Penrith is a pretty market town in the County of Cumbria just 3 miles from the Lake District National Park. Plenty of Cumbrian holiday lets lie in this incredible area of natural beauty and can provide you with the perfect family, self-catered holiday. Naturally, there are plenty of walks and hikes to be had right outside your door, including a visit to the 83-mile Hadrian’s Wall trek. Penrith was once the old capital of Cumbria and, as such has a rich history from Norman and 14th-century castles to the reputed grave of a giant and legendary king in St. Andrew’s Churchyard
Book Mell Fell View Cottage for a cosy countryside holiday that places you within the tranquil surroundings of the northern Lake District near Ullswater. This dog-friendly two-bedroom terraced cottage between Penrith and Keswick in Cumbria sleeps 4.
This superb, award winning property is a four bedroom conversion of a traditional stone built barn dating back to 1726. It has views up over the nearby hills and its secluded south facing sandstone terraces are a marvellous place to relax.
Blencowe Hall is an award-winning Grade I listed fortified manor dating back to the 1400s. Situated in Blencowe, Cumbria, the pet-friendly rural property boasts period features, open fires, extensive manicured grounds, activities such as trout fishing, stunning views and contemporary elegance.
Melmerby Hall is a Grade II listed manor house sitting on 25 acres in Melmerby in Cumbria. The grand, pet-friendly rural cottage enjoys fantastic views from its spacious grounds and retains many of its original features, including its stone façade, Georgian shutters and sandstone terrace.
Get swallowed up in the beauty of the remote North West Cumbrian countryside at the quieter end of The Lake District with a stay at the secluded Swallow’s Nest, a cosy, family-friendly barn conversion in Catterlen, near Penrith.
This Grade II listed Cumbrian longhouse was out of domestic use for hundreds of years before its recent 5 Star Gold Award winning restoration. Its history is evident in its thick sandstone walls, ships beams timbers and traditional oak window shutters.
Waternook and The Great Barn are truly unique luxury cottages set beside Ullswater lake in Cumbria. The pet-friendly cottages boast sophistication as well as magnificent views, a cinema room, a wellness sanctuary, a boathouse with private jetty and bespoke concierge service, plus a helipad.
Perched above Ullswater, widely considered the most beautiful of all the Lake District lakes, Cockley Moor Cottage is a wonderful Lake District holiday home benefitting from stunning views and spacious, modern accommodation for up to six guests and two dogs.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
Hause Hall, Cruick Barn and The Stables form part of a gorgeous rural property on Hallin Fell near Ullswater in Cumbria. Offering majestic, uninterrupted views, this large Lake District property boasts authentic rural charm, modern luxury, open fires in three separate dwellings beside Ullswater
The Great Barn stands majestically over Ullswater in Cumbria and commands views of the lake and the surrounding hills. The pet-friendly rural cottage is bathed in opulence and blends 17th-century tradition with modernity, and includes manicured gardens, a private jetty and helicopter landing pad.
- Cark in Cartmel
- Irton Holiday Cottages
- Kirkby Lonsdale
- Kirkby Stephen
- Newby Bridge
- Spark Bridge
Aside from the obvious attraction of walking there’s so much more to be done such as climbing and sailing upon one of the awesome rivers within the national park. Soar over the Lake District in a glider and see it from a totally different perspective or spend a peaceful day fishing in the Eden Valley. Sample some of the fantastic fresh fish caught by locals either at one of the highly-commended restaurants or at one of the popular farmer’s markets which are held on the third Tuesday of every month. The atmosphere at these markets is always friendly and welcoming and it’s always well worth the visit; the quality of food is impeccable, as is the service.