The Corner House is a charming cottage furnished to provide a comfortable stay.

The Corner House is a charming cottage furnished to provide a comfortable stay.




Apr 2012

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

The Corner House is a charming cosy cottage which has been recently renovated and furnished to provide characterful and comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people. An enclosed rear garden.
It has views over the Solway, which is ideal to view the beautiful sunsets of the Solway.
It supports a lounge diner with a multi fuel stove,and electric storage heating throughout.
The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, microwave fridge toaster and washing machine.
We have 2 bedrooms with wooden floors the master bedroom has a beam, original fireplace and a king size bed.
The second bedroom is small and cosy with twin beds.
The bathroom is on the ground floor and has an over bath shower.


More about us

  1. We are Robert and Elaine a married couple who live in Cumbria. Robert has taken early retirement and Elaine manages a Care Agency.
    This is our holiday cottage in Cumbria.
    We have never done a home swap and are looking to swap weekends or a full weeks in the UK or Europe.

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Where is it?


Corner House is based in the farming village of Torpenhow which is pronounced by the locals as tra’pena.
Torpenhow is said to translate into “hillhillhill” “Tor” “pen” and “how” are said to all mean hill in different languages Old English, Welsh and Danish.

Corner House is perfectly located away from the tourist crowds on the edge of the National park yet within easy access of Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cockermouth and Carlisle.
Bassenthwaite Lake and Village is located 8 miles (15 mins) away.

The village of Bassenthwaite and is a good starting place for going up Skiddaw - one of the highest mountains in the Lake District. Bassenthwaite Lake is a quiet lake, with some good lakeside walks away from the crowds. The village also boasts the The Sun Inn which serves excellent meals.

Keswick is located 14 miles (20 mins) away and is a busy market town (market day is Thursday and Saturday) with lots going on. Some of the attractions include Cumberland Pencil Museum – the home of the world’s first pencil, the beautiful Theatre By The Lake, Puzzling Place, bike and boat hire and a cinema that also shows world cinema films on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter.

Cockermouth is located 10 miles (15 mins) away from Torpenhow and is the birthplace of William Wordsworth and blends history with modern living. William Wordsworth's home is worth a visit, as is Jennings Brewery and Museum. There are plenty of antique shops and cafes, including Merienda which holds the occasional Jazz evening. There are a variety of restaurants, pubs and smaller shops.

The city of Carlisle is located 25 Miles (40 mins) and is a city steeped in history being the scene of many battles between the Scots and the English. It has a Castle, Cathedral and Tullie House Museum is well worth a visit.
Cumbria's Coastline
The coastal town of Maryport is about 13 miles away and has an aquarium which children love. A blues festival is held in Maryport each year in July and attracts big names such as Van Morrison and Gary Moore.

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