House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The house is in the peaceful and quiet village of Greystoke, well situated for exploring the beauty of the Lake District and Eden Valley. The village has a small friendly pub, a well-stocked shop/ post office, a beautiful church and in the summer months, an outdoor pool.
Orchard House is a large, detached property that is furnished, decorated and equiped to a high standard. A hardwood staircase leads to the lounge where the upside down layout maximises the views of the village church and countryside by having double aspect windows and a balcony (25’x13’). Also upstairs and sharing the scenery is the generous master bedroom with king size feature bed and en-suite bathroom.
Downstairs, there is a twin bedroom and a double bedroom. A modern three-piece bathroom with shower is also on the ground floor. There is a large fitted kitchen with dining area and a second lounge which ensures plenty of space for all the family (30’x13’).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester Airport 180 km, Nearest railway: Penrith Train Station 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Electric central heating and water
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge & freezer
FREE WIFI internet access.
32 Inch LCD television with SKY+ & entertainment package, DVD player and dvds in upstairs Lounge
32 Inch LCD television and cd player in downstairs lounge
19 Inch LCD television in the master bedroom,
Selection of board games
Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
The house has a large front and rear garden with the rear garden backing onto fields.
Patio area and garden furniture
Large private driveway with parking for serveral cars
INCLUDED IN THE RENT:-
Electricity for heating and water
Bed -linen, towels, tea towels etc
Welcome pack which includes basic supplies
|Further details outdoors|
The village amenities are just a short walk away.
There is an outdoor heated pool run by the villagers in the summer months.
There is also a playground and extensive playing field in the village.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District has many impressive mountains, open fells and beautiful lakes. The landscape has inspired several literary greats, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. You can cruise on a steam-powered yacht or walk the hills and valleys. There are simply so many great ways to explore the Lake District.
For the serious walker, the mountains of Skiddaw, Helvellyn or the highest peak in England, Scaffell Pike provide a great challenge. At lower levels there are hundreds of routes wandering among the lakes and
You can even choose a lake to suit your mood: if bustling lakeside towns and exhilarating watersports take your fancy, then Windermere, Derwent Water and Coniston Water will suit. If it’s peace and tranquility you seek then the secluded lakes of Buttermere and Wastwater are not to be missed. Yet Cumbria offers much more than the lakes alone. Explore the National Nature Reserve on Walney Island or visit the picturesque Duddon Valley, where the heather clad moors peppered with birch trees inspired many of Wordsworth’s poems.
There are a variety of castles, old statley homes and interesting Slate buildings accross the area. You can even visit a working Slate mine and learn how the process begins. Whinlatter and Grizdale forrests are great for mountain biking and walking, you can even Go Ape and climb through the trees. To the east lies the green and sheltered Eden Valley. Its dramatic landscape provides a range of activities including walking, cycling and watersports making for a perfect family day out.
Greystoke is within easy access of junction 40 on the M6, with the market town of Penrith a 10 minute drive away. In Penrith you will find a diverse selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. Just 20 minutes along the A66 is the popular town of Keswick, overlooked by some of Wainwrights favourite mountains and on the banks of Derwentwater. Ullswater is even closer with its picturesque views and water falls. This is the best place to tackle the famous Helvellyn or take a trip on a steam boat.
There are many nearby attractions and extensive aray of lakes and fells to explore. The Rheged visitors centre is five minutes down the road with its shops, cafes, children play area and I-max cinema. Penrith Golf Centre has a driving range, shop and challenging nine hole course which is great for a practice and keeping your hand in. Finally for the adventurous, Rookin House which is on the way to keswick, offers outdoor pursuits such as karting, quad biking and archery.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to eating out with the Boot & Shoe pub within walking distance serving great home cooked pub food and lakeland ale. We also have the Herdwick Inn, Sportsman Inn and the Clickham Inn a short drive away. Penrith has a larger selection of eateries from Tapas, Italian or bistro style to mention but a few.
