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Fern Bank

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely amazing property."

    I loved everything about it,the size,the decor and above all relaxation which was what I needed as I was moving house in the NY so it was a blessing. Attention to detail and every comfort you could wish for was in this house. I cannot recommend it enough and look forward to booking it again in the future.

    I’m really thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Hope the house move goes well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Dec 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay!"

    Everything has been thought off and the property is well appointed, furnished and maintained.

    Thank you so much, I’ve really worked hard to make Fern Bank as comfortable as possible so I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Come again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fern Bank is absolutely gorgeous!"

    We stayed mid November as a group of 8. The house is immaculate, beautifully decorated and furnished! The owners have thought of everything - built in speakers in the kitchen and bedroom, lovely crockery and the boot room for muddy shoes - all the little details! The living room is cosy, we made use of the open fire on all three nights. All 4 bedrooms were large with big en-suite bathrooms, all spotlessly clean on arrival. Full equipped for a weekend in the lakes - 5* property. We can’t wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great house beautifully put together."

    Amazing entertaining area which was great for the private chef we hired. It is documented that there is a steam room but we were pleasantly surprised by that so for us an extra bonus. The bedrooms are incredible. Me and my husband stayed in the zip link twin/double and it was so spacious. The house is well heated so much so the log burner didn’t need to go on. Each room having its own bathroom was an absolute luxury and the details were wonderful from the Denby kitchenware to the treats on arrival. It’s a great location and we will definitely be back again.

    Thank you for your lovely kind review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the treats on arrival and liked the property. The kitchen is my favorite part so I’m glad you enjoyed it with a private chef - what a fabulous idea! We hope to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is an absolutely stunning house!"

    Very comfortable, well equipped with all you need for short or long stays. The steam room is a great feature for extra relaxation and recovery after those long walks. The house is very clean, well appointed and extremely spacious.

    Thank you so much for your review. I’m really glad you enjoyed your time at Fern Bank and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eyad5.0Jan 2022

  • "The house was generally very clean except a few hairs here and there and also popcorn and Pringles were left under the coffee table in the kitchen lounge area."

    Some of the door handles were very stiff, my children required help opening some of the bathroom doors. The house wasn’t as “rural” as the pictures suggested; it was part of a housing estate. The house itself was amazing, kitchen had everything you could think of. It was very plush and finished to a very high standard. Would definitely stay again.

    Hi thanks for your feedback. Your family were some of my first bookings so I’m really grateful for your review. I’m glad you liked the house and the kitchen, it was a renovation of love and seemed to take forever! On the other points you mention I’ll take them on board/ rectify them. The property isn’t 100 per cent rural but it is an a lovely market town and in a conservation area at the top end of Penrith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2021

  • "My children and I stayed at the house a couple of times over the summer holidays and we would definitely stay again."

    The house was decorated and furnished to a very high standard. There was plenty of space for everyone, including a lovely big living kitchen/dining area as well as two other separate living rooms. The kitchen had everything we needed and the bedrooms were very roomy. The bathrooms were all very luxurious, with special mention for the en-suite to the master bedroom including its amazing giant bath and lovely steam room. There was good outside space to enjoy the weather and the kids enjoyed playing in the garden while the adults relaxed with a glass of wine. The location was excellent – nice and peaceful=but within walking distance of the little town centre (although the return walk was harder as the house is located at the top of a bank). The town centre itself has lots of little restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets (including an M&S food). There was also a little park a short walk away with lovely views over the hills, which the children enjoyed. There are plenty of tourist attractions within a reasonable drive too, including Lowther Castle (which is also recommended) and Ullswater lake. All in all, I’d recommend this to others and already looking at dates for our next trip

    Green PartyOct 2021

  • "Newly refurbished with a lovely open plan kitchen with large entertaining spaces overlooking the garden, including a family room for kids."

    The kids had a great time playing in the garden which is nice and safe. Each bedroom is en-suite making it perfect for groups of couples or families. It feels very homely as soon as you walk in. Nice and peaceful and great location in the Lake District.

    Merrett PartyJul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite free-standing bath, steam room with shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • central heating with wood burning stove and gas fire
  • Range master cooker with electric double oven and gas hob, grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking on driveway for 4 cars, free on-street parking also available outside of the property
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 2 medium pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, Pooley Bridge 3 miles, Ullswater 4 miles

The property

Situated in the delightful town of Penrith in Cumbria, is this superb, detached Grade II listed house, Fern Bank, just four miles from the shores of Ullswater.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to eight guests, Fern Bank enjoys an elevated position with expansive views reaching the Lakeland Fells, as well as easy access to Keswick and Derwentwater, the beautiful Eden Valley and border town of Carlisle and Hadrians Wall..

Arriving at the property, a large driveway with off-road parking for four cars will greet you before you step into the spacious hallway to discard any coats and bags after a long journey.

Look forward to relaxing in front of the woodburning stove in the sitting room, with fantastic picture windows with views out to the garden, as you select your favourite film to watch on the Smart TV.

Whip up culinary delights in the ample open-plan kitchen, which has everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay.

Gather around the dining table to savour a delicious meal and discuss plans for the day.

Retreat to the sitting area and light the gas fire as you open a bottle of wine and toast to a wonderful holiday.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, retire to the snug where you can relax in front of your favourite show on the Smart TV, or select your next read from the large bookcase.

Completing the first floor is a handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a cloakroom, ideal for a quick freshen up before heading out.

As the evening draws to a close, climb the sweeping staircase up the first floor, where you will find four beautifully decorated bedrooms to catch your rest in, including a super-king-size with en-suite bathroom with a steam room, a king-size with en-suite shower room, a twin with zip/link with en-suite bathroom and a twin with en-suite shower room, each perfect for catching your rest in and preparing for the day in style.

After a restful night, meet your guests out in the large private garden for an alfresco breakfast on the delightful patio.

Get to know your local surroundings with a walk into the town, where you will find an excellent selection of pubs, restaurants and bars, perfect for an evening where you don’t feel like cooking, the informative Penrith and Eden Museum where you can learn more about Penrith and the surrounding Eden Valley, and the remarkable 14th-century Penrith Castle.

The lovely village of Pooley Bridge on the shores of Ullswater is just four miles away.

Less than 30 minutes drive from Fern Bank, visit the popular market towns of Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater. Walkers will delight at the scenic Thacka Beck Nature Reserve, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll whilst spotting the local wildlife.

For those who have brought their clubs, there is the fantastic Penrith Golf Club as well as the Penrith Golf Hub with a 9-hole driving range.

Nearby, is the superb Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, where you can visit the large 14th-century country house and its annual marmalade festival, followed by a stop at Deer Park, a picturesque spot where you will find grazing deer.

Next stop is the bustling city of Carlisle, where you can soak up art and artefacts at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, take a trip to the impressive 12th-century Carlisle Castle with Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life just a short walk away.

For any historians in your party, they will delight at the history speckled around Carlisle, from the 18th-century Dixon’s Chimney to The Citadel and Carlisle Cathedral, there is a story on every corner.

Be sure to visit the extensive Lake District National Park, where you will find Keswick, home to the Derwent Pencil Museum, the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery and the splendid Friar’s Crag.

However you spend your time in Cumbria, be sure to choose Fern Bank for an unforgettable adventure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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