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Dave or Joan Willan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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COTTAGE IN SEASONS RESORT WITH SWIMMING POOL RESTAURANT + MORE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Penrith - No 12 Kirkstone cottage

Self catering cosy and comfortable 3 bed, 2 bath upside down cottage.

Kirkstone cottage provides an ideal family holiday, or a quiet get away for a couple. The inverted accommodation comprises of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, master bedroon has en suite facility, family bathroom, upstairs lounge with balcony, dining area and kitchen. The property is set in Whitbarrow Village, with its cobbled, flagged street, its restaurant with terrace and bar area (NEW FOR 2008), swimming pool, kiddies pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, gym, pitch n' putt, kiddies playground,, pool table and table tennis, crazy golf plus entertainment most evenings its has everything you need right on the door step. Also there are little paths and archways where you can find a secluded spot in a courtyard to sit and relax, or watch the wildlife by the village duck pond. The property is easily accessible and only 15 minutes from J40 of the M6. The cottage lies between Penrith and Keswick and is only 5 miles away so it is an ideal place for exploring all the lakes has to offer.

Fun for all the family and romantic for couples: Whitbarrow village is a great place for a family holiday be as energetic or relaxed as you wish. There are many beautiful walks around and about. The pretty village of Greystoke is only a few minutes by car and is well worth a visit with its beautiful old church, village post office and of course the local pub which serves food during the evening and Sunday lunch. During the summer the open air pool is available and along side that is the kiddies playground. From there travel on to Penrith a market town that has the charm of how towns used to be, with its small friendly cinema, this is a great experience and far away from the multi-plex cinemas of many towns these days it is well worth a visit. In the centre of Penrith is the George Hotel fabulous snacks and meals great coffees, winter time is lovely with the open fires and warm. friendly atmosphere. This area is lovely for those who wish to go back in time and enjoy life at a leisurely pace.

Rheged with its huge cinema, Keswick with its lake: Rheged is one of the lakes popular tourist attractions, its has huge cinemas which show film of a very different nature to the local cinema these are educational and thoroughly enjoyable for example discover Everest, or a bugs world as well as the cinema there are also exhibitions, small shops and coffee shop and all this is underground for further info try their web page. Not far from Rheged is the Dalmain House a beautiful old house set in fabulous grounds with gardens and a delicious tea shop opening times vary depending on time of year again they hold various events and exhibitions. Another area not to miss is Keswick with its main street which holds the market on certain days. Its a beautiful place regardless of the weather, cobbled streets, tea shops specialist shops and fun things for the kids, crazy golf, pitch and putt plus nice restaurants. The lake operates sailing trips these vary depending on the time of year, but its a great way to sit back and relax.

Two short video's are on You Tube (Whitbarrow Village)

Go further afield to Carlisle or down to Windermere: A beautiful old city with its castle it makes a lovely place to wander and is the gateway to the Scottish borders, whilst staying at Whitbarrow you really can see a large part of the lake district. Go south and you come to Windermere what some people regard as the main tourist place, it is well worth a visit as is Ambleside and so many more places in the lakes, everyday can be spent exploring one of the most beautiful places in England or if preferred just staying at Whitbarrow village and relaxing in the pool or jacuzzi, having a drink at the bar and enjoying the evening entertainment the choice is yours.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Dave or Joan Willan (Owner)
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About Dave or Joan Willan

Dave and I live in the Blackburn area, both being born and bred in Lancashire, we are retired with a daughter at university. Our cottage was bought as a family holiday home, but as chapters in life change we don't use it as much ourselves. We want to provide our clients with a family holiday to remember as we ourselves have many happy memories made at No 12 Kirkstone cottage.

Dave or Joan Willan purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Dave or Joan Willan chose Penrith

After many years spent holidaying and day tripping to the Lake District particularly the Keswick area, we were fortunate enough to acquire the cottage as it was being built. We mostly used the cottage for our own benefit as we had a young daughter and the many enjoyable weekends and school holiday spent there were priceless. It is a beautiful area and a great base to explore the Lakes, many a picnic has been had around the shores of the vast Lakes and many memories made whilst up there. The fact that the cottage is 'upside down' was a real attraction to our daughter and her school pals, now as our daughter has grown we rent the cottage to other families who can benefit from the many pleasurable areas in and around the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is a end terrace which overlooks fields from the lounge, as it is an end property so has extra windows which give it a lovely light feeling. A big attraction for us was the leisure area, with its pool, kiddie pool, steam room and sauna not to mention the gym area which admittedly we didn't use much. It was so nice to have a excellent restaurant on the complex as well as evening entertainment, particularly after spending a full day out and about in the Cumbrian fresh air it was lovely to relax with a nice glass of wine. After a nice meal then strolling through the village on a summers evening or indeed on a crisp frosty night was charming and made for a very good nights sleep. Indeed if we didn't want to go to far the next day we could always wander through the woodland walk which is home to red squirrels and an a abundance of ducks. If you enjoy the fresh air and the coziness of a 'upside down cottage' with the feel of a little village this could be right up your street. The property does not allow pets, BUT a newly build kennels has opened up on the neighboring farm, www.berrier-boarders.co.uk a small 5* boarding establishment, with 35 acres where the dogs are walked at least 4 times a day or you can pick them up in the morning then drop them of for bed at night, perfect.

