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Eden House

Edenhall near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 925455)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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/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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27 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MatthewNov 2021

  • "Beautiful house, wonderful location."

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

    Reviewed by AnnNov 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 IanSep 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 AnneAug 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 PatriciaAug 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 JosephDec 2019

  • "The beds are a little small in length"

    Reviewed by GurdipJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by FrancescaJul 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 RicJul 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 AnthonyJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by PennyMay 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 MargaretApr 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 DerekFeb 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 AlisonDec 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 CaitlinNov 2018

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

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 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 JamesNov 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 RAug 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 FrancescaJul 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 RebeccaApr 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 GillNov 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 HollyJun 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.

    Mr Murphy-BokhovenApr 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 ValerieMar 2017

  • "Lovely accommodation, great location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 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 MikeOct 2016

  • "There was a lovely comfortable feel to the house and the gardens were magnificent, far exceeding expectations."

    There was more than enough room for our party size and the house kept beautifully warm.

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2016

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double (one with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC), 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 - Due to the new Government legislation the price of this property has been reduced during the month of October 2020 to accommodate smaller groups in line with the Rule of 6 regulations

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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