Goosepen Cottage is one of a handful of properties at Hallflat Farm, and is named from the old goose pen that is now occupied by the cottage garden. Tucked away in a quiet spot away from the road and farm entrance, the cottage oozes character with many original features, including exposed stone walls and original oak beams. The cottage has full gas central heating in addition to the wood burner, to keep you warm and cosy on those colder days.
The main living area is on the first floor, giving you a fantastic view up the Wasdale valley from the kitchen window. The open plan living and dining area has two large sofas, a wood burner (initial wood supplied), TV, iPod docking station (Lightning connection) and DVD player, a dining table for 6 and many other comforts (including a PS2 for the kids among us). The kitchen contains an oven, electric hob, washing machine and cooking / cleaning utensils. An upper external door leads to a small seating area which catches the last of the day's sun, and onwards to the lower, south facing, outdoor terrace with seating and a wonderful view up the valley.
Downstairs has two bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet and hallway.
The first bedroom has a standard size double bed together with wardrobe and chest of drawers for your storage.
The second bedroom can be set up as a twin (2 x 2ft 6 beds) or these can be pushed together for a king size double (with mattress cover). Alternatively, the room can sleep three by turning one of the beds into a bunk. (see photos). The room also has a wardrobe.
The bathroom has a shower over the bath. Although small, the toilet is conveniently separate to the bathroom making things easier in the morning!
Goosepen Cottage has a dedicated broadband with wifi connection.
The cottage is dog friendly, we ask that if you are bringing a dog(s) that you follow our Dogs at Goosepen guidelines (click link).
Guests also have use of a shed (possible bike storage) and a bbq (but please bring your own charcoal and sausages). The cottage is fenced in to make it harder for dogs and small children to run away.
The video below gives a taste of Goosepen Cottage and the Hallflat Farm courtyard (turn up the volume for commentary).
1st bedroom (double)
Enclosed drive and garden
Guests have left lots of wonderful comments in our guestbook. Click here for photos of our guestbook.
2nd bedroom as a king size
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2nd bedroom setup as three beds
View from kitchen window!
GOOSEPEN COTTAGE HALLFLAT FARM
Lower outside terrace
Log burner (and child guard)
2nd bedroom setup as a twin