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The Cobbles

Winskill near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 12060)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The communication from the owners, has been and was next to none , the cottage itself is in a beautiful setting nice and quiet and stars bright at night , fantastic to come back to at the end of a busy day to put the fire on and feet up."

    Bedroom nice and equipped with everything you could want and equally in bathroom has everything you could want , I am not a small chap and the shower is fantastic. The kitchen has everything you could need and the wifi works well. We have really enjoyed our stay and the hosts are nothing but perfect. Thank you for a very memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by KrisSep 2020

  • "The cottage is very clean, comfortable and well-equipped."

    The owners live next door but are very friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient for the Lake District. I would strongly recommend it to any couple or individual who wants to walk in the Lakes or visit the Eden Valley.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2020

  • "The hosts were very friendly and gave me a lot of useful information."

    The location was tranquil and picturesque and gave me the R & R I needed. The Lake District is a beautiful area to visit and the weather was very kind to me. I would go again.

    Reviewed by JuliaFeb 2020

  • "It was the best time we had to chill and relax cottage was"

    Reviewed by BarryDec 2019

  • "Well equipped beautiful cosy cottage , so peaceful."

    Reviewed by PamelaNov 2019

  • "Very nice cottage with everything you could want, all crockery, dispensables,towels,pan’s and cooking provisions,condiments foil cling film actually everything you could need."

    Lovely effect and cozy feel from log burner. Nothing to much trouble for owners no restrictions on how much heating or towels toilet and kitchen rolls, one of the best places we have stayed in the last 40 years , parking easy and private plenty of space no worries about car getting damage, the only minor we had was the pillows are fairly hard and we wished we had took ours but that is a personal thing as we like feather pillows but they have to look at the allergy side of things and everything was as clean and neutral as possible. I may have gone on a bit but you don’t always get enough information from the books and can end up spending a week somewhere terrible but at this cottage you’re shower and facilities are first class and cannot praise the cottage and Margaret enough providing a cozy cottage is what you are looking for. Thanks for a nice stay Margaret we hope to come back soon..

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "An excellent well appointed cottage in a quiet village."

    The owners have thought of everything you could need for a quiet getaway to the lakes. The owner has even provided an information pack with local amenities and attractions for the local area including restaurants and take sways which cater to special dietary requirements. This cottage is a perfect base for a couple wishing to explore the Cumbrian lakes Yorkshire dales or even venture north over the border to Scotland.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage with excellent facilities, ideal for visiting the lake district towns and villages."

    The owner was most helpful and friendly. Ideal for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "Cottage far exceeded my expectations, spotlessly clean, well equipped."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2019

  • "Owners very friendly, but didn’t intrude."

    A lovely welcome tray & drinks in the fridge. Cottage was small but perfectly formed. Very comfortable & warm & had everything we needed. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "We got a lovely welcome from Margaret ."

    Everything was so well presented in the cottage. It was really cozy and comfortable. We couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by UnaApr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Very welcoming owners, nothing too much trouble. Would certainly stop there again when in that part of the country.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic little getaway."

    The owner Margaret was incredibly welcoming but gave us lots of space. Insisted we called if we needed anything at all but absolutely everything we could have needed was already there in the idyllic little cottage. Gorgeous scenery and such a lovely little place. Incredibly clean and tidy and cosy. The wood burning stove made for perfect snowy evenings! Thank you Margaret, We hope to return!

    Reviewed by KimberleyJan 2019

  • "A wonderful cosy cottage, absolutely every thing you could need was and waiting."

    All you need is clothes and food and your set for a smashing time. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who are only to pleased to help. Example fire alarm was beeping occasionally as soon as we let them know they were there instantly to sort it out. The log burner was ready laid with sticks and firelighter just waiting for us to put a match to it. Sitting on the edge of the Lakes in quiet village it is idyllic and with the Shepherd Inn only a couple of miles away we had some excellent meals out with hosts on a par to those at the cottage. We would highly recommend The Cobbles to anyone wanting to explore Cumbria. Would we go again YES.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Cobbles was a fine, cosy cottage for our mini break exploring the Eden Valley."

    The owner Margaret gave us a warm welcome with knowledge of the local areas. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Cobbles. We highly recommend staying here, we hope to return some time in the future.

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2018

  • "The owners were lovely and very helpful with lots of information about what to do for all tastes possible in the area and also recommending a great pub for food."

    Would definitely recommend the cobbles to friends, the welcome pack was much appreciated after a long journey and very thoughtful can't praise it enough.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2018

  • "We loved staying at The Cobbles, sweet little Cottage, with everything a person could need."

    Very comfortable, and Margaret and Ray , the owners, we're just lovely. They could not have done enough for us. I would definitely go back again if we are ever in Cumbria. Nice and close to Penrith, and the Lakes District which is really beautiful.

    Reviewed by DiannOct 2018

  • "Peaceful and quiet retreat with reasonable access to shops with the north Pennines on the doorstep and, for those with the inclination to fight the traffic, the north Lakes!"

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2018

  • "Cobbles Cottage far exceeded our expectations for cleanliness ,location and general facilities."

    The owner Margaret was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2018

  • "This was our second stay at this lovely cottage and we really enjoyed our week there."

    The owners are friendly and helpful. Cottage is cosy, well equipped, comfortable and in a great location within easy reach of Penrith and further afield, but a lot quieter and thus more pleasant than the honeypot of the Lake District. You do need a car to get out and about as the nearest shops, pubs etc are in Langwathby, a couple of miles away. Hunsonby the neighbouring village has an outdoor swimming pool within walking distance of the cottage. There are a good number of historic houses and gardens to visit in the area so there is plenty to do and see.

