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Pea Top Cottage

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

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • 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/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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  • Mr Rayner

    “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.

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

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 alpacas and 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 (zip/link can be twin on request), 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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