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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Sandra A
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

A wonderful property in a beautiful location. The house is situated in a picturesque little village with a pub,a post office and a Church,but it is ideally situated for trips to the lakes and the small inland villages. The house has everything you need and with 2 lounges it is perfect for a large family group. I loved the sheep in the field at the back of the house and the views from the upstairs lounge window was stunning. It was quite a sight watching the race horses from the stables trotting through the village every morning. A perfect rural retreat. The owners were very amenable to deal with and any questions were quickly answered. We had a nice little welcome pack waiting for us on arrival which was a nice thoughtful touch. We would certainly return to this property and have no hesitation in recommending it .

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent property in a wonderful location”
Reviewed 31 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

A truly wonderful Christmas holiday in a beautiful house in a super location. Each morning, gorgeous views across the village to the local Church and racehorse training stables. Greystoke is a village with "everything" - a friendly local pub, a well stocked Post Office stores with helpful staff, a gorgeous church, a quaint, local village school, a swimming pool (summer only), a Manor House and Castle and friendly neighbours. Orchard House suited our family perfectly - plenty of space, lots to do and in a lovely part of the Lake District. We would certainly recommend this property and intend to visit again soon.

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Liked best: Location and size of property
Liked least: small oven
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Annon1863...
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very comfortable”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This is a large detached property in a very pretty village with good transport links for visiting the beautiful Lake District. The views from both the front and back windows are stunning. It is very spacious and comfortable - especially the beds! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday and having two bathrooms makes it ideal for two couples. We hated to leave and look forward to a return visit.

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Liked best: Size, comfort and the views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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KingR231
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Ideal base to explore the Lakes and Borders”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Large house in a lovely quiet village. You get the best of rural and urban living as Penrith is only five miles away.

House was clean and comfortable. There was coffee, tea, sugar, milk and wine (!!) on arrival - very welcome. There was masses of room for us (two adults, one teenager and one eight year old) and having the two sitting rooms and a third TV in the HUGE master bedroom proved very useful.

The beds were the best we have ever used - anywhere!! The kitchen and downstairs furniture were perhaps a little dated and the saucepans were on the small side if catering for the six people the house can sleep (my parents joined us for one week and we struggled a bit with the cooking). But generally the house was very well equipped, including safety gates for families with small children. Accessible house for anyone with mobility problems although you would have to use the back door to avoid front steps. Owners Craig and Suzanne were very helpful and welcoming.

Penrith is only five miles away with plenty of amenities if you like that sort of thing and large Morrisons (including fuel) and Sainsburys. Very friendly post office/stores in the village and the pub has an excellent reputation (although we never got round to visiting!!). The house is within one and a half hours of the Southern/South-Western Lakes, Dumfries and the Borders and Hadrian's Wall so offers masses of choice for activities whatever your tastes/interests. One word of warning - the cost of parking within the National Park is extortionate. No matter where you are it will cost between £6 and £7 per day, even in some of the lay-bys! One or two town centre sites offer £3 for the day but it can get very expensive over the course of a two-week holiday...

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Cost of parking within the National Park
Travelling group: Other
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Puerto de Santiago, Spain
Reviewed 19 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Wonderful location
Liked least: The master bedroom shower
Travelling group: Extended Family
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