Abbott Moss sits majestically above its own lake in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Eden Valley in Cumbria. Approaching this three bedroomed sandstone house via a gated, private lane bordered by dry stone walls, your first glimpse of Abbott Moss will set the scene for your holiday. Recently renovated, the transformation is phenomenal with an explosion of both colour and comfort. Kick off your wellies in the entrance hall after a long day exploring the neighbouring fells and head to the spacious kitchen/diner for a welcome cuppa. With its cool grey tones and fabric blinds, six large picture windows frame the lake and flood the house with light. The large refectory table, with seating for up to 8, is perfect for a leisurely breakfast whilst watching the wildlife which changes throughout the seasons. The spacious living room with its high ceilings and huge original fireplace (which now hosts a handy wood burning stove) is a delight. There are squashy sofas, comfortable armchairs and a dining table with views across the lake. Eclectic pictures, wallpapers, rugs and fabrics have been chosen with care – each complimenting the other.
Heading upstairs, the painting of the Indian sitar player watches over you. The master bedroom with two large windows has a superking bed with embroidered headboard. With its hues of cool greys and greens, Indian kilims and clever lighting, this room is calm, beautiful, and restful. The en-suite bathroom with limed wood floors has a cast iron bath with waterfall shower, sink and loo. Across the landing are two further bedrooms. Bedroom two has single beds which zip and link to make a superking. Soft white bedding, natural light and botanical prints create a serene room. Bedroom three – the Indian Room – has twin beds with embroidered throws, decorative headboards and an antique kilim. One window looks across the lake whilst the other peeps into the surrounding woodlands. The family bathroom with twin sinks and walk in shower are shared between these rooms.
This exceptional home is surrounded by large gardens – your only neighbours are a herd of curious sheep and the occasional pheasant. You will feel very peaceful here. Abbott Moss is the perfect hideaway but with the northern lakes on your doorstep, castles and market towns only a short drive away, you won’t need too venture far. Then it is back to Abbott Moss for its comfort, views and solitude.
2022 Prices: Winter £1200: Low £1500: Mid £1700 High £1850: Christmas £2000
There is a £200 refundable breakages deposit payable