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Wild Flower Cottage

Penrith (9mls SE), Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Walks straight from your doorstep out into this wonderful countryside
  • Cosy cottage in the heart of the Eden valley in the village of Kirkby Thore
  • Perfect location to explore the Lake District, Northumberland and Yorkshire Dales
Property code: 78744

Located just outside the town of Penrith, this cosy cottage has been renovated in 2020 and offers all you need for your getaway. Based in the Heart of the Eden valley with the Lake district on your doorstep.

Escape with your family to this delightful home tucked away in a tranquil spot in Cumbria. It sleeps five guests, and two dogs are welcome for the trip, too. Whether you like exploring history, hiking along trails, or visiting quaint market towns, you will be perfectly situated for a great family holiday.

This traditional Cumbrian cottage has been lovingly converted retaining traditional charm. Get cosy for an evening in one of the two lounge spaces. The snug room has a TV and comfortable seating while the lounge/diner has a warming electric fire and dining table which seats six guests. The country-style kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to rustle up a hearty breakfast or prepare a tasty picnic. Upstairs are the two bedrooms: one double and one triple bunk bedroom. Outside is a superb, enclosed garden. Dine alfresco or enjoy evening drinks in the sunshine on the decking with a table and chairs.

The Eden Valley has so much to offer, from delightful villages with pubs, independent shops and restaurants to visit, to walking routes and cycling trails to meander through. Head to the bustling town of Penrith (9 miles) which has a wide selection of amenities, the 14th-century Penrith Castle, and the medieval Brougham Castle to explore. Head into the stunning Lake District and take a trip to Ullswater. Hop on the Steamers from Pooley Bridge (13 miles), stopping off at Aira Force Waterfall and Glenridding Pier. For challenging hikes that offer incredible views, head to Skiddaw (24 miles) or Blencathra (21 miles).

  • 2 Bedroom – 1 double and 1 triple bunk bedroom (a double with single over)
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Separate downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Shop and bistro / café within walking distance
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • TV (with firestick) in the snug and Bluetooth stereo / CD / DAB in the lounge
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 3rd August 2022

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This lovely little cottage was absolutely beautiful. Welcoming and homely and spacious. Would definitely use it again if I am in this area.. and I would definitely recommend this cottage to other families.

Reviewed by Kate 20th July 2022

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Lovely well equipped cottage. Owners accommodated our booking on short notice - thank you. Great little garden too. If you could get rid of the noise from the lorries on through the village and on the A66 it would be an even better spot!

Reviewed by Jane 16th July 2022

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The cottage is beautiful & clean, and had everything for a short stay. Very pretty back garden & cool in hot weather. Near road to explore the area. However the road noise from the A66 behind and the traffic on narrow road in front completely spoiled it for me and these should really be mentioned in the details of the cottage. Combined with slurry Read moresmell from dairy meant couldnt relax in garden and had to shut windows- such a shame and I dont believe it was worth the fee we paid Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 1st July 2022

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Lovely cottage, well equipped and in a good location for exploring the Lake District.

Reviewed by Anne 8th April 2022

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Lovely cottage if you are looking for peace and quiet. It's quite rural you need to bring all eatables as pub on the corner does not take dogs but you can eat outside on picnic tables.

Reviewed by Jane 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by BARBARA 10th September 2021

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This cottage was clean and well equipped. Not as noisy as I thought it would be considering how close it is to a very busy A road.

Reviewed by Chelsey 21st August 2021

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What a beautiful little cottage !!! We have just finished a lovely week here !! It was very well equipped Loved every minute of it !! Sat out in the back garden and enjoyed watching the sheep in the back field, our little doggies loved sitting in the morning sun We played a few board games when we were not worn out from visiting the local sites LovRead moreely neighbours as well Deffo recommend visiting Glenridding in Ullswater for a paddle in the lake - park early morning at the steamers car park Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 14th August 2021

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The cottage is in a great location for exploring the area. We found a couple of nice pubs The New Crown Inn and Three Feathers which had a pool table to keep our boys happy. This cottage contains all you need however the finish could be better. It needs cleaning more thoroughly and a more powerful shower would be nice. Also bleach stains on the towRead moreels. We had a good holiday though and the owner was very helpful when we had to reach out with questions. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 7th August 2021

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Totally gorgeous cottage with all the luxuries of home. Friendly village with some breathtaking views and even a mobile fish shop on Thursday evenings. Cannot recommend enough.

