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Village Cottage With Fell Views



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Cottage in Skelton, Nr. Penrith, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Location Within Walking Distance Of The Local Pub

Pottery Cottage is a high quality well-furnished and very comfortable centrally heated 2 bedroom cottage situated in the beautiful unspoiled village of Skelton. The cottage was originally a pottery until converted in 1999. Skelton is on the edge of the Lake District National Park, about 4 miles from Caldbeck and the northern fells. Ullswater is about 7 miles. The market town of Penrith is 10 minutes by car and with Keswick and Carlisle 30 minutes away. You’ll find Pottery Cottage the ideal base for your holiday.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved from Cheshire in 2000 with work and fell in love with this beautiful area. Its a great place for our family and our children settled well attending local schools.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely cottage in a fantastic area. Ideal for a relaxing getaway for the family. - Ben and Rochelle and family - May 2013

Our first trip to Cumbria and at Pottery Cottage. The cottage was extremely clean and very homely. The Dog and Gun Inn in Skelton made us very welcome and the food was excellent - Susannah and Barry - April 2013

As usual a wonderful place to stay. Quiet and serene. Will be back in the summer. Sue and Rob - March 2013

What can we say - Beautiful is not the word. Lovely cottage, very pretty and cosy....well equipped. Pretty place ...would come again" - Werner and Carina - May 2012
May 2013
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


comfortable family cottage with everything you nee

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay at Pottery Cottage for 2 weeks. We chose the location because it gave us easy access to explore both Hadrians Wall and the lake district. The cottage has plenty of room for 4 people to be comfortable and is beautifully clean with lovely furnishings. Particularly impressive was a good supply of sharp kitchen knives, something we have found hard to come by in holiday lets. Sandra and her family were very friendly and welcoming and on hand whenever we needed for information or advice. We would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone wanting to visit this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Dreadful weather during our visit with high winds and rain but the cottage was very cosy. Ideal location for the north lakes and handy for M6. Will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We were looking for a lifestyle choice in rural Cumbria and found it in Skelton. An unspoiled village with easy access to the lakes and fells and local towns including Penrith and Carlisle.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 75 Miles Nearest Barpub : Boot and Shoe at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Windermere at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Penrith at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Penrith at 9 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Stoneybeck Inn at 6 Miles Nearest Ski : Carlisle at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Allonby at 25 Miles Car: necessary


The Cumbrian coast can also be visited with the Victorian seaside resort of Silloth about 40 minutes drive away offering spectacular sunsets and views across the Solway Firth (a haven for bird watchers) to southern Scotland.


The nearest railway station is in Penrith which is on the West Coast mainline.


The cottage is 7 miles from Penrith with good shopping facilities including a Sainsburys and Morrisons. Penrith has a cinema and a good selection of restaurants and pubs and even a couple of late night clubs!

Pooley Bridge and Ullswater is around 7 miles with Keswick and Carlisle about 30mins drive.

Hadrians Wall is a short drive along the A69 from Carlisle.

Scotland is just past Carlisle over the border!

Further Details:

Pottery Cottage is in the heart of the village within a short walk of the pub, the post office, two churches, tennis court (May - September) and two children’s play areas.

The public house has friendly owners and serves a good selection of beers including a guest cask ale. It also serves good food and a handy takeaway service.

There are views across the countryside from the cottage to Blencathra and Carrock Fell. There are many walks around Skelton and the nearby villages, all taking in wonderful views. Activities for all are close to the village, including rambling, fell walking, climbing, sailing and pony trekking. Swimming pools indoor and outdoor (summer only) are a short distance away. Places of interest include museums, country houses and castles.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book the cottage or for more information please phone Sandra or James on 017684 84381 or e-mail us. We will confirm the very latest availability and rates which are also shown on our web site. To secure the cottage we take a £100 deposit followed by the final payment 6 weeks before the arrival date. We also accept BACS and cheques.

Changeover Day:
The usual changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible depending on bookings. Arrival time is 3pm and departure at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Last minute offers may be available - please contact us.

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From the Owner

The cottage is very well located to access the Northern lakes and fells and the local gateway towns of Penrith and Keswick are within a short drive. We have many repeat visitors who love the convenience of the area and the peacefulness of being away from the crowds. Penrith our local town is relatively unspoiled with a variety on independent shops and traders. It has an "old style" independent cinema too which is well worth a visit. The area is great for cycling and you can be underneath Blencathra before you know it on an afternoon or evening cycle ride. Also we have a couple of "open air lidos" nearby - summer only!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, includes:- washbasin, toilet, bath with shower
  • Bright modern bathroom consisting of bath with shower, wash basin and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Bright and airy room overlooking fells towards blencathra
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bright and airy room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms - main bedroom with kingsize bed and 1 double bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms are bright and airy and well furnished, the main bedroom affording views across the countryside to Greystoke Forest, Blencathra and the northern fells beyond.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating, electricity and bedding is included in the price. The cottage has central heating and each room has it's own thermostatically controlled radiator. Off road parking is available for one car and we have an outhouse for storage of cycles. Outside: Guests at the cottage have access to gardens offering an excellent place to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Plenty of seating is located around the gardens. The living room leads to a patio area with seating enjoying country views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided. The property is cleaned at each guest change over or weekly if guests are staying more than 1 week.

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