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The Bothy


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Calthwaite, near Penrith, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
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Benefiting from its delightful surrounding, this bungalow enjoys a central location between Carlisle and the charming market town of Penrith.

The Wheat Shed and The Bothy are two holiday homes situated within the grounds of a working farm just 10 miles from the bustling town of Penrith. The Bothy is a semi-detached bungalow which stands in a delightful garden. The Wheat Shed is a semi-detached barn conversion with four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. Those with restricted mobility will find the ground floor en-suite wet room and huge benefit. The properties are set on the owner’s working farm with beef, sheep and arable, with a woodland area and an abundance of wildlife including swans, ducks, geese, woodpeckers, deer and much more. Ideal for guests wanting to really explore the local area and beyond, with plenty of attractions within a close radius. Experience the Lake District at its best with every kind of outdoor activity on hand. The properties are a haven away from the stresses and strains of everyday living and are ideal for anyone looking to spend some time amidst the peace and quiet of beautiful scenery. Enjoy sailing on Ullswater or take in the magnificent scenery on a launch trip up the lake. This beautiful region offers something for everyone. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

½-acre woodland area with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. No smoking. Please note: There is an enclosed pond in the grounds, 75 yards away.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    We have spent a fantastic wk in the Bothy.Cant fault it.Peaceful,comfy and homely.I was worried about noise from the adjoining cottage before we went as this has been issues at other cottages we have stayed in but we didn't hear a thing!The cottage is well equipped and the owners are friendly and helpful. We have used it as a base to explore much of the cumbrian lakes and will definitely stay there again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    We are a family of two adults, a teenager and a toddler. The Bothy was a perfect getaway for us all. It's a ten-minute drive from the M6 and about 20 minutes to Penrith. We visited Windermere which took a little over an hour, though there was snow so we were driving with caution. The accommodation is lovely and the photos on the website really don't do it justice. The zip-wire in the garden kept us all entertained and we enjoyed walking around to see the pond with the swans. The crazy golf course was covered in snow when we were there but it looked like it would have been fun for the family. The kitchen is one of the most well-stocked rental property kitchens we'd ever seen - there were more appliances than we have in our own home! The house was warm, despite the weather and there were plenty of books and board games to keep us occupied in the evenings. There are two bathrooms, though no bath. The owners are lovely and strike the perfect balance between being welcoming hosts and leaving you to have your own space. We cannot recommend The Bothy highly enough and very much hope to go back again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2017
    Lovely accomodation and very helpful and friendly owners.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Lovely cottage. Home from Home. Well equipped. Good position for touring the area

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Had a lovely stay. The cottage is beautiful and really spacious. The owners are really welcoming. It's a really good location for visiting the local attractions as it's just a short hop from the M6. Phone signal was a bit hit and miss but we could log our phones onto the wifi so no great disaster!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    A great holiday in a wonderful property. We'll be back again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Overall The Bothy was amazing and was the perfect choice for our family home from home. The cottage conversion is very well kitted out with an excellent kitchen and living area. All the amenities that you'd want. Private outside areas for playing were great including zip line and crazy golf! Next to the owners farmer fields with cows, sheep and a pig - great for the city kids to see :) Local pub is a good walk but in the amazing country views is enjoyable especially after the great Globe Inn food and beer! The only improvement needed is the master bedroom mattress needs replacing and wifi needs an upgrade. Thanks again Alison and Richard.

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