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Comfortable, Cosy Barn Conversion. Non-smoking, pet friendly.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Daw Bank Cottage, barn conversion, Greenholme, nr. Tebay, Cumbria, England - Quiet Rural Location in Lake District And Dales National Park

This unspoilt area is within easy reach of the northern Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, and offers excellent touring, walking and cycling opportunities. A perfect holiday retreat. The house is of "upside down" design and the living room windows afford views of the Howgills, the Lune Valley and the famous Shap gradient of the West Coast railway line. Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms.

Accommodation details: http://www.dawbank.co.uk/facilities.htm

Booking details: http://dawbank.co.uk/bookings.htm -- XXX

More Details

About Us

Graham and Sue Millard
Daw Bank, Greenholme, Tebay
CA10 3TA Penrith
VAT Reg No

Owner
Graham and Sue Millard
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017

About Graham and Sue Millard

We've been married for over 40 years and we've lived here for over 30 of them. Graham based his heavy goods transport business here and we stocked the small holding with sheep, cattle, ducks and hens. During that time I've done various other things apart from farming--from making horse harness to lecturing in computing. I now manage web sites and write, and Graham looks after the cottage. Our children are grown-up, but we still have "family" in the form of our dog Micky Wippitt, cat Gracie, and Fell pony Ruby. The farm is grass-let to neighbours who graze sheep on our fields.

Graham and Sue Millard purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Graham and Sue Millard chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

We like its quiet rural location combined with its ease of access to the motorway.

What makes this cottage unique

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had fantastic stay of 7 nights. The cottage was comfortable, clean and safe to stay with 3 young kids. Lovely views around the location and convenient to get to other attractions and M6 easily. Welcoming owners. We would definitely like to come again.



Lovely cottage very comfortable. The warm bathroom was much appreciated. Lots of walking from the cottage in lovely countryside. The owners very friendly and welcoming ..... Great welcome always given by Micky the dog when we arrived back at the cottage.



Excellent cottage, everything we needed. Extremely helpful and friendly owners and great location.



Lovely comfortable cottage in a secluded location. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the peace and lovely scenery.
Jan 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Eden District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom & toilet; shower over bath. Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bedroom with king size bed. Linen provided. Bedroom 2: 1 pair of bunk beds, 1 single bed (with 1 pull-out single beneath). Linen provided. Travel cot provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Our own site is http://www.dawbank.co.uk/ - PLEASE read that first as it may answer your questions, but you can also email or phone us: mgmillard@dawbank.co.uk or 01539 624636. We aim to respond to emails within a day, but if you have not heard back in that time don't hesitate to phone. We have a no smoking policy at Daw Bank Cottage. Well behaved pets are welcome. INTERNET - LIMITED. Your SMARTPHONE will get good mobile internet reception (we receive 3G coverage indoors from Vodafone, O2-UK, 3 UK, and EE) but the landline BROADBAND is VERY SLOW so WE DON'T SHARE it. It causes too much frustration. Sorry! Westmorland Services (1 mile up the hill) has free wifi for customers. Outside: Wooden garden seats. Barbecue space by arrangement with us. NOTE There is no enclosed space outside Daw Bank Cottage where you can leave dogs or toddlers unsupervised. Utility Room: Boot and coat drying area: coat rack, hot rail and boot rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen are included.

Reviews

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Comfortable, Cosy Barn Conversion. Non-smoking, pet friendly.
average rating of 4.7 based on 21 reviews
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From the outside at the back poor , from the inside comfortable & clean .

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Basically , property uses night storage heaters for heating & water therefore having a bath in the evening is impossible.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it beautiful peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Love the fact the house is upside down and you get all the veiws ... Graham and sue are great host's would definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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Idyllic, quiet, peace on earth! Was more than expected.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Dawbank was a pleasure. Graham & Sue were great hosts and did not intrude our time at their cottage.

The cottage has everything you need, and is literally situated in the middle of nowhere. It's perfect for getting away from the city and finding somewhere to base yourselves for day outs in and around the lakes.

I'll definitely be back again!!

