Wetherell House

Skelton near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 934117)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • belairtravellers
    November 2016
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    “Delightful, character filled cottage”
    This was a delightful, character filled cottage set in the small village of Skelton, about 8 miles from Penrith in the Lakes District. The cottage had 4 bedrooms (two only single) with the main bedroom being rather spacious, there was also a dining area plus two large lounge areas, and 4 TV's, plus a fully equipped gym, so there was plenty of space for everyone to either be together else seperate. The kitchen was well equipped, and provided a great base from which to explore the Lakes and ...


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A superb semi-detached cottage, parts of which date back to 1650, with beautiful original features in the village of Skelton, 7 miles from Penrith and 11 miles from Lake Ullswater and Pooley Bridge in the Lake District.

This gem of a cottage has everything you would expect from a holiday home with a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove set in an inglenook fireplace, beamed ceilings and original stone flagged floors.

The cottage has been elegantly furnished and has a kitchen, TV and dining room, sitting room, fully-equipped gym and a family bathroom with a feature roll-top cast iron bath and a power shower.

Four comfortable bedrooms including a king-size double complete the accommodation.

Outside is a perfect cottage garden with a patio area with furniture and flower borders around a lawn, whilst just a short walk from the cottage is a traditional inn.

Being located on the edge of the Lake District National Park there are endless footpaths and bridleways to explore in this quiet corner of Cumbria, with Caldbeck, also known as "Back O' Skidda" just 9 miles away and Greystoke Forest just 5 miles away.

Why not pack a picnic and head over to Pooley Bridge on the shores of Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District?

Enjoy this magnificent valley with mesmerising mountains including Helvellyn or see the natural wonders of Aira Force nearby.

This magical holiday cottage has all the ingredients for a special holiday for families or friends all year round.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 2 x single (one with TV). Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Gym with exercise bike, treadmill, multi-gym and weights.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove to be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There are several steps throughout the first floor accommodation
  • Note: Gym equipment used at guests own risk
  • Note: Low beams in one bedroom and low door to bathroom.

About the location


Penrith 7 miles; Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 14 miles; M6 Motorway 6 miles.

Skelton is a small village on the fringe of the Lake District National Park and makes a fantastic base for exploring all that the area has to offer. Skelton has two churches. Nearby is the bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, which enjoys a central position between the Lake District and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Just outside the village is the Upfront Gallery where they have exhibitions and puppet shows as well as a cafe. Also nearby is the Hutton in the Forest, stately home of Lord and Lady Inglewood where Potfest, the famous Skelton Show (largest in Cumbria), Horse Trials and other attractions are held. From Skelton, you are within easy reach of Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle (The Windsor of the North), Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District, the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales.

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