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Hunters Chase

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Tirril near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed for a long weekend - important to say this is a big comfortable property with plenty of space and generous rooms."

    Positives include the coal fire, the local pub, location for the north lakes, near to the amenities of Penrith but still being in a countryside setting. Less good were general cleanliness (swept the floors on arrival and very sticky dining table, the stay wasn't long enough to want to report it) and decor didn't look it had been refreshed for a while. Other reviews mention parking but it was more than enough for five cars. On balance as long as you're not expecting everything to be brand new and to look like a 5 star hotel then I think it is a good place to stay for access to the fells and lakes. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4May 2024

  • "Lovely spacious house, with generous sized rooms."

    Plenty of sofas and chairs for large groups. A few issues with cleanliness, particularly the floor and a very sticky dining table. Ensuites need a bit of TLC and updating. But beautiful location and views, and comfortable country house feel.

    Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues you experienced if we had knew about this during your stay we could of rectified the issues. I can see the housekeeping manager has rectified this now, we hope to welcome you back soon. The owner relations team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mhairi2.5Apr 2024

  • "Our stay was fantastic."

    Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful property. It was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. A dvd player would've been nice for the evenings to settle the kids before bed but this did not hinder the stay. A gorgeous property in a beautiful area. Peaceful and charming. A shame the nice weather cant be ordered

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a lovely location."

    Had everything we needed for a great weekend!

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay the property is very spacious and warm."

    No real issues but the property does look like it needs a bit of tlc. One issue that needs to be addressed is the front door and step is covered with bird droppings from nest in the eaves, I reported this at the start of the week but it was still the same when we left. The local pub is very friendly and welcoming and serves good food

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Oct 2023

  • "Cottage great."

    Booking experience with Sykes was poor

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board, and will be looking further into them. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Sep 2023

  • "We found Hunters Chase very roomy."

    However we had a problem in our ensuite where the toilet cistern leaked water onto the floor at every flush. The towels in the bathroom were not big enough, there were no shaver sockets. The window cleaner came and did a good job on the outside which highlighted the grubbiness of the inside windows-- childrens fingermarks and smears. There was no recycling. I found used disposable contact lenses on my bedside cabinet.

    Reviewed by Margaret2.2Sep 2023

  • "This was an excellent holiday cottage, very spacious and well kitted out."

    We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hunters cottage is a beautiful home, well equipped, literally has everything you could think of."

    11 of us stayed in the house and you never felt on top of one another, it's spacious and clean. The kitchen is well equipped for large numbers of guests with multiples of everything. We had 2 children under 2 with us so we took stair gates with us in anticipation of needing them, they were already in the house under the stairs along with 2 highchairs and baby bath. Board games galore, and puzzles for the children. Beautiful gardens to enjoy with stunning views. House location is in easy reach of lots of local attractions, would highly recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very satisfied with the every aspect of your fabulous property."

    So well equipped in every way. We will certainly be back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would want to return. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2023

  • "Great property - ideal for big family trips."

    Beautiful location. Rooms are large and airy. En-suite facilities good. Kitchen and dining area fully equipped and great for family lunches/dinners/games night. Local pub is a short walk away and offered good selection of food options as well as a pool table. Only downside is the 4pm check in and 10am check out - there is no flexibility on these times (not even for a fee), the 10am check out was a pain for us, given we were only there for 2 nights,

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2023

  • "I had to buy bin liners to collect the previous guests’ soggy rubbish that had blown all around the garden."

    The bin was overflowing and they had left a note to say that it was already full when they had arrived and had no bin bags - not resolved in between their visit and ours. I contacted Sykes - as did Chris the owner - and no reply other than a case code. Floors were also not very clean on our arrival. No hairdryer in the whole place. Dreadful location of central heating outlet - made the kitchen smell like a fuel station and horrible to walk through.

    Reviewed by Caroline2.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely large house that was perfect for our needs."

    However, on arrival we found ants all over the table and underneath where there were fragments of bread. We had to clean this and put ant powder down. We did mention this to Sykes lady who rang who sort of apologised but that was all. Following this we found of the two kettles one would not open so could not be used, a number of light bulbs were not working, the PS3 was not working and the remote control in the master bedroom had no batteries in it! It did not spoil our holiday but these should be checked prior to arrival. If these things are advertised for the property they should be working. The rubbish wheelie bin outside was full to the brim with waste on arrival and despite following the instructions re collection by the refuse collectors the rubbish was not taken. We also had to sort out our own recycling which is odd in an authority that collects waste for recycling. The owner might have said where the nearest recycling facilities were in the information booklet to save us hunting around.The property also has an electric fence to stop animals but no mention of this in the information on the cottage. This might be a hazard to young children as they may not be aware of what it is. Overall the property has a lot to offer but a bit more attention to detail based on the price charged would not be asking too much.

    Reviewed by Michael2.8Mar 2023

  • "Had an absolute wonderful stay."

    Very spacious and comfy.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Hunters Chase is a lovely property - very spacious and comfortable with high end appliances and lots of crockery/glassware etc, so perfect for a large group of people."

    It is perfectly located for easy access to the Lakes and local activities around Penrith. I will definitely recommend this property to friends/family for future visits.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2023

  • "We were at hunters chase over New year for my husbands 80th birthday with all the family."

    It was very spacious & supplied everything we needed. My husband said it was one of the best birthdays he’s had. Would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice. Spacious."

    Well equipped. Perhaps the chimney needs sweeping, the room got quite smoky when fire lit. Hot water great. Some people thought towel size/comfort a little sparse. Parking for large cars around back of the house a little tight. Especially when lining up to try and get out. Overall very nice.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful, spacious and perfectly clean cottage."

    My children and I spent a week at Huntets cottage and had a great time. Lots of space, comfy couches, big garden . The only thing that could add to the experience, would be some garden chairs and recliners. Thanks for an amazing week.

    Reviewed by Bracha5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great house - convenient location for Ullswater and for Eastern fells."

    Very well equipped, and obviously recently refurbished. Kitchen had everything needed and more - we had a very enjoyable stay here. Comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, though the shower in the twin room en suite has perhaps not yet been updated? Two suggestions for further improvement: a barbecue and clearer wifi instructions (none of us could connect, even after seeking clarification from the agent).

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, pleasantly surprised with the games!"

    Beautiful area and would definitely stay again. The local pub served us an amazing Sunday dinner too.

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Apr 2022

  • "Our break was lovely and the cottage did have all the facilities we required but on entering the cottage we found that we did need to do our own clean first."

    There was allot of dust and the floors weren’t too clean either. The windows were really grubby and we just felt like for the amount of money we paid it should of been allot cleaner. And just a note I’m not one to ever complain at all but it didn’t spoil our stay

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage as described."

    Plenty of room for a large party. Kitchen and dining area well laid out so everyone could be together Very warm inside no need for jumpers. Beds were great and everyone had a good rest Only issue was main family bathroom toilet which when flushed made a terrible noise and vibrated. Reported to agents to let them know. Didn't spoil the holiday. Reading the reviews about cleanliness we found the cottage clean. Definitely we'll worth the price paid. Lovely relaxed stay thank you

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Mar 2022

  • "Cleanliness was very poor."

