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Eden House

(Ref. 925455)

Edenhall near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was beautiful and well maintained."

    We were so pleased with our choice - the kids loved having the space to run around and play! Kitchen had everything we needed and the instructions sent over in advance for the heating, sauna, etc was so helpful. Wish we'd been there longer to really make use of the snooker room and sauna! Would love to return one day and explore more of the beautiful surroundings!

    Reviewed by Mea5.0Dec 2023

  • "We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary there a family of twelve ."

    Wonderful house , big but homely .Lovely and and warm. Lots of comfortable seating . Lovely quality bedding . Large breakfast room/ kitchen . Massive garden in a beautiful peaceful setting . Lots of things to entertain all ages . Fantastic place to chill far away from the madding crowd !

    Reviewed by Peta5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this house."

    It had everything you could need, was in a fantastic location with so many places to visit nearby. The weather was great for October so we were really lucky to be able to go out for local walks as well as drive a bit further to some great places, like Pooley Bridge and Lowther Castle. It’s a place I would love to go back to as I know there are still more places we could visit that are nearby. The garden was incredible too, the kids were delighted to see a hedgehog wandering around! The rooms were clean and spacious and there was the bonus of having the snooker table. We didn’t try the sauna out but it looked great. All in all, we had the best few days here and would really recommend it to everyone. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "Spent various lovely werk at Eden house with a large party of family and friends for a 60th birthday celebration."

    The facilities were brilliant and the games room. And sauna an added bonus. Will definatly book again

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very friendly owner."

    Wonderfull spacious and character full grade II listed house. Well equipped. The sauna, piano and snooker table are much appreciated. Splendid pub nearby and splendid suroundings. It was worth to travel all the way from the Netherlands to this house.

    Thank-you ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by C G B5.0Oct 2023

  • "Eden House is a fantastic place for a large family get together."

    The house and garden are fabulous - the photos don’t do it justice. Very much enjoyed our stay in this spacious lovely home and beautiful garden (where we enjoyed watching la wide of birds and saw a red squirrel scampering on the lawn). The house has everything you need and is ideally located for days out in the lakes.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Garden beautiful, lovely small village .we absolutely loved being there .

    Thanks for your positive feedback ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Asia5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous break away for my sons 30th birthday, the house is massive spacious and full of love, we had everything we needed to facilitate our stay for 14 adults!"

    The snooker room and sauna was a massive hit, as well as the garden, The rooms were warm and comfortable, We would definitely be back here again but for longer next time. A Definite yes from me and my family . Thank you for our stay

    Thank-you Jodie . So glad you enjoyed your celebration weekend at Eden House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jun 2023

  • "ELovely charming old house with lots of charactor and loads of space"

    Thank-you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2023

  • "Edenhall is a great house for a family group, with a large well-equpipped kitchen plus a dining room and two sitting rooms downstairs, a library (where the teacher in our group did his holiday marking) and a games room with a snooker table."

    There is also a large walled garden where the kids played football, frisbee and rounders, and was ideal for our Easter Egg Hunt. There were the inevitable couple of minor problems, but the landlady was very helpful and issues were resolved promptly.

    Thank-you ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay celebrating with family."

    Great house lovely and warm. The games room was brilliant. The fire in the living room was so cosy. Lovely kitchen. Lovely big rooms. Would definitely go back Thanks

    Thanks Carolyn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely house from the outside but needs work on the inside, 2nd bathroom the shower curtain needs replacing with a screen as trying to shower was awkward to say the least."

    Cobwebs on the ceilings of 2 of the bedrooms.

    Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately the bath is an ornate one with the shower head in the middle so is tricky to add a screen. Sorry cobwebs were missed. Usually the house gets excellent ratings for cleanliness and suspect as rooms were empty the week before they'd formed in the interim . Will ensure this is passed on to the cleaning team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham2.5Nov 2022

  • "Lovely house in delightful village."

    Very spacious yet warm and cosy. Everyone loved the Games room! Good communication with owner. Would definitely recommend for family gatherings.

    Thanks Lynda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Oct 2022

  • "It is a lovely house, beautifully kept and with lots of extras - sauna, snooker table, well-stocked library."

    However, there are various steps which makes it unsuitable for wheelchair users and this needs mentioning on your website.

