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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.
36 cottages are available
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  • The Mains

    Stainton, Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41117

    Idyllic village setting

    Luxuriously furnished to provide an elegant holiday base for the northern lakes, this cottage is quietly set in the village of Stainton, just 3 miles from Ullswater. Walking is from the doorstep and the Lakeland Fells are a tempting invitation for the more energetic. The village has a pub, restaurant, farm shop and tea rooms (5-minute walk), with the market town of Penrith 2 miles and Keswick 14 miles for those who wish to browse the quaint shops and tea rooms. Rheged, the Lake District’s biggest visitor attraction has wonderful family entertainment, giant movies and lots more only a mile away. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single (for child), both with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Broadband. Lawned garden with summerhouse and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years.

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  • The Cowshed

    Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W7008

    Overflowing with character

    This very charming, detached 17th century holiday cottage oozes character and was originally built as a coach house, used as a cow shed and then as an antique shop. It retains many features including stone flag floors, exposed walls and beams and is furnished and decorated to a very good standard with numerous objects in keeping with its character. Penrith is a market town with shops, restaurants and scenic walks to enjoy. Ullswater is 6 miles and the Roman Wall is 30 miles. The lakes offer watersports, horse riding, paragliding, golf, tennis and bowls. An ideal location for the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. Shop and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone flagged floor. Kitchen with stone flag floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams and wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Spiral stairs to second floor: 1 galleried single bedroom (for child).

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Unfenced garden with small patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

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  • Cherry Lodge

    Yanwath near Pooley Bridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC118213
    This superb lodge is beautifully furnished and equipped and economically priced. Situated on a development of similar lodges in a most tranquil and peaceful retreat, four miles north of Ullswater. Surrounded by farmland, the lodge provides an ideal base from which to explore the Northern Lakes, with the historic town of Penrith, the famous Rheged Discovery Centre, the picturesque Aira Force and the Ullswater steamers all within a short drive.

    Ground Floor: Heated by electric heating and comprising:

    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV, surround sound  DVD, CD radio, dining table and chairs and patio doors to the terrace. Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.

    Bedroom 1: With large double bed and en-suite power shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    Bedroom 2: With large 4 foot single bed.

    Shower room: With shower cubicle with power shower, WC and wash hand basin

     All fuel and bed linen provided. Sorry no room for a cot.Outside: Large terrace with seating and wooded area to the rear. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Mickledale

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132183
    Situated in a peaceful location, this holiday property makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. The area offers a tremendous amount to occupy guests, with golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling amongst many other adventurous activities available locally. For those with young children, there are also a number of great days out on the doorstep. If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen. Great Salkeld is a picture-postcard village with red sandstone cottages, clustered by the village church. The village inn, just 200 yards away serves local real ale. The property is part of Wetheral Cottages, which is surrounded by well-maintained gardens that lead to a small paddock adjacent to the cottage, which is great space for play or adventure within the grounds. The village playground, 100 yards away, offers swings, junior assault course as well as hard and grassed areas for ball games.
    Mickledale can be booked with Garth (CC132180), High Croft (CC132181), Windale (CC132182) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Windale

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132182
    Situated in a peaceful location, this holiday property makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. The area offers a tremendous amount to occupy guests, with golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling amongst many other adventurous activities available locally. For those with young children, there are also a number of great days out on the doorstep. If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen. Great Salkeld is a picture-postcard village with red sandstone cottages, clustered by the village church. The village inn, just 200 yards away serves local real ale. The property is part of Wetheral Cottages, which is surrounded by well-maintained gardens that lead to a small paddock adjacent to the cottage, which is great space for play or adventure within the grounds. The village playground, 100 yards away, offers swings, junior assault course as well as hard and grassed areas for ball games.
    Windale can be booked with Garth (CC132180), High Croft (CC132181), Mickledale (CC132183) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Incy Bella

    Kirkoswald

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 19031

    This stunning, well designed detached holiday cottage offers elegant, contemporary styled accommodation which is comfortable and very well equipped. Situated on the edge of this attractive Eden Valley sandstone village, it is surrounded by good walking and cycle routes. An excellent base for exploring the highlights of northern England as the Lakes, Northumbria, Scottish Borders and the Yorkshire Dales are all easily accessible. Shop within 1 mile, pubs 200 metres.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio door/dining room/kitchen with beams.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Double electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small terraced garden with patio and furniture. Balcony and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Smithy

    Blencow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC118161
    This cottage was the original village Blacksmith’s smithy until fairly recently. The owners have tastefully converted and extended it, to provide a spacious and cosy two bedroom, two bathroom cottage, which retains it character and original features. There is a fantastic log burner which give a wonderful atmosphere when lit, a wealth of beams and the original Smithy’s work bench and vice.
    The cottage is situated next to a working farm, on the fringe of the village of Blencow which lies 4 miles North of the M6, 10 minutes from the motorway and well placed to explore Ullswater and the Northern Lakes. There is a footpath outside the cottage for walking your dog. There is a village shop/post office in nearby Greystoke. The kids will love the open air pool in Greystoke (seasonal opening only) and the activities at Rookin House, including horse riding and quad bike riding. 

    Ground Floor: The open plan accommodation has a hot air electric heating system along with additional wall mounted electric heaters in each bedroom for additional warmth if required and comprises:
    Lounge area: With wood burning stove, Freeview TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and en-suite shower, WC, wash basin and underfloor heating.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, WC, wash basin, underfloor heating. The washing machine and tumble dryer are also in the bathroom.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available on request. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking area to the front. Large garden with grass, ideal for children and dogs to play and a sunny seating area with a small stream running through (young children will need to be supervised). Please note that the bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house. NB: small stream running through the garden to the rear of the property.

