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
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.
Chimney Gill is a modern rural retreat near Sebergham, in Cumbria and The Lake District. The beautiful rural cottage on a working farm blends contemporary style with a country character, including exposed beams and a farmhouse kitchen. Guest enjoy complimentary access to a leisure club.
A secluded holiday home just outside the bounds of Lake District National Park, Udford House sits along the River Eamont near the historic market town of Penrith, Cumbria, a child-friendly countryside cottage featuring ground floor underfloor heating, open fire, and original beams throughout.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.