    Thanks for your comments. Yes unfortunately as the house was built in the 1770's , it is sadly not suitable for wheelchairs. I have asked Sykes to make this more obvious on the description on the website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    It's a beautiful house with plenty of character. We enjoyed sitting by the fires and playing the games (especially Linkee). The recommended walk by the river was perfect too.

    Thank-you Frances. Glad you enjoyed the house and local river walk . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great stay in a beautiful House was just perfect for what we needed for ..."

    Had a great stay in a beautiful House was just perfect for what we needed for the family to enjoy celebrate my wife's birthday the owner Gabrielle was great with instructions and directions on getting to the house all of my family loved it too thanks Gabrielle you have a lovely comfortable home

    Thanks Gavin . Glad you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Eden house."

    The property was superb and we had lots of space, which was brilliant considering we were a big group. We really enjoyed walks nearby and a trip to the Shepherds Inn for a lovely roast dinner. The property is conveniently located with easy access to supermarkets in Penrith. Thank you for a brilliant holiday!

    Thanks for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing, huge house in a lovely small village with a nice local pub over the road."

    Everything about the house was as described. Very comfy beds, nice fire places with plenty of wood, sauna was decent, central heating was toasty in every room. Only thing I would say though, that baffled all of the guests, was the outrageous length in the snooker room, it was at least triple the size of Danny Devito, with insufficient space for manoeuvre. That being said, we'd love to know how to handle the length and if anyone figures it out please do let me know and we'd be certain to make another visit to make full use of it.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful house, wonderful location."

    We all had a lovely time, it was over all too soon.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2021

  • "Eden House was the perfect setting for a gathering of family and friends to celebrate a birthday ."

    The bedrooms , bathrooms , kitchen and lounge rooms were spacious and comfortable . The extra space in the games room made for some fun evenings whilst the huge garden and patio were ideal for bbq's and outdoor games . The house is a beautiful building with lovely periodic features expressing the history and character of this great home . Would highly recommend and we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here last year we noticed that a lot of ..."

    This is the second time we have stayed here last year we noticed that a lot of the wallpaper in some of the bedrooms were in need of attention a large stain on the kitchen ceiling was still there and in the main living room in the corner the ceiling is damaged, we thought all these things would have been sorted as the price went up a few hundred pounds and we were hoping to stay again but I have looked for next year and its gone up again by nearly a £1000 for the current condition of this house we have decided to go elsewhere which is a shame a little more upkeep on this property and up dating bed from doubles to king size beds this is a great house

    Thank you for your feedback and your return custom The feedback is very unusual for this property as the comments are always very good. The owners are on hand to help with any issues that you may have during your stay and had they been contacted may have been able to assist. They are fully booked for peak season. Any necessary work will be completed out of season. The owner has thanked you for your comments regarding the property Customer feedback is very important to us. Thank you for getting in touch Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne2.5Aug 2021

  • "A bit confused with parking as in your advert it said parking for 5 cars."

    However, the annex next door was given the parking to the left of the front path (and they parked right up to the path), which meant we had to park 2 cars along the side of the house making it a bit difficult for people to get out without getting other people to move. So it was a maximum of 4 cars for the house. One group of our party couldn't come at the last minute meaning we only had 4 cars. Luckily.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house and great contact with the friendly and helpfull owner great for a large get together."

    The owners went that extra mile and decorated the house for Xmas at my request couldn't be happier

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Dec 2019

  • "The beds are a little small in length"

    Reviewed by Gurdip4.7Jul 2019

  • "It was the second time I stayed in Eden House with my friends and we loved it!"

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Jul 2019

  • "Amazing place to stay for a large group."

    Back garden is huge and great for games. Great location and was fun discovering the hidden wing containing huge games room.

    Reviewed by Ric5.0Jul 2019

  • "There were 10 of us staying: 6 adults and 4 children and we all had a fantastic time."

    There was plenty of space for everyone to be together at the same time or if you wanted some quiet time to be on your own. Beautiful house, beautiful garden and stunning location. It was a perfect place to celebrate my wife's special birthday and we all had a wonderful time. Thank you to Gabrielle for making it perfect.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house was amazing - everything (and more besides) was provided that anyone could possibly need."

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2019

  • "The large garden was ideal for our young grandchildren who spent a great deal of time outside playing as the weather was great."

