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.