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Helm Cottage

Reflections of a great holiday !
Very good
4 reviews
Reflections of a great holiday !
Time to relax in the spacious bedroom
Enjoy a rest in spacious surroundings
The bright and comfortable downstairs lounge and dining area
Time for lunch ?
Who would like to cook dinner ?
The En-Suite Bathroom
Welcome to Church Court Cottages
The Courtyard in Summer
A Floral Welcome !
Gamblesby Village Centre
Time for a hike before breakfast ?
Our own little pot of gold !
Gamblesby walks in Winter
A Gamblesby sunset
Talkin Tarn - popular with visitors
Cross Fell - the highest point in the Pennines !
Mulling over a great day's walk at Lacy's Caves
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Cottage -
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 !

Upstairs: There is a comfortable king-size bed with a small lounge/sitting area, and en-suite shower room/WC.

Downstairs is a large Kitchen / Dining / Lounge area with a fully equipped kitchen, comfy sofa and chair for a relaxing evening in front of the TV after your exciting day out, along with an extendable dining table giving plenty of space for your four course holiday meals :>)

Electricity is not included in the rental charge and is charged at 25p per kwh (non profit charge), payable by debit/credit card (details taken on arrival) or cash at the end of the holiday.
We also request a £50 refundable damages deposit payable on arriv...
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About the Owner, Ruth and Peter W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 15 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 26 reviews and 5 properties
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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Very good - based on 4 reviews
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Ann M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A well equip[ed potentially cosy cottage, the provision of basic supplies a nice touch: marred by the fact the cooker door did not close, (not fixed in a week) so would not use. The heating was inadequate. we run 20 degrees at home. The towel rail (lower half) was only warm on 3 days. The courtyard/carpark would not be nice...

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2011 for a stay in April 2011
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Helm cottage with Mark and Pat. The welcome was friendly and relaxed - nothing seems too much to ask to ask them! The cottage was immaculately clean (very impressed) and the facilities were everything you'd need (very comprehensive information pack for local activities). Gamblesby is a beautiful village, a hidden gem in the Eden valley. It is...

Emley UK
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011 for a stay in May 2011

This was our 2nd visit in a year, beautiful village that is so peaceful yet close enough to Penrith to access the lakes should you wish. The property has everything you need and is very well appointed. Plenty of excellent walks and coffee shops close by. Go exploring or hide away and write a book. Will be back again for...

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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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 Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
8 Sep 2017 -
15 Oct 2017
3 nights
16 Oct 2017 -
2 Nov 2017
Autumn Half Term
3 nights
3 Nov 2017 -
14 Dec 2017
Late Autumn
3 nights
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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 a real town in a very convenient location - 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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