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A Traditional Stone Cottage On The Doorstep Of The Lakes With Commanding Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Troutbeck, Penrith, Lake District, Cumbria, England - A Beautiful Get Away From It All Location Mid Way Between The Market Towns Of Penrith & Keswick

Beautifully situated in the North of the Lake District National Park, Red Syke Cottage is a fully independent unit, adjoining the owners 17th Century Farmhouse. The Cottage stands in a very large garden shared with owners and enjoys extensive views across open countryside to Blencathra and Mungrisdale Fells. Well furnished and equipped, the cottage makes an excellent base for touring the Lake District with superb scenery and walking from the front door.


Owner
Theresa Peters
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

About Theresa Peters

Brian and Theresa live in the main house next to the cottage.

Theresa Peters purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Theresa Peters chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

We bought the cottage and the adjoining house in October 2011, after having rented the cottage for many holidays from the previous owners.

Red Syke House and Cottage are located off a quiet lane and benefits from a very large tranquil garden that has wonderful views from every vantage point,

The Lake District is extraordinarily beautiful and to us is the perfect place to live.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated within the Lake District National Park and is surrounded on all sides by spectacular scenery,

but is still only 15 minutes by car from Penrith and Keswick. Red Syke makes an ideal location for single holiday makers, couples and families.

Whether you want to spend a quiet afternoon sitting in the garden reading, or looking out for a passing Red squirrel or in the Spring watching the new lambs in the adjoining fields, the cottage makes the perfect base to enjoy the Northern Lakes.

We hope to welcome you to Red Syke soon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A pleasure to stay in a well equipped cottage. Absolutely perfect. Brian and Theresa couldn't be more helpful or friendly, perfect hosts. Lots of places in the area to visit. Food at the Horse & Farrier amazing. Beware if you go up Great Mell Fell - The wild horses chase you! A pleasure to be part of this way of life, if only for a week.
Jun 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath/shower over, W.C, wash basin, airing cupboard, extractor fan, mirror and radiator.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Front aspect with double bed, built in wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets & radiator. Bedroom 2 - Side aspect with 2 (3ft) beds, built in wardrobe with hanging space, shelves, mirror & radiator.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
Notes:
SHORT BREAKS : Oct to Mar - contact owner for prices. SECURE CARD PAYMENTS VIA WorldPayZinc. CONTACT THE OWNERS ON 01768 779759 FOR DETAILS. Please note - Red Syke is strictly non smoking. A maximum of 2 dogs accepted, the first dog comes free and then £10.00 per week for a second dog. Pets must not be left unattended in the property unless agreed with the owners. Electricity meter readings taken at the start and end of week and used units charged at current rate. Average cost is between £5 to £8. Payment by cash or cheque. Grocery shopping can be done for guests by the owners. Also Sainsburys will deliver to the cottage should you wish to shop on the internet prior to your arrival. Free Wi Fi available. For holidays of 2 weeks or more, the cottage will be cleaned halfway through holiday at a time convenient to guests. This includes fresh bedlinen and towels. There is no extra charge for this service. The cottage has a large garden with table and benches and various garden games. Parking for two vehicles.Cycle/canoe storage. Large secure dog exercise area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : All bed linen, towels & tea towels provided. Kitchen is equipped with washing up liquid, new dishcloth, scourers and kitchen roll. 2 toilet rolls in bathroom. Property is cleaned prior to guests arrival

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect cottage Perfect location Perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a clean superbly equipped Cumbria cottage located on the fell side with views from Blencathra down the valley to Causey Pike and the bonus of perfect hosts Theresa and Brian then skip the rest and enjoy the best. David Litchfield

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, Many thanks for your fabulous review on the cottage. We were really pleased to see you again and glad you had another enjoyable holiday in the Lakes, with the added bonus of wonderful weather. Hope to see you again soon, best wishes to you both Theresa and Brian.
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5

Cosy well-equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spotlessly clean and well-equipped.

Very welcoming owners.

