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Woodhead Farm Cottage

(Ref. 980511)

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage that was less than a 10 min drive to Penrith and Pooley Bridge."

    Very quiet and peaceful surroundings and a perfect place to rest after a day in the Lake District. My children loved the horse in the field next to rear garden and the cows/sheep in field opposite the property.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in rural setting close to Penrith and all it’s shops and restaurants."

    All facilities were excellent and had daily visits from DJ the owners horse quite a character.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a stunning cottage, spacious, clean and well equiped."

    We had a lovely stay here. The owners are fabulous, very friendly and helpful. The property is close to Penrith and only a 30 minute drive to Ullswater etc. There is a lovely patio outside where we were joined at breakfast by DJ the horse who is very friendly. Highly recommended and would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2022

  • "We couldn't have asked for more."

    Friendly welcome, on hand for advice/ problems etc. Would highly reccomend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2021

  • "Clean and extremely comfortable, loved the space!"

    Beautifully warm without having to faff with heating like so many holiday lets ( Only drawback to this was there was no alternative to the thick duvets which got too hot, but this is not specific just to this cottage) Friendly and approachable owner, and ideally situated for exploring either the Lake District or the North Pennines and the beautiful Eden Valley.

    Reviewed by Roslyn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Woodhead Farm Cottage is beautiful and in a nice quiet location, the owners are friendly and very helpful."

    Suitable for families and or couples. Our 9 month old enjoyed his stay. The kitchen is well equipped and supermarkets are located close by. There are nice farm shops and bakeries in the near by towns and villages. Would definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had dj the horse that lived there who greeted us every day over the wall and he was lovely made my day every day seeing him."

    And the cottage was so nice and comfortable everything you needed was there the area its in is so pretty and Julie was lovely even got us a bag of ice in our hour of need. Definitely recommend for a lovely getaway

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2021

  • "It was a lovely place."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great place."

    Friendly owners. Lovely setting and very handy location for exploring.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a wonderful property that is cosy and warm, very welcoming and excellently maintained."

    The owners are friendly and helpful. It’s ideally located to serve the Lake District and surrounding area by car. I would heartedly recommend this property to families and couples alike.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    It has absolutely everything you could need. Close to motorway so easy access to everywhere. Julie the owner was kind and friendly. We’ll be back to stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a brilliant place close enough to Penrith, the train station, Ullswater, the pennines and hadrians wall but still feels like you are in the middle of nowhere."

    There is a caravan park next door so you could be lucky enough to catch the ice cream van. It's a working farm so there are lots of animals around and even a horse (dj) outside the garden... So bring carrots. It holds 6 people comfortably but just be aware that there is only one toilet/bathroom so mornings will need to be well planned. The owners were wonderful and made us feel really welcome.

    Reviewed by Balraj4.7Aug 2019

  • "We spent couple of days at the farm cottage."

    We really liked the warm welcome, the fact that we felt like home. We will recommend this place. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved to see the horse and the cows. Very family orientated. We used the cottage to explore the Lake District (by car).

    Reviewed by Aurel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Woodhead Farm cottage is in a fantastic rural location just outside of Penrith."

    The cottage is very spacious and comfortable and is in a great spot to visit the lakes. Julie is an absolutely amazing host; ensuring we had everything we needed and even taking our daughter out to the fields to introduce her to the sheep. We couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    Ideal for family and very accessible to local services and tourist attractions. The owners were very hospitable and helpful. There is nothing we could find fault with! It was a great family holiday location

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great cottage we loved it, friendly owners too."

    . very special place as you’re completely private, no other people renting near you, which is hard to get!.. you leave relaxed and revived. Special mention to Black Beauty who lives out the back! What a beautiful horesey.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely time, plenty of space for us all and a beautiful setting."

    We also had easy access to the north lakes and plenty to do during our stay. X

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2019

  • "The accommodation was spacious and warm."

    However the tv did not have subtitles and as one of our party was deaf did cause a problem. It did spoil her evenings. Also a full size ironing board and proper iron should be provided as a washing machine was.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Feb 2019

  • "We had a fantastic experience at Woodhead Farm Cottage!"

