English country holiday cottages to rent

Self-catering holiday cottages in Penrith

Penrith became the one-time the capital of Cumbria in the 9th and 10th centuries, when the county was semi-dependent and part of the Kingdom of Scotland and Strathclyde. It’s a large yet extremely attractive town acting as a regional centre for the eastern side of Lake District in the middle of the Eden Valley. Strategically, because of its position on a strategic route to and from Scotland it’s developed as a military centre since Roman times.

As a shopping centre, it has an excellent selection of traditional shops and attractive and sophisticated arcades. Off the main streets in Penrith, you’ll find many old yard entrances, and its two oldest streets are Burrowgate and Sandgate, dating from the 13th Century.

It also boasts some fine restaurants, cafes and pubs, making it the ideal centre to base yourself for a holiday in the Lake District. There is a mixture of large houses and quaint country cottages all providing quality self-catering accommodation to suit all budgets.

Spacious, detached holiday property | Moor House, Yanwath, near Penrith

Moor House, Cumbria

Large holiday home to rent in Yanwath, near Penrith with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 9. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

What more could you ask for than a spacious family home in a rural haven? Nothing more than Moor House.

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Decked seating area in the garden and grounds | The Mews @ Roundthorn, Roundthorn, near Penrith

Ennerdale @ Roundthorn Ukc, Cumbria

Luxury self-catering in Roundthorn, near Penrith with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Surrounded by stunning countryside and within minutes of the Lakeland fells, this apartment is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors.

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Exterior | Dory Cottage, Penrith

Dory Cottage, Cumbria

Cottage for you in Penrith with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

Located in the heart of Penrith, Dory Cottage is perfect for those looking to escape to the country whilst having access to the town’s amenities.

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Attractive holiday apartments | The Mews @ Roundthorn, Roundthorn, near Penrith

Wasdale @ Roundthorn Ukc, Cumbria

Luxury cottage for two in Roundthorn, near Penrith with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. No pets allowed. Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

This lovely apartment is perfect for either a romantic break for two, or an extended family holiday.

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Open plan living space | Peacock - Absolute Eden, Calthwaite, near Penrith

Peacock Uk, Cumbria

Rental cottage in Calthwaite, near Penrith with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

Detached luxury lodge, sleeps four with open plan living space, decked seating area and hot tub.

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Open plan living space | Pheasant - Absolute Eden, Caltwaite, near Penrith

Pheasant Uk, Cumbria

Last minute holiday in Caltwaite, near Penrith with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

Detached luxury lodge with open plan living space, sleeps four, decked area and hot tub.

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Strickland Manor, Great Strickland

Strickland Manor, Cumbria

Country house rental in Great Strickland with 8 bedrooms, sleeps 16. Pets welcome. Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

A large country house for family gatherings or walking parties. Luxuriously furnished and equipped and just 100m from the local pub.

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Staying in Penrith

Despite now being in ruins, Penrith Castle still makes an extremely impressive sight. Dating back to 1399, it became a royal fortress for Richard, Duke of Gloucester during the 1400’s. It was the Normans who built Brougham Castle, and a substantial remains can be seen today.

If you want o find out more about the locality, the Penrith Museum and Tourist Information Centre can be found in the former Robinson's School. This building dates back to Elizabethan times, and was originally altered in 1670 for use as a school. It remained so for 300 years until the early 1970's. The museum, which was only recently refurbished, provides excellent information on the history, archaeology and geology in the Penrith area.

Beacon Hill, which is high above the town, sees the famous Penrith Beacon monument, which was built on the sport where beacons have been during difficult times in the region since the rule of Henry VIII. There are terrific views from the top across the Eden Valley and Lakelands.