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Overview of Endearing 17th Century Detached Cottage. Near Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Lowther, Penrith Wifi

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3 bedrooms, Internet
Living room
3 bedrooms, Internet

Endearing 17th Century Detached Cottage. Near Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Lowther, Penrith Wifi

4.1/5 Very good

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLowther Castle and Gardens12 min walk
    Popular LocationMayburgh Henge5 min drive
    Popular LocationDalemain15 min drive
    AirportCarlisle (CAX)49 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath


  • No pets allowed


  • Designated smoking areas


  • Sleeps 5



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

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

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About this area


This cottage is located in Penrith. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake District National Park and Ullswater. Acorn Bank and Rookin House Activity Centre are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lowther Castle and Gardens - 12 min walk
  • Mayburgh Henge - 5 min drive
  • Brougham Hall - 11 min drive
  • Rheged - 14 min drive
  • Dalemain - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 14 min drive
  • Carlisle (CAX) - 45 min drive


  • The Gate Inn - 4 min drive
  • The Beehive Inn - 5 min drive
  • Granny Dowbekins Tea Rooms - 5 min drive
  • Cross Keys Inn - 7 min drive
  • The Dog Beck - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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4/5 Good

Thank you
Thank you for our stay at your property, lovely area, good value for money. Many thanks

5/5 Excellent

Great little cottage
We had a really nice stay at the cottage.

5/5 Excellent

Old Barn, Askham.
Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Beautiful surroundings and friendly people.

4/5 Good

Quaint little cottage
We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. I felt the cottage was clean in all rooms on arrival but cob webs in corners of ceiling and under table need attention. All rooms presented well, kitchen a little dated but actually fit in with the cottage, however fridge not very cold and could do with changing. Overall my family and I enjoyed our stay it was comfortable and was fit for purpose (visiting the lakes). The property was listed as Pooley Bridge but it’s over 5 miles from there so not a short walk to PB as we thought it would be.

4/5 Good

the old barn
stayed with family of 5 (2 adults and three children). Good size property for family and very well located in centre of Askham. One pub opposite and another within less than 5 min easy walk. The Punchbowl was a nice country pub and food was nice (food served to 9). Didnt eat in the Queens Head opposite as only served food until 6. just round the corner was the open air swimming pool which the kids liked and 15 /20 minutes drive to Ullswater. Enjoyed the stay, cottage could do with a little updating but perfectly good enough. No outdoor space but not really a problem given the location.