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The Nook

(Ref. 1124835)

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely and spacious house in a very special area."

    Thanks for letting us stay

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay and have all fallen a little in love with the Lake District!"

    The Nook had everything we could have hoped for, with plenty of space both inside and out. The handy instructions meant we quickly got to grips with the basics of Aga cooking, although the glorious weather meant that the barbeque saw more action that it usually might in May. Our first visit but I suspect not our last. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad that you enjoyed the property and all that it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2023

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x double, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Downstairs WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Study
  • Oil central heating
  • AGA cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, cafetiere
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars and EV charger
  • Rear garden with patio and lawn
  • Outside dining area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Limited headroom in twin bedroom

The property

This detached, Georgian property sits in a serene location in the village of Gamblesby, on the fringes of the North Pennines AONB.

Presented with character throughout, The Nook provides a charming abode for up to eight guests, ideal for a getaway with family and friends.

After a day of fell walking, kick off your walking boots and hang up your coats before wandering into the kitchen/diner, where you can muster up a hearty dish whilst the dining table is set with crockery and cutlery.

After a filling feast, there’s two lounges to relaxing; the first offers an alluring woodburning stove set in a feature fireplace, whilst the second comes with a Smart TV so you can enjoy your favourite shows.

Discover the quiet study where you can catch up on your emails or lose yourself in a good book, whilst there is also a handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, so you won’t have to bring your whole wardrobe!

Retreat upstairs and choose from the bedrooms; there’s a king-size with picturesque views, two doubles and a bathroom where you can enjoy a bath or shower over.

A further floor up houses a twin with limited headroom but enjoys en-suite shower facilities.

To the outside of this Gamblesby cottage is a patio to the rear and a large lawned garden, perfect for enjoy your morning coffee whilst you ponder where to explore that day.

Once you've set out your agenda, grab your walking boots and follow one of many trails throughout the North Pennines, possible to reach a range of beauty spots including Ashgill Force, and the summit of Cross Fell, whilst for an outdoor adventure, head to Barhaugh Hall, Robinwood Activity Centre.

There’s plenty to uncover in Kirkoswald, including its old Castle, Lacy’s Caves and the impressive Neolithic stone circle Meg and Her Daughter’s.

History lovers will be drawn to the 14th century fortress of Penrith Castle, whilst Eden Museum provides a fascinating insight into the area’s history.

With all this, plus the wonders of the Lake District in easy reach, a stay at The Nook is sure to bring lots of adventure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas