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Houfleur At Ousby

Ousby, Cumbria
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in the pretty village of Ousby in the Eden valley
  • A short drive to the market towns of Penrith and Appleby
  • A great base to explore the Lakes, North Pennines, Scottish Borders and the North East
Property code: 80541

Detached, bungalow in the centre of the pretty village of Ousby. A great location for extended family and friends to explore the Lake District, North Pennines and the North East.

Just a mile from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this bright, refreshing and cheerful bungalow makes a fantastic holiday retreat for six guests. Perfect for friends, families and couples exploring the beautiful countryside of Cumbria, the cottage is situated in a picturesque Eden Valley village within easy reach of Penrith and the eastern fringes of the Lake District. Featuring a large garden with far-reaching views, this stylish property makes a lovely getaway, ideal for eager walkers, climbers and nature lovers discovering the region’s beautiful surroundings.

The bright and tastefully decorated lounge is a lovely space for everyone to settle back, unwind, watch a movie or chat about the day. The fully equipped kitchen/diner is perfect for everyone to gather, plan the day’s activities and rustle up a fantastic family meal which you can enjoy round the traditional country-style dining table. Exploring this light and fresh property further, there’s a choice of three spacious double bedrooms plus a lovely single room, along with a family bathroom and a handy shower room. Patio doors lead from the lounge and the kitchen into the large, enclosed garden, which has a patio and outdoor furniture, providing a lovely spot to sit back and admire the views as you enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine.

The historic market town of Penrith (8 miles) has plenty of great places to eat and drink, plus attractions including the popular Rheged Centre and the remains of Penrith Castle. The North Pennines (1 mile to the east) offers miles of wonderful walking opportunities, as does the Lake District, with Ullswater the nearest of the lakes (13 miles). Other local landmarks and attractions include Lacy’s Caves (7.5 miles), Dalemain Mansion (11 miles), Lowther Castle and Gardens (12 miles) and Brougham Castle (9.5 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms - 3 doubles plus 1 additional single bedroom is available
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with shower over bath and WC, 1 with shower cubicle and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private enclosed garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Village pub within walking distance
  • Regret no pets
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Denis 17th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, well maintained with sympathic decor in a quiet rural location.

Reviewed by Nikesh 6th August 2021

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The house was clean and kept in top notch. The owner also left some supplies so we dont had to worry about rushing to shop to find food. And the owner were really friendly when we called them to ask for directions as we arrived late( after 10 pm) and were lost. Very quiet neighbourhood and easy excess to surrounding area.

Reviewed by lesley 30th July 2021

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This was one of the nicest holiday properties we have stayed at. We loved it, lovely views , comfortable beds and great lounge and kitchen dinner .Thank you for the fruit ect.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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