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Super Cute Cottage - ideal for touring the Lake District National Park! WiFi.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous Period Cottage close to the Lake District. Detached & Enc. Garden. WiFi

Dunkeld Cottage is a chocolate box style cottage in a gorgeous village setting - ideal for touring the Lake District! The cottage features stunning beams and original period features throughout, with everything thought of to make your stay a comfortable, relaxing one! The cottage dates back to 1820 and yet has been extremely well maintained and looked after - with all the mod cons! The kitchen/breakfast room is particularly lovely and has pretty views over the garden and is very spacious. All of the appliances you could need are here - including integral dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, slow cooker and of course a hob and double oven. There is a spacious and cosy lounge/dining room which features a truly amazing fireplace, beamed ceilings throughout, comfy sofas, TV with numerous digital channels, super-fast WiFi, and a desk with leaflets on the local area and further seating. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, again, boasting glorious beams throughout and are very charming. The master bedroom features a superking bed - or it can be turned into two single beds - ideal for families. The second bedroom has a double bed and both bedrooms have plenty of storage for your clothes and personal items. There is also a bathroom with a bath - ideal for a bubbly soaking after a long Lake District walk! The garden is fully enclosed and private and there is plenty of room for you to bring your bikes - and probably anything else like a canoe etc.. - just ask us! We love the fact that Ullswater is around a 15 minute scenic drive from the cottage and our favourite day out is a day's walking along the Ullswater Way and combining it with a boat ride along the lake and something to eat in Pooley Bridge or Patterdale. However, equally, the Pennines are the backdrop of the cottage, and if you want to head away from the crowds that can sometimes gather in the summer, then a delightful stroll around Pennine country may be just what you need! Likewise, Keswick is only a relatively short, scenic drive away - we recommend a boat trip, a hike up the famous Cat Bells, followed by a pub lunch or dinner in the fantastic town centre. There's so much to do - you'll need to keep coming back to do more! :)


Owner
Chloe Hibberd
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Chloe Hibberd

My name is Chloe Hibberd and I currently live in the South of England, but the Lake District is my true passion! My husband and I fell in love with the Lakes within a year or so of meeting each other and ended up visiting it so many times that eventually we decided we'd love to own and run some holiday cottages in this wonderful part of the country. Having stayed in so many holiday lets ourselves, we really feel as though we know what makes a great holiday and are truly committed to making sure our guests have the best holiday ever! At the end of the day, we know how we all have to work hard to afford our holidays, so we feel it's the responsibility of the holiday home owner to ensure that those precious days don't disappoint!

Chloe Hibberd purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Chloe Hibberd chose Penrith

Dunkeld Cottage really is a super cute cottage and we fell in love with it. It's detached (albeit by a whisper!) and has a beautiful open plan lounge into the dining room and is full of beamed ceilings and hidden quirky corners! The cottage dates back to 1820 and yet has been extremely well maintained and looked after - with all the mod cons! We particularly love the kitchen/breakfast room which has lovely views over the garden and is very spacious. All of the appliances you could need are here - including integral dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and of course a hob and double oven. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, again, boasting glorious beams throughout and are very charming. There is also a bathroom with a bath - ideal for a bubbly soaking after a long Lake District walk! The garden is fully enclosed and private and there is plenty of room for you to bring your bikes - and probably anything else like a canoe etc.. - just ask us! We love the fact that Ullswater is around a 15 minute scenic drive from the cottage - we got married on the shores of Lake Ullswater, so it is particularly memorable for us. But equally, the Pennines are the backdrop of the cottage, and if you want to head away from the crowds that can sometimes gather in the summer, then a delightful stroll around Pennine country may be just what you need!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable in your beautiful, cosy, warm cottage. Thank you!
Apr 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Kirkby Thore

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower attachment over the bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This room has a superking bed but can be two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Plenty of storage for bikes and outside equipment! Full bed linen provided, t-towels and cleaning clothes but you need to bring your own towels.

Reviews

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Super Cute Cottage - ideal for touring the Lake District National Park! WiFi.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 17 reviews
Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage as a base while we were sorting out my late mother’s house and belongings. It was always going to be a difficult week but coming back “home”to Dunkeld Cottage every night was just the bit of heaven that we needed. When we arrived, after a six hour drive, the lights and heating were on to welcome us and there was a lovely bottle of wine too! The kitchen is fabulous....I’m an ex chef and I promise you it is very well equipped. The sitting room with grandfather clock and open fire is so comfortable. The bed in the main bedroom is huge and so comfortable. The bathroom is warm and there is lots of hot water! The village is lovely, especially the village stores right next door.....useful for papers, milk, local knowledge. Chloe the owner was absolutely brilliant. She was quick to respond with any info we needed and arranged an extra couple of days with the minimum of stress. Can not recommend highly enough. We will definitely stay here every time we return north in the future. Thank you for everything, Chloe x

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janie, wow, so chuffed with your review - and so thrilled you had such a lovely time in the cottage! We do love the cottage ourselves, so we try to make it as special as possible - and it's so wonderful when we get such lovely feedback. Thank you so much and I look forward to having you stay again whenever you want! All the very best, Chloe x
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5

2nd time here and it never disappoints.