    The cottage was immaculately clean upon arrival, lovely and warm, and nice and spacious for 6 people. There was plenty tableware and cookware, and lots of storage space in the kitchen and bedrooms. We really didn't have many complaints - the only slight problems were that the fridge is quite small for 6 people, and the shared bathroom was also a little difficult. The gas fire in the living room created a lovely atmosphere, but made some strange noises when it was windy! Julie dropped in to say hi and was really friendly and helpful. She let us know about local walks and attractions and how to get there, and showed some of our group the animals on her working farm. Although the cottage is attached to the family home, we really didn't notice that there were other people nearby as it felt really private and peaceful. I would definitely recommend Woodhead Farm Cottage to other groups or a family.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Dec 2018

  • "The owner is friendly and very helpful."

    Rooms are clean, warm and spacious. Kitchen is well equipped. Very conveniently located near the motorway yet very quiet. We made day trips to Edinburgh, Keswick, Pooly bridge, Maryport. Could not have picked a better base. Excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Yujie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Close to the M6 yet very quiet. Perfect base for exploring the Lakes

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a great stay at Woodhead Farm Cottage."

    The owners are are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended and will stay there again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "The hosts were exceedingly kind and welcoming."

    The property was superbly maintained and comfortable, as well as fitted very well. The location also was perfect, very near the makes in Cumbria and also close to the M6, so getting there was very easy. We shall return and can recommend this enthusiastically.

    Reviewed by Rafael5.0Aug 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x double, 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, WC & basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire
  • Oil central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Courtyard with gravel patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1.6 miles, shop 4 miles Note: Electrical charging point available, shared with the property Property ID: 1020792 (The Old Cook House) and the owners of the property - additional charge required for usage payable to the owner
  • From December 1st the property will have some decorations and an artificial tree to get you in the festive spirit. Come make some everlasting memories at Woodhead farm cottage.

The property

A pretty sandstone cottage set amidst the abounding countryside in the small village of Catterlen.

A cosiness welcomes you and your family and friends into the cottage through the utility with plenty of space to hang your coats and store your boots, which then leads through to the open-plan kitchen; well-appointed to ensure you have everything you need to prepare and cook a hearty meal.

Walking from the kitchen leads you through a lovely hallway with a characterful window and exposed wooden beam resting over, dating back to when the property once housed the farm horses.

The hallway takes you into the sitting room which hosts a formal dining table for you to enjoy evening pleasantries in style.

Relax on the luxurious sofas that crowd around the gas fire, where you can exchange stories and plan for the days ahead or simply enjoy a good film together.

Step out from the kitchen into the delightful courtyard which is bordered by beautiful sandstone of vivid shades, taken over by nature to bring bursts of inviting colour.

Breathe in the cool air as you feel the gravel beneath your feet; you will be overjoyed by the verdant pastures surrounding the cottage, simply take a seat on the patio and soak it all up.

As the last of the day's sun begins to fade over the rolling landscape of the Cumbrian countryside, find yourselves a place to rest your head with three lovely bedrooms to choose from upstairs.

Head to Penrith of an evening where you can enjoy a nice meal at one of its excellent pubs or restaurants.

During the day, the sandstone buildings hide some intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive gardens and shops to explore.

Penrith also offers a museum and Millennium Trails for those historians among you.

The bustling town of Keswick, Brougham Castle, Long Meg and her daughters and the city of Carlisle are all within short distance.

The stunning beauty of the Lake District and the bountiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales are right on the doorstep, ideal for walkers, climbers and cyclists alike, as well as the wonder of Ullswater lake begin just a short scenic drive away, holding history in the form of Pooley Bridge alongside ample opportunities to explore landscapes like no other.

Woodhead Farm Cottage is a wonderful base from which to explore this spectacular region of Cumbria.

Note: This property next door to Ref: 1020792, together they sleep 10.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales 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. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, 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 and Yorkshire Dales.

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