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Outhwaite Cottage

Penrith (12mls NE), Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A characterful and welcoming holiday home for six guests on a working farm
  • Relax in front of the wood burner after a day's exploring the local area
  • A perfect holiday base for exploring the Eden Valley and the northern Lake District
Property code: SZ594

Making a cosy and relaxing holiday base for a family or friends, this light and spacious cottage is set in a magical rural spot with stunning scenery and miles of unforgettable country walks

This is a wonderful retreat for five to six people. Quirky character features sit seamlessly alongside modern comforts in this delightful home from home; you really have got the best of both worlds here. Inside you'll find a dining room, a cosy living room complete with wood burner and fabulous modern country-style kitchen. There's also a useful utility room on the ground floor too. Upstairs on the first floor are the three lovely bedrooms - two king-size and a single with an extra pull-out bed that can accommodate a sixth person upon request - and the two bathrooms. Outside is driveway parking for two to three cars and a fantastic garden. Located on a working farm, the cottage is surrounded by rolling fields and beautiful countryside.

Located on the outskirts of the peaceful, agricultural village of Renwick in the beautiful Eden Valley, this cottage enjoys a more remote - though not completely isolated - setting on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a rural area and keen walkers and cyclists, nearby Hartside Height being a final stage on more than one occasion for the Tour of Britain, will not be disappointed. Hike up nearby Renwick Fell or tackle Cross Fell, the highest mountain in the Pennines. Enjoy a picturesque stroll along one of the many becks that crisscross this area or walk, or cycle, the 3 miles to the neighbouring village of Kirkoswald where you can enjoy refreshments in one of the two friendly pubs before the journey home.

Spend a day at beautiful Ullswater, your closest lake; enjoy a walk by the magnificent Aira Force Waterfall, try your hand at paddleboarding or hitch a ride on the popular Ullswater Steamer for a delightful cruise around the lake. The bustling market town of Keswick is a 45-minute drive away and a great choice for a day out. Known as the adventure capital of the North Lakes, sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies - from ghyll scrambling and canyoning to raft building and kayaking, there are plenty of activities to choose from! Whatever you decide to do during your stay, this cottage will be welcoming home from home to retreat to.

Inside, the spacious entrance hallway doubles as the dining room. With a solid wooden table, bench seating and chairs, this is a great area for enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal whilst comparing notes on the day's events. The large table is equally suited to spreading out maps and guidebooks to plan your next adventures. Continue through into the lovely living room. There are two inviting sofas to choose from; with a wood burner and a TV, this room is perfect for relaxing evenings in. A cosy love seat is positioned in the bay window, the ideal spot for catching up with a good book.

A beamed doorway - see if you can spot the friendly mouse hidden there! - leads through to the kitchen at the back of the cottage. The country-style kitchen has an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, useful toaster and the all-important kettle. The modern breakfast bar is a great addition, perfect for keeping the cook company or for grabbing a peaceful breakfast before everyone else is up.

Wooden stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor, where you'll find the three bedrooms. First up is a spacious bedroom with a pretty painted wooden king-size bed, perfect for indulging in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! This bedroom also has two bedside tables with useful drawers and an armchairs, ideally positioned to make the most of the views over the surrounding countryside. The second bedroom also has a wooden king-size bed. Light, bright and airy with matching painted bedside tables and a lovely outlook over the garden, you're sure to feel instantly relaxed in here. Last but by no means least is the single room. A delightful cosy room, it has a handy tall boy chest of drawers for storage. This room also has an extra pull-out single bed that can be made up to accommodate a sixth person on request.

Also on the first floor are the cottage's two bathrooms. As the name suggests, the shower room has a modern shower cubicle with a large rainfall-effect shower heard, WC and wash basin. The family bathroom has another WC and wash basin as well as a bath with shower over so all tastes are catered for here, whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the tub or a refreshing shower after a day out exploring.

As well as parking for two to three cars on the driveway, this cottage also has a delightful garden. With lawn and mature trees, it's a wonderful spot for some real R&R.

The cottage is located on a working farm and therefore there will be the associated comings and goings of a farmyard, including machinery and livestock.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 single with an additional single pull-out bed
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • Wood burner - First basket of logs provided
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • TV
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub 4 miles, shop 5 miles
  • Sleeps 5 + 1 on pull-out bed
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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