About the property
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Stone Cottage sleeping 2 + 2 with Picture Windows, Hot Tub and Splendid View
Jubilee Cottage was converted in 2012 from a traditional stone byre. It has a living room with full wall windows and glass doors leading to full length private terrace. Great views to the Pennines. It has oak doors, local oak features, and white walls. Separate bedroom with king size bed which can be split into two singles. The living room contains two sofas, one of which can be converted to double sofa bed. Cottage can sleep 2 adults and 2 children, but not normally four adults. Smart TV with internet access. DVD player. Free WiFi. Wood burning stove, logs included. Remotely controlled radiators provide background heat. The kitchen along one wall contains a large fridge/freezer, electric oven and hot, and dishwasher. Full range of crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking equipment. Fold down dining table can fit four. The bathroom has an extra wide bath with power shower above, loo, washbasin and electric towel rail. Small porch for boots and coats. Off road dedicated parking space.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Freddy Markham
Hello. I'm Freddy Markham, and have lived in Morland, near Penrith for nearly 40 years, and my family have lived here for generations before that. I spent most of my working life running a travel clothing business I founded called Travelling Light, specialising in direct marketing. We had a mail order catalogue, nine shops around the country, and a factory in Workington where we made most of the clothes. I have four grown up children, three boys and a girl, and am now the grandfather of four small boys.
Freddy Markham purchased this Cottage in 1877
Why Freddy Markham chose Morland
My family bought Greengill Farm with 40 acres in 1877. It was a tenanted farm until about 1990. In 1995 we converted the main barn into a warehouse for our Travelling Light business. I came to live here in 2005, modernising the house and building an extension already called the Bower House, based on the original 16/17th century farmhouse, to take advantage of the great view to the Pennines. In 2009 I opened a small campsite in the small field, in 2012 converted the old byre into Jubilee Cottage, and in 2013 upgraded the barn to Greengill Bunk Barn. Greengill Holidays is now complete and open to visitors of all ages. Morland is well placed in Cumbria, not far from the M6 and with easy access to the Lakes, Pennines, Dales and Borders. It is a quiet refuge, and a base for adventures.
What makes this Cottage unique
You can choose from five different properties, a house, two cottages, a bunk barn and a campsite. So you can find something suitable for each generation. Greengill is a place for the extended family, club or group. The main room in the barn is a wonderful place for a gathering and a party, and excellent value for money. Combine the bunks in the barn with tents or caravans on the campsite, and four star accommodation in the cottages. It is this flexibility that makes Greengill unique. The properties can also be combined with Morland House, the main Markham house in the village centre which sleeps up to 18 in 9 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. See www.morlandhouse.net. Morland House is ideal on its own for family gatherings.
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Greengill House is available for letting for minimum 7 nights in July and August only. Beach: Nearest coast is the Solway Firth, about 50 minutes drive at Silloth. Further south is Morecambe Bay, Walney Island with a bird reserve, Peil Island with a ruined castle, about 80 minutes away. Travel: Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds are just over 100 miles or two hours motorway drive. Newcastle is 70 miles, taking under two hours. Edinburgh and Glasgow are 120 miles away, taking two and a half hours. Distances: Morland is 7 miles south east of Penrith and 8 miles to M6. Greengill is on the edge of Morland village which has a cafe and a pub within 4 minutes walk. The local shopping town is Penrith with major supermarkets. Appleby, 7 miles, is a small attractive town with local shops, and Shap, 6 miles, has a Co-Op and chippie. Ullswater the nearest lake is 20 minutes drive, and Keswick, capital of the Lakes, 30 minutes. Carlisle, the major city, is 25 miles north, and Kendal 24 miles south. Further Details: Morland is the home of the excellent Mill Yard Cafe/bistro/local shop/off licence. It cooks Full English Breakfasts, makes excellent light lunches and takeaways, and does excellent pizzas to eat in or take away on Friday nights, and bistro style candlelit dinners on Saturday nights. It has a private dining room for up to 24 people for a special occasion. Booking essential. Opposite is the Crown Inn, a local pub with real ale and meals at weekends. Guests are also welcome to explore the 4 acre Victorian gardens of Morland House centred round Morland beck in the centre of the village. In the next village Great Strickland is the Strickland Arms, open for meals every night, and a bit further on in Clifton, the George and Dragon, a genuine gastro pub. For a very special occasion, the Sharrow Bay on Ullswater is in a class of its own. The many Lake District attractions include the steamers on Ullswater where you can combine a walk with a sail, and steamers and launches on other lakes. Stately homes include Dalemain, winner of the Garden of the Year 2013, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Levens Hall with its topiary garden, and further away Holker Hall and Muncaster Castle. There are four local walks around Morland described in a special booklet, and many walks in the local area and, of course, the Lake District, Pennines, and Yorkshire Dales which start only half an hour away. Hadrian's Wall and the Solway Firth are also in easy reach. The Eden Valley is also a great cycling area with many quiet rolling roads and lovely views. Fishing in the Eden and its tributaries is also very possible, and you can get expert advice about where to go and how to do it.
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Booking Notes: Check availability on the availability chart, and then email your request. We will agree dates and price. Confirmation of booking is by payment of a non-returnable deposit, which is £100 or 33%, whichever is the greater. The balance, also non-returnable, is due one month before arrival. Easiest payment is online to Greengill Holidays. Cheques can also be accepted. Changeover Day: We welcome Short Breaks of 3 night weekends or 4 nights mid-week, which are the same price. Preferred change-over days are Fridays and Mondays, but this is flexible especially at quieter times of year. Check-in time is 2pm, and check-out 11am. Notes on prices: Short Breaks are welcomed in the Bower House and Jubilee Cottage. Choose 3 night weekend or 4 nights midweek for same price. Spring prices are £250, Summer £295, and Autumn £195. Christmas and New Year are £125 per night for first 3 nights and £100 for extra nights. Greengill House is £200 per night for first 3 nights, and £150 for extra nights.
Bookings confirmed by non-returnable deposit of one third fee by online transfer. Non-returnable balance due one month before arrival