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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Self catering cosy and comfortable 3 bed, 2 bath upside down cottage.

Kirkstone cottage provides an ideal family holiday, or a quiet get away for a couple. The inverted accommodation comprises of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, master bedroon has en suite facility, family bathroom, upstairs lounge with balcony, dining area and kitchen. The property is set in Whitbarrow Village, with its cobbled, flagged street, its restaurant with terrace and bar area, swimming pool, kiddies pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, gym, pitch n' putt, kiddies playground,, pool table and table tennis, crazy golf plus entertainment most evenings its has everything you need right on the door step. Also there are little paths and archways where you can find a secluded spot in a courtyard to sit and relax, or watch the wildlife by the village duck pond. The property is easily accessible and only 15 minutes from J40 of the M6. The cottage lies between Penrith and Keswick and is only 5 miles away so it is an ideal place for exploring all the lakes has to offer.

Fun for all the family and romantic for couples: Whitbarrow village is a great place for a family holiday be as energetic or relaxed as you wish. There are many beautiful walks around and about. The pretty village of Greystoke is only a few minutes by car and is well worth a visit with its beautiful old church, village post office and of course the local pub which serves food during the evening and Sunday lunch. During the summer the open air pool is available and along side that is the kiddies playground. From there travel on to Penrith a market town that has the charm of how towns used to be, with its small friendly cinema, this is a great experience and far away from the multi-plex cinemas of many towns these days it is well worth a visit. In the centre of Penrith is the George Hotel fabulous snacks and meals great coffees, winter time is lovely with the open fires and warm. friendly atmosphere. This area is lovely for those who wish to go back in time and enjoy life at a leisurely pace.

Rheged with its huge cinema, Keswick with its lake: Rheged is one of the lakes popular tourist attractions, its has huge cinemas which show film of a very different nature to the local cinema these are educational and thoroughly enjoyable for example discover Everest, or a bugs world as well as the cinema there are also exhibitions, small shops and coffee shop and all this is underground for further info try their web page. Not far from Rheged is the Dalmain House a beautiful old house set in fabulous grounds with gardens and a delicious tea shop opening times vary depending on time of year again they hold various events and exhibitions. Another area not to miss is Keswick with its main street which holds the market on certain days. Its a beautiful place regardless of the weather, cobbled streets, tea shops specialist shops and fun things for the kids, crazy golf, pitch and putt plus nice restaurants. The lake operates sailing trips these vary depending on the time of year, but its a great way to sit back and relax.

Two short video's are on You Tube (Whitbarrow Village)

Go further afield to Carlisle or down to Windermere: A beautiful old city with its castle it makes a lovely place to wander and is the gateway to the Scottish borders, whilst staying at Whitbarrow you really can see a large part of the lake district. Go south and you come to Windermere what some people regard as the main tourist place, it is well worth a visit as is Ambleside and so many more places in the lakes, everyday can be spent exploring one of the most beautiful places in England or if preferred just staying at Whitbarrow village and relaxing in the pool or jacuzzi, having a drink at the bar and enjoying the evening entertainment the choice is yours.

More Details

Phoebe Willan
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Phoebe Willan

Dave and I live in the Blackburn area, both being born and bred in Lancashire, we are retired with a daughter at university. Our cottage was bought as a family holiday home, but as chapters in life change we don't use it as much ourselves. We want to provide our clients with a family holiday to remember as we ourselves have many happy memories made at No 12 Kirkstone cottage.

Phoebe Willan purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Phoebe Willan chose Penrith

After many years spent holidaying and day tripping to the Lake District particularly the Keswick area, we were fortunate enough to acquire the cottage as it was being built. We mostly used the cottage for our own benefit as we had a young daughter and the many enjoyable weekends and school holiday spent there were priceless. It is a beautiful area and a great base to explore the Lakes, many a picnic has been had around the shores of the vast Lakes and many memories made whilst up there. The fact that the cottage is 'upside down' was a real attraction to our daughter and her school pals, now as our daughter has grown we rent the cottage to other families who can benefit from the many pleasurable areas in and around the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is a end terrace which overlooks fields from the lounge, as it is an end property so has extra windows which give it a lovely light feeling. A big attraction for us was the leisure area, with its pool, kiddie pool, steam room and sauna not to mention the gym area which admittedly we didn't use much. It was so nice to have a excellent restaurant on the complex as well as evening entertainment, particularly after spending a full day out and about in the Cumbrian fresh air it was lovely to relax with a nice glass of wine. After a nice meal then strolling through the village on a summers evening or indeed on a crisp frosty night was charming and made for a very good nights sleep. Indeed if we didn't want to go to far the next day we could always wander through the woodland walk which is home to red squirrels and an a abundance of ducks. If you enjoy the fresh air and the coziness of a 'upside down cottage' with the feel of a little village this could be right up your street. The property does not allow pets, BUT a newly build kennels has opened up on the neighboring farm, a small 5* boarding establishment, with 35 acres where the dogs are walked at least 4 times a day or you can pick them up in the morning then drop them of for bed at night, perfect.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Hutton