Reviewed by Olive 18th July 2021

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We had a lovely stay, fairly close to amenities great striking distance to the lakes and local woodland walks - good for doggie walks in the shade and Dufton village has a great cafe for refreshments General cleaning of the house/bathrooms needs improving

Reviewed by Alexis 9th July 2021

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Great cottage. Very central and well equipped. Some lovely touches like new board games and cleaning products. Also, the neighbour is lovely and local bistro fab (although more of a restaurant than a pub).

Reviewed by Iris 2nd July 2021

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Nice cottage shame about the road The cottage is clean, warm and well presented. Unfortunately the local factory runs lorries along the narrow road outside 24 hours a day. Very noisy at night

Reviewed by Bron 21st May 2021

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Beautiful cottage, great area. Plenty of room, well equipped. . A few minor issues that didn't affect the holiday at all, no doubt these will be addressed by the owner in due course. If you want peace and quiet this place is perfect. Cosy and comfy.

Reviewed by Emma 16th May 2021

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Last minute holiday booked at this quirky cottage. This is a great location for visiting local areas and walks. The cottage could have been cleaner, but satisfactory. We had everything we needed for two adults, two dogs and a baby! There is a car park space directly outside the front door so easy to get stuff in and out of the car. If travelling wiRead moreth children there is a little playpark 5mins walk away which was super! This was a perfect base! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 7th May 2021

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Much needed getaway with my partner and two young children. We all loved the snug TV room with firestick to relax in after a busy day, the kids also loved the bunk beds and that meant we enjoyed a much needed lie in in the comfy bed. The decor was modern, but cosy and the kitchen was well equipped and offered a great view of bunnies and birds playiRead moreng in the garden. The recently equipped village playground was an added bonus - a zip wire and enough space for football. Perfect location for us. Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 30th April 2021

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Such a cute little cottage! The right amount of modern yet keeping with the classic cottage vibe. Me & my other half had such a lovely weekend after 3 lockdowns in the city. Nothing but the sound of birds, greenery everywhere, perfectly peaceful. Batteries are recharged!! My absolute favourite spot in the house is the little window at the top of thRead moree stairs. I couldn't pass it without stopping to watch the wildlife out back! Bunny families, birds & even sheep! We'll definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Martin 23rd October 2020

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A well equipped cottage, if a little quirky. Odd layout, with tv in side room. Just beware if going in summer months the main road will keep you awake with windows open! Good location for driving to nearby walks though.

Reviewed by Pauline 18th September 2020

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Nice cottage in a good location but bad road noise right outside even during the night. Had to clean both toilets before use. Also kitchen sink and tiles behind hob as were full of thick grease. Mice running in garden (seem to be living under the decking) so couldnt have kitchen door open and didnt want our dog outside. Shower needs to be more poweRead morerful as almost not useable. Great to have the fire stick with Netflix and Prime. Well equipped kitchen but the hob is not great. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 4th September 2020

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Cottage was nice but heating system is in need of an upgrade. Very busy road outside front door with lots of lorries every hour going to factory up the road. The shower is in need of an upgrade as it has a very low flow rate. Cottage is well stocked with cooking essentials. Can take a while to get out in busy A road at bottom of road cottage is on.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Aiden 21st August 2020

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We stayed at Wildflower cottage in Kirkby Thore and had a very pleasant stay. The cottage was clean and well equipped with some lovely character features, beamed ceilings and latched doors. We took our little dog with us and the garden was secure for him to roam around in. Village shop within walking distance for essentials.

Reviewed by ANN 14th August 2020

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The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable and the price was very good. The location was fine for going east to the Lakes and west into the Pennines.

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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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