Beautiful garden and surroundings.

All very comfy and warm. Shower excellent with lots of hot water and good pressure.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Many thanks for your review on the cottage. We are really pleased you enjoyed staying at Red Syke and that you had everything you needed, Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Theresa and Brian.
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5

Christmas spent in a fanatic location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Red Syke. Some time had been spent on setting up the Christmas tree and decorations which was greatly appreciated. The rear garden has great views and is like a mini nature reserve (all comments made in previous reviews are spot on). All rooms are absolutely immaculate and spotless and the kitchen is very well equipped. The owners were very helpful and nothing seems too much trouble they took delivery of our internet grocery shop 4 days before we arrived which helped us immensely as we were not arriving until late Christmas Eve. We have stayed at various locations within the Lake District over the past 15 years or so but would probably rate Red Syke as the best for quality and value for money. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Many thanks for your review on the cottage. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to your liking. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Theresa and Brian
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4

Red Syke Cottage. Cumbria

  • 4 of 5

One week booking, the cottage was very nice, in a lovely location.

A lock on the bathroom door would be nice.

Never been charged for electricity used before.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anon, We are glad you liked the cottage and its location and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate any feedback that can help us to improve guests experience. With respect to a lock on the bath room door we often have family's with young children staying so have to consider their safety and therefore have not fitted a lock previously. However, we are looking into finding one that is suitable. With regard to the charge for the electricity we have taken the view that rather than raise the weekly price for all guests to cover the cost it is fairer to just charge for the electricity used each week. We also going to check if the T&Cs attached to the booking confirmation are clear in respect of this. Regards, Theresa and Brian
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5

Lovely warm cottage with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Red Syke cottage is a lovely warm cottage located along a very quiet country lane and has spectacular views of the mountain named Blencathra (aka Saddleback) from its rear.

The property and its contents including utensils etc are presented in immaculate condition and the location is ideal for exploration of the northern end of the Lake District.

The town of Keswick with its many facilities/shops/services is only a few minutes drive away which gives balance for those who may require a touch of urban

presence within easy reach during their stay in a rural location.

The cottage is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels eating off the garden table within a few feet of the kitchen window. A variety of birds, including a woodpecker, enjoy the food provided in the feeders which are within a beautifully maintained large garden comprising mainly lawn.

The owners are friendly and helpful whilst not being intrusive and leave a well documented cottage manual as well as numerous books, dvd's and board games for the use of the holiday maker.

Overall, a lovely cottage in a very peaceful rural location with stunning views and within a short drive of the shops and services of Keswick.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review on the cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday in the Northern Lakes and enjoyed your stay at Red Syke. It is very gratifying to hear that you found the cottage warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped, we try very hard to ensure that the cottage is a "home from home" for our guests. All the best and we do hope to see you again in the future.
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excellent

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in this lovely, immaculate and well equipped cottage,the owners Brian and Theresa were friendly and there to help and advise if needed. the garden is beautiful with great scenery it was a pleasure to just sit back take in the fresh air and watch the variety of woodland birds and the red squirrels just what we needed and we will certainly return

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review on the cottage. We are really pleased that you had a relaxing holiday and found the cottage comfortable and had all you needed and that you enjoyed the garden too. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Theresa and Brian
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Rate 9
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Rate 10
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
Rate 11
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Rate 12
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 
 
Rate 13
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Rate 14
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£116
for 3 nights
£270
 
 
Rate 15
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners for a booking form. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking with balance payable 10 weeks before arrival.

Short breaks are available from October to March. The price displayed for short breaks may be incorrect, please contact the Owners.

We recommend taking out holiday insurance.













Changeover Day:
Arrivals Saturday 3PM and departure Saturday by 10AM for weekly rentals.
For short breaks changeover days and times are flexible.


Notes on prices:
***NEW**** SECURE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS VIA WorldPayZinc. PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNERS ON 01768 779759 FOR DETAILS.

Short breaks available October to end of March. (Please note we do not offer short breaks during school Summer holidays).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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