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Very Spacious house with Upstairs Lounge & Balcony great view of the countryside

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Orchard House,Icold Road, Greystoke, Cumbria - Greystoke A Quiet Beautiful Lakeland Village Well Situated For Exploring The Lake District.

The house is in the peaceful and quiet village of Greystoke, well situated for exploring the beauty of the Lake District and Eden Valley. The village has a small friendly pub, a well-stocked shop/ post office, a beautiful church and in the summer months, an outdoor pool. Orchard House is a large, detached property that is furnished, decorated and equiped to a high standard. A hardwood staircase leads to the lounge where the upside down layout maximises the views of the village church and countryside by having double aspect windows and a balcony (25’x13’). Also upstairs and sharing the scenery is the generous master bedroom with king size feature bed and en-suite bathroom. Downstairs, there is a twin bedroom and a double bedroom. A modern three-piece bathroom with shower is also on the ground floor. There is a large fitted kitchen with dining area and a second lounge which ensures plenty of space for all the family (30’x13’).


Property Manager
Craig Peart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Craig Peart

We loved visiting the Lake District as a family and have spent many days climbing the local fells and visiting the local attractions over the years cementing my love for the area. So I jumped at the chance to look after and run Orchard House (Also Shelterstone and Ferndale) not only to spend more time in the lakes but to let people enjoy visiting the Lakes.

Craig Peart purchased this house in 1980

Why Craig Peart chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

Our family love the area, the north lake is a beautiful with so much to do. Orchard House is situated in Greystoke our second home.

The area is so easy to access from the house with a great choice of walks, Lakes and attractions on hand.

What makes this house unique

The property is spacious and cosy benefiting from the views to the village church and surrounding countryside. The house has plenty of parking, patio and garden space.

The village has a great pub, village shop/post office and in the summer month an open air pool run by the village.

Amenities

Greystoke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • There is the main bathroom downstairs with sink, toilet and powerful Mira shower over the bath. The en-suite is upstairs and also has a sink toilet and bath with a Mira over the bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The large master bedroom with King sized bed, TV and Ipod docking alarm clock is upstairs. Its also double aspect and has an en-suite. The remaining 2 bedrooms are downstairs a good sized double and a twin.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: The house is built on a generous plot with parking for several cars on the private driveway. There is a large patio area at the front and front and rear gardens great for those warm summer days. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included in the price is the gas, electric, bedding, Towels and a welcome pack. We also have two other properties advertised in Keswick, Shelterstone and Ferndale please take a look if this is not suitable.

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Very Spacious house with Upstairs Lounge & Balcony great view of the countryside
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Good location but this house is in a time warp

  • 3 of 5

Greystoke is a nice village with pub, local shop and cafe. Orchard House is well placed in the village and it's a good location, especially for the North Lakes. The house is probably good if you're a family with young children because it's so spacious and "homely". It is in a time warp, though. The decor and furniture are so last century - will pink bathrooms, pink furniture and cut pile carpets ever be fashionable again? But we did enjoy chatting about redesigning the rooms, decor and furnishings to bring them into the twenty first century! A bit ambitious, maybe - but the removal of ancient pot pourri and dried flower arrangements would have been a start, as would have been the replacement of the disgusting, if not hazardous, "non stick" frying pan in the ktchen. But as we spent most of our time out of the house, its shortcomings weren't a problem for us. There were comments in the visitors' book that a little tlc for the house would be good - very apt, we thought. We did wonder how often the owners visit but appreciated its good location and the fact that we didn't have to worry about keeping everything pristine!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Orchard House, we really appreciate it as we are constantly trying to improve our holiday home. We are glad you enjoyed staying in the village it truly is beautiful and we never get bored of returning even after many years. We are disappointed you didn't love the house as much as we do, our tastes in décor must differ. The frying pan and dried flowers are sortable but major work is more difficult. We have recently spent a considerable sum on a new heating system and two new showers not to mention the dishwasher, Free WIFI and Satellite TV and feel for the price Orchard House is good value. Once again thank you for taking the time to review Orchard House. We do have more reviews online.
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Special interest holidays:

The village of Greystoke is perfectly situated for exploring the area. Keswick is not far away with breathtaking scenary, this popular Lakeland town is situated on the shores of Derwent Water and close to both Bassenthaite and Ullswater. There are some great family hills like Catbells or challenging peaks like Skiddaw which one of the highest in the Lake Districk.

There are many nearby attractions and extensive array of lakes and fells to explore. Visit Whinlatter forest where you can walk, bike or even climb through the trees -'Go Ape' is great for a challenge. View the only pair of Osprays in England which nest in the trees around Bassenthaite. On a wet day, The Rheged visitors centre which is 5 minutes down the road is great with shops, cafes, children play area and I-max cinema. Also at Honistor Slate mine you can scale the rock face of the famous Fleetworth Pike or explore the mine shafts deep into the mountain itself.

Further Details:

The Lake District has many impressive mountains, open fells and beautiful lakes. The landscape has inspired several literary greats, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. You can cruise on a steam-powered yacht or walk the hills and valleys. There are simply so many great ways to explore the Lake District.

For the serious walker, the mountains of Skiddaw, Helvellyn or the highest peak in England, Scaffell Pike provide a great challenge. At lower levels there are hundreds of routes wandering among the lakes and

stone-walled fields.

You can even choose a lake to suit your mood: if bustling lakeside towns and exhilarating watersports take your fancy, then Windermere, Derwent Water and Coniston Water will suit. If its peace and tranquility you seek then the secluded lakes of Buttermere and Wastwater are not to be missed. Yet Cumbria offers much more than the lakes alone. Explore the National Nature Reserve on Walney Island or visit the picturesque Duddon Valley, where the heather clad moors peppered with birch trees inspired many of Wordsworths poems.

There are a variety of castles, old statley homes and interesting Slate buildings accross the area. You can even visit a working Slate mine and learn how the process begins. Whinlatter and Grizdale forrests are great for mountain biking and walking, you can even Go Ape and climb through the trees. To the east lies the green and sheltered Eden Valley. Its dramatic landscape provides a range of activities including walking, cycling and watersports making for a perfect family day out.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book our property we would need a completed booking form and a £100 deposit either pay by cheque or bacs. The balance is due three weeks before the start of your holiday. No smoking, pets or single sex groups.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday
Short breaks are available off peak minimum 3 nights
Arrival 4pm and Leave by 10.00am

Notes on prices:
Prices include heating, Electricity, Bedding, Towels and a welcome pack.
Saturday - Saturday
No smoking, pets or single sex groups thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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