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Fern Bank

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District, CA11 9LB (Ref. 1078897)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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.

The property

Situated in the delightful town of Penrith in Cumbria, is this superb, detached Grade II listed house, Fern Bank.

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 Carlisle Castle.

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 TV and 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.

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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and 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 woodburning stove and gas fire
  • Rangemaster 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 woodburning 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles

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 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 (The Windsor of the North), 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas