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Mains Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

from £108 /night

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Mains Cottage: Converted Barn in Greystoke on the edge of the Lake District: Sleeps 10/12

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The recently extended and refurbished sandstone cottage stands alone on a quiet country road surrounded by half an acre of garden with delightful views towards The Lake District, Pennines and Greystoke Castle.

The cottage is situated on the edge of Greystoke Village and is a stones throw from the imposing Greystoke Castle.

The accommodation comprises of a large entrance hall with cloakroom and access through double doors to the garden, a generous sized sitting room with Jotul Gas Fire, 32inch HD Freeview Television, DVD player, audio system, free wi-fi, telephone point, and a double sofa bed.Well appointed fitted kitchen with electric fan oven, dishwasher and refrigerator and dining facilities for 10/12 people. Utility room with washing machine and drying options and a boiler room with an extra fridge/freezer and electric cooker.

The ground floor has partial underfloor heating and radiators and includes one twin and one double room both with fitted cupboards, wet room including washbasin and lavatory, both these bedrooms are suitable for partially disabled.

On the first floor, one master bedroom en suite, a twin room with the option for two extra beds and a separate bathroom.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Bees 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle Upon Tyne 90 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

About this location

The Lake District

Eating Out:

Your nearest pub is the Boot and Shoe, Greystoke. A 5 min walk into the village.

Tel: +44 [0]1768 483 343.

The family run Greystoke Cycle Cafe offers lovely food & an inspiring selction of Workshops and carefully selected tutors, often nationally renowned.

Good food at The Mill Inn, Mungrisedale. Main courses £7.00-£9.00. About 10 mins in the car. Best to book ahead here. Tel: +44 [0]1768 779 632.

Excellent food at The Horse and Farrier, Threlkeld. Main courses £8.00-£12.00. About 10 mins in the car. Essential to book ahead. Tel: +44 [0]1768 779 688.

The Brackenrigg Inn, Watermillock. Overlooks Ullswater, great views! Good food and local beers. Again best to book. Tel: +44 [0]1768 486 206.

Sharrow Bay Hotel. One of the countries top hotels and restaurant, the famous Sharrow Bay can be found over looking Ullswater. Bookings essential. Tel: +44 [0]1768 486 301.

Holbeck Ghyll. A fantastic hotel and restaurant on Lake Windermere.


Village Shop: Greystoke has an excellent shop/post office in the center of the village.

Supermarkets: Penrith [Sainsbury's, Booth's, Morrison's, Co-op, Aldi] and Keswick. [Booth's, The Lakes, Co-op]

Every other shop in Keswick sells outdoor gear!

Farm shops and local products: Cranstons Food Hall in Penrith and Stainton Farm shop near Penrith

Local Useful Links:

Rheged Named after Cumbria's Celtic Kingdom, Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building and a winner of the global “BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.”


The cottage is situated on the edge of The Lake District National Park and is within five minutes walking distance from Greystoke Village which offers a well stocked shop and post office, pub, Church and outdoor heated swimming pool.

Ullswater [6 Miles], Keswick, Borrowdale and Bassenthwaite [13 Miles] and Penrith [5 Miles] are all within easy reach, the cottage is also 5 minutes from the M6 and the West Coast Main Line Railway with regular services from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

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Review 1-6 of 6

28 Nov 2014


"Wonderful, relaxing, spacious - faultless!"

We stayed at Mains Cottage in November 2014 for a family birthday get together. Our group consisted of ages from 3 months to 70+ years and the cottage suited us all perfectly.It is extremely spacious… More

27 Oct 2014


"Brilliant stay"

We came with 11 girls for a hen weekend. The house was absolutely ideal for our stay. The best features were the huge lounge, which more than fit all 11 of us in quite comfortabley and the large kitch… More

8 Sep 2014


"A fabulous family holiday."

A beautiful cottage full of character in an amazing setting, a big thumbs up from all the family.Can't wait to book for next year.… More

31 May 2014


"Great Accomodation"

We spent the May Whit holiday here. It is an excellent cottage with great space and everything you need for a very enjoyable holiday. The kitchen was very well equipped and the whole house has a brigh… More

19 May 2014


"Gorgeous cottage, wish we could have stayed longer"

Booked this cottage for a weekend with a large group of friends. Dinah was extremely helpful any time we got in touch with arrangements. There was even a vase of flowers and bowl of fruit at the cotta… More

26 Apr 2014


"Fabulous cottage for a group getway with great access to the national park"

I booked Mains Cottage for a getaway with friends and it was perfect. The rooms are beautifully presented, the communal areas are really spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. The lovely secluded … More

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