Description and a bit of history

"Have never before stayed in a cottage where the place looks exactly as it is on the website"

Fold Cottage is a quintessential picture-postcard Lakeland cottage, in the hamlet of Outgate, dating from the 18th century. It would have been built for mine or farm workers and occupied as such until a few decades ago. It's now a comfortable and cosy retreat from the hurly burly of real life. The small stone-walled cottage garden has a lawn and flowering borders and catches the sun (when it's shining) for most of the day.

We bought it in April 2010 when it was looking a bit tired and cluttered. Since then, we've had it completely refurbished and refurnished. We've put in new slate floors with underfloor heating and a new kitchen and bathroom. We thought it was pretty special when we bought it but now it's even better!

Six years ago we had a small extension built at the back to add the 'garden room', with a new small paved patio outside. The quotation above came from a visitor before we did that but it still looks pretty much the same as in the photographs on this page as the new bit occupies what was just a grotty bit of concrete round the back, to the left of the door.

It's currently geared up to sleep two people.