    Compartments in the fridge door were full of crumbs and had to be cleaned by ourselves, so we also took the opportunity to clean the whole fridge, just in case! As the shelving in the kitchen cupboards were dusty, we weren't prepared to use the crockery without a quick wash in the dishwasher. The general state of decoration was poor, especially on the stairwell with several large black marks every where. The edges of the walls were black and lacked paint. Ledges in the toilets and tops of skirting boards were very dusty with some actually covered in fluff. Lots of spiders webs in most corners which indicated very little dusting had taken place. General rubbish and litter found under the coffee tables in the lounge and probably hadn't been moved or checked for months. Surfaces in the kitchen had been wiped but smear marks left so we cleared all benches to give then a good clean before being used. Whilst the beds and bedding were excellent, the general state of the place left a lot to be desired. This wouldn't have been acceptable in normal circumstances let alone in a covid environment. Having said that, whilst our birthday (4 of us) social gathering and holiday went very well, we would go back to this large holiday let again, having already been there 6 or 7 times in the past. We all (9 of us) feel that the general cleanliness was disgraceful (as several previous comments in the visitors book would confirm) and again as we have mentioned in previous visits, the property is in serious need of decoration throughout

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Nov 2021

  • "Nice property and a great location…."

    .but is in need of a little bit of TLC. We had quite a bit of bad weather Thurs/Fri - the kitchen window near the couch leaks quite badly, unfortunately for us we had left things/presents on the window ledge that ended up being spoiled. We didn’t have a mop. The main areas that can be improved upon are cleanliness (definitely not a Covid deep clean) (kitchen floor old/stained) and general maintenance/decor could be better/refreshed. 09:00 departure for additional cleaning make the group laugh out loud as it was pretty clear it hadn’t been done. All in all a good week, but the property could be so much better.

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Oct 2021

  • "Really good place to stay."

    Enjoyed it very much and perfect if you have young children. The only issue was the place wasn’t very clean.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Jul 2021

  • "Stressful on day of arrival, item not at cottage as expected, unable to resolve with sykescottage, unable to contact them, resolved myself once the owner contacted me, issued resolved very quickly, and very satisfactory shame I was unable to contact them first, The cottage it self is in a lovely area, good size, very well equipped, but could do with refresh, and deep clean, especially the tiled floors, other than that a lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Sylvia2.8Jun 2021

  • "This house was perfect for 2 families to spend the weekend together."

    With 9 people in total we usually find there isn’t enough communal spaces but this was brilliant! We could all sit at the dining table together, outside on the 2 picnic benches and in the lounge to play games. Plenty of space and even enough bathrooms! We were really impressed by all the facilities - there always something missing that we haven’t thought of but there was plenty of everything here from tea towels and dishwasher tablets to toilet paper and cutlery. The description for the entrance (a sign and a cattle grid) is exactly the same as the next door entrance but a friendly neighbour pointed us in the right direction. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to re-visit soon

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Some of the beds were very uncomfortable."

    The house itself was stunning but does need some improvement. There was paint chipping away in most of the rooms. There was no information in the property to tell you how to turn the hot water on. Overall it was a good experience but we wouldn’t stay here again

    Reviewed by Jack3.1Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful family weekend!"

    There were 9 of us (8 adults and 1 child) celebrating a birthday and we all loved the property and location. Hunter’s Chase was a lot bigger that we expected and met our needs perfectly. All of the rooms were welcoming and comfortable; we especially liked the cosy lounge where we enjoyed gathering each night for drinks and games. The grounds were beautiful with stunning views and the local pub served delicious food. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Sep 2020

  • "This house is really spacious and suitable for 2 families or large groups."

    The kitchen/diner is a lovely, fresh open space with a large table big enough to seat all guests. The beds are really comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped, however, it would have been good to have had some tongs, sharper knives and some salt and pepper. The location of the house is really good; close to Pooley Bridge, where you can get some basics and the unspoilt Ullswater Lake. The area is quiet and the cottage has beautiful views of the countryside with a large garden for children to play in. There is a good stock of books and board games. The house does need a bit of TLC and would benefit from a deep clean. The toilets don’t always flush properly, the fan in one of the bathrooms does not work, not all the hob rings in the kitchen work and many of the lampshades do not fit the lamps. There are two hoovers, but neither can be used; one does not have a bag and the other has an ill-fitting, full bag with no refills available. This meant we had to keep the spacious kitchen floor clean with a hand-held dustpan and brush. Also, there was no evidence of recycling bins/boxes, which was disappointing. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.1Jul 2020

  • "Great location as a base to the lakes."

