion Cottage is child friendly and a cot is available upon request. It has private parking for 1 car and lockable storage for cycles upon request.
Dandelion Cottage is thoughtfully designed with quality furnishings and close attention to detail to ensure you enjoy your time away from home. Furnished and fitted to the very hig…
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Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
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