ABOUT SUNRISE COTTAGE

Sunrise Cottage was constructed at least 200 years ago and parts are much older.  It has some features of a bastle house (a defensive building against reivers from both sides of the border). Larger structures attached to richer farms were called piel (peel, peal) towers. In both cases the walls were stout with few openings, the livestock were locked in the ground floor and the living accommodation was on the first floor, accessed by a wooden ladder which could be pulled up if attacked.  Now, it is a pleasant 2-bedrooomed house with plenty of country charm.

Attached to Sunrise was a similar and much later (but not defensive) structure,  plus a barn. In 2006 both these latter buildings were converted into a house (Valley View) which is where the current owners live.

The front door leads through a small porch into the stone-flagged and beamed lounge with a multi-fuel stove.  Through the lounge is the fully-equipped kitchen which also contains the dining table and gives views over the valley.

From the kitchen, the back porch opens on to a private sloping garden, with a flat area at the top with seating and a barbeque.  The garden is grassed with a number of small trees and provides pleasant views up towards the village of Nenthead.

The downstairs twin bedroom is next to the lounge.  A doorway leads off the lounge to the old stone staircase, leading to the main bedroom with its four-poster bed, and large family bathroom.

Please be aware that the cottage is very old and contains uneven stone flags and steps, along with some low beams in places.  As such it may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility - but please feel free to drop us a line and we'll do out best to accommodate you if we can.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.    Up to two medium sized dogs (or one large) are allowed at an additional charge, but not upstairs or in the downstairs bedroom or left unattended.   Please ask about dogs at the time of booking.

Sunrise Cottage
Sunrise Cottage

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Lounge
Lounge

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Downstairs Bathroom
Downstairs Bathroom

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Sunrise Cottage
Sunrise Cottage

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Kitchen:

Electric Oven and Hob

Microwave

Fridge

Freezer

Dishwasher

Dining table

Lounge

Multifuel Stove (coal supplied)

2 Sofas

TV

Video/DVD players

Games consoles

various books, videos and board games

Downstairs Bedroom

2 single beds

Wardrobe

Main Bedroom

4 Poster Bed

Wardrobe

Tables

Cot if required

Upstairs Bathroom

Standalone Bath / shower

Toilet

Downstairs Bathroom

Shower

Toilet

Outside

Private Garden

Barbeque

Table and Chairs

General

Free Wifi

Coal Supplied

Oil Central Heating