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Penrith

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

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5
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3

Wreay Mansions is a luxurious rural cottage in Watermillock with impressive views of Lake Ullswater and the hills of Cumbria. The former hunting lodge offers refinement and elegance and boasts a 30’ furnished balcony, a lawned garden, fresh air, contemporary comforts & the chance to escape in style.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Linden Barn is a newly-converted barn bordering the countryside of Cumbria. The charming, pet-friendly cottage combines style with tradition and sits in a quiet corner of Orton. Spacious grounds surround the cottage, and the interior features tiled floors, an open-plan design, comfort and log fire.

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6
Bedrooms
3

Set in the vast grounds of Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage is an award-winning self-contained 17th century Grade II listed sandstone cottage in Melmerby, Cumbria. The pet-friendly, 5-Star Gold cottage promises 20 acres of grounds plus a private garden, an open fire, mullion windows and beams.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Todd Hills Hall Farmhouse is a luxurious rural cottage boasting panoramic views of the Pennines. The pet-friendly cottage near Melmerby in Cumbria boasts seclusion and fresh air and features log fires, exposed beams and Aga, plus a hot tub, snooker table, beautiful gardens and ornate furnishings.

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8
Bedrooms
4

New Lodge promises stunning views of Lake Ullswater from its cosy sitting room. The lakeside cottage in Watermillock, Cumbria, promises seclusion and modern sophistication, plus architectural design, floor-to-ceiling windows, two log fires, lovely gardens and a private shoreline with a small jetty.

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8
Bedrooms
4

Kirkbridge Hall sits on the 20 acres of mixed woodlands of Melmerby Hall in Cumbria and promises tranquillity and views. The pet-friendly cottage in Melmerby is a stone-clad terrace beside St John’s Church and offers lovely grounds with orchards, solid oak floors, antique furniture and a log fire.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Gill Beck Barn enjoys wonderful views of the Pennines and the Lake District and promises guests character and comfort. The pet-friendly cottage sits on a large property near Melmerby in Cumbria & offers a spacious furnished garden, an Aga, a log fire in a traditional fireplace and real tranquillity.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

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.

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8
Bedrooms
4

Whether blanketed in snow or blossoming with wildflowers, the grounds of Cazenovia Hall complement this Grade II listed rural cottage near Greystoke in Cumbria. The pet-friendly cottage promises extensive gardens, wonderful views, an open fire and a masterful blend of modernity and tradition.

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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.