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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p85960
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Penrith Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
Stockport
5

Our holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic time here,Lots of places to visit within 20 minutes drive.Villiage very family friendly.Nice restaurant.The house was lovely,my 3 year old called it the upside down house because of the layout.Great communication with the owners.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p85960
+44 01254582154
Penrith Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
5

Wonderful family cottage

  • 5 out of 5
We have just spent new year at this fantastic cottage. As described and more! It was spotless, brilliantly equipped and had a lovely cosy family feel to it. We went with our four children aged from 7-14 and all of them loved it. The site was also lovely, nice clean swimming pool and the restaurant very nice. Staff were very friendly and very helpful. We would highly recommend this to anyone, the only negative was having to come home!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, its really appreciated and nice to know everything is as you require.
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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p85960
+44 01254582154
Penrith Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
Kesgrave Suffolk
5

Great cottage & Location

Great cottage & Location
  • 5 out of 5
Great cottage, clean and well equipped. Loved feeding the ducks when they visited at breakfast. Good Central location to explore the Lakes many great walks only short drive away(Cat Bells & Aria Force, with children). Resort was lovely too, everyone very friendly. We enjoyed using the pool most days and the hot tub & steam room a nice treat after a long walk! The entertainment, although quite low key, was enjoyable the children enjoyed the fun and games and came away with some nice prizes. Crazy golf also good fun and all free! We had a great holiday and hope to return soon.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you it is lovely to read your comments, and our main goal is to ensure people enjoy the cottage....Joan
business
Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p85960
+44 01254582154
Penrith Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
5

Great week away

  • 5 out of 5
We've just returned from a week at this holiday home and it was great. We went with our two kids (3 and 6) and we all had a ball! The house was lovely - very clean and it had everything you could need. The resort is great - the pool is open from 9am to 9pm each day and we went every day! There was a kids playground and crazy golf too and it's all included in the price as is wifi at the reception, bar and restaurant. We ate at the bar a few nights and it was very reasonable - around £20 for pizzas and drinks for 3 people. The staff at the resort were very helpful and very friendly. I emailed the owner of the holiday home several times before our trip to check various things and nothing was too much bother for her. We would definitely recommend this house and we would love to return to it again.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p85960
+44 01254582154
Penrith Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
5

Tranquility

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Kirkstone No.12, Whitbarrow Village.
We were a family of four, two children aged 8 & 6.
We had a glorious week of weather which allowed us to get out exploring the Lake District every day. It is an area neither my wife nor I knew at all, so we really wanted to get exploring.
The house is ideally located, very close to the A66, west of Penrith. A short drive from the delightful town of Keswick, from whence most of our movements around the area commenced.
The house is well described by the owners on the web page, 2 good size bedrooms, a double en suite & a twin, & a smaller room containing bunk beds, which of course our two commandeered. The twin room didn't stand a chance!
The open plan living area, lounge, dining room, & kitchen is located upstairs. For our family, this gave a lovely 'at one' atmosphere.Whilst an adult was preparing a meal, another could be watching TV or reading & kids playing a game at the table, but everyone was together.
The house is well equipped. I normally find beds away from home a problem but found this double extremely comfortable. The suite in the lounge likewise.
There was a good array of cutlery, dishes, & pots etc. The only thing I lacked the entire week was a wooden spoon, everything else was there.
The leisure facilities are very good, a beautiful pool, c/w jacuzzi, steam room & sauna, also a well equipped gym.
The changing room facilities are absolutely excellent.
We used the restaurant on the Sunday evening for the carvery & found it good quality & good value for money.
I arrived extraordinarily stressed from work issues & found within 48 hours, much to my wife's relief, I was relaxed & back to the person I prefer. I am in no doubt that this was due to the combined tranquility of the environment of the house & the wonderful outdoor surroundings of the Lake District.
Our kids had a blast & having left yesterday, simply want to know when we're going back.
I shall have no problem returning & conclude by saying that is the highest commendation I can give anywhere.
Enjoy....
  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
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Penrith Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
5

