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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).

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                                                                                                      Excellent Ravenbridge

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                                                                                                      We were a party of 9 (4 adults and 5 children) and there was plenty of room for all. Inside the house the children were amused by the large number of toys and the 2 electric pianos. The adults enjoyed the very comfortable kitchen and living room. Outside, the chickens, boating lake, frog pond, trampoline, gypsy caravan, campfire etc provided endless fun for all. And if that was not enough (!) there was a well equipped games room. Our land lord and lady were very kind and helpful. The countryside around is very beautiful and we enjoyed a great walk from the house to the pub in Kirkoswald. The chickens were happy to give us many free and delicious eggs.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
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                                                                                                      A lovely well presented cottage

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                                                                                                      An old style stone cottage completely refurbished very tastefully to a high standard. The accommodation is equipped with all necessities and more. We appreciated the good selection of movies, games and literature left for the use of the guests. The location is just perfect to enjoy the Cumbrian countryside and the Lake district. The place is in the immediate proximity of Penrith, a lovely town with lots of shops and amenities. A very good food pub is within 10 min walk and we highly recommend it. They also sell a few necessities, fresh milk and eggs. There are some beautiful views in the area and it's very easy to reach more well-known tourist locations such as Keswick and Windermere. We would definitely recommend booking this cottage for your holidays.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017