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The Annex - Eden House

Edenhall near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 925449)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "First of all the arrival did not have the WOW factor."

    But it sort of grew on us. A problem with the TV was found to be the leads from the Freesat aerial being disconnected. It is quirky that the bathroom, hanging space, drawers, mirror etc are in the entrance area on the ground floor whilst the rest of the studio is upstairs. The fact that there are uneven steps outside and frequent use of the stairs inside should be more prominently mentioned. Good basic holiday let but very good value for money

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "My daughter and I have visited here a few times and we just love it."

    It has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. The owner is friendly and ready to help with anything. I would recommend this property to anyone who can manage stairs.

    Thanks Wendy . Glad you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2022

  • "Great set-up in a wonderful location."

    We were made to feel very welcome even though ours was a very last minute booking. The situation of one main room suited us well.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "Lovely little apartment."

    Bit chilly at the end of February as only heated by electric heaters. The owners request that these are turned off if out so coming back in the evenings, it was particularly cold. The heaters were quite noisy so we had to also turn them off throughout the night to sleep. Other than this a lovely place to stay and the pub across the road serves delicious food.

    Hi Matthew . Thanks for your feedback . Glad you enjoyed your stay . Sorry you were a bit cold when returning to the flat . The request to turn off the heaters if you went out , was only for the portable heater located downstairs . As with any electrical appliance , if left unattended , it could potentially be a fire hazard . For the mains wall heaters in the main living/sleeping area , we only requested to lower or switch off when going out - only if not too cold . We are in general trying to reduce energy usage due to climate change and rising costs but not to the discomfort of our guests. It is the first time the heaters have been mentioned as being noisy . We will investigate this ! Thanks for letting us know . Best wishes Gabrielle Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage well equipped everything you need nice little village loved our stay"

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "Take plenty of waterproof clothes as you are in the right area for heavy rain, plus nearest pub is always fully booked for meals weekend, easy to get into Eden dales and northern lakes ,ideal for one or two people lots of places to go to ."

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Annex - we had such a good week in the Lake District and it was so nice to come back to a nice, clean place to relax in the evenings."

    Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by ErinJul 2021

  • "A lovely and unusual place, very conveniently located close to the M6 and within easy reach of the Ullswater area and other parts of the northern Lakes."

    Very nice to have dedicated off-road parking, beautiful village, and plenty of information provided by the owner. A great place to stay for one or two people (and a dog - Charlie loved it!).

    Reviewed by JenJul 2021

  • "It’s was the perfect location for a break and a small, intimate place to stay for a couple."

    I’d recommend downloading the Go Jauntly app or similar to find local walks

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "This property is perfect for two people."

    It has everything you need, is really comfortable and in a beautiful location. Great walks on the doorstep and a great hotel which welcomes dogs in the bar and conservatory and serves lovely food. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Excellent facilities and clean good location to motorway to travel to lakes, nearest town penrith and Keswick about 40 mins to Windermere, the annex is set in peaceful pretty village and the host was also caring about our needs with the wine & milk left on our arrival, would definitely return."

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2021

  • "A very comfortable place to stay, can’t fault it and the bottle of wine was a most appreciated extra."

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "The Annexe was a lovely base for a week of exploring the Eden valley, Penrith and the Lake District."

    Very comfortable and cosy holiday let with all the amenities you need for your stay. The bed was comfortable, the shower has good pressure and everything was very clean. Owner Gabrielle provided lots of great information about the flat and the area, which was very helpful. Edenhall is very quiet, and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. There was a small issue with the Wifi, but Gabrielle was able to sort it very quickly, which was very nice. The only odd thing was that the fridge and freezer were both off and warm when I arrived, and it would have been nice if these were properly cold upon arrival. Loved my stay and would stay again!

    Reviewed by KathrynJun 2021

  • "Very nice accommodation in a lovely little village, ideal for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by LesMay 2021

  • "Enjoyable week having been in lockdown."

    I spent much of my time fishing whilst my husband walked with the dog every day. The accommodation suited us along with being dog friendly. Will be booking the cottage again.

    Reviewed by CherithMay 2021

  • "Second visit so knew how lovely the apartment is."

    It's lovely and spacious. Not cramped at all to say that everything is in one room. We were lucky this time to see a red squirrel in the garden.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2020

  • "Lovely place, clean quiet and the owners were very helpful."

    We had a mail telling us where to go and with details of the area. I would highly recommend this place for a quick getaway

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2020

  • "The Annexe is cosy, clean and well equipped."

    Edenhall is a pretty village with lovely walks on the doorstep and access to the wider Lake District easy.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2020

  • "I'd happily book this property again - well equipped and very comfortable."

