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Penrith

The historical market town of Penrith is situated in the heart of the Eden Valley and is a popular spot for accessing the beautiful eastern Lake District.

Once the capital of Cumbria, Penrith has a rich history. Visit the medieval ruins of Penrith Castle, the more substantial remains of Brougham Castle and ancient henge sites. Discover the intriguing story of the giant buried in St Andrew’s churchyard and enjoy views of Scotland from the heights of Beacon Pike just to the north of the town.

From here, views of the Eden Valley, the Pennines and some of the north Lakes can also be seen on a clear day. Penrith’s tourist information centre and museum has information on the archaeology, history and geology of the area. In the evening, visitors can sample the local Cumbrian night life in the town’s traditional pubs.

Penrith is situated just three miles from the lakes and fells of the Lake District National Park and has easy access to the hidden delights of the tranquil Eden Valley. This sometimes overlooked region is well worth exploring for its unspoilt countryside and picturesque rural villages.

Discover the history of Cumbria, follow Roman roads, ruins and ancient monasteries. Activities include climbing, mountain biking, and a whole range of water sports. If you like walking, both the Lakes and Eden Valley will provide everything you could wish for, from riverside and lakeside strolls to more challenging ridge walks and scrambles.

For days out in the National Park cyclists will find permitted cycleways and bridleways with incredible views, and Whinlatter and Grizedale Forests are full of mountain biking routes. Get out on the lakes kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or boating, and come back to your cosy home from home.

Penrith holiday cottages provide the ideal location for touring both the beautiful Eden Valley and the Lake District. Come and discover Cumbria’s past and present from the comfortable seat of the Eden Valley''s market town.
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  • Sandbank

    Penrith

    Grade
    10
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: CC118225
    This fabulous town house has spacious accommodation for up to 10 people and provides exceptional value for money. Situated on an attractive residential avenue in Penrith, Sandbank is the perfect base for groups of walkers to explore the eastern and northern Lakes and for family gatherings. Penrith is very accessible, it is on the M6 via road and less than three hours from London via train. The town centre is five minutes walk, with restaurants, pubs and shops.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
    Basement:
    Games room:
    With TV, PS2, pool table, games and table football.
    Ground Floor:
    Lounge
    : With TV, DVD, Wii and gas fire.
    Sitting room: With open fire (fuel not provided).
    Dining room: With gas stove.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With single bed.
    Bedroom 6: With single bed.

    All gas and electric provided. Bed linen is provided please provide your own towels. Fuel not provided for the open fire. Cot available. Wi-Fi and telephone for incoming calls.Outside: Garden with Lawn, patio, seating and shed. On street parking.

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  • Beck Mill Cottage

    Langwathby, Penrith

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    4
    Ref: LK5

    Attractively positioned above a mill pond, this outstanding detached property is set within two acres of grounds and has uninterrupted views to the Pennines. The flat plateau of Cross Fell dominates the horizon and creates an amazing backdrop which is ever changing – in particular the stunning sunsets can be enjoyed from both inside and outside from the patio areas. Although a traditional style of cottage, the interior has been totally modernised to a high standard with an excellent level of presentation and attention to detail. This lovely holiday cottage is ideal for families and friends exploring one of the loveliest corners of England.
    The peaceful location with its ponds and woodland attracts a variety of wildlife, and is a haven for nature lovers. Beck Mill Cottage is located within the beautiful Eden Valley, which is renowned not only for its scenery, wonderful walking, pretty sandstone villages and quiet country lanes which are ideal for cycling, but it is also perfectly placed between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The cottage is 8 miles from the market town of Penrith.
    Some notable attractions in the area include Brougham Castle and the stunning Dalemain. The latter mentioned is a country house set within large grounds – its medieval courtyard and Elizabethan great barn featured in the TV adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.
    Not to be missed is a trip to Cumbria’s Rheged Discovery Centre which – apart from its huge IMAX cinema showing giant movies – is home to the National Mountaineering Exhibition and the Discovering Cumbria Exhibition.
    There is an organic restaurant at The Village Bakery in Melmerby, and a Watermill at Little Salkeld that uses mainly organic produce in their tea room and mill shop - they also have one day baking courses for adults and children.
    The Carlisle to Settle railway has a station at Langwathby for a day out without a car. Shop 2 miles.

    Spacious living room with wood burning stove and views to the Pennines. Large beamed well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Two bedrooms; one double with en-suite shower room with toilet and one twin with garden views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further double rooms. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full ground source central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large 2-acre lawned grounds with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced mill pond in grounds

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  • Spring Bank

    near Penruddock

    Grade
    11
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: CC132179
    Set on the side of Great Mell Fell, this outstanding holiday home is an ancient farmhouse which, in the 18th Century, was ’gentrified’ by converting the barn and house into a single building with Georgian sash windows set into local stone. Grade II listed, the detached house stands in a delightful, well maintained, large garden with a little stream running through and stunning, far reaching views across fields towards the Pennines in the distance.

    The house has two TVs, one with recordable Sky TV (family package) and the other with numerous Freeview channels, which can also be recorded. There is an attractive garden, a wood burner, a well equipped kitchen and a covered games area with a table tennis table. All bedrooms have excellent views, principally across fields towards the Pennines in the distance.

