The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Fancy exploring the scenic landscapes of the northern Lakes and
the rolling Pennines? Our Penrith cottages could be just what
you're looking for.
Once capital of Cumbria, this thriving market town offers an
excellent choice of attractions and amenities. First stop the local
tourist office-cum-museum for themed walking leaflets - try the
Millennium or Richard III Trails - and an insight into the life of
'the Monocled Mutineer', Percy Toplis. Discover elegant
sandstone buildings, quiet backwaters and specialist shops
including fudge and toffee, all kinds of books and a fine food
emporium. Browse local art, pottery workshops and call in at the
Lilliput Lane Visitor Centre. Explore the ruins of Penrith Castle.
Break for refreshments in a traditional watering hole, cafe or
restaurant; then burn off calories with a walk to the top of
Penrith Beacon. Theatre, cinema, live music - there's a variety
of evening entertainment too.
Spend a fun-filled day at Rheged, a huge, grass-covered building
in disguise as a Lakeland hill. 3D cinema, pottery painting, indoor
and outdoor play areas, as well as a collection of inviting shops,
it's fantastic for families. Or pay a visit to Winderwath
Gardens and enjoy a picnic by the pond.
Other nearby attractions include Brougham Castle, protected by
English Heritage and offering panoramic views from the top of the
keep. Also Mayburgh Henge and King Arthur's Round Table, two
examples providing strong evidence of the region's pre-historic
occupation. And, of course, with all that amazing countryside on
your Penrith cottage doorstep, it's always a good idea to pack
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Ash View Cottage | Maulds Meaburn near Appleby-in-Westmorland | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful stone-built cottage in pretty village of Maulds Meaburn. One double bedroom, ideal romantic retreat. Appleby-in-Westmoreland 6 miles.
Dufton Hall Cottage | Dufton near Appleby-in-Westmorland | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy studio apartment, a romantic alternative to other Yorkshire cottages, with quality open plan accommodation close to good walking and the village pub. Appleby-in-Westmorland 3 miles.
Eden Cottage | Appleby-in-Westmorland | Cumbria & The Lake District
A lovely Cumbria cottage, ideal for families, in historic Appleby-in-Westmorland. Character, cosy accommodation with woodburner. Access to, and fishing on River Eden from garden.
Owl Cottage | Appleby-in-Westmorland | Cumbria & The Lake District
Lovely stone Appleby-in-Westmorland cottage, close to all town amenities, flexible accommodation close to Dales and Lakes.
Oak Cottage | Appleby-in-Westmorland | Cumbria & The Lake District
Lovely stone semi-detached cottage 2 minutes from centre of Appleby. Upside down accommodation, open fire, ideal romantic retreat. Penrith 14 miles.
Fell View | Threlkeld near Keswick | Cumbria & The Lake District
Comfortable end terraced cottage, in splendid elevated position, close to Threlkeld. Spectacular views of surrounding fells, great base for walking. Keswick 3.5 miles.
The Lodge | Carleton near Carlisle | Cumbria & The Lake District
A superb detached cottage near Carlisle. Excellent road links, woodburning stove and open fire. Pets welcome. Ideal for families. Carlisle 6 miles.
The Meadow Cottage | Great Asby nr Appleby-In-Westmorland | Cumbria & The Lake District
A delightful stone-built converted hay barn. upside down accommodation. Perfect base for a romantic break or exploring the area. Great Asby 1 mile.
Lavender Cottage | Orton near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding 'upside down' terraced Lake District cottage, open-plan living area, exposed beams, wood-burning stove. Walks from the door (heated boot rack in cottage!). Kendal 12 miles.
The Penthouse | Orton near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Outstanding penthouse apartment in wing of Jacobean mansion on the edge of Orton. Superbly converted, well equipped and spacious accommodation. Kendal 12 miles.