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Pea Top Cottage

Culgaith near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 940896)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable well maintained cottage with excellent facilities."

    A real home from home! Culgaith is ideally situated for a base to explore the Lake District or if your preference is to stay local a lovely village to take life slower, lovely walks etc. The owners were so friendly and welcoming; nothing was too much trouble. The Black Swan Culgaith is worth a mention here too, great food and ambience.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet setting."

    Very friendly owners.Nice place in Llangwathby for a meal.Also a little petrol station & shop.Had a most relaxing enjoyable holiday.Thank You.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "We had a fab time."

    Wonderful friendly hosts who were accommodating and friendly. Thank you

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2021

  • "The hosts Joanna and family were lovely and helpful."

    The cottage was spotless and although initially unsure about the bed being comfortable I had 7 nights of great sleep. The only thing that would have been beneficial would have been a washer. The dishwasher we never used and I think the space, for us would have been better used with a washing machine. I would recommend Pea Top Cottage and would stay again, great holiday

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Lovely warm welcome from owners hospitality second to none ."

    We had a very enjoyable stay and doggie friendly

    Reviewed by AudreyJul 2021

  • "Enjoyable and restful week."

    Cottage owners were helpful and friendly. Lots of lovely places to visit in the area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2021

  • "Joanne and David made us very welcome and were easy to approach for advice."

    A big plus for us was a safe area for our little dogs to run around in. The cottage was immaculately clean and having a full-length bath was a big plus. There is lots of storage and drawers and the rooms are of a good size. The seating in the living room needs some attention and Joanne is aware of this and is going to improve it. We had a lovely week and are looking forward to staying next year all being well.

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2020

  • "The annex was nice and warm but beds really need replacing as mattress springs very uncomfortable and chairs to sit on not good the settee was old and very low and very uncomfortable to sit on and the chairs modern but tip forwards when you sit on them."

    They are not suitably for people with disability’s even though there is a ramp for easy access the owners very helpfull

    Thank you for your feedback. Although the property does have ramp access to it, it is not advertised as suitable for those with a disability and had you had any concerns prior to booking we could have contact the owner to gain further information to ensure it was suited to your needs. The owner was disappointed to read your comments on the soft furnishings, while they appreciate they cannot cater to everyone's requirements the usual feedback regarding beds and sofas are excellent. Had they been made aware of your struggle with the sofa they could have made implements available for you to combat your problem and make your stay more enjoyable, it is regrettable that they were not given this opportunity. Over all the owners hope this didn't detract from your stay at Pea Top Cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MSep 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean, cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Nice welcome from friendly owners. Good base for the Lake District, plenty to see and do without too much travelling.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "Property ideal for exploring Lake District and Carlisle area very helpful hosts situated in a quiet village and a nice homely place to stay."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Made very welcome Every thing you could want was there,very comfortable"

    Reviewed by CherithSep 2020

  • "Pea Top Cottage is lovely, uncluttered and spotlessly clean with everything you could want and handy little garden for the dogs and to relax in the sun."

    The cottage is modern and tastefully furnished, plenty of hot water and everything well maintained. Easily accessible off road parking too, Pea Top ticked all the boxes for us. The owners are helpful and friendly without being intrusive and it was a pleasant place to relax after a day of sightseeing. There’s loads to do and explore in the area and Culgaith is a pretty, quiet village with lovely walks. Nearby Lowther Castle was stunning, we enjoyed our visit, I would highly recommend Pea Top Cottage and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2020

  • "Lovely quaint cottage of a good size."

    Living room/ kitchen slightly snug but ok for our needs. perfect location, near places of interest and eateries but in very quiet village.

    Reviewed by ErwinAug 2020

  • "Pea top cottage is a lovely clean well equipped cosy cottage with enclosed garden for our dogs."

    We enjoyed our stay immensely which was made special by our hosts Joanna and david they are a lovely friendly couple who couldn’t do enough for us would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2020

  • "The location was lovely and quiet a very friendly welcome."

    The eggs, bacon and wine when we arrived was very much appreciated and a pleasant surprise.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Excellent location for train links from Langwathby (only a few miles down the road) to Carlisle or Settle / Leeds and free parking at station."

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Pea Top Cottage, was clean and well stocked with everything you could need for your stay."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage is well placed approximately 8 miles from Penrith to tour the local area. We would definitely return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely and very clean!"

    Will definitely go back next year!

    Reviewed by kayleighJun 2019

  • "We stayed at Pea Top for 5 nights using it as a base to go walking in both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Moors."

    The village of Culgaith is extremely friendly and welcoming. The cottage itself has good parking for 2 cars, is well laid out, clean and comfortable with extensive T.V. channels if you have time to watch the T.V. As for Joanne and her husband, you really couldn't ask for better hosts. Friendly, informative if you have a question about the area, welcoming without being intrusive, I just can't express enough how friendly these two people are, this knits with the village where everyone I met was welcoming, friendly and helpful. If I was going to move too Cumbria I would move to Culgaith. In short, if you are planning to stay in Cumbria, you will not find a better location than Pea Top Cottage Culgaith. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Hospitality was super: friendly, relaxed, sincere"

    Reviewed by AnnieMay 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage were very helpful and friendly."

