Endearing 17th Century detached cottage. Near Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Lowther, Penrith Wifi

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3 bedrooms
Living room
3 bedrooms

Overview of Endearing 17th Century detached cottage. Near Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Lowther, Penrith Wifi

Entire home

Endearing 17th Century detached cottage. Near Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Lowther, Penrith Wifi

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5
Penrith, Cumbria

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLowther Castle and Gardens12 min walk
  • Popular LocationLakeland Bird of Prey Centre7 min drive
  • Popular LocationMayburgh Henge10 min drive
  • AirportCarlisle (CAX)47 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Endearing 17th Century detached cottage. Near Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Lowther, Penrith Wifi

Cottage in Penrith, near Lake District National Park
**** Free Wifi has now been installed. ****

When Askham was within Westmorland, many felt it was perhaps the prettiest village in that county. Westmorland is officially no more. However Askham, with its close neighbour Lake Ullswater, remains to delight visitors. Askham has two pubs, an open air swimming pool (the paddling pool is heated), cafe, pottery and post office.

The Old Barn, dressed partially in ivy and climbing roses, tucks snugly into this picturesque slumbering village. The open plan first floor is a pleasing feature. Spacious lounge with comfortable furnishings merges with dining area whilst separate fitted kitchen is adjacent. Sleeping arrangements and bathroom are downstairs.

Endearing 17th Century cottages encircle a village green which runs down to the river Lowther. The Bird of Prey Centre is 1 3/4 miles away.

Nearby can be found the River Lowther and stately Lowther Castle set within a delightful park crowned with magnificent avenues of trees.

Village shop, swimming pool and pubs within couple of minutes walk.

An ideal area for walkers, with riverside walks close to your doorstep and within a short drive the famous Aira Force waterfalls. Gowbarrow Fell, High Street mountain range and Helvellyn are easily accessible by car. For the more energetic and adventurous there is Rookin House Activity Centre where you can try numerous activities including archery, quad bikes, go Karts, horse riding, fishing and clay pigeon shooting. Also an ideal area for mountain biking or cycling. Haweswater and Ullswater lakes are both within easy reach.

****Free WiFi now installed end of 2018.****
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

Property amenities


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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About this area


This cottage is located in Penrith. Lowther Castle and Gardens and Mayburgh Henge are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park. Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre and Acorn Bank are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Lowther Castle and Gardens - 12 min walk
  • Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre - 7 min drive
  • Mayburgh Henge - 10 min drive
  • Brougham Hall - 12 min drive
  • Dalemain - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 18 min drive
  • Carlisle (CAX) - 55 min drive


  • The Punchbowl Inn - 3 min walk
  • Treetops - 5 min drive
  • Granny Dowbekins Tea Rooms - 5 min drive
  • Xavier's - 7 min drive
  • Cross Keys Inn - 7 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

Nice location for exploring Ullswater and area
Clean and well equipped cottage, nice base for a break in the lakes, or as for us, weekend accommodation for a wedding. Rooms are compact but perfectly fine - smaller single room may be more suitable for children rather than adults for a longer stay. Upstairs living area very nice to relax in and kitchen very well equipped for meals and food storage - lovely big fridge & freezer. Host was great, and check in very easy. Only small confusion with the balancing payment, as we'd thought this would be taken automatically, but it was easy to sort. Many thanks
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Lovely quiet area
This cottage was as per the listing although parking is on the street outside the door. The area is very quiet despite being virtually opposite a pub. 20 minutes drive to Ulleswater or about an hour to Windermere so perfect for exploring.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Good location for walks
Stayed with a few friends - decent pubs in the village, good walks from the location around Ullswater
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stay in Askham
Property in good location opposite pub with 5* food. Well appointed and comfortable.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Lovely peaceful village, very relaxing
Adequate for a weeks stay, needs a little tlc but didn't impact on restful stay.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021