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Quiet family resort village;Indoor pool, restaurant. Keswick, Penrith,Ullswater

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom (6-8) cottage, with full leisure centre amenities, peaceful location

Our lovely Nutkin cottage is a very special place for families and friends to enjoy their holidays or long weekends. Enjoying the comforts of a modern house and within the comprehensive quiet family holiday village of Whitbarrow, it nestles into the fells, valleys and landscape of the majestic Eden Valley of the Lake District, one of the most beautiful areas of Europe.

The cottage itself comprises 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en suite bathroom; one twin; and one children's bedroom with two single bunk beds. There is a luxury family bathroom upstairs as well.

Downstairs there is a large open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge, with cosy, comfortable furniture to relax in after your hard day of enjoying yourself. The lounge also offers a double sofa bed, TV and DVD player. The kitchen is well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, hob and electric oven, and simple little touches such as a slow cooker to allow you to more time to enjoy yourself outside. There is a downstairs toilet as well.

The cottage is centrally heated throughout and carpeted upstairs, with attractive laminate edownstairs.

Outside, you can enjoy both a small balcony and the patio, both with quality garden furniture.

As our guest, you have access to the wonderful facilities at Whitbarrow. The heart of the village offers a modern heated indoor swimming pool, with sauna, spa and childrens splash pool, well equipped gym and indoor tennis table, open from 7 am to p pm every day. You can also enjoy the restaurant, with formal dining or more casual suppers; and the bar with local beers. In the lounge area, there is often evening family entertainment to enjoy. Reception hires DVDs, provides tourist information and has internet wifi hotspots. Whitbarrow itself was converted from an 18th century Cumberland farm, and retains much of its charm with a cobbled street, clock tower, flower filled courtyards and lawned areas.

The village also offers outdoor activities for the whole family, from 18 hole crazy golf and a 9 hole putting green course; a childrens adventure play area; a giant outdoor chess game, and lovely landscaped gardens. There is also a laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble driers.

Whitbarrow is very easily accessible from the M6 (junction 40), only 15 minutes away, but is right by the mountains and fells of the Lakes. Beautiful Ullswater is about 10 minutes drive away, Keswick 15 minutes, and then beyond Keswick, past Helvelyn, lies the honeypot village of Grasmere (20 minutes from Keswick), Bassenthwaite, Buttermere and Derwent. The Lake District is a very compact area, so nothing is really far away!

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About Us

Christine Thornton
Christine Thornton
Violet Bank, Skinner How Lane
LA220PL Hawkshead
CRT Property Mgmt
VAT Reg No896885083326

Christine Thornton
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Christine Thornton

Christine and Mike Thornton rent out holiday cottages in the places they most love. They live in Hawkshead in the Lake District, and are passionate about the countryside and wildlife.

Christine Thornton purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Christine Thornton chose World

Nutkin Cottage offers such outstanding value for families that appreciate the beauty of the Lakes and also want to have a great family holiday which parents and the kids can enjoy. There really isn't anywhere in the area that offers as much as at Whitbarrow in terms of places to visit and things to do for all ages.

What makes this cottage unique

Whitbarrow offers pretty much everything for those looking for a wonderful family holiday away from it all. It doesn't pretend to offer anything but quiet family enjoyment away from the madding crowds. The cottages are quiet and well spaced, the children's play area away from them so the adults can enjoy a quiet moment; the pool has adult only time as well as family time; the restaurant offers a la carte dining as well as informal dishes and takeaways.

Added to that you have the special leisure centre, with heated indoor pool, spa and sauna, as well as fitness room and indoor table tennis.

But what makes it special is its accessibility, only 10 minutes from J40 of the M6, but also so close to Ullswater, Keswick, Grasmere and the south Lakes, Buttermere and Cockermouth, as well as Hadrian's Wall and Carlisle to the north. There is so much to do from sailing and hiking, to birdwatching and kayaking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the World around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs toilet - Toilet , Just off the entrance hall
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large family bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom
  • There is a downstairs toilet off the entrance hall; upstairs is the main family bathroom with deep bath and shower over; and the en suite bathroom to the master bedroom. All towels and linen are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The 2nd bedroom has two singles and a large wardrobe
    Childrens Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , A two high bunk bed for sleeping fun for kids!
    Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , A 4'6" double bed, with ensuite bathroom and walkin wardrobe
  • There are three bedrooms at Nutkin Cottage. The master bedroom is a large comfortable room with ensuite bathroom and door leading to the balcony with furniture. The bed is 4'6" with deep comfortable mattress and luxurious linen. The walk in wardrobe has plenty of space for all your clothes. The bedroom looks over woodland and a quiet area of the village. the large en suite offers a shower, toilet and hand basin. The 2nd bedroom offers two 3' singles and a large wardrobe and a dressing table. The third bedroom is a children's bedroom, with two single bunk beds, each 3' and a chest of drawers.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Quiet family resort village;Indoor pool, restaurant. Keswick, Penrith,Ullswater
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Superb location, excellent accommodation and facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Superb location for exploring Keswick and Ullswater. The accommodation is excellent, clean and with everything you need. Lovely quiet holiday village with fantastic facilities. We enjoyed using the pool and the crazy golf. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. It can be time consuming writing these so we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and have loved having you as guests. We hope you decide to return again in the future. Thank you once again for booking with us. Christine
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect for a day hike in The Lakes or for a day just staying in and enjoying the pool or with the kids playing at crazy golf or frisbee golf.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

The best Feeling I’ve ever had and time spent with my family the peace I felt was amazing quite surroundings the facilities were also a massive bonus if it was busy may be a different story but recommend it to the whole world for time out and relaxing 💯

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are really appreciative. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you back in the future. We very much hope you enjoy the rest of the Summer. Thank you very much for staying with us. Best wishes Christine
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Great cottage and facilities

  • 4 of 5

The property was a good size for our party, four adults, two teenagers and a four year old. The equipment in the cottage was also great. The use of the hotel facilities: swimming pool complex, bar and restaurant made the holiday as after a great walk we could enjoy a swim etc.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

This was our second year in the village, which offers us a great base for various activities around the Lakes. Nice, spacious, quiet houses while having valuable access to hotel facilities. We again enjoyed archery. We do find it difficult drying clothes and equipment following outdoor activities and washing facilities are extremely limited (also one machine out of order). The house itself is in need of maintenance, particularly the flooring, so a bit unsure why we paid £250 more than last year for similar accommodation?

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate, and we felt very welcomed throughout our stay. I would definitely reccomend this place to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is really kind of you and is greatly appreciated. We're really glad that you enjoyed your holiday. I hope you have a wonderful Summer. Thank you once again. Christine
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester or Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
Sportsmans (traditional Cumbrian pub) & onsite
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Car: necessary

Berrier lies between Keswick (15 minutes) and Penrith (10 minutes) at the edge of the Lake District, one of the most beautiful areas of Europe. To the east, the River Eden flows through the heart of the region and shapes the countryside to form the Eden valley, with three market towns of Penrith, Kirkby Steven and Appleby; and to the south west, the Ullswater area, with its Lakeland villages, loft peaks and inspiring scenery. To the west lies Keswick and Derwent Water, with Grasmere shortly to the south.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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