Unique 17th Cent Cumbrian Longhouse

House - Entire home/apt · Carlisle, CA6 5RT, United Kingdom
Your host, Gillian
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The Space

Tanglewood is a self catering traditional sandstone Cumbrian Long House of character. Built in traditional Lakeland style in 1759, the area is steeped in history and was once home to the Border Reivers. This historic building sits in its own private grounds surrounded by paroramic views and a short drive away is the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall, were you will find some of the best preserved stretches of Hadrian's Wall only a short drive away.

The entire house boasts a cosy decor, and rooms provide countryside views and amply togged bedding. The kitchen is large and spacious perfect for serving up hearty family meals prepped to delight, or a relaxing afternoon tea in the garden taking in the views - that stretch as far as the eye can see. There is no passing traffic – just wide open views. where you can relax after a day’s exploring

Ground floor
Bedroom 1: Double ground floor room, With double bed, wardrobe and easy chair with fine views from the window.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: Large bedroom with double bedstead , wardrobe, dresser and easy chairs and cot
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom, with wardrobe, chest of drawers and garden views

Bed linen is provided.
*Please bring your own personal bath and hand towels

Short Break Tariff
3 nights @ 65% of weekly rate
4 nights @ 75% of weekly rate
5 nights @ 85% of weekly rate
6 nights @ full weekly rate

N.B Reductions sometimes can be made for lower occupancy. If you have an inquiry please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us

N.B We would also consider a home swap with a property of similar quality - So please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like us to consider an exchange. Great way of saving on accomodation fees.

All prices shown are for the property (not per person)
•Flexible changeover days
•Book in time 4pm. Check out 10.30
•Prices are inclusive of VAT@ 20%, bed linen, electric and heating

Activities & Great things to do:

Activities & Attractions:
Lake Ullswater 26 miles,
Talkin Tarn: 6 miles,
Hadrians Wall: 10 miles approx,
Lanercost Priory: 6 miles,
Gretna Green: 10 miles,
Carlisle Castle: 12 miles,
Carlisle Cathedral: 12 miles,
Settle to Carlisle Railway: 12 miles.

Bird Watching
The 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB) in which Tanglewood Cottage lies has an abundance of Birds. Deer, Red Squirrels are also common to Tanglewood.

Tanglewood is a great base to explore major cycle routes such as the C2C and Reivers Route. Mountain bikers too will find a range of tracks right outside the front door. A great base for a cycling holiday.
Reivers Route
Coast to Coast
Hadrians Cycleway
Pedal Pushers Cycle Hire Brampton Tel: (phone number hidden) They will deliver bikes to Tanglewood

The Sands Centre Carlisle
Vue Cinema Carlisle

New Mills Trout Farm, Brampton: 8 miles
Carlisle Anglers Association
Brampton Anglers Association
Westlands Activity Centre, Annan: 18 miles

Brampton Golf Club: 8 miles (discounted green fees for our guests)
Carlisle Golf Club: 12 miles
Eden Golf Club: 11 miles

Westlands Activity Centre, Annan: 20 miles
Carlisle Indoor Karting, Carlisle: 12 miles

Horse Racing
Carlisle Race Course

Horse Riding
Shawstown Farm Riding Centre, 1 mile
Blackdyke Farm Riding Centre, Blackford: 13 miles
Low Farm Riding Centre, Aspatria: 32 miles
Rookin House Farm Equetrian & Activity centre, Troutbeck: 31 miles

Motor Cycle Hire
Lakes Escape - modern Triumph Bonnevilles available for hire, from a single day to many weeks, delivered direct to your holiday accommodation

Museum / Art Gallery
Tullie House, Carlisle: 11 miles

Westlands Activity Centre, Annan: 20 miles

Quad Biking
Westlands Activity Centre, Annan: 20 miles

Food and Drink
Craigburn Farm Tel: 1.5 miles (phone number hidden)
It is recommended that you book in advance, particularly at the weekends. Craigburn Farm is a lovely country atmosphere for those looking for a special treat. Delicious food, presented beautifully. Service is excellent.

Bridge Inn Penton: 1.0 miles (phone number hidden)
The Bridge Inn, is a traditional style pub and has recently started to offer home cooked food and is serving delicious classic pub food. All the traditional favourites are on offer in friendly and relaxed surroundings. Delicious food. A great place for families.

Ullswater Steamers, Ullswater: 27 miles

The Lanes, Carlisle 12 miles
Gretna Gateway: 10 miles
The Metro Centre, Gateshead: 58 miles

Westlands Activity Centre, Annan: 20 miles

Blackdyke Farm Swimming
Blackford, Longtown (phone number hidden) (website hidden)
Good sized indoor pool with plenty of inflatables. Private hire at very reasonable rates. Advance Bookings must be made.
The Pools Swimming & Health Centre, Carlisle : 12 miles
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre, Haltwhistle: 25 miles
Ainstable Leisure Ltd Pool & Gym, Ainstable: (phone number hidden)
Ullerbank Pool, Pool & Jacuzzi, Talkin: (phone number hidden)

Visitor Centres
High Head Sculpture Valley, Ivegill: 22 miles
Lilliput Lane Visitor Centre, Skirsgil: 23 miles
Eden Ostrich World, Langwathby: 20 miles
The Alpaca Centre, Stainton: 25 miles
Rheged, Penrith:27 miles
Walby Farm Park, Walby: 16 miles

Tanglewood is an excellent place for those who enjoy walking. As our property adjoins many paths there are many walks right from your doorstep. Tanglewood is also a great base from which to explore Hadrians Wall, Gelt Woods, Wetherall Caves, Talkin Tarn and many more. There are a wide variety of local trails to suit amblers and keen hikers alike! Walks in this area can be downloaded free from. (email hidden)/hadrianswall

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1218 /week
Monthly Price: $3191 /month
Security Deposit: $355
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
  • Cumbria is everything that Gillian says and more. Our family of four stayed here after a week of busy site-seeing in London and it was a beautiful place to unwind and enjoy Northern England and Southern Scotland.
    The view is stunning, filled with amazing vistas and small wildlife strolling or scampering through the back yard and surrounding fields.
    The longhouse is comfortable and the kitchen is huge. We made many delicious meals and spent relaxing evenings on the veranda. From 10 minutes to an hours drive is Hadrians Wall, numerous National trust sites, the beautiful coast and small quaint towns like Silloth, White Haven and Cockermouth. A little further you can be in Edinburgh and Glasgow Scotland.
    Gillian is very responsive and is a great resource to help make the most of your stay at Tanglewood. She added so much to our ability to enjoy the area.
    If you need to be on the grid, civilization and access to internet, groceries and supplies is a 10 or 15 minute drive away. If you are looking for serenity and peace...you will find it on this hill top in Cumbria. A perfect place for international and domestic travelers.

    May 2013
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Life here in Cumbria has proved to be even better than I had dreamed possible. All the clichés are true. The countryside is breathtakingly beautiful with rolling hills and valleys, superb local food. The rich history of this region is ever-present, the air is incredibly clean and nature surrounds you at every step. About me I was lucky enough to be able to move here ten years ago. I adore the great outdoors and when I am not working - you will find me on an idyllic fell-top tarn taking in the most iconic views in the Lake District. Life motto: Enjoy life. Make the most of any opportunities you're given. Think positively, with a healthy dose of realism and 'don't take yourself too seriously'.
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