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Poppy Cottage

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Penruddock, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at Poppy Cottage."

    The hosts were friendly and welcoming and the cottage was warm and cozy.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2024

  • "Poppy cottage was so lovely and comfortable,we were not far from places to go ..."

    Poppy cottage was so lovely and comfortable,we were not far from places to go visit roger and val were very helpful nothing was a bother to them ,we will go back again we loved the wood burner I would recommend this cottage very highly

    Hi Loraine, it was lovely to meet you both. Thank you for the great review and we're so glad you had a lovely stay at Poppy cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a great week in the cottage, it's so lovely and cozy, very clean, thinking about our next visit"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and well equipped cottage in ideal position to visit the numerous places of interest/spectacular scenery of the Northern lake District."

    Owners live on site and were very friendly and helpful. Almost certainly one for future visits for us.

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had excellent week at poppy cottage owners were very friendly and kind."

    The cottage was very very clean and comfortable Helen & Ray Rogers

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, well situated between Penrith and Keswick."

    Well appointed and very cosy. It's lovely to watch the birds every day from the lounge and kitchen. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We hope to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2023

  • "A delightful cottage, comfortable & in pleasant surroundings."

    Wonderful bird life including woodpeckers.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable, well-equipped cottage with private garden area."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were really pleased with our stay at Poppy Cottage."

    It was a perfect property for two and its location made it an ideal base for exploring the lakes and surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Every aspect of the cottage was first class with the owners pleasant and helpful."

    Penrith/Keswick buses were willing to stop only 200yds from cottage making car free days easy. Seeing all those Herdwick sheep and lambs out of lounge and bedroom windows was a delight. A wonderful country retreat that we would love to return to. Many thanks to Val and Roger.

    Reviewed by T J5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect cottage, had everything we needed, lovely owners and available if you needed them."

    Will be booking again

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear of how much you enjoyed your stay and found you had everything you needed. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Owner Relations - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2023

  • "Owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Would not hesitate to rebook in the future.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at poppy cottage, it's so beautiful."

    Had a really nice relaxing week,the location is perfect. Just off the A66 but you don't hear it.the cottage has everything you need for a relaxing stay,it lovely and comfortable. The owners Roger and Val are very nice met them a few times while we stayed. Its got everything great views over the fields. We loved it that much we've booked again already.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent cottage with very good equipment and the welcome package was a nice touch."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous Cottage, contained everything we needed for our stay."

    Easy links to everywhere on the lakes, but despite being close to a A66 there was no noticeable noise. Owners were very welcoming and friendly. Spent hours watching the bird feeders which were very well used by the local wildlife. Would certainly recommend to anyone wanting a good base to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really beautiful cottage with everything you need."

    Private garden for sitting out. Comfy seating in lounge. A small but spacious cottage. Lovely friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage the garden was lovely as it was east/west so sun all day and we also had very good weather."

    The only thing I would comment on are the air fresheners in the kitchen and the lounge which to me were overpowering.

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location and owners very welcoming and accommodating, lovely little cottage very comfortable and relaxing."


    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and good facilities ideal base for walking val and Roger were excellent hosts"

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, ideally placed for exploring the Cumbria Hosts were very ..."

    Lovely cosy cottage, ideally placed for exploring the Cumbria Hosts were very welcoming and couldn’t do enough for us and the goodies on arrival left for us were lovely Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, Lovely hosts but a bit of a shame as both of the local pubs have closed"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. The bird feeder gave us great pleasure. Never seen so many bluetits feeding.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2022

  • "I spent 4 nights , it was wonderful cottage very quiet."

    Rooms are spacious with private large garden . Kitchen has every things you want . Room has lovely viewing . Really Highly recommend . Roger and his family are helpful if we need anythings .

    Reviewed by Sattam5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent helpful and kind owners"

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Poppy Cottage."

    The cottage itself was perfect for our stay in a wet October. The wood burner made our evenings very cosy and the cottage was furnished for a home from home stay. The owners were on hand if needed but the property was also very private. The views of fields and private garden space perfect.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was an excellent cottage - clean, warm, excellent facilities - nice warm shower, comfortable bed."