A wonderful week!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from an absolutely fabulous week at Whitbarrow Village and cannot recommend the property, resort and area highly enough! We are a family of 5 with 3 children (6, 4 and 1 years old). We were lucky with the weather and managed to get out and about each day which was great. There are so many things to do and places to visit nearby that we didn't do all we wanted to! (We didn;t have time to do the horse riding.) We did enjoy trips to Buttermere via Honiston Pass, Windermere, Beatrix Potter World, Keswick and the Pencil Museum, Dalemain Country House, Castlerigg stone circles, Ullswater Steamers and Grasmere. It really is an excellent place to explore the Lakes from. The property itself is super. Very nicely presented and well equipped. It is an interesting set up with the bedrooms downstairs and the living area upstairs which works really well - the kids loved it being a topsy turvy house! The resort is great too. We were in the pool every day with the kids learning to swim and ate in the restaurant twice. Would recommend it - very child friendly in the early evening. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and communication with the owners was easy and efficient. Many thanks for a wonderful week. Would love to return at some point.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester/Glasgow/Newcastle
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Heysham
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Junction 40 M6
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Keswick or Penrith
Car: recommended

The cottage is privately owned and situated in Seasons holiday resort with pool, kiddies pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gym, restaurant with terrace, bar, games facilities, pitch and putt, crazy golf, kiddies playground, dvd and video hire.Leisure facilities are owned by Seasons therefore we are not resposible for closure during maintneance periods. The village has a reception area which opens 9am to 7pm. Whitbarrow Village is situated between Penrith and Keswick and only 10 min from Ullswater Lake, 20 min from Bassenthwaite, 20 minfrom Derwent Water and 40 min from Windermere (all by car) There are numerous attractions including horse riding, quad biking, steamers, sailing, walking, golf, shopping, fine dining, Aira Force waterfall, Penrith 14th century castle also football and rugby, Rheged tourist attraction with its giant cinema, World of Beatrix Potter (40 mins) Trotters World of Animals (40 mins) Check You Tube (Whitbarrow village) for short video

Other Activities: quad biking, 4x4 driving, high wire forest, golf, boat rides, museums, whale watching(seasonal) numerous lakes,

Golf: Golf is available at both Keswick golf course and Penrith golf course.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Penrith, Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

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mid
6 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£330
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£110
£590
 
 
low
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
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£95
£410
 
 
high
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
peak
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
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5 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£255
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£85
£425
 
 
mid
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
low
21 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
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£95
£425
 
 
high
28 Mar 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
mid
18 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£100
£550
 
 
high
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
mid
30 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£100
£650
 
 
high
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£360
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£120
£750
 
 
mid
5 Sep 2015 - 9 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£100
£595
 
 
high
10 Oct 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
low
24 Oct 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£285
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£410
 
 
high
20 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£795
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£795
 
 
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£285
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Deposits are based on 25% of the total booking, with the final amount payable one month prior to holiday. Nightly rates will vary throughout the year depending on seasonal rates

Please contact owner re rates for 2014

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • resort
  • village
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
  • There are two bathrooms. Both bathrooms are centrally heated and have wall mirrors and shaver points. The family bathroom has a bath with over head shower. The en-suite bathroom comprises of a shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
  • All bedrooms have central heating, the master bedroom is en-suite and has a built in wardrobe,also a patio door leading onto the gardens. There are sets of drawers in each bedroom and a large wardrobe in the second bedroom. The bunk beds are only suitable for children up to approx 10 years of age Each bedroom has clocks. All furniture is of a high standard and the property is only three years old. Linen and towels are provided. Cot and high chair can also be provided at no extra charge. Wifi is available at reception and also in the lounge area charges are £1 for one hour, £5 for the day or a weekly charge can be arranged.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theatre
  • forests
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The resort offers a complete holiday with something for everyone, on your drive along the entrance to Whit barrow look out for the red squirrels, quite elusive but we have seen them on a couple of occasions. Also if you are up really early you may see the deer in the field opposite the lounge balcony, it really is a lovely start to the day or take a stroll thru the woodland walk. There is a pool , kiddies pool, sauna, steam room, gym, restaurant, bar, teenagers room with pool table Wii and table tennis table, also VASSA for beauty ttreatments including Fake Bake tanning, a on-site shop for necessities. There is a reception area which is open daily from 9a.m. to 9p.m. to deal with any queries. The washing machine and clothes dryer are available on site. Evening entertainment is provided on selected nights. The childs swing is part of the kiddies playground. Car parking is on the main car park there is no parking in front of the cottage, unloading and loading is permitted.
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