Church Gates

About The Cottage

This beautiful detatched sandstone cottage nestles in the unspoilt Cumbrian village of Cumwhitton in the Eden Valley on the edges of the Lake District. Easy to access from the M6 (Junction 43) or the scenic Carlisle to Settle railway, it is close to the North Pennines and Solway Firth, areas of outstanding natural beauty and to the western stretches of Hadrian's Wall.

Between the Roman city of Carlisle and bustling market town of Penrith, the village of Cumwhitton has a meandering stream and a unique collection of sandstone cottages and farms. The superb Pheasant Inn within the village has real fires, real ales, really good local Cumbrian food and flagged stone floors; booking is essential.

Inside the cottage

Church Gates Cottage with its Gothic windows is set back from the road overlooking the village green. It is entered through a very pretty Victorian cast iron gate up a sandstone flagged path to a panelled front door.

The entrance adjoins a very smart dining room with a slate floor and a fabulous working Victorian cast iron cooking range. Patio doors lead onto a private terrace that overlooks the church.

A fully panelled kitchen combines old and new with modern oven, Smeg fridge and dishwasher, and a painted Victorian dresser full of lots of lovely pottery and glassware.

The living room has a glorious working sandstone open fire and original red sandstone flagged floor, a huge sumptuous corner sofa, flat screen TV and DVD player. There are shelves lined with books and favourite board games, free WiFi connection and of course, lovely original antique pieces and pictures.

There is a small clothes hanging area leading into a downstairs cloakroom.


There are two lovely bedrooms, one with a full sized bath and shower over, the other with an en-suite shower room. Both have luxury British handmade beds, one king size and the other bedroom with twin beds, with the finest laundered bed linen and towels.

The garage provides safe, dry bike storage and beyond which lies a separate utility room with full washing facilities and clothes airers.

The cottage is in a fantastic unspoilt location and has off-road parking for two cars and very pretty gardens. There are lovely walks from the cottage door.

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Recent Testimonials

Read what previous visitors have to say about their time spent at this property.

Beautiful cottage, lovely peaceful setting and really well equipped. We have had a really relaxing time.

Carol and John, Suffolk´╗┐

We stayed at Church Gates in May and were so delighted to finally find such beautifully restored houses so well and luxuriously kitted out. UK holidays have never really been a treat for us but they certainly are now! What a find. Thank you.

Georgie Strudwick

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Features Of This Property

  • Lovely Country Walks from door
  • Great Cycling, Safe Bike Store
  • WiFi Access
  • No Smoking
  • Offroad Parking
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Dines 4 people
  • Sleeps 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms and 1 Cloakroom
  • BBQ and Outside Seating
  • Laundry Facility
  • Linen Provided
  • Tended Private Gardens
  • 3 TVs and DVD player
  • Full Equipped Kitchen
  • iPod Sound Station
  • Pets by prior arrangement