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 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’).
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Orchard House,Icold Road, Greystoke, Cumbria - Greystoke A Quiet Beautiful Lakeland Village Well Situated For Exploring The Lake District.
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- Jul 17, 2018
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
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Good house in a well-placed, pretty location
The house is in a peaceful location with the Lake District to one side of you and the Yorkshire Dales to the other side. This makes both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales easy to reach. The house itself is nice and large with a lovely, sociable, well-equipped kitchen/dining/lounge area downstairs (where we spent most of our time when we were inside, quite often watching sheep). The upstairs bedroom is particularly large and it was a bit of a treat to have all that space. The village of Greystoke is quiet, friendly and very pretty and has a good children's playground/park just a 5 minute walk away. The outdoor swimming pool is right next to the park and was great fun, especially since we had a very hot week of weather. There's loads to do within a short drive: mountains such as Blencathra, and lakes such as Ullswater with its boat trips, many walks (eg Aira Falls and surrounding area) plus swimming opportunities when it's particularly hot; there are also many archaeological things within easy reach including Castlerigg stone circle (wonderful 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains), Long Meg and Her Daughters, Brougham Castle and Mayburgh Henge (Penrith). We had to go to Keswick one day and it was boiling hot and packed with irritable people; we were very pleased to get back to our lovely area of tranquility!
We had a great stay at this property, the weather for our week was also very good, lovely views out over the fields from the property, nice & quiet, with plenty of space, a set of draws each side of the downstairs double bed would be better than a chair but everything else was great,
So central and cosy had lovely week there also house equipped smashing
A real Home away from Home! ;-)
We have been to a few holiday houses but Orchard House was by far our best.. situated in a peaceful beautiful village, near to so many beautiful areas. . The house was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed! WE LOVED THE RELAXING UPSTAIRS LOUNGE WITH THE BALCONY OVER LOOKING THE SHEEP! The games cupboard is fab too! We will definitely be back!
Thank you for taking the time to review our holiday home it is much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Good location but this house is in a time warp
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!
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Notes on prices: Prices include heating, Electricity, Bedding, Towels and a welcome pack. Saturday - Saturday Short breaks are available off peak minimum 3 nights No smoking, pets or single sex groups thank you.