    We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage ideally situated to explore the Lakes and coast."

    Nice garden and good kitchen equipment .Local Herdwick Inn provides good meals too.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage & surroundings."

    Owners very helpful - nothing to much trouble.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful spacious character cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything we needed. We loved the open views of the fields with the sheep grazing and the private garden with patio area. The owners Roger and Val were very friendly and helpful and the welcome goodies were very much appreciated. It is in a great location with walks on the doorstep and only a short drive away from Keswick, Ulswater Lake, Pooley Bridge etc. This is the best cottage we have stayed in and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower room, washbasin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil fired central heating plus woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV, DVD, WiFi, 32" Smart television, shared use of laundry room with washing machine and dryer
  • Oil, electricity and initial supply logs included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot available
  • Bike storage available on site
  • Complimentary fruit juice, milk, tea, coffee & biscuits on arrival
  • Off road parking
  • Private garden with patio and lawn, garden furniture
  • Paddock area with picnic tables and shared BBQ
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Pubs within 1 mile
  • Walking and cycling routes 1 mile
  • £25 per week charge for use of the electric charging point - Paid locally if required.

The property

Poppy Cottage is a beautifully converted one bedroom holiday home in the northern Lake District just 10 minutes' drive from the bustling town of Penrith, the 'gateway to the Lakes'. Built from local stone and finished to an extremely high standard, Poppy Cottage marries period charm with contemporary luxury and is the ideal romantic retreat from which to explore this spellbinding part of the world. At the end of a row of three cottages, Poppy Cottage has bags of character like the original beams and the wood burning stove set in the feature fireplace of the living room.

There's squashy seating to curl up in front of the fire and superb views over the surrounding countryside.

You can access the private patio and garden from the French windows.

The Shaker style dining kitchen is fully equipped and upstairs there's a boutique hotel style double bedroom with en-suite luxury shower room and, of course, those gorgeous views. Outside there's a really lovely private garden with a patio area, lawn and beautiful planting - the ideal spot to relax after a busy day hiking, cycling or simply sightseeing.

Poppy Cottage also has private off road parking and there's a large enclosed paddock with picnic tables and a shared BBQ.

You'll also have access to the fully equipped laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer plus ample space for drying all your outdoor gear. Penruddock is conveniently located just a few miles off the M6 and there are two pubs within a mile of the cottage.

Just 10 minutes drive away there's shopping, bars and restaurants at Penrith and the tranquil Caldbeck fells are almost on the doorstep if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the Lake District. But with Lake Ullswater and the beautiful town of Keswick just 15 minutes away, you're in the ideal position to explore the stunning scenery of the North Lakes with some of the most outstanding hiking and cycling trails in the country.

Climb the stairs to the Bowder Stone, or test yourself against the Keswick climbing wall.

Cruise the lakes on one of the steamers or visit the Lake District Distillery and sample world-class Lakeland whisky.

If you want to see the beauties of the Southern Lakes, take a drive over the scenic Kirkstone Pass to Lake Windermere. However you decide to enjoy your romantic break in the Lake District, Poppy Cottage makes the perfect retreat at any time of year.

£25 per week charge for use of the electric charging point. Paid locally if required.

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About the location


Keswick 11 miles; Penrith 6 miles.

The charming old village of Penruddock sits in a secluded position in the northern Lake District between Keswick and Penrith, and just four miles from Ullswater. The village is spread out amongst beautiful rolling countryside and wonderful scenery and is made up of a number of farm dwellings, traditional Lakeland homes and two churches. Penruddock originated in Celtic times, with the name derived from Pen, a Celtic name for 'hill' and 'rhuddawc' meaning red in Welsh to reflect the reddish brown colour of the soil found in the area. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, some good parks, the Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema and the beautiful lake. Penruddock provides easy access to the spectacular surrounding Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and with the southern Lakes, Eden Valley, Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within easy motoring distance this great location has plenty to see and do for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season