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
  • There are two bathrooms. Both bathrooms are centrally heated and have wall mirrors and shaver points. The family bathroom has a bath with over head shower. The en-suite bathroom comprises of a shower room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
  • All bedrooms have central heating, the master bedroom is en-suite and has a built in wardrobe,also a patio door leading onto the gardens. There are sets of drawers in each bedroom and a large wardrobe in the second bedroom. The bunk beds are only suitable for children up to approx 10 years of age Each bedroom has clocks. All furniture is of a high standard and the property is only three years old. Linen and towels are provided. Cot and high chair can also be provided at no extra charge. Wifi is not available in the cottage but is at reception and also in the lounge area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The resort offers a complete holiday with something for everyone, on your drive along the entrance to Whit barrow look out for the red squirrels, quite elusive but we have seen them on a couple of occasions. Also if you are up really early you may see the deer in the field opposite the lounge balcony, it really is a lovely start to the day or take a stroll thru the woodland walk. There is a pool , kiddies pool, sauna, steam room, gym, restaurant, bar, teenagers room with pool table Wii and table tennis table, also VASSA for beauty ttreatments including Fake Bake tanning, a on-site shop for necessities. There is a reception area which is open daily from 9a.m. to 9p.m. to deal with any queries. The washing machine and clothes dryer are available on site. Evening entertainment is provided on selected nights. The childs swing is part of the kiddies playground. Car parking is on the main car park there is no parking in front of the cottage, unloading and loading is permitted.


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Cottage in Seasons resort with swimming pool restaurant + more
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very nice cosy and homely. Great location on a quieter end of the site. Lots of little touches and extras. Loved that the living room was on top floor. Made use of the pool jacuzzi and crazy golf on site. Liked the balcony to sit out. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant family break

  • 5 of 5

We have really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was superbly furnished, comfortable and spotless. The Seasons staff were helpful and pleasant. The owner was more that helpful throughout the whole booking experience. Would definitely recommend.Looking forward to booking again in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, I will forward them on to everyone concerned
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We'll definitely be returning

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for exploring the Lake district, staff very pleasant and accommodating. The accommodation was ideal for our family with everything we needed ...Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, it is very much appreciated and important to us that guests enjoy their stay
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Basic accommodation not worthy of the price

  • 3 of 5

Having stayed in many holiday cottages in the Lake District this property was disappointing. The standard of fixtures and fittings were basic and out dated. Although generally clean it was still in need of care and attention. Kitchen equipment left a lot to be desired. We stayed 27-30Dec but there wasn't a hint about the property that it was Christmas. On a positive note the property was very warm.

Given the price we paid for 3 nights we expected more

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to read of your disappointing experience, we do our utmost to try and ensure everything in the cottage is satisfactory and welcoming. I can say that during the last year we have new carpets throughout the cottage, including the entrance porch and new flooring in the bathrooms and kitchen area. We have had new beds/mattress in bedrooms and the lounge sofas and armchairs have been completely recovered. The kitchen has been refitted and also we have had new curtains in the lounge and dining area, all this within the last twelve months. Regarding Christmas decorations it's a difficult one as not all our guests celebrate Christmas in fact some like to get away from the celebrations, decorations are displayed in public areas. The price is around the average for the area and you did book peak time, also the cost does include the use of the leisure facilities.
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Beautiful setting and property

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed the upside down house, bedrooms downstairs and living area upstairs making the best of the views, which was, as described by other reviewers clean and comfortable. The furnishings were of a high standard and it was pleasant to be on the end of the building and having views in two directions. The complex was very suitable for a family like ours with two grandchildren aged 2 and 4 who made the best of the resort facilities, the indoor and outdoor play areas and the swimming pool. We had two dinners in the restaurant, which we enjoyed and gave us the opportunity to entertain the two children whilst waiting for our food to arrive, with the indoor play room just yards away.

Although just outside the National Park it is within easy reach of Keswick, Grasmere and the Lakes beyond. If we return we would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Had a great time enjoyed the facilities on site

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation well fitted clean and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Keswick or Penrith
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Junction 40 M6
Car: necessary

The cottage is privately owned and situated in Seasons holiday resort with pool, kiddies pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gym, restaurant with terrace, bar, games facilities, pitch and putt, crazy golf, kiddies playground, dvd and video hire.Leisure facilities are owned by Seasons therefore we are not resposible for closure during maintneance periods. The village has a reception area which opens 9am to 7pm. Whitbarrow Village is situated between Penrith and Keswick and only 10 min from Ullswater Lake, 20 min from Bassenthwaite, 20 minfrom Derwent Water and 40 min from Windermere (all by car) There are numerous attractions including horse riding, quad biking, steamers, sailing, walking, golf, shopping, fine dining, Aira Force waterfall, Penrith 14th century castle also football and rugby, Rheged tourist attraction with its giant cinema, World of Beatrix Potter (40 mins) Trotters World of Animals (40 mins) Check You Tube (Whitbarrow village) for short video

Other Activities: quad biking, 4x4 driving, high wire forest, golf, boat rides, museums, whale watching(seasonal) numerous lakes,

Golf: Golf is available at both Keswick golf course and Penrith golf course.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposits are based on 25% of the total booking, with the final amount payable one month prior to holiday. Nightly rates will vary throughout the year depending on seasonal rates

Please contact owner re rates for 2016

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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