Hole House Cottage: Outgate
Beatrix Potter once lived in this lovely 3 bedroomed whitewashed cottage which dates from the 17th century which is now owned by The National Trust. Close to the beautiful Blelham Tarn, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), this peaceful location is ideal for bird watching and fishing as well as walking. Walkers can enjoy the five footpaths that meet at the farm entrance.
The traditional porch leads into the hall way with plenty of space for coats and boots. The lounge to the left has comfortable seating for 6 , a welcoming woodburning stove , TV with Sky Freeview DVD and CD player. To the right there is the newly refurbished kitchen with electric built in oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a large pine table and chairs for family meals. A separate traditional back larder has a large fridge freezer and tumble drier.
Upstairs there are 3 pretty bedrooms - 2 twins and one double - all with pine furniture. There is a family bathroom with electric shower over the bath, basin and wc.
Heating is by night storage heaters downstairs and oil filled radiators upstairs making the cottage cosy and offering flexible heating making it suitable for stays throughout the year.
The owners have added a travel cot and high chair for the use of guests with babies and small children.
Hole House Cottage is in a beautiful quiet location with access to the surrounding countryside and fishing is available on Blelham Tarn only a short walk from the cottage. There is a seating area outside and access is down a private road with plenty of parking space.
Name: S PERKINS - 18-Aug-2012
Comment: Lovely Cottage, 2nd year we have stayed here. Really comfortable and homely atmosphere. The Grangchildren love the freedom and the walk to the steam to go fishing.
Name: Vivien Bradshaw - 26-May-2012
Comment: The cottage was in a lovely location and extremely cosy. We really enjoyed our stay. There is a wonderful view at the side of the cottage across the tarn. There are also some really good walks from the cottage. An added bonus was a daily delivery from the milkman. Would definitely stay at Hole House again. Viv & Derrick Bradshaw
Name: Peter Rimmer - 11-Feb-2012
Comment: This was our 6th stay at Hole House and we thoroughly enjoyed it as usual. We have been in all seasons and the surrounding walks & countryside are always fantastic. The cottage is peaceful & cosy and well appointed with a new kitchen just fitted.
The Outgate Inn is great for food & beer and is a pleasant walk over the fields or a short drive away. Hawkshead is a couple of miles away walking along country tracks.
Name: Paul Clapton - 24-Sep-2011
Comment: Lovely cottage, full of character.
The setting is superb, the views from below the barn unbeatable.
Great circular walk around the tarn.
Would recommend to anyone, especially walkers.
Name: Shirley Wright - 10-Sep-2011
Comment: Lovely cosy cottage, had everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable. Some specatacular views from the cottage and great walks.
A real treat was having the milk delivered every morning!
Name: Peter Murray - 23-Jul-2011
Comment: A delightful cottage surrounded by wonderful scenery. Peaceful and secluded with plenty of local walks to do straight from the cottage. Particularly enjoyed the log fire in the evening and the spectacle of the Red Arrows flying over us on our arrival!! Murrays, York.
Name: Diane Hannam - 12-Mar-2011
Comment: A very comfortable homely cottage in a beautiful setting.
Wonderful walks and pubs including drunken duck nearby and Queens Head in Hawkeshead
Name: C RYLE - 13-Feb-2011
Comment: We had a wonderful holiday. The location of the cottage is absolutely perfect. With a 6,4 and 1yr old - we were limited as to how far we could walk, but managed to get to the top of Latterbarrow and Tom Heights, round Tarn Hows and to Wray Castle. Beautiful walks, beautiful views and we hope to be back again. Thankyou!!
Name: Robert Jones - 18-Sep-2010
Comment: We had a very happy 2 weeks at Hole House, with both rain and shine. The setting was excellent; we were sufficiently remote from Hawkshead to enjoy pure countryside and sufficiently close for local amenities.The lakes themselves were beautiful and one high point for us was finding "The Theatre by the Lake" within easy reach at Keswick. The cottage itself was clean and attractively furnished; cosy with all facilities. A wonderful break. Some people go walking in the Lake District - we, you may gather, did not but it was just great to be there.
Name: Mark Kelly - 11-Sep-2010
Comment: Really Lovely cottage, very peaceful with plenty of nearby walks, food at the Outgate Inn is excellent and easily walkable via the footpath at the top of the road (Bring a Torch at night!) Cottage is well equipped, cosy and a great place for a really relaxing, get away from it all break, will definately stay here again.
Name: Emma Bennett - 17-Jul-2010
Comment: Lovely rural tranquil location, loved the views of the tarn from the cottages garden. The cottage had all the facilties we needed for 6 people and 1 dog - loved the open fire especially after a long day exploring the walks and trails from the cottage.
Name: Jo-Ann Dumma - 19-Jun-2010
Comment: Lovely cottage at the right price in a beautiful, peaceful location out of way of village. Views were spectacular. Cosy cottage well furnished, only downside was shower not working properly.
Name: Janet Hannaford - 12-Jun-2010
Comment: A lovely cottage in a very quiet spot. Lots of good
walks around from the cottage, we had a nice meal in
Hawkshead at Kings arms ( or Head!).
Name: J BAYLEY - April - 10
Comment: Easy to access walks, loved the isolated pubs and the views they share