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Fern Bank

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1078897)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Claire

    “Great house beautifully put together.”

    Amazing entertaining area which was great for the private chef we hired. It is documented that there is a steam room but we were pleasantly surprised by that so for us an extra bonus. The bedrooms are incredible. Me and my husband stayed in the zip link twin/double and it was so spacious. The house is well heated so much so the log burner didn’t need to go on. Each room having its own bathroom was an absolute luxury and the details were wonderful from the Denby kitchenware to the treats on ...

    Amazing entertaining area which was great for the private chef we hired. It is documented that there is a steam room but we were pleasantly surprised by that so for us an extra bonus. The bedrooms are incredible. Me and my husband stayed in the zip link twin/double and it was so spacious. The house is well heated so much so the log burner didn’t need to go on. Each room having its own bathroom was an absolute luxury and the details were wonderful from the Denby kitchenware to the treats on arrival. It’s a great location and we will definitely be back again.

    - Claire, February 2022

    Thank you for your lovely kind review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the treats on arrival and liked the property. The kitchen is my favorite part so I’m glad you enjoyed it with a private chef - what a fabulous idea! We hope to welcome you back! Property Owner

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite free-standing bath, steam room with shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • central heating with wood burning stove and gas fire
  • Range master cooker with electric double oven and gas hob, grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking on driveway for 4 cars, free on-street parking also available outside of the property
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 2 medium pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, Pooley Bridge 3 miles, Ullswater 4 miles

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The property

Fern Bank is a magnificent, detached Grade II listed property, ideally perched in the bustling market town of Penrith in Cumbria. Resting just a short distance from the scenic Lake District National Park, Four miles from Ullswater and less than thirty minutes from Keswick and Derwentwater, with the beautiful Eden Valley on the doorstep just waiting to be explored and within easy reach of the border town of Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall Fern Bank is a superb dwelling for a stylish getaway to the Lakes, boasting an elevated position and easy access to the sights of Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens and Carlisle Cathedral. Be welcomed into the vast hallway, where there is plenty of spaces for storing coats, shoes and bags, and be greeted by a sweeping staircase, marble floors and eye-catching feature lighting. Look forward to cooking up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, with handy dishwasher and range cooker, before joining your guests at the dining table to sample the fruits of your labour as you toast to a wonderful holiday. For evening drinks, head to the seating area where you can soak up the warmth of the gas fire and enjoy a show on the Smart TV. After a day of exploring, take advantage of the convenient utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, where you can put muddy clothes on a spin. Take your pick of relaxation areas on the ground-floor, where you can retreat to the spacious sitting room with its traditional woodburning stove and Smart TV, perfect for an evening spent cosying up, or the snug where you can put your feet up on the plush sofas and enjoy a film or delve into a book from the extensive bookcase. You and your guests will also benefit from the cloakroom, which is perfect for freshening up as well as having more storage space. As your eyes grow heavy, climb the beautiful staircase to the first floor where you will discover four exceptional bedrooms, each with their own en-suites, a super-king-size with a stunning free-standing bath and steam room with shower, a king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, a twin with zip/link with en-suite bathroom, and a twin with en-suite shower room, each one decorated to a high standard and perfect for a restful night. Wake-up with a refreshing shower, before pushing open the bi-fold doors to the expansive gardens and settling down to enjoy your morning coffee. Fern Bank is ideally located for exploring the Lakes and ensures a myriad of activity is available right on your doorstep. The polpular village of Pooley Bridge on the shores of Ullswater, the "Queen Of The English Lakes" is just four miles away. Head out for the day and enjoy a leisurely stroll to explore the 14th-century ruins of the former imposing Penrith Castle, where after you can settle down to enjoy a freshly prepared picnic on the surrounding grassy meadows of Castle Park. Nearby, you can delve into Penrith’s history at the Penrith and Eden Museum where you can expect small displays including fossils. Head to the outskirts of Penrith where you will find a historical hub just over the Eamont Bridge, here lies the Mayburgh Henge, the Eden Millennium Monument, the scenic site of King Arthur’s Round Table and the Brougham Hall Charitable Trust which houses a delightful range of shops and a café. Take a trip to the charming town of Keswick, home to the Keswick Museum where you can brush up on your local knowledge, the Derwent Pencil Museum which details the towns history of pencil manufacturing and the quirky Puzzling Place filled with artwork and optical illusions. Hop on a boat at the marina and sail to Derwent Island and House, where you will find the beautiful Italianate Grade II listed house which has stood on the island since the 18th century. Be sure to find time to visit the city of Carlisle, where you can immerse yourself in local life at the Carlisle Castle which houses a museum with displays of Roman history or make a stop at Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life which houses a plethora of military history. For memories that will last a lifetime, be sure to choose Fern Bank as your home-away-from home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

PENRITH

Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle (The Windsor of the North), Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas