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Luxury 17th Century, Barn Conversion, With Its Own Woodland And Babbling Stream

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Two bedroom cottage with open plan living and a wood burning stove

Located on the edge of Unthank in the heart of rural Cumbria.

Woodland View is part of the Glen Mews Holiday Estate, formally a working farm dating back to the 17th Century. Our key features include open plan living, oak floors and beams, wood burner, radiant heating, private patio/bbq area, modern fully equipped kitchen and bathroom and large communal garden with woodland area. Each room is equipped with its own tv/dvd and linen,towels and logs are provided.

Glyn West
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Glyn West

We are Glyn and Elizabeth West from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire. We have two children Joseph and Thomas. We both grew up locally and met at University. This is our holiday home that we share with you.

Glyn West purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Glyn West chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

We purchased this cottage in October 2011 and spent 18 months refurbishing it, a real labour of love with attention to detail. We use the cottage ourselves around bookings, our weekend retreat in a rural peaceful setting.

What makes this cottage unique

Set in it own grounds the woodland with it's babbling stream, make the place perfect to relax, giving the children freedom to run free and enjoy the outdoors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really glad we choose your cottage for our weekend away. Great location and a fantastic cosy cottage. A real home from home, with lovely grounds.
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Eden District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One main bathroom with toilet, basin, bath and over bath shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • One master with double bed and one twin with two singles. Cot is available upon request. Linen provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Luxury 17th Century, Barn Conversion, With Its Own Woodland And Babbling Stream
average rating of 4.9375 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5



GLYN ...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed yourselves. See you again soon Glyn & Liz
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Superb property!!

  • 5 of 5

Great welcome from Glyn. What a wonderful place to stay. Right on the doorstep of the Lake District. Perfectly relaxing location. Excellent woodland garden. Extremely clean and modern within. Best of all was the log fire !! Thank you so much for the log supply too. We'll be booking here again, no doubt about it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant review, thank you. Hope to see you again soon. Glyn And Liz
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic cottage in a great location; near to Penrith, Carlisle and Ullswater. My sister and I booked to come here for my mum's 60th birthday and we certainly weren't disappointed. Parking is available off-road right next to the cottage although be careful when exiting the cottage onto the main road as it's a bit of a blind spot! Spotlessly clean inside and Glyn even provided a bottle of prosecco which was a lovely touch. There was an issue with the drainage system but Glyn replied to my messages immediately and the problem was fixed. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anybody wishing to come to this part of the country. You definitely need a car to travel around as restaurants aren't in walking distance (unless you wish to walk up a country road with no street lights or pavements!).

Overall, 10/10!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Glyn & Elizabeth x
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Gorgeous cottage, relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous cottage! So clean and well equipped. Full of character and style, finished to an extremely high standard. So relaxing in front of the fire after a full day out and about. Had a great week exploring Penrith and the surrounding area. Our 2 1/2 year old loved the garden and tractor!

Would definitely recommend! Thankyou for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy comfortable clean peaceful and relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay it was just for two nights but the cottage was really nice, very clean and comfortable. We could have stayed longer. The prosecco was a nice touch especially as we were only staying for a short break. We loved the wood burner and used it throughout our stay. Kids loved the television in their room which was a novelty as there's no tv's in bedrooms at home. The kids loved the garden pathways to find fairys and used their imagination having fun. A nice break thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Hopefully you can stay longer next time. The woods are partically nice in the summer, lots of greenery, loads of places for the kids to hide. Glyn & Elizabeth
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a week and it could not be faulted. Spotlessly clean and to a high standard. It was the perfect base for us to get around the lakes and it was a real pleasure to return after a hard day on the fells and sit and plan the next day in wonderful relaxing surroundings.

We would highly recommend.

Phil & Jan (County Durham)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Glyn & Elizabeth
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Dog and Gun, Skelton
Nearest Ferry
87 Miles
Newcastle Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Penrith Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Penrith Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Boot and Shoe, Greystoke
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Allonby, Maryport
Car: necessary

Woodland View is located in Unthank, a small village providing a fantastic rural setting. Unthank is within the Hutton-in-the-Forest area and is a short drive to most places within the Lake District. Penrith is within 5 minutes, Ulswater 10 minutes, Keswick 15 minutes and the Scottish Borders are within 20 minutes.The cottages neighbours the village of Skelton, which is a short 0.8 mile walk to the centre, offering a traditional country pub. Woodland View is a fabulous base for any amounts of scenery and walking within the Eden Valley, Caldbeck Fells and the Pennines.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Penrith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring/Summer 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half term
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas/New year 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Deposits are non refundable. Refunds will not be available within 8 weeks of your stay.
Security deposits are due with your final payment and will be refunded within seven days of your checkout, following an inspection. If a booking needs to be cancelled by the homeowner a full refund will be provided (charges will be deducted for payments abroad, daily exchange rates will be provided).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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