The Bower House Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)
The Bower House is the original single storey farmhouse, replaced in 1825. The large living room contains two large sofas, matching armchair, wood burning stove, oil c/h, subtle lighting, original artwork, antique furniture, dining table and chairs. It has flat screen TV with Freeview, stereo with speakers at far end of room, digital radio, DVD player, free WiFi, books, maps, games. Logs are included. Double glazed glass doors lead onto the large local sandstone dining terrace with glass table and four chairs. The kitchen has large fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, and full range of crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils. The bathroom, which overlooks countryside, has a curved side bath with power shower above, loo and washbasin. Underneath with outside access is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron, room to dry clothing and to store bikes. Off road parking in cobbled yard.
Jubilee Cottage E9187
Jubilee Cottage was converted in 2012, and sleeps 2 in a separate bedroom with a king size bed which can make 2 singles. The living room has full wall windows onto the full length private terrace and the splendid view. A Hot Tub (Jacuzzi) for the use of Greengill House, Jubilee Cottage and Bower House guests was installed in 2015. Relax in bubbling hot water jets up to your neck overlooking stunning view
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Stay at Jubilee Cottage
About the Owner
About Freddy Markham
Hello. I'm Freddy Markham, and have lived in Morland, near Penrith for nearly 40 years, and my family have lived here for generations before that. I spent most of my working life running a travel clothing business I founded called Travelling Light, specialising in direct marketing. We had a mail order catalogue, nine shops around the country, and a factory in Workington where we made most of the clothes. I have four grown up children, three boys and a girl, and am now the grandfather of four small boys.
Freddy Markham purchased this cottage in 1877
Why Freddy Markham chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
My family bought Greengill Farm with 40 acres in 1877. It was a tenanted farm until about 1990. In 1995 we converted the main barn into a warehouse for our Travelling Light business. I came to live here in 2005, modernising the house and building an extension already called the Bower House, based on the original 16/17th century farmhouse, to take advantage of the great view to the Pennines. In 2009 I opened a small campsite in the small field, in 2012 converted the old byre into Jubilee Cottage, and in 2013 upgraded the barn to Greengill Bunk Barn. Greengill Holidays is now complete and open to visitors of all ages. Morland is well placed in Cumbria, not far from the M6 and with easy access to the Lakes, Pennines, Dales and Borders. It is a quiet refuge, and a base for adventures.
What makes this cottage unique
You can choose from five different properties, a house, two cottages, a bunk barn and a campsite. So you can find something suitable for each generation. Greengill is a place for the extended family, club or group. The main room in the barn is a wonderful place for a gathering and a party, and excellent value for money. Combine the bunks in the barn with tents or caravans on the campsite, and four star accommodation in the cottages. It is this flexibility that makes Greengill unique. The properties can also be combined with Morland House, the main Markham house in the village centre which sleeps up to 18 in 9 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. See www.morlandhouse.net. Morland House is ideal on its own for family gatherings.
Check availability on the availability chart, and then email your request. We will agree dates and price. Confirmation of booking is by payment of a non-returnable deposit, which is £100 or 33%, whichever is the greater. The balance, also non-returnable, is due one month before arrival. Easiest payment is online to Greengill Holidays. Cheques can also be accepted.
We welcome Short Breaks of 3 night weekends or 4 nights mid-week, which are the same price. Preferred change-over days are Fridays and Mondays, but this is flexible especially at quieter times of year. Check-in time is 2pm, and check-out 11am.
Notes on prices:
Short Breaks are welcomed in the Bower House and Jubilee Cottage. Choose 3 night weekend or 4 nights midweek for same price. Spring prices are £250, Summer £295, and Autumn £195.
Christmas and New Year are £125 per night for first 3 nights and £100 for extra nights. Greengill House is £200 per night for first 3 nights, and £150 for extra nights.
(4 traveller reviews)
Stay at Jubilee Cottage
We had a fabulous stay at Jubilee Cottage. Everything we needed was there when we arrived including some helpful information about the area and where to eat. The Cottage was clean and very homely. After a long walk it was great to come back to use the log burning fire. We would definitely return if we get the opportunity.
A wonderful retreat
The cottage was very comfortable and a definite notch above the norm with quality being the foreword. Tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean, a 5minute walk to great village cafe and pub. Lovely gentle walks from the cottage but within a short drive to Lakeland.Ullswater close by. Freddy was helpful but not intrusive. There was a big party in the main house but we heard very little.
A charming cottage in the beautiful Eden Valley
We were lucky enough to rent The Bower House (along with Freddy's other properties – Morland House, Greengill Bunk Barn and Jubilee Cottage) as accommodation for my wedding reception, in May 2015.
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Morland village, overlooking the Eden Valley, The Bower House is a little piece of paradise. The cottage itself is beautifully designed, spotlessly clean and extremely well furnished – we had enough wine glasses, champagne glasses and other little extras to last all weekend. If we didn't have a wedding to attend, we wouldn't have left at all!
