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Pippa's Cottage

Greystoke Gill near Greystoke and Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 913696)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely Holiday cottage, well appointed in beautiful surroundings."

    Very cozy , with everything you need. The owners are on-site and are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Simon KennethMay 2022

  • "Pippa's cottage was perfect for the two of us as we wanted to explore the area by bicycle."

    It is close to the C2C cycle route and the Lakes and Dales cycle route and therefore routes are available on good surfaces which avoid traffic. The cottage had everything we needed and the owners were always available on site should we need anything. We will certainly look no further than Pippa's Cottage when we next visit the area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at Pippas Cottage."

    Comfortable, clean, well equipped for 2. Quiet and convenient for the Northern Lakes, towns, surrounding forests, hills and many great walks. Would thoroughly recommend and be happy to return.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, with everything you need."

    It is maintained to a high standard and is very comfortable. Very good location, set in a beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by YvonneMar 2022

  • "We have stayed in many holiday lets over the year and this is probably our favourite."

    Really well appointed, high quality finish. A great base for exploring the Lakes. The redecorated bedroom is stunning and the comfiest bed ever- we were sad to come back to ours!

    Reviewed by LucyJan 2022

  • "Thankyou for a lovely stay in a well situated and comfortable cottage."

    Appreciate the fudge and cava on arrival. The cottage was perfect, and lovely to come back to every end of day from our trips out in the beautiful Lake District. Peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2021

  • "Pippa’s cottage was lovely."

    Everything great, the owner helpful. Only thing we thought a standard lamp in the lounge would be nice as lights rather harsh for TV viewing or cosying up in front of fire.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "Very nice stay, thanks"

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "My partner and I had an absolutely lovely stay at this location."

    It was in easy reach to all of the wonders the Lake district has to offer and we would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great setting, the owner met us on arrival, a welcome bottle of ..."

    Lovely cottage, great setting, the owner met us on arrival, a welcome bottle of prosecco and a box of fudge left in the cottage for us

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in the middle of a non working farm."

    Very Covid safe and ideal for all parts of the Lakes. Friendly and helpful family running the accommodation. Only downside? They are selling up so not sure whether the new owners will be as nice!

    Reviewed by JulietteJun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage on the farm."

    Quiet and pleasant. Good base for getting into the mountains.Plenty of parking.Wifi etc if needed.All good.

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2021

  • "Owner was really helpful, we just had to pop our rubbish outside and it would be taken away!"

    Beautiful location, so peaceful, plenty of open space for children to play, great for exploring the Lake District, would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Pippas cottage."

    It’s in a brilliant location and had everything we needed for a much needed break. It was a real shame to have to leave early because of lockdown but we would absolutely recommend the place for future stays

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2020

  • "This cottage is beautiful, excellently furnished - everything thought of."

    The owner and his family could not of been more helpful and I would recommend Pippa’s Cottage and the other cottage on site if you wanted to go away with another family . We enjoyed the wood burner fires when we were in for an evening. It is in a good location to explore the Lakes from. Thanks for the fizz and fudge provided too! Claire & Gary

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2020

  • "Pippa's Cottage is a beautiful cottage, immaculately presented with everything you may need for your stay, one of the best places we have stayed in."

    There was a bottle of prosecco and milk left in the fridge as well some locally produced fudge which was greatly appreciated. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, happy to help with anything. This cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the North Lakes. The village of Greystoke is within easy walking distance, with local shop and pub serving great food. We will highly recommend staying in this cottage and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the log burner on the chilly evenings with the plentiful supply of logs. Although it's not a working farm there are sheep and cattle all around and hens wandering around the yard. The surrounding countryside is delightful with some lovely walks. Village shop and good pub in the village. Good parking for cars in a covered barn. We enjoyed our stay and will probably return.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and warm and cosy, The hosts were very welcoming and helpful and the cottage was in a beautiful location with views of Blencathra."

    Elwyn and Jayne had left us a bottle of sparkling wine, some local fudge and milk for our first cup of tea. we settled in very quickly and enjoyed walks from the cottage and enjoyed meals at various cafes and inns in nearby villages, We would definitely return, so Thank you to the Griffith's Family for their hospitality.

    Reviewed by AlmaSep 2020

  • "Cottage had everything you would want."

    Owners very helpful and pleasant, would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2020

  • "What a lovely family run facility."

    They were there to great us provided us with information so we could book resturants etc ahead of journey . Everything was spick and span provided tea and coffee facilities and box of fudge and bottle of prosecco. Had lovely greeting from the free roaming hens. The family was there for any eventuality but not in your face I have already recommended this facility to a friend who are eager to arrange a visit. Can't thank everyone enough see you again

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2020

  • "The cottage is extremely comfortable, the owners are most helpful and it is in a delightful setting."

    As well as being in a good position for access to the Lakes the local village is within an easy walk over the fields. It is our second visit and we would be very happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "Cottage and position excellent."

    Owners most helpful.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    perfect for a cosy getaway to the lakes.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic."

