Sampson’s Cave

Penrith, Cumbria
Self-catering


A large, light-filled house with plenty of space for all, two sitting rooms, an open fire and a big garden

Bed

10 beds

Bedroom

7 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

The
Experience

A delicious, tranquil setting down a gravelled track and completely private; the only sound is the splash of trout in the Eden river (rushing through the bottom of the garden) and the wind off the fells. Two 1850 railway workers’ cottages in sandstone have been combined to create a large, light-filled house with a jolly stylish interior – perfect for large families or groups. The owner has a canny eye for lovely things hence the glorious mix of textures, fabrics and styles. There’s oodles to do as well, with toys, books and games (find a badminton set and bows and arrows in the big brolly stand) and a heavenly garden to spill into for picnics. Cooks will be happy in the very swish open plan kitchen with its Aga-style cooker and plenty of pots and pans, others can idle on huge squashy sofas in front of an open fire – there’s a great record collection too. A separate snug study with a big TV is handy for the kids. Bedrooms are all individual, very pretty and inviting with feather duvets and pillows, crisp white cotton, soft Brora throws, faded linen and thick towels. Fish, walk, visit the Lakes, enjoy absolute freedom.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Sampson’s is the perfect retreat for family and friends any time of year – Spring Sunshine: Summer Holidays......Open fires and luxurious accommodation. We look forward to meeting you.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurant, 2 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £128
Weekly price
from £895
Damage deposit
£200
1 House for 10
From £12810 beds7 bedrooms

Reviews

A great week in a peaceful and homely setting: the house is beautifully warm and cosy - with the softest down quilts and pillows ever - and nicely decorated/furnished. Amazing wildlife! You can't miss the bats, swallows and house martins - and red squirrels too if you're lucky.

Rachel, Edinburgh

had a wonderful stay at sampsons with our siblings and children.plenty of room for the 11 of us. loved cooking on the range. caretaker always available if we needed help or had questions lovely comfortable beds would definitely go back if we have the chance

Ruth

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tamar Ferguson

  • Sampson's is situated on a private working Estate - there are woodland walks with the River Eden on the doorstep. A haven for lovers of nature - spot a red squirrel in the nearby trees. We have Highland Cattle and Cumbrian sheep.
  • There are 3 historic houses in the vicinity. Hutton in the Forest has events through the summer and is perfect for gardeners with woodland walks and plant fairs.
  • Dalemain is on the edge of Ullswater and is famous for the "World's Original Marmalade Festival". A great tea room with homemade cakes. Lowther Estate has opened it's castle with historic gardens and 140 acres of parkland.
  • There are farmers markets throughout the year at Pooley Bridge and Orton. The local town of Penrith is a lovely, thriving market town with lots of independent shops alongside major supermarkets. Excellent butchers, fishmongers and delis in the town.
  • There is a wealth of art in the Eden Valley - each September Cumbria Art Festival takes place across the region. Over 150 artists, designers and sculptors open their doors to the public in studios situated in some of the UK's most picturesque villages.
  • The Northern Lakes are only a hop and a skip away and are much quieter than the lakes in the south. Ullswater, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite are all only a short drive away.