Thanks Sue & Graham (and Micky the dog). The kids loved staying there and didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

The most relaxing break ever

  • 5 of 5

Just brilliant nothing bad at all hope to stay again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Great cottage, quiet location, comfy beds and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best equipped cottages I have stayed in, we will be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Great place to stay, made to feel very welcome, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, made to feel very welcome, kids were playing with Ruby the Pony and Mickey wicket the dog, Cottage was ideal for our family of 5

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The George Hotel
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Appleby
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M6
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Silloth
Car: necessary

Please study our web site, http://www.dawbank.co.uk/maps.htm for local attractions and for directions to reach us, as your sat-nav will direct you a very long way round to reach CA10 3TA and OUR route is much simpler.

Special interest holidays:

If you are a writer seeking time and space to create your masterpiece, this is the ideal place. Retreat to the hills and work in peace.

Travel:

Use of a car or motorbike is essential (there is no public transport).

Nearest airport: Carlisle (44 miles) or Liverpool (100 miles).

Nearest motorway junction: M6 J38. Contact us - or our web site, http://www.dawbank.co.uk/maps.htm - for detailed directions, as your sat-nav will direct you a very long way round to reach CA10 3TA.

Distances:

Orton 3 miles, Tebay 5 miles, Shap 8 miles. See http://dawbank.co.uk/local.htm

Further Details:

For very local walks, we can lend you maps.

Orton, The George. Post Office + village stores; Kennedy’s Chocolate Factory; Farmers’ Market (a very good one) – second Saturday in the month. All Saints' Church (dates from ~13th C). (see http://www.orton.org.uk/)

M6 Service areas, Westmorland Northbound, Westmorland Southbound and J38 - Prizewinning service areas, not your usual run of the mill. Food shopping, meals, newspapers, confectionery, books, toys, gifts, farm produce and speciality foods. Petrol, diesel. (see http://www.westmorland.com/tebay-services)

Tebay, The Cross Keys; The Barnaby Rudge. Old School Tea Room. Junction 38 petrol station (petrol, diesel, LPG, newspapers, local shop); St James' Church. (see http://www.visitcumbria.com/evnp/tebay/)

Shap, The Crown; The King’s Arms; The Greyhound. Other stuff - Co-operative stores; Bellas’s butchers; Fish and Chip shop; heated open air swimming pool. St Michael's Church (dates from 750 AD); Shap Abbey. (see http://shapcumbria.wordpress.com/)

Newbiggin, Bessy Beck Trout Farm and Fishery.

Ravenstonedale, The King’s Head; The Black Swan. St Oswald's Church. (see http://www.ravenstonedale.org/)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Penrith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
13 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£50
£370
 
 
Low Season Winter 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£50
£370
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£60
£440
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
changeover £20

Booking Notes:
Please note that if you want to pay us directly, we don't take credit card bookings. We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer:
25% (non refundable) to confirm booking, and
75% by 4 weeks prior to holiday date.
We ask you to pay 100% if you are booking within 4 weeks of the date you will arrive.
Please email us when you send your payment, so we can confirm to you that it has cleared. Also, please include your phone number in case we need to contact you urgently before your stay, eg about winter weather conditions, and your home address in case we need to post back any articles you leave behind after your stay (we don't post forgotten foodstuffs, but over the years we have returned phone chargers, jewellery, clothes, toys and even library books!)
Bank details: MG & CS Millard. Sort Code: 20-66-97. Account: 90706418.
For international payments you may also need some or all of the following information:
Barclays Bank, Market Square, Penrith, Cumbria, UK, CA11 7SN.
SWIFTBIC code: BARCGB22.
IBAN code: GB2 BARC 2066 9790 7064 18.
Our address for cheque payment:
MG & CS Millard, Daw Bank, Pikestoll Lane, Greenholme, Tebay, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3TA.
Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Friday, arrival time 3.00pm, and departure (on whatever day) 10.00am. There is some room for flexibility outside high season. We do offer short breaks at short notice when available.
Linen and towels are provided, free. Electricity is included, free. A cot and a high chair are available, free, so if you need them please ask us when you book. Well behaved pets are also welcome, free.
We'll be sorry if you have to cancel, but if you let us know more than 4 weeks in advance of your start date we'll refund:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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.
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