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Honeybee Cottage

Berrier near Penruddock, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1051687)


Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Jenny

    “The cottage is situated on a little complex, which is well maintained.”

    The cottage is well equipped, especially the kitchen, and there are lots of board games. There is a great cafe close by (northern lakes base camp). Beds are comfy, but the rooms are very small. Overall good stay.

    The cottage is well equipped, especially the kitchen, and there are lots of board games. There is a great cafe close by (northern lakes base camp). Beds are comfy, but the rooms are very small. Overall good stay.

    - Jenny, December 2023


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Dining area, sitting area and snug
  • Gas central heating
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • Designated parking area
  • Private balcony with furniture, patio with furniture
  • Access to communal grounds and leisure facilities which include heated indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, children's play area, 9 hole putting green and crazy golf, giant chess, bar, restaurant
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry no pets allowed
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Please Note: No single sex groups allowed

The property

Penruddock 2.8 miles. Situated in a pretty holiday village in Berrier, Cumbria, lies Honeybee Cottage, an attractive holiday home within easy reach of Penrith, Keswick, Ullswater and the Northern Lake District. Ideal for a family or a group of friends, this dwelling offers comfortable and contemporary accommodation with full access to the communal grounds and facilities of Whitbarrow Park, perfect as a base for exploring this lovely area of Cumbria. This delightful and homely cottage has an open-plan living space with all the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable. The large and well equipped kitchen-diner boasts all the appliances you need to concoct tasty meals for your group throughout your stay. Gather at the wooden dining table to tuck into your home-cooked dish or local takeaway, talking over the day's events before moving into the sitting area to relax into the evening on one of the plush sofas or armchairs. Once you're ready for sleep, make your way upstairs to the three thoughtfully decorated and furnished bedrooms; there is a bunk room perfect for children, a twin room and a master bedroom boasting a king-sized bed and an en-suite shower room. Guests will also benefit from a family bathroom with a bath, shower over, basin and WC so you can relax and unwind in the bubbles after a day of adventures. A first-floor balcony looks out over the rear of the cottage, sit with a morning coffee and watch the world go by before the day begins, while the furnished patio area below offers plenty of space for dining alfresco or sipping on a refreshing cold drink on a warm day. The delightful and immaculately kept grounds of Whitbarrow Park are at your disposal, enjoy a picnic or have fun at the crazy golf or play with the giant chess set, there are lots of facilities within the village, including pitch and putt, a children's play area and frisbee golf, as well as walks through the surrounding woodland areas, perfect for keeping the whole family active and entertained. Indoor leisure facilities are available from 09:00-18:00 every day, including a heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym and games room. Treat yourself to a meal out in one of the nearby eateries; On site the Eden Cafe-bar, just a few minutes’ walk away, is open seven days a week and serves a range of food and drinks including good quality local produce in the bar, restaurant and terrace areas. Locally there are plenty of lovely country pubs and restaurants if you would like to go a little further afield. The North Lake District area has a rich history and heritage, with plenty of visitor attractions to suit all ages and abilities. If walking is your thing, then why not explore some of the nearby lakes - among the nearest is Ullswater. The lovely lake is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery to its south, softening to the gentle hills of the north. Sit back, relax and enjoy a lake cruise on one of the Ullswater Steamers. With stops at Glenridding, Aira Force, Howtown and Pooley Bridge you can walk and cruise your own route, perhaps stopping to enjoy a treat in the lovely tearoom at Pooley Bridge. Keswick's local lake, Derwentwater, is only a ten-minute walk from the centre of this pretty town.To its west rise the fells of Catbells.To the east is the fantastic viewpoint of Friar's Crag, jutting into the lake and at its southern foot is the entrance to the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. You can walk the eight miles around the lake or take a 50 minute round the lake cruise on Keswick Launch.There are seven landing stages and you can hop on and off to combine a walk and a boat ride. The lakes tucked away in the National Park's north west are probably the most peaceful.With no motor boats they are a great choice to go exploring, perhaps a kayak, a canoe, a paddleboard or just a peaceful lake shore walk. Indoors there are plenty of museums within easy reach like the Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, the Keswick Museum and the Eden Museum, home to a wealth of information and interesting exhibits on Cumbria's rich history. All ages will have a great time at the fascinating Puzzling Place in Keswick, home to optical illusions and games while the popular attraction of The World of Beatrix Potter lies further afield down in Bowness-on-Windermere and showcases the beloved author's much loved characters, bringing them to life in the area that inspired her illustrations. The area is rich with historical buildings - on the doorstep is Dalemain Mansion, with five acres of celebrated gardens to explore and home-made food available in the Medieval Hall tearoom. Or Lowther Castle and Gardens - one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country with dramatic ruins, gardens within gardens and adventure playground. Walkers can expect endless options when it comes to choosing peaks and fells to conquer, with Honeybee Cottage just a simple drive from the base of the likes of Skiddaw, Knott, Helvellyn and Catbells, while Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell are practically on your doorstep! Discover a wondrous break awaiting you in the Lake District at Honeybee Cottage.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Keswick 11 miles; Penrith 6 miles.

The charming old village of Penruddock sits in a secluded position in the northern Lake District between Keswick and Penrith, and just four miles from Ullswater. The village is spread out amongst beautiful rolling countryside and wonderful scenery and is made up of a number of farm dwellings, traditional Lakeland homes and two churches. Penruddock originated in Celtic times, with the name derived from Pen, a Celtic name for 'hill' and 'rhuddawc' meaning red in Welsh to reflect the reddish brown colour of the soil found in the area. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, some good parks, the Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema and the beautiful lake. Penruddock provides easy access to the spectacular surrounding Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and with the southern Lakes, Eden Valley, Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within easy motoring distance this great location has plenty to see and do for all the family.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas