This house is full of character and is able to sleep four people in one en suite double room, and one twin room whilst the open-plan living space is composed of a spacious, light sitting-area, fitted-kitchen and dining table. On the edge of the pretty village of Great Strickland, seven miles from Penrith, is this fabulous single-storey detached cottage. Situated in the attractive grounds of the owner's home, this property provides first-class accommodation in a quiet, peaceful location. The property provides a wealth of character features such as exposed beams, Velux windows and a cosy wood-burning stove. Adding to the property's airy feel a...re a set of French doors leading to a wonderful, private, south-facing patio area â ideal for alfresco dining, or sunbathing with a good book.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player/radio, library of books/games. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private patio area with furniture, plus area of lawned garden. Cycle storage available. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 10 mins walk.
Region: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Town: Ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and Eden Valley, the attractive, unspoilt rural village of Great Strickland makes an excellent holiday spot. Most of the local amenities for the village are provided by the nearby market town of Penrith and include a good selection of shops and restaurants, a cinema and swimming baths. Great Strickland does have some amenities with an excellent village pub. Just two miles away is the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre whilst a cruise on one of Ullswater's motor yachts is also worth investigating â these leave hourly from Pooley Bridge, just five miles from Great Strickland. Dalemain Historic House, which was used as a backdrop in a television adaptation of Jane Eyre, is nearby as is the Rheged Discovery Centre, giving visitors a wide selection of holiday activities.
Additional amenities include: high chair, cooker.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
We received a warm welcome from the owner of Sunny Hill. The property itself was very clean, tidy and comfortable. As a single storey cottage, with no steps to negotiate inside, it was also very accessible for anyone with mobility problems. My daughter and her friend enjoyed being able to spend time in the garden relaxing and having fun in the early evening after a day out.
Sue, the owner was very knowledgeable about amenities such as restaurants, pubs etc. All her suggestions proved to be 'spot on' with regard to who would provide us with good service etc.
The cottage was located in a very peaceful village surrounded by lovely views. It was well situated for walkers and anyone keen to see more of the Lake District.
We all had a thoroughly enjoyable time and returned home feeling like we'd had a good break.
J,M B & C
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | J,M B & C
Lovely well equipped cottage. Light and airy and quite spacious. Would have preferred a washing machine to the dishwasher, but no complaints. Very quiet village and the local pubs were great for meals.
Flint, North Wales
Excellent relaxing break
Left on 01/13/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | Craig Reid
Warm welcome from lovely owners who left us a bottle of wine and cake.Cottage was beautifully furnished,very warm and cosy -there was a wood burning stove which we did not need to use as the weather was very mild.Lovely outlook from Cottage onto open fields and garden full of wildlife.
MIC AND JENNY HALL
Superb in all aspects
Left on 12/08/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | MIC AND JENNY HALL
Great service from Sykes. Lovely friendly owners of a superb property. An excellent location for the lake district and for the Cumbria/Westmorland area. Very nice village with a good eating pub, but, lots of other eating places on the a6, within a few miles.
We had a lovely welcome from the owners - bottle of wine and other goodies. Wouls love to go again.
Mic and Jenny hall
Mrs R McNulty
Great cottage, great owners, great week away, Great Strickland!
Left on 05/05/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Mrs R McNulty
We've visited Sunny Hill before but in the bleak midwinter of 2009, so we were keen to revisit without snow drifts and be able to explore more of the beautiful Cumbrian countryside that we just could not get to first time around. We were not disappointed - the walk to the village pub is just right, with a fantastic menu to suit everyone. Sue and Joe are so accommodating and nothing is too much trouble for them to ensure you have a great relaxing stay. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and is so comfortable.The weather was amazingly mild for mid-March which all added to the overall pleasure of the week - we even managed to sit out in the garden for lunch on two days and use the garden swing to have forty winks after our lunchtime bottle of wine, left as a welcoming gift from our hosts. I think we may even go back again in another season - we've yet to spot those red squirrels that many other visitors seem to have seen many times before us!
Stockton on Tees
very peaceful escape
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Miss Duncan
A lovely welcoming cottage. If you want to get away from it all its perfect as it is very secluded. There is no shop in the village so if you are not wanting to drive then ensure you have all your supplies as it is about 5 mile to the nearest one.
The fire starter pack does not last long, I reccomend taking fire lighters with you I did for one day and the fire lasted much longer.
The home made cake and wine that was there for our arrival was a lovely touch
would definatley return
Quiet Cottage with no disturbances!
Left on 11/11/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Grimshaws
We stayed here for a week during august, weather was iffy but the cottage was so nice that it didn't matter if we stayed inside for a day or two. There's plenty of walks to go on, very close location to Penrith, Ullswater and other lakes. We went over to Kendal to see a play at the Theatre by Windermere, which was hilarious. The owners are really welcoming, warm and accommodating.
