Cottage Holidays in Firbank, Cumbria, England
Firbank could be an excellent place for a cottage escape in Cumbria. Firbank is a small village in the South Lakeland area of Cumbria - a good spot for a self-catering break. Its greatest claim to fame is that George Fox once preached at what is known as Fox’s Pulpit on Firbank Fell in 1652. Fox founded the Quaker movement and this meeting was very influential on the founding of the organisation. A plaque marks the spot where the meeting took place.
St. John the Evangelist, the village church, built in 1842, has a quite plain but attractive interior. Anglers will find local opportunities for fishing on the River Lune and River Rawthey, with stocks of sea trout, brown trout and salmon. Permits can also be obtained for fishing at Killington Lake. The lake is also a popular spot for canoeing, windsurfing and dinghy sailing, on application of a day ticket for visitors.
To the west of Killington Lake, Burns Beck Moss Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest covering 47 acres. This reserve offers sightings of various bird species, such as herons, tawny owls, snipe and curlews plus animals such as roe deer, hares and foxes.
The nearby town of Sedbergh attracts walkers who want to explore the Howgill Fells and golfers are made welcome at Sedbergh Golf Club. About one mile from Sedbergh, Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre houses the work of artists and craftspeople on three floors of what used to be a weaving and spinning mill. Temporary exhibitions are popular too and the fourth floor is the home of handlooms and floor looms. On weekdays, visitors can see weavers busily at work on the looms, carrying on the traditions of the old mill. Other crafts are also often demonstrated, such as making rag rugs and lace items.
It’s a short drive to the popular South Lakeland town of Kendal, famous for Kendal mint cake and so much more. Lots of amenities include no less than five shopping arcades. Kendal Museum tells the story of the 12th century castle, the ruins of which you can visit for terrific views of the town. Abbot Hall Art Gallery satisfies the art seekers and the Museum of Lakeland Life, housed in the former stables of Abbot Hall, exhibits farm machinery and tools that depict the traditional way of doing things in rural communities. In addition, the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology is one of the country’s oldest museums.
Firbank, then, has history, wildlife and modern amenities on its doorstep in a picturesque part of the world, perfect for a relaxing holiday staying in a self-catering country cottage.
Facts about what Firbank offers for Cottage Breaks
A variety of similar self-catering cottages in Cumbria are available, including pet-friendly cottages in the Lake District, cottages for 2 people and good quality cottages in various other categories.
Featured Self catering country cottages near Firbank, Cumbria, England:
1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.
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Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.
Special features: free internet access.
Late availability: from 31 March to 26 April 20
3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.
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Charming Ambleside family friendly holiday cottage with original features, sporting an open plan living space and benefiting from a fantastic location within the Lake District National Park.
|from 03 April to 04 April 20 from 24 April to 25 April 20|
4 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.
2 - 6
Four bedroom Cumbrian cottage, located in the scenic Eden Valley, close to Appleby, Penrith and Ullswater.
Special features: free internet access.
|from 01 April to 04 April 20 from 11 April to 23 May 20|
2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.
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Homely and welcoming 2 bedroom dog-friendly log cabin with its own decked terrace and access to excellent leisure facilities within the lodge park, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, conveniently situated by Lake Windermere close to the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park.
Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, sauna.
|from 11 April to 18 April 20 from 02 May to 30 May 20|
5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.
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Lovely rural retreat close to Lake District National Park.
|from 01 April to 04 April 20 from 11 April to 14 April 20|