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Mallard Cottage in Whitbarrow holiday village,Berrier.Pool etc,overlooking Fells

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

A modern (2004) 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house overlooking the Pennines and Fells

Whitbarrow Village on the edge of the Lake District is 8 miles from Junction 40 of the M6 and is midway between Penrith and Keswick.

The cottage is situated on a purpose built resort overlooking the Northern Lake District Fells. The 'upside down' accommodation ensures that the open plan beamed living accommodation can make the most of the superb distant views of the Pennines and Cross Fell. A small balcony approached from the living room overlooks a grassed area to the fields and hills beyond.

Mallard Cottage was built in 2004 and has been used as a holiday home since then. It situated within Whitbarrow Village with its cobbled walkways, landscaped gardens, duck pond and secluded spots where you can relax with a favourite book or watch the wild life around you.

The leisure center 7am - 9pm daily includes the Reception Desk, an indoor heated swimming pool, children's pool, spa bath, fitness room, sauna, steam room ,childrens indoor play area and table tennis tables.

There is a selection of DVDs, and WiFi is now fully available in the cottage.This is chargeable to every property in the village.Reception will advise you of the details

Location: Conveniently located just fifteen minutes from the M6 motorway and halfway between Penrith and Keswick and ten minutes from Ullswater, Whitbarrow Village resort sits beneath Blencathra Fell and offers both luxury and serenity to all who visit – as well as easy access to the delights of the Lake District, the Eden Valley and the Northern Pennines.

The legendary unspoilt grandeur of the Lake District has proved an inspiration to generations of poets, artists and writers alike, and the area’s most famous son, William Wordsworth, declared it ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.’

Whitbarrow Village has its own bar and restaurant providing very good food and drinks.

As well as plentiful mountain biking throughout the area the C2C cycle route passes the end of the driveway and the lanes to the North of the village are quiet, undulating and ideal for road cycling.

The Lake District is renowned for lakes, mountains, walking, climbing and many other attractions. Whitbarrow Village is away from the 'honey-pot' sites but all can be easily be reached by car or bicycle. There are good walks from the Village and quiet lanes lead to country pubs where excellent food and local beer can be found.There is also a lovely outdoor pool in Greystoke,the nearest village.Check for opening times. The town of Keswick, 11 miles away, has many shops and opportunities for coffee, snacks and meals. Here also can be found the renowned Pencil Museum, Cars of the Stars, Keswick Museum and the nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle. Keswick at the head of Derwentwater has opportunities for sailing, canoeing and boat trips. Further on from Keswick lies Whinlatter Forest with the 'Go Ape' course and many challenging mountain bike trails whilst a further 4 miles away, near Bassenthwaite, lies Trotters World of Animals, ideal for children. An Alpaca farm is located in the nearby village of Stainton and the renowned Rheged Centre with shops & 3D cinema a mile or so beyond.

Penrith at 9 miles is a local market town with a population of 17,000. Three supermarkets (Morrisons, Sainsburys and Booths) can be found here. There is a local museum and a Center Parcs village 3 miles beyond has day tickets which can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre in the town.

Penrith is the gateway to the Northern Pennines and a winding road from the town climbs through the Eden Valley and its many small villages, over the Hartside Pass at 1904 feet (cafe) before descending to Alston, the highest market town in England.

Closer to Whitbarrow lies Pooley Bridge, 8 miles, which is situated at the northern end of Ullswater. Here you can take steamer trips up the lake to Glenridding which is the starting point for some easy or challenging walks including the infamous Striding Edge leading to the summit of Helvellyn at 3317 feet. The waterfalls at Aira Force are a superb site after heavy rainfall.These can also now be accessed via a new Ullswater steamer landing stage. On the outskirts of Keswick there is an excellent indoor climbing wall.

The property does not allow pets, but there are kennels very close by on a neighbouring farm, a small 5* boarding establishment.Dogs are walked four times daily on the 35 acres, or pick them

up in the morning then drop them off at bedtime,after a great walk in the fells.

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Stephanie Smith
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Stephanie Smith

I have just purchased this lovely Lakes cottage and hope to spend lots of time there with my husband as we are both retired, as well as sharing with like minded people who also love this beautiful part of the United Kingdom.I live on the edge of Morecambe Bay about 45 mins away.I have a close family who also love the Lake District fells and lakes.