Wendy and Robin
Left on 11/06/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Wendy and Robin
Sunny Hill is an excellent cottage in a very peaceful location. The owners are brilliant hosts and very nice people. The location is great for the Lakes and the Dales. Even for towns and shops. A totally comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
Left on 09/18/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Essex couple
We try to make a trip to he Lake District a yearly event.
We prefer to be just outside the busiest area's when in the Lakes.
Sunny Hill was a perfect find for us. Peace and quiet within a well kept garden to return to after a day touring the area. The local pub prepared superb meals...roll on next year when we hope to make a return trip to Sunny Hill and its friendly helpful owners.
Andy and Kate
Left on 06/01/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Andy and Kate
Lovely cottage, friendly owners
Great base for touring Eastern lake District, cottage well furnished and very peaceful location
Leo & Agnes
A Perfect Retreat.
Left on 12/11/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Leo & Agnes
The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and
therefore our stay there was most comfortable.
The owners, who stayed next door, were very friendly
but in no way intrusive. Their welcome pack, as well
as the usual necessities, included a bottle of wine.
Overall we look on this cottage as " a great find "
and hope to return sometime next year.
It is ideally situated for both The Dales and The
A quick read at the House Book shows nothing but
Colin and Valerie
Superb relaxing experience
Left on 12/07/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Colin and Valerie
Easily booked via the internet and Sykes very helpful.
Accommodation very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Highly recommend the en-suite shower (wish we had one like it at home). Bottle of wine in the fridge and tea and biscuits a lovely idea, (both went down very well). Hosts very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. To sum up the best holiday cottage let we have experienced in the last 20 years. So much so we rebooked for next year within a week of returning home.
Location was brilliant, near Penrith and the Lakes but far enough away to feel really rural. Loved the hammock and barbeque, only sorry we didnt get a chance to use them, maybe next time. Even managed a day trip into Scotland.
Liked the comfortable furniture and the wood burning stove (which got used a few times), cant really think of anything we didnt like. Weather could have been better but didnt expect too much end September in the UK.
Mr & Mrs A
Left on 12/06/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | Mr & Mrs A
We stayed in Great Strickland in 2008 and the weather was very good to us we had sunshine all week. We received a great welcome and were very comfortable in this disceptively sized cottage. The garden was a great size for the kids to run around and the patio area was a real sun trap. Any little problems were quickly sorted by our hosts who live in the house at the end of the drive.
Everything was spotelessly clean and in good condition. The only draw back for us was the limited amenities in the village but we were very centrally placed for touring the Lake district which we saw alot of during our 1 week holiday.
Anna & Margaret
An outstanding cottage with wonderful host and hostess
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Anna & Margaret
The cottage has been purpose built, and has been beautifully appointed with wood, looking as though no expense has been spared. The open plan dining and sitting room are extremly comfortable, like home from home. The garden viewed from the french windows has been lovingly landscaped.
Directions given to the cottage by the host were clear, and of course the Lake district itself is wonderful for walking around the various lakes, and the village pub not only has wonderful landlord, the food is also wonderful
Beautiful cottage and lovely surounds
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Beautiful cottages
We arrived at the cottage and the owners had left a lovely welcome gift of wine and cake. We enjoyed a lovely week at this cottage which has all the facilities needed. It was nice and quite and we had two friendly horse as neighbours. It was well situated for us to explore the Lake District and we also travelled as far as Newcastle. I would highly recomend this property and will consider returning at a future date.
Lee & GaryNorman
Outstanding like home from home
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Lee & GaryNorman
We had a wonderfull time at the cottage this was our second time here, and it was just as good as the first time. The couple who own the cottage are friend and helpfull nothing was to much trouble.
The accomadation was to a very high standard.
And there is so much to see and do in this location. We would recommened this cottage to our family and friends.
Fabulous home from home
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Peall family
The cottage was situated in a quiet area but within easy reach of Penrith with its variety of shops and supermarkets.We were greeted warmly by the owners and shown round.A nice touch were the scones and tea waiting for us after our long journey.The cottage was charming with en suite shower room to the master bedroom and a lovely family bathroom with shower over.The french doors opened onto a patio with table ideal for a leisurely breakfast watching the birds in the pretty garden.A trip to the lakes is a must,as is a visit to Ambleside.At Cockermouth we visited Wordsworths house and explored the local shops.On the way home from there we called at Maryport.Dont be put off by the industrial area near the harbour the beach and rock pools are superb as is a paddle in the sea.Lodore falls in Borrowdale is a magical spot but be prepared for a steep narrow climb with a single track road.We had a fantastic week helped by super weather.Why go abroad with all that waiting about at airports etc when we have the fabulous scenery and luxury accmmodation here?
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