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$303 / night
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Jenny's Croft – Home 9269201 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Jenny's Croft is a 5* rated, Gold Award standard peaceful holiday cottage within the Rowley Estates and is located in the hamlet of Glassonby situated in the middle of the Eden Valley. Views over the rolling hills of the Eden Valley are the main feature of Jenny's Croft and its private entrance, parking area and outlook make the best of this. Jenny's Croft has also been certified as a 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' cottage y Visit England which means we provide extra facilities, equipment and information for our visitors and there is plenty of room in the large off road garden area for getting outside! If Jenny's Croft is already reserved, please look at our sister cottage, Elk Cottage which offers very similar accommodation and may well be available. The recent renovation of Jenny's Croft brings this traditional Cumbria long house and barn back into habitation for the first time since 1764 and retains their original features including stone walls, arched openings and terraced fields.

Jenny's Croft has two bedrooms & both are ensuite, one with a bathroom and the other with a shower room so you have flexibility regarding bathroom choices. The Master Bedroom has an antique five foot bed. The Eamont Room may be arranged as either a six foot bed or two three foot twin beds depending on your preference. It has an open plan living room, dining room area and a dine in kitchen and a rear sandstone terrace and lovely raised beds which open up to a lawned area then behind onto a recently plated orchard. There is private parking and teak (sustainable plantation) garden furniture on the terrace and a Weber charcoal BBQ grill with locally sourced charcoal and equipment provided for guest use.

There is great walking from the front door of Jenny's Croft. We have posted some routes on The Rowley Estates website under the 'walks, hikes and drives' section beneath 'Great Days Out & Activities'. My absolute favourite is along the River Eden from Dale Raven down towards Little Salkeld. It is spectacularly beautiful down there with some old hermit caves carved into the sandstone cliffs about a mile or so along the walk. One of England's largest Druidic stone circles - Long Met and her Daughters - is also close by & is owned by our family. It is a fun place to spend some time climbing on the rocks & there is an old legend that people can never count the same number of stones twice around.

There are two great local puns in the next village called The Crown and The Fetherston Arms. Reservations are definitely recommended on the weekends for these pubs as they are super popular with the locals-including our family! Glassonby is about 3 miles from Melmerby and about 12 miles from Ullswater & The Lakes District.

Jenny's Croft is a short drive (or longish 3 mile walk along an old bridleway) from the village of Melmerby where there is an excellent village shop and tea room, a very reasonably priced antique shop called La Brocante and The Old Village Bakery which serves breakfasts, lunches coffees, homemade bread and cakes and has a lovely ladies fashion, interior and gift shop upstairs called 'Holberrie' which is definitely worth a visit to support local independent retailing! As part of our commitment to its 5* status, we provide our guests with a welcome hamper on arrival which includes a selection of breakfast items including milk, eggs, bread, butter, marmalade, cheese, fresh fruit, orange juice, cereal, biscuits, The Rowley Estates cafetiere coffee and Lakeland Tea and wine. There is also tea, coffee, sugar, spices and other supplies provided in the kitchen. All of the Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathroom toiletries, towels, a generous supply of logs, kindling and firelighters for the open wood burning fire and locally sourced charcoal for the Weber BBQ are all provided free of charge. There is good broadband wifi at Jenny's Croft.

Though Jenny's Croft is no longer part of a working farm, its position on one of the higher hills in the Eden Valley gives it amazing views towards the Pennines and the rolling countryside that has seen this area in Cumbria declared one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Bedrooms at Jenny's Croft

The Master Bedroom - 5' king size bed - ensuite with a bathroom

The Eamont Bedroom - 5 king size bed (can convert to single beds) - ensuite with a shower

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
  • 2 Attached (ensuites)

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Jenny's Croft, Glassonby is located just a couple of miles off the A686 which is a beautifully scenic route from Penrith and crosses the River Eden. The road continues to climb the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where you will find magnificent views across the Eden Valley, Solway Firth and Scotland. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs through Langwathby which is only a short drive from Jenny's Croft The railway has some of the most attractive scenery & is world famous for its Victorian architecture. Penrith train station is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Glassonby & the nearby villages offer wonderful walks with beautiful scenery.

Interaction with guest

Around 2 weeks prior to arrival guests will receive a pre-arrival message which includes details regarding key collection. We also send our guests local information about 'what's on' in the area during their stay. Guests have sole occupancy of the property during their stay and our Manager is available by telephone at all times.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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About the owner

Christine R.
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 Jan 2022
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
69 reviews

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“Spacious high quality rural retreat”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2020

One of the best equipped and appointed cottages we've stayed in - everything you could possibly want is provided, it's good quality and spotlessly clean. It's a great base for explorin… More

Response from the owner Hi Thanks for your super review. It's great to hear you found everything you needed and had some lovely walks. We would be delighted to welcome you back if your travels bring you this way again. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“The perfect holiday cottage”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2020

We have just had the most wonderful 5 nights staying in Jenny's Croft which really is the most perfect base to explore the Lake District. The cottage is very well appointed, is warm, cosy &… More

Response from the owner Hi Thanks for your terrific review, your break at Jenny's Croft sounds great and we're pleased you discovered the delights of Cranstons! I hope we can welcome you back to The Rowley Estates in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“Fabulous”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2019

Just returned from a long weekend at Jenny’s Croft. 1st class everything. Excellent communication with the owners (thank you Christine). Superb location and great walks right from the front door… More

Response from the owner Hi Thanks for y. our terrific review. We're delighted that you were so happy with everything and look forward to welcoming you back . Best Regards Charlie, Christine and Jilly

“Exceptional cottage with a great view”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2019

Village location overlooking the Pennines. Your outside the Lake District National Park and in the Eden valley. It’s much quieter and no less beautiful than the Lakes. Excellent for walking and … More

Response from the owner Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review following on from your break at Jenny's Croft. We are delighted you enjoyed the local area and found Jenny's Croft so comfortable. It is great to hear the weather was kind during your stay! We would be delighted to welcome you back again, please feel free to get back in touch the next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria and the Lake District. Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“September Break”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2019

We spent a week at Jenny’s Croft and it was delightful. We chose it because we wanted somewhere rural and would also provide a good base to get around and also to meet up with family. We were no… More

Response from the owner Hi Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the welcome hamper and the champagne! and I'm delighted to hear that you appreciated our customer service. I hope we can welcome you back to The Rowley Estates. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“Relaxing Break”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2019

We have just spent a wonderful week in Jennys Croft. This is a great cottage with everything you need including a lovely garden and peace and quiet. Our batteries are recharged and we will be back

Response from the owner Hi, Thank you for taking your time to leave this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your wonderful week at Jenny's Croft and it's peaceful garden. When you batteries need recharging please get back in touch and we will be very happy to help. Kind regards Christine, Charlie & Jilly

“Fabulous cottage in idyllic setting”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2019

Jenny’s Croft is a fabulous cottage! The rooms are spacious and comfortable and everywhere is spotlessly clean. The whole cottage is exceptionally well equipped, everything you could need is pro… More

Response from the owner 'Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of Jenny's Croft. We are delighted that you found the cottage comfortable, had everything you needed and that you enjoyed the welcome hamper! We would love to welcome you back if your travels bring you back to Cumbria and the Lake District in the future. Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.'

“Beautiful”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2019

Wow , the cottage was just perfect in every way. Spotlessly clean, cosy and everything you could possibly think to need was provided. It also included a welcome basket with goodies in. The beds wer… More

Response from the owner Hi Thanks for your glowing review. It's great to hear that you found the beds comfortable and enjoyed the welcome hamper. We would be delighted to welcome you back so please feel free to get back in touch when you are ready to plan your next visit! Best Regards Christine, Charles and Jilly

“Perfect for a relaxed break in beautiful countryside”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2018

The cottage was everything we expected and more. The heating was on and the fire laid for our arrival, the welcome basket was exceptional, home made raspberry jam delicious. The cottage is equipped to… More

Response from the owner 'Hi, thank you so much for leaving a review of Jenny's Croft. We are delighted that you found it well equipped and of a high standard and that the cottage was warm and cosy when you arrived. it is great that you enjoyed the welcome hamper, particularly the raspberry jam that is homemade by Jilly! We would love to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.'

“Another fabulous stay”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2018

This was our third stay at Jennys Croft, having also previously stayed at the neighbouring Elk Cottage twice as well. It is a fabulous cottage. The log fire situated in the large open plan living area… More

Response from the owner 'Hi, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review of Jenny's Croft and we are so pleased that you found it warm and cosy as well as large enough and well equipped. We are delighted that you enjoyed the welcome hamper and it sound like you had a fabulous time walking around the Lakes and surrounding towns. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.'

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Christine (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Christine (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Christine (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Christine the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Christine (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Christine (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Christine (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Christine (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Christine (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Christine (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Christine (the owner) a message.

If Christine (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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