    Reviewed by FelicityJul 2018

  • "Beautiful little cottage, stacked with everything you could need."

    Lovely welcome pack on your first day. Warmest of greetings from Margaret and Ray, so much useful information about the area, hopitality was second to none. Details of booking don't quite capture the close proximity of neighbours however we were left to do our own thing and is no issue when you are in the building. Such a wonderful week spent here, would definitely return to The Cobbles!

    Reviewed by AnwenJul 2018

  • "Owners very welcoming and helpful."

    A very relaxing quiet location but easy access to the Lakes.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2018

  • "The Cobbles provided us with everything we needed for our 7 day stay - a tea ..."

    The Cobbles provided us with everything we needed for our 7 day stay - a tea tray set for us along with a box of shortbread, we were made welcome as soon as we arrived and had everything explained to us regarding the cottage and where the nearest shop and places to eat were - ideal spot for touring the Lake District - hope one day to return

    Reviewed by BetJun 2018

  • "This is a gem of a find, perfect for a relaxing break."

    Margaret and Ray were very welcoming and helpful with information on the area. Ideally situated to reach all part of the Lake District and the Eden valley. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2018

  • "We enjoyed the relaxing location."

    Reviewed by AllisterMar 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, fully met our needs, location requires a car ."

    Hosts very helpful and anxious to satisfy every need.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2017

  • "A comfy cosy cottage, just right for two, in a convenient location for The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and the Eden Valley Pleasant, helpful owner."

    Walks and pubs near bye and interesting places to visit further afield.

    Reviewed by IreneJul 2017

  • "Very helpful and friendly owners."

    Cottage is comfortable, clean, warm, well equipped and tastefully furnished. In a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for making us so welcome. :-)

    Reviewed by FelicityJul 2017

  • "Welcoming, unobtrusive owners, superb garden."

    Due to the age and original purpose of the cottage, it is very dark inside; there is plenty of well sited lighting which helps.

    Reviewed by AJun 2017

  • "This is our second visit to this cottage and again we had such a lovely relaxing break."

    Margaret and her husband were their usual helpful selves and made us feel welcome again. We will definitely book another break soon.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2016

  • "We loved the personal attention given by Margaret and Ray as soon as we arrived."

    They were very warm and friendly and Margaret gave us a tour around the garden areas, which even in October was very beautiful. She patiently and enthusiastically taught me the names of some of the plants I wasn't very familiar with. Her clear and concise instructions on operating the oven, fire etc in the cottage were beyond our expectations. Information was also supplied for the nearest shops, supermarkets and places of interest. I would sum our stay up as being akin to a 5 star hotel but with a more personal touch. I must add I am a professional Elite cleaner by trade and it's the first time I have EVER come across such a high standard of cleanliness...very well done Margaret & Ray because no-one as ever met my expectations in this field! Ray was also very helpful regarding the easiest routes to take to our various places of interest. If you want a really relaxing and comfortable holiday that has more than the basic amenities definitely book with Sykes. My husband and I highly recommend them. I've also just found out that my best friend of 35 years booked with Sykes for their holiday last year and had the same wonderful experience. I will definitely but looking to book with them again.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2016

  • "Very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by DonaldSep 2016

  • "We arrived wet & cold on our touring motorbike, only to be greeted with a lovely warm cottage."

    Margaret & Ray were the perfect hosts, extremely friendly & so helpful with their local knowledge of the area. The cottage was perfect for 2, thoughtfully equipped, with everything you could want in a holiday cottage with the added bonus of those extra home comforts. The garden is beautiful, complete with roses around the door. Ideally situated for exploring the Lakes. We were also blessed with excellent weather. We could not recommend this cottage any higher.....perfect!

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with all facilities we needed."

    Definitely a great place for couples. In easy reach (with car) of penrith. We had a baby so was a little squished for space by the time we put a travel cot in. Owner's home is very close but they gave us plenty of privacy.

    Reviewed by RachaelSep 2016

  • "Margret was so helpfull when it took us."

    Over 11 hours to get there. They helped us wirh our bags, got lpts of local information. Nothing was too much trouble brilliant. Cottage really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by TanyaAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for woodburner on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio area with furniture
  • Property is unable to accept infants
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The owners live in the house opposite (10 yards away).

The property

A delightful stone-built, detached cottage situated within the grounds of the owners' home, in the small village of Winskill, seven miles from Penrith.

Lovingly restored and individually styled, this Penrith cottage has been transformed from a former farm building to provide a perfect base for couples on a romantic retreat or for the single traveller.

Full of character and charm, this single-storey Penrith cottage offers an open plan living area with small sitting area and cosy woodburner, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen.

Adjoining the living area and completing the accommodation at this Cumbrian cottage is a delightful double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Outside this Penrith cottage is a patio area with furniture, plus the 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.

Close to this Winskill cottage lies the C2C Cycle Route and the Hartside Summit Stage of the 2015 Tour of Britain, whilst a short drive away are Appleby, Keswick and the magnificent lakes of Ullswater and Haweswater.

This lovely Penrith cottage is an ideal base for discovering this lovely area of the Eden Valley.

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About the location


Penrith 7 miles.

The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Winskill 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). Winskill is made up of a scattering of dwellings and old farmhouses and is near to the famous Coast to Coast Cycle Route. The River Eden runs nearby and the area is renowned for its excellent trout and salmon fishing, along with walking, cycling, canoeing and climbing. 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-to-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

Note: Seven night bookings can only be taken from Friday to Friday.
Note: Property does not accept infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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