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

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Jackie Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

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, East Lakes & Eden Valley

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.

16 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

4

Beautifuloy authentic

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous stay at this charming and delighful property. Full of character, steeped in history and a pleasure to stay in. Stunning grounds with the most peaceful and natural serenity about the entire space. My 4 month old frenchie absolutely loved the garden. William was an absolute joy and Jakie was a pleasure to book with. Very reasonably priced with everything needed for a break away. Even cooked a full Sunday roast and sat round the table .( sadly the local pub is not dog friendly)

We cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A loveable place

  • 5 of 5

A loveable place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

A cosy getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Cottage, in an amazing setting - both locally - the garden is marvellous -and more widely - you can't beat the lakes for a weekend break, lots of great places to visit near by. Everything needed for self catering is provided. We really couldn't have asked for more -we hope be back soon. Having the open fire on of an evening is the icing on the cake - very cosy indeed. Thanks to the owner for allowing us to stay at this gorgeous cottage and to William for his warm welcome, and for looking after the cottage so well.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Gorgeous property, great location, perfect break

  • 5 of 5

We didn't stay nearly long enough! The cottage was wonderfully peaceful, very easy to reach, a short drive from the necessities, and the garden was great for our young dog's first holiday. He had a better time than anybody! The fire and solitude at night was glorious, the furniture comfortable and weathered enough to be full of character. Warm, quiet, spacious, and clean. Couldn't ask for more. Both William and Jackie were a pleasure to deal with, and we'll definitely be back. I'm glad we happened upon Mill Cottage, because it was truly the peaceful retreat we were hoping for, without us falling over ourselves in a tiny cottage. Lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and cozy

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a small village and was nice and quiet. Views were lovely looking out over fields and there was a river at the bottom of the garden.

Caretaker was really helpful and could not do enough to accommodate us.

would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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What a cracking time!

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in the village and found the mill as directed. Furrowed brows! Then as we drove alongside the mill to the cottage we were pleasantly surprised. The cottage was so quaint. The garden was amazing, complete with fruit trees and it's very own river. The furnishings in the cottage are maybe a little old fashioned for some people but we found them fine for our requirements. Everything was clean and comfortable. We had no complaints about anything. Many thanks to William the caretaker. What a really nice man. The cottage is a good base for visiting lots of places. The Sun Inn, just a mile of two out of the village is a good place to eat. We had a really good break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer 17
16 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£395
 
 
May half term 17
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
£520
 
 
Summer 17
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
High summer 17
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Early Autumn 17
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£395
 
 
late autumn
5 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£280
 
 
Christmas 17
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
£520
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 

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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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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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