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Keepers Cottage Holiday

High Head, Ivegill, Carlisle, CA4 0PJ.

"A truly amazing place, we have never stayed anywhere that has the charm or a cosy feeling quite likeKeepers Cottage it." 

Keeper’s Cottage is a perfect quiet rural retreat for wildlife enthusiasts who want to escape from it all. An ideal base for visiting The Lake District, the Eden Valley, Hadrian’s Wall and yet only 9 miles from the Historic City of Carlisle. 

"The best Holiday Cottage we have stayed in!" 

A unique detached sandstone house, formerly part of High Head Castle Estates; it stands within wildlife and woodland gardens with views of the Lake District Mountains of Blencathra, Carrock and Caldbeck. The cottage makes an ideal base for exploring the Northern Lakes, the quieter Eden Valley, Hadrian's Wall and Historic Carlisle.  

Outdoor activities such as walking, sailing, canoeing, swimming, and climbing are all within a short driveKeepers Cottage views of the cottage. There are also plenty of museums and galleries to visit as well as cinema and wet weather attractions.  

This gamekeeper's house is at the end of a rough track. Keepers is very private and has large grounds (maintained for wildlife) and easy access to country walks and cycling routes. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 with King, 1 with double and 1 with twin. 1 bathroom with bath and overhead shower. 1 cosy Living room, large dining room and family kitchen. Please see the photos for decor. The gardens are large and designed for wildlife and adventures in the woods, especially in the spacious outdoor hand-built wood shelter. Small children must be supervised as there is a stream and steep ground nearby. 

Two wood burning stoves add to the relaxing warmth and cosiness of the cottage. Games, toys and DVDs are available to use as well as an extensive library of books and maps and information about the local area.  

A variety of local walks mean that you can leave the car at home and avoid the tourist queues and traffic jams in fact there is no need to leave Keepers at all and many guests do just that.

Our eco-friendly approach has earned us awards in the past from Green Tourism and Cumbria Action for sustainability.

The woodland is a Cumbria Wildlife Trust nominated wildlife site as we have many ancient woodland fauna and flora including our wonderful red squirrels, deer and badgers.  

MINIMUM 6 NIGHTS BOOKING at peak holiday times but please check as we may be able to accommodateKeepers Cottage you 

THERE IS NO WIFI - we encourage a digital detox! We like to think you will benefit from a break from technology and it might even mean you notice more wildlife. Mobile phone signal is variable depending on your provider and is not available in some parts of the house due to the thickness of the sandstone walls. 


Access is on a rough track - please message for further info and to discuss your vehicle's suitability. The nearest neighbours are 1/2 mile away. So, a perfect place for peace and quiet. 

Contact Details

Keepers Cottage Holiday, High Head, Ivegill, Carlisle, CA4 0PJ.

Telephone: 07773 052088.



Social Media: Keepers Cottage Facebook page.

Miles: 10