The exterior of Middle Lodge, Cumbria
Location Icon Longtown, Scottish Borders
From £195 - £365 per night

Middle Lodge

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Sleeps 4
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2 Bedrooms
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1 Bathrooms
This beautifully restored, former gatehouse stands at the entrance to a 36-acre country estate and boasts a private garden. It’s an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday in the Cumbrian countryside.
Middle Lodge is one of nine beautifully renovated apartments and cottages set within the 36-acre private estate of a Grade II*-listed mansion house in north Cumbria. The gatehouse enjoys a secluded spot at the entrance of the estate and is a striking, double-fronted cottage that exquisitely combines original architectural details with contemporary living. It’s perfect for a family or couples alike and highlights include a private garden, a master bedroom with a rolltop bath in the room and living areas with two log burners. Meanwhile, the estate grounds are perfect for a quiet stroll and the local fine dining pub is sure to impress with its popular tasting menu.

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Countryside views Countryside views
Enclosed garden Enclosed garden
Garden Garden
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
BBQ - charcoal BBQ - charcoal
Children welcome Children welcome
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Free-standing bath Free-standing bath
Historical building Historical building
Luxury toiletries Luxury toiletries
Period features Period features
Roll top bath Roll top bath
Underfloor heating Underfloor heating
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Why we love this

  • The renovated gatehouse of a country house estate set in private parkland
  • Enjoy walks beside the River Esk and trips to Carlisle and Scottish border towns
  • Complimentary transfer when a meal is booked at the local fine dining pub*

This two-bedroom cottage is surrounded by woodland and retains original features including wooden ceiling beams. However, the style is modern and there are home comforts and luxuries throughout.

On the ground floor, the traditional layout, with separate lounge and dining room, offers the flexibility to socialise together or enjoy space alone every now and then too. The dining room has a table and chairs, while the lounge features sofa seating and a 40-inch Smart TV. Both rooms have a wood-burning stove. There’s a separate kitchen with utility area at the back of the house that’s equipped with an electric oven and induction hob, a microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Off the utility there is a cloakroom with WC and sink. Upstairs, there are two well-proportioned bedrooms. The master has a king-size bed and a freestanding rolltop bath in the room to add that extra touch of indulgence. The second bedroom has two zip and link single beds (which can be formed into a king-size bed if required). There is also a shower room with WC and sink.

The cottage is the only one at the estate that benefits from a private, enclosed garden. It has a large lawned area that’s ideal for letting kids and dogs run round if you have them in tow. With a dining table and chairs, as well as a BBQ, it’s a fantastic place for lazy days outside, eating alfresco and enjoying evening drinks.

You’ll also have access to the estate’s 36 acres of grounds that include parkland and a walled garden. Meanwhile, benches are positioned in scenic spots so that you can enjoy reading a good book, chatting or daydreaming in peace.

A member of staff will greet you on arrival and show you into the property. The cottage is located next to the entrance of the estate, about a 4-minute walk from the main house. Alternatively, a self-check can be arranged if required. The estate grounds and walled garden are available to guests of all the apartments and cottages at the site.

The estate’s kitchen garden supplies fruit, vegetables and micro herbs to the nearby fine dining pub. Biomass heating is used across all the properties and in the glasshouses, while other crops that require warmth, such as tomatoes, aubergines and peppers, are grown in season. If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

Check-in: from 15:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • Up to 2 dogs are permitted at an additional fee of £25 per dog

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The neighbourhood

The property enjoys a peaceful location in the Cumbrian countryside, near the border with Scotland. You are welcome to explore the grounds of the estate that span 36 acres. Parkland with extensive lawns, a Victorian pleasure garden, a large walled garden that measures just over an acre, herbaceous borders and wildflower meadows all await you.

Views from the grounds are spectacular and it’s possible to see as far as the Scottish hills. The mansion’s grounds also play host to a number of events throughout the year, including classic car shows.
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