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Traditional Stone Cottage In Village Setting With Excellent Access To/From M6.

Bedrooms 2
Space 350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Sockbridge, Nr. Penrith and Ullswater, Cumbria, - Peaceful Village Location, 10 Minute Drive To Pooley Bridge And Easy Walk To Local Pub/Basic Shop

An end of terrace traditional stone cottage, full of character and charm but with all modern comforts. Only a few minutes walk from the friendly Tirril village pub, with several other great local inns nearby, for eating, dining or sampling the local real ales after your day on the fells or touring the Lakes. Lake Ullswater (Pooley Bridge) and Penrith are within a ten minute drive - a great location for Walking, Climbing, Pony Trekking or Cycling, or as a base for exploring further afield - scenic drives to Keswick, Ambleside and the whole of the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle, Northumberland, Appleby, the Pennines. Trains from nearby Penrith station make a day trip to Glasgow or Edinburgh an easy option (car park at the station). Locally, Penrith offers a cinema, leisure centre with pool, golf driving range, park, range of shops, banks etc. Cruise on Ullswater Steamers and maybe stopping off to see the magnificent Aira Force, or visit Lowther Gardens, Brougham Castle and Dalemain. Pony trekking centre is a canter away at Fellfoot.

Tim Byrne
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Tim Byrne

Hi, we are Tim and Pauline. We have recently gone freelance after careers in the restaurant trade and Further Education (Teaching English). We now spend our time between the Lake District and Spain where we love walking in the mountains.

Tim Byrne purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tim Byrne chose Penrith

We have been coming to the North Lakes for over 20 years and it is our favourite retreat from the bustle of city life. We love walking and even on bank holiday weekends we can be alone in the hills behind Blencathra. We also love the local pubs.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Penrith around the Dacre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove shoes in kitchen, before entering living room, thanks.
  • Please switch off all heating at the end of your stay.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern, spacious, newly renovated bathroom in contemporary colours with large electric shower, large hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Velux window and Amtico style slate effect flooring.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside table, tall chest of drawers, full length mirror and built-in hanging space, windows to front and side. Bedroom 2 has double bed, bedside table and wardrobe, with windows to side and rear. Pillows with protectors
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outside: Access to the cottage is via a traditional wooden gate leading to the back door. Rockery gardens across the back of the property. At the side of the cottage is a private, gated parking space for one car. Additional on street parking is available opposite. The parking space doubles as a paved area with patio table, and chairs provided, for your leisurely breakfast or evening drinks in the sun. There is a little-used right of way for the adjoining 3 cottages down the side and rear of the property. Utility Room: There is no utility room. Bed(s) are made up with cotton bedding ready for your arrival. Bath and Hand Towels are provided plus bed linen included in rent, weekly change provided for fortnightly stays .


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Traditional Stone Cottage In Village Setting With Excellent Access To/From M6.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews
Brough East Yorkshire

Beautiful cottage, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage. Beautifully decorated. Host very helpful. Stairs were fine for us but older people may struggle as quite slippy.

Only improvements would be a microwave and shower more powerful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Mother, Daughter getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we wanted. Quiet and peaceful. A different part of the Lakes for us than our usual haunts. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, perfect facilities and in an ideal location for exploring the lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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A pleasant stay in a lovely cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant stay in this beautiful cottage. The cottage has a wonderful ambience. All the facilities are fabulous and would be perfect with a better shower! Apart from that our stay in this cottage was absolutely relaxing and felt so comfortable like home. It was our first visit to the Lake District and this cottage is a comfortable distance to travel to many places. We completely enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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A beautiful cottage in a tiny hamlet with pretty spring flowers and dark night skies

  • 5 of 5

We had high expectations prior to our arrival as Tim responded to all our communications and the cottage was beautifully prepared when we arrived. Milk in the fridge and chocolate biscuits by the kettle as well as materials for the multi fuel Morso stove. The location is fantastic as it's in the countryside but there is great access to A6, M6 and N.Lakes roads. Everything in the cottage is both beautiful and practical and spotlessly clean We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Lovely little cottage, very homey, clean and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this cottage for a long weekend, and enjoyed every second of it. The cottage was so lovely and it really felt like home. Was equipped with mod cons and entertainment for our evenings in. The cottage was very spacious and warm, and the Woodburner was an added bonus.

Tim was very helpful in all communications and provided us with all the information we needed.

We plan on coming back to this cottage next year for a longer visit.

Thank you Tim for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Queens Head, Tirril
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Queens Head, Tirril
Car: necessary


Car recommended, Junction 40 M6 3 miles

Nearest Airports: Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle all 2 hours


Penrith 3 miles

Lake (Ullswater) 3 miles

Askham 3 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Penrith,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Bookings must be accompanied by a deposit of £100.00, with the balance and a refundable security deposit of £50 payable within 6 weeks of arrival. If the booking is made within 6 weeks of arrival the full amount is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation Charges
Up to 30days full refund, 50% thereafter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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