OLD MILL BARN
GAMBLESBY, near PENRITH
This lovely converted sandstone barn provides spacious and comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 10 people in perfect surroundings - a great choice for you, your family and friends to enjoy that get-away-from-it-all holiday or short break. You will find peace and beauty in the undiscovered and unspoilt Eden Valley, and excitement nearby in the adventure capital of England - the Lake District is just half an hour away.
With 5 bedrooms - 2 double bedded and 3 twin-bedded - and lovely open plan, exposed-beam dining area and sitting room with log-burning stove, well equipped kitchen and 2 bath/shower rooms, it has all you could need for that long planned get-together.
Set in a beautiful Conservation Area village, at the base of the Pennine Hills and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is handy for the M6 with junction 40 only 20 minutes away. A stress-free 30 minute drive from the Lake District, and less than an hour to Carlisle, Scotland and Hadrian's Wall, and with great on- and off-road walks and cycle rides straight from the door, there is truly something for every level of activity (or inactivity!)
We have a cot, high chair and stair gates to make life easier if you are bringing a baby or toddler, and 2 pets are welcome. There is off-road parking for 4 (or 5 small) cars at the front and a high, secluded garden at the rear looking over fields.
Short breaks are available for much of the year
PS A quick word about the dreadful floods of 15/16 winter. I am pleased to say that Gamblesby, and our property, was not directly affected by the floods, though we all suffered considerable heartache for those who were. However, the county is now putting these awful events behind it, and on the whole you will find things operating pretty much as normal. Most business premises are now re-opened and operating as normal, many of the damaged bridges have been repaired or replaced with temporary structures, including the famous Pooley Bridge, and all that is needed now is for visitors to come and enjoy the area and restore the confidence and enthusiasm of those affected. If you want to go to Ambleside, the A591 is due to re-open by the middle of May after an amazing response by the Highways Agency in completely rebuilding a large section which was washed away. In the meantime there is "shuttle bus" operating from Keswick which is proving a popular tourist event in itelf. Come and see for yourself and witness the friendliness, resilience and welcome of the Cumbrian folk.
Sue and Bob look forward to welcoming you this lovely part of the world