    The design of the space is good and it is very well located for hiking in the Eastern and Northern Lakes as well as the North Pennines and Howgils. Two issues, neither of which affected me (i) despite my best endeavors I could not get the Television to work although I did manage the DVD - the very old equipment really needs an update (ii) internet access is problematic. The advice, after I had booked, was that access was best by a window. This was true, despite having a newish Macbook Pro I could not connect other than by the window, and t there the bandwidth was so low that web pages would not load. This was not an issue for me as there was 3G and I could chain to the iPhone but I had committed to online lectures on two evenings and this could have been a real issue. Nothing here that could not be solved by putting a cheap signal amplifier in said window by the way. On this point, there is a general issue here that I found in several Sykes (and other agencies). If you tick wifi on search criteria then it is not unreasonable to expect it, or for the property description to include any restrictions. So I think this is a QA question for Sykes as much as for the property

    Thanks for your feedback . Apologies for the difficulty you experienced with the wifi and television. We have since discovered that the wifi range extender had been inadvertently unplugged in the house next door and hence the reception problems . The issue has now been rectified and all working well again. The TV has been checked and is working fine however we take on board that it may need updating and aim to install a new television soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2020

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at the annexe and would of loved to stay longer."

    It as very clean and had everything that you needed.It’s in a great location and easy access to discover other areas. The village is lovely and the locals we came across were very pleasant. We w3nt to the hotel for a drink and a meal , they had a good selection although they had sold out of a couple of items but the food was lovely

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2020

  • "The annex was in a great location and the facilities were spot on."

    Our only issues was that there were lots of old dusty spider webs in the windows and the rafters. The headboard and the stairs were also dusty. The house could do with a good deep cleaning. Also as we were there for four days some more towels or washing machine tabs to wash the towels would have been handy. Other than that the place was great and we would love to stay there again.

    Thank you for your feedback We are really pleased that you enjoyed the property The comments that you have given are very out of character for the property & the cleanliness scores are always very high We are following all the Covid 19 guidelines for cleaning that are on the Sykes Cottages website. The cleaners are now equipped with telescopic cleaners to reach the high beams and windows. Once again, thank you for your comments. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DwightAug 2020

  • "Weather unkind (cannot be helped, but but the Annex was very comfortable) so still enjoyed our visit."

    Reviewed by EileenAug 2020

  • "Excellent location for a quiet break away"

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2020

  • "Lovely and cosy Annex and a good base for visiting the Lakes."

    The booking was really easy, great communication from the host. We really appreciated how clean and quiet our stay was, particularly in the current circumstances. Highly recommended! We hope to come back!

    Reviewed by RosannaJul 2020

  • "Lovely annex cottage in a great location to explore the north lakes."

    It was ideal for my partner and I and our dog Dexter! The local restaurant Eden hall hotel was fantastic and served excellent food next to a log burning stove on a cold night! Very much appreciated Many thanks Allison

    Reviewed by AllisonFeb 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay although we both struggled to sleep mainly due to the fact that everything is in one room, as it were, so you hear the noise of the fridge, the heating and all other little clicks and creaks through the night."

    We hadn't appreciated that there were low beams in the property: at 6ft 1in my partner struggled with this and hit his head more than once when he forgot to 'dip' under the beams. We spent all of our days out and our evenings in at the property. Cooking there is easy and there's a good fridge and little freezer. The kitchen utensils could do with a little overhaul: things to stir with would be useful as would some serving spoons (there is only one wooden spoon and that is broken and split...very unhygienic). WiFi was good until the visitors at the main house, next door, went online and then it struggled to provide a strong signal to the Annex. This only affected us badly once or twice when we were trying to use the internet to plan our next day's activities. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this warm and cosy rental. Edenhall is a lovely, well placed quiet little village from which you can do a couple of easy walks straight from the front door which we did as well as venturing further afield.

    Reviewed by DebraDec 2019

  • "A lovely apartment."

    I was dubious about the size since it was all in one room, but there is plenty of room and didn't feel cramped.Everything you could possibly want was provided. Including a bottle of wine and some milk. Only thing is it wouldhave been nice to have some plants in the courtyard. Such a nice place to sit would be perfect with a bit of colour. I will be booking again.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2019

  • "Perfect!"

    Reviewed by YolandaAug 2019

  • "Nothing springs to mind"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "A lovely little place for me and my dog to stay for a couple of nights."

    Reviewed by CarrieJun 2019

  • "This is a lovely place to stay for a short break."

    Edenhall is a beautiful village and Ladies Walk is a pleasant easy walk. The cottage has all the amenities you need and sitting at the window trying to spot red squirrels is a must (we didn't see any on this trip). The heating is electric and gets a little getting used to after central heating but did not spoil the experience. The beams are a little low for anyone 6 foot or more! Would recommend staying here with a dog patio secure and bar in village dog friendly. Food is good here too.

    Reviewed by JustineFeb 2019

  • "Excellent location and facilities, welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates was a lovely touch."

