Gorgeous Period Cottage close to the Lake District. Detached & Enc. Garden. WiFi
About Chloe Hibberd
My name is Chloe Hibberd and I currently live in the South of England, but the Lake District is my true passion! My husband and I fell in love with the Lakes within a year or so of meeting each other and ended up visiting it so many times that eventually we decided we'd love to own and run some holiday cottages in this wonderful part of the country. Having stayed in so many holiday lets ourselves, we really feel as though we know what makes a great holiday and are truly committed to making sure our guests have the best holiday ever! At the end of the day, we know how we all have to work hard to afford our holidays, so we feel it's the responsibility of the holiday home owner to ensure that those precious days don't disappoint!
Chloe Hibberd purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Chloe Hibberd chose Penrith
Dunkeld Cottage really is a super cute cottage and we fell in love with it. It's detached (albeit by a whisper!) and has a beautiful open plan lounge into the dining room and is full of beamed ceilings and hidden quirky corners! The cottage dates back to 1820 and yet has been extremely well maintained and looked after - with all the mod cons! We particularly love the kitchen/breakfast room which has lovely views over the garden and is very spacious. All of the appliances you could need are here - including integral dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and of course a hob and double oven. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, again, boasting glorious beams throughout and are very charming. There is also a bathroom with a bath - ideal for a bubbly soaking after a long Lake District walk! The garden is fully enclosed and private and there is plenty of room for you to bring your bikes - and probably anything else like a canoe etc.. - just ask us! We love the fact that Ullswater is around a 15 minute scenic drive from the cottage - we got married on the shores of Lake Ullswater, so it is particularly memorable for us. But equally, the Pennines are the backdrop of the cottage, and if you want to head away from the crowds that can sometimes gather in the summer, then a delightful stroll around Pennine country may be just what you need!
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Lovely little cottage
We had a lovely stay in Dunkeld Cottage. Communication with Chloe, the owner, was easy and she responded quickly to any questions we had. The cottage is cosy and very clean and we were provided with a cot and highchair for our 8 month old. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need and there is plenty of room to eat in there too. The garden is small but fine for the children to play with their toys in.
The location is good if you want access to the Lakes, Dales and Pennines by car but we did not explore Kirkby Thore itself. There was plenty of information about things to do in the area - someone had even left tickets of somewhere they had been as it was an ticket that could be used again. What a good idea!
All in all, we had a lovely stay at the cottage and would definitely recommend it for couples and small families.
Cosy cottage with lots of character!
We have just returned from a fab long weekend in Dunkeld cottage. We took our 3 month old baby and little dog and it was great for our little family.
It’s just off the main road that takes you into the heart of the lakes but far enough away that you would never even know the traffic was there!
The cottage has everything you could possibly need.
Thank you so much - so pleased you had a lovely break in the cottage. You will be welcome back anytime you are able to visit this wonderful part of the world again! Chloe xx
Perfect place to stay
What a lovely home from home. My partner and I stayed here for the 3 nights to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and it was just perfect, everything we wanted it to be. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, the house is decorated perfectly to suit your surroundings. There is a little space at the back with a grandfather clock and a little fluffy sheep which my partner and I just adored, there is just something about that area that makes you feel calm, you will know what I mean when you see it. The shower and bath are both great, bed is unbelievably comfortable. No complaints about anything. Thanks for having us, I’m sure we’ll be back soon.
Wow, what a lovely review, thank you so much! So pleased you loved the cottage! You'll be welcome back anytime you want to stay again :) Many thanks again, Chloe xx
Clean, warm and comfortable.
Great location to explore Cumbria and Eden. Beautiful scenery. The cottage was well equipped for all your needs.
Thank you for your review - so pleased you had a lovely stay! All the very best, Chloe xx
Just back from a great few days, the cottage is exactly how it looks on the photos, lovely! The fire is fantastic, even though the cottage was very warm we still enjoyed sitting next to the traditional fire place. I will be recommending the cottage to friends and family.
Thank you so much for your recommendations, it means a lot to us! You'll be welcome back anytime xx Chloe
Thank you for your review - so pleased you had a fab time! You'll be welcome back anytime x Chloe
Nestled at the foot of the Pennines and within 15 minutes of the gorgeous Lake District. Ullswater is the closest lake where you can enjoy a stunning boat ride on the steamer boats and combine it with glorious mountain and lower level walking. Keswick is around a 20 to 25 minute drive away, where the beautiful and much loved Derwentwater provide a stunning day out, finishing off in the village with the ample shops and bars and restaurants. Kirkby Thore itself is also blessed with a very well renowned bistro restaurant which is mentioned in the Michelin Guide yet won't break the bank - it's within walking distance of the cottage. In addition, a delightful half an hour stroll from the cottage along the banks of the river Eden take you to a number of other local pubs and cafes.