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Oak-beamed, pet friendly, 18th century Foxglove Cottage. Walking and cyclying.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Village setting Cottage, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4, ideal location.

A charming 18th century oak-beamed Lake District holiday cottage that offers superior self-catering accommodation for up to four people. Children age 7 years+ and dogs are welcome.

The cottage is situated in the non-tourist Lake District village of Greystoke, which has a castle (closed to public) but large parkland grounds are open for walking; racing stables; heated outdoor swimming pool; post office-cum-general store and a telephone kiosk. The cottage has free wifi access.

This self-catering cottage, which welcomes pets, is in an ideal location with easy access to Penrith, Keswick and all Lakes and Fells. With local pubs providing excellent food, this Lake District holiday cottage is available all year for rentals, and short breaks, including weekend getaways. Perfect for restful cottage holidays but also suitable for the more active Lake District holidays of walking, cycling, swimming, sailing, golf, pony trekking or general sightseeing.

An open log fire plus electric fires, plus overnight storage heaters.

Pets welcome Free wifi Fridge Microwave Electric cooker

Colour TV DVD Player Radio Duvets and pillows provided. Guests take their own bed linen/towels or may hire but must tell Owner in advance. If you wish to have bedding provided, and beds made up ready for your arrival, hire cost is - double bed £25 and each single bed £12.50. This includes the provision of a large bath towel and a hand towel for each person. Alternatively, you may bring your own bed linen and towels.

Blankets All heating and hot water costs included in price

Log fire No meters Private garden with garden furniture

Parking for two cars

Two bedrooms: one with a double bed, one with two singles

Children aged 7 years and over Welcome pack

Holiday rental periods normally start on a Saturday at 2pm but whenever possible arrangements are made to suit individual requirements for your holiday or weekend break.

Non-smokers only.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

Why Owner chose Greystoke

Foxglove Cottage is oaked beamed and oozes character and charm. It was built in 1753 and the names of the original owners are carved in stone over the front door. It is meticulously maintained by a local Housekeeper who lives closeby and is on hand to help, if needed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Greystoke in Greystoke

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Duvets, blankets and pillows are provided for all beds. Guests may hire or provide their own sheets/duvet cover & pillows cases, towels.
  • Hire rates for linen and towels - Double bed £25 / each single bed £12.50. Includes one bath and one hand towel per person. Request when booking.
  • Children aged 7 years+ welcome. There is a supplement of £10 per dog per week/short break. State number of dogs [maximum of 3] when making booking.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom is half-tiled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
Plenty of excellent local eating places and pubs. Shopping in Penrith (5 mins by car) and Keswick (15 mins by car). Bus service from Greystoke. Village has small supermarket, newsagent and post office and is a great centre for walking and cycling - on cycle route and has a cycle cafe.


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Oak-beamed, pet friendly, 18th century Foxglove Cottage. Walking and cyclying.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

high standard, very comfortable, clean and welcoming. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to maintain very high standards of furnishings and comfort, and to make our guests as welcome as possible. A good holiday should be a great experience. Also, we love dogs!
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in this cottage, which was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Ideal for us, on the cycle route 71 and close to everything we wanted. Good local pub and handy shop.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cosy warm well equipped beyond belief. We had a wonderful weekend break the cottage if everything it looks and more also the village pub and locals all brilliant !! Just wish it was a bit cheaper and we could return sooner and more often :)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Greystoke, Boot and Shoe pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Greystoke, Berrier
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Located on the edge of the Lake District National Park, Greystoke has a village green with an ancient Market Cross dating back to the early 1600s. It is an ideal location for sightseeing/walking in the Lake District.

The local pub, the Boot and Shoe, overlooks the green. Serves excellent food. Lots of other restaurants and good pubs within easy reach.

The village is a fascinating mix of historical and modern attractions and includes:

17th century stone houses and cottages with slate roofs and cobbled forecourts

an imposing Church, which dates back to the mid-1200s and has a massive tower that still houses 15th century bells

a Sanctuary Stone - which relates to the time when fugitives from justice were granted sanctuary upon reaching the Church

a Plague Stone - where plague victims left coins in its hollowed-out top, which was filled with vinegar to protect the healthy people, who then left food for the sick

an Elizabethan style Castle [not open to the public] which stands in a great wooded park of 6000 acres which has permissive paths open to the public for walking

three folly farmholds and a number of pele towers

a professional horse-racing stable owned by Nicky Richards, a descendant of Sir Gordon Richards the famous Jockey. The string of racehorses walk through the village, past the cottage every morning on their way to training.

a heated outdoor swimming pool is located close to the Church

Greystoke's name means place by the River Creik but more noticeable is the River Petteril which flows through the village, close to the Church.

The cottage is on the national cycling route 71; is very central for sightseeing and hiking. Visit Derewentwater [enjoy a beautiful steamer ride down the lake], Grasmere [the gingerbread shop and also Wordworth's grave]; Dove Cottage [Wordworth's home]; the pencil museum in Kendal [and get some world famous Kendal mint cake]; Ullswater [take another steamer ride around the lake]; walk into Deepdale and Dovedale [beautiful dales, quiet and unspoilt, close to Kirkstone Pass]; take on the challenge of the Langdale Pikes; Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Blencathra; explore the mining museum at Threlkeld; visit the Visitor Centre at Whinlatter or the Cumbrian games at Grasmere [in August].

There's so much to do and see - you simply must return!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Holiday rental periods normally start on a Saturday at 2 pm but whenever possible arrangements are made to suit individual requirements for your holiday or weekend break.
Non-smokers only.
There is a supplement for each pet: £10 per dog per week / per short break.

Rental prices for the Cottage [not per person] range from £250 - £450 per week. Short breaks are £80 per night (for the cottage, not per person) - minimum 3 night stay. Prices include heating, hot water, lighting, cooking, etc.

Children must be 7 years and over. Bed linen/towels are not included in the price, but can be supplied for a small additional charge. Contact Owner for details. 07885 652122 or 02392 251484

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.