Coachmans Country Cottage

Coachmans Cottage

Ravenstone Country Manor, Melmerby, Penrith,
CA10 1HB



Perfect for those looking to enjoy a romantic escape in Cumbria, sit back and relax in the hot tub after a day of exploring.

Coachman’s Country Cottage is a unique and characterful cottage, situated in the grounds of Ravenstone Country Manor in the quaint country village of Melmerby. This beautifully appointed one-bedroomed cottage features a cobbled courtyard, a wealth of beams and vaulted ceiling, with spectacular fell views from the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows in the garden room. This is a true romantic getaway with a private garden, patio and a superb hot tub to enjoy the stunning views by day and the twinkling stars by night.

Situated alongside the Manor House and surrounded by llamas, ponies and wildlife, it has a real ’wow’ factor with vaulted ceilings and amazing views. The cosy underfloor heating is complemented by a wood burner for that romantic night by the fire. The luxurious and quirky beamed bathroom features a slipper bath and French-style basin, en-suite to the bedroom. This gorgeous bedroom with brass bed, French armoire and mood lighting, features a huge, original, stone fireplace with inset large flat screen TV.

The main living room also features an old stone fireplace complete with original Victorian set pot, historically used by the manor house servants for the laundry, and above the log store sits a 65″ wall-mounted Smart TV that is viewed from the huge Chesterfield sofa opposite.

The beautifully appointed kitchen simply exudes charm and character with beamed, vaulted ceiling, hand painted units with a large range cooker and oak worktops with double sink. The garden room is open plan to the main living room and is complete with a large comfy sofa where you can relax and enjoy the fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.

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Melmerby is a lovely, quiet and peaceful little village with picturesque village green and boasts a quaint old village bakery with eatery and gift shop,   great and much loved village pub ‘The Shepherds Inn ‘ ( booking is generally advised especially at weekends. There is also a private swimming pool that can be booked independently, just 100 yards away from the cottage.

The area is great for lovely local walks with Melmerby Fell close by. Situated on the A686, which runs from Penrith to Corbridge, chosen by the AA magazine as one of the ’Ten Greatest Drives’. From Melmerby, the road climbs the Hartside Pass from where you will get magnificent views across the Solway Firth to Scotland. If a more leisurely pace is for you, take a stroll with a llama to pick up your morning papers from the village just 200 yards away. Golf is available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards. 

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, 65″ Smart TV, DVD player and leading to…
Dining/garden room.
Kitchen: With electric range, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With double bed, 50″ Smart TV, beams and en-suite with slipper bath and toilet.

Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and garden furniture. Hot tub for 2 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps in the garden.

Arrival Details

Please advise the owner, Graham Walker on 07432 736797 prior to your stay to advise estimated time of arrival and arrange for key collection. As owners we do prefer the personal touch and like to be available to welcome you to the property and give a guided tour of the facilities and grounds.

How to find us

From The South or North exit the M6 at junction 40 or A1M from Scotch Corner and follow the A66 towards Penrith. At the roundabout follow the A686 signed Alston and passing through the village of Langwathby. Melmerby is approximately 9 miles from Penrith on the A686. On entering the village turn first left and follow the lane up round to the left. You will pass the Church on your left and bear slightly right and go through the large gates of Ravenstone Country Manor. Parking is behind the front garden of the Manor house.