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Plumpton, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Bright and airy 18th-century cottage with a pretty garden and far-reaching countryside views
  • Relaxing window seat looking out over the picturesque Lakeland fells
  • Electric car charger, parking for four cars and walking routes close by
Property code: SZ606

This spacious former coaching inn is the ideal base for families and friends who enjoy exploring the great outdoors. Ullswater is just 10 miles away, or head east to discover the wild beauty of the North Pennines.

This atmospheric former 1700s-era coaching inn is located in the Eden Valley close to the village of Plumpton. Sleeping eight guests in comfort, this cosy holiday home provides an inviting backdrop for discovering the joys of the Lake District with friends or family. The welcoming accommodation features modern, bright, and airy rooms that include a spacious kitchen-diner, as well as an alluring living room with ample seating for all eight guests. Upstairs on the first floor are the four bedrooms. Outside you’ll find parking for four cars, lockable storage for bikes and a lovely garden with lawn and patio areas. There's also an electric car charger that you can make use of if you're bringing an electric car with you.

The accommodation is found a mile south of the village of Plumpton, with easy access to the national road and rail network. The Lake District National Park, and North Pennines AONB are close by, so there’s plenty to see and do during your stay. Visit the Pot Place Garden Centre (0.5 miles) just down the road in Plumpton or for a dash of history and culture, stop in at Hutton in the Forest (3 miles). Golfers can up their game at the local Penrith Golf Course (4.5 miles). If you fancy a day by the lake, a steamer ride, or some water sports, then Ullswater (14 miles) is just a 20-minute drive away.

Spend time exploring the historic border city of Carlisle; from shops for a spot of retail therapy to museums and a castle for those with an interest in history, there's something for everyone here. If walking is more your thing, then a hike up Cross Fell, the highest mountain in the Pennines, is sure to please or head into The Lakes and tackle some of Alfred Wainwright’s famous list. Wherever you choose to visit in the Lake District, this holiday home is a superb choice for your family or a group of your friends.

Heading into the property, the large kitchen-diner is well equipped with everything you’d need for a self-catering holiday. The electric range-style oven is sure to be a hit with the cooks in the group. You’ll also find a handy microwave, all important kettle and toaster, fridge-freezer, plus an additional separate fridge. There’s even a dishwasher so there will be no need to argue over who has to do the washing up! The wooden farmhouse dining table is perfect for sociable mealtimes. French doors lead from the kitchen out onto a lovely patio area. With an outdoor table and chairs, it’s a lovely spot for dining alfresco when the weather allows.

The first thing you’ll notice in the living room is the large picture window framing the fantastic view of the surrounding countryside, including the imposing Saddleback in the distance - you’ll be itching to get out and explore! The inviting window seat is the perfect spot to catch up with a good book, or simply take in those fabulous views. The super OS-clad coffee table is also on hand to help when planning your next adventures, whilst a feature electric stove is ideal for cosy evenings in relaxing on the sofas, and there’s a wall-mounted Smart TV for entertainment too.

Also on the ground floor is a handy WC and washbasin, a real bonus. Upstairs there are four beautiful bedrooms - all light, bright and airy. The king-size bedroom has the bonus of its own en-suite shower room; a fantastic modern bathroom with a WC, washbasin and large stylish shower with wonderful rainfall-effect shower head. The wooden bedside tables have useful drawers and there’s also a quirky wall-mounted hanging rail for storage. The next bedroom has a useful wall-mounted storage rail and a handy sink. This room is usually a super-king-size but can be made up as a twin upon request. The third bedroom has an inviting double bed, useful sink and there's plenty of storage thanks to the built-in wardrobe. Last but by no means least is the twin bedroom. With a fabulous view to the distant fells, this room is sure to delight too. Also on the first floor is the modern family bathroom. With a WC, washbasin and shower over bath, all tastes are catered for here, whether you prefer a soak in the tub or a refreshing shower.

Outside is no less delightful. As well as the patio area off the kitchen, there’s a large lawn area to the side of the cottage. With mature trees and shrubs, the garden is a lovely spot to relax after a long day. Over the garden wall is a lovely view of the neighbouring fields and fells beyond; you’ll feel the stresses of everyday life drifting away as you gaze out over the rolling countryside.

There is ample off-road parking for up to four cars. The cottage has an electric car charger, which is available if you're bringing an electric car to use during your stay. There is also lockable bike storage available at the cottage, perfect if you like to get out and about on two wheels instead.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super king-size (can be made up as a twin on request), 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin - Please note due to the property's size the maximum occupancy is 8 including infants.
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, separate WC on ground floor
  • Electric range-style oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional fridge, dishwasher and washing machine and ceiling clothes airer in the utility room
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair provided, please note the cot can only be used in the super-king/ twin bedroom
  • Garden with patio, lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Electric car charger available at no additional cost
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Group bookings - these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Deborah 6th May 2022

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Wow. What an amazing cottage couldn't find one fault with the property. Superb

Reviewed by Owen 22nd April 2022

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The property is beautiful with even more beautiful views! We had one small issue with the plumbing which was sorted very quickly whilst we were out for the day, with no distribution to our stay! The lady that owns the property was very kind and polite and the property was no longer than a half an hour drive from where we wanted to be!

Reviewed by Claire 16th April 2022

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A really lovely, quality cottage. Clearly recently refurbished, the rooms are comfortable and the kitchen is stunning. Parking is very easy. Quite remote but easy drive to all the northern lakes and penrith is a lovely town, a short drive away. Suited us well for driving on to Scotland.

Reviewed by Natasha 7th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage, though the photographs were rather artistically taken and didn't show how overlooked the property was. That being said, we chose the house for the one view, which it had accurately portrayed, and its comfort factor, which it completely was. I suffer from back issues so needed good beds, and this one certainly had that. And wonderRead moreful facilities also. Would certainly choose again. Even if it was closer to the motorway than we'd have liked. All in all lovely property. Hide

Reviewed by Annika 1st April 2022

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We stayed here for a family break and had a great time. The kitchen is well equipped and is a large social space. The lounge is cosy with picture like views, very nice! It's very conveniently located near the motorway and near the lakes and local attractions.

Reviewed by Amy 11th February 2022

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We had such a lovely stay at Ravencroft. It was truly perfect for what we needed, very clean and everything felt brand new inside. It was a surprise for my mums 60th and due to the bad weather we spent a lot of time in the house and it was so lovely and cosy. Had everything you need and was only a short drive from some of the most beautiful places.Read more Would definitely recommend, thank you for a lovely stay! Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 10th December 2021

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Excellent standard, lovely helpful owners. Thank you.

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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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