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The Oaks Cottage

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Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice property in a great location for visiting the Northern Lakes."

    Very short walk into Penrith town with local facilities close by. Excellent communication with the owner in advance giving helpful tips and hints for parking, shopping etc. Owner also very quick to respond to an issue we had regarding the televisions. Would return if looking to stay in the area again.

    Hi Chris. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at the Oaks Cottage. Thank you for your great feedback. We hope to see you again if you’re back in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Dec 2023

  • "It wasdifficult to get the TV in the lounge to function properly and the Tv in ..."

    It wasdifficult to get the TV in the lounge to function properly and the Tv in the dining area wecouldn'tgettowork at all

    Hi Sandra, thanks for staying at the Oaks Cottage, The TV in the lounge has 2 remotes, one for the television and one for the Sky box. The television is the dining room had a fire-stick in the back of it, and pulls out from the wall so guests are able to add in their own devices if needed. I’m sorry you had trouble with the television. All this information is in the property welcome pack, and I’m always contactable if you need any help, as my contact details are provided. Hopefully we will see you again, thanks for your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Dec 2023

  • "Spent a lovely few days at the cottage."

    Excellent location and easy to find. A couple of grumbles included a radiator in one of the bedrooms did not work and an extra shower room would have been useful for us. That being said we would definitely stay there again and had a very enjoyable stay.

    Thanks Pamela. I’m glad you had a good time and thanks for your positive feedback. All the radiators in the property work, they each have a thermostatic valve on them to help control the room temperature, so it may have been set to a lower temperature. I’m always contactable for all my guests in case of any questions or queries. Hopefully we will see you again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Nov 2022

  • "It was a lovely place to stay, clean and convenient for local shopping and restaurant."

    The only drawback was there was only 1 bathroom and sometimes it was difficult for 6 people, otherwise everything was great.

    Hi Peter. Thank you for your great feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Oaks Cottage and Penrith. Hopefully we will see you again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2022

  • "This was the perfect place to stay for our short stay."

    Very comfortable and convenient to the town.

    Hi Ashli. Thank you for your great feedback and I’m glad you had a good stay. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashli5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clean and everything that you could need has made me want to book again"

    Hi Gary I just wanted to say thank you so much for your great feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed your time here. If you ever decide to visit again, just let me know - I’ve a page on Facebook called “The Oaks Holiday Cottage - Central Penrith”. I’d always welcome repeat bookings. Again, thank you for your visit and great feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x twin and 1x lower ground floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with basic Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in local car parks, no restrictions with parking outside the property between 6pm to 8am and on Saturdays no restrictions between 6pm to 8am on Monday morning
  • Small enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There is no parking with the property as it is town centre based, however ample long term and free overnight parking is available at the town hall Sand Gate and Drovers Lane car park (short walk from property)
  • Note: Please DO NOT obstruct or park on the gated driveway to the left hand side of The Oaks Cottage as this is private land is not part of this property
  • Note: There is a £100 good housekeeping bond.

The property

Situated in the heart of the historic town of Penrith, between the rolling landscapes of the Lake District National Park and the North Penines AONB, rests this characterful whitewashed cottage, The Oaks Cottage.

Conveniently positioned for ease of access to many local amenities and attractions, along with the delights of Cumbria, The Oaks Cottage is the ideal dwelling for a group of four who are looking to explore this sought-after area.

Remove any shoes and coats as you step over the threshold and enter into the handy hallway of your new home-from-home, before putting your feet up and settling down to enjoy a moment of peace in the sitting room, gently warming your toes with the glow of the woodburning stove.

Progress through the property to the beautifully-presented kitchen/diner, well-equipped with a range of appliances to help rustle up hearty meals to be enjoyed with your loved ones at the dining table.

Resting at the rear of the property is a pint-sized enclosed courtyard, providing an intimate spot to enjoy your favourite tipple under a canopy of stars.

Descending the stairs to the basement, discover a utility room, benefiting from a washing machine to help freshen up your holiday attire.

Two bedrooms can be found on the first floor, with a king size double and a twin to choose from, with a stylish bathroom boasting a bath and an overhead shower situated across the way and a further lower ground floor double.

Enjoying a central location in the heart of Penrith, you won't have to travel far to discover the amenities and attractions of this popular town; tour the remains of Penrith Castle, a remarkable 14th century fortress once occupied by Richard III, learn of the areas fascinating history at the Penrith and Eden Museum, or escape the excitement with a peaceful stroll through Thacka Beck Nature Reserve.

The glistening waters of Ullswater Lake rest nearby, where you can try your hand at paddleboarding, sailing or surfing, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Helvellyn, the third-highest point in England.

Spend an afternoon perusing the landscaped gardens of Lowther Castle or Dalemain Mansion, where you can indulge in a slice of renowned Dalemain marmalade ginger cake, or venture further afield and immerse yourself in the great outdoors of the North Pennines AONB.

Explore the delights of Cumbria with a retreat to The Oaks Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Note: There is a £100 good housekeeping bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas