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5* Lakeland Barn Conversion

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Lake District (Ullswater Area) Cumbria, England - Situated In The National Park 15 Mins From Keswick With The Lake And Blencathra 10 Mins.

Situated in the small hamlet of Beckses, Penruddock the barn (converted for the millennium) contains many features which express the owner's character: creative textiles and artefacts from around the world, original paintings. Furnishings are antique mixed with top quality modern thus pocket sprung mattresses are standard. The owner/ managers pride themselves on a personal service. We would love to welcome you to our former home the stuff of dreams and for many 'the most beautiful place on earth'.

paul lillington
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About paul lillington

Pat and Paul met at Ilford Palais in London in 1963, they retired early from college careers in 1997 and bought the property in 2001 which they then converted themselves. The property has been holiday let for 10 years. Paul's mother came from Cumbria and he spent his holidays as a child here and recalls sunshine, pushing cars up hills and near traffic free roads. Pat is artistic singing with an excellent local choir and acting as treasurer of Keswick Society of Arts. We have two children, a son who owns a local estate agency and daughter who is a social worker in the south. Three grandchildren enrich our lives.

paul lillington purchased this barn in 2001

Why paul lillington chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

We purchased this barn in 1999 and converted it as a 5* cottage. It is in the driest corner of the Lake District with access to the Pennines and Hadrians Wall. The Lake District has a huge range of activities with Rheged, a huge underground complex nearby providing undercover options. Whatever the weather, and often winter is the best with a dusting of snow on the tops, quiet walks (although more and more people are catching on) and good food and drink, it is an ideal base.

What makes this barn unique

Because we converted it ourselves Greenhow has something of our personality. We love it, and believe you will to. The owners live 15kms away so if there is a problem then a rapid response is given or if a query about the best walks, this can easily be answered. Because of its size and the presence of three bat5hrooms and a cloakroom, it is ideal for families or friends having a 'get together'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Hewison family commented: 'Being a 'home' being before it was a holiday let, showed. Thank you for allowing it to be our home for a fantastic holiday. The owners gave a very warm welcome which was much appreciated. I would recommend Greenhow to others and I hope we return ourselves one day'.

Another enjoyable week at Greenhow. The children have enjoyed feeding the geese with the farmer and hearing about the animals that used to live in the barns. Green family

Had a fantastic week- weather been kind to us. Cottage lovely, would not hesitate returning. Ramblers
May 2012
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Penrith Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En suite master bathroom with large bathtub(ground) En suite master bathroom with shower (upper) Family bathroom opposite twin with over bath shower (upper) Cloakroom beside twin bedroom (ground)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 with king sized bed and en suite (ground floor) Twin bedroom with single beds (ground floor) Master bedroom 2 with king size bed and en suite (upper floor) Twin bedroom with single beds (upper floor)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: No pets or smoking Outside: Large paved area which can handle three cars (parking elsewhere in the development is not possible though the road outside has wide verges). A patio area with table and chairs and a small garden with path to the wall beside the beck where you can interact with the geese. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer with further storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included. the property is cleaned weekly by the owners and the beds made up prior to your arrival. Access is by means of a key safe number provided after clearance of final payment. Other: The ideal addition for a wet day - a porch with chapel seating and a wide range of guidebooks. The double height hall has well stocked book case and a quiet chair. There is good mobile reception available for mobile wi fi.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

5* Lakeland Barn Conversion
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Greenhow Penruddock

Worth every penny !!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights at Greenhow ,6 adults and 2 children ,we found the house to have all we required and a lovely base for touring around the area . The owners were extremely helpful and friendly people .

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Jim - much welcomed
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
manchester or newcastl;e
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
St Bees


The Cumbrian coast is 45 minutes driving time.


Manchester and Newcastle airports 90 miles away. A train service to Penrith is frequent and quick while a bus leaves the station dropping off 1/4 mile from property. An hourly service runs from close to the property to Keswick from where an excellent service with day passes covers the area. The A66 being nearby access in winter is very reliable.


Local pub/ restaurants 1/2 mile

Village shop and post office 2 miles

Penrith with Sainsbury, Morrison, Booths, Co-op stores 7miles

Ullswater 7miles, Keswick 11 miles, Grasmere 19miles, Windermere 22 miles, Coniston 28 miles, Hadrians Wall 33 miles, Gretna Green 34miles.


Rates & Availability

Penrith Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 15
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 16
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 17
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 18
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 19
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 20
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance six weeks before arrival. Payments may be either by cheque or by electronic funds transfer to the owners account. At this time credit cards are regrettably not accepted.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Outside school holidays short breaks are considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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