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.

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.

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

Moor House, Cumbria

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

  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
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Dog friendly holiday in Greystoke, near Penrith with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Short Breaks All Year.

Charming holiday property ideally placed for exploring the north of England | Rowanburn Lodge, Greystoke, near Penrith

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Rowanburn Lodge, Cumbria

A detached lodge situated on a quiet site which borders Greystoke Forest, a most tranquil rural location with red squirrels and roe deer among its visitors.

  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Lake District
  • Washing Machine
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Luxury holiday cottage in Calthwaite, near Penrith with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

Exterior | The Bothy, Calthwaite, nr. Penrith

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The Bothy, Cumbria

Benefiting from its delightful surrounding, this bungalow enjoys a central location between Carlisle and the charming market town of Penrith.

  • Hot Tubs
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Hot Tubs - Private
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Grouped Properties
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
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Country house rental in Great Strickland with 8 bedrooms, sleeps 16. Pets welcome. Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Strickland Manor, Great Strickland

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Strickland Manor, Cumbria

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

  • 4 Pets welcome
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Lake District
  • Luxury Collection
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
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Pet friendly self catering in Little Salkeld, near Penrith with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Pub within 1 mile, Winter Short Breaks.

Exterior | Orchard Cottage, Little Salkeld, near Penrith

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Orchard Cottage, Cumbria

Avoid the crowded hot spots and stay at Orchard Cottage, a detached property in the Eden Valley within easy reach of the Lakes, Dales and Pennines.

  • 3 Pets welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Winter Short Breaks
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
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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.