High Bridge: high quality self catering holiday cottage for up to 6 people

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We have also received the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) Gold award

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High Bridge has been available to let as self-catering accommodation since 2004, and was soon awarded a VisitBritain 4-star rating. In the words of Britain's national tourist agency, this signifies:

  • an excellent overall level of quality

  • very good care and attention to detail

  • ample space and good quality furniture.. 

The self-catering holiday cottage has a Free Wi-Fi service. It also has roof-mounted solar panels for hot water, gas central heating and marvellous views of the northern fells across the village roof-tops.

Blencathra in the distance

Barrow Fell and Barrow Lodge farm behind our neighbour's cottage

The cottage sleeps 6 people, and has: 

  • a large living room with colour TV (BBC/ITV Freesat), DVD player/ recorder, portable CD player/radio - and great views

  • a dining room with mahogany dining table and french window access to the yard at the side of the building, which is secure for dogs

  • a kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker and a clothes washing machine

  • one double bedroom with king sized Sealy bed

  • two twin bedrooms, one with large bunk beds

  • a large bathroom with bath, separate shower, handbasin, and W.C.

  • a separate shower room, with power shower and wash basin

  • a separate W.C. with handbasin.

A cot and high chair are available.

Click here for some pictures of the interior of High Bridge.

To the side of the cottage is a yard facing east and south, with chairs and a garden table; the whole yard area is secure for dogs. There is off-road parking space for one car at the side of the building, with plenty more available within 100 yards.

Braithwaite is a "dog-friendly" village - as long as you clean up after you! Dogs are most welcome at the cottage, and they usually have a marvellous time, both in the village and on the surrounding fells. 

The cottage is a no-smoking area. 

Comments from previous guests

"This is our sixth time at High Bridge and we so love this village" 12 Oct 13

"Over all a lovely quiet corner of the Lakes, with plenty to do within easy access" 31 Aug 13

""Best holiday ever! When I'm older, I'm living in the Lake District" 17 Aug 13

"Beautiful location, great walks from the house" 21 Dec 12

"Once again, cottage very comfortable" 27 Oct 12

"Lovely, comfortable, spacious cottage" 28 Jun 12

"Our 6th visit to High Bridge and it was sunshine all the way!" 24 Mar 12

"Third time here! Love this place..."  8 Oct 11

"Cottage has been fantastic, exceeded expectations for space" 20 Aug 11

"What a wonderful place! great to come back to a cosy cottage, plenty of hot water" 13 Aug 11

"Been to Braithwaite before, but not to this cottage.  Very impressed with everything. Lovely and warm and cosy with great view." 9 Oct 10

"What a wonderful spot to base our holiday! The cottage is a delight and the variety of walks has kept us busy all week" 21 Aug 10

"A lovely warm, spacious cottage, enjoyed by all" 13 Feb 10

"This has been a super base for a family holiday.  Comfy cottage, great views, lovely walks..." 1 Aug 09

"Another great week at the cottage - ideal for our two families plus golden retriever" 6 Jun 09

"It is rare to find such a well equipped cottage for a growing family with very different needs" 11 Apr 09

"We have really enjoyed it here and might just have to leave our dog behind - he is going to be so depressed." 18 Feb 06

"We all had a great holiday in a most comfortable and well-equipped cottage" 9 April 05

“Our party of 3 generations all found something to do each day from the cottage, without having to use the car. The village shop was excellent.” 5 Jun 04

"After 25 years of visiting the Lakes, this has been the most comfortable and well-equipped house we have stayed in" 29 Jan 05

"We might just have to leave our dog behind - he is going to be so depressed!" 11 Feb 06

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