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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

Exteriorof a large stone-built hall in Cumbria with a large lawn and parking spaces.
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, ship beams, timbers and traditional oak window shutters.

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

Elk Cottage is an award-winning rural cottage adjoining Glassonby Hall in Glassonby, Cumbria. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps four and features a delightful terraced garden, oak floors, a fitted kitchen, beams, stone walls, antique furnishing, elegance and a log fire in a traditional fireplace.

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

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Exterior of a stone-built barn conversion overlooking a field.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Linden Barn is a newly-converted barn bordering the Cumbrian countryside. The charming, pet-friendly cottage combines style with tradition and sits in a quiet corner of Orton. Spacious grounds surround the 3-bedroom cottage, and the interior features tiled floors, an open-plan design, comfort and a log fire.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
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
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, wonderful views, an open fire and a masterful blend of modernity and tradition.

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A long, 2-storey farm cottage overlooking a spacious lawn.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Set on 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, a private garden, an open fire, mullion windows, and beams.

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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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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.