The cottage is a peaceful paradise, but Morland village itself has a lot to offer – a gorgeous church, plenty of walks nearby, a pub and a café. Basically everything you need for a relaxing weekend. Freddy is incredibly helpful, friendly, knowledgable about the local area and a great host – ideal if you're new to the Lake District and you've got any questions.
It's hard to choose, but our favourite bits were the probably outdoor terrace (drinking wine and watching the lambs skip about) and the comfort...the sofa and the bed were so cosy.
It's worth mentioning how well this set-up worked for our wedding reception too. Our wedding party stayed in Greengill Barn, the cottages and Morland House, giving us masses of space to celebrate, eat, drink and enjoy ourselves. Thanks again Freddy, we hope to return again soon!
From the Owner
“My family bought Greengill Farm with 40 acres in 1877. It was a tenanted farm until about 1990. In 1995 we converted the main barn into a warehouse for our Travelling Light business. I came to live here in 2005, modernising the house and building an extension already called the Bower House, based on the original 16/17th century farmhouse, to take advantage of the great view to the Pennines. In 2009 I opened a small campsite in the small field, in 2012 converted the old byre into Jubilee Cottage, and in 2013 upgraded the barn to Greengill Bunk Barn. Greengill Holidays is now complete and open to visitors of all ages. Morland is well placed in Cumbria, not far from the M6 and with easy access to the Lakes, Pennines, Dales and Borders. It is a quiet refuge, and a base for adventures.”
Activity and Interests
Greengill House is available for letting for minimum 7 nights in July and August only.
Nearest coast is the Solway Firth, about 50 minutes drive at Silloth. Further south is Morecambe Bay, Walney Island with a bird reserve, Peil Island with a ruined castle, about 80 minutes away.
Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds are just over 100 miles or two hours motorway drive. Newcastle is 70 miles, taking under two hours. Edinburgh and Glasgow are 120 miles away, taking two and a half hours.
Morland is 7 miles south east of Penrith and 8 miles to M6. Greengill is on the edge of Morland village which has a cafe and a pub within 4 minutes walk. The local shopping town is Penrith with major supermarkets. Appleby, 7 miles, is a small attractive town with local shops, and Shap, 6 miles, has a Co-Op and chippie. Ullswater the nearest lake is 20 minutes drive, and Keswick, capital of the Lakes, 30 minutes. Carlisle, the major city, is 25 miles north, and Kendal 24 miles south.
Morland is the home of the excellent Mill Yard Cafe/bistro/local shop/off licence. It cooks Full English Breakfasts, makes excellent light lunches and takeaways, and does excellent pizzas to eat in or take away on Friday nights, and bistro style candlelit dinners on Saturday nights. It has a private dining room for up to 24 people for a special occasion. Booking essential. Opposite is the Crown Inn, a local pub with real ale and meals at weekends. Guests are also welcome to explore the 4 acre Victorian gardens of Morland House centred round Morland beck in the centre of the village.
In the next village Great Strickland is the Strickland Arms, open for meals every night, and a bit further on in Clifton, the George and Dragon, a genuine gastro pub. For a very special occasion, the Sharrow Bay on Ullswater is in a class of its own.
The many Lake District attractions include the steamers on Ullswater where you can combine a walk with a sail, and steamers and launches on other lakes. Stately homes include Dalemain, winner of the Garden of the Year 2013, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Levens Hall with its topiary garden, and further away Holker Hall and Muncaster Castle.
There are four local walks around Morland described in a special booklet, and many walks in the local area and, of course, the Lake District, Pennines, and Yorkshire Dales which start only half an hour away. Hadrian's Wall and the Solway Firth are also in easy reach.
The Eden Valley is also a great cycling area with many quiet rolling roads and lovely views. Fishing in the Eden and its tributaries is also very possible, and you can get expert advice about where to go and how to do it.
From the Owner
“You can choose from five different properties, a house, two cottages, a bunk barn and a campsite. So you can find something suitable for each generation. Greengill is a place for the extended family, club or group. The main room in the barn is a wonderful place for a gathering and a party, and excellent value for money. Combine the bunks in the barn with tents or caravans on the campsite, and four star accommodation in the cottages. It is this flexibility that makes Greengill unique. The properties can also be combined with Morland House, the main Markham house in the village centre which sleeps up to 18 in 9 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. See www.morlandhouse.net. Morland House is ideal on its own for family gatherings.”
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- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Dining Area
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- DVD Player
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Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Hot Tub ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only ...
- not suitable for children ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair accessible ...
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, The bathroom contains a full size bath with shower above.
- Bathroom has bath with shower above, wash basin and loo. Window onto Pennine view but not overlooked.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Double bed with new super comfortable Sealy mattress in large studio room. It can be folded away into wall to create more living space but few people do that.
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: The Bower House has a wide private dining terrace (6mx3m) with a glass table and four chairs looking over a great view. Gas BBQ can be provided. Jubilee Cottage has an even larger private sandstone terrace (9mx3m) with a glass table and four chairs. Both terraces are fully enclosed for children and pets, and both have direct access to the exercise field behind. Pets are welcome, as long as all messes are cleared up. Greengill House has a larger garden with two gates to the field, outdoors table and six chairs, a lawn and two patios, and two screened private parking spaces.