Most popular Cottages in Penrith
Highlights in Penrith
- Fabulous stays in the heart of Cumbria
- Nature treasures
- Historic sites and ancient remains
- Breathtaking scenery and landscapes
- Legendary stories
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Cottages in Penrith
Penrith is a great location with traditional cottages to rent during your holiday break. Enjoy a cottage in the centre of town or the outskirts, in Eden Valley, Pennines and the Lake District. Great properties surrounded by nature, great value and offering you the option to explore the beautiful and unspoilt countryside and enjoy a real taste of life in a wonderful Cumbrian village. Enjoy the great outdoors and breath in the wonderful fresh air. Find your perfect cottage today!Enjoy Cumbrian hospitality in Penrith
A warm welcome from locals is always expected here. Right at your doorstep you can have access to local pubs where to mingle with locals. Enjoy wonderful quiz evenings and share some stories. However, if you prefer a quiet evening by the fireplace or enjoy the pleasure of a good reading, the comfortable lounges of the cottages are the perfect room to do so. Detached or semi-detached properties with open-plan floors, mid-terrace facades, exposed beams and traditional Cumbrian architecture. Capacity for 2, 3, 4 people with great views of stunning landscapes. Patios and terraces are also available in some properties, to enjoy a good BBQ during the summer months or family gatherings.
Travellers and activities
In the heart of Eden Valley, Penrith is the perfect place for accessing the fantastic natural gem of the Lake District. Everything you could wish for is right here. Both the Lake District and the Eden Valley have trails and hiking routes, footpaths, bridleways as well as mountain biking and cycling paths. Riverside walks or challenging ridge walks. Your choice. Kayaking, swimming, canoeing or boating are some of the other outdoor activities you can enjoy at the national park. A true paradise of pure nature and lush green scenery that will make you fall in love with it.Penrith for history lovers
If you like knowing about the history and the past of the village you visit, Penrith is a great place to start with. It was once the capital of Cumbria and holds a very rich history beneath the medieval ruins of Penrith Castle, the remains of Brougham Castle and some other henge sights of great interest. Find out about the story of the giant buried in St. Andrew’s churchyard and follow Roman roads and visit ancient monasteries. Penrith has all the ingredients for history buffs to enjoy a cultural stay in this magnificent town, learning more about its past and its present.
Penrith’s name literally means “head ford” or “chief ford”, a very appropriate name as it was the main crossing spot on the Nepean River.
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Known to be the perfect doorway to explore the North West of the country, the great outdoors offer walking, cycling, fishing, or kayaking just to name a few. Home to a very popular attraction too, the Crafty Monkeys. This popular arts and ceramic studio is the ideal place where to spend some fabulous time exploring your creative skills with your children or by yourself. Age is not an excuse, so young of age or young at heart pop in and let the imagination flow.2. A day around Ullswater
A pretty natural landscape in the heart of the Lake District and a few minutes drive from Penrith, Ullswater is a paradise of vegetation, a beautiful lake where to enjoy a cruise in historic steamers and home to the wonderful and most precious waterfall - Aira Force. This is the waterfall that inspired Wordsworth to write his famous “Daffodils” poem. Walk the signposted trails or cycle along the paths marked to do so.3. Go on a castle tour
Around the area there are several castles and remains you can visit. To start with, Brougham Castle ruins are by the River Eamont in a very romantic spot. Stroll around the area and enjoy the quiet and peaceful surroundings. On the west side of town, you can visit Penrith Castle ruins located in a public park. Lowther Castle and Gardens are one of the most popular attractions. Admire the Gothic architecture, its towers, ornamental crenellations and pinnacles. The grounds of the castle have stately avenues and the largest wooden playground in the country.4. Meet Long Meg and her daughters
Go for a little excursion across the Eden Valley and explore the Neolithic stone circle formed by 59 stones. From all these stone, 27 are upright and the largest one is Long Meg. The circle is the second largest in the whole United Kingdom. According to legend, the name comes from a local legend about the witches of a coven that turned into stone. It is also believed to be a burial place and a place where they practiced ritualistic gatherings.5. A great garden with a great natural value
Not far from town, you can find a National Trust garden with a working watermill. It is Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, a building from the 1800s. Its main purpose was producing flour and provide power to gypsum mines of the area. Within the walls of the garden grow the largest collection of medicinal and culinary herbs, with more than 300 species, four beehives and a hundred apple trees.6. A cultural visit of the Penrith Museum
The museum in Robinson’s School building is a local place where to find out more about Penrith and Eden valley’s history. Admire the collection of bronze coins found in Newby, Penrith’s medieval town seal and official measures. A few memories of local characters such as the monocle of Percy Toplis, an imposter who died and was buried at Beacon Edge Cemetery. A few samples of Jacob Thompson’s artwork and fine art are also on display.7. Explore Whinfell forest
A short distance from Penrith, in the parish of Brougham there is the Whinfell forest, a small woodland not far from the fabulous Lake District. This is a haven for some of nature’s rarest wildlife, varied flora and fauna and home to the endangered red squirrel. The area offers great outdoor and indoor activities all year round in this incomparable setting. And after a day of great fun and activities stop for a nice meal at the Lakeside Inn and enjoy the wonderful views. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday break at the heart of Cumbria.