    It was so well appointed, cosy, wonderfully warm and comfortable. Ideal for two people. We had a very friendly welcome and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by EMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, well appointed and very cosy."

    We will definitely come back

    Reviewed by LukeDec 2019

  • "A last minute booking which Sykes dealt with very efficiently."

    The cottage was lovely just what was needed for a relaxing break.The owners were very welcoming and we were grateful that they prepared the cottage at such short notice.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2019

  • "Cottage very clean and nicely decorated and furnished."

    Lovely cosy place to return to after a day’s walking! Everything there that we needed too. Lovely too to have milk and a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us on arrival! It would be nice if there was a guest book to write a comment in. Could do with a tall chest of drawers in the bedroom behind the door instead of the footstool which doesn’t look right. One thing we felt was missing is a lamp in the lounge area to make it more cosy. Other than that, it’s a lovely cottage to stay in.

    Reviewed by TeresaNov 2019

  • "A lovely cottage which was ideally located for access to our favourite places in the Lakes."

    Will definitely be visiting Pippa's Cottage again.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2019

  • "Perfectly satisfied."

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Pippa’s cottage!"

    It was cosy and modern inside surrounded by green fields and beautiful landscapes. The owners were very friendly and helped us feel at home for our stay. The cottage was in a prime location, close to Penrith, Keswick and Skiddaw mountain. Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2019

  • "The owner of the cottage was there to greet us on arrival ,bottle of wine and milk in fridge was a nice touch."

    The cottage is in a quiet location just outside the village that as post office with shop and a great pub serving great food ,we really loved our stay . Jim and Jan

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Pippa's Cottage."

    The host, Dan, was really friendly and approachable and gave us lots of tips on things to do in the local area. The cottage itself was really cosy and homely and also very clean. Lovely to wake up to the sight of rabbits, sheep and chickens every morning. Great base for exploring the Lakes from - especially the northern area. Had some wonderful days walking around Ullswater, Derwentwater and Buttermere. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2019

  • "I had a wonderful week at Pippa's Cottage."

    At various times, I met all the family and they all made me feel very welcome to their cottage. If and when I return to the Lake District, I would definitely like to stay at Pippa's Cottage again.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2019

  • "Everything went to plan and the cottage was entirely as described."

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2019

  • "Fantastic friendly reception by the family with over and above little touches."

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2019

  • "We loved this little cottage, it was perfect for our needs as a couple."

    It is close to Greystoke, within walking distance, where there is a pub serving delicious food. The castle is a short way further on where a local dog show was taking place, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The scenery is lovely, with Blencathra in view from our windows. The owner of the cottage made us feel very welcome, and the box of local toffee and bottle of Prosecco were really kind extras, much enjoyed by us! A short drive away is Penrith with lots of shops and eateries, plus a castle ruin with free entry. And a bit further away is Ullswater (my favourite lake). The cottage is beautifully kept, and quality furnishings are used. The kind sized bed was extremely comfortable, and we slept really well, it was very quiet at nighttime and also dark, with being set in the countryside on a non working farm. The five chickens wandering past our window amused us each morning, as they made their way from their hutch to the lawns in the warm sunshine! We would thoroughly recommend Pippa’s Cottage as a base for this part of Cumbria.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "Pippa's Cottage sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and as such "avoids" all the buzz of the more touristy parts of the Lake District."

    It is only a short walk from the quaint and attractive estate village of Greystoke with its Castle and parklands. There are lovely easy walks in the surrounding countryside. Penrith is a short drive away and contains many independent shops and some interesting town trails exploring the history of the town. Pippa's Cottage itself is extremely comfortable and perfect for a couple, young or old. Being at the end of a country lane, it is free of any traffic noise with only birdsong and hen clucking to be heard. All the buildings that make up the small grouping at Red Barn have been tastefully restored and modernised and create a lovely ambience for a peaceful and restful holiday. Quite simply a delightful rural retreat.

    Reviewed by MegMar 2019

  • "We found Pippa's cottage exceeded our expectations."

    The owner greeted us warmly to show us around the cottage, then left us to enjoy the holiday. The cottage was warm, spotlessly clean and comfortable in every way. The bed was large and very comfortable with a spacious ensuite bathroom an added bonus. The woodburning stove was simple to use and added enormously to the enjoyment of our stay. The cottage is set at the end of a lane and was so peaceful and quiet that we slept soundly! We would highly recommend the cottage and will look forward to the next holiday.

    Reviewed by JenDec 2018

  • "We loved how remote yet convenient the location is."

    The hosts were friendly and the bed very comfortable. A lovely place to relax in after lots of adventuring around The Lakes :)

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely week's stay in Pippa's Cottage."

