The Local Area
Stockwell Hall Cottage is situated near to the village of Sebergham in northern Cumbria, on the edge of the Northern Fells and Lake District near to the local villages of Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket.
The area is of outstanding beauty which makes it ideal for local walks along the Cumbrian Way and the River Caldew or for the more adventurous the Northern Fells of High Pike and Carrock are near by. Not far away are the mountain peaks of Blencathra and Skiddaw with their magnificent views. The scenic lakes of Bassenthwaite, Ullswater and Derwentwater are also only a few minutes drive away.
We are also situated well for visiting Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle with its Castle, Cathedral and Lanes Shopping Centre. Day trips to the Southern Lakes, Hadrians Wall and Southern Scotland are all within easy reach.
We have a good number of places serving excellent food in our area, there are tea rooms, pubs and resteraunts all within easy reach the choice is yours. We have our local pub The Sour Nook Inn only half a mile away which has just re-opened under new ownership (Easter 2013) and has been fully refurbished, it also opens for coffee and cakes from 11am. The Old Crown at Hesket Newmarket is only three mi;es away serving meals and has its own brewery producing their own famous real ales.
Cumbria is rich with wildlife. Our garden at Stockwell Hall Cottage attracts a large number of visitors which can be observed through the windows, birds vary from small wrens to larger blackbirds and thrushes and the woodpecker is always a popular visitor. As well as the birds we get rabbits playing in the garden, if your lucky you might see a badger, fox or the acrobatics of a red squirrel.
As well as wildlife we have our own animals on our smallholding including Tansy and April the friendly minature Shetland ponies. We also have sheep which lamb in April. It is a lovely sight to see lambs skipping and playing in the fields.
You can get your fresh eggs from our hens who are always pleased to be given a few scraps of bread or corn supplied by ourselves. We also hatch some of the eggs so you can sometimes see the baby chicks.
The dogs Ben and Holly are full of fun. Ben loves to play football but Holly is happier lying in the sun and taking a nap.
We have dug a vegetable patch and are enjoying our own home grown vegetables. We may be able to supply you with some at certain times of the year!