    Located within the Lake District National Park, it is within easy reach of Ullswater, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake and the northern fells. Although located in complete tranquillity, the house is only a short drive from the A66, giving easy access to the M6, Penrith, 15 minutes, and Keswick, 20 minutes. Spring Bank is ideal for a family holiday or for families holidaying together. The surrounding quiet country lanes are ideal for cycling and the walking opportunities are endless.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge 1: Spacious with wood burner, 38” Freeview TV and views.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric range cooker and induction hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Lounge 2: With Sky TV (family package).
    Garden room: With table tennis.
    Utility room: With fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed, views and en-suite with roll top bath, shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and views.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and views.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and views.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds and views.
    Bedroom 6: With single bed and views.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder at cost (honesty box). Highchair available. Free Wi-Fi for internet browsing. Streaming videos/downloading chargeable.Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

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  • Knipe Hall (Luxury)

    Askham

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: CC118178
    Knipe Hall is a Grade II listed period farmhouse set in grounds of about three acres in the idyllic and tranquil Lowther Valley, with South and West facing gardens. It offers the opportunity to leave everything behind and take advantage of the peace and tranquility and be able to walk out of the front door into beautiful countryside in this unspoilt area.  For the adventurous there are activities nearby including cycle hire, fishing and horse riding. Whilst the surrounding area is perfect for walking and cycling with its quiet scenic roads and walks from the doorstep. Set just off Knipe Moor, in an exceptional rural setting - it is but a short distance from major access routes. The property dates from the early 17th Century and retains many period features including stone mullioned windows, flagged floors and impressive exposed timbers, which combine with a stylish bespoke kitchen, stone open fireplaces and contemporary bathroom fittings. The property has an enclosed garden and patio area with furniture, perfect for relaxing and taking in the fabulous surroundings. The property has a fabulous ’party barn’ suitable for everyone to get together, perfect for that special occasion. The property can be let along with Yew Tree Farm (CC132109) where the owner is happy to help organise transportation between the two properties.

    Ground Floor: Knipe Hall is a detached property, in its own grounds, heated by oil fired central heating and the accommodation comprises:
    Entrance Hall.
    Kitchen: Spacious bespoke country dining kitchen with Aga, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
    Lounge: With open fire, TV, DVD, CD/Hi-Fi and video leading to second lounge with leather sofas and wood burning stove.
    Utility/laundry room: Large room with plenty of space for drying walking clothes and boots.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and hand basin.
    Hallway leading to:
    Superb Galleried Dining room.  

    First Floor: On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms, 2 of which have super king size beds which can be made up as twins if required (please request on booking). Two twin bedded rooms, one double bedroom and one king size bedroom. There are 4 bathrooms in total, 2 house bathrooms, one of the double bedrooms is en-suite and one of the double bedrooms has the additional feature of a stone spiral staricase leading to a handy size nursery/dressing room.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available - no charge. Broadband internet access
    Fishing, cycle hire and horse riding can be arranged with the owner of the property prior to arrival at additional cost. Private Hot Tub.Outside: Large lawned garden, patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Ample parking and storage for bikes available. The Party Barn can be accessed by prior arrangement with the owner of the property. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Edenhall

    Udford near Penrith

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: CC118218
    Only a mile from the village of the same name, Edenhall was originally used by the drovers crossing the nearby ford and driving their cattle south. Today it is an immaculately restored house in secluded grounds, outside the village of Edenhall, adjacent to the River Eamont, in the Eden Valley and 15 minutes away from Ullswater. Edenhall comfortably accommodates 12 guests but smaller groups who appreciate the qualities of a larger house will find the spacious accommodation equally appealing. The setting is tranquil and the perfect antidote to modern life. You’re surrounded by nature, trout, and salmon in the river, all varieties of birds including dippers, kingfishers, duck geese, deer and is a real haven for red squirrels. Penrith has excellent food shops and quality supermarkets. The owner’s can provide fishing at an additional charge(it is but not on our side of the river, the winderwoth estate neighbours us and they welcome fishermen on day passes there) and point you in the direction of other activities in the area. Penrith station is on the west coast main line and is accessible from London in under 3 hours.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With cosy open fire, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/diner: With large dining area with wood burning stove and kitchen with electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of room for drying outerwear.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Separate staircase to...
    Bedroom 6: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin on request).
    Shower room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-fi internet access and coin payphone.Outside: Large lawned garden with garden furniture. Parking for 4 cars.

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  • Strickland Manor

    Great Strickland

    Grade
    16
    8
    4
    8
    Ref: CC132157
    Strickland Manor is a fabulous, detached, large country house which can accommodate large walking groups and family gatherings. The house underwent total renovation and refurbishment and combines exceptional quality with great facilities, including en-suite facilities in all bedrooms, superbly equipped kitchen and utility, and a games room. Situated in the small, rural village of Great Strickland in the Eden Valley, just two miles from the Lake District National Park and six miles from Ullswater. It benefits from easy access to the M6, peaceful country lanes for cycling and walking on the Lakeland Fells or Pennine Hills. There is a village pub serving food, 100 yards from the house and excellent amenities in Penrith, five miles. Disabled guests with mobility problems can take advantage of the ground floor bedroom, with disabled friendly wet room and level access for wheelchairs.
    Strictly NO hen or stag parties

    Ground Floor: Property has a ground source heat pump and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV with full sky package with sports and movies, CD radio/i-pod dock, wood burning stove and dining table for 16.
    Orangery: With seating TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With two electric ovens, induction hob, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility room: With two washing machines and tumble dryer.
    Games room; With books, games TV and Xbox.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en-suite wet room with shower, WC, wash basin and Doc M pack disabled facilities.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds which can convert to a super king (please advice when booking), TV, walk in wardrobe and en-suite with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with spa bath, shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 4: With zip and link beds, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 5: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 6: With zip and link twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 7: With zip and link twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 8: With double bed, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial supply of logs provided. Cot and highchair available. M2 awarded property - Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those who may need to use a wheelchair some of the time and can negotiate a maximum of three steps. Wi-Fi internet access available. Patio with table and chairs for 16 guests, BBQ available on request and a large lawn with mature trees and flowerbeds. Parking for 8 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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