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Village Cottage with views to fells, surrounded by well presented gardens

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Bright, welcoming and airy 2 bedroom cottage, pub 50 metres

Pottery Cottage is a high quality well-furnished and very comfortable centrally heated 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping up to 4 guests. Set in the beautiful unspoiled village of Skelton. The cottage attached to the owners home is surrounded by well kept gardens, offering relaxing areas for guests. Secure storage for bicycles, kayaks etc.,

Accommodation:- lounge/diner with excellent views with sofa, chairs and dining suite.

Centrally heated with the addition of an electric fire.

Well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, washing machine, full under the counter fridge and separate freezer.

Entrance hall leading upstairs to master bedroom with kingsize bed, wardrobe and drawers, offering views across the fields and fells.

2nd bedroom has two full sizeed single beds with dual aspect windows. Wardrobe and drawers.

The bathroom consists of a large bath with thermostatically controlled shower, toilet and hand basin.

On the edge of the Lake District National Park, around 4 miles from Caldbeck and the northern fells. Ullswater with its expansive lake offering ideal walking and sailing opportunities is about 7 miles.

The market town of Penrith is 10 minutes by car and with Keswick and Carlisle 20 minutes away.

You’ll find Pottery Cottage the ideal base for your holiday. Contact direct in 01768 484381 or 07855 245359 or email on potterycottagepenrith@gmail.com for up to date availability.

More Details

Sandra Morfett-Murdock
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 January, 2018

About Sandra Morfett-Murdock

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.

Sandra Morfett-Murdock purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Sandra Morfett-Murdock chose Penrith

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Skelton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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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Village Cottage with views to fells, surrounded by well presented gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic short break in this wonderful cottage, Everything you need for a chilled out break away, A quaint village with a little pub serving good food, Ideal location for reaching Carlisle,Penrith and Northern Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and parry It has been a pleasure to meet you all during your stay at Pottery Cottage. It is always good to get excellent comments. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Sandra and James
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Perfect home away from home which caters for all the family

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained house in gorgeous village. Very clean and fresh. Home owners very helpful. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

The owners were warm and friendly...just like the house !! Perfect for our week away.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to t was our pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back Regards Sandra and James
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Very comfortable and clean cottage in a lovely village. The owners are really welcoming as well.

  • 5 of 5

As above

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stay surrounded by beautiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

Immediately inviting, comfortable and smart, we were made very welcome. Excellent value.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pottery cottage is far lovelier than the pictures. Perfect location, immaculately clean and equipped

  • 5 of 5

Pottery Cottage is ideally situated to explore the northern Lakes and upper Eden valley. Although only 5 minutes off junction 41/M6 and A66 to Keswick, it is in a quiet location away from the tourist hubs. The cottage is extremely well equipped with all you need for a self catering holiday. Beds are comfortable and the lounge dining area is light and spacious, with a beautiful outlook into Sandra and James gorgeous garden. The quiet village pub is a stones throw from the end of the drive, a delightful hostelry serving good beer and excellent food at reasonable prices. We will use this cottage again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Boot and Shoe
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Stoneybeck Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
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, two churches, tennis court (May - September) and two children’s play areas.

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.


Prices & Availability

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.