  • 5 of 5

Value for money and 5 star

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, thanks so much for your review and for coming and staying again! So pleased you love the cottage - you are welcome back anytime :) All the very best, Chloe x
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5

Clean, well equipped and quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Really clean, well stocked kitchen with all the pots pans etc that you need. Nice open fire, and very quiet location. Great for us and our dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Naomi, so pleased you had a lovely stay and found everything you needed! We love the kitchen too - brings out the chef in me :)) Thank you so much for staying and for the lovely review - you'll be welcome back anytime! Chloe x
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We're going back !!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! And we are looking forward to having you back to stay! :) Chloe x
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5

Lovely Cottage with Just the right amount of Technology

  • 5 of 5

My Wife, 9 month old son, Cocker Spaniel and myself enjoyed a relaxing weeks holiday in this lovely cottage. The weather was in different but the cottage was well equipped enough to spend days inside taking advantage of the modern kitchen appliances, wifi and digital tv.

There is not much to do in the area around the cottage but the Lake District is a short drive away with Ullswater only taking 10-15 minutes by car. There is a post office/general store hybrid next door to the cottage and a Bistro offering better than pub quality food a short walk away.

Definitely recommend but travel is required if you want to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve Thank you so much for your review - so pleased you had a lovely stay in Dunkeld Cottage and enjoyed all the mod cons! It sounds as though you had fun - and yes, Ullswater is very conveniently located for us which is fab as there is so much to do there :) I am in the process of writing some blogs for our website on things to do in the immediate vicinity of the cottage to help guests as they may not be aware. You can stroll along the River Eden to the next village and have some refreshments, go on local walks, visit the National Trust property Acorn Bank, go for a hike up Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick, hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway - plus the area is fantastic for cycling if you want to bring bikes next time :) But exploring the Lake District is great fun and very close by - we love Keswick as well as Ullswater. Pleased you enjoyed the bistro pub in the village - we've always loved the food there and had some memorable evenings strolling there from the cottage. I do hope you manage to come and stay again! All the very best, Chloe x
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Has every thing you need. Cosy sn nice

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leigh Many thanks for your review - so pleased you had a lovely time! Do let me know if you would like to stay again one day :) All the very best, Chloe x
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Location

Derwent Water
Gorgeous lake near the beautiful and quaint town of Keswick. Lots to see and do in the vill...
Aira Force Waterfalls
A lovely family day out - with a National Trust tea room there as well and gorgeous walking ...
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Has to be visited - gingerbread is gorgeous and can't be beaten! Makes a great present, too.
Dalemain Estates
Beautiful Estate, well worth visiting.
Easedale Tarn
Simply stunning walk from Grasmere - we have done it many times and never tire of it! It's ...
Chesters By The River
Great little place - there's a cafe right by a river and inside the cafe is a fantastic shop...
Ullswater
My favourite lake! This part of the lake district is just so tranquil and very, very pictur...
Car: necessary

Nestled at the foot of the Pennines and within 15 minutes of the gorgeous Lake District. Ullswater is the closest lake where you can enjoy a stunning boat ride on the steamer boats and combine it with glorious mountain and lower level walking. Keswick is around a 20 to 25 minute drive away, where the beautiful and much loved Derwentwater provide a stunning day out, finishing off in the village with the ample shops and bars and restaurants. Kirkby Thore itself is also blessed with a very well renowned bistro restaurant which is mentioned in the Michelin Guide yet won't break the bank - it's within walking distance of the cottage. In addition, a delightful half an hour stroll from the cottage along the banks of the river Eden take you to a number of other local pubs and cafes.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Penrith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
mid may offer
21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
 
 
Whitsun 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
From
£79
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£469
for 7 nights
From
£67
 
 
Late June
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£385
for 7 nights
From
£55
 
 
Early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
From
£70
 
 
Summer Hols 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
From
£79
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
From
£64
 
 
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
From
£56
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£546
for 7 nights
From
£78
 
 
Late Oct/Early Nov
27 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
From
£50
 
 
November & Early Dec
10 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£295
 
 
Xmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
From
£71
 
 
New Year 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
From
£71
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
From
£70
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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