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Penrith Castle built at the end of the 14th century
Situated on the edge of the green
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The Old Cloggers

Penrith (8.3mls NE), Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty, rural location with a short drive to Penrith, Ullswater and the northern Lake District
  • Great for family holidays, with plenty to explore with the Settle to Carlisle railway in the next village
  • Local pub, café / restaurant and shop 1.25 miles away
Property code: CLOGG

Delightful cottage perfect family holiday in the sought after Cumbrian village, Gamblesby at the heart of the Eden Valley. You are within driving distance of the Pennines, the Lake District and the Solway Coast.

This pretty home has three bedrooms and sleeps six guests, and you can even bring two dogs with you. Explore the stunning countryside with your family before enjoying a cosy evening in at this delightful cottage.

Enter the property and find a spacious lounge which has a warming wood burner and plenty of comfortable seating. Watch a film or play games together while enjoying an evening tipple in this characterful room. The kitchen has all of the appliances you need to whip up a home-cooked meal with a large range cooker and plenty of surface space for preparing food. Eat together at the dining table, or take the food outside and dine alfresco as the sun sets. Upstairs are the three bedrooms, one of which has table football, great for getting competitive with your loved ones. To the rear of the property is a walled garden, a real sun trap that has seating and a lawn.

Situated on the cusp of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just 14 miles from the Lake District National Park, you will never be short of adventures to uncover. Pooley Bridge (15 miles) sits at the tip of Ullswater; head here for water sports such as kayaking, or hop on the Steamers cruise and soak up the views. The historic market town of Penrith is 10 miles away and is home to lots of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars. Visit the historic stone circle, Long Meg (3.5 miles) or enjoy a stroll alongside the River Eden. If you prefer more challenging climbs, try Cross Fell (12 miles) or Thack Moor (3 miles).

  • 3 Bedrooms - 1 master double, 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Kitchen: Range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Table football in twin bedroom
  • Woodburner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating
  • Walled garden
  • Towels included
  • Wi-Fi included (super fast fibre optic)
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 by arrangement
  • Shop and pub 1.25 miles
  • Arrival: 18:00 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by H 10th June 2022

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Authentic-feeling cottage with main lookout onto back garden, although kitchen & living-room have outlook to the village Green. Good kitchen and bathroom. Very quiet village (pub & and Bakery in next village along) but within 45 minutes of Lake District walks.

Reviewed by Patricia 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Shirley 6th May 2022

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Fabulous house ...very clean very warm....

Reviewed by Christine 8th April 2022

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A place to relax. We enjoyed the quiet location but with easy access to other villages, castles pubs etc. Shame covid still had a grip on some venues being closed.

Reviewed by Lucy 18th March 2022

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Wonderful comfortable and well equipped cottage in a very peaceful location

Reviewed by Samantha 4th March 2022

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Loved it thank you xx

Reviewed by Nicky 21st February 2022

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Reviewed by Si 22nd October 2021

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Absolutely lovely house and fab location. We felt so at home & will definitely book again. We have stayed in many cottages over the years, and this is by far the best one all around. Great local walks for ambles and not too far for more challenging ones. Fab local pubs and restaurants. Teenagers liked it too - WIFI is excellent!

Reviewed by Amanda 25th September 2021

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We had a lovely stay at the Old Cloggers. The accomodation is spacious and well equipped and was very comfortable. The local pub is only a mile away in Melmerby (closed Mon and Tues) which serves great food and there is also a lovely bakery/cafe. A great quiet base for visiting different areas of The Lakes.

Reviewed by Justine 27th August 2021

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Nice cottage for 5 people Needs tlc

Reviewed by Alison 20th August 2021

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We enjoyed our stay at The Old Cloggers. Gamblesby is a very attractive village with beckoning views of the surrounding moorland/hills. The cottage was delightful - full of interesting furniture and pictures, well equipped, very light and very comfortable. Our boys loved the table football. We spent time in and around Gamblesby, Melmerby and PenritRead moreh and also struck out for Hadrian's Wall, walks in the Lake District and High Force in Teesdale, all easily reachable. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 30th July 2021

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Lovely location very close to the Lakes and beautiful comfy cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday!

Reviewed by Anita 16th July 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay in Gamblesby and we felt at home in the cottage.

Reviewed by Yvonne 2nd July 2021

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Absolutely beautiful cottage. Its like a tardis. Felt at home and relaxed straight away. Great place to switch off and a good base for visiting the North Lakes and West Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Jill 11th June 2021

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Spacious well equipped cottage, though we stayed just as a couple so cannot comment on comfort of single beds, our double was lovely. Quiet village with good pub 25 mins walk away.

Reviewed by Caroline 30th April 2021

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Really lovely cottage. We loved the quiet village location. Had everything we needed. We only stayed for a weekend but would return to explore the surrounding areas more.

Reviewed by Hannah 12th April 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet and picturesque village surrounded by stunning countryside and lots of paths to explore. Really thoughtful touches like fresh flowers and fully set up tea tray with biscuits for when we arrived. Very comfortable and warm rooms with beautiful furniture in excellent condition. Lovely little safe garden which had Read morethe sun all afternoon and evening. We loved our stay and hope to return. Highly recommended for a holiday as a couple, with friends or for a family. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Linda 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Kathryn 4th September 2020

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Located in pretty village,6pm arrival time is too late with children but was able to access cottage earlier after speaking to owner. The positives were the age of the building, old and a little quirky. Arga, wood burning stove, enclosed garden, parking, large kitchen, stair gate, highchair On the downside, there were issues, such as fridge not workRead moreing properly, uncomfortable twin beds. Insufficient pillows, shabby Setees. A fire guard is a must. Cottage nice but needs some attention to details. Hide

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Location

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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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