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Melkinthorpe near Askham, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1083125)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “Couple of minor issues, no teapot normal tv instead of smart tv, maybe an extra en-suite room”

    - Mark, November 2021

The property

Three miles from the lake district national park rests this spacious 5 bed home from home, Tuxhills.

Nestled in the picturesque countryside setting of Melkinthorpe and offering comfortable sleeping arrangements for ten guests, Tuxhills makes for the perfect family or group holiday.

Tuxhills has been thoughtfully renovated to cater for all modern needs, when you arrive you will pull off the road on to a driveway suitable for 4 cars making loading and unloading an easy task.

Once over the threshold you are greeted by a large entrance hall, with a boot and cloakroom leading to 4 large reception rooms, a modern farmhouse style kitchen with breakfast bar and bespoke wooden dining table perfect for celebration meals (The owners can recommend chefs for private dining upon request).

Move through to the games room with pool and table tennis table and on to a comfortable living room all with beautiful views over the Eden Valley and finally to the cinema room, which with its Govee immersion backlights and surround sound system gives you a true multi sensory cinema experience.

Venturing though the French doors you will find a covered terrace, over looking the Pennines, a beautiful setting to enjoy your morning coffee.

On the first-floor are five large individually styled bedrooms, 3 king-size one with an en-suite, a super-king or twin which ever suits your needs, and a double with built in wardrobes offering plenty of storage for your belongings and delightful views from each window.

There is also a family bathroom with shower over bath on this floor.

The village offers the renowned horticulturists paradise Larch Cottage Nurseries along with La Casa Verde Restaurant and The Red Barn Gallery showcasing the work of artists, jewellers and sculptors as well as an emporium of home and giftware .A mile walk or quick ride in the car takes you to Abbott’s Lodge jersey ice cream farm, a chance for youngsters to let off steam in their play areas.

Lowther Castle and Gardens is only 3 miles away from Tuxhills with its lost castle adventure playground, cycle paths and cycle hire, café and acres of walks.

You are idyllically positioned for an outdoor adventure, with an abundance of lakes and mountains on your doorstep, water pursuits and spectacular views.

The local town of Penrith is only 5.2 miles away which has many supermarkets, a wealth of eateries and independent shops.

Pooley Bridge, the gateway to the lakes, is just down the road, bustling with restaurants, village stores, a Gin shop, lakeside walks and steamer cruises.

For an unforgettable holiday, choose a stay at Tuxhills, with its modern facilities, character, comfort and lots of room.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Cinema room
  • Games room with pool table and table tennis
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Range cooker with 8 ring gas hob and two electric oven, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome and to be kept downstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2.4 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Penrith 4.7 miles; Ambleside 18.7 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 21.3 miles.

Askham is a village and civil parish resting in the Eden district of Cumbria, England. Seen as one of the most attractive villages in the County of Westmorland and adjoining the River Lowther, this village contains many whitewashed cottages surrounded by rural country fields, making it a peaceful setting for friends, families or couples seeking an escape to the beautiful Lake District National Park. The village itself has a convenience store, as well as a couple of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience. A short drive away is the historic and thriving towns of Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick, all of which are popular tourist attractions with a range of sites to be seen. Make sure to visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, as well as Lake Windermere for its lakeside walks and watersporting opportunities. A truly delightful rural base, with attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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