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A Spacious, Yet Cosy Cottage, in an Idyllic Lake District Location

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage near Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria - Looking For a Change of Scene? Try a Change of Scenery!

Cragside Cottage is part of a former traditional Lakeland hill farm (Greenah Crag) nestling in the lee of a rocky outcrop from which it takes its name. Overlooked by the peaks of Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra and in close proximity to gentler but equally beautiful lakesides, walking and climbing are available on the doorstep. Whatever your interest; biking, sailing, wildlife, natural history or just simply relaxing the area around Cragside is crammed with activities for all the family.


Owner
Dave Scholes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Dave Scholes

Having visited and enjoyed The Lake District for many years our family owned cottage is managed and maintained, based on our love for the area. We hope that Cragside will provide a base for memorable visits, whether long or short.

Dave Scholes purchased this cottage in 2009

What makes this cottage unique

Cragside Cottage is part of a former traditional Lakeland hill farm (Greenah Crag) nestling in the lee of a rocky outcrop from which it takes its name. Overlooked by the peaks of Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra and in close proximity to gentler but equally beautiful lakesides, walking and climbing are available on the doorstep. Whatever your interest; biking, sailing, wildlife, natural history or just simply relaxing the area around Cragside is crammed with activities for all the family.

Whatever the time of year, you will enjoy a relaxing break at Cragside Cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage at Christmas was completely idyllic and looked beautiful set against the snowy mountains. It made for a more than comfortable and restful week away. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for some peace and quiet and a bit of luxury to enjoy it in! Jane - Bolton



We really did have a lovely time and liked the cottage very much! We were surprised by the spaciousness of the upper floor, we don't think your description or photos do justice to it! It really is a big selling point! Also the space downstairs is an asset but not mentioned in your description i.e. the extra room, the huge hall and cupboard. David & Helena - Bedford



We really enjoyed our stay at Cragside and would love to stay again. Thank you for your emails regarding our late booking, the information/instructions contained within were excellent and easy to follow. Jayne & Stephen – Flintshire
Feb 2010
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Location

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking and outdoor activities are available within a short distance of the cottage.

Travel:

The cottage is very easy to find, from the north and south. It is within easy access of the M6 motorway and main routes for access to the surrounding area. A car is recommended for a stay at Cragside in order to benefit fully from the leisure opportunities in the surrounding area.

Distances:

Situated in the north of the Lake District National Park and just eight miles from the M6 motorway at Penrith, Cragside Cottage is an ideal location for exploring not only the North Lakes, but also the beautiful Eden Valley, Border Country, Hadrian's Wall, and the North Pennines. The historic city of Carlisle is just half an hour's ride away, Keswick, the 'capital' of the Northern Lakes ten miles away and Ullswater only five.

Further Details:

A number of public houses and local shops are located within a short walk or drive from the cottage. Larger stores, supermarkets and banks can all be found in the nearby towns of Keswick and Penrith. Leisure activities are available in abundance in all the local towns, at local lakes and in a variety of country parks and historical buildings, which are only a short drive away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Eden District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, sink and wc Upstairs showerroom with shower, sink and wc
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel Cot Available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Double Bedrooms & 1 Single Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs Bedroom 1 with Double Bed Downstairs Bedroom 2 with Double Bed Downstairs Bedroom 3 with Double Bed Downstairs Bedroom 4 with Single Bed and Travel Cot. An additional room rather than a main bedroom. Most ideal for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Due to the farmland surrounding the cottage, unfortunately we do not allow pets at Cragside. Outside: A patio area for guests is located to the rear of the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and tea towels are provided. Bath and hand towels must be provided by guests. The cottage and linen are cleaned prior to each stay. Other: The hallway includes an area for coats and an area for storage of walking equipment.

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A Spacious, Yet Cosy Cottage, in an Idyllic Lake District Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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lovely place

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Went with family and kids grandparents really nice place. Quiet and out the way but close enough to a couple of bars and Keswick. Cottage as described would go back

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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 Season
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Low Season
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
Mid Season
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Low Season
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
Peak Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
High Season
10 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Peak Season
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
Peak Season
5 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
Peak Season
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
High Season
3 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Peak Season
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
High Season
13 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Peak Season
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

A £50, returnable, damages deposit is requested with final payment. If the cottage is left in an acceptable way, this deposit is returned to guests 1 week after their stay.

Changeover Day:
Our standard change over day is Saturday, although we are flexible, especially during quieter times of the year.

We accept cheque or bank transfer. A 25% deposit is taken with confirmation of booking with the remainder 60 days prior to the stay. If a stay is requested inside the 60 day payment period payment in full is requested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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