Foxglove Cottage Holidays, Greystoke, Lake District, Cumbria
A charming 18th century oak-beamed Lake District holiday cottage that offers superior self-catering accommodation for up to four people. Pets welcome.
The cottage is situated in the non-tourist Lake District village of Greystoke, which has a castle (closed to public), racing stables, heated outdoor swimming pool, post office-cum-general store and a telephone kiosk.
This self-catering cottage, which welcomes pets, is in an ideal location with easy access to Penrith, Keswick and all Lakes and Fells. With local pubs providing excellent food, this Lake District holiday cottage is available all year for rentals, and short breaks, including weekend getaways. Perfect for restful cottage holidays but also suitable for the more active Lake District holidays of walking, cycling, swimming, sailing, golf, pony trekking or general sightseeing.
- Pets welcome
- Electric cooker
- Colour TV
- DVD Player
- All heating and hot water costs included in price
- Log fire
- Free wi-Fi Connection
- No meters
- Private garden with garden furniture
- Parking for two cars
- Two bedrooms: one with a double bed, one with two singles
- Children aged 7 years and over
- Welcome pack
Holiday rental periods normally start on a Saturday at 2pm but whenever possible arrangements are made to suit individual requirements for your holiday or weekend break.
Pets £10 per dog per week / per short break
Prices from £250 per week. Short breaks are £80 per night (for the cottage, not per person) - minimum 3 night stay.
Our Local Pub, just 3 mins walk away
Norman Cross on The Village Green
About the Area Surrounding our Holiday Cottage in The Lake District, Cumbria
Located on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, Greystoke has a village green with an ancient Market Cross dating back to the early 1600s.
The local pub, the Boot and Shoe, overlooks the green.
The village is a fascinating mix of historical and modern attractions and includes:
- 17th century stone houses and cottages with slate roofs and cobbled forecourts
- an imposing Church, which dates back to the mid-1200s and has a massive tower that still houses 15th century bells
- a Sanctuary Stone - which relates to the time when fugitives from justice were granted sanctuary upon reaching the Church
- a Plague Stone - where plague victims left coins in its hollowed-out top, which was filled with vinegar to protect the healthy people, who then left food for the sick
- an Elizabethan style Castle (not open to the public) which stands in a great wooded park of 6000 acres
- three folly farmholds and a number of pele towers
- a professional horse-racing stable owned by Nicky Richards, a descendant of Sir Gordon Richards
- a heated outdoor swimming pool
Greystoke's name means "place by the River Creik" but more noticeable is the River Petteril which flows through the village, close to the Church.
Greystoke Castle, The Lake District, Cumbria
The present Elizabethan style Greystoke Castle dates from the 19th century and was designed by
Anthony Salvin. The Great Hall is furnished with a remarkable Minstrels' Gallery and a magnificent
The castle stands in a great wooded park of 3000 acres. The grounds contain three
well known folly farmholds: Bunker's Hill, Fort Putnam, and Spire House. The first two were built
to look like fortresses and the last like a church.
In the countryside nearby are a number of pele towers, notably Blencow Hall (a date on the door
reads 1590), Greenthwaite Hall, and Johnby Hall. All are reminders of the unsettled times of the
The Romans built a road that ran from Penrith through Greystoke on its way to
Greystoke's name means 'place by the River Creik', a small stream nearby. The River Petteril,
not far away, is more noticeable.
During the second world war the castle and estate were requisitioned by the army as a tank
drivers' training area and it was not until 1950 that Stafford Howard inherited the estate.
He began further period of restoration which continues today with his son, Neville.
The castle is not open to the public, but is now a venue for corporate hospitality, outdoor
management training, and is licensed for civil weddings. Greystoke Castle stands in about 6000 acres,
which is said to be the largest enclosure in England without a road or right-of-way running
A similar oak-beamed cottage is available in the Dartmoor National