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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Had a great time & have booked again

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A cozy place to stay with everything you need in a quiet part of the lake district. Having red squirrels visiting was amazing & can't wait to re-visit again this year
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2016

                                                                                                      A house in the wood

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      It is our third wintertime holiday at Erikas Cottage, that surely says it all! However, this time it has new owners who have made some noticeable improvements. The cottage was clean and appeared to be well maintained and met our expectations once again. There is a wonderful view across to Saddleback that will entrall; it was magnificent when snow covered. The cottage Is remote but close to several villages some of which have hotels/inns that come well recomended for lunch and dinner. It's in easy reach of Keswick and Penrith for shopping, and exploring Dewent Water and Ullswater.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Christmas spent in a fanatic location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Red Syke. Some time had been spent on setting up the Christmas tree and decorations which was greatly appreciated. The rear garden has great views and is like a mini nature reserve (all comments made in previous reviews are spot on). All rooms are absolutely immaculate and spotless and the kitchen is very well equipped. The owners were very helpful and nothing seems too much trouble they took delivery of our internet grocery shop 4 days before we arrived which helped us immensely as we were not arriving until late Christmas Eve. We have stayed at various locations within the Lake District over the past 15 years or so but would probably rate Red Syke as the best for quality and value for money. Looking forward to our next stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016