Top Lodge Cottage

Longtown, Lake District & Cumbria

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Owner pets on site
  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

There’s endless walking from the door, a cosy woodburner to come home to and an outdoor bath island that dogs might not like, but humans will love

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Exploring the woods and walks along the River Esk
  • The cosy spot in front of the woodburner (and probably right under your feet)
  • Getting completely away from the noise of the city

Humans will love

  • The amazing outdoor bath, with a roll top indoors for the less naturist inclined
  • The clean, simple elegance of the space
  • Produce from the garden and the chickens, in season

The place

This is definitely a place to come and relax, rather than pack in a lot of adventure. Exploring the area will be more about long walks where you don’t see a soul all day than dropping in to pubs and market towns. It’s a bit of a hike to the nearest... anything, so stock up on food, biscuits and books, then get ready to disappear into the woods for a few days. Once you’re settled, you’ll have nothing more pressing to do than choose between the indoor roll top bath and the outdoor one, in the woods behind the cottage. There’s a garden where dogs can be let out in the morning and evening, but you’ll need to keep an eye on them if they’ve got plenty of energy. It’s far better to take them out to Hadrian’s Wall or along the many paths through the estate, to get them good and tired for another lazy evening in.


  • 1 x King room


  • Bathroom with roll top bath and toiletries included
  • Washing machine
  • Shower

Living and relaxing

  • Wood-fired outdoor bath with beach towels
  • Woodburner with a basket of logs, kindling and firelighters included
  • TV
  • Sofa and armchair
  • Reading corner in the bay window
  • Candles

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, fridge, kettle and toaster
  • Cooking basics supplied - tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper along with seasonal goodies from the garden and chickens, where possible
  • BBQ
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Outdoor dining table and chairs

Booking information

  • Check in 1500
  • Check out 1000
  • Not suitable for children
  • £20 per dog per stay

Optional extras

  • Additional firewood available from the owners at £5 per bag for the woodburner or £15 per bag for the outdoor bath, via an honesty box
  • Celebration package
  • Campfire package

You should know

  • The garden is private and fairly enclosed -- there are gaps in the fencing and it also backs on to open woodland
  • The cottage is on a working farm so you’ll have to keep your dog on a lead while on estate grounds and an eye out for ticks
  • The stairs down from the bedroom are steep
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In the neighbourhood

  • The cottage has its own private garden which backs onto open woodland so there are BUCKET loads of walks for you. There is also a wood burning stove to snuggle up in front of at night.
  • The quirky cottage is perfect for someone looking to hideaway in a rural location. With roll top bath in the bedroom and outdoor bath in the woods behind, you will be able to bathe and relax after all that walking with your pooch!
  • The cottage is on a working estate with farmland and woodland surrounding the property so you will need to keep your dog on a lead while walking around the private estate. As it is private, you will rarely see another person or dog, but there are sheep, cows, pheasants around!
  • There will be tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, plus (hopefully!) some goodies from the chickens and garden depending on the time of year. Sometimes we put some homemade jam or baked goods in depending on what we have at the time - no promises!
  • Robert and Emily live up in North Cumbria with their three sons Freddie, Finn, Albie and dog Mabel. The Gruesome Grahams have been here for centuries. But during their time, they have been a little more friendly! Having started welcoming guests in B&B cottages at Netherby, the Graham family decided that a yurt would be much more fun, and so set up Netherby Woodland Yurt in a quiet corner of their larch wood.
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