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  • The Bothy

    Calthwaite, nr. Penrith

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29699


    This immaculate, detached holiday bungalow stands in a delightful garden with a woodland area with an abundance of wildlife including swans, ducks, geese, woodpeckers, deer and much more. It is set in a rural location next to the owner’s beef farm, in the heart of the picturesque Eden Valley, midway between the city of Carlisle and the traditional market town of Penrith (both 10 miles). This property is truly ideal for couples exploring the area which is centrally positioned to the Lakes, Hadrian’s Wall, the Scottish border and Northumberland. Families will enjoy the adventure play area and crazy golf. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room (included). Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1/2-acre woodland area with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Enclosed pond in grounds 75 yards.

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  • Smithy Brow Cottage

    Newbiggin near Ullswater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118212
    This attractive limestone attached cottage is perfect for couples seeking a traditional character cottage with modern amenities. It is situated in the village of Newbiggin 3 miles from Greystoke, which has a pub and shop and 4 miles from the bustling market town of Penrith. This peaceful rural area has the benefit of easy access from the motorway and close proximity to Ullswater and the Lakeland Fells. The quiet lanes above Newbiggin are great for cycling, with very little traffic and pretty villages like Caldbeck and Hesket New Market with craft shops, tea rooms and pubs.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With beamed and vaulted ceiling, TV, DVD and CD radio/ipod dock.
    Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: Accessed by several steps with twin beds
    Large bath/wet room: With bath, wet area with shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen, towels and welcome tray included. Wi-fi internet access. Cot available.Outside: Private patio area overlooking fields with table and chairs. Parking for 1 car. Storage for bikes.

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  • Saddleback View Cottage

    Calthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC118221
    This delightful detached stone built cottage was completely renovated, extended and fully furnished to a very high standard. The cottage has two bedrooms, with super king size beds, and two bathrooms, and is sure to appeal to two couples or small families seeking superior accommodation in a peaceful location. It is situated one mile from the village of Calthwaite, which has a pub serving bar meals, midway between Penrith and Carlisle. 10 minutes drive from junction 41 on the M6 and 20 minutes from Ullswater, the Caldbeck Fells, Carlisle and the Eden Valley. There is an M&S food store three miles away at a service station, and a vast array of shops in both Carlisle and Penrith.Saddleback View Cottage can be booked together with Saddleback Penthouse (118234) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating, with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs and comprises:
    Open plan living area with designated lounge and kitchen/dining areas.
    Lounge: With woodburner, flat screen TV, DVD, CD/radio, patio doors and large picture windows with lovely views to Saddleback.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric range cooker with gas hob, American fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and dining table and chairs.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can split into single beds (please advice when booking) and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With super king size bed and en-suite bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available free of charge.Outside: Garden, large patio with garden furniture and extensive grassed area. Parking for 2 cars. NB: There are horses and other animals in a field nearby. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

    Saddleback View Cottage can be booked together with Saddleback Penthouse (CC118234) to accommodate up to six guests.

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  • Henge Cottage

    Eamont Bridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118173
    Henge Cottage is situated in a quiet corner of Eamont Bridge with uninterrupted views of Mayburgh Henge. A comfortable, modern, fully equipped two bedroom house it has the benefit of easy access to the M6 and close proximity to Ullswater, the Northern Fells and the Eden Valley. Outside there is an established South West facing enclosed garden, with a sandstone patio and dry stone walls overlooking open fields to Mayburgh Henge. Designated parking for one car plus space behind for a second vehicle.
    There are two pubs in Eamont Bridge with further excellent gourmet pubs close by. Penrith, 1.5 miles away, has a full range of amenities including a leisure centre and swimming pool. There is a bus service to Pooley Bridge and Patterdale which connects with the Ullswater steamers offering easy access to the area without using a car.  Brougham castle, Brougham Hall, Mayburgh Henge and Arthurs’s Seat are all a pleasant stroll from Henge Cottage offering a unique insight into local history. Lowther Wildlife Park and Centre Parks holiday village at Whinfell offer alternative attractions to the visitor.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by night storage and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With flat screen TV, DVD and CD radio.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, microwave and spin dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot and stairgate available.
    The banister/balustrade height of this property is less than 1m and therefore extra care maybe needed especially if you have small children in your party.Outside: South facing patio garden. Parking for 1 car.

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  • Lilac Barn

    Newton Reigny

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118168
    Newton Reigny is a peaceful village three miles from Penrith and with the benefit of easy access to the M6. Ullswater, the Northern Lakes and the Eden Valley are all easily accessible and the village benefits from a pub serving bar meals.
    These two characterful barn conversations (Lilac Studio property number 118169) have an interconnecting door and may be let separately or together for up to 6 people and situated in the village of Newton Reigny the Lilacs was originally a farm and the two cottages were the Byre and adjoining barn. More recently it was the home to Simon Bull, a well known Cumbrian artist and Lilac Studio was where he did his painting. The quality of accommodation in each cottage is to a very high standard, including top quality facilities and character beamed ceiling.

    Ground Floor: Lilac Barn has an open plan living area and comprises:
    Lounge area: With Freeview TV and CD radio.
    Dining Kitchen area: With electric cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath, wash basin and heated towel rail.
    Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with views to the Pennines and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with views towards Blencathra.

    Fuel, towels and bed linen provided. Cot available on request. Wi-Fi is included (but please note it is slow speed within this village). Wine on arrival.Outside: Shared use of the owners courtyard and garden. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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