    There was plenty of space inside for the adults to do their own thing as well. We would have been interested in a little bit of the history of the house as we were all fascinated by it trying to work out where is came in the grand scheme of things on the estate and in the village. Many thanks for a wonderful week. The extended Broad family.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2019

  • "The accomodation Eden House was ideal for a large group a family holiday."

    There was 16 of us and everyone was delighted with the house's facilities. The kids especially thought the house and large garden, which was like having your own private park, was fantastic. On the one day we were visited by a group of friends who'd propped in to see us and have lunch and tea with us. This brought our party numbers, for that day, up to 27. The house easily accommodated the buffet style meals we had. Eden House is a lovely location and has easy access to the Northern Lakes in particular as well as the market town of Penrith.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2019

  • "What a fabulous house and gardens, exactly as described in photos which do not do it justice."

    The space is amazing especially for 9 adults and 4 young children as in our party. Everything was provided, to the point of sledges and extra high chairs when asked beforehand. Gabrielle decorated it for a magical Christmas with two trees in both living rooms. All rooms were furnished to a high standard and in keeping with the era of the house, beds really comfy. Snooker room and sauna were used daily and made for a great 'escape' for the adults. We were fortunate to be invited to singing carols around the village and the hotel bar across the road had welcoming and friendly staff and customers. Information provided by email was informative and Gabrielle replied to additional queries immediately. Cannot praise enough how smooth our experience has been both before arriving and throughout. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great house, plenty of room for us all."

    Facilities were great, everything we could have wished for in the kitchen. Added extras of the sauna and games room were great. One small problem was that the futon was very uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Caitlin5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent property, perfect for celebrating with family of all ages."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2018

  • "The house was splendid and very family friendly and comfortable."

    For us, the kitchen was preferable in which to dine, though we did use the dining room once, however, dining in the kitchen would be more comfortable with a little more room to use the oven - depends what you are serving. The snooker table would benefit from a good servicing. The bed runs all over the place and needs ironing, therefore, you need to hit the much harder than a "bona fide" player would want to. These points are quite minor and in no way spoiled our holiday.

    Reviewed by James3.8Nov 2018

  • "Eden House proved to be an excellent choice for our annual family get together which included five children."

    Well situated in the peaceful village of Edenhall ideally located for the rest of the Lakes. Amazing garden space for lots of games, bbq and plenty of indoor space with the bonus of library and snooker rooms. Well kitted kitchen and spacious living rooms and bedrooms- Good for hide and seek! The owner was most helpful and good house information provided pre holiday A nice walk to St Cuthberts Church and then following the Ladies Walk along the river and back to the village , as a pre amble for steeper things!! Would highly recommend Eden House

    Reviewed by R5.0Aug 2018

  • "Eden House is awesome!"

    We were a group of 12 friends and we had a wonderful stay there. There is plenty of room to do whatever you want: chilling out, playing, reading or just eating and drinking staying together. The garden is huge and being there with the good weather was definitely a plus for our weekend. The place is about 40 mins by car away from the Northwest lakes of the Lake District, so it's possible to enjoy a walk there too, but there are nice things to see and do in the closest surroundings. Gabrielle emailed me a few days before our arrival with very clear instructions on everything we would have needed during our stay: from keys collection to appliances functioning and so on. Very much appreciated. We will definitely go back there in the future.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was a perfect base for us for the weekend."

    Allowed plenty of room for all guests. Only small issue was that the oven took a lot longer to cook but it was very minor *** Owner Comments*** Thank you so much for your comments and bring to light that the cooker was in need of a service. Since your stay the cooker as been serviced and is now fully working

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2018

  • "The house is fabulous."

    If anything the website doesn't do it justice! We had a fabulous time here celebrating my husband's 50th. Would recommend wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Nov 2017

  • "What a fantastic house for a reunion with friends!"

    Loads of space and a brilliant garden. Great facilities including the snooker room, darts and the sauna. Kitchen more than adequate to cater for everyone. Easy access to the lakes for exploring.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Jun 2017

  • "We have had a wonderful English holidays in all respects."

    The house and the surrouding area certainly added. We, Dutch grandparents, children and grandchildren, enjoyed.

    5.0Apr 2017

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday at Eden House ."

    The lovely house had lots of space inside and out for our group of 8 adults , 3 children and a baby . The snooker room and library were an added bonus . I am sure we will be back again soon .