    We had 5 children with us age 2-10 years and there was lots of space for them to play and run around. It’s a beautiful big house.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2020

  • "This cottage was recommended through Sykes as an alternative - as our original cottage did not have hot water due to the recent storms."

    When I checked the reviews on the website, they were not very complimentary saying that the house was badly needing updating. We were impressed with the house, loved the space and facilities, loved the location. So thank you for sorting that out for us and letting us continue to have a holiday as planned.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Feb 2020

  • "This was our third visit to Hunters Chase and as before we were generally satisfied with the facilities, location and degree of comfort."

    Our impression however was that it is starting to look a little tired when compared to our first visit five years ago, and would benefit from a little re-decoration and re-upholstery of the furniture. Another minor irritation was the number of flies that greeted us in the kitchen and lounge. This was something the servicing staff might have remedied and provide an insecticide spray with the cleaning liquids. These things apart we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return for our family reunion next year. Hope this is of help. Margaret Darbyshire.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jul 2019

  • "The accommodation and location was perfect for a family get together to explore the Lakes, attractions and local pubs"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2019

  • "The house was wonderful, warm and kitted out with everything we could ask for."

    Parking was perfect for a group and the Lake District blew us away! Great time had by all!!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very good facility and extremely well equipped , very short walk to the pub."

    Penrith is about £6 in a taxi .

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Sep 2018

  • "We were a group of 9 and the accommodation suited us perfectly."

    Plenty of space to relax and kitchen well equipped. Comfortable beds and plenty of hot water ( both essential when we were there for 26 mile charity hike). Contrary to the notes towels were provided. We struggled to find key box on arrival but a neighbour told us where it was.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2018

  • "Disappointing start not enough hot water for eight people to shower heating not staying on for long enough ,very cold weather this weekend lots of snow."

    ( Sykes very helpful thank you) we tried instructions in book but did nt improve, owner has hive so changed it when you contacted them,is this why did nt respond for us? I don’t know about these things. Lovely house great facilities did nt seem like had been freshened up just before our visit, dead flys in bowl in one bathroom same in sink in another,smell of stale mop as you entered, bit of a shame,let’s down a lovely property.

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.8Mar 2018

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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.


  • Five bedrooms: 2 x doubles with TV and en-suite shower rooms with basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room, 1 x twin and 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor reading area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Eye level electric oven and electric hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility room)
  • Oil central heating and open fire in sitting room
  • WiFi
  • DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Towels are provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Bicycle storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub five minute walk
  • Note: Max 9 adults.

The property

This glorious detached property is situated in Tirril amongst picturesque countryside near Penrith. With five bedrooms, Hunters Chase is a luxurious property offering the ultimate spot for a large group to holiday in the Lake District. On the ground floor of this high-end property, one of the most significant features is the deluxe kitchen, including its built-in eye level oven and stunning black marble worktops, with a dining area to house the home's full complement of guests.

The marble feature can also be found in the spacious open plan sitting area with the stunning fireplace housing a real open fire.

If you can tear yourself away from the sumptuous surroundings, follow the oak staircase to the first floor, perhaps stopping at the comfortable reading area before selecting one of the five bedrooms on offer: two doubles with en-suites and TVs, a twin en-suite, a further twin and a single. Befitting a house of such a size, the outside area is a perfect blend of lawn and patio in a large courtyard-style setting, with picnic furniture to sit at and take in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Tirril was once host to its own brewery, and although this has moved within the region the village still has inns to sample within walking distance. A three minute drive south brings you to Pooley Bridge on the northern tip of Ullswater.

Ullswater itself offers energetic activities for the active, or cruises on the water for a more relaxing day. Ideally located just four miles south of Penrith, Hunters Chase offers a luxurious stay for a large group or two families looking for the perfect spot from which to explore the Lake District.

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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.

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