Fawcett Mill Holiday Cottage in Penrith Cumbria England
Fawcett Mill Holiday Cottage Penrith Cumbria Lake District England Self Catering Vacation Rental Lodgings Accommodations

Contact: Mr Christopher P Smith

Guestrooms: 7 (sleeps 16)

Address: Penrith, Cumbria, England

Mailing Address: Mr Christopher P Smith, The Operation Ltd., Hambrook Court East, Old Gloucester Rd., Hambrook, South Gloucestershire BS16 1RY England

Telephone: 0161 320 5024 (Yvonne),
0117 970 1618,
0800 44 33 77 (FreePhone)

Activities/Attractions: Going back to the 9th & 10th Centuries, Penrith was the capital of Cumbria. On the outskirts of the town you will find Penrith Castle which was involved in many battles with the Scots and the English. The castle was built at the end of the 14th Century and its ruins can be seen at Castle Park and is owned by the English Heritage. Penrith is the chief northern town of the Vale of Eden, and, for many centuries, was a gateway north and south, east and west.

Penrith with its history, architecture, and shopping is a good base for exploring the Lake District and Eden Valley. At the northern end of Penrith is Beacon Hill which makes an excellent viewing point. In days gone by, a beacon was lit here to warn of impending raids on the town. St. Andrew's Church which was rebuilt in the 18th Century, within the graveyard is said to be the burial place of Owen Caesarius, King of Cumbria and is marked by two 11ft crosses and four hogback tombstones. It is also said that they are a collection of medieval memorials and not graves.

  • The location is ideal for hill walkers
  • With easy access to the Howgill mountains and fells
  • The Coast to Coast Walk passes through our local village of Orton where "The George" is a popular stopping off point, being mid-way between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks
  • The village also has a chocolate factory and tearoom
  • The network of small country lanes and villages is popular with cyclists

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Fawcett Mill Holiday Cottage

Fawcett Mill Holiday Cottage Fireplace

Fawcett Mill Holiday Cottage Kitchen

Fawcett Mill Holiday Cottage Living Room

General Information: Welcome to Fawcett Mill Holiday Cottage in Penrith, Cumbria, England ... overlooking the quiet, unspoilt Howgill Mountains and hidden in its own tranquil valley, with a stream running from an adjacent waterfall through 7 acres of meadowland. Built in 1794 as the mill owner's house, it is furnished in comfortable country style, with oak beams and open hearths throughout.

Fawcett Mill is an idyllic gathering place for a large family or group of friends. It is perfect for reunions, get togethers, Christmas/New Year/Easter celebrations, or a relaxing break away from it all. Summer or winter the environment and scenery is stunning. The Self Catering Cottage is equipped to a very high standard with full gas central heating and fitted carpets. Outside, as well as barbecue areas, there are extensive terraces and patios bordering the stream. Amenities include:

  • 3 double bedrooms
  • 4 twin bedrooms (1 with an additional double bunk bed)
  • A double futon and double settee bed in the lounge + cots
  • Full Central Heating
  • Open wood fires
  • Sauna & Sunbed
  • Rayburn Cooker
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Washer/Dryers
  • Fridge/Freezers
  • Colour TV/Videos
  • Radio & Tape players
  • All linen except towels provided
  • Exterior BBQ area
  • Car Parking

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Delta, Switch, EuroCard, Solo.

Rates: (Prices quoted in GBP Pounds).