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Lonsdale Villa Retreat

(Ref. 1125802)

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 14 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely comfortable large house which was perfect for our large family group."

    It was extremely well equipped. Our grandchildren loved the trampoline and hot tub. The house was beautifully decorated with great artwork throughout and the garden was delightful. Ideal position within walking distance of Penrith centre and lots to do. We walked, hiked, ran, cycled, kayaked and visited a couple of castles during our week stay. The owners, Collette and David, were extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful large house."

    Perfect location. Owners extremely helpful. Ideal for family gathering. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ingrid4.1Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic week long stay at Lonsdale villa for my wife’s 50th shared with family/friends & 4 dogs."

    Perfect location , wonderful house and hosts. Many thanks to David and Colette for your attention to detail and rapid response when required. We will be returning to property soon , sincerely Jason/gaby friends & family…..

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2023

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  • The house is set over 3 floors and sleeps 14 with seven bedrooms
  • First floor - 2 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower , basin and WC named 'Helvellyn' and 'Langdale' ,1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC plus private sitting area and Smart TV named 'Honister'
  • Second floor - 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) named 'Glenridding', 2 x second-floor twin bed rooms that (can be zip linked to king size beds on request) , named 'Patterdale' and 'Blencathra', 1 x second-floor double plus single on request called 'Gillside'
  • 2 x second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility: 1 x washing machine, 1 x tumble dryer
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Nook Bar with woodburning stove
  • Games room off the Nook bar with karoke, table football, arts and a selection of board games.
  • Gas central heating
  • 2 x electric oven, 1 x gas hobs, 2 combi/mocrowave ovens , 2 x dishwashers, 2 sinks, 1 full size fridge and 1 full size freezer, 1 x washing machine, 1 x tumble dryer, 1 x coffee machine
  • 7 x Smart TVs, 1 x Sky boxes and High speed fibre optic WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starters for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Hot tub seats 6/8
  • Ample off-road parking for 6 cars
  • House set in 3/4 of an acre of beautiful grounds
  • Patio with a gas or charcoal BBQ and a fire pit
  • Minut sensors outside
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Please no stag or hen party bookings
  • Note: There is an option to book a private chef
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum 2 night booking
  • Note: 7 well behaved dogs are welcome, the first 3 dogs are free and any additional dogs are charged at £30 per dog, per stay
  • Note: this property can be booked with Ref 1137588, together sleeping 18 guests

The property

Nestled in the heart of the vibrant town of Penrith settled in Cumbria’s Eden Valley is Lonsdale Villa, the ultimate rural retreat.

This impressive Victorian villa has been thoughtfully renovated, blending its historic charm with beautifully-appointed, contemporary and stylish decor.

Offering guests a taste of country house life, this is the perfect dwelling for large families or a group of friends looking to explore the wonders of Cumbria and the Lake District with their beloved canine companion.

After a day full of exploration, cross the threshold into your new home-from-home, find a welcoming sitting room, a snug and bar area, all boasting woodburning stoves so you can unwind and rest your feet.

The interior also houses a wonderfully-appointed kitchen with all the necessary appliances to rustle up a hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy at the dining table with room for everyone in front of the gentle warmth of the woodburning stove.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic dwelling venture into the heart of Penrith where you can stock up on essentials at the local stores or head to a local pub to toast your well-earned retreat including The Druid Arms, The Woolpack Inn or Dappers Bar.

The town is also home to the historic ruins of the 14th-century Penrith Castle; continue the historic excursion by visiting Brougham Castle, Clifton Hall or the breath-taking Lowther Castle and Gardens.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element thanks to the abundance of walking, hiking and cycling trails on offer in the Lake District National Park.

Head to Ullswater lake to admire the Aira Force Waterfall or embark on Brae Fell, Great Mell Fell and Nethermost Pike hiking trails.

All this and more awaits at Lonsdale Villa where unforgettable family holiday memories are made.

Note: this property can be booked with Ref. 1137588, together sleeping 18 guests

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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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