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Comfortable, Cosy Barn Conversion. Non-smoking

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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

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Graham and Sue Millard
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 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


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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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Cosy and warm

  • 5 of 5

We had a two day stay at this place. It was lovely and very cosy. The view from the house was very stunning. Its located at calm and peaceful area and highly recommend for anyone who wants to have an escape from the hectic city. We loved everything about it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely 4 days at Daws Bank Cottage, it was really comfy, roomy, clean and peaceful. We will definitely go back again.

Easy access to the motorway so that you can go and explore The Lakes and surrounding areas, Penrith, Keswick and Ullswater are well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and I hope we will see you here again. Sue & Graham
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Nice to stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the view. Neat and comfort

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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It is a beautiful and comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! The property was very comfortable, with everything we needed.

The owners were lovely! They helped us to feel very welcome.

We will be going back again for sure!

Mr and Mrs Francis

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Very special long weekend

  • 5 of 5

We did three days walking and it was a complete blast - lovely self catering unit, and not too far from the hills, and a nice dog to fuss in the evenings. Very impressed and hoping to go back soon. Parking for two cars and so close to the motorway.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Rural retreat

  • 3 of 5

The property was very rural and picturesque, although a little far removed from the Centre of Lakeland, a nice setting in itself. The house interior was well presented if a little rough and ready on the outside. The farm area wasn't really child friendly but our little boy loved saying hello to Mickey the dog and Ruby the pony every morning. Graham was a great host and looked after us very well. Great value for money and we all had lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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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
for 2 nights
Low Season Winter 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Short stay (<3 nights) £10
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:

Short stays (2 nights or fewer) add £10 flat fee.
We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer, 20% on booking and 80% by 4 weeks prior to holiday date. Please include your full contact details (postal address and phone number/s) when you send your payment. We consider your reservation confirmed when your payment clears, and we'll email you to that effect.

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 80% of your booking fee.

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.

Notes on prices:
2 day break = 50% of price for a week (when available)
3 day break = 60% of price for a week
4 day break = 70% of price for a week

There are no hidden charges! 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom & toilet; shower over bath. Towels provided.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: Our basic Price Tariff (per week) is available on this site and a detailed one (including short breaks) is on our own site, http://www.dawbank.co.uk/bookings.htm - PLEASE read that first as it may answer your question. You can email or phone to ask about availability or with specific questions about the accommodation: 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. A SMARTPHONE will get good mobile internet reception (3G: Vodafone, 3 and Orange) but the landline BROADBAND is VERY SLOW so WE DON'T SHARE it. It causes too much frustration. Outside: Wooden bench seat. 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. Cleaning, and change of linen and towels, takes place on changeover days. Other: Economy 7 CH. Dining area.

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