Geltsdale was converted from a former barn and benefits from up-side down living.
On the ground floor, accessed by 1 external step and 1 internal step, is a double bedroom and a single bedroom and a shower room. On the first floor the stairs separate the open plan kitchen/dining area from the lounge area.
The kitchen is well equipped but still has plenty of space for food storage.
The shower room has a good sized shower cubicle, built in shelves for storage and electric heated towel rail.
Accredited 4 Star Gold by Visit England.
Access with steps
Travel by public transport
Howscales is located 1.5 miles outside the village of Kirkoswald. There are no public transport options from Kirkoswald to Howscales.
The nearest train station is at Lazonby, which is approx. 2.5 miles away, but it has a very limited service. The main train station is at Penrith, which is approx. 10 miles away.
There is a very limited Fellrunner bus service that serves Kirkoswald and surrounding villages.
It is therefore strongly reccomended that guests do have a car.
Travel by taxi
The cottages are set around an original cobbled courtyard. Some of the cobbles have become very uneven over time with gaps around some cobbles.
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
On-site Shared Laundry Room
Self catering kitchen
Pine table top with white crockery.
Getting around outside
Howscales Cottages Shared Garden
To gain access to the main garden fom Geltsdale cottage you would need to cross the cobbled courtyard, a short stony section and then you are onto lawn. There are no pathways incorporated into the lawned garden.