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Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in 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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4
Bedrooms
2

Elk Cottage is a charming rural cottage located next to Glassonby Hall in Glassonby, Cumbria. This award-winning pet-friendly cottage accommodates up to four people and boasts a delightful terraced garden, oak floors, a well-equipped kitchen, stunning beams and stone walls, antique furnishings, and an elegant atmosphere. To add to its charm, there is also a log fire nestled in a traditional fireplace.

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A stone Penrith holiday home with a 1st floor Juliet Balcony overlook a paved courtyard.
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4
Bedrooms
2

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, 5-Star Gold, barn conversion in Catterlen, near Penrith.

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Exteriorof a large stone-built hall in Cumbria with a large lawn and parking spaces.
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8
Bedrooms
4

This Cumbrian longhouse, which has been listed as Grade II, was not used for domestic purposes for several centuries until it was recently restored and won a 5-Star Gold Award. Its historical significance is reflected in its thick sandstone walls, ships beams, timbers, and traditional oak window shutters.

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A Large 3-storey Country House surrounded by lawns and woodland.
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9

Melmerby Hall is a large Grade-II listed manor house on 25 acres in Melmerby in Cumbria. The grand, pet-friendly rural cottage enjoys fantastic views from its spacious grounds and retains many original features, including its stone façade, Georgian shutters and sandstone terrace.

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A small country house in Cumbria surrounded by trees and parkland
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6
Bedrooms
3

A secluded holiday home just outside the Lake District National Park, Udford House sits along the River Eamont near the historic market town of Penrith, Cumbria. It is a child-friendly countryside cottage featuring ground-floor underfloor heating, an open fire, and original beams throughout.

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Exterior of a Cumbriain stone. barn conversion near surrounded by fields.
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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 absolute tranquillity.

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Exterior of a large country house surrounded by lawned gardens.
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8
Bedrooms
4

Kirkbridge Hall is located on a 20-acre mixed woodland estate in Cumbria called Melmerby Hall. This pet-friendly stone cottage is next to St. John's Church. The cottage offers stunning views and peaceful surroundings. It has a lovely orchard and solid oak floors, along with antique furniture and a cozy log fire.

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A rambling, stone-built cottage in Cumbria with a terraced garden
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

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

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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. It features log fires, exposed beams and Aga, a hot tub, a snooker table, beautiful gardens and ornate furnishings.

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Aside from the obvious attraction of walking holidays in the Lake District, there’s much more to be done on self-catering holidays in Penrith, such as climbing and sailing upon one of the awesome rivers in the national park. Soar over the Lakes 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.