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Charming, 18th Century Oak-Beamed Cottage with Large Gardens By A Small River

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage, near Penrith and Ullswater, Cumbria, England - Pretty Location, 3 Miles From The Lake District National Park

Tucked away in an idyllic setting beside the River Petteril, this charming, detached, 18th century, oak-beamed holiday cottage is traditionally furnished. It is south facing and enjoys large gardens, surrounded by quiet lanes for cycling and walking. The cottage is 3 miles from the Lake District National Park, with Ullswater as the closest lake (7 miles). There are lake cruises and walkers can approach Helvellyn from the far end of Ullswater beyond Aira force waterfall (60ft). Penrith, 4 miles away, has shops, restaurants, a castle, museum and leisure centre with swimming pool. Rheged, the grass covered discovery centre is only 2 miles from Penrith. Carlisle, the Scottish borders and Hadrian’s Wall are within easy reach, as is ‘The World of Beatrix Potter’ at Bowness on Windermere. Pub and Post office 3 miles away in Greystoke. Car essential. Children welcome. One well-behaved pet permitted.


Owner
Jackie Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Jackie Clark

I am a retired primary school teacher. My great aunt (by marriage) was Beatrix Potter and my family have lived in the Lake District for generations. The cottage is my second home and I hope you enjoy staying there as much as my family do.

Jackie Clark purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Jackie Clark chose Penrith

Laithes Mill Cottage was my parents' home and my father ran the wood mill business from 1954 until 1966 when he died. My mother continued to live there and our family all visited regularly. It is a special place, tucked away in an idyllic location with very many family memories.

What makes this cottage unique

It is cosy and welcoming. The large garden is a real asset and to be enjoyed by visitors. Dogs are very welcome.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Spa bath with a handheld shower attachment
  • Bathroom with spa bath and toilet. Separate toilet with washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Oil CH and hot water by meter reading (average £25 per week, payable on departure to the caretaker). Electricity included. Outside: The cottage garden includes lawns, orchard and garth (small field) There is a small river at the bottom of the garden (River Petteril) which is fenced and may be accessed at visitors’ own risk. There is a tree swing which is also to be used at visitors' own risk. The cottage shares the access lane with Laithes Mill, a small family wood mill. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included. Towels are not provided. Property is cleaned at changeover. Other: Conservatory with views of the large garden, orchard and the River Petteril.

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Charming, 18th Century Oak-Beamed Cottage with Large Gardens By A Small River
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4

Charming traditional cottage in a peaceful and relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous New Year holiday, very peaceful and relaxing week, walking and cycling with family in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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5

Short break with the family

  • 5 of 5

Property was great, loved the location enjoyed our stay. Would book it again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at this cottage. What can I say home from home

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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A cosy country cottage in a very quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Laithes Mill cottage is located in a very small and quiet village within easy reach of the Lake District and town of Penrith. It is warm, roomy and full of old fashioned charm and character. I would certainly consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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5

Lovely Cottage in a Stunning Location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was much larger than we expected. It is hidden from the road and is accessed through a working wood yard, this was no problem and we had complete access to the cottage at all times. We were greeted by William the caretaker, who was lovely and very helpful, he was happy to help with anything we needed.

We had everything we needed, our 11 year old daughter loved the garden and the swing, we spent a lot of time sitting reading by the river at the bottom of the beautiful garden. The cottage was very comfortable and full of character. It had everything we needed for a relaxing week. The beds are super comfy. The sun room is lovely to relax in, with lovely views. There is a piano that our daughter practiced on. The kitchen has everything you need, plenty of pots and pans. (Although if you are tall like hubby read the sign and watch your head when entering the kitchen). We made an apple pie with Apple's from the orchard. We had most meals at the cottage.

There is a pub in the next village, The Sun Inn, we drove and walked back to the cottage, it took less than half an hour ( and I am on crutches) The food was very good, with a good selection. Penrith is less than 10 minutes away. With lots of shops and places to eat. Ullswater only took 20 minutes. There are some lovely walks nearby although some of the pathways are overgrown and some should not be attempted on crutches.

We will definitely return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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5

Good value for money and very quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

Was not disappointed although the rather old, dark coloured carpets made the cottage quite dark even when the sun was out so we spent a lot of time in the nice conservatory. Good base for visiting different parts of the Lake District and the rest of Cumbria. The garden is lovely and some comfortable garden furniture would be nice.

The ladies in our group would have liked a proper shower or at least a shower curtain.

Overall, very good.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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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
 
Early Winter 18
4 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£285
 
 
Feb half term
11 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£385
for 7 nights
£385
 
 
Spring 2018
18 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£285
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Early Summer 2018
22 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£400
 
 
May half term 2018
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
High Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Late Autumn 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£285
 
 
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner's daughter, Jackie Clark.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is preferred changeover. (The owners are happy to discuss alternatives) Arrive after 4pm, leave before 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are the weekly rates. As a guide, prices for less than a week range from £60 to £80 per night.

Heating/hot water is payable as an extra directly to the caretaker on the day you leave. He takes a meter reading when you arrive and when you leave so you only pay for what you use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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