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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England
We are situated in the peaceful village of Gamblesby, nestled under Hartside Fell and surrounded by amazing scenery and wildlife. Once you discover our little sanctuary, you won't want to leave !

Downstairs: There is cosy Kitchen / Dining / Living room.

Upstairs: Consists of a Double Bedroom with exposed beams and adjoining Bathroom, with full size bath and overhead electric shower.

ELECTRICITY IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL CHARGE - THIS IS CHARGED AT 20p PER KWH, (in cool weather this is usually no more than £5 per day depending on use of heating/appliances/oven etc - often less).
This is payable by debit/credit card (details taken on arrival) or can be taken from the £50 refundable deposit which is payable on arrival and returned within a week of departure by BACS.

PLEASE NOTE: We are happy to accommodate up to 2 well behaved d...
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Listing #HL173494
About the Owner
Ruth and Peter W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Interaction with guests
We look forward to welcoming all our guests and work hard to ensure everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We hope that people will treat their cottage with love as it is nearly 400 years old (old (so please excuse the odd cobweb – the spiders around here work very hard :>) ! When checking out, we would really appreciate it if guests would be kind enough to leave their cottage clean and tidy ready for our next guests (see checkout information in the cottage).. If you need any assistance during your stay, please don't hesitate to ask (we are on hand most of the time but do appreciate people using office hrs), and if there are any problems/breakages etc please let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange repairs/replace items.
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The cottage is located in quiet farming country NE of the Lakes with the Northern Pennines rising behind. Lots of local walks, the Lakes within easy reach, and plenty of historic houses and gardens not far away. The cottage provides comfortable accommodation for two. The...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

First trip to Eden Valley with my partner and couldn't have been more impressed. Ruth and Peter did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable including kindly offering to take us to and from the train station! The cottage was cosy and welcoming with every...More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2012


  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
5 Nov 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
Late Autumn
3 nights
21 Dec 2018 -
6 Jan 2019
Xmas / New Year
3 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include bed linen and towels, Dogs are free. 3/4 night Short Breaks are available all year round. Special offers sometimes available in low season - please ask for details. Arrive on a Friday for a 3-night weekend break or take advantage of our special midweek offer and arrive on a Monday for a 4-night midweek break at the same price as a 3 night weekend break. We accept cash, cheques, debit and credit cards (except Amex). 20% deposit on booking and the balance one month before arrival. If your holiday dates are within a month of booking, the full balance will be taken. The prices do NOT include cancellation insurance. If required, please arrange your own.
Also, we request a £50 refundable damages deposit, payable on arrival, that will be returned within a week by BACS, assuming no damages etc.
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About the neighbourhood
Penrith is our local market town, conveniently located (only 20 mins away) - close to the M6 motorway and on the main west coast railway line. Although it is only 6 miles from stunning Lake Ullswater it doesn't live from tourism like Keswick or Windermere. It is a great place for food with lots of cafés, restaurants, pubs, a farmers market, old fashioned grocers shops and modern supermarkets. Near Penrith is the Eden Valley with Lacy's Caves, Long Meg & her daughters, Coombs Wood and attractions such as Eden Ostrich World, Penrith Laser Wars, Eden Soaring (gliding) as well as the South Tynedale Railway, the Hub museum & Nenthead mines up in the North Pennines.
Getting around
The Eden Valley is a destination in itself and is one of England's least populated and most un-spoilt landscapes. It has wonderful opportunities for walking, cycling, visiting historic houses, enjoying the wildlife and even stargazing. It is within easy reach of Hadrian's Wall, as well as the spectacular Lake District and the wild walking of the Pennines. There is plenty to do even around the village and local areal - look out for red squirrels, barn owls, badgers, deer and many other animals and birds. Some of the fine local houses include Acorn Bank, Hutton in the Forest, Dalemain and Lowther Castle. Why not journey on the Settle-Carlisle railway or boat on Lake Ullswater to name a few possibilities !
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 85.0 km
Railway: Langwathby: 8.0 km
Ferry: North Shields: 95.0 km
Leave the M6 motorway at junction 40 - PENRITH and take the A66 east till the next roundabout where the A66 crosses the A6 and the A686 starts. Follow the A686 towards ALSTON - the North Pennines. After 5 miles you will reach the military-style bridge crossing the River Eden at LANGWATHBY. Continue on the A686 till you reach MELMERBY. Just as you are leaving the village you will see a minor road to the left signposted GAMBLESBY. There is a small caravan site on the left. Follow this road for just over one mile until you reach the village. Church Court Cottages are on the right hand side opposite St.John's Church.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 70.0 km.
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