    We were greated by the Owner on arrival and made to feel welcome and at home, There was a chilled bottle of Prosecco in the fridge (A very nice touch) also milk, tea,coffee etc to get us started. The weather was kind to us with only 1 day of rain but that didn't detract from the restful time spent in the Cottage, also getting out and about to so many lovely places to visit. Greystoke Village is about 1 1/2 miles by car but you can walk to the Village from the farm via a public footpath through fields, approx 20 mins. The Cottage is compact, and modern with everything there for the comfort of a couple to enjoy.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great location, very comfy bed , a little gem !"

    we were greeted with a bottle of Prosseco, milk and essentials to make a cuppa and a warm greeting from Elwyn with instructions to call him if needed. The cottage is ideal for a romantic break and is well equipped and cosy.It is situated in quiet/ peaceful / scenic countryside and only short walk to Greystoke village and short drive to Penrith/ Keswick/ glennriding and Ambleside,The resident cockerill and his harem of hens added to the charm we felt relaxed and chilled after our stay- first but not the last we hope!!

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2018

  • "Pippa's cottage is a beautiful cottage and is very quiet and peaceful."

    Its location is ideal for day trips around Cumbria. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely love to go back there for another holiday.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2018

  • "Cottage has been refurbished with modern high quality fittings and fixtures."

    Bed very comfy, fluffy towels. Place well situated to explore the lake District. Owners live on site, very friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. Milk and wine in the fridge and wild flowers on the table were a lovely welcome. Would definitely recommend this cottage in its peaceful rural setting.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage , perfect for a relaxing break for two."

    Very handy off the M6 which meant that even although we were only staying for two nights we left Glasgow and just over two hours later we were in the cottage relaxing and looking out at the panoramic peaceful views. Cottage tastefully decorated, well equipped and warm. Friendly owner lives onsite and popped round to see that all was OK for us. Very kind gifts of local fudge and prosecco left for us. Easy drive or, better still, a walk over the fields to the local village of Greystoke which has a friendly inn, with bar food and a local shop. From Pippa's Cottage we were easily able to visit the local towns of Keswick, Grasmere, Pooley Bridge, Ambleside and Windermere; even though we were only there for two nights. Penrith, the Rheged centre and Carlisle also close by. As well as the outdoor pursuits of the area there are plenty of local cafes, restaurants and bars and we were very impressed that there are several restored cinemas in the area too. We hope to make Pippa's Cottage a regular retreat from the pressures of life. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EvelynFeb 2018

  • "Very relaxing area and the owners made us feel very welcome."

    Great base for getting to all of the lakes.

    Reviewed by JimAug 2017

  • "Really nicely done up accommodation with a lovely welcome pack."

    Location fairly remote but lots of walks to do and shop 15 mins walk. Main town 10 mins by car. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2017

  • "It was a lovely relaxing stay at Pippa's Cottage, with everything you could want for a Lake District escape from London."

    Easy to explore the rest of the Lake District and a great place to chill out!

    Reviewed by YasminAug 2017

  • "Great base to explore the Lakes and North Pennines."

    Outdoor pool in village is great for kids. Only thing I'd recommend is having some form of awning / shade out front as the sun was very strong and couldn't stay outside.

    Reviewed by LukeJun 2017

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  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with log fire burner
  • Biomass central heating with log fire burner, Electric oven and hob, microwave, small fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Shared used of drying facilities and freezer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner runs a beauty room on site, appointments are available by prior arrangement - please book early

The property

Greystoke 0.75 miles.

This bright and modern cottage is set on a non-working farm formerly part of the Greystoke Castle Estate, on the edge of Greystoke, just a ten minute drive from Penrith.

The cottage is a fabulous romantic retreat with a light and airy open plan living area with exposed beams throughout.

On the ground floor there is a kitchen, dining area and a comfortable sitting area with a log burner to keep you cosy in the evenings.

Upstairs is the charming king-size double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

Outside there is a patio with furniture where you can sit, relax and take in the lovely scenery.

The village pub in Greystoke is a pleasant 15 minutes’ walk from the front door.

Greystoke also has a local shop, café and an open air heated swimming pool open during the summer months.

Greystoke also lies on the Coast to Coast cycle route, making it an ideal stop for cyclists.

With Penrith within easy driving distance you are spoilt for choice with places to eat and drink in the evening.

Set on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park there are many opportunities for outdoor activities with Keswick just 14 miles away, set on the shores of Derwent Water.

This is an ideal location for walkers and cyclists to explore the Lake District and then return to Pippa's Cottage and enjoy a relaxing massage at the Retreat at Red Barn, located next door.

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About the location


Penrith 5 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

This charming village has a number of 17th Century cottages and is conveniently situated just 5 miles from Penrith. Set just on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, only 5 miles from Ullswater and the numerous picturesque walks available make this a fabulous location for fans of the outdoors. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering the Theatre on the Lake, a charming cinema, museum, indoor climbing wall and miniature golf. The area also steeped in history with a 10th century church in the village, lovely castle in Penrith and the stunning remains of Lowther Castle. Greystoke provides easy access to the spectacular Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and the southern Lakes, Eden Valley, Pennines Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within close proximity, making this a great location with plenty to see and do.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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