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Queens Cottage

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1082065)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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About the property

Resting in the thriving town of Penrith in Cumbria is this superb 17th-century end- terrace cottage, Queen’s Cottage.

Once a former blacksmith’s, Queen’s Cottage still retains many of its original character features throughout, as well as making a fantastic touring base for those wanting to explore the Lake District National Park and beautiful Eden Valley.

Take advantage of the roadside parking, before unloading your bags and stepping into the large hallway to discard any coats and shoes after a long journey.

Be welcomed into the generous sitting room, which features a large bay window, once the previous location of one of the forges when used as a blacksmiths and original exposed wood in the walls, here you can look forward to cosying up on the plush leather sofa in front of your favourite film on the large TV as the gas fire crackles nearby.

Look forward to cooking up a storm in the spacious kitchen/diner, which has everything you need to ensure you can treat your guests to their favourite culinary delights before settling down around the dining table to toast a wonderful holiday.

When sleep calls, climb the original 17th century stone stairs up to the first floor where you can choose from three tastefully decorated bedrooms, a king-size, a double and a single, each perfect for catching your rest.

Pour in the bubbles and relax in the P-shaped bath with your favourite book, before joining your guests in the small courtyard for your morning coffee.

Explore the local town, where you will find the fascinating ruins of the once remarkable 14th-century Penrith Castle, home of the future King Richard III, delve into history at the Penrith and Eden Museum, or venture to the Mayburgh Henge, with the historical sites of the Eden Millennium Monument and the site of King Arthur’s Round Table nearby before enjoying one of the many local restaurants.

Take a sail on Lake Ullswater’s steamer just 6 miles away to explore the many valleys carved during the last Ice Age, climb Helvellyn or gaze at the delightful waterfall at Aira Force before enjoying a cream tea in Glenridding or Pooley bridge.

Take a drive to the market town of Keswick, which is surrounded by impressive mountains, here you can climb Catbells to enjoy the view of Lake Derwentwater or find out more about the town at the Keswick Museum, explore the town’s links to pencil manufacturing at the Derwent Pencil Museum or enjoy the quirky attraction of Puzzling Place, which is filled with optical illusions, exhibits and galleries.

Make a day trip to glorious Carlisle, where you can wander up to the impressive 12th-century Castle, housing a museum and historic Roman relics of nearby Hadrian’s wall, enjoy a leisurely stroll to Carlisle Cathedral, where you can expect 15th-century art and magnificent stained-glass windows.

One of the best kept secrets locally is the enchanting Eden Valley with its lively river and quaint villages, walks and local pubs famous for their cumbrian fare.

For a refreshing getaway with loved ones in the heart of Cumbria, look no further than Queen’s Cottage.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking outside Queens Cottage is free for 1 hour with a parking permit (available on entry to the cottage)
  • Long term and free overnight parking is available at the Town Hall car park (2 minutes walk) and at the Sandgate car park (3 minutes walk)
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under five years old

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About the location

PENRITH

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