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31 May 2014
Stayed with the wife and kids for half term and must say what a fantastic house for a family to stay in.upon arrival house was spotless and welcome pack was great plus everything explained plain and s… More
2 May 2014
"Excellent holiday home. Would definitely recommend it"
Despite the damp and misty conditions that seemed to greet us every morning the house was very pleasantly situated and has every thing you could possibly want. Everything we needed was on the ground f… More
16 Apr 2014
"Perfect spot for holiday"
Lovely house in quiet position. V. Well equipped and spacious?everything we needed was there.house was spotlessly clean.the welcome pack was most welcome… More
22 Feb 2014
A wonderful property in a beautiful location. The house is situated in a picturesque little village with a pub,a post office and a Church,but it is ideally situated for trips to the lakes and the smal… More
31 Dec 2013
"Excellent property in a wonderful location"
A truly wonderful Christmas holiday in a beautiful house in a super location. Each morning, gorgeous views across the village to the local Church and racehorse training stables. Greystoke is a village… More
5 Oct 2013
This is a large detached property in a very pretty village with good transport links for visiting the beautiful Lake District. The views from both the front and back windows are stunning. It is very s… More
26 Aug 2013
"Ideal base to explore the Lakes and Borders"
Large house in a lovely quiet village. You get the best of rural and urban living as Penrith is only five miles away. House was clean and comfortable. There was coffee, tea, sugar, milk and wine (!… More
19 Jul 2013
4 of us stayed for the week, which turned out to be the UK's heatwave, with temperatures around 28C. We found the house large and very comfortable. The kitchen is well laid out and when doing the washing up, you can look out of the window over the garden and field, which had sheep in during our stay. Shame I did not have any mint sauce around the place! The 2 downstairs bedrooms are excellent, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds, which are all extremely comfortable. There's also a bathroom with over shower on the ground floor. The upstairs lounge runs from the front to the rear of the house and is enormous and also has a large flat screen TV. Patio doors lead out onto a balcony, which overlooks the rear garden and field. The master bedroom also runs from front to rear of the house and again, it's enormous. There's a king size bed, which is very comfortable and there's also plenty of wardrobe space. The only downside we found was the on-suite bathroom. It only had a hand held shower, which was not very good and would be far better if this bathroom had a power shower. Don't bother going to stay in South Lakeland, as it's packed out with tourists and finding a parking space can be nigh on impossible at times. Greystoke is a beautiful village, that is a tranquil retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The local pub, The Boot and Shoe, is a great place to go for either a drink and a meal. My partner highly recommends the cask ales, especially the Black Sheep bitter, which is brewed at Masham, Yorkshire. As we live in Tenerife, my partner wanted to take the pub back with him!
29 Apr 2013
"Excellent base for The Lakes and Fells"
The booking and communication with Craig and Susanna was very fast and efficient. The house is just as it appears on the internet and is very well equipped for a hassle free stay. On arrival the house was warm, welcoming, clean, tidy and included things like loo rolls, foam bath, liquid hand soap, washing up liquid. There was a lovely bottle of chilled wine in the fridge alongside some milk and some fresh flowers on the work top. Thank you it was a lovely touch. We did cook on a few evenings and on the others tried the Boot and Shoe Pub in the village which was nice and welcoming and usually has something going on in the evening. When we were there it was a tribute band on David Bowie which we enjoyed very much especially our adult son. There was also Morris dancing which you could join in, Jam Night, Quiz Night etc. Food was nice but a little expensive compared to elsewhere. We also tried the Sportsman down the road which was very good and they did smaller plates for those of us who don't have the Northern appetite.
Greystoke is a lovely welcoming, peaceful village. It is an excellent base from which to see the Lakes, Fells and Cumbrian towns. Make sure you get out and about and see as much as you can in the time you have. We loved Grassmere and Buttermere especially the drive out of Buttermere - the scenery was stunning. We can recommend The Fish at Buttermere for a good lunch and again they provide smaller plates at cheaper prices. We covered almost all of Cumbria on our recent trip and we were all sad when it was time to leave.
If we return to this area again we would try to book Orchard House before anywhere else. It is in such a good location and has everything you could need. Would we recommend it to friends - definitely.
Thank you very much for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again!
28 Aug 2012
"3rd Stay and already booked our week for next year."
Booking is simple; owners are polite and very helpful. Overall experience of stay here is great, hence why we return so much!
This was our 3rd stay at Orchard House and we have already booked to return to the house now known as our 'Upside down Lakes house'. This is because as a family of 4, we sleep in the 2 downstairs bedrooms, which share a bathroom (with electric shower over the bath) and the set of Grandparents 'escape' upstairs to their En-suite bath roomed King size dual aspect bedroom! However all adults get to 'escape' upstairs to the large lounge to watch T.V. or sit in the sun on the balcony while the children play on the play-station downstairs in their downstairs lounge section or watch T.V. channels of their choice, or just play with their toys!
The well equipped kitchen is downstairs and we get particular use from the washing machine - we walk in any weather and often our kit is filthy! We also fill the freezer on arrival, as I have no intention of shopping whilst on holiday! We even used the fish and chip van for the first time this year (Thurs nights in the swimming pool car park 5.30-6.30pm approx) and watched our fillets be battered and cooked! The swimming pool is outside and heated and open for the summer months, run by volunteers. On a hot day it is a treat to swim outside in our country.
The house has always been extremely clean and well prepared for our visit. Although it is sited just outside of the National Park, getting to the A66 is only a few minutes drive and from this a lot of the Lakes can be accessed in under 30 mins or less. Ullswater, Keswick and Derwent Water, St John's in the Vale, and the Ospreys at Dodd Wood around Bassinthwaite Lake are all about 20 mins drive away and Thirlmere/ Borrowdale approx 30 mins drive away. We walk everyday and after 3 weeks have never driven more than 30 mins away and have completed different walks each day and I still have plenty more to do! If you are located around one particular Lake, especially in the southern area it can take longer than this just to leave the lake you are sited and not easy to experience many others.
An added extra to this accommodation is the friendly 10 year old girl next door. She has become a holiday friend to my boys and loves to kick a ball about on the back garden when we have returned from our day out. She is not intrusive, extremely polite and obviously knows that not all guests want a holiday friend, but for us she is another reason why we intend to return to orchard house for years to come.
If you want family space, clean and well cared for accommodation within easy reach of many Lakes and the Eden Valley- Orchard House is a great find!
Thank you very much for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2013!
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