|Minimum Stay||3 - 14 nights|
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 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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!