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely accommodation, great location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2016

  • "Eden House was ideal for our party of 11."

    Plenty of space in the house and gardens, good facilities and clean throughout. Good location for walking / cycling / golfing. The owner was very helpful when contacted to arrange key collection.

    Reviewed by Mike4.8Oct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x extra large double beds (one with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC - can be separated into 2 singles upon request), 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed, 2 x second floor twin (one with pull-out stacker bed)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with small dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Pantry
  • Boot room
  • Dining room (seats 12)
  • Two sitting rooms (one seats 11 and one seats 7) with open fire
  • Second floor library with sofa bed
  • First floor games room with full-size snooker table.
  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Sauna
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Large enclosed mature garden with furniture including BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, bar and restaurant in hotel 3 mins walk
  • Note: Staircase to second floor is narrow and has a tight turn, not suitable for people with limited mobility and children to be supervised
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Please note: there are a number of steps inside the property that may not be suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Note: This property has a £100 Good House Keeping Bond

The property

A magnificent, Grade II listed, detached house in the centre of Edenhall village.

Furnished and decorated to a good standard, Eden House oozes charm and character, with high ceilings, creating a feeling of space and grandeur.

Very much a home-from-home, this delightful property offers open fires, original tiled floors, canted bay windows, shutters, beams and gorgeous fire surrounds, all retaining the provenance of this 18th century house.

The main sitting rooms overlook the beautiful, walled garden and the comfy sofas entice the whole family to curl up and relax after a day exploring the surrounding countryside.

The kitchen is sleek and spacious and ideally located next to the dining room, perfect for the allocated chef to serve up a delight for that long-awaited get together with family and friends.

On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a single bedroom and a pull-out stacker bed, along with a bathroom, whilst the second floor has two twins, one with an extra single bed, a library with a sofa bed and a bathroom.

In the west wing there is a large pantry with slate shelving, perfect for cooling drinks and snacks, and a large games room with darts and a full-size snooker table.

There is also a useful utility and boot room.

Eden House is set in 1.5 acres of tended garden, to the rear there is a large patio with steps leading up to a lawned area with mature hedges and trees, plenty of room for the children to let off steam, and to the front of the house there is a semi-circular sweeping carriage drive.

The surrounding countryside provides plenty to see and do with cycle routes and walks galore.

Nearby Penrith has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, a cinema and a swimming pool.

There are many lovely drives available, including ones which will take you to Alston, the highest market town in England, Appleby, Keswick and Langwathby, which has been voted amongst the top ten scenic driving roads in the world.

You can take a day trip to visit the Lake District National Park and go for walks around the magnificent lakes of Ullswater and Haweswater, or head in the opposite direction to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The Eden Gorge is also well worth a visit, from where you can join the Settle-Carlisle Railway and enjoy one of the most beautiful railway journeys.

Eden House is the perfect location for that long awaited get together in the Eden Valley.

Note: This property is attached to Ref. 925449, together they sleep 16.

Note: This property has a £100 Good House Keeping Bond

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Penrith 4 miles; Ullswater 12 miles.

The enchanting, unspoilt rural village of Edenhall is situated in the Eden Valley and is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Edenhall with its sandstone cottages and attractive scenery should be at the top of your holiday hit list if you're looking for a quaint and rural destination in Cumbria. The River Eden runs nearby and the area is renowned for its excellent trout and salmon fishing, along with walking, cycling, canoeing and climbing. Just four miles from Penrith, yet deep in the peaceful Eden countryside, Edenhall is a big hit for those in search of seclusion. Think single lane country roads flanked by time forgotten drystone, along with lofty sandstone houses beside stone-built terraces, the perfect place to relax and unwind amid the charming countryside. Down the road from Edenhall is Langwathby, another attractive Cumbrian village with a handful of country pubs serving fine fare and quality cask ales. The road to Langwathby is thought to be one of the prettiest in Cumbria and is regularly voted among the top ten scenic driving roads in the world. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring, plus the local railway station is a stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain. Within easy reach is Rheged, which provides an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema, whilst Brougham Castle, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England), Hadrian's Wall and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away. Visit Alston, the highest market town in England, or take a day trip to discover the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Note: This property has a £100 Good House Keeping Bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas