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Park House

Skirwith, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning period property located in the old laundry of a grand country house
  • Spacious interiors with characterful features like exposed stonework, original beams, vaulted ceilings and a feature fireplace with wood burner
  • Large lawned garden with lots of space for kids to play in
Property code: SZ383

Exuding style with large rooms throughout and gorgeous original features; an excellent base from which to explore and to come home to at the end of the days adventures.

A converted laundry, this attractive holiday home now provides beautiful accommodation for up to eight people to relax in style surrounded by stunning countryside. This spacious property is full of charm and character: exposed stonework, original beams and a feature fireplace with wood burner all help you to feel right at home. Converted with easy and sociable living in mind, the property is a wonderful retreat for groups of friends or families looking to holiday together. A magnificent hallway welcomes you with open arms into this beautiful cottage. On the ground floor you'll find two of the four bedrooms; both contain zip-and-link beds (twin or super-king) and so offer great flexible sleeping accommodation. Also on the ground floor is a luxurious family bathroom with free-standing bath and separate shower. The remaining two bedrooms are on the first floor, both king size with their own en-suite bathrooms, along with the open-plan kitchen-dining room, just perfect for sociable mealtimes, and the separate living room complete with wood burner. The enclosed garden overlooking the surrounding fields (you might even have some neighbouring livestock during your stay!) is a wonderful spot to while away the hours.

Skirwith is a peaceful village located in the beautiful Eden Valley. This quieter part of the county still has plenty to see and do. A network of footpaths and bridleways wind their way through Skirwith and its neighbouring villages, why not leave the car and head out on foot to explore what's on your doorstep? In nearby Little Salkeld you'll find Long Meg and her daughters, as well as Lacy's Caves - both a must for anyone intrigued by local history. For a hearty meal, head to the pub, both just a short drive from Skirwith.

Stunning Ullswater is a must for a grand day out! Pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the water: try a spot of wild swimming, hire a canoe or rowing boat - or hitch a ride on the stately steamer and let someone else do the hard work. Children and adults alike will love a trip to Lowther Castle and Gardens; hire a bike and spend the morning exploring the estate's wealth of cycle tracks before heading to the adventure playground, not forgetting a pitstop in the cafe to refuel!

A spacious hallway invites you into the property, with exposed stone walls and a part double height ceiling, it's certainly a fitting entrance. On the ground floor are two bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom. Both bedrooms are spacious and contain zip-and-link beds; normally made up as kings, these flexible beds can be made into twins upon request. Decorated in calming neutral tones and with lovely views from the traditional sash windows, you'll feel instantly relaxed in these gorgeous bedrooms. Also on the ground floor is a stylish family bathroom. A statement free-standing bath and separate walk in shower add a touch of luxury to this bathroom; indulge in a relaxing soak or recharge tired muscles with an invigorating shower - the choice is yours! A WC and wash basin complete the room.

Head up the stairs to find out what else the property has to offer. Up here, you'll find the remaining two bedrooms. The first is a lovely king-size room with its own en-suite bathroom (with bath and hand-held shower). The stunning master bedroom is next on the list; with wonderful exposed beams and a breathtaking vaulted ceiling, is impressive. If you're lucky enough to call this room yours for the week, treat yourself to a lie in or two, the king-size bed is the perfect spot to linger over your morning cuppa. The master bedroom has a fantastic modern en-suite shower room.

Also on the first floor is the lovely living accommodation. The open-plan kitchen-living room is perfect for sociable mealtimes. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need for a self catering holiday: there's an electric oven and hob, handy microwave and useful dishwasher - there'll be no fighting over the washing up here! Enjoy a home cooked feast around the dining table, perfect for exchanging notes on the days' adventures or planning tomorrow's. Retire to the separate living room to relax in style, a cosy yet wonderfully spacious room. A feature vaulted ceiling and original beams add warmth and character, whilst the many windows bring in plenty of natural light and make the most of the lovely views on offer. Relax in front of the wood burner, catch up on some TV or simply curl up with a good book - bliss.

Outside is a delightful enclosed garden. Located at the back of the property and surrounded by fields and countryside, it's a private space just perfect for a spot of al fresco dining with garden furniture being provided from May to September.

  • 4 bedrooms - 4 king-size (2 can be made as twins on request at time of booking)
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with bath and separate shower, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and handheld shower, 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, WC
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture provided May-September (earlier if weather is unseasonably warm)
  • Off-road parking for approximately 3 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome - dogs to be kept on a lead at all times when outside as there are working dogs on the farm
  • Please note this property is located next to a working farm. There is no access into the fields due to livestock being present throughout the year, and for guests own safety
  • Shops within 6.5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Anna 25th March 2022

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Wonderfully peaceful place to stay in a stunningly picturesque location. Really lovely quality interiors, great log fire, super deep bath and hot showers. loads of space. Great location for exploring Ullswater. In spring - loads of lambs in the nearby fields. Really helpful owners. Would highly recommend and love to return. Thank you for a superb hRead moreoliday! Hide

Reviewed by John 14th February 2022

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Wonderful 4 night stay. The property was large with spacious rooms and gave everyone more than enough space. Very well equipped and particularly appreciated the log burning stove with an endless supply of logs. Location is remote which appealed to us, Penrith can be reached in 15 minuets and the Northern Lakes in about 25 minuets, and Cross Fell anRead mored the Pennines are literally 5 minuets away. Would highly recommend. Hide

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