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Comfortable, Cosy Barn Conversion. Non-smoking, pet friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Daw Bank Cottage, Greenholme, CA10 3TA, nr. Tebay, Cumbria, England. Quiet, Rural.

Quiet Rural Location in Westmorland Dales section of Lake District And Dales National Park

16 miles south of Penrith, this unspoilt area is within easy reach of the northern Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, and offers excellent touring, walking and cycling opportunities. A perfect holiday retreat. The house is of "upside down" design and the living room windows afford views of the Howgills, the Lune Valley and the famous Shap gradient of the West Coast railway line. Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms.

Accommodation details:

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About Us

Graham and Sue Millard
Daw Bank, Greenholme, Tebay
CA10 3TA Penrith
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Graham and Sue Millard
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

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

About Graham and Sue Millard

We've been married for over 40 years and we've lived here for 35 of them. Graham based his heavy goods transport business here and we stocked the small holding with sheep, cattle, ducks and hens. During that time I've done various other things apart from farming--from making horse harness to lecturing in computing. I now manage web sites and write, and Graham looks after the cottage. Our children are grown-up, but we still have "family" in the form of our dog Micky Wippitt, cat Gracie, and Fell pony Ruby. The farm is grass-let to neighbours who graze sheep on our fields.

Graham and Sue Millard purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Graham and Sue Millard chose Penrith

We like its quiet rural location combined with its ease of access to the motorway.

What makes this cottage unique

Midway between Lakes and Dales, inside the Westmorland Dales section of the two National Parks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had fantastic stay of 7 nights. The cottage was comfortable, clean and safe to stay with 3 young kids. Lovely views around the location and convenient to get to other attractions and M6 easily. Welcoming owners. We would definitely like to come again.

Lovely cottage very comfortable. The warm bathroom was much appreciated. Lots of walking from the cottage in lovely countryside. The owners very friendly and welcoming ..... Great welcome always given by Micky the dog when we arrived back at the cottage.

Excellent cottage, everything we needed. Extremely helpful and friendly owners and great location.

Lovely comfortable cottage in a secluded location. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the peace and lovely scenery.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Tebay

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom & toilet; shower over bath. Towels provided. Water heating has an over-ride switch so you can have additional hot water if you want.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bedroom with king size bed. Linen provided. Bedroom 2: 1 pair of bunk beds, 1 single bed (with 1 pull-out single beneath). Linen provided. Travel cot provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: Our own site is - PLEASE read that first as it may answer your questions, but you can also email or phone us: or 01539 624636. We aim to respond to emails within a day, but if you have not heard back in that time don't hesitate to phone. We have a no smoking policy at Daw Bank Cottage. Well behaved pets are welcome. INTERNET - LIMITED. Your SMARTPHONE will get good mobile internet reception (4G coverage indoors from Vodafone; in range for O2-UK, 3 UK, and EE) but the landline BROADBAND is VERY SLOW so WE DON'T SHARE it. It causes too much frustration. Sorry! Westmorland Services (1 mile up the hill) has free wifi for customers. Outside: Wooden garden seats. Barbecue space by arrangement with us. NOTE There is no enclosed space outside Daw Bank Cottage where you can leave dogs or toddlers unsupervised. Utility Room: Boot and coat drying area: coat rack, hot rail and boot rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen are included


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Loved every minute

  • 5 of 5

Great place to be with very lovely owners. Thank you for the great days!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot in which to hideaway. The girls loved the novelty factor of the bedrooms being downstairs. Many nooks and crannies meant it was perfect for a family game of hide and seek! Would need to bring a hairdryer next time as we couldn’t find one.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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great break

  • 5 of 5

Nice property, lovely location - thanks

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The weather was awful when we arrived but the warm welcome by Graham and the cottage .It was an ideal location just off the M6, it had everything we could have needed. Would come here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing converted barn so cosy

  • 5 of 5

Cosy and well presented. The owners Graham and Susan were welcoming and hospitable. We would definitely recommend this if you want a relaxing and get away from it all area

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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From the outside at the back poor , from the inside comfortable & clean .

