|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Greengill House is the farmhouse for Greengill Farm and was built in 1825. It faces south, and was completely modernised in 2005 and extended in 2015. Downstairs it has an entrance hall, a dining room/kitchen, a utility room and a downstairs loo, and now a large light living room looking onto the garden and Pennines. Up the wide windowed staircase are three bedrooms, one with superking or two singles, one kingsize or two singles and one double bed. The new living room has two large sofas, an armchair, a wood burning stove, (logs included), a Smart 40" TV with Freeview and DVD player, a Ruark stereo with CDs, iPod connection, and DAB radio. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, and double sink. The utility room contains the freezer, washing machine, and microwave. Generous quantities of crockery, cutlery, glasses, mugs, cooking equipment and storage space. The garden contains a new Jacuzzi for the exclusive use of guests. Relax in the hot tub!
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 house 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 £300, whichever is the greater. The balance, also non-returnable, is due one month before arrival. Easiest payment is online to Greengill Holidays acct 39311864 at 09-01-28 using reference provided. 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/Winter £195.
Christmas and New Year are £125 per night for first 3 nights and £100 for extra nights.