Where to stay around Penrith?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,186 holiday lettings near Penrith. From 1,268 Cottages to 691 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Penrith is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Penrith?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Penrith. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ullswater: 2,167 holiday lettings
  • Lowther Castle and Gardens: 1,855 holiday lettings
  • Penrith Castle: 1,247 holiday lettings
  • Aira Force: 2,117 holiday lettings
  • Rookin House Activity Centre: 1,935 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Penrith listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Penrith?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,268 Cottages in Penrith. Our other popular types of Penrith holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 691 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 115 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 41 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I rent mountain rentals in Penrith?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 259 mountain rentals in Penrith. You have also many other possibilities in Penrith area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 41 holiday rentals
  • Beach rentals: 12 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 2 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Penrith?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 99 holiday homes with pool available in Penrith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Penrith, Cumbria Your Home Away From Home

    For an ideal trip where you can indulge in some wonderful outdoor activities or simply spend time unwinding with stunning countryside views, a Penrith holiday is the perfect option. By choosing a Penrith holiday rental cottage you have a myriad of activities right on your doorstep including the opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of this part of Northern England. A Penrith holiday rental cottage also means that you are centrally located for day trips to the Lake District.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Penrith, Cumbria

    If you are the type of person who loves outdoor activities, then a Penrith holiday is the perfect option for you. Activities available in the town include swimming, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, horse riding, golf and tennis. The town of Penrith and the stunning surrounding countryside are perfect for walkers, painters and photographers too.

    Whilst on a trip to Penrith, one attraction that should be on your itinerary is the Dalemain Historic House and Gardens, located in the southern area of the town. A mixture of Tudor and Georgian architecture, Dalemain House is filled with antique furniture, paintings, toy collections and ceramics. The beautiful, well-kept gardens are perfect for strolling around on a summer’s day. Also worth a visit is the 14th century Penrith Castle which is has a colourful history and striking red sandstone bricks.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Penrith, Cumbria

    Approximately 20 miles to the north of Penrith is the historical town of Carlisle. Ultimately the best thing to see here is the magnificent Carlisle Castle which was first built in the 11th century. The castle was modified throughout the centuries and played a huge part as defences against the Scots. As well as being able to visit the dungeons and the impressive Keep of the castle, there is the Museum of the Border Regiment where visitors can see uniforms, pictures, weapons and documents relating to Cumbria’s local militia.

    Weather in Penrith, Cumbria

    For those who have booked a holiday rental cottage in Penrith, they can expect a typical Maritime climate, which means there are comfortable summers and cold winters. The average daytime temperature during the summer months of July and August is 18°C. During the winter months of January and February this average temperature falls to 4°C. Visitors on a Penrith holiday can expect less than 2 inches of rain during the warmer months, making it a wonderful time to explore this beautiful town fully.

    Travel to Penrith, Cumbria

    Travellers on a Penrith holiday can either fly into Manchester International Airport (MAN) or NewcastleAirport (NCL). Airline operators offering regular cheap flights to Penrith include British Airways, BMI, Flybe, easyJet and KLM. Passengers can leave from a variety of UK airports including Edinburgh (EDI), Belfast (BFS), London Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Cardiff (CWL).

    Activities and attractions in and around Penrith

    Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Penrith a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Rookin House Activity Centre (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
    • Appleby Golf Club (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
    • Windermere Golf Club (18.6 mi / 30 km)
    • Carlisle Racecourse (18.6 mi / 30 km)
    • Lake District Wildlife Park (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)
    • Whinlatter Forest Park (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Penrith

    Travellers appreciate the panoramic lake views and pristine countryside, which is just a taste of what Penrith has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Penrith is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Mayburgh Henge (2.5 mi / 4 km)
    • Ullswater (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
    • Gowbarrow Fall (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
    • Aira Force (8.1 mi / 13 km)
    • Place Fell (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
    • Lacy's Caves (9 mi / 14.5 km)