  • 3 of 5

Basically , property uses night storage heaters for heating & water therefore having a bath in the evening is impossible.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There's an over-ride switch in the kitchen cupboard to heat more water, did Graham forget to tell you about it? And I'm sorry you didn't like the fact that we have a farm yard.
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Windermere Lake Cruises
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The George Hotel
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Car: necessary

Please study our web site, for local attractions and for directions to reach us, as your sat-nav will direct you a very long way round to reach CA10 3TA and OUR route is much simpler.

Special interest holidays:


If you are a writer seeking time and space to create your masterpiece, this is the ideal place. Retreat to the hills and work in peace.


The flora locally is amazing, even roadside verges can be SSSIs.

Walking, Cycling

Lots of quiet roads, cycle routes and footpaths

Railway photography

We're close enough to the main West Coast line to observe steam trains passing - but not near enough to be troubled by noise!


Use of a car or motorbike is essential (there is no public transport).

Nearest airport: Carlisle (44 miles) or Liverpool (100 miles).

Nearest motorway junction: M6 J38. Contact us - or our web site, - for detailed directions, as your sat-nav will direct you a very long way round to reach CA10 3TA.


Orton 3 miles, Tebay 5 miles, Shap 8 miles. See

Further Details:

For very local walks, we can lend you maps.

Orton, The George. Post Office + village stores; Kennedy’s Chocolate Factory; Farmers’ Market (a very good one) – second Saturday in the month. All Saints' Church (dates from ~13th C). (see

M6 Service areas, Westmorland Northbound, Westmorland Southbound and J38 - Prizewinning service areas, not your usual run of the mill. Food shopping, meals, newspapers, confectionery, books, toys, gifts, farm produce and speciality foods. Petrol, diesel. (see

Tebay, The Cross Keys; The Barnaby Rudge. Old School Tea Room. Junction 38 petrol station (petrol, diesel, LPG, newspapers, local shop); St James' Church. (see

Shap, The Crown; The King’s Arms; The Greyhound. Other stuff - Co-operative stores; Bellas’s butchers; Fish and Chip shop; heated open air swimming pool. St Michael's Church (dates from 750 AD); Shap Abbey. (see

Newbiggin, Bessy Beck Trout Farm and Fishery.

Ravenstonedale, The King’s Head; The Black Swan. St Oswald's Church. (see


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
Low season end 2018
5 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please note that if you want to pay us directly, we don't take credit card bookings. We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer:
25% (non refundable) to confirm booking, and
75% by 4 weeks prior to holiday date.
We ask you to pay 100% if you are booking within 4 weeks of the date you will arrive.
Please email us when you send your payment, so we can confirm to you that it has cleared. Also, please include your phone number in case we need to contact you urgently before your stay, eg about winter weather conditions, and your home address in case we need to post back any articles you leave behind after your stay (we don't post forgotten foodstuffs, but over the years we have returned phone chargers, jewellery, clothes, toys and even library books!)
Bank details: MG & CS Millard. Sort Code: 20-66-97. Account: 90706418.
For international payments you may also need some or all of the following information:
Barclays Bank, Market Square, Penrith, Cumbria, UK, CA11 7SN.
IBAN code: GB2 BARC 2066 9790 7064 18.
Our address for cheque payment:
MG & CS Millard, Daw Bank, Pikestoll Lane, Greenholme, Tebay, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3TA.
Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Friday, arrival time 3.00pm, and departure (on whatever day) 10.00am. There is some room for flexibility outside high season. We do offer short breaks at short notice when available.
Linen and towels are provided, free. Electricity is included, free. A cot and a high chair are available, free, so if you need them please ask us when you book. Well behaved pets are also welcome, free.
We'll be sorry if you have to cancel, but if you let us know more than 4 weeks in advance of your start date we'll refund:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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.
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