    This cottage is the perfect location for both the lake district and the north yorkshire dales. We will certainly use again

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2019

  • "The cottage was a home from home, our hosts were exceptional nothing was too much trouble and the location is perfect for the lakes and surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by JoyceMar 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage people friendly and accommodating very clean"

    Reviewed by Ann MarieOct 2018

  • "Stated dog friendly but there is no enclosed garden for your pet"

    Thank you very much for your feedback my cottage now have an enclosed area for my guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliceOct 2018

  • "We were made to feel very welcome and given a lovley welcome pack."

    This was our first experience of just the 2 of us on a self catering holiday and after this cottage it will not be our last.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Joanne and David were most welcoming, the cottage was well equipped, warm and cosy."

    Just perfect for a quiet, get away from it all break in the lovely Lake District.

    Reviewed by EdwardSep 2018

  • "Pea top cottage is lovely."

    The owner was so welcoming and friendly, the area is beautiful and an ideal place for exploring the lake district or the Scottish borders. Will definitely remember it for our next journey to the region.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2018

  • "Joanna and David were very helpful and especially good with my 12 year old grandson."

    The village is very quiet but near enough to Penrith. The Black Horse pub in the village is very welcoming and serves excellent food. If we are around the area again we would stay here again. The cottage itself is only small but has everything you need and was very clean. We enjoyed our holiday in the area.

    Mrs CostelloAug 2018

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay here, the owners were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and the welcome pack was very much appreciated and enjoyed."

    This lovely cottage is in a quiet peaceful village, within walking distance to the excellent local pub/restaurant whose food and hospitality we can highly recommend.The location is a good base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2018

  • "Mr and Mrs Donaldson were extremely welcoming and friendly and we really appreciated their friendliness."

    Reviewed by DenisJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, situated in the quiet little village of Culgaith."

    Offers a peaceful place to relax, nice food in the local hotel, and a good coffee shop with homebaking nearby. Proximity to the M6 sets it up as a good base for visiting the Lakes, Hadrian’s wall, and an hour or so away, the Yorkshire Dales. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming, provided us with extras, and were knowledgeable about the local area which was helpful. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "Good Holiday, Host very friendly, enjoyed being shown the Market Garden, Chickens & Alpackas."

    . Suprised not to find an information pack as we have been used to. Local Pub very good food and again very friendly. Not been to this area before but found lots of places to visit & things to do. Really enjoyed the peace & quiet, cottage had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by RitaJun 2018

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable and we had everything we needed."

    The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by RiaOct 2017

  • "Fantastic owners."

    Great location

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

  • "We had a truly wonderful time."

    The cottage owner couldn't have been more helpful, kind and generous and was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and best places to visit. The cottage was immaculate, very very comfortable, parking was easy and the directions were really good. The welcome pack was fabulous. I can't praise Joanna and David more highly than to say that they simply made our holiday for us.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2017

  • "Overall the cottage was what we were expecting the owner very friendly and the welcome pack was very welcome"

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2017

  • "Lovely welcome from owners just like home from home"

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2017

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage, friendly owners."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2017

  • "Lovely place."

    great local hotel the black swan. Central amend yet very quiet.

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2016

  • "A wonderful warm and comfortable cottage."

    Facilities are all of good quality and everything you could need is provided from toaster to tin foil. Owner Joanna was very welcoming and helpful. The Eden Valley is a beautiful location twixt Lake District and Yorkshire dales.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2016

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The property

This lovely detached cottage is situated in a courtyard next to the owners' home on a non-working farm, in the rural village of Culgaith, within the beautiful Eden Valley.

Located between the Lake District and the Northern Pennines, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this traditional cottage will provide the perfect accommodation for a small family or a group of friends in need of a countryside holiday at any time of year.

Pea Top Cottage is set all on the ground floor, with ramped access to the front door, and once you step inside you’ll find all you need for a comfortable and relaxing break away.

Inside, there is an open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area, a bathroom, super king-size double bedroom which can be configured into a twin room, and a twin bedroom.

Outside, there is a front patio ideal to relax with a good book and a refreshing drink, whilst guests are also welcome to visit the owners’ paddock to admire their hens.

Whether it’s boating, yachting, mountain walking or cycling that you love to do, this cottage is the perfect base from which to indulge in your favourite outdoor activity.

You can also tour the gorgeous Eden Valley and hop on board the Settle - Carlisle Railway, or travel over to the Lake District to visit splendid villages such as Pooley Bridge, where you can ride the Ullswater Steamer and cruise gently down Ullswater Lake.

The ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is also highly recommended, with its quaint cobbled streets, boutique shops and charming tea rooms just waiting to be explored.

No matter where you decide to visit, a holiday to this pretty corner of England is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

A sweet cottage in a quiet, village location, perfect for those in need of a rural retreat to remember.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Access to the owners’ paddock
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Ramped access to front door
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed in the owners' paddock

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About the location


Skirwith 2 miles; Penrith 8 miles; Appleby-in-Westmorland 9 miles

Culgaith is a small rural village, located in The Culgaith Parish, between the North Pennines and the Lake District, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the historical market towns of Appleby and Penrith. There’s a lovely old village church and a splendid pub, The Black Swan, offering hearty food, wines and its own stretch of river for fishing. Just two miles away is the village of Skirwith, with a village green and a beck running through its centre. Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) are close by, as is the market town of Penrith with its sandstone buildings, specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. Hadrian's Wall and the historic city of Carlisle are within driving distance, or why not discover the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks? Culgaith is the perfect rural retreat for a holiday in this region.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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