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Larch Cottage - Greystoke

Greystoke, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exquisite, stone cottage set in the Cumbrian village of Greystoke
  • Close to the fringes of the Lake District, 6 miles from Pooley Bridge and Ullswater
  • Just 5.5 miles from the bustling town of Penrith and the Eden Valley
Property code: SZ303

This property is a beautifully refurbished two bedroom cottage, located in the pretty village of Greystoke. Head inside this stone cottage and you'll find wonderfully cosy accommodation for three or four people. The living-dining room is just perfect for a relaxing break thanks to its large wood burner and TV with BT channels (incuding BT Sport). At the back of the cottage is the stunning kitchen, sure to be a hit with the cooks in the party! From the electric oven and induction hob to the larder cupboard and wine fridge, everything has been thought of here. Also on the ground floor is the gorgeous modern shower room. The two bedrooms are on the first floor, decorated in neutral tones you'll feel instantly relaxed.

Greystoke is a charming village, easily accessed from the M6 and A66 but still tucked away from the main hustle and bustle. There are a variety of walks you can do from the cottage without using the car; take in country lanes, rural footpaths and bridleways and explore this lesser-known corner of Cumbria. Greystoke itself has a popular village pub, Post Office and outdoor pool (seasonal opening). The market town of Penrith is just a 5-mile drive away and offers a range of independent shops as well as supermarkets and places to eat. In the other direction you'll find Keswick, one of the most popular towns of the northern Lake District.

For those with an interest in local history, spend some time exploring the historic houses at Dalemain and Hutton-in-the-Forest before heading to Lowther Castle, an intriguing facade of a bygone era. Head up nearby Askham Fell for stunning views of Ullswater. If you'd prefer to be closer to the water, why not hire a boat or try some wild swimming? You can always hitch a ride on the stately steamer if you'd rather somebody else did the hard work!

A useful entrance porch is ideal for storing coats and shoes before continuing through to the lovely living/dining room. Stylishly furnished and decorated in greys and blues, this cosy room is the perfect place to relax after a day out exploring. Settle down on the two-seater sofa or armchair in front of the large wood burner, curl up with a good book or unwind in front of the TV, complete with BT channels including BT Sport. The tall dining table and chairs makes great use of the space and allows for convivial dining in this social space.

The recently refurbished kitchen is a real joy, with original character features sitting happily alongside the new extension. Beauty and function come together fantastically here as the stunning kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need for a self-catering holiday. The cooks in the group are sure to love the top of the range electric oven with super induction hob. In the kitchen you'll also find a handy microwave, useful dishwasher - no fighting over the washing up here! -, toaster, kettle, fantastic larder cupboard, built in fridge/freezer, plus an extra wine fridge. From the kitchen window there are views over the neighbouring gardens to the fields beyond. The shower room can be found off the kitchen. Small but perfectly formed with grey herringbone-style tiles and more of those lovely deep blue tones. In here you'll find the WC, wash basin and modern shower, complete with two shower heads. There's also a handy towel rail for warm towels after your shower. Both the kitchen and shower room benefit from underfloor heating, so no need to worry if you forget to pack your slippers!

Onwards and upwards to the two bedrooms. At the top of the stairs on your left you'll find the first double bedroom, with the second double bedroom on your right. Both rooms are decorated in beautiful whites and neutral grey tones, helping you feel instantly calm and relaxed. Both bedrooms benefit from a chest of drawers for storage as well as useful wall-mounted extendable brackets for hanging clothes up. The larger of the bedrooms (on the right) also contains a dressing table and chair.

Although there is no garden, with the village on your doorstep and plenty of footpaths and bridleways to explore locally, this cottage really is a charming place for three/four people and one dog.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 small doubles
  • 1 bathroom - shower room
  • Electric, range-style oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and wine fridge
  • Wood burner
  • Electric heating
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub within 0.25 miles
  • No designated parking, on street parking available or nearby free village car park
  • Please note this property does not have outside space
  • Please note - the property can accommodate up to 4 guests but the living space is more suitable for 3. If you would like to book for 4 guests please contact us
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diane 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by OLIVIA 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Chrissi 7th March 2022

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Stunning visit! Beautiful cottage, perfect location to visit all the walks we wanted to do in the Lakes. Will definitely be returning

Reviewed by Fiona 22nd February 2022

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Reviewed by Sara 16th February 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 28th December 2021

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The cottage is located in a small but well located village with a very welcoming local pub! It was a lovely clean & well presented cottage, with a real statement kitchen with everything we needed! Cottage is perfect for 2-3 adults with lovely cosy bedrooms. You'd probably struggle with 4 adults as the lounge area is quite small with a 2-seater sofaRead more & chair - appreciate this is because the room is not the largest. On a positive, the owners have done well to also include a dining area! Hide

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