    Reviewed by RaymondDec 2018

  • "A lovely apartment it met all my needs."

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxed weekend away from the hustle and bustle of our working life."

    very quiet place to stay even thought we were surrounded by other tenants in the attached houses. didn't hear a peep. thank you

    Reviewed by GailNov 2018

  • "We loved this holiday accommodation!"

    !! Comfortable and modern with everything you could need for a relaxing week away in the Lake District. The annex not only suited us perfectly but was in a great location for all local attractions and beautiful walks for our fur baby. The owners went over and above to make us feel welcome. Thank you

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "Think the outside space could do with some work."

    Felt a bit like the end of the season with things like soap powder , salt pepper etc all empty when we arrived. I think also some new plates are needed as the existing ones or very badly cracked. On the whole good, the owner more than helpful when l could not work the tv ,which l think could do with updating. Would go back as location very good .

    Reviewed by SueSep 2018

  • "Perfect in every way had a lovely stay and would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2018

  • "Everything was great except the wifi, very poor and dropped in and out all the time."

    We had the Annex for 7 days, and was planning to plan our trips as we went along. It just got to hard because the wifi dropped in and out all the time and the signal was very weak, except if you went ouside under the window of the main house, where you could get a strong signal. Which isn't very practical having to go outside when you wanted to use it, or when it rained.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2018

  • "We had a thoroughly lovely Lake District break."

    The Annex was a perfect base, we loved that it was so private and we could explore an area we hadn’t visited before. Hopefully we will be booking again soon. Nicki and Oliver Wolfe

    Reviewed by NickiJun 2018

  • "Just what we wanted and needed."

    Very helpful hosts who left us all we needed

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2018

  • "I have stayed in Edenhouse annex twice this year and already I’m looking to when I can return."

    I go with my 14 year old daughter and dog, and, it feels like our own home...only better! There are no signs of anyone having used it-only the visitors book. The place is immaculate! For anyone who needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life then this is the place for you. The only sounds heard are the birds singing. The studio has everything you could possibly need and it’s very spacious. It’s decorated to a very high standard with the inside front wall left in brick. A very peaceful little village with friendly neighbors. This last time I couldn’t get the washing machine working so I rang the owner and she sorted it out without delay. The lady seemed genuinely concerned that our stay would be comfortable. I have stayed in many places even posh hotels abroad but this is definitely my favourite place. I have already recommended Sykes Cottages and will continue to do so (for this property). Thank you. I can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2018

  • "Great location in lovely village."

    Easy access to Lakes & other areas. Really comfy and well planned accommodation, perfect for two and a dog.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2018

  • "Fabulous Annex, beautiful village and outstanding scenery who could ask for more?"

    We loved the Annex it was a lovely mix of modern facilities in an authentic building. It was brilliant for the dog too. We also appreciated the personal touches like the bottle of wine and the helpful information about the surrounding area. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2018

  • "Lovely apartment, Complimentary bottle of wine was a lovely touch."

    We met the cleaning team when we arrived and they could not have been any more helpful or welcoming. Am going to book some time there again shortly.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2018

  • "Have booked with Sykes cottages numerous times and the properties are always as stated & really enjoy our stays."

    Quick & easy to book & good value.

    Reviewed by DawnMar 2018

  • "Lovely location."

    Helpful owners . Property as described. Would return.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2018

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  • First floor open plan studio accommodation with one king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, 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
  • Bike storage in garage
  • Enclosed private patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, bar and restaurant in hotel 3 mins walk
  • Note: There is limited headroom in the annexe
  • Note: The garage below the property belongs to the annexe and is used for bike storage only.

The property

This is a lovely mostly first floor annexe, attached to a Grade II listed detached house, in the village of Edenhall in Cumbria.

This delightful annexe is set in superb countryside and offers an ideal retreat for two.

The perfect base for discovering all the delights of the Eden Valley and the Northern Lakes.

From the front door, take the stairs up to the first floor open plan living space which has character beams, a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, a comfortable seating area and a king-size double bed, plus there's a separate ground floor shower room.

Outside this delightful cottage there is a small courtyard garden where you can relax with a refreshing drink, after a day spent walking in the beautiful local countryside.

The surrounding area provides an array of interesting walks, excellent cycling and good touring opportunities.

The market town of Penrith has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a swimming pool and cinema, and further afield is the Lake District National Park.

A short drive away are Alston, Appleby, Keswick and the magnificent lakes of Ullswater and Haweswater.

Down the road from Edenhall there are many other attractive villages with country pubs serving fine quality cask ales.

Drive to Langwathby on what has been voted among the top ten scenic driving roads in the world.

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.

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.

This delightful annexe is a perfect base for discovering this lovely area of the Eden Valley.

Note: This property is attached to Ref. 925455, together they sleep 15.

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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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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