Stephanie Smith purchased this house in 2016

Why Stephanie Smith chose Penrith

This holiday cottage has the added advantage of a leisure club,swimming pool,spa,restaurant ,bar etc on site.Not saying Lake District can be a bit rainy,occasionally,but.....

There is also an outdoor pool at the nearby village of Greystoke.

What makes this house unique

The house is unique as the accommodation is "upside down",giving guests a good view of the distant fells.Advantage of an indoor pool,children s play area and pool.


Penrith House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms of which one is en suite. Both bathrooms are centrally heated and have mirrors and shaving points. The en suite bathroom has a shower enclosure whilst the main bathroom has a bath with shower and glass screen over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunks
  • All the bedrooms have central heating. Each bedroom has a set of drawers and the master bedroom has a fitted wardrobe. The bunk beds are full size but perhaps best used for children. Bed linen, duvets and towels are provided but you should bring your own towels for use at the leisure center or if swimming or paddling in the many lakes within easy reach. Cot and high chair are available.Safety gate provided on request. There is also a bed settee in the lounge that can also be used.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
An excellent 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house located on a purpose built resort on the Northern Fringes of the Lake District and close to the Northern Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and the Solway Coast. The Cathedral City of Carlisle, the market towns of Keswick, Penrith, Cockermouth and Kendal are all within easy reach as are mountains, lakes, rivers and beautiful small villages in this wonderful part of Cumbria.


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Mallard Cottage in Whitbarrow holiday village,Berrier.Pool etc,overlooking Fells
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews

Great location & facilities both lodge & leisure

  • 4 of 5

A couple of points could have improved our stay.

1. No lining to curtains - in summer sun shining through at 5am

2. Noisy above when below

All in all we enjoyed our stay

Many thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home, fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean home. Had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Excellent facilities. We ll definitely be back to Mallard Cottage.

Blackout blinds would be good in main bedroom as it was very bright at sun rise however can’t really complain as we had excellent weather the whole week.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Everything really clean, all you need provided. The place is beautiful and very quiet, we didn't want to leave :).

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much Paula,so pleased you had such a good time.
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A comfortable retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This house offered a clean and welcoming place to stay after days out in the weather and hills. The resort itself is well maintained with a great pool. Other amenities were equally well presented and staff were friendly and helpful. The in house restaurant provided a convenient place to eat on the first night and the food proved pretty good, but the wait for the food was awful and I think there were lots of complaints that night.

Overall, I would recommend this as a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for taking the time to write such a great review.Sorry restaurant let you down,must have been having a bad day,hope they have got their act together now.Will mention it to them anyway.Thanks again
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Wonderful 4 night stay at Mallard Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean house and great base for exploring the northern lakes. The contemporary, open plan living room/kitchen upstairs was very light with great, uninterrupted views over the fields at the back. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking when we ate in and in addition to all the essentials even had a slow cooker.

It was lovely to have the pool and jacuzzi to stretch out some tired muscles at the end of the day and the onsite restaurant was very convenient and had good service. We enjoyed using the mini golf and the games room. The rules of the complex meant that our 15 year old son wasn't allowed to use the gym, even with us to supervise him, which was a disappointment. As this was a feature that had attracted us to the property it would be worth noting this when advertising it.

Overall, we had a great half term break and had the added bonus of some very sunny days. We would recommend Mallard Cottage as a very comfortable base for a holiday in the Lake District.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write such an informative review.So pleased you enjoyed our cottage and the stunning Lakes. Never knew there was an age restriction at the gym and hope it didn't spoil your sons enjoyment of the holiday.( will add age to details).
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An ideal haven

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in a snowstorm and were so pleased that the heating had already been turned on for us and then pleasantly surprised how well equipped Mallard Cottage was. It proved an ideal haven for our short but strenuous visit to the Lakes.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kit.Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.Very pleased you enjoyed our little cottage.Perfect for your canoe building down the road.Must have been fun taking them all the way home on the roof of your car.Hope to see you all again in the future(,when you have more canoes to build)
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle airports approx
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
M6 Junction 40
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended

Situated in the foothills of Blencathra Fell, close to Greystoke. Whitbarrow Village provides a friendly family ambience, combined with quality accommodation. The outstanding leisure centre features a friendly bar and a la carte restaurant, where on the ground floor you will find a heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, , fully equipped gym{min age 16},childrens indoor play corner and table tennis. Within the village you will also find an 18 hole crazy golf course, 9 hole putting green, giant outdoor draughts/chess board